Eleven CVU players earn soccer honors12/11/08

Dec. 11, 2008

Six players from the Champlain Valley Union High boys soccer team and five from the girls squad have been named to 2008 Coaches All-State Division teams, the All-Metro teams or some combination of the two.


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Champlain Valley Union High soccer captain Matt Sulva looks up the field during his team’s regular season finale against South Burlington High. Sulva received multiple All-State honors.

On the boys team, versatile senior Matt Sulva was named to the Coaches All-State Division 1 first team as a back and was also given a spot on the Burlington Free Press All-State first team, which encompasses all divisions in Vermont.

Also named to the coaches Division 1 team were junior back Chris Beaton, senior forward Jack Jesset and sophomore midfielder Tino Tomasi. Beaton and Tomasi were also honorable mentions on the Free Press’ All-State squad.

The four were also All-Metro first team selections while honorable mentions went to senior forward Tom Eddy and senior midfielder Brayden McKenna.

From the girls team, senior midfielder and captain Asia Sienko and junior midfielder Addie Peterson made the coaches All-State Division 1 listing.

Sienko was also named to the Free Press’ All-State second team.

Sienko and Peterson were also All-Metro first team. Kendall Berry, a sophomore, is on the second team. Honorable mentions went to senior Jahala Dudley and junior Lindsay Kingston.

— By Mal Boright, Observer correspondent