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Birkey and Arvin named as co-MVP's of record girls soccer team

Friday, December 9, 2005

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Abby Birkey was an All-WIC performer this year and tied for the team-high in steals at 74.

The Northview girls soccer team celebrated a program-high eight win season, tied with the 2002 and 2004 teams, with their postseason award ceremony.

Three players were honored by being named to the All-Western Indiana Conference Team.

Abby Birkey tied with teammate Heather Foxx with 74 steals for the season that broke the previous record of 64 recorded by Kellyn Andrews in 2002. Birkey also tied Ashley Woodcox and Tylee Graverson with six assists this season and was co-team MVP with goalkeeper Christina Arvin.

Arvin, also an All-WIC member, was rock solid in goal for the Knights. She posted a record 224 saves for the season and played a team-high 1,413 minutes for the Knights.

The third member of the Northview contingent of All-WIC members is Ahnya Alstott, who was a co-captain with Kelsey Haring, and broke the Knights' career assist record of 14 with her 16.

The Northview offense was prolific this season, scoring a record 47 goals which shattered the 2004 mark of 36. Part of that record setting offense was the MVP duo of Ashley and Jennifer Woodcox. Jennifer had the most season goals with 14 and the most season points with 28.

The Defensive MVP award went to Sage Graverson and Kelsey Modesitt was the Most Improved Player for the Knights this year. Gatorade Awards went to Birkey, Cayla Yockey and Tiffany Young.

Haring was acknowledged for a career that included seven goals, 11th place in team history, six assists (7th all-time) and 20 points (12th place). Her 104 shots taken was sixth and her 86 steals were eighth on the Knights career list. Rachel Roeschlein played just one season for Northview but recorded three goals, an assist and had seven points.

Northview broke several team marks this year that included a record 41 assists that broke the 2004 mark of 34. They all had 135 points that broke the 2004 mark of 106. Northview took 424 shots this season to shatter the 2002 record of 366 and had 546 steals to best the 2004 team that had 428. The team also had 321 saves, 108 fouls and recorded 56 corner kicks.

Things are looking very bright for a team that is poised for a breakout season. The squad graduates just two seniors in Roeschlein and Haring.

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