Girls soccer Regional all-stars

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Grace Pinkus, BBA

Pinkus led Burr and Burton to an 11-4 season with 23 goals, which was more than half of the team's total of 41 on the year in 2019. Pinkus scored multiple goals in six of the team's games, including four in a win over Mill River and hat tricks against St. Johnsbury, Brattleboro, Leland & Gray and Rutland. A senior, Pinkus will play soccer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst next fall.

Co-Offensive Player of the Year

Lilah Ward, Arlington

Ward moved from her natural position -- defense -- up into a striker position and was one of the more prolific scorers with 23 goals on the year. The Eagles went 11-6, reaching the state semifinals in Division IV for the third straight season. Ward had multiple goals in eight games, including seven goals in two playoff games against Richford and Blue Mountain.

She was named to the first team in the Southern Vermont League's D Division.

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Co-Offensive Player of the Year

Molly Sanderson, Long Trail

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Sanderson was the engine for the Long Trail girls soccer team this season, scoring 19 of the team's 33 goals for the Division IV Mountain Lions. She scored multiple goals in seven games, including hat tricks against Mount St. Joseph and Twin Valley. She also helped the Mountain Lions pull a playoff upset with a win over Danville.

Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Carol Herbert, BBA

Already a three-year varsity starter, Herbert, a junior, backstopped the Burr and Burton girls soccer team to a 11-4 record and a No. 2 seed in Division I in 2019. She had five shutouts and never allowed more than three goals in any game. The team allowed only 16 goals on the year, an average just over one goal a game. Herbert was named the first-team goalie on the Southern Vermont League all-star team.

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Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Emma Salem, Mount Anthony

Salem, a senior, led Mount Anthony's defense to the tune of a 1.43 goals-against-average in 2019. Other than outliers against CVU and Essex, the MAU defense didn't allow more than two goals in 14 of the team's 16 games. Salem was named a first-team Southern Vermont League all-star at the end of the year. Salem will attend Middlebury College in the fall and major in biology.

Coach of the Year

Mark Boudreau, MAU

Boudreau led the Patriots to a 10-6 record in 2019, the coach's fifth winning season in a row leading Mount Anthony girls soccer. The Patriots won a playoff game for the third straight year, with a victory against Spaulding. The win was part of a seven-game win streak during the season that included wins over rivals Brattleboro, BBA and Rutland. At the end of the season, he was chosen for the Southern Vermont League's top coach award.


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