KHS Team of the Year ? LadyKat Soccer

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It was hands down decision, the Kennedale LadyKats went 27-2, 8-0 this year, outscoring opponents 160-14, rolling through district play and the playoffs undefeated for the second year in a row and capturing the first two state titles for the Texas 4A girls soccer conference, formed just last year. {{more:[Full Story]}}
the numbers are amazing …
No matter how you look at it, the numbers are amazing. Kennedale has won two state titles; lost to only one 4A opponent in 2 years while tying another; compiled a three year record of 71-10-3 while capturing three straight district titles (their first was in the old combined 4A-5A division); and, according to MaxPreps, ended this year with a national rank of 188 out of all high school soccer teams across the country.
The honors rolled in after the Kennedale LadyKats won their second consecutive state soccer title including all-state, all-academic, state all-tournament, all-region, DFW Super team, all-district and coaching honors.
returning 12 All-District players …
The team will lose 6 seniors but will be returning 12 All-District players including 9 who were either 1st Team All-District or a superlative winner. Two returnees earned spots on the State 4A All-tournament Team while another was an All-Region player. The future remains bright for the LadyKats from Kennedale.
Honors by class ?
LadyKat Seniors (l-r) Abby Olmos,

Mikayla Harris, Allie Thornton, Kylie Deel, Lauren Otts and Claire Hamilton

  • Kylie Deel (Sr) ? TGCA All-State 4A Academic Team, TASCO 1st Team All-State Defender, All-Star Game, 1st Team All-District 8-4A (Angleo State University)
  • Claire Hamilton (Sr) ? TGCA All-State 4A Academic Team, All-District Defensive MVP (East Texas Baptist University)
  • Mikayla Harris (Sr) ? 2nd Team All-District 8-4A
  • Lauren Otts (Sr) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A (UT Permian Basin)
  • Abby Olmos (Sr) ? State Tournament MVP, TASCO ALL-Tournament Team, 2nd Team All-State Mid-Fielder, All-Star Game, DFWvarsity Super Team, Sports Day All Area 2nd team, District 8-4A Offensive MVP – 27 goals, 22 assists for 4A state champion; scored 3 goals in state final. (Midwestern State University)
  • Allie Thornton (Sr) – Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Player of the Year for 4A-5A-6A; TGCA All-Academic Team; Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASCO) 4A State All-Tournament; TASCO All-Star Game; Dallas Sports News All Region Team; DFWvarsity Super Team; and, MVP All-District for District 8-4A.(Southern Methodist University)
Juniors: (hover over highlighted name to see photo)
  • {{t2:Sara Calzada: }} (Jr) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Taylor Fox: }} (Jr) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Baylee Gow: }} (Jr) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Emily Hamilton:}} (Jr) ? 2nd Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Cara Hunt: }} (Jr) ? TASCO 1st Team All-Region Mid-Fielder, Mid-Fielder MVP District 8-4A All-District
  • {{t2:Alondra Olmos: }} (Jr) ? 4A State All-Tournament Team, DFWvarsity Super Team, 1st Team All-District 8-4A

Sophomores: (hoover over highlighted name to see photo)

  • {{t2:Bailey Crowley: }} (So) ? 2nd Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Marisa Echtle:}} (So) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Daphne Hunt: }} (So) ? 1st Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Megan Jakubisin: }}
    (So) ? 2nd Team All-District 8-4A
  • {{t2:Tori McLean: }} (So) ? Honorable Mention All-District 8-4A


  • {{t2:Eryka McIntyre: }} (Fr) ? 4A State All-Tournament Team, DFWvarsity Super Team Honorable Mention, Offensive Newcomer District 8-4A All-District

Coaching honors …

Head Coach Michael Strange & Assistant Coach Allyson Stallcup
  • Michael Strange ? Coach of the Year District 8-4A, TASCO 4A Coach of the Year, All Star Game Coach (2nd year)
  • Allyson Stallcup ? TASCO 4A Assistant Coach of the Year

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