Here's the Fall 2021 Providence Journal All-State Girls Soccer Team

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Pilgrim goalkeeper Janelle Mixner prepares for a shot by North Kingstown’s Haleigh Ward during a game last fall.
Pilgrim goalkeeper Janelle Mixner prepares for a shot by North Kingstown’s Haleigh Ward during a game last fall.

Here is the 2021 Providence Journal All-State Girls Soccer First and Second teams. The 12 players selected to the first team will be nominees for Player of the Year at this spring's Rhode Island High School Sports Awards. Three finalists will be named at the live show, followed by the announcement of Player of the Year.

Nominees will be honored at the live show and all the nominees can receive a free ticket to the show. Check back later in the year for information on how to RSVP to the show.

The All-State Rhode Island High School Sports Awards, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.

FIRST TEAM

Janelle Mixner
Janelle Mixner

Janelle Mixner

Pilgrim, senior

Goalkeeper

The last line of defense for the Patriots helped power her team to the best overall record in Division I and a semifinal appearance in the postseason. Mixner has signed to continue her career at Sacred Heart in the fall.

Eliza Hellendrung
Eliza Hellendrung

Eliza Hellendrung

La Salle, senior

Defender

Now a two-time All-State selection, Hellendrung played a more defensive role for a Rams team that experienced more on-field adversity than usual in 2021. La Salle still had enough to reach its eighth Division I final since 2013.

Ava Lanfredi
Ava Lanfredi

Ava Lanfredi

East Greenwich, senior

Defender

The Avengers won a Division II title last season and were competitive throughout the 2021 campaign while moving up to Division I-South. That was largely thanks to the on-field and cultural contributions made by veterans like Lanfredi.

Maddie Keegan
Maddie Keegan

Maddie Keegan

Burrillville, sophomore

Defender

Keegan slid from an attacking role to central defense when the Broncos suffered a key injury late in the season. She still managed to score the winning goal on a free kick in the Division III final and will be a player to be reckoned with going forward.

Sarah Lynch
Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch

Pilgrim, senior

Midfielder

The two-time first-team selection added All-American honors to her impressive resumé this fall. Lynch is the complete midfield player — able to carry the ball forward, capable of producing a finish in front of the goal and willing to track back into the defensive third of the pitch.

Madison Alves
Madison Alves

Madison Alves

Cranston West, senior

Midfielder

The Falcons found themselves in the thick of the Division I-North race thanks to players like Alves, a driving force from the midfield. This multi-sport standout was named to the All-New England team thanks to her general skill and competitiveness.

Bridgette Toland
Bridgette Toland

Bridgette Toland

North Kingstown, senior

Midfielder

Nobody’s favorite when the postseason started, the Skippers battled their way through the Division I draw to capture their first championship since 1995. They were strong down the middle thanks to players like Toland, who moves up from the second team in 2020.

Alanna Coffie
Alanna Coffie

Alanna Coffie

Pilgrim, senior

Midfielder

The very definition of an attacking midfielder, Coffie finds herself on the first team for the second consecutive season. The Patriots carried a Division I-South title and the top overall seed into November’s playoffs thanks in part to her efforts.

Ryann Denecour
Ryann Denecour

Ryann Denecour

Chariho, freshman

Midfielder

How did the Chargers capture their first girls soccer title since 2000? This newcomer had a lot to do with it. Denecour set a program record for goals in a season as an attacking midfielder and changed into a goalkeeper’s jersey to help win a penalty-kick shootout against Prout in the Division II final.

Emma Kucal
Emma Kucal

Emma Kucal

Cumberland, freshman

Forward

A player making her high school debut could hardly have set the bar higher. Kucal was a threat from the day she put on a uniform with the Clippers and earned All-New England honors thanks to her superb individual performance up front.

Riley Trudeau
Riley Trudeau

Riley Trudeau

Cumberland, senior

Forward

Now a two-time selection to the first team, Trudeau netted goals in bunches for the Division I-North champions. She’s committed to continuing her career at the University of Dubuque (Iowa) and will find herself threatening to break into the lineup so long as she takes that scoring touch west.

Michaela White
Michaela White

Michaela White

Classical, senior

Forward

The Purple struggled to crack the top half of the Division II standings, but that was no reflection on White. If Classical was scoring a goal, there was a good chance the two-time selection to the first team was doing the honors for her side.

All-States RI
All-States RI

Second team

Anna Shamgochian, Providence Country Day

Karol Matamoros, Cranston West

Sophia Richardson, Barrington

Kerenza Leahey, La Salle

Sarah Yee, Barrington

Julia Robbins, Cranston West

Ella Wholey, South Kingstown

Bella Cambio, North Kingstown

Ava Normandin, Cumberland

Gracie Kauffman, East Greenwich

Olivia Dutra, Toll Gate

Janiya Ocampo, Moses Brown

This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Here's the Fall 2021 Providence Journal All-State Girls Soccer Team RI

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