Well we’ve already unveiled the area athletes named to New Hampshire’s all-state volleyball and field hockey teams, so today we thought we’d acknowledge those named to the Granite State’s all-state girls soccer team.
Beginning in Division IV, it was now surprise 4th-ranked Sunapee had four representatives after a season that ended with an exciting loss in the semifinals to the eventual champions. Leading the way for the Lakers was the team’s leading scorer in Sydney Clark, whose speed and handles turned every possession into a scoring opportunity, landing the junior a spot on the first team.
Also on the first team was junior Faith Larpenter, who’s solid play in the backfield helped her team to 10 shutouts over the regular-season and playoffs combined. Senior Lexi Hamilton earned honorable mention in her final high-school season, as did sophomore Madeline Austin for her ability to score from almost anywhere on the field.
All four of our Division III schools landed athletes on the second team and honorable mention list, with an impressive 10 local players honored in all.
Kearsarge junior Maicy Hansen was the lone Cougar named to the second team, while Mariah Chase and Katrina Batista represented Newport. For Fall Mountain, it was Sophie Bushey and Dana Dearborne who earned second-team honors after a strong season that landed the team a spot in the quarterfinals. Kearsarge’s Kaileigh Davis, Fall Mountain’s Josie Holt, Newport’s Hannah Stark and Stevens’ Kelsey Belisle and Jazmyn Griffen earned honorable mention.
And finally in Division II, it was the champion Hanover Marauders who was represented by four athletes, with Eliza Laycock and Kelly Brigham being named to the first team. Lebanon was also represented on the first team thanks to the play of Kassidee Rogers in what was a 3-11-2 season.
Congratulations to all those athletes, and stay tuned next week when we unveil the local athletes named to New Hampshire’s All-State boys soccer team.