In all, nine Byron-Bergen student-athletes were named to Genesee Region League all-star teams, including four from the girls soccer team. Here is a look at the Bees’ GR all-stars:
Bianca Brumsted, Senior, two-time all-star, center-back — Key part of a defense that allowed just 13 goals in 16 games this season with eight shuts and 18 goals with eight shutouts in 18 games last season. Her season highlight was advancing to the Section V Class C2 final when no one expected them to, while her career highlights included being a two-time league all-star, being selected for the GLOW Super-12 first team and being named a captain as a senior and helping the team grow. Plans to attend college to study criminology and psychology while continuing to play soccer at either Chatham University or Tiffin University.
Eden Goff, Senior, first-time all-star, center-mid — Finished the fall with eight goals and two assists in her final season with the Bees. Her season highlights included advancing to the sectional final and taking second in the Genesee Region, while her career highlights were being on varsity for four years and being a scholar athlete. Plans to attend college to study criminal justice and to continue to play soccer.
Mia Gray, seventh-grade, first-time all-star, center-mid — Finished the season with two goals and a team-high 10 assists for 14 points. Her team highlights were advancing to the sectional finals, pulling out wins in close games and being a successful team despite being young. Her career highlights have included being on varsity in seventh grade, being on the seventh-grade honor roll and continuing to play for the WNY Flash/ECNL during the season.
Hope Hersom, Senior, first-time all-star, goalkeeper — Had an outstanding season as she allowed just 13 goals with eight shutouts, finished with 126 saves and a save percentage of 90.647, while allowing just .7 goals per game. Her team highlights for the fall were advancing to the sectional title game with one of the youngest teams in Section V and having a defense that allowed just 13 goals with eight shutouts this season. Her career highlights included 23 career shutouts, 391 career saves and a career save percentage of 89.722. Plans to attend college to study mechanical engineering.
Josh Fleming, Senior, first-time all-star — Finished the season with a 5K pace of 20:45, with a best mile time of 5:55. His season highlights included being fourth in the league and having a pair of GR all-stars on the team. His career highlights included finishing in the top 100 at the McQuaid Invite, running a sub-20:00 5K and being a team captain in 2020. Plans to attend college and major in biology.
Lincoln McGrath, Freshman, first-time all-star — Took an impressive eighth-place at the Class D1 Championship with a time of 18:26, his fastest time of the season, while he was third among freshmen at the Class D meet. His season highlights included helping the team to a 10-7 record and a solid fourth-place finish at sectionals. His career highlights have including winning his first meet this season and finishing in fifth or better at every league meet this fall.
Julia Schlenker-Stephens, Senior, two-time all-star — Finished the season with a best time of 23:33, which she did at the Class D Championship, good enough for 37th. Her season highlight was being able to have a Senior Night, while her career highlights included being a two-time GR all-star and finishing second as a team at the sectional meet in 2018. Plans to go to college for business and veterinary schooling.
Carli Kirkwood, Senior, four-time all-star — A top competitor for the combined Genesee squad, her season highlights were being able to come back to the team after two years off and qualifying and competing at sectionals, being picked as an alternate for states and getting to spend her last year with an amazing team. Her career highlights included getting to compete at states twice and getting the Coach’s Award. Plans to attend college for business economics and marketing.
Nick Baubie, Senior, two-time all-star, goalkeeper — Completed the fall with a solid 1.493 goals against average for the Bees, allowing just 20 goals. His season highlights were coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win in overtime, becoming closer as a team and overcoming numerous challenges the team was faced with. His career highlights included winning the league twice and being named a GR all all-star twice. Plans to attend college to study engineering.