Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Weekly 2012 All-City Girls Soccer Team

// Senior keepers highlight top performers


GK – Danielle Rhea – SR – Wilson
GK – Kiley Adams – SR – Bellarmine Prep
GK – Pawarisa Onmun – SR – Foss
DEF – Bailey Edwards – SR – Stadium
DEF – Tyffani Chin – JR – Foss
DEF – Aly Hirz – JR – Bellarmine Prep
DEF – Georgianna Waldron – SO – Mount Tahoma
MID – Allison Sedlacek – SR – Stadium
MID – Kailey Norling – SR – Wilson
MID – Julia Rogers – SR – Bellarmine Prep
MID – Darby Huber – JR – Life Christian
FWD – Danielle Nurmi – SR – Bellarmine Prep
FWD – Brittainy Canonica – SR – Wilson
FWD – Alexa Blackman – SR – Wilson
FWD – Becca McDonald – SR – Tacoma Baptist

The tough losses for local girls soccer teams in the district playoffs this season didn’t discredit the solid work that they did on the field this season, as the level of talent on the pitch was again impressive. We highlight some of the top players within Tacoma city limits with our 2012 All-City Girls Soccer team.
It was a solid season in the last line of defense for several local goalkeepers, as Wilson senior Danielle Rhea led the group by posting eight shutouts – including a streak of four straight early in the season – while only allowing four goals during league play. Bellarmine Prep senior keeper Kiley Adams was nearly as impressive, posting seven shutouts and allowing just nine goals in 12 league matches for the Lions. Completing the list of keepers is Foss senior Pawarisa Onmun, who helped the Falcons to their first-ever playoff appearance by leading the surprising Falcons’ defense to five shutouts.
The defense is headlined by Stadium senior Bailey Edwards, who was adept at not only thwarting opposing attacks but moving up field to become a scoring threat herself. In the same mold was Foss junior defender Tyfanni Chin, a solid ball handler that was fearless against opposing forwards and also finished with four goals and six assists. Bellarmine Prep junior Aly Hirz headlined an overall solid back line for the Lions, as the first-year varsity player was key to the Lions making another district playoff appearance. Mount Tahoma sophomore Giorgianna Waldron helped the Thunderbirds become much more competitive in their move to the Narrows 3A this season, as the multi-dimensional player helped significantly reduce the number of goals against her squad this season.
The midfielders are led by Wilson senior Kailey Norling, who not only scored nine goals this season but showed excellent placement on her corner kicks and free kicks. Bellarmine Prep senior Julia Rogers also earns a nod after also showing great offensive ability, scoring six goals and adding three assists for the Lions. Stadium senior Allison Sedlacek was a dependable player for the Tigers this year, helping in both the offensive attack and dropping back to help the defense at times. Rounding out the midfielders is Life Christian junior Darby Huber, who provided a bright spot for the Eagles by becoming an offensive threat, including a two-goal game early in the season.
The group at forward is led by Wilson senior Brittainy Canonica, whose on-the-ball skills were some of the best in the city and led to seven goals, while teammate Alexa Blackman was also a presence up front and chipped in with eight goals. Bellarmine Prep senior Danielle Nurmi led the Lions’ attack with nine goals while adding three assists, as she became the go-to player in the offensive half. And Tacoma Baptist senior Becca McDonald rounds out the group as – despite playing on the boys’ team because the Crusaders don’t have a girls team – she used her quickness to score 20 goals up front.