Listed alphabetically, here are the three finalists for the 2018 Burger King Girls Soccer Athlete of the Year. All three are invited to the second All-World Awards on June 23, where the winner will be announced.

Ashton Gordon

D • Booker T. Washington • sophomore

Rock-solid center back anchored a Hornets defense that allowed just four goals over the final 15 games of the season, all victories, as BTW went 16-2 and won the Class 5A state championship, the school’s first in history. She helped Booker T. outscore opponents 50-0 in eight District 5A-4 triumphs. She also contributed offensively with 12 goals and eight assists. Committed to Arkansas.

Gracie Hair

D • Broken Arrow • senior

Bounced back from a fractured tibia and fibula to lead the Tigers to an undefeated 17-0 season and the Class 6A state championship, their first since 1998. As center back, she led stifling a defense that posted 15 shutouts and allowed just three goals all season — none in the final six games. She also chipped in offensively with five goals and eight assists. Signed to play at Central Arkansas next year.

Aubrey Lechlider

F • Verdigris • senior

Scored 34 goals, many in clutch situations — including both scores in 2-0 win over Skiatook in the Class 4A state championship game — to go along with 10 assists. Also had a goal and an assist in 2-1 victory over defending state champion Clinton in the semifinal and two goals in a 3-1 quarterfinal triumph over Oologah. Was highly motivated to win Cardinals’ first state title since 2014. “My seniors didn’t have a ring, and last year’s seniors had a ring, so that’s really what we were striving for,” she said. Will play at Tulsa next year.

First team

Sara Arundell, MF, Sapulpa, sophomore

Caroline Faulkner, GK, Edison, sophomore

Ashton Gordon, D, Booker T. Washington, sophomore

Gracie Hair, D, Broken Arrowm senior

Taryn Kedzior, MF, Claremore, senior

Aubrey Lechlider, F, Verdigris, senior

Peyton Pearson, GK, Broken Arrow, sophomore

Katie Smith, D, Cascia Hall, junior

Madison Tokarchik, MF, Bishop Kelley, sophomore

Hanna Thompson, F, Skiatook, junior

Addi Wagner, F, Cascia Hall, junior


Kassie Embrey, Booker T. Washington

First-year head coach led the Hornets to the Class 5A state championship, the school’s first title. She helped Booker T. go 16-2, winning its last 15 games by a combined margin of 64-4, along the way defeating two-time state finalist Claremore for the District 5A-4 title and then eliminating defending state champion Bishop Kelley in the state quarterfinals.

Second team

Kenzie Applegate, F, Coweta, junior

Jenna Brown, F, Claremore, junior

Bianca Coleman, D, Verdigris, senior

Kaylee Collins, MF, Owasso, senior

Ramsey Davis, F, Bishop Kelley, sophomore

Lauren Ketchum, GK, Booker T Washington, senior

Kennedy Langebartels, F, Summit Christian, sophomore

Payton Lieb, F, Union, senior

Preslie Pearson, MF, Broken Arrow, sophomore

Kimarie Peterson, D, Fort Gibson, senior

Hannah Shaw, MF, Bixby, sophomore

Honorable mention

Bartlesville: Tasha Nash

Bishop Kelley: Madeleine Barone, Jayden Chapman, Maddie Garrison, Alice Herron

Bixby: Jaylehn Maples

Booker T. Washington: Carrington Bridges, Lauren Cousins, Mackenzie Moore, Grace Pettet, Alex Wals

Broken Arrow: Hannah Chance, Karsen Killion, Olivea Wagne

Cascia Hall: Kate Dreyer

Claremore: Kayla Williams

Glenpool: Caprice King

Holland Hall: Addie Wallace

Jenks: Taylor Pugh

Metro Christian: Elizabeth Campbell

Muskogee: Hailey Miller

NOAH: Martha Helsee

Owasso: Kassidy Collins

Porter: Jasmine Scott

Pryor: Seyton Thomas

Sapulpa: Kalyn Anderson, Stormie Ramsey

Skiatook: Kylie Wilkerson

Union: Morgan Hurd, Sarah McNutt

Verdigris: Lauren Bulcroft, Abigail Teal

Previous winners

Player of the Year

2017: Taylor Malham, Union

2016: Jenna Brown, Claremore

2015: Brooklynn Barnett, Glenpool

2014: Jordan Langebartels, Summit Chr.

2013: Liz Keester, Jenks

2012: Kaela Little, Bishop Kelley

2011: Liz Keester, Jenks

2010: Amy Petrikin, Bishop Kelley

2009: Emily Hahn, Verdigris

2008: Katie Bykowski, Bishop Kelley

2007: Katie Bykowski, Bishop Kelley

2006: Shannon McCabe, Jenks

2005: Rebecca Allen, Jenks

Coach of the Year

2017: Troy Tokarchik, Bishop Kelley

2016: Brian Elliott, Union

2015: Brian Elliott, Union

2014: Stacy Risenhoover, Verdigris

2013: Troy Tokarchik, Bishop Kelley

2012: Troy Tokarchik, Bishop Kelley

2011: Stacy Risenhoover, Verdigris

2010: Troy Tokarchik, Bishop Kelley

2009: Stacy Risenhoover, Verdigris

2008: Richard Verge, Union

2007: Jose Fernandez, Union

2006: Mark Shannon, Cascia Hall

2005: Troy Tokarchik, Bishop Kelley

Second annual All-World Awards

The winner for girls soccer player of the year, plus all other high school sports winners, will be announced during the second annual All-World Awards, presented by keynote sponsor Braum’s, from 5-8 p.m. June 23 at the Marriott Southern Hills. Denver Broncos cornerback and Bixby High School graduate Chris Harris Jr. will be the keynote speaker. For information or to order tickets, go to allworldawards.com.