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Meet the all-area Cook girls soccer team

Here are Suburban Life Media's 2014 girls soccer selections

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:51 p.m. CDT
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Emily Beedie
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Lidia Breen
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Katie Dougherty
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Erin Fitzgerald
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Sydney Jensen
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Catherine King
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Emily Lange
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Peggy Masterson
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Caroline Murphy
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Tania Paez
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Lia Sanchez

The girls soccer season wrapped up Saturday with a pair of state title games. With the season in the books, it's the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the top players from locals schools with the 2014 girls soccer all-area team.

Emily Beedie

School: Nazareth

Year: Junior

Impact: Beedie was an anchor at the back for the Roadrunners' defense, helping Naz to 11 shutouts this season. She was an all-conference player in the East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Lidia Breen

School: Lyons Township

Year: Junior

Impact: LT had plenty of talent in the field, but when Breen was called upon she usually came up big. The Lions gave up just 18 goals in 23 matches thanks in part to the IHSSCA all-sectional goalkeeper.

Katie Dougherty

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: Dougherty burst onto the scene in her only year of varsity soccer. The speedy forward didn't make the varsity team as a junior, but scored big goals this season and is headed to Swarthmore College after being an honorable mention all-sectional player.

Erin Fitzgerald

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: The Cornell recruit was a fierce competitor and four-year varsity standout for the Lions. The physical forward was capable of scoring goals or winning the 50-50 balls in midfield and was an all-sectional player this season.

Sydney Jensen

School: Fenwick

Year: Junior

Impact: Jensen was a key part of Fenwick's defense last year when the Friars went to state in Class 2A and upped her game to earn IHSSCA all-sectional honors this season.

Catherine King

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: Despite suffering a torn ACL during the summer, King returned for her senior season to again be the strong center back leading the Lions' defense. King was a tough defender and a threat on set pieces.

Emily Lange

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: The all-area MVP displayed athleticism and skill on the ball this season, showing why she is headed to play for Cincinnati in the fall. She did whatever the team needed, moving between forward and midfield, earning herself all-state honors for a sectional-winning LT squad.

Peggy Masterson

School: Nazareth

Year: Junior

Impact: With a young team in front of her, Masterson was a stabilizing force between the posts for the Roadrunners. The goalkeeper was one of just two returning starters for a team that still made a sectional final in Class 2A.

Caroline Murphy

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: Murphy entered this season as the top returning goal scorer on the team and helped the Friars to a winning record as a follow up to their fourth place finish in Class 2A last year. Murphy was an all-sectional forward for the Friars.

Tania Paez

School: Morton

Year: Junior

Impact: Morton had a young team this year and Paez was one of the more experienced players for the Mustangs. The junior midfielder was an all-sectional midfielder and will be part of a more experienced core next year.

Lia Sanchez

School: Riverside Brookfield

Year: Senior

Impact: Sanchez was the RB's top player in the middle. Everything ran through the central midfielder and the four-year varsity player often delivered with key passes or shots on goal from free kicks, which was one of her specialties.

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Fenwick: Momo Chapa

Lyons Township: C.C. Holbert, Grace Nasenbenny

Morton: Alyssa Garcia

Nazareth: Marri Gragnani, Kelly Renehan

Riverside Brookfield: Caroline Waas

St. Joseph: Gabby Foster

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