Rehnelt, Flaherty headline Big 9 All-Conference team

Published 10:19 am Saturday, November 5, 2016

After a successful 2016 campaign, the Albert Lea girls’ soccer team capped off its season with its awards banquet Oct. 24.

The Tigers finished the season 10-6, and their effort was rewarded throughout the Big Nine Conference.

Senior goalkeeper Kathryn Flaherty earned Big Nine All-Conference after posting six shutouts during the season.

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Junior forward Rachel Rehnelt was also named to the All Conference team, as she was one of the top goal scorers in the conference and posted several games with a hat-trick.

Rehnelt was also named the team’s most valuable offensive player and a captain, for the second time, for the 2017 team.

Flaherty took home the team’s hardest worker award, and senior midfielder Callie Hanson won the coaches award.

Junior defender Ella Zelenak was named a 2017 captain, also for the second time, and she took home the most valuable defender award.

Senior defender Maddy Funk won most improved.

Joining Rehnelt and Zelenak as captains for 2017 will be junior defender Sydney Doran.