Kynett, von Schottenstein share region soccer award
November 18, 2014
The Douglas High School girls soccer team's offense this season started — and often finished — with forwards McKenna Kynett and Alexis von Schottenstein.
They led the Tigers in scoring during a 24-1 season that ended Friday night with a 5-1 loss to Arbor View at the NIAA Division I State Tournament in Henderson and this week they shared the distinction of Offensive co-Players of the Year when the all-Sierra League team was announced.
Douglas had seven first-team and four honorable mention selections on the all-league list. In Addition to Kynett and von Schottenstein, Alissa Holley and Silvia Fernstrom received first-team honors as midfielders, Hannah Coverley and Caitlin Jones as defenders and Corryne Millett as goalkeeper.
"I'm proud of the kids," Douglas coach Werner Christen said. "This is recognition from all the other coaches in the league. I thought we had some kids who could have received higher recognition, but to have seven on the first-team and four honorable mention is pretty good."
This marked the third straight year Kynett and Coverley have received first-team all-league recognition. The Tigers featured a formidable 1-2 punch at the top of its offense that was difficult for any Northern Nevada team to match up with. Galena coach Annie DiLoreto said as much after her Grizzlies lost 1-0 to Douglas in the region tournament championship contest on Nov. 8 in Reno.
"We needed to slow down No. 4 (von Schottenstein) and No. 1 (Kynett); they're a lethal combination up top," the Galena coach said of her team's game plan.
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On the defensive end, Millett and the Tigers posted 15 shutouts this season — one shy of the school record. Douglas outscored its opposition 111-16 overall this season.
The team's four honorable mention selections were midfielders Emily Lawrence and Samantha Crawford, along with defenders Carly Johnson and Megan Sheets.
Note: After beating Douglas in the semifinals, Arbor View beat Coronado in the state finals on Saturday, 6-0.