Herald Weekly Girls’ Soccer Player of the YearAll Lake Soccer

Name: Marnie Merritt

School: Hough High

Class: Senior

Season highlights: Led Huskies to 21 shutouts in 27 games. … Limited opponents to nine goals all season, helping Hough go 25-0-2 and win the N.C. 4A championship. … Named to the all-region and all-state teams for the third straight season. … Picked as goalie on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-American team. … Signed to play at Ole Miss next fall. (Herald Weekly file photo)



Herald Weekly Girls’ Soccer Co-Coaches of the Year

Name: David Smith (Hough High) and Chad Solomonson (Community School of Davidson)


Season highlights: Both led their teams to undefeated state-championship seasons. … Smith’s Hough squad went 25-0-2 en route to winning its second N.C. 4A title in the past three years. They outscored foes 126-9 and spent most of the season ranked first or second in a national poll. … Solomonson’s Spartans were 19-0, including the N.C. 1A championship in penalty kicks. CSD outscored opponents 81-13 and won the first team title in school history.

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David Smith of Hough High (Herald Weekly file photo)

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Chad Solomonson of Community School of Davidson

(Courtesy of Community School of Davidson)