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Toney named to all-state team
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Katie Toney's dominant sophomore campaign earned the respect of the state's coaches. Toney was selected to the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state team.

Katie Toney's superb sophomore year keeps earning recognition even months after the final soccer games of the fall.

This week, Toney added more hardware to her trophy case, earning an all-state nod from the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association.

"Katie is the one of the most humble people I have ever met," said WCHS coach Todd Willmore. "She would prefer to see her teammates excel rather than be honored for her performance. Katie works tirelessly at her craft and is very deserving of this honor. I am very proud to be her coach."

Toney may shy away from the praise, but it still keeps rolling in. Toney was already named the District 6AAA player of the year and Region 3AAA co-MVP following her tremendous season. As the focal point of the Warren County attack, Toney scored 28 goals and handed out 13 assists, both team highs.

It followed a freshman campaign where she was named the District 6AAA rookie of the year after scoring 19 goals. Her play earned the respect of area coaches, but her teammates already valued her presence.

"She was named a team captain this year as a sophomore by her teammates, which speaks to the respect her peers have for her," said Willmore.

Toney is the program's first all-state honoree since Morgan McCormick and Ansley Mullican were each recognized following the 2012 season.