All-SWL Soccer: Two rep IHS

Ignacio's Krissy Velasquez
Krissy Velasquez punts
Tristan Boone
Ignacio's Krissy Velasquez, to the chagrin of Ridgway's Emma Haaland (right), dives and smothers a RHS shot during 3A/2A Southwestern League play at IHS Field during the 2015 season. The three-year Lady Bobcat senior was named First Team All-SWL, as was the first-year Lady Demon freshman.
Ignacio's Krissy Velasquez punts the ball away during 3A/2A Southwestern League action at IHS Field during the 2015 season. She was named First Team All-League to end her senior year.
Ignacio's Tristan Boone disregards a Bayfield challenger while retaining possession during 3A/2A Southwestern League road work at Wolverine Country Stadium during the 2015 season. The standout junior was named Honorable Mention All-League after netting a team-best two goals this spring.
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum

Officially able to put two shots into enemy nets this spring, now-senior Tristan Boone not only was excitingly close with a few more of Ignacio’s hard-earned tries, she was just as exciting in simply nearing the net.

Unafraid to rub – or utilize – elbows in all thirds of the pitch, Boone was named Honorable Mention All-Southwestern [Class 3A/2A] League for 2015 and will be one of Oscar Cosio’s most solid foundation stones next year when IHS will have to find a replacement for graduated goalie Krissy Velasquez – the Lady Bobcats’ team MVP and also a First Team selection for her work under near-constant fire.

She was one of three backstops saluted by the SWL as such, joining Pagosa Springs’ steady senior Sara Chronowski and Telluride’s springy sophomore Whitney Wells. Bayfield sophomore Kailee Millard headed up the Honorable Mention All-League recipients, but was the loop’s pick for Keeper-of-the-Year.

PSHS senior Johannah Laverty was named Player-of-the-Year, but the Coach-of-the-Year – likely either Alamosa’s first-year Martin Wolffe, BHS’ Jennifer Zelinski or Center’s Brandon Selby –still was not listed or reported by press time despite inquiries of multiple SWL athletic directors and coaches.

Nor were any circuit-recognized players from league champion AHS or CHS, the Southwestern’s emerging surprise squad and its representative in CHSAA’s maiden Class 2A State Tournament.

Other known First Team picks were seniors Andrea Zelinski and Meaghan Mooney, and juniors Bryannah Isiordia and Maddy Duran of Bayfield, Pagosa senior Shannel Wilson, THS soph Kenzie Zaumseil and Ridgway freshman Emma Haaland.

RHS junior Jessica Walsh was Honorable Mention All-SWL, with THS sophs Ting Taylor and Sammy Stenhammer, PSHS sophs Hayley Mitchell and Hannah Marnocha and BHS senior Koya Maniss.


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