Some half-dozen players from each of the two-time titlist Brighton and Ben Lomond teams highlight the 1990 Deseret News Coaches All-State Girls Prep Soccer selections.
Brighton, which won its second 4A state title this fall in undefeated fashion, was led by 4A MVP JoAnna Barney and six first-team all-state honorees. Ben Lomond, a two-time 3A state champion with back-to-back crowns in 1989 and 1990, featured 3A MVP Nicci Candilora and five first-team all-state selections.Barney has earned top-gun honors on the potent Bengal team, making 43 goals on her 71 shots - an accuracy of better than 65 percent - and adding 19 assists. Barney scored her team's sole goal in regulation in the Brighton- Skyline 4A championship game and was among several Bengal players who scored shoot-out goals in the overtime format for the victory.
Candilora scored 26 of Ben Lomond's 92 goals for the 1990 season and in the 3A championship game against Ogden, she scored two goals and assisted on a third in the Scots' 3-1 triumph for the title.
Deseret News all-state ballots are mailed to each of the 4A and 3A girls soccer coaches, allowing for first- and second-team voting. Ballots returned by the coaches are then compiled by the Deseret News, with the all-state selections determined by the voting compilations.
Nearly 100 4A players and nearly 60 3A players received votes from coaches in the all-state balloting process. Only a partial second team in the 3A selection was possible because of limited balloting and the fewer number of 3A high schools fielding a girls soccer squad - 15 3A schools versus 28 4A schools.
Some all-state statistics of note submitted by coaches with their ballots:
4A players: Brighton's Rachel Jensen accounted for 30 assists and 23 goals, while Bengal goalie Kortnie Kirkman only allowed two goals all season. Connie Richman was credited with 26 goals and 4 assists in her junior season, Hillcrest's Angie Baker logged 42 goals; and Mountain View's Teresa Cardall tallied 19 goals and 5 assists as a junior.
3A: Judge's Toni Ouellette scored 93 goals in 10 games, while teammate Leigh Anne Voorhes had 12 goals and 37 assists. Jordan's Nikki Epperson was the 'Diggers leading scorer and had one seven-goal game, while Ben Lomond goalkeeper Tara Pullman logged 11 shutouts and allowed only eight goals in 17 games. And Woods Cross' Randi Rathman finished with 24 goals and 20 assists in 14 games, while teammate Alycia Bradshaw had six shutouts and allowed only 12 goals in 14 games this fall.