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Saturday, July 26, 2008

A look back at last year's squad

The 2008 all-county girls soccer team will run in Sunday’s paper, which gave me the great idea of seeing how the 2007 all-county team did this past season. Last season all 11 members of the all-county were seniors and all of them went on to play college soccer. Here is how each of them did:

Emily Esbrook Novi/Ohio State — Esbrook played in 22 games and had two starts for the Buckeyes, who went 12-10-1 and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season. She had three assists as a midfielder and 12 shots. Esbrook was also a OSU Scholar Athlete.

Brittany Hopkins, Rochester/Missouri — Hopkins played in 11 games before a knee injury forced her to miss the remainder of the season. She started in the midfield in two of the 11 games she played in.

Jackie Carron, Rochester/Michigan — Carron was a Big Ten All-Freshman team member. She started at defender in all 18 games for Michigan (3-9-6) last season and was a Soccer Buzz All-Great Lakes Third team selection.

Allison Drutchas, Bloomfield Hills Lahser/Davidson — She started every game except one as a freshman for Davidson, which went 14-5-1 and 8-1-1 in the Southern Conference. She was second on the team with four assists and had 13 shots.

Amanda Bowery, Rochester/Michigan — Bowery led the Wolverines with five goals and 12 points and was a Big Ten All-Freshman team selection. She started all 18 games and earned the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.

Stephanie Crawford, Novi/Michigan — Crawford played in 18 games as a reserve forward. She had one goal, one assist and 21 shots for the Wolverines.

Kristin Abbott, Bloomfield Hills Lahser/Spring Arbor — Abbott played in 21 games and started 19 as a freshman for the Cougars, who reached the NCCAA national championship game where they fell 3-2 to Indiana Wesleyan. She had eight goals and five assists. She was fourth on the team with 21 points and had 60 shots, including 37 on goal.

Caroline Zambricki, Bloomfield Hills Lahser/Michigan — Played in one game as a defender for the Wolverines last season.

Jenna Hill, Lake Orion/Central Michigan — Played in 16 games for the Chippewas, who went 8-10 last season. She had one assist and four shots.

Jessica Brandt, Novi/James Madison — Redshirted last season for James Madison. Brandt earned the Commissioner’s Academic Award and was a JUM Athletic Director Scholar Athlete.

Laura VanHoey, Rochester/Ohio Wesleyan — VanHoey played in nine games, starting six and compiling a record of 3-1-2. She had 26 saves and allowed six goals for the Bishops, who went 9-5-5 last season.



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