The 2013 girl's soccer season can be described as spectacular for many reasons.

Not only did Jasper-Troupsburg run the table to claim the Class D state championship, the area was filled to the brim with players that were capable of scoring at will, or stopping opponents from doing so.

Truly, 2013 featured a cornucopia of soccer talent.

Along with a state title, the Wildcats also scored another postseason honor as Kaitlin Huyler earned the title of the All-Leader Player of the Year.

Huyler is no stranger to honors, she was not only the SCAA MVP and an All-State selection, she also garnered the title of the Class D Player of the Year.

Huyler leads what may be one of the strongest All-Leader teams in some time, given the number of sectional championships and deep playoff runs that were seen in 2013.

The 2013 All-Leader girls soccer team, as chosen by The Leader staff and area coaches, is shown below in alphabetical order.

Kendall Austin | Jasper-Troupsburg | Forward

Another key senior member of the Wildcats, Austin was the other half of Jasper-Troupsburg's one-two offensive punch in 2013.

Austin scored 27 goals (which was second only to teammate Kaitlyn Huyler's 28) and assisted on five goals.

"Kendall was a key contributor on the offensive end. Combined with Kaitlyn, they were lethal," J-T head coach Beki Button said.

Austin was named to the Class D All-State first team. She was also honored as the SCAA Offensive Player of the Year.

Sierra Barr | Elmira | Forward | Jr.

Barr literally set the bar for scoring in 2013 by netting 30 goals – topping EFA's Jennifer Keefe's 1996 record of 27. Barr also assisted on another 13 Express goals as Elmira posted a 15-0 record through the regular season.

"Sierra was a big part of our program's first-ever Elmira girls soccer sectional title and our trip to states," Elmira head coach Zach Sarno said.

Barr was a fourth-team member of the Class A All-State team, as well as All-Conference.

Hailey Bicknell | Corning | Forward | So.

In her sophomore campaign with the Hawks, Bicknell picked up where she left off in 2012 – drawing a lot of attention from defenses, but still putting the ball in the net.

In 2013, Bicknell tallied 19 goals and was credited with 14 assists for Corning

"Hailey is a pure goal scorer," Corning head coach Julie Pierce said. "She is a threat anytime she has the ball and can create great chances to score from anywhere on the field.

Bicknell earned fifth team All-State honors in Class A and was All-Conference in the STAC.

"Her quickness and ball skills make her hard to mark. She works hard all of the time," Pierce said.

Angela Binkowski | Bath Haverling | Midfield | Jr.

In 2013, Binkowski was the second-leading scorer for the Rams with 16 goals and three assists.

At midfield however, Binkowski's task was always more than just thinking about scoring goals.

"She is the kind of athlete that every team wants," Bath head coach Mike Clancy said. "She is very aggressive on defense and offense. Angela is part of our "Big 3" in the middle with Mckenzie Smith and Katie McKinley. Angela will help on the attack and always get back and help defense. She's great at all facets of the game."

Binkowski earned first team All-LCAA honors and was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Rams. She was also a member of the Campbell-Savona All-Tourney team.

Tianna Hatch-Dailey | Elmira | Forward | Sr.

Hatch-Dailey was another offensive threat for the Express in 2013, scoring 10 goals and assisting on 10 more.

"Tianna was a nice compliment to Sierra (Barr)," Elmira head coach Zach Sarno said. "It was great to have two very dangerous forwards up front, so each team that tried to key in on one of them, the other seemed to be able to pick it up."

Hatch-Dailey was a sixth-team member of the Class A All-State team, as well as an All-Conference selection for the STAC.

Kaitlin Huyler | Jasper-Troupsburg | Sr. | Forward

In 2013, Huyler was a big piece to the Wildcats' state championship season.

The senior knocked in 28 goals, while dishing out another 14 assists. Two of her goals were tallied in the state title game.

"Kaitlin was an offensive powerhouse in our league," J-T head coach Beki Button said.

To the victors go the spoils, the old saying goes, and Huyler collected. Huyler was named the state's Class D Player of the Year. That honor goes along with her All-State selection, as well as her SCAA Most Valuable Player award.

"Her love of the game and her hard work have set her apart as the Class D Player of the Year," Button said.

Christina Ly | Corning | Midfield | Sr.

One of the senior members of the Hawks in 2013, Ly took charge of the middle of the field for Corning.

Ly was an All-Conference selection by the STAC her final high school season.

"Christina provided senior leadership, coupled with dominant play in the middle of the field," Corning head coach Julie Pierce said.

Ly had and demonstrated all of the qualities a coach looks for in her senior players.

"Her relentless work ethic and soccer savvy were integral parts to our success this year," Pierce said.

Lili Ruland | Corning | Goalie | Sr.

An All-STAC West selection at goalie, Ruland gave 100 percent to her postion.

"Lili worked harder at her position than any player I have ever coached," Corning head coach Julie Pierce said. "She is an amazing goalie and team leader. The bigger the game, the better her performance."

Katie McKinley | Bath Haverling | Defense | Jr.

As the Rams' stopper, McKinley thrived. She was named Bath's Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2013.

McKinley was also named a first team member of the LCAA, as well as earning a spot on the Campbell-Savona All-Tournament team

"Katie is simply an outstanding soccer player," Bath head coach Mike Clancy said. "She was our rock on defense this year.

"Her responsibility was to defend the other team's best player and Katie was always up to the task."

Crystal Powers | Horseheads | Midfield | So.

Just a sophomore, but an important piece to the Blue Raiders’ success in 2013 was Crystal Powers.

Powers tied for the team high in scoring with nine goals and was rewarded with STAC All-Conference honors for her hard work.

"She’s tenacious and versatile," Horseheads head coach Henry Ferguson said. "She has a strong shot and is physical on the ball. She scored many important goals in the second half of the season for us."

Mackenzie Smith | Bath Haverling | Midfield | So.

Just a sophomore, but Smith has the skills to be a force anywhere on the field.

"In my opinion, Mackenzie is the best all-around player in the area," Bath head coach Mike Clancy said. "She heads the ball, assists on goals and is a great scorer."

In 2013, Smith tallied team-highs with 18 goals and 14 assists.

"She always is defended by two or three players a game and always keeps her composure and plays well," Clancy added.

Smith was named the LCAA Div. I Player of the Year, to go with her Class B third team All-State selection and Bath MVP and Campbell-Savona Tournament MVP honors.

Erin Strollo | Horseheads | Defense | Sr.

In her senior season, Strollo proved to be a leader both on and off the field, according to Blue Raiders head coach Henry Ferguson.

"She’s one of the most dominant defenders in the area," Ferguson said. "She’s lethal in the air both offensively and defensively."

Strollo scored four goals and dished out three assists in 2013, including a pair of second-half goals which pushed Horseheads past a state-ranked Vestal squad.

For her efforts, Strollo was named to the STAC All-Conference team.

Rachel Sutryk | Addison | Sweeper | Jr.

A player for the Knights since the eighth grade, Sutryk has left her mark as a defender throughout the SCAA. For the second consecutive year, Sutryk was named the league's Defensive MVP.

"She's an incredible athlete," Addison head coach Kay Peters said. "She knows the game inside and out. She could be a forward, but enjoys defense. She's got great ball control and is a great girl to coach.

Peters noted that Sutryk's defensive abilities were a key to the Knights' success after graduating a large number of seniors the previous season.

"She was instrumental in our beating Jasper-Troupsburg – their only loss," Peters said. "When we lost 3-2 to J-T, Rachel scored one of our goals. She could come up through from the back on a breakaway. She's like a punt returner scoring a touchdown. She can surprise opponents with her speed and strength."

Rachel VanFleet | Jasper-Troupsburg | Sweeper | Jr.

They say that defenses win championships and for the Wildcats in 2013, it was a big component to their success.

On the season, Jasper-Troupsburg only gave up six goals and keeper Elizabeth Groff recorded just 46 saves – which means the defense did a fantastic job of keeping the ball away from the Wildcats' goal.

"Rachel anchored the defense as the sweeper," J-T head coach Beki Button said. "She gave direction to the defense and always seemed to be in the right place when needed."

Makenzie Wooldridge | Addison | Forward | So.

Despite being an underclassman, Wooldridge led the Knights with 22 goals and nine assists in 2013 – including a whopping six hat tricks on the season.

"That's a record, even though before this season, we never really paid attention to a stat like that," Addison head coach Kay Peters said.

Her biggest hat trick came against Class D state champion Jasper-Troupsburg. The Knights found themselves down 2-0 at the half, before Wooldridge netted three goals in a 3-2 Addison win.

"She makes great cuts on the ball. She's a pretty player to watch when she's on the field," Peters said. "Soccer is her passion and she plays year-round. She has a good first touch and is very quick. She also goes the extra mile in terms of working out and strength training.

"She's also unselfish. She looks to set other players up."

Lauren Wyant | Jasper-Troupsburg | Midfield | Sr.

A midfielder for the state champion Wildcats, Wyant may not have had the gaudy offensive totals that Huyler and Austin put together in 2013, but her position as a midfielder was key to Jasper-Troupsburg's success.

"Lauren was a key to our offensive attack as she commanded the central midfield," Jasper-Troupsburg head coach Beki Button said. "Her vision and knowledge of the game were great assets throughout the year."

Wyant tallied eight goals for J-T in 2013 and also recorded four assists. She was named to the Class D first team All-State and was an SCAA All-Star, as well.