BBA, MAU boys, girls take eight of the 12 spots on the Division A first teams


BENNINGTON — The Marble Valley League all-stars were announced on Monday, with many local athletes honored.

In Division A, Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton Academy each had four players on the first team.

For the D-I semifinalist Patriots, defenders Isaac Salem and Jack Peterson, along with midfielder Garrett Derosia and forward Carter Bentley were chosen as first teamers. BBA's four included Wes Lord, Jack Ams, Ben Stewart and goaltender James Moore.

The rest of the spots were taken by Jacob Godfrey, Eli Henni and Keegan Bliss from Rutland and Mitchell Kelly from Hartford.

In boys Division C, Arlington snagged three spots after making a run into the D-IV final last weekend. Striker Colin Lawler, forward Jared Lacoste and center back Nate Mattison earned the accolade. Leland & Gray, Twin Valley and Green Mountain also each had three players picked.

On the girls' side, BBA and MAU combined for eight of the 12 spots. For the state runner-up Bulldogs who went 17-1 this season, Georgia Lord, Hannah Pinkus, Tess Pollard, Aggie Bisselle and Sara Lochner all were chosen.

Mount Anthony had three players picked — Allie Boudreau, Emily Altland and Bridget Ahearn.

Other choices in Division A for the girls were Rutland's Brooke Woodard, Jordan DelBianco and Loren Henderson, while Brattleboro had Kai Boyd honored.

In the girls Division D, two Arlington players earned first-team accolade — Tess Belnap and Avery Bucchieri, while Grace Smith got a nod as an honorable mention. Proctor and MSJ each had four players on the D first team.

Mascari honored with weekly award

BENNINGTON >> For the second straight time, Southern Vermont College sophomore goalkeeper Melissa Mascari has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week, this time for the period ending November 1.

Mascari was solid in net for the Mountaineers last week, putting up 184 minutes of shutout action before allowing only one goal in a Saturday overtime loss at Lesley University. She recorded her fifth shutout of the year in a Wednesday win at Bay Path, and her lone goal allowed brought her goals against average down to 0.90 in conference action in the regular season.

Wednesday's shutout at Bay Path was Mascari's third straight, and the additional 90 minutes of scoreless action in regulation at Lesley helped the sophomore post a 0.96 goals against average in the month of October. Her five total shutouts thus far this season tie the mark she set last year, giving her 10 on her career to rank just two shy of the all-time SVC record. Mascari currently holds a 1.29 GAA on the year, a number that would be the third-best for a Mountaineer in program history for a single season.

With Mascari's Player of the Week honor last week, Southern Vermont has now taken three of the league's top weekly award this year as senior defender Karina Meza was named such on October 12.

The net minder and the third-seeded Mountaineers are set to host No. 6 Newbury College today at 2 p.m. for an NECC first round playoff match.


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