Rockdale's Mackenzie Kennelly

Rockdale County’s Mackenzie Kennelly makes one of her four saves against Archer in a 6-5 penalty kick shootout victory.

Player of the year: Gracie Wilson, Heritage, Sr.

Heritage’s Gracie Wilson is the 2019 Citizen girls soccer player of the year after her record-breaking senior campaign. Wilson set a new school record for goals in a season with 42 and moved into second all-time in goals scored with 87. Her five goals scored against Luella matched a single-game record and she was named the Region 3-AAAAAA Player of the Year for her great work.

Coach of the year: Blair Barksdale, Heritage

Heritage head coach Blair Barksdale helped lead the Patriots to their first Final Four appearance since 2002. The Patriots’ 17 wins set a new school record, breaking their previous season-high of 16. The Patriots won the Region 3-AAAAAA championship with a perfect 10-0 record and won three playoffs games.


GK — Mackenzie Kennelly, Rockdale County, Soph.

First team all-region 8-AAAAAAA

MF — Toree Thomas, Rockdale County, Jr.

First team all-region 8-AAAAAAA, scored seven goals

MF — Katie Oakley, Eastside, Fr.

Second team all-region 4-AAAA, scored 20 goals and recorded four assists

MF — Morgan Baker, Heritage, Fr.

Scored 10 goals for Patriots

D — Nicole Gore, Rockdale County

First team all-region 8-AAAAAAA

D — Jazmin Ferguson, Heritage, Fr.

First team all-region 3-AAAAAA

D — Lauren Gates, Eastside

First team all-region 4-AAAA

F — Milian Mollison, Rockdale County, Sr.

First team all-region 8-AAAAAAA, scored 21 goals and recorded 14 assists

F — Aralyn Everett, Eastside, Soph.

First team all-region 4-AAAA, scored school record 34 goals and recorded 11 assists

F — Lauryn Christophe, Salem, Soph.

Second team all-region 4-AAAA, scored 35 goals and recorded seven assists


GK — Cameron Risk, Heritage, Sr.

GK — Anna Shelton, Eastside, Soph.

GK — Jaidyn Christophe, Salem, Sr.

MF — Elizabeth Ozburn, Eastside,

MF — Carly Kimpling, Rockale County, Jr.

MF — Kourtney McQuerry, Rockdale County, Jr.

MF — Emily Broersma, Heritage, Jr.

MF — Lizzie Teasley, Eastside, Fr.

D — Erika Perfecto, Rockdale County, Soph.

D — Kaliya Eutsey, Alcovy, Sr.

D — Madilyn Cox, Heritage, Jr.

F — Kierstyn Thomas, Rockdale County, Fr.

F — Alyssa Bennett, Rockdale County, Soph.

F — Sanai Moe, Heritage, Soph.

F — Mya Cummings, Eastside, Jr.

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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