April 24, 2014

Soccer coaches honor 14 CVU players

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Champlain Valley Union High soccer players were honored by the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association over the weekend. Kaelyn Kohlasch (left) was named Defensive Player of the Year and Haliana Burhans (right) Offensive Player of the Year. Emily Kinnestone (second from left) scored an All-Metro honorable mention and Mackenzie Kingston made the Coaches’ All-State Division 1 team, along with Burhans, Kohlasch and Emma Davitt. (Observer courtesy photo)

Champlain Valley Union High soccer players were honored by the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association over the weekend. Kaelyn Kohlasch (left) was named Defensive Player of the Year and Haliana Burhans (right) Offensive Player of the Year. Emily Kinnestone (second from left) scored an All-Metro honorable mention and Mackenzie Kingston made the Coaches’ All-State Division 1 team, along with Burhans, Kohlasch and Emma Davitt. (Observer courtesy photo)

The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association named four Champlain Valley Union High girls and three boys to its all-state teams, while five other girls and two boys drew All-Metro mentions.

In addition, attacker Haliana Burhans and defender Kaelyn Kohlasch were named Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

Burhans, who put away 25 goals, and Kohlasch were named to the Coaches’ All-State Division 1 team, along with teammates Emma Davitt and Mackenzie Kingston.

CVU boys’ all-state selections were midfielder Joe Castano, defender Zach Evans and goalie Brandon O’Connell.

Burhans, Kohlasch, Kingston and midfielder Paige DuBrul were named to the Burlington Free Press All-State first team, while Davitt was placed on the second team, along with goalie Maddie Turneau.

Audrey Morehouse was a Free Press honorable mention. All-Metro honorable mentions went to Morehouse, DuBrul, Emily Kinneston and Audrey Allegretta.

Castano and Evans of the Division 1 runner-up boys were Free Press first team selections, while O’Connell was honorable mention.

Richard Baccei and Tucker Shelley, both attackers, were second team All-Metro.

Metro coach of the year is St. Johnsbury Academy’s Stephen Levesque.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent

 
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