Pictured (l-r) are Kaylee Lunsford, Blake Marcelino and Kerigan Pollard. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Pictured (l-r) are Kaylee Lunsford, Blake Marcelino and Kerigan Pollard. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Three soccer players from Highland County were recently selected to the 2019 All-Ohio soccer teams in Division II and Division III, respectively, by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.

Those players included a first-team selection on the Division III girls team in Lynchburg-Clay senior Kaylee Lunsford, a second-team selection on the Division II girls team in McClain junior Kerigan Pollard and a second-team Division III selection on the boys team in Lynchburg-Clay senior Blake Marcelino.

With her first-team All-Ohio selection, Lunsford finished her senior season with 51 points, 22 goals and seven assists, as she helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a district championship and a spot in the Sweet 16 regional semifinals this season.

 


In her four seasons as a varsity player for Lynchburg-Clay, Lunsford totaled 152 points, 62 goals and 30 assists.

McClain’s Pollard had a breakout junior season for the Lady Tigers, as the program had their very best year since starting the team over a decade ago, finishing this season with six wins. Pollard ended the ’19 season with 101 points, along with 46 goals and nine assists as McClain also hosted a tournament game for the first time in program history. In three seasons at McClain, Pollard has totaled 82 goals in her career.

For the 2019 season, Marcelino earned his All-Ohio selection with his outstanding play on the defensive side of the field for the Mustangs, as he was a member of a defensive unit that that allowed just 28 goals in 20 games, including one goal or fewer in 14 of those games played in ’19.

On the offensive side, Marcelino collected nine points, including three goals and three assists in ’19. LCHS advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time in program history as they won a district championship.

From his sophomore to senior seasons, Marcelino totaled 24 points, eight goals and eight assists.