5 MHS kickers make first team

By Steve Sell
May 23, 2017

McPherson High girls soccer coach Chris Adrian was left scratching his head when the All-AVCTL Division III-IV selections were announced today.

The Bullpups stormed through the league with a 7-0 record and outscored their opponents 54-3.

Yet when the honors were announced, none of the MHS standouts were tabbed as the Player of the Year, as the award went to Kaitlyn Sabala of Circle.

Adrian certainly thought one of his team members would receive the honor since he has three players with 17 goals and two players have broken the MHS single-season school record for assists.

The Bullpups did have five players earn first-team honors: forwards Aislinn Hughes and Claire Hedlund, midfielder Alayna Wallace, and defenders Laiken Hein and Heidi Myers.

The Bullpups had no second-team picks, but earning honorable mention were midfielders Jessie Kynaston and Hannah Hageman, defender Maisie Edmonson and goalie Riley Hett.

And even though the Bullpups won the league in overwhelming fashion, Coach of the Year was shared by Jillian King of Wichita Collegiate and Anna Johnson of Mulvane.