Tabb’s Leah Tyson Earns Conference 19 Player of the Year; Kelle Shiflett Earns Coach of the Year

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Leah Tyson  (File Photo)
Leah Tyson (File Photo)

Tabb’s girls soccer team was rewarded for an outstanding season by receiving the two highest honors in Conference 19: Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Junior Leah Tyson, who scored a team-high 22 goals for the Tigers while adding seven assists, was named Conference 19 Player of the Year on Monday.

Tabb Coach Kelle Shiflett was also dubbed Conference 19 Coach of the Year for helping navigate the Tigers to a 12-3-1 record that includes a still-ongoing postseason run.

Four other Tabb players were named first-team All-Conference 19 selections – midfielder Madalynn Grounds, midfielder Izzy Solaroli, defender Lakaiah Robinson and defender Natalie Stratton.

Nine of Historic Triangle players were first-team selections, five coming from Jamestown and four from Grafton.

The five Jamestown first-team selections were forward Morgan Connell, midfielder Shannon Fitzgerald, midfielder Peyton Helbert, defender Maddie Clevinger and goalkeeper Juliette Sim.

Connell led the Eagles with a team-high 16 goals, while Sim allowed just six goals against Bay Rivers District opponents with 89 total saves for the year.

“We just think it speaks highly of how hard all these girls have worked all year,” Jamestown coach Michelle Dawson said. “They came together and did what they needed to do to play on Jamestown’s roster.”

Grafton forward Malia Valentine, midfielder Sophia Beaudoin, defender Jaimie Brown and defender Julia Larsen rounded out the Historic Triangle’s presence on the first-team roster.

Below are the All-Conference selections:

Player of the Year: Leah Tyson, junior, Tabb
Coach of the Year: Kelle Shiflett, Tabb

First Team
Forward: Leah Tyson, junior, Tabb
Forward: Morgan Connell, senior, Jamestown
Forward: Mikala Dean, sophomore, Smithfield
Forward: Malia Valentine, sophomore, Grafton
Forward: Savannah Cook, freshman, Smithfield
Midfield: Shannon Fitzgerald, senior, Jamestown
Midfield: Madalynn Grounds, senior, Tabb
Midfield: Izzy Solaroli, junior, Tabb
Midfield: Peyton Helbert, senior, Jamestown
Midfield: Sophia Beaudoin, junior, Grafton
Defense: Maddie Clevinger, junior, Jamestown
Defense: Lakaiah Robinson, junior, Tabb
Defense: Jaimie Brown, senior, Grafton
Defense: Natalie Stratton, sophomore, Tabb
Defense: Julia Larsen, sophomore, Grafton
Goalkeeper: Juliette Sim, junior, Jamestown

Second Team
Forward: Jacquelyn Armstrong, senior, Grafton
Forward: Haley Thompson, senior, Tabb
Forward: Erin Lee, freshman, Smithfield
Forward: Anya Keurajian, freshman, Jamestown
Forward: Emma Hudson, sophomore, Jamestown
Midfield: Taylor Bradshaw, senior, Grafton
Midfield: Brennan Rausch, sophomore, Tabb
Midfield: Dillyn Carpenter, senior, Powhatan
Midfield: Maddie Bauman, freshman, Smithfield
Midfield: Keara Cavanaugh, freshman, Jamestown
Defense: Amelia Montieth, senior, Grafton
Defense: Jasmine Bryant, freshman, Tabb
Defense: Sydney Zari, freshman, Smithfield
Defense: Kennedy Mills, freshman, Jamestown
Defense: Maura Hyland, junior, Jamestown
Goalkeeper: Taylor Carr, freshman, Tabb