Patriots dominate all-area soccer team

The Heritage soccer teams had another impressive campaign in 2013. The boys reached the second round of the state playoffs for the first time since 2007, while the girls again were state tournament participants.

The Patriots were rewarded for their efforts as 17 players were named to the Citizen's all-area soccer team.

Girls All-Area team

-- Mady Carter, junior goalkeeper, Heritage. First-team all-Region 8-AAAAA, also named to the Olympic Development Program Region III team. Allowed 13 goals in 18 games (.072 goals against average).

-- Abbey Dunlop, junior defender, Heritage. Anchor of a Patriots team that pitched 13 shutouts. Region 8-AAAAA first-team honoree.

-- Ally Silvey, junior midfielder, Heritage. Handled the center-midfield and helped the Patriots reach the state tournament. Region 8-AAAAA first-team honoree.

-- Faith Shelton, freshman forward, Heritage. Led Patriots with 18 goals and added five assists. Region 8-AAAAA honorable mention selection.

-- Sara Boggus, freshman forward, Heritage. Another gifted freshman forward in the Patriots' system; Region 8-AAAAA honorable mention selection scored 17 goals.

-- Sarah Gaddis, senior forward, Eastside. Led Eagles with 16 goals.

-- Alex Jordan, junior forward, Alcovy. Led the Tigers with 15 goals and added eight assists and was named first-team all-Region 2-AAAAAA.

-- Morgan Edelman, senior midfielder, Alcovy. First-team all-Region 2-AAAAAA selection led Tigers in assists with 12 and chipped in with nine goals.

-- Kaley Wells, sophomore midfielder, Heritage. Scored nine goals and was named a second-team all-Region 8-AAAAA member.

-- Ray Brown, junior defender, Heritage. One of the Patriots' finest defenders, also added six goals and was named second-team all-Region 8-AAAAA.

-- Haley Elliot, sophomore defender, Heritage. One of Heritage's most versatile players, had eight goals and seven assists on her way to honorable mention honors in Region 8-AAAAA.

Second team

Tori Shelton, senior forward, Heritage; Marie Peck, senior goalkeeper, Alcovy; Sage Fuller, junior forward, Alcovy; Hannah Watkins, sophomore midfielder/forward, Salem; Carly Farrow, senior goalkeeper, Eastside; Kari Dylong, senior defender, Eastside.

Honorable mention

Maria Harding, senior forward, Heritage; Erika Martinez, sophomore defender, Heritage; Sara Jo Greer, junior defender, Heritage; Sydni Booker, senior goalkeeper, Salem; Chanci Roseberry, sophomore midfielder/forward, Salem; Kylee Byrne, senior forward/defender, Eastside; Haley Walden, sophomore midfielder, Eastside; Victoria Reich, senior defender, Eastside; Morgan Green, freshman defender, Eastside; Taylor Crews, junior defender, Alcovy; Aleea Bishop, freshman defender, Alcovy; Skye Harris, junior defender, Alcovy; Kimberly League, senior midfielder, Alcovy; Mireya Arteaga, freshman forward/midfielder, Rockdale.

Boys All-Area Team

-- Harrison Kulp, senior midfielder, Heritage. First-team all-Region 8-AAAAA, scored seven goals and added 10 assists.

-- Delvin Bickham, senior defender, Heritage. One of the Patriots' top defenders named first-team all-Region 8-AAAAA.

-- Tyler Weaver, senior defender, Heritage. First-team all-Region 8-AAAAA.

-- Austin Kulp, junior forward/midfielder, Heritage. Led Patriots with 15 goals and added seven assists; second-team Region 8-AAAAA honoree.

-- Rysan Richardson, senior forward, Alcovy. Set school record for goals in a season in 2013 with 16, was named first-team all-Region 2-AAAAAA and signed to play at Point University.

-- Andre Deas, sophomore midfielder, Heritage. Second-team Region 8-AAAAA selection had 10 goals and eight assists.

-- Tyrik Francis, sophomore midfielder/forward, Eastside. Led Eagles in goals (12) and assists (8) in earning first-team all-Region 8-AAAA honors.

-- Grant Crain, senior defender, Heritage. Along with Weaver and Bickham, anchored Patriots' defense. Region 8-AAAAA second-team selection.

-- Jeffrey Lawson, senior midfielder, Heritage. Region 8-AAAAA honorable mention pick had 12 assists and added five goals.

-- Juan Villanueva, senior midfielder, Heritage. Region 8-AAAAA second team selection.

-- Rico Pope, junior forward, Salem. Led Seminoles with 16 goals on way to Region 8-AAAAA second team honor.

-- Daniel Rodriquez, sophomore midfielder, Salem. Region 8-AAAAA second team selection had seven assists and five goals.

-- Will Boggus, senior midfielder, Heritage. Region 8-AAAAA second-team selection.

Second team

Dominic Dixon, junior forward, Rockdale; Shad-I Dawkins, freshman midfielder, Rockdale; Devon Dawkins, junior defender, Rockdale; Conner Domeleski, freshman goalkeeper, Heritage; Joe Switay, senior midfielder, Heritage; Kai Uchimura, senior goalkeeper, Salem; Cristian Colin, senior midfielder, Salem; Mason Mancuso, sophomore midfielder, Salem; Jacob Alwes, junior defender, Eastside; John Eagan, junior defender, Eastside; Shawn Trowbridge, senior goalkeeper, Alcovy; Johnny Dahan, senior defender, Alcovy; Daniel Grothus, senior midfielder, Alcovy.

Honorable mention

Erick Alvarez, senior goalkeeper, Rockdale; Tyler McEwan, junior defender, Salem.