Montana Braxton, Cape Elizabeth junior midfielder: Equally skilled as an offensive creator or defensive stopper, Braxton was the backbone for Cape Elizabeth in its second straight Western Class B title, playing multiple positions because of injuries.

Opal Curless, Mt. Desert Island junior forward/midfielder: A tall, strong and talented player who has verbally committed to play at Syracuse, Curless scored 27 goals to lead MDI to an 11-3-2 season.

Tori Daigle, Thornton Academy senior forward: Regarded as the fastest player in Western Class A, Daigle combined power and accuracy on crosses with the ability to finish on her own. She finished with 24 goals and 14 assists.

Pilar Elias, Waterville senior forward: Led Waterville to the Class B championship with 37 goals and 24 assists, using a combination of speed and long-range striking ability.

Cady Houghton, Gorham junior defender: Named to the All-SMAA and all-Western Maine squads, Houghton anchored the Rams’ defense and also scored two goals as a target on corner kicks.

Jocelyn Mitiguy, Greely junior forward: Fleet of foot with a powerful shot from distance, Mitiguy was the top scorer in the Western Maine Conference with 18 goals and 12 assists while emerging as a leader for the Rangers.

Emily Mooney, Deering senior goalie: Playing behind an inexperienced defense, Mooney posted six shutouts and kept the Rams in every game, earning first-team All-SMAA honors.

Claire Petersen, Hermon senior midfielder: The co-player of the year (with MDI’s Curless) in the Penobscot Valley Conference, she scored 20 goals and had 12 assists. She was known for game-long hustle and intensity.

Jenna Soucy, Windham senior forward: Led Class A in goals (33) and assists (19) for the Class A state champions. She was one of Maine’s three all-region selections by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Sam Sparda, Scarborough senior defender: A central defender who was extremely tough to beat. An All-Western and All-SMAA selection, she also got involved offensively with five goals and three assists.

Cassie Symonds, Windham senior midfielder: Symonds controlled the midfield for the Class A champions, consistently maintaining possession for a team that featured three 20-goal scorers. She had six goals and nine assists in winning her second straight Telegram Player of the Year Award.

Coach of the Year

Kevin Murphy, Sacopee Valley: Murphy guided the Hawks to three road wins in the Western Class C playoffs, and his defensive-minded team finished strong with a 1-0 win against Fort Kent in the state final.