Lucas on all-state first team
A pair of local high-scoring girl soccer players were first-team selections on The Oregonian all-state soccer teams announced this week.
Eagle Point junior forward Stephanie Lucas was a first-team choice on the Class 4A team, while North Valley senior Ashley Enoch was picked to the Class 3A/2A/1A first team.
Lucas tallied an impressive 31 goals this season and was chosen the Southern Oregon Conference most valuable player despite Eagle Point's 6-8 record.
Enoch provided a big boost that led North Valley to the District 6 championship with a 14-0 record.
Geovanny Turnbull of Grants Pass, the SOC boys most valuable player, was a Class 4A first-team choice.
Hidden Valley senior forward Jesse Johnson was a first-team selection on the Mustangs' Class 3A/2A/1A state semifinalist team that lost to Woodburn 2-1.
In Class 4A girls, North Medford junior forward Tennille Bennett was a second-team pick.
Two-time SOC boys all-star Chris Endrikat made the Class 4A third team, while Matt Lamont of Grants Pass was a Class 4A honorable mention pick.
In Class 3A, Hidden Valley midfielder Ben Jaramillo was a boys second-teamer, while Hidden Valley's Trish House received girls honorable mention recognition.
Class 4A boys state champion South Eugene took top individual honors, with Nate Jaqua selected player of the year and South Eugene coaches Steve Studley and Connie Jaqua receiving co-coach-of-the-year laurels.
The Class 4A girls player of the year was Duncan Nyangoro of Tualatin, and coach of the year was Laura Schott of state-champion Jesuit.
In Class 3A/2A/1A, Ryan Cochrane and Chris Thurley of LaSalle were boys player and coach of the year, respectively, while Erin Goodling of Catlin Gabel was girls player of the year and Jose DaSilva of Marist was coach of the year.