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Originally published December 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM | Page modified December 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

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STAR TIMES all-area teams are chosen after the regular season by Seattle Times reporters, freelancers and editors. Selections must be from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in Metro and WesCo.

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Caroline Towles

Shorecrest, GK, Sr.

Towles recorded 13 shutouts, giving her 33 for her career. The Idaho recruit and two-time All-WesCo South goalkeeper had a 0.625 goals-against average, helping Shorecrest place fourth at state, the Shoreline school's first trophy since 1996.

Rachel Bindl

Kentwood, D, Jr.

Bindl anchored a Kentwood defense that recorded 15 shutouts and allowed six goals in 19 games. Coach Aaron Radford called her "hands down" the most sound player on the team. Voted co-MVP of the SPSL 4A North Division.

Valerie Stahl

Everett, D, Sr.

The three-year captain led the Seagulls to the school's first state girls soccer championship, outscoring tournament opponents 17-3. The Cleveland State recruit had five goals, including one in the 3A final, and directed a defense that produced 10 shutouts.

Courtney Pixler

Eastlake, D, Jr.

A first-team All-KingCo 4A defender, Pixler was a big reason the Sammamish school held teams to one or no goals in 17 of the Wolves' 18 games this season. She has committed to Alabama.

Lindsey Bos

Archbishop Murphy, MF, Jr.

The All-Cascade Conference midfielder was the centerpiece of a team that scored 104 goals on the way to third place in the Class 2A state playoffs. The UW recruit contributed nine goals and 17 assists for the private school near Mill Creek.

Holland Crook

Beamer, MF, Jr.

Crook, who already has committed to Arizona State, scored 18 goals and added five assists to bring her career totals to 46 and 13 at the Federal Way school. The SPSL 4A South MVP also has a black belt in karate. Her father, Billy Crook, played pro soccer.

Nikki Stanton

Mount Si, MF, Sr.

One of KingCo 3A's top players the past three years, Stanton was the conference's player of the year this season. She scored eight goals and added six assists for the league champions from Snoqualmie. She has committed to Fairfield in Connecticut.

Sierra Keeler

Seattle Academy, F, Jr.

The unanimous Emerald City League MVP, Keeler had 36 goals and 18 assists as the Cardinals won the Class 1A state title. She recorded at least one goal or assist in each game this season.

Rebekah Kurle

Kennedy, F, So.

The area's most prolific scorer, her 38 goals and 13 assists led the Lancers from Burien to third place at 3A state. She scored in 18 of 23 games, and had two or more goals 13 times. She already has 56 career goals and 21 assists.

Emily Hurd

Eastlake, F, Jr.

Hurd scored 19 goals and added 12 assists for Eastlake, leading her team and the KingCo 4A Conference in scoring. She was named the league's player of the year as a junior. She has committed to Penn State.

Emi Lawson

Lakeside, F, Jr.

The MVP of the Metro League's Mountain Division played every position except goalkeeper this season. She had 12 goals and 12 assists for the league runners-up, who advanced to the state playoffs.

Don Braman

Skyline, coach

Braman's Spartans finished ahead of both the 2007 Class 3A (Issaquah) and 4A (Eastlake) state champions to win the KingCo 4A title, then beat league rival Woodinville for the 4A state title. The Sammamish school did not allow a goal in four state-playoff games.

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