The Genesee Region League saw both Byron-Bergen and Notre Dame come away with sectional titles this fall after both captured league divisional titles during the regular season in what was a competitive fall campaign.

Eight of the 10 teams in the league finished with an overall record at or above .500, while B-B’s Wayne Hill and Notre Dame’s Jarrod Clark were each named the Coach of the Year for their respective classes. Meanwhile, Byron-Bergen eighth-grader Mia Gray was named the GR Division I Player of the Year, with ND’s Autumn Mathisen earning the Division II nod.

After leading his team to a second straight sectional title, Clark was named the GR Coach of the Year, while Byron-Bergen led the way with six total all-star selections.

Here are the 2021 Genesee Region League Girls Soccer All-Stars:

Ava Gray, Byron-Bergen — Freshman, Defender, first-time all-star — Finished the season with six goals and five assists for the sectional-winning Bees. Her season highlight was scoring the game-winning goal to send the team to states, while her career highlights thus far have been winning sectionals and scoring six goals as a center-back.

Mia Gray, Byron-Bergen — Eighth-Grade, Midfielder, two-time all-star — Had a spectacular season in being named the Genesee Region League Division I Player of the Year as she finished with 27 goals and 18 assists for a total of 72 points. Her highlights for the season included winning a sectional title, going to states, assisting on the game-winning goal against Warsaw and scoring 27 goals as an eighth-grader.

Mackenzie Hagen, Byron-Bergen — Sophomore, Forward, first-time all-star — Put together a huge fall with 21 goals and four assists. Her team highlights for the season were winning a Section V title and advancing to the state semifinals. For her career she highlights scoring a hat trick in the finals, getting pulled up to varsity in eighth grade and working well up top with Emma Starowitz.

Brooke Jarkiewicz, Byron-Bergen — Senior, Goalkeeper, first-time all-star — Finished the season with 109 saves, a save percentage of 90.1 and having allowed just 12 goals all season. Her season highlights were winning the GR division title, winning the sectional title and advancing to the state semifinals. Her career highlight was scoring a goal last season. She plans to attend college and major in engineering.

Emma Starowitz, Byron-Bergen — Sophomore, Forward, first-time all-star — Third leading scorer on the Bees with 14 goals and 11 assists this season. Her season highlights were winning the Section V title, advancing to the state semifinals and overcoming the people who thought they wouldn’t make it. Her career highlights have included scoring goals, working well with Mackenzie Hagen up top, assisting on game-winning goals and getting pulled up to varsity in eighth grade.

Ava Wagoner, Byron-Bergen — Junior, Defender, first-time all-star — Finished the season with one assist, while she was a key part of defense that surrendered just 12 goals all fall. Her season highlights were winning the sectional title and advancing to the state semifinals, while her career highlights have included getting pulled up to varsity as a freshman and playing with extremely talented players and friends since then.

Samantha Bates, Holley — Sophomore, Midfielder, two-time all-star — Led the way for the Hawks this season with 18 goals and five assists. Her season highlights included beating Kendall twice, team bonding and finishing second in the division. For her career her highlights have been starting in varsity in eighth grade, making it to the sectional semifinals last year and winning a GR title last season.

Emma Brady, Holley — Sophomore, Midfielder, two-time all-star — Had a solid season for the Hawks with 11 goals to go with four assists. Her highlights for the season included team bonding, beating Kendall twice and making all her penalty kicks this season. For her career her highlights have been going to the sectional semifinals last season and winning a GR title last season.

Bella Thorn, Holley — Sophomore, Sweeper, first-time all-star — Finished the year with one goal and four assists, while she led a defense that posted eight shutouts this season. Her season highlights included team bonding and handshakes before the game, while her career highlights have included making it to the sectional semifinals last season, taking second in the division this year, scoring a goal in the last minute against Wilson and winning a GR division title last season.

Maylee Green. Notre Dame — Junior, Sweeper, two-time all-star — Had one goal and three assists this season and paced a defense that allowed just 17 goals. Her season highlights were winning a second straight sectional title, having the best record in program history at 15-3-2, finishing with 11 shutouts and being the GR Division II champions. For her career she highlights being the MVP at the Batavia Tournament, being all-tournament at Keshequa, scoring a goal off of a direct kick in the sectional final and winning another patch,

Autumn Mathisen, Notre Dame — Junior, Striker, two-time all-star — The GR Division II Player of the Year scored 18 goals to go with 11 assists. Her highlights for this season included winning a second straight title, having the best record in program history, when Maylee scored in the sectional final game and being the GR Division II champs. Her career highlights have included beating her record for goals in a season, scoring a hat trick in the sectional final game, being named an all-star again, being named a player of the week and being named the GR Division I Player of the Year.

Arabella Rogers, Notre Dame — Junior, Forward, first-time all-star — Finished the season with seven goals and six assists. Her team highlights were winning back-to-back sectional titles, repeating as GR Division II champions, making it to the crossover game for the first time in program history, having the best record in program history and winning the GR title. Her career highlights have included scoring a goal from 30 yards out, being named a team captain the last two seasons and starting for five years on varsity.

Brooke Reding, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Junior, Defender, first-time all-star — A three-year varsity starter, she helped lead a defense that allowed just 17 goals this season. Her team highlights this fall included beating Byron-Bergen, Wheatland-Chili and Kendall and finishing with a winning record. Her career highlight has been helping to turn the program into a winning one.

Caitlin Ryan, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Sophomore, Forward, first-time all-star — Led the Hornets with 12 goals this season to go with six assists, while she also had four game-winning goals. Her team highlights were finishing at 9-7-1 and beating Byron-Bergen, Kendall and Wheatland-Chili. Her career highlights have included starting on varsity since eighth grade.

Kelsey Schlagenhauf, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba — Senior, Defender, first-time all-star — A three-year varsity starter, she aided a defense that allowed just 17 goals this season. Her team highlights for the season were finishing with a winning record and beating Byron-Bergen, Wheatland-Chili and Kendall. Her career highlights included assisting on the game-winning goal against W-C last season and helping turn the program into a winning program. Plans to attend college to pursue a career in law.

Kaylie Bugajski, Attica — Junior, Sweeper, first-time all-star — Finished the season with one goal and two assists, while she helped lead a defense that finished with four shutouts. Her season highlights were the four shutouts this fall, winning on Senior Night against Alexander, winning the first sectional home game in over five years and having the program’s best record since 2014. Her career highlights have been being a captain for the second year, being an honorable mention all-star last season, being named an all-star this season, being selected as a Player of the Week and being an all-tournament selection for sectionals this season.

Skylar Savage, Attica — Junior, Striker, first-time all-star — Led the Blue Devils with 18 goals this season to go with three assists, while she finished with three hat tricks. Her season highlights were having as many wins as the previous three seasons combined, tying Wheatland-Chili and hosting an winning a sectional game. Her career highlights have included being a team captain, leading the team in scoring, being on varsity since freshman year, being named a Player of the Week and taking second in the division.

Alezya Brown, Kendall — Senior, Forward, first-time all-star — Third on the Eagles with 10 goals to go with three assists. Her career highlights included winning a state championship in 2018 and being named a Player of the Week. Plans to attend college to study law to eventually become a human rights lawyer.

T’Mia Kitchings, Kendall — Senior, Midfielder, two-time all-star — Second on the team with 11 goals to go with a pair of assists this fall. Her career highlights included winning the state title in 2018, being named a Player of the Week and being an honorable mention all-league selection. Plans to attend college and continue with athletics.

Emily Parker, Wheatland-Chili — Sophomore, Midfielder, two-time all-star — Led the Wildcats with 13 goals to go with a pair of assists this season. Her season highlight was playing in the Hall of Fame Tournament, while her career highlights have been going to states and playing with her two sisters.

Chyene Whitcomb, Wheatland-Chili — Sophomore, Forward, first-time all-star — Ended the season with four goals and three assists. Her team highlight for the fall was the Hall of Fame Tournament, while her career highlights have included being a lock down on two star players and making her PK.

Natalie Whitmore, Alexander — Senior, Midfielder, first-time all-star — Led the team with five assists to go with eight goals this season. Her season highlights were scoring against Warsaw, winning on Senior Night and beating Holley in overtime. For her career her highlights included being pulled up to varsity for sectionals in eighth grade and being on varsity since her freshman year. Plans to attend college and get a job in the health field.

Ella Lewis, Lyndonville — Senior, Forward, three-time all-star — Scored an impressive 20 goals this season and finished her career with 60 goals overall. Her team highlights for the fall were having more wins than any other year and team bonding. Her career highlights included being named a Player of the Week, playing with her sisters and scoring at least 10 goals every season. Plans to attend college and play soccer.

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