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.
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.
La Salle, senior
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.
East Greenwich, senior
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.
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.
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.
Cranston West, senior
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.
North Kingstown, senior
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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