2019 Girls Soccer Players of the Year: Blair Barefoot and Erin Willis
With the spring high school sports season complete, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the next week, you will get to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in boys golf, boys tennis, boys and girls track & field, boys and girls lacrosse, girls soccer, softball and baseball
The Coastal Preps C0-Girls Soccer Players of the Year are seniors Blair Barefoot and Erin Willis of Hoggard.
The two-sport start ended her illustrious high school career in impressive fashion by allowing only four goals in 1,255 minutes.
When she wasn’t in goal, Barefoot made her presence known in the field by scoring four goals and dishing out an assist in limited action.
Barefoot, who will play basketball and soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne next year, stopped 55 of 59 shots she faced and helped the Vikings finish with a remarkable 20 shutout victories.
Hoggard went 24-3 this season and 14-0 in the Mideastern Conference. During her four years, she helped the team accumulate an overall record of 80-9-11 and a league mark of 48-0-4.
Food: BBQ chicken quesadillas
Dessert: Brownie sundae
Candy: 3 Musketeers
Restaurant: Islands Fresh Mex Grill
TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Sport to watch on TV: Basketball and football
Type of music: Country
Song: Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs
Subject in school: Math
Vacation spot: Topsail
Memory from the season: After out big games, when the whole team came running to me to celebrate
Saying from your coach: Don’t take for granted your time on the field. Girls come back and say they miss it more than anything
Willis led the Vikings to another fantastic season by scoring a team-best 33 goals to go along with 23 assists.
She finished with a hat trick five times and had her best performance with three goals and three assists in an 8-0 victory at South Brunswick on March 14.
With Willis leading the way, Hoggard outscored its opponents 128-9, won the Mideastern Conference title and reached the 4A East final for the third time in five years.
Dessert: Ice cream
Restaurant: K-38 Baja Grill
Movie: Kicking and Screaming
TV Show: Friends
Sport to watch on TV: Football
Professional team(s): Carolina Panthers
Type of music: Country
Song: Great Day to be Alive by Travis Tritt
Subject in school: Science
Vacation spot: Anywhere tropical
Memory from the season: Running with my team toward Blair to celebrate the big third-round playoff win over Laney
Saying from your coach: Just score the dang ball