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Jackson earns all-region honors
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Sophomore Katie Toney's impressive play turned the heads of 10 region coaches this season, who selected her the Region 3AAA Co-MVP this week. Toney scored 28 goals this season.
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Freshman Bekah Jackson was named to the all-region team after a 13-goal, 11-assist season for the Lady Pioneers.

Katie Toney and Bekah Jackson continue to rack up accolades.

Weeks after the Lady Pioneers saw their season cut short in the District 6AAA tournament, Toney was named the Region 3AAA co-MVP and Jackson was named to the all-region team.

Toney, just a sophomore, shared the honor with McMinn County’s Allison Hansford. 

“I am very proud of both of these girls. They both work really hard at their craft and are very deserving of this recognition,” said WCHS coach Todd Willmore.

Toney was a scoring machine for the Lady Pioneers, notching 28 goals, including four hat tricks. Never one to look for just her own shot, Toney also led the team in assists with 13. Toney is the first player to earn MVP honors at the region level under Willmore.

“Katie marks the first play I have had the opportunity to coach to be named region MVP. We had two players several years ago picked No. 2 overall,” said the longtime soccer coach.

Toney adds this recognition to the District 6AAA MVP award she received earlier in October.

Jackson didn’t take long to make her mark with Warren County. The freshman scored 13 goals and dished out 11 assists, forming a 1-2 punch which helped the Lady Pioneers win 11 games and finish second in the regular season in District 6AAA.

Jackson and Toney are the first teammates to earn first-team all-region honors at Warren County since Ansley Mullican and Morgan McCormick were recognized in 2013. Both Mullican and McCormick were also named all-state in 2013.