Guam High striker Kinney named island co-Most Valuable Player
Kayla Kinney, a sophomore striker who helped lead Guam High to second place in the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam girls soccer standings, has been named the league’s co-Most Valuable Player.
Kinney scored a team-high 22 goals in leading the Panthers to a 7-1-2 record and the No. 2 seed in the island playoffs that began Tuesday. Kinney shared MVP honors with junior Maria Abbey Iriarte of sixth-place Simon Sanchez.
The selections were made at a meeting of the island’s coaches on Monday and released via e-mail by league president Martin Boudreau.
Originally from San Diego, Kinney and her family transferred to Guam when she was an eighth-grader and she starred immediately for the Panthers. She led the team with 15 goals and the Panthers placed fifth in the Far East Division I Tournament at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
The 2014 Far East D-I Tournament is scheduled for May 19-22 at Kubasaki High School on Okinawa.
Following are the rest of Guam High’s All-Island team selections:
Andrea Reeder, senior, defense.
Meagan Guerrero, sophomore; Ashley Mateo, freshman; Marlena Connelley, senior.