MVL field hockey all-stars honored


BENNINGTON >> A handful of local talents were honored for their stellar play this season, receiving all-star nominations in the Marble Valley League.

Burr and Burton Academy's Cydney Jeffery, Erin Cairns, Amelia Cummings and Audriauna Bryant, made all-MVL Division B.

The co-head coaches for BBA, Barb Miceli and Julie Fifield, were also named coaches of the year after leading their team to the Division-II semifinals. Burr and Burton Emily Sullivan was named all MVL Section A honorable mention as well.

Two Mount Anthony players made all-MVL Division-A — Kori Bow and Claire Taub were named all-stars after a 4-10-1 season overall.

Wasaren League girls soccer all-stars named

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Both Hoosick Falls and Cambridge had multiple players named to each of the Wasaren League all-star teams.

Hoosick Falls' Jordyn Haynes, Angela Gonzales and Meg Flynn made first team, while Taylor Mann and Kelly Pine received second team honors.

Haynes, a senior, finished her high school career as Hoosick Falls' all-time leading scorer.

For Cambridge, four of their players received all-star honors. Grace Snyder and Suzie Frisch, were both named first team all-stars, followed by their second team all-star teammates, Miranda Seacord and Hannah VanDeWater.

Cambridge finished the season with a 13-6 record, their best record since 2010.

Eschholz, Young voted state's top HS athletes

VERMONT >> The Vermont Sports Media Association has chosen two multi-sport standouts as its 2015 Athletes of the Years, Mount Mansfield Union High School graduate Alec Eschholz, a track, basketball and soccer star, and Essex High School graduate Kathleen Young, a championship ice hockey and field hockey player.

Eschholz, the VSMA Male Athlete of the Year, and Young, the VSMA Female Athlete of the Year, will be honored at the fourth annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction celebration. The event is set for Saturday, Nov. 14, at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Burlington in South Burlington.

At that dinner, a dozen Vermont sports legends will be inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. A reception will start at 6 p.m. with dinner and the induction celebration starting at 7 p.m.

VSMA members elected Eschholz and Young in statewide balloting. They were chosen from among VSMA monthly winners from this past September through August, plus several at-large candidates nominated by VSMA members.

Eschholz, a spring Mount Mansfield graduate who now attends Dartmouth College, won May Athlete of the Month honors after prevailing in three events in each of the Essex and Burlington invitational track meets that month. He set a state record in the 110-meter hurdles at Essex and also won the 200-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles. At the Burlington meet he won the same three events.

Eschholz was also named Vermont's Gatorade track and field winner for third straight year; lowered his own 110- and 300-hurdles state records to 14.08 and 37.52 seconds, respectively; won four Division I state meet events for the second straight year; repeated in the 300 hurdles and took second in the 110 hurdles at the New England meet; and won the Vermont decathlon with the event's fourth-highest winning point total.

On the soccer pitch, Eschholz, a team captain, played all over the field for in his four years on the MMU varsity.

In basketball, Eschholz averaged 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals for MMU. The Free Press named him first team all-state. He also ran for the MMU indoor track team and won the 55-meter hurdles at the championship meet.

Young, a spring Essex graduate who is now the Harvard University field hockey team's third-leading scorer, became Vermont's best player in two sports. She won VSMA February Athlete of the Month honors after racking up three goals and an assist in the D-I girls' ice hockey final in the Hornets' 5-1 victory over Middlebury that completed an unbeaten (15-0-1) season.

Young, a four-year varsity player, finished her senior season with 34 goals and 11 assists and was named Free Press Miss Hockey for the second straight winter.

That followed a field hockey campaign in which Young repeated as Free Press Player of the Year and was named the Metro Player of the Year for helping the Hornets repeat as D-I champions. Her seven tallies and six assists last fall left her third all-time at Essex in goals (25) and first in helpers (31).

Mount Anthony grad Tyler Mattison was a monthly award winner. The wrestler and football player for the Patriots, Mattison led the defense at the Vermont Shrine game, holding New Hampshire to single-digit rushing totals. He also won an individual state title on the wrestling mat in March. an all-state football player and championship wrestler who was the top Vermont Shrine team defender.

MAU swim team meeting

BENNINGTON >> A pre-season informational meeting for the Mount Anthony swim team will be November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the MAU cafeteria. For more information ,contact head coach Anna Swierad at 447-0148.

Dodgeball at Arlington

ARLINGTON >> Arlington Memorial High School is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium. For those who register before Saturday, the cost to participate is $8 per person or $35 for a team of five players. Individual players will be assigned to a team. Registration on the day of the tournament is $10 per player and $40 per team.

Teams will compete in two age levels: middle school and high school/adult. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team in each age group. A concession stand will be available throughout the tournament. Proceeds benefit the AMHS Class of 2017. For more information or to register early, contact Jena Staab at or Leia Ashikawa at


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