RALEIGH -- Four Cabarrus County athletes grace the rosters of the state’s most highly regarded girls soccer squads – the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association All-State Teams.
On Tuesday, the organization announced that Concord’s Julia Patrum, Cox Mill’s Sydney Smith, Hickory Ridge’s Brynn Douglas and Northwest Cabarrus’ Kyleigh von Klahr had all earned spots on the 2018 All-State Teams.
Patrum was named to the Public 3A All-State Team after being one of North Carolina’s top scorers with a mind-numbing 42 goals. Patrum, a junior who has committed to the Charlotte 49ers, also posted 15 assists for the Spiders this past season.
Smith, a towering sophomore defender, also made the Public 3A All-State Team. She has been a two-year mainstay on the back line for Cox Mill, which this spring reached the Class 3A state championship game for the first time in school history. This season, Smith led the Chargers in minutes played (945) and steals (103) while also adding two goals and a pair of assists.
Douglas, a senior who has signed with the Charlotte 49ers, made the Public 4A All-State Team. Douglas continued to establish herself as a defensive force for Hickory Ridge, but she also helped with scoring from her defender spot whenever the Bulls needed it, tallying seven goals and an assist. She also was chosen to play in the East-West All-Star Girls Soccer Game in July.
von Klahr -- a rugged, do-it-all sophomore -- was a force for the Trojans this past season, which earned her a place on the Public 3A squad. As a midfielder, von Klahr’s play contributed mightily to Northwest Cabarrus finishing second in the SPC, behind only state semifinalist Cox Mill, and making an appearance in the Class 3A state playoffs.
All the NCSCA All-State players will be honored at an awards ceremony on June 3 at Raleigh’s Cardinal Gibbons High School.