It's a cliche to say that someone was "born" to do something. But in Allie Winglosky's case, it's very nearly true.
ALL-LOWCOUNTRY GIRLS SOCCER TEAM
Regan Van Metre
Caroline Smith, Academic Magnet
Katie Leen, Wando
Mena Kerrison, Ashley Hall
Emma Grice, Porter-Gaud
Katie Chick, Porter-Gaud
Joyce Woods, Northwood
Sarai Bowman, Pinewood Prep
Brittany Miles, Pinewood Prep
Marguerite McClary, Lowcountry Prep
Taylor Cristo, Palmetto Christian
Hannah Betfort, Wando
Carly Meara, Stratford
Nikki Koenig, Stratford
Heather Blaszak, Stratford
Alexis Friedrichs, West Ashley
Ally Gerthoffer, West Ashley
Remi Olalere, West Ashley
Breanna Crenshaw, Goose Creek
Madison Van Hoose, Goose Creek
Savanna Lewis, Goose Creek
Ashley Dangerfield, Cane Bay
Shelby Kimbro, Cane Bay
Maddie Murray, Cane Bay
Family legend has it that the day after baby Allie came home from the hospital, she went to the pitch to watch her father's soccer game.
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"So I was sort of born on the soccer field," said Winglosky, a senior at Wando High School.
Winglosky has followed through on that birthright by playing four years of varsity soccer at Wando, leading the Warriors to their second straight state championship and fourth in five years, and earning a scholarship to play at Limestone College. She's also The Post and Courier's All-Lowcountry player of the year.
Winglosky and keeper Logan Nelson were the only seniors on coach Shannon Champ's team this year, and helped steer Wando to a 21-2 record and a 2-1 victory over J.L. Mann in the Class AAAA title match.
"Allie did great as a team leader," said Champ. "She's been in the program for four years and knows the drill, knows the deal and knows what she needs to pass along to the younger ones. We lost 12 players from last year's team, but she and Logan did a great job as senior leaders on and off the field."
Moving from central midfield last year to striker this season, Winglosky scored 20 goals and had six assists. In a 4-1 win over Dutch Fork in the Lower State final, Winglosky scored the icing goal in the 66th minute.
"We definitely felt a lot of pressure this year," said Winglosky, who will play in the North-South All-Star Game on June 28 at Blackbaud Stadium. "With so many younger players on the team, we heard the whole season that we wouldn't do well, that we didn't have the players to win. But it was a good feeling, because I like the pressure and we did well with it. We won the state championship and proved everybody wrong."
Now, Winglosky will join former Wando players Grace Gore and Paige Jellison at Limestone, an NCAA Division II school in Gaffney.
"Allie's a phenomenal player with great speed out on the wing," said Limestone coach Matt Smith. "She's very good technically and is very good at getting out of tough situations. We're really looking forward to bringing her athletic and technical abilities to Limestone."
Winglosky is joined on the All-Lowcountry team by Wando teammates Logan Nelson and Ellen Hayes.
Academic Magnet, which won the Class AA state title for the second straight year and third time in four seasons, placed Jesse Dooley, Marin Miller, Alexis Polcyn and Becca Bosch on the squad.
Pinewood Prep, which won the SCISA Class AAA state title for All-Lowcountry coach of the year Gail Osborne, is represented by Katie Black and Charlotte Ring.
Also on the first team: Morgan Powers, Casey Murakami and Amy Paparozzi of West Ashley; Sara Goodwin of Ashley Ridge; Regan Van Metre, Julia Shahid, Erin Moriarty and Logan Leask of Bishop England; and Grayson Vevon of James Island.
The All-Lowcountry team was selected using all-state, all-region and all-star game rosters, with input from area coaches.