Philomath High School’s girls soccer team saw three of its players earn spots on the Oregon West’s all-conference first team — junior forward Kamilla Grimmer, senior forward Elizabeth Morales and sophomore defender Natalie Dunn.
Grimmer had an exceptional season offensively for the Warriors with 24 goals. During one stretch in October, Grimmer had a hat trick in four straight games and she finished the season with five hat tricks in all.
Morales was also a key player on the offensive end whether setting up teammates, scoring goals or placing corner kicks — one of which she scored a goal on in a win over Sweet Home. Dunn anchored an effective defensive unit for the Warriors, which allowed only 10 goals all season and recorded nine shutouts.
The all-conference team is split up into field players, defenders and goalkeepers.
The second team included four more Philomath players with junior Bailey Bell and freshman Ana Candanoza making it as field players, sophomore Melea Lattin earning a spot as a defender and senior Hailie Couture getting the nod at goalkeeper.
Senior defender Izabella Nanoski earned honorable mention recognition.
In all, Philomath had eight players make the all-conference team. League champion North Marion placed nine players on the team and Newport had eight. Cascade and Sweet Home each had five and Stayton had three.
Philomath High School goalkeeper Teddy Benbow earned the Oregon West Conference Player of the Year honor and three Warriors made the all-league first team in…
North Marion earned the top individual awards with senior Saylor Swanson named Player of the Year and Ben Bonser named Coach of the Year.
The Warriors finished the season with an overall record of 12-4, exiting the 4A state playoffs in the quarterfinals with a 2-0 loss to eventual champion Marist Catholic.
GIRLS SOCCER Oregon West Conference Coach of the Year — Ben Bonser, North Marion Player of the Year — Saylor Swanson, North Marion First Team Field Players — Brisa Aguilar, So., Newport; Saylor Swanson, Sr., North Marion; Kamilla Grimmer, Jr., Philomath; Piper Thompson, Sr., Newport; Diana Burnell, So., Cascade; Caile Lader, Jr., North Marion; Vanessa Valenzuela, So., North Marion; Elizabeth Morales, Sr., Philomath. Defenders — Natalie Dunn, So., Philomath; Ashley Delgado, Sr., North Marion. Goalkeeper — Ally Coulombe, Sr., North Marion Second Team Field Players — Anahi Leon, Jr., Cascade; Bailey Bell, Jr., Philomath; Sasha Moran, So., Newport; Abbey Green, Sr., Newport; Fia Swanson, So., North Marion; Ana Candanoza, Fr., Philomath; Adrie Lader, Sr., North Marion; Paige Comerford, Fr., North Marion. Defenders — Kauri Mitchell, So., Newport; Melea Lattin, So., Philomath. Goalkeeper — Hailie Couture, Sr., Philomath. Honorable Mention Field Players — Annabelle Morris, Fr., Sweet Home; Kate Withers, Fr., Cascade; Rylee Markel, Jr., Sweet Home; Haili Nyquist, Sr., Stayton; Adrianna Frank, Sr., Stayton; Layla Newell, Jr., Newport; Audrie Frangente, Sr., Sweet Home. Defenders — Charlotte Gardner, Jr., Newport; Melanie Kirstein, Jr., North Marion; Tatiana Yakhnitsa, Jr., Cascade; Izabella Nanoski, Sr., Philomath; Zianna Duncan, Jr., Sweet Home; Vanessa Zamudio, Sr., Stayton; Kylee Gorremans, So., Cascade. Goalkeepers — Avonly Wolf, Sr., Newport; Tierney Clarno, So., Sweet Home.