The challenges that Taylor Childers faced, the blitzes of shots she saved, all her work during the soccer season has paid off.
She already was named First Team All-AVCTL. She later was named All-Southwest Region after the state tournament. Now, Childers has been named First Team All-State at goalie in Class 4-1A. This is the second straight season Childers has earned this honor.
Childers, a junior and two-time team captain for the Orioles, faced 26.5 shots on goal and 19.5 shots on frame per game this past spring. She finished with a goals-against average of .023 per shot allowed.
For Augusta, Childers also displayed vocal leadership as she directed a youthful Oriole squad.
Childers was joined by KC?Christian’s Katherine McGregor and Rose Hill’s Makenzie Smith.
St. James?Academy and Rose Hill led the All-State First Team with four selections. KC?Christian and Topeka Hayden had three selections. Spring Hill, DeSoto and Trinity all had two selections.
Rose Hill’s selections were Kalyn Pfaff (forward, senior), Mikayla Fisher (midfielder, senior), Olivia Hull (midfielder, senior) and Smith (GK, senior).