Meet the 12 ESPNHS Girls' Soccer Fall All-America first-team members and the Coach of the Year:
Hayley Dowd, Peabody (Mass.), Jr.
Dowd, a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 National Team player pool, netted 41 goals and added 19 assists while leading Peabody to a 22-0-2 record and a Massachusetts Division 1 state title. The Boston College commit has 121 goals and 43 assists in three high school seasons. Dowd was the Boston Globe Division 1 Player of the Year and earned the honor of the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Nickolette Driesse, Wayne Hills (Wayne, N.J.), Jr.
Driesse was named the Newark Star-Ledger State Player of the Year after a 31-goal, 15-assist season. The North Carolina commit guided Wayne Hills to an 18-2 record and a North I, Group III semifinal appearance. Driesse has 73 goals and 42 assists through three high school seasons.
McKenzie Meehan, La Salle (Providence, R.I.), Sr.
Meehan scored a national-leading 80 goals during the fall season, helping La Salle to a 20-0-2 record and fourth straight state title. The Boston College signee had 16 hat tricks in 22 games with six four-goal games, four five-goal games and three six-goal games. She wrapped up her career with 181 career goals and 41 assists. Meehan was the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Jenna Roering, Centennial (Circle Pines, Minn.), Jr.
Roering was among the top scorers in the Elite Clubs National League last summer and that carried into the high school season this past fall. The Santa Clara commit netted 34 goals with 12 assists en route to leading Centennial to the state tournament. She was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and is part of the US Soccer Under-17 National Team player pool.
Morgan Andrews, Milford (N.H.), Jr.
Andrews, who has served a team captain for the U.S. Soccer Under-17 National team, scored 31 goals and added six assists during the high school season while helping her school to a state quarterfinal appearance. Through three high school seasons, Andrews has 83 goals and 35 assists. The Boston College commit was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and she was a first-team all-state selection.
Isabel Farrell, Interlake (Bellevue, Wash.), Sr.
Farrell, a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 National Team player pool, guided Interlake to a Class 2A state title in the fall, assisting on the only goal in the match. The Washington signee had nine goals and 14 assists in her only year of high school soccer. She was named the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association Class 2A MVP. Farrell also picked up the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year honors, as well.
Ashley Meier, Strongsville (Ohio), Sr.
Meier was named the state’s Miss Soccer after leading Strongsville to a 21-2 season, a state title and a POWERADE FAB 50 No. 5 final ranking during the fall season. Meier is part of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 National Team player pool. During the high school season, Meier scored 17 goals and added 13 assists. The Virginia Tech signee finished her career with 58 goals and 36 assists. Meier was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Cari Roccaro, East Islip (N.Y.), Sr.
Roccaro is a repeat ESPNHS first-team All-American. She is a member of the US Soccer Under-20 National team that recently competed in La Manga, Spain. Roccaro signed with Notre Dame. During the high school season, the defending midfielder contributed 11 goals and four assists to help East Islip to an 11-3-1 showing. She was the Newsday Long Island Player of the Year and was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Ashley Spivey, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), Sr.
Spivey, a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 National Team player pool, had 19 goals and 14 assists to lead McDonogh to a second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title. She ended her four-year varsity career with 85 goals and 57 assists. She has signed with Maryland.
Erika Joab, Montclair (N.J.), Sr.
Joab anchored a defense than posted 19 shutouts and allowed only five goals. The Maryland signee was named to the Newark Star-Ledger first-team all-state squad.
Margo McGinty, St. Anthony’s (Melville, N.Y.), Sr.
McGinty, a member of the U.S. Soccer Under-18 National Team player pool, spent time between midfield and defense while earning Catholic League Player of the Year honors, along with Newsday and first-team all-state accolades. The Northwestern signee contributed seven goals to St. Anthony's run to a New York Catholic League state title.
Tina Vargas, Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.), Sr.
The Denver signee guided Skyline to an 18-0-2 record and a Class 4A state title this past season. She had a 0.40 goals-against average in 2011. Over the past two years, Vargas has posted a 37-1-2 record with 26 shutouts. She played in 37 shutouts during her high school career, which included nine shared shutouts.
Coach of the Year
Frank Dixon, Carmel (Ind.)
Dixon suffered a heart attack last summer, which put his coaching future in jeopardy. However, the only coach of Carmel’s 21-year-old girls’ soccer program returned to the sidelines and the team responded with one of its greatest seasons ever. Carmel went 22-0-1, captured a record ninth state title and finished No. 1 in the ESPNHS POWERADE FAB 50 for the fall season. During Carmel’s undefeated run in 2011, Dixon topped the 400-win mark and now sports a career record of 409-24-28. His 95 percent winning percentage is the highest among all high school girls’ soccer coaches with at least 100 wins.