Murphy defender leads area girls soccer all-state picks

Emily Schwartz and 9 other local players were honored by the state coaches’ association.

Archbishop Murphy senior defender Emily Schwartz was named a first-team Class 2A all-state selection Wednesday by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

Schwartz was a 2018 first-team Herald All-Area selection, a 2016 second-team All-State pick, and helped the Wildcats to a third-place finish in their first season in Wesco 3A. Archbishop Murphy went 13-5-2 in 2018, losing 2-1 to Fife in its state opener.

Other area players to receive all-state acclaim included Jackson midfielder Peyton Manalo (4A honorable mention), Edmonds-Woodway forward Sophia Martino-Crew (3A second team), Snohomish forward Bree Nichols (3A second team), Edmonds-Woodway defender Sophia Pellegrini (3A second team), Arlington forward Jersey Heiss (3A honorable mention), Stanwood forward Bethany VanSant (3A honorable mention), Edmonds-Woodway defender Juliet Hufford (3A honorable mention), Marysville Getchell goalkeeper Katilynn Knocke (3A honorable mention), Archbishop Murphy forward Madison Long (2A second team) and Cedarcrest midfielder Piper Parish (2A honorable mention).

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