FORMER COLLEGE, ESSEX HIGH STAR AT HELM OF CVU GIRLS LACROSSE
When the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse team opens its season on Saturday, April 7 at Montpelier High, a new coach with considerable high school and college playing experience will be calling the shots.
Taking over the reins is Erin Malone, a former three-sport captain at Essex High and career record-setter in lacrosse at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She was recently an assistant coach at Essex. At Wesleyan, Malone set a career mark in assists while making the team’s 100-point club.
After opening in Montpelier, Malone and the Redhawks play at Spaulding High in Barre on Wednesday, April 11 before their home opener against Rutland High on Friday, April 13.
HONORS FOR THREE CVU GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Three members of the Division 1 runner-up Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team have earned recognition from the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association.
Sophomore Emily Kinneston was named to the Association’s Division1 and 2 Dream Dozen, which recognizes season-long contributions from underclass players. Also named to the dozen was junior Kari Lavalette of Williston who played at Essex High.
CVU seniors Remi Donnelly and Elana Bayer-Pacht played Saturday for the North team in an annual Division 1 and 2 senior all-star game against the South team at Windsor High with the North winning, 61-59.
CVU’S SISK, HAYES, YANDELL EARN HOCKEY HONORS
High school hockey all division teams were announced recently with CVU’s girls team members Rowan Hayes and Nicole Sisk gaining academic all-star honors.
Hayes, from Burlington High, was a CVU forward while Sisk was the Redhawks’ goalie. Both are seniors.
Qualifications for the Academic All-Star Team include at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
Yarnell, a senior defenseman on the CVU boys team, was a member of the Harris Conference team in Saturday’s Essex Rotary-Key Bank All-Star Hockey Classic which played its Austin Conference counterparts Saturday in the all-senior game at the Essex SkatingFacility. The Austin Conference won, 2-1.