Panther Creek and Chapel Hill met in the preseason and tied 3-3. For the rest of 2014, they were at the top of their games, each advancing to the NCHSAA championship.
Chapel Hill won the Class 3A title and ends the year No. 1 in The N&O’s area rankings. Panther Creek, whose first loss came in the 4A title match, is second.
The 3A champion Tigers placed two players – North Carolina recruit Alexandra Kimball and defender Megan Dell – on the list while the 4A runner-up Catamounts placed three: Celeste Barnard, Courtney Cash and Rachael Everhart.
Leesville Road’s Mary Kate Bowers, Kimball, Cardinal Gibbons’ Morgan Reid and Cleveland’s Emily Truelove are two-time All-Metro selections.
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Final N&O Girls Soccer Rankings
|1. Chapel Hill||23-1-0||2|
|2. Panther Creek||23-1-1||1|
|3. Cardinal Gibbons||21-2-2||3|
|4. Leesville Road||14-4-2||4|
|5. Cary Academy||14-3-1||5|
|6. West Johnston||21-2-2||6|
|9. Holly Springs||14-6-2||10|
|10. Durham Academy||12-2-1||12|
|13. East Chapel Hill||14-5||8|
|15. St. David’s||16-1-1||15|
All-Metro Girls’ Soccer
|Mary Kate Bowers||Leesville Road||Sr.||F||College of Charleston recruit had 17 goals, 10 assists|
|Dominique Babbitt||Holly Springs||Sr.||M||S. Carolina recruit had eight goals and 20 assists.|
|Celeste Barnard||Panther Creek||Jr.||GK||Middle Tennessee State commitment had 15 shutouts.|
|Courtney Cash||Panther Creek||Jr.||M||East Carolina commitment controlled midfield.|
|Megan Dell||Chapel Hill||Sr.||D||All-state defender added 10 goals, 11 assists.|
|Rachael Everhart||Panther Creek||Jr.||D||Charlotte commitment led Catamounts defenders.|
|Morgan Goff||Triton||Soph.||F||UNC commitment scored 52 goals, added 12 assists.|
|Rebecca Kenney||Cary Academy||Sr.||F||Led Chargers into the NCISAA 3A title game.|
|Alexandra Kimball||Chapel Hill||Sr.||M||North Carolina recruit had 27 goals, 18 assists.|
|Morgan Reid||Cardinal Gibbons||Sr.||D/M||N.C. Gatorade player of the year; Duke recruit.|
|Emily Truelove||Cleveland||Jr.||F||35 goals, 19 assists for Two Rivers 3A Conference champion.|
|Sydney Wooten||Leesville Road||Sr.||GK||UNC recruit helped Pride win the Cap Eight.|