Roundup:Arlington leads all-state list
BENNINGTON — The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association named its All-State team this week, with the Arlington girls leading the way after its first championship since 2009.
In Division IV, seven Eagles were named to the all-state squad. Offensively, Tess Belnap and Haley Mattison, a pair of sophomores who combined for 76 goals this season were chosen, along with midfielder Jamie Keel. Three members of a vaunted back line that allowed only six goals all season were also tabbed, including seniors Aimee Frank, Gracie Smith and sophomore Lilah Ward. Junior goalie Shaana Staab was named as the top keeper in D-IV.
A pair of Long Trail girls were also chosen in senior forward Sionann Harrington and junior midfielder Markie Moore. The two helped Long Trail make its second straight semifinal appearance this season.
In Division I, three Burr and Burton players were chosen, including sophomore Grace Pinkus, who led the team with 19 tallies. Seniors Hannah Pinkus and Emily Bleakie also represent the Bulldogs who reached the Division I title game for the second year in a row.
Mount Anthony's Kaidin Gauthier, the leading scorer this year for the Patriots, also earned all-state honors.
On the boys side, Long Trail had three all-state picks after reaching the Division IV championship game for the first time in school history. Senior forward Will McCullough led the team with 28 goals, while seniors Levin Coe and Eli Sanderson fortified a back line that allowed less than one goal per game this year.
Also in Division IV, Arlington seniors Lane Nolan (defense) and goalie Bailey Cross were picked to represent the Eagles on the all-state squad.
In Division I, Mount Anthony junior forward Jeff Potter represents the Patriots on the all-state squad, Potter led the Patriots with nine goals this year. Burr and Burton midfielder Ben Stewart was also picked, Stewart had 10 goals to top the Bulldogs' list.
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