Wilson’s Elizabeth Estrada has been named a high school All-American by the United Soccer Coaches, it was announced Monday.
Estrada, a senior, is the first All-America girls selection from Berks County since Gov. Mifflin’s Emily Gingrich in 2012. Wilson’s Adam Bainbridge also made the boys team that season.
Estrada, a midfielder and a repeat All-Berks and All-State pick, finished with 14 goals and a county-high 22 assists, helping the Bulldogs win the Berks title, reach the District 3 Class 4A final and qualify for states.
She was one of four players from Pennsylvania named an All-American, joining Spring-Ford’s Olivia Curry, Mechanicsburg’s Halle Engle and Southern Columbia’s Loren Gehret. Engle was named state Player of the Year.
Estrada also was the only Berks girls player to be named to the USC All-Region II (East) team. The East region includes New York and New Jersey.
Joining Estrada as All-State selections in girls, which were previously announced, were Wilson senior Natalee Vicari and Wyomissing senior Hannah Hurleman.
Vicari, the Berks Player of the Year, had 33 goals and 15 assists for the Bulldogs. Hurleman finished with 35 goals and 14 assists for the Spartans, who won the District 3 Class 2A title and reached the state quarterfinals.
In boys, Boyertown senior Beckett Wenger was named to the All-Region and All-State team for the second straight season.
Also earning All-State recognition from Berks were Reading High senior Kevin Guzman, Exeter senior Tanner Karas, Fleetwood senior Malachi Herndon and High Point senior Andrew Cox.
The selections of Guzman, Karas and Herndon were previously announced. Guzman is the Berks Player of the Year.
Guzman finished with a county-high 26 goals and nine assists for 61 points for the Red Knights. Herndon, a senior defender, had six goals and one assist and helped the Berks champion Tigers post eight shutouts. Karas is a senior defender.
Cox helped High Point advance to the District 3 Class 1A semifinals for the first time.
Conestoga senior Sebastian Tis was the boys state Player of the Year. Joining him as All-Americans from Pennsylvania were Franklin Regional senior Anthony DiFalco, La Salle senior Sean Jennings and Central Dauphin senior Luke Johnson.
Source: Berkshire mont