Williamston duo leads Greater Lansing all-state girls soccer players
Ella Kleiver found the back of the net plenty of times this spring while helping the Williamston girls soccer team to a historic season that ended with a state championship.
And Liz Bellinger helped set up numerous scoring chances from the midfield while helping the Hornets thrive.
The two standouts were selected to the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Dream Team and lead the players from Greater Lansing honored on all-state teams.
Bellinger and Kleiver were among seven players from the state champion Hornets selected all-state.
Division 2 semifinalists Haslett, Mason, DeWitt, Laingsburg, Portland, Lansing Christian and Laingsburg also had multiple all-state selections.
Williamston had four first team all-state selections in Division 3 with Bellinger and Kleiver being joined by junior goalie Abby Pieper and senior forward Kaley Douglass. Defender Rochelle Maxson earned second team honors, while midfielders Sophie Casey and Emma Gorsline were third team all-state selections to round out the Williamston players honored.
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Haslett, which won the CAAC Gold Cup and its first regional title in program history this spring, had seven players honored in Division 2. Forward Kaema Amachree headlined the selections for the Vikings and was a first team all-state pick, while goalie Ally Maloney and midfielders Audrey Archambault and Sophie Novak were part of the second team.
Third team honors went to forward Maddie Fant, while midfielder Carly Doran and forward Ireland Jacob were honorable mention selections for the Vikings.
Mason and DeWitt each had three players recognized in Division 2. Senior midfielder Isa Martinez was named second team all-state, while midfielder Grace Halstead and forward Katie Longpre were honorable mention selections for Mason, which won its first district title since 2015 this spring.
Midfielder Darcy Satkowak was a third team selection and midfielders Mara Lynch and Kate Wescott were named honorable mention all-state for DeWitt.
Portland had a pair of players honored in Division 3 with defender Madison Luxmore earning third team honors and forward Ashley Bower being an honorable mention pick.
Senior forward Mia Judd led the selections for Lansing Christian and was named first team all-state in Division 4. Defender Audra Usiak was named to the second team, Evelyn Lewis earned third team honors and goalie Grace Sullivan was selected honorable mention all-state for Lansing Christian.
Laingsburg also had four all-state players in Division 4 with forward Lorna Strieff named to the second team and forward Desire Knoblauch, goalie Joy Antcliff and midfielder Addison Elkins earning honorable mention honors.
Holt, Lansing Catholic, Ovid-Elsie, Bath and Ithaca were the other programs to have players named all-state.
Holt senior midfielder Grace Sampson was named third team all-state in Division 1. Other selections in Division 3 included Lansing Catholic forward Bela Fernandez and Ovid-Elsie midfielder Evalyn Cole being selected honorable mention all-state.
Bath forward Megan Cook was named second team all-state in Division 4, while Ithaca midfielder Emily Ahearn was selected to the third team.
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