Oak Glen’s Reece Enochs Co-Captains All-State Team
Teammate Watts, Madonna’s Spickard also on First Team
Reece Enochs and Lindsay Carr bowed out of their high school soccer careers with plenty of accolades.
Enochs piled up a school-record 155 career goals at Oak Glen, and matched her own school mark of 48 goals in her final season. She led the Golden Bears to a fourth straight Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 4A girls championship.
Carr, meanwhile, helped Charleston Catholic repeat its run to the state Class AA-A title by again leading the team in goals and assists.
For their efforts, those two seniors serve as co-captains of the Class AA-A All-State team as selected by a panel representing the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Enochs and the Golden Bears were able to get in 21 games, going 17-3-1 before losing to Fairmont Senior 2-1 in overtime in the Region 1 final, denying them a chance to return to the state tournament.
Oak Glen’s three losses came against the two teams that met in the Class AAA finals (Wheeling Park, Parkersburg South) and the AA/A runner-up (Fairmont Senior).
Oak Glen coach Ryan Wells said even though Enochs’ stats border on the incredible (48 goals, 18 assists), she realizes that she’s not in a position to do those things without her teammates.
“Reece is the type of player, she’s just gifted at that position,” Wells said
“But, she’d be the first one on the team to give credit to everyone behind her. She understands there’s a lot of hard work going on behind her to get her the soccer ball.”
Midfielder Brooklyn Watts, another first-teamer from Oak Glen, provided the Golden Bears with 37 assists to go along with 21 goals.
“A bunch of girls got her the ball,” Wells said of Enochs, “but when it comes down to it, she still has to finish, and Reece is just a pure finisher.
“She’s a striker in its purest form in West Virginia high school soccer. She moves without the ball and can create on her own.”
Madonna defender Angelina Spickard was also chosen as a First Team all-state player after having 16 goals and six assists in 2020.
A pair of Oak Glen players also made Second Team in Kami Ward and Maddie McKay along with Weir’s Isabella Aperfine.
Carr, chosen as a midfielder, was one of three Irish players on the first team, joining forward Bella Cinco (10 goals, four assists in 11 games) and defender Audrey Miller (five goals). State runner-up Fairmont Senior was represented on the first team by forward Tricia Lemasters (29 goals, eight assists) and keeper Rebecca Cox (22 goals allowed in 20 games).
In two games at the state tournament in Beckley, Carr delivered three goals and three assists, giving her team highs of 13 goals and nine assists during a season in which the Irish (10-1) managed to play just 11 games due to COVID-19. Last season, Carr had 19 goals and a dozen assists.
“She was a great all-around player,” said Catholic coach Amy Mullen. “She never tired. Her work rate is fantastic. She just happened to be in a place with nine seniors and did a good job of keeping them motivated in such hard times. The camaraderie kept us all together and we felt like we could get through [the delays] and get to the state tournament.”
Kanawha County, where Charleston Catholic is located, was the last of West Virginia’s 55 counties to start its soccer season because of the pandemic, with the Irish girls playing their opener on Oct. 8 and getting in only six regular-season games.
“I was worried about that from the beginning,” Mullen said. “It kind of went through stages. I even remember saying, ‘Gosh, if we could get just one game under our belt so that we are prepared for the state tournament.’ As it turned out, we had enough players to do intrasquad scrimmages that turned out to be very competitive. The last week before the playoffs, we were going 11 on 11 the entire practice trying to get game ready.”
Both co-captains intend on playing in college, Enochs at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and Carr at Centre College in Kentucky.
Also on the 16-player first team were two players each from Winfield (midfielder Ava Hall, defender Rylee Hinkle) and Williamstown (keeper Sophia Folwell, midfielder Ella McMullen). Folwell had 53 saves and McMullen 16 goals and five assists.
The remainder of the first team included forward Braylyn Sparks (Philip Barbour), defender Emma Cayton (Lewis County), utility Kierstyn Maxey (East Fairmont, 25 goals, 13 assists) and utility Kady Hughes (Point Pleasant, 15 goals, eight assists).
F — Reece Enochs, Oak Glen (co-captain)
F — Tricia Lemasters, Fairmont Senior
F — Bella Cinco, Charleston Catholic
F — Braylyn Sparks, Philip Barbour
M –Ava Hall, Winfield
M — Lindsay Carr, Charleston Catholic (co-captain)
M — Brooklyn Watts, Oak Glen
M — Ella McMullen, Williamstown
D — Audrey Miller, Charleston Catholic
D — Rylee Hinkle, Winfield
D — Angelina Spickard, Madonna
D — Emma Cayton, Lewis County
GK — Rebecca Cox, Fairmont Senior
GK — Sophia Folwell, Williamstown
Utl — Kierstyn Maxey, East Fairmont
Utl — Kady Hughes, Point Pleasant
F — Adaline Cinalli, Fairmont Senior (captain)
F — Emma Berman, Williamstown
F — Katie Farley, Poca
F — Olivia Krinov, Lewis County
M — Isabella Aperfine, Weir
M — Amelia Compston, Sissonville
M — Kierstyn Doss, Winfield
M — Seneca Arbogast, Fairmont Senior
D — Kira Henderson, Point Pleasant
D — Maddie McKay, Oak Glen
D — Braylynn Travis, Philip Barbour
D — Camryn Irvin, Williamstown
GK — Maddy Harper, Herbert Hoover
GK — Devin Ord, Poca
Utl — Kami Ward, Oak Glen
Utl — Annie Cimino, Charleston Catholic
Alexis Adams, Weir; Allyson Alderman, Pocahontas County; Mya Barnes, Liberty Harrison; Jairika Baylor, Wheeling Central; Sydney Beckett, Sissonville; Anna Belan, Elkins; Mia Bennett, Shady Spring; Sienna Bircher, Pocahontas County; Kayla Black, East Fairmont; Hannah Brown, Lewis County; Madelyn Call, Point Pleasant; Natalie Chambers, Williamstown; Kaylee Chandler, Herbert Hoover; Rylee Church, East Fairmont; Tommie-Ann Cole, Nicholas County; Makayla Comas, East Fairmont; Graci Crites, Keyser; Abigail Davis, Keyser; Vivian Delgra, Charleston Catholic; Carlie Delsignore, Keyser; Karlie Denham, North Marion; Sofia DiBacco, Madonna; Courtney Dunbar, Herbert Hoover; Kadie Dunham, Grafton; Alyssa Dunn, Robert C. Byrd; MiKaila Ek, Berkeley Springs; Lena Elkins, Nitro; Gracie Emery, Elkins; Brooklyn Fazzini, Lincoln; Graylin Floyd, Philip Barbour; Adison Garavaglia, Braxton County; Sydney Greene, Fairmont Senior; Mara Griffith, Grafton; Delaney Haller, Lincoln; Emma Hedrick, Fairmont Senior; Emily Jett, Lincoln; Carly Jordan, Winfield; Shannon Karr, Charleston Catholic; Kaylee Kenney, East Fairmont; Emma Kyle, Liberty Harrison; Abby Lacy, Nitro; Elizabeth Layton, Frankfort; Ava Lee, St. Joseph; Grace Litton, Charleston Catholic; Ramsay Mansuetto, Wheeling Central; Zoey McCutcheon, Sissonville; Ella McDougal, Lewis County; Makenna Mckenny, Pocahontas County; Lilly Miller, East Fairmont; Maren Muth, St. Joseph; Rachel Noah, Frankfort; Michelle Phillips, Frankfort; Isabella Pulice, Madonna; Hanna Rahin, Charleston Catholic; Birkely Richards, Robert C. Byrd; Emma Riffe, Pocahontas County; Ember Smith, South Harrison; Jolee Stephenson, Midland Trail; Emily Stevens, Shady Spring; Macaden Taylor, Pocahontas County; Sydney Vilain, Liberty Harrison; Abby Weingart, Winfield; Ivy White, Nicholas County; Audrey Williams, Philip Barbour; Elicia Wood, Point Pleasant; Izzy Workman, Shady Spring