Gardner, Mallards Earn Post-Season Awards

BERLIN- After completing a perfect, unbeaten campaign this fall, the post-season accolades continued for Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity soccer team including a conference Player of the Year award for its stalwart goalkeeper.

The Worcester girls ran the table this fall, finishing with a perfect 9-0 record including an Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) championship. Not only did the Mallards go unbeaten in the season, they did not yield a single goal until allowing a score by Salisbury School in the ESIAC championship game, a 2-1 win for Worcester.

The Worcester girls were rewarded for their remarkable season when the conference post-season awards were given out last week including a Player of the Year award for goalkeeper Gracie Gardner, who finished with 48 saves and only allowed on goal all year. Joining Gardener on the ESIAC All-Conference First Team were Delaney Abercrombie, Emily Copeland, Allanah Curtis, Mesa Cammack and Morgan White. Natalie Brushmiller was also awarded an ESIAC All-Conference honorable mention.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.