FOREST, Va. – Bridgewater College placed three players on the VaSID College Division All-State women's soccer first team and one on the second team. The team is selected by voting of members of the Virginia Sports Information Directors.
Christopher Newport swept the major awards with Gabby Gills earning Player of the Year honors and Riley Cook claiming Rookie of the Year. Captains' head coach Dan Weiler was named Coach of the Year.
Only three programs- CNU, Lynchburg and Bridgewater - were represented on the all-state first team.
Rager, a senior forward, earned a spot of the All-State first team for the second time as she also made the team following the 2015 season. She led the ODAC in scoring this season with 34 points and ranked second in the conference in goals scored with 12 and assists with 10. She finished her career as Bridgewater's all-time leader in points with 112 and assists with 26. She is second all-time in career goals with 43. Rager was a three-time All-ODAC first-team selection and a three-time All-Region selection. She was selected to the All-South Atlantic Region first team this season - the first player in Bridgewater program history to be named all-region first team.
Brennan, a senior defender, scored one goal and added two assists this season while anchoring a back line that produced 10 shutouts. Brennan was named to the All-ODAC first team this season after making the third team in each of the previous two seasons. She was also named to the 2017 All-South Atlantic Region third team.
Krider moved up to the All-State first team after earning second-team VaSID honors a year ago. The junior finished the 2017 season with four goals and three assists. She ranks second in career assists in Eagles' program history. Krider is a two-time All-ODAC choice, earning first team honors this season. She was also named to the 2017 All-South Atlantic Region third team.
Sobus had a breakout season for the Eagles in 2017 as she ranked second in the ODAC in points with 32 and was tied for first in the conference in goals scored with 13. She was also a second-team choice on the All-ODAC team.
Bridgewater finished its 2017 season with a 16-5-1 record, tying the program record for most wins in a season. The Eagles advanced to the ODAC championship game for just the second time in program history, losing 1-0 to Luynchburg in overtime.
2017 VaSID College Division Women's Soccer All-State Teams
F — Riley Cook (Christopher Newport)
F — Keri Rager (Bridgewater)
F — Caitlin Mertens (Lynchburg)
MF — Gabby Gillis (Christopher Newport)
MF — Isabella Krider (Bridgewater)
MF — Kara Rombough (Lynchburg)
D — Emily Maxwell (Lynchburg)
D — Danielle Pratt (Christopher Newport)
D — Keiley McCarthy (Christopher Newport)
D — Sarah Brennan (Bridgewater)
GK — Carly Maglio (Christopher Newport)
F — Carson Pokorny (Christopher Newport)
F — Kennedy Jakubek (Lynchburg)
F — Anna Sobus (Bridgewater)
MF — Megan Engeland (Washington & Lee)
MF — Sydney Rife (Christopher Newport)
MF — Zoe Traficante (Virginia Wesleyan)
MF — Emily Whitaker (Roanoke)
D — Laura Sullivan (Roanoke)
D — Michelle Krause (Shenandoah)
D — Emily Roche (Washington & Lee)
GK — Chris Martin (Roanoke)
Player of the Year: Gabby Gillis, Christopher Newport
Rookie of the Year: Riley Cook, Christopher Newport
Coach of the Year: Dan Weiler, Christopher Newport