By Mac McLeod,
Livingston Academy senior Kaitlin Huntley has earned a spot on the 11-girl Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association’s All-State Soccer Team in the AA division.
Huntley was a key ingredient on the LA team that posted a fine 15-3-2 overall record, won the district and regional tournaments, and went to the state finals in Murfreesboro, taking home fourth place, the highest place ever for a Livingston Academy girls soccer squad.
“Kaitlin has started four years here at LA and has been an outstanding player every year,” stated head soccer coach David Sadler II. “I know she will earn several honors, and being the District Most Valuable Player last year is one of them.
“She is a soft-spoken young lady who knows how to get the job done,” Sadler added, “and she is deserving of this high honor. Certainly will miss her next year, but wish her the very best in whatever she does.”
“I’m extremely honored to be placed on this team,” Huntley said. “Soccer, for me, is a pure pleasure, and to be named on a state-wide All-Star team is really something. Of course, none of this would have happened without my teammates. We did what we did as a team, and I can’t thank my teammates enough.”
Other members on the 11-girl squad include goal keepers Avery Pogue from Central Magnet and Darci Zeh from East Hamilton, defensive players Sam Crews from South Gibson, Olivia Norris from Greenville, and Khylia Lamb from East Hamilton, mid-fielders Ashleigh Clark from Central Magnet and Abby Wolfenbarger from Seymore, and forwards Lindsey Cook of Greenville, Carolina Pittman of Biggs, and Natalie Dunn from Hume-Fogg.