Girls soccer: Parkway’s Funderburk named Offensive MVP on All-District 1, Division I team


Parkway junior Sara Funderburk has been named the Offensive MVP on the All-District 1, Division I girls soccer team selected by the coaches.

Funderburk scored 24 goals and had six assists for a team that finished second in the district behind Byrd.

Parkway placed four other players on the first team — sophomore goalkeeper Madelyn Elliott, sophomore forward Mackenzie Kleinpeter, senior midfielder Liz Knight and junior defender Miranda Scotten.

Kleinpeter was second on the team with 19 goals. Knight topped the Lady Panthers with eight assists.
Airline senior defender Rebecca Shumate also made the first team.

Parish players making second team were Airline senior forward Savannah Howell, senior midfielder Madi Walter and senior defender Ashley Hein; and Haughton sophomore midfielder Ciara White and senior midfielder Taylor Breed.

Honorable mention selections were Airline’s May Catherine Wright, Samantha Maiette, Mallory Hoglind, Haylie Travis, Presley Nelson and Mandy Sparkman; Parkway’s Morgan Ersoff, Alex Mitchell and Taylor Gilbreath; and Haughton’s Genet Leist, Sydney Post and Parker McClung.

NOTE: Parkway’s Alex Mitchell was inadvertently left out of the story that appears in the Wednesday, March 11, print edition of The Press-Tribune. Mitchell’s name was on the list of honorable mention selections on the All-District 1, Division I team posted earlier on

— Russell Hedges,