Though a concussion cut her postseason run short, sophomore Carsyn Gildehaus has a couple more years left to help guide University to playoff victories and will return to action as the reigning Offensive MVP for the GSL 3A/4A. A player that helped lead St George’s to a runner-up finish at State a year ago, Gildehaus ran away with the scoring title with 36 points and 17 goals with First Team All-League selection Jennah Wanner (Gonzaga Prep, Jr) tallying 24 and 10, respectively.
Fittingly, the co-champions Ridgeline and Gonzaga Prep also had a senior defender each recognized as the co-Defensive MVPs. For Ridgeline it was Taylor Rasmussen and for the Bullpups it was Keagan Austin, who also tallied a pair of assists this season. Austin also went on to score in three consecutive postseason games in the district and state tournaments.
Among the keepers honored, Kenzie Shuler (Mt Spokane, So) was named to the First Team with a league-leading four shutouts, playing every minute of the campaign for the Wildcats. Among the keepers that played more than half the minutes capable (360), Second Team netminder Aliana Vakaloloma (Ridgeline) had the best GAA on the season at 0.58 (548 mins played) and was one of only two freshmen recognized this season along with Mt Spokane midfielder (Honorable Mention) Avery Davidson.
Kara Sharpe was named as the Coach of the Year for leading University to a third-place finish in the GSL at 7-0-2, finishing just behind the duo of Ridgeline and Prep (8-0-1). The Titans were seventh last year at 4-5-0.
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