Thu Jun 11th, 2015
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.