Sports Notes (7/23/09)

July 23, 2009

CVU softball player earns All-Metro honor

Junior Emily Himberg, catcher for the Champlain Valley Union High softball team, was accorded Metro Division All-League team honorable mention by the division’s coaches.

Two former CVU soccer stars in Twin State action

Vermont’s boys won and the girls bowed last Saturday in the Twin State Soccer Cup games between graduated seniors from the Green Mountain State and New Hampshire at Rindge, N.H.

The Vermont boys team, which included Champlain Valley Union High’s Matt Sulva, whipped New Hampshire’s stars 3-1 and cut the Granite State’s overall lead in the series to 15-8-4. Ethan Martin and Rob Cole, both from South Burlington High, had goals for Vermont.

Asia Sienko, captain of last fall’s CVU girls team, was a member of the Vermont squad. The Green Mountain State team lost to New Hampshire, 4-2, despite a pair of scores by Natalie LeClair of Essex High. New Hampshire hiked its series advantage to 16-7-4.

Four CVU baseball players draw league honors

A senior, two juniors and a freshman from the 2009 Champlain Valley Union High baseball team have gained all-league mention by the Metro Division coaches.

Infielder Drew Nick, the freshman, and junior outfielder Collin Teator were named to the All-Metro second team.

Honorable mentions went to senior catcher and co-captain Joe Myers, along with pitcher and infielder Andrew Leckerling, a junior.

Sean Rugg of Rice Memorial High and a member of the S.D. Ireland American Legion team, which features local players, was an infielder on the second All-Metro team.