Brentsville Peyton McGovern, Scott Kerns Headline Class 3 All-State Girls Soccer Team

Named 'Player of the Year' and "Coach of the Year,'

Brentsville’s Peyton McGovern with a one-on-one against Tabb’s goalie during the state quarterfinals.
Brentsville’s Peyton McGovern with a one-on-one against Tabb’s goalie during the state quarterfinals.
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Brentsville District senior midfielder Peyton McGovern is the Virginia High School League's Class 3 Player of the Year, and Brentsville District head coach Scott Kerns is the Class 3 Coach of the Year.

The two-time Class 3 Player of the Year, the Florida State-bound attacking midfielder finished her brilliant season with 32 goals and 26 assists. McGovern’s two goals in the state final led the Tigers to their second-straight state title with a 2-1 win over Western Albemarle.

Her first goal came from the penalty spot with six minutes left in regulation, and then a 30-yard screamer in the first overtime for the game-winner. A three-time first-team all-state selection, McGovern finished her career with 91 goals and 75 assists.

In his second season leading the Brentsville program, Kerns has produced back-to-back state championships. 

Kerns now owns a 39-3-0 record after stepping down as the head girls coach at Colgan for one season in 2017 after taking over the program in its inaugural season. Before leaving for Colgan, Kerns coached 13 seasons at Woodbridge, leading the Vikings to a 161-63-1 record, qualifying for the state tournament three times, including two trips to the state semifinals.

Head Coach Scott Kerns preps Brentsville during pre-game for the state quarterfinals against Tabb.

The all-state soccer team consists of five forwards, five midfielders, five defenders, and one goalkeeper. Only those players selected first-team all-region are eligible for selection to the all-state team. The all-state selection committee comprises eight coaches, with two from each region.


Forward Taylor Walker Lafayette 11

Forward Maddie Miller Meridian 12

Forward Emma Rice Lord Botetourt 12

Forward Adelie Condra Wilson Memorial 12

Forward Lexi King Lafayette 12

Midfield Peyton McGovern Brentsville District 12

Midfield Phebe Ryan Western Albemarle 12

Midfield Ceci Riggs Lafayette 11

Midfield Aubrey Earman Brentsville District 10

Midfield Asia Knight Wilson Memorial 11

Defense Savannah Vonderhaar Brentsville District 12

Defense Chloe Gates Western Albemarle 11

Defense Madilyn Rolader Brentsville District 12

Defense Kira Moore Lafayette 11

Defense Amber Cason Wilson Memorial 12

Goalkeeper Haley Garber Brentsville District 11



Forward Riley Coombs Brentsville District 10

Forward Jasmine Twyman Fauquier 10

Forward Shea Mansisidor Lafayette 9

Forward Ava Rose Christiansburg 11

Forward Bria Harvey Lord Botetourt 11

Midfield Riley Bennett Lafayette 10

Midfield Janie Qing Tabb 12

Midfield Gabby Carnevali Cave Spring 9

Midfield Riley Guzo Cave Spring 10

Midfield Katherine Woodward Lord Botetourt 11

Defense Ella Black Fauquier 11

Defense Mandi Lynch Lafayette 11

Defense Ella Brown Tabb 12

Defense Charlie Wright Cave Spring 9

Defense Lily Mosely Lord Botetourt 11

Goalkeeper Elana Romesburg Western Albemarle 12

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