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Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Local girls soccer players were as exciting to follow this fall as any sport in the area. Leading the way was Owego’s high-scoring Erin McDonald, the 2023 All-Tioga County Girls Soccer “Player of the Year.”

The senior, selected the county’s top player for a third consecutive year, scored a program record 34 goals this season. She also finished her high school career with a program record 93 goals despite missing several games in 2022 due to injury. McDonald, a team captain, recorded hat tricks in seven games.

The “Newcomer of the Year” is being shared by Spencer-Van Etten/Candor forward Allie Lyon and Owego forward Ashlyn Dalton is this year’s “Newcomer of the Year.”

Lyon, an 8th-grader, scored 16 goals and dished out five assists as the Eagles overcame an 0-6 start to win four of their final nine games. She was named an IAC South Small School first-team all-star.

Dalton, a freshman scored 21 goals and doled out 11 assists. She was selected for to the STAC Central/East All-Conference all-star team.

Owego’s Laurel Neira is the “Coach of the Year.” She guided the River Hawks to a 15-2 overall record with eight shutouts to their credit. They won the Section IV Class A and STAC Central championships, going unbeaten in division play. Owego’s losses came against Class AA Horseheads and Class A state champion Rye in the state playoffs..

POY: Erin McDonald, Owego
NOY: Allie Lyon, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor
NOY: Ashlyn Dalton, Owego
COY: Laurel Neira, Owego

First Team
Ashlyn Dalton, Owego, Freshman
Erin McDonald, Owego, Senior
Allie Lyon, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, 8th
Meredyth Stouffer, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, Freshman

Taylor Dalton, Owego, Senior
Cassie Doane, Owego, Senior
Sophia Haney, Tioga, Sophomore
Aubrey Kwiatkowski, Newark Valley, Sophomore

Adrianna Finta, Newark Valley, Junior
Alex Aubel, Owego, Senior
Cadia Fain, Owego, Junior
Paige Robinson, Waverly, Junior

Olivia Dodge, Owego, Junior

Second Team
Katie Coppage, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, Junior
Grace Howey, Tioga, 7th
Kiley Tillman, Waverly, Junior
Lea VanAllen, Waverly, Junior

Alexis Nelson, Owego, Senior
Bella Silvestri, Owego, Junior
Erica Bradley, Tioga, Junior
Makenzie Olmsted, Waverly, Freshman

Anika Smith, Newark Valley, Sophomore
Jill Lewis, Owego, Senior
Kaitlyn Vasey-Hunt, Tioga, Senior
Emily Zwierlein, Tioga, Sophomore

Hannah Magyar, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, Junior

Honorable Mention
Livia Short, Newark Valley, Junior
Shawna Conklin, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor, Sophomore
Elyse Haney, Tioga, Senior
Taliah Speer, Tioga, Junior
Claire Clonch, Waverly, Freshman

NOTE: All-stars are listed alphabetically by school, then by name.


IN PHOTO: Owego’s Erin McDonald. ... TCSR STOCK PHOTO.

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