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Two Washington-Liberty girls soccer players chosen all-state

Starters Miller and Welker selected to Class 6 second team
Washington-Liberty's Danicka Miller was chosen second-team all-state for her performance this past season.

Along with their individual efforts and helping to lead their girls soccer team to a significant milestone this past season, Washington-Liberty Generals’ players Abby Welker and Danicka Miller were chosen second-team all-state in the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 classification.

Welker, a senior, was chosen all-state as a forward and Miller, a junior, as a defender.  They were the only players from an Arlington school chosen to all-state girls soccer teams.

The two captains helped Washington-Liberty win the Liberty District tournament this past season, compile a 12-4-2 overall record, then finish 1-1 in the region tournament. The district-tourney crown was the team’s first in 16 seasons.

“Our season was fantastic and Abby and Danicka were a big reason for that,” W-L coach Richard Ptakowski said.

Welker scored 13 goals and had nine assists this past season. Miller scored one goal, but set up more as the team’s top corner-kicker.

In addition to making second-team all-state, both players were chosen first-team all-district and all-region.

Welker will play soccer in college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Miller at the University of Pittsburgh.