New Hartford standout leads girls soccer honors for Mohawk Valley-area players
United Soccer Coaches has announced its 2022 high school All-America teams and the team includes one of the top players in Section III.
New Hartford senior forward Anna Rayhill is one of 62 girls to earn All-American honors.
Rayhill has been a key part of a New Hartford program that accumulated a streak of 59 consecutive games without a loss dating back to 2019. The team (21-1-1) finished as runners-up in the state Class A tournament this fall.
Rayhill’s 28 goals were among the leaders in Section III four classes. She was also named to the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) first team all-state in Class A for the 2022 season.
Rayhill ended her four-year varsity career with 77 goals and 37 assists, according to coach Frank DuRoss Jr.
She helped lead the Spartans to a Class A state championship in 2021 and a trip to the state finals this past fall.
Rayhill is also among than 80 of the nation’s top fall high school senior players to be selected for the annual High School All-American soccer games, which will be played on Saturday in Panama City, Fla. Rayhill has not yet announced her plans for after high school.
The NYSCOGGS girls all-state teams include a few others from teams in the Utica-Rome area:
Willa Pratt, New Hartford, senior, midfield
Biddie Clive, New Hartford, senior, defense
Krista Panko, Central Valley Academy, senior, midfield
Laiken Kiser, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, senior, midfield
Kaitlyn Corr, Sauquoit Valley, senior, midfield
Olivia Kalil, Sauquoit Valley, junior, attack
Caroline Entwistle, Mount Markham, senior, attack
Julia Dening, Remsen, senior, attack
Logan Cookinham, Poland, senior, midfield
Lily Martin, Poland, sophomore, attack
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