The Daily Leader’s 2022 All-Area Girls Soccer Team
Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Anna Caroline Adams,
Speedy with the ability to run around defenders, Adams scored eight goals and was in on three assists for a Brookhaven Academy team that finished 13-5-1 for first year coach Alex Brown. A senior, she helped lead her team to a district championship and first round playoff home match. Adams also played basketball for the Cougars.
An institution between the pipes for Brookhaven Academy as a goalkeeper, Anding was once again hard to score on for opposing teams. Anding made 122 saves and gave up just 15 goals in 19 matches while earning 10 shutouts this season. Made 6.4 saves per game, scored two goals as well and is additionally a tennis standout for the Cougars.
A young player that performs like she’s an upperclassman, Burnette scored 29 goals for Loyd Star coach Jordan Lea this season. A repeat All-Area selection, she also dished out five assists for a Hornet team that won its region. Burnette is also a standout softball player for the school as a pitcher and middle infielder.
The heart of the Hornet defense as the vocal and emotional leader, Cade was a big part of Loyd Star having cohesion on the back end of the formation this season. A senior, she showed an ability to move up with the ball by also scoring six goals and finishing second on the team with 10 assists. Helped captain her team to the first playoff win in school history.
A player that can beat defenders to a spot with her speed and effort, Channell once again was the primary goal scorers for Wesson soccer. A repeat All-Area selection, Channell scored 20 goals this season for coach Amanda Upton Bergeron. Bergeron was pressed into coaching after the Cobras were left without a coach just prior to the season. Having an experienced forward like Channell made the job easier though.
Athletic and unafraid, Martin made her mark for Brookhaven Academy by scoring a team high 12 goals this season. A sophomore, Martin also tied for the team high with five assists for the Cougars. The younger sister of former BA soccer standout Makayla Martin, she also played basketball for the school.
One of the most consistent scoring threats in the area, Roberson was her reliable self this season for Brookhaven High coach Dustin Bairfield. A senior, she scored 19 goals for a BHS team that finished 12-7-1. Roberson showed a deft touch when keying the ball in on corner kicks, free kicks and penalty kicks.
Creative with the ball on her foot, Summerall was one of the best scorers in the area this season for West Lincoln. A senior, she scored 36 goals for West Lincoln head coach Dane Hodges and recently signed to continue her career at Itawamba CC. A repeat All-Area selection, she also had a hand in three assists for the Bears. Also, a versatile starter on the diamond for WL softball.
Next season will be a chance for Thibodeux to bounce back after she suffered a serious injury in a match during the latter part of the season. Thibodeux went 7-3-1 for Brookhaven High before her injury. Didn’t concede a goal in six of her wins prior to being injured. A junior, she’ll be a third-year starter in goal next season for BHS coach Dustin Bairfield.
A midfielder who helped her team control the ball this season, Williamson scored six goals for coach John Floyd. Lawrence County finished as runners-up in its region and Williamson added three assists for the Cougars as starting the offensive push was a huge part of her worth to the squad.
A longtime piece of the puzzle for Wesson in the midfield, Westrope was a crucial senior leader for the Cobras this season. Bounced back from an injury as a junior to score seven goals and lead the team in assists. Also, a standout shortstop for Wesson in softball.