HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Prestonsburg’s Burchett leads all-area teams

Prestonsburg sophomore standout Anna Burchett was the region’s most dominant player in leading the Lady Blackcats back to the state tournament.

She scored 37 goals and assisted on 21, thus earning her Mountain Top Sports’ Player of the Year announced Friday.

Teammate Lauren Johnson, a senior, was named captain of the first team while Lawrence County’s Jasmine Justice leads the second unit.

Lady Blackcats head coach Paul Burchett garnered coach of the year after leading his team to a 13-4 record and berth in the state tournament.

Here are this year’s first and second team members:

Player of the Year: Anna Burchett, So., Prestonsburg

Coach of the Year: Paul Burchett, Prestonsburg


Lauren Johnson, Sr., Prestonsburg (Capt.)

Kelci Blair, Sr., Johnson Central

Ellie Webb, Sr., Lawrence County

Camryn Helton, So., Paintsville

Emersyn Elliott, Fr, Lawrence County

Sophia McCoy, Fr., Martin County

Lakin Bentley, So., Johnson Central

Maggie Johnson, So., Lawrence County

Goalkeeper: Larren Collins, So., Pikeville

Goalkeeper: Emilea Preece, Fr., Paintsville


Jasmine Justice, Jr. Lawrence County (Capt.)

Chloe Collins, Jr., Prestonsburg

Konstance McCarty, Sr., Johnson Central

Allison Atkins, Sr., Pikeville

Caitlyn Horn, Fr., Martin County

Alyssa Moore, Jr., Lawrence County

Lexi Skeens, Jr., Prestonsburg

Haley Lykins, Jr., Johnson Central

Mylah Caudill, Sr., Belfry

Lena Hale, Fr., Martin County

Goalkeeper: Jazzy Cline, Fr., Belfry

Goalkeeper: McKenna Caudill, Jr., Shelby Valley

PHOTO CREDIT/Dennis Walker