Thu Jun 12th, 2014
Special to the Drum
Always ready to execute during matches, or at least attempt any sort of elusive dribbling trick learned in practice, and often the most confident Lady Bobcat to do so; now-graduated senior midfielder Cheyenne Cook was the lone Ignacio player named First Team All-Southwestern [Class 3A] Girls’ Soccer after the conclusion of the 2014 season.
Two goals to her name during a difficult 0-12 [overall, SWL] slate, she was joined in receiving some postseason props by now-graduated Honorable Mention All-SWL senior defender Jasmine Red (one goal), as well as freshman forward Tori Archuleta, IHS’ Sportsman of the Year honoree.
Representing Southwestern champions Alamosa (12-3-1, 11-1-0) on the First Team were Nicole Broyles, Darby Bolt, Tayleur Hillis, Taylor Nye and Emily Novotny. SWL runners-up Bayfield (10-5-1, 9-2-1) was represented by Sonja Fleming, Jaida Ross, Maddy Duran and Bryannah Isiordia.
Rounding out the First Team were: Karla Martinez, Maddie Johnson and Kenzie Zaumseil (Telluride); Faith Stults, Megan McKibbon, Lizbeth Beltran (Center); Johannah Laverty, Shannel Wilson (Pagosa Springs); Grace Benasutti, Leta McNatt (Ridgway).
Also named Honorable Mention were: Jessica Berlinger, Amanda Martinez (AHS); Meaghan Mooney, Andrea Zelinski (BHS); Cirkine Sherry, Jenni Ruud (THS); Norma Chavez (CHS); Anissa Lucero (PSHS); Hannah Morris (RHS).
Finally, the league’s other Sportsman of the Year choices were: Edith Arias (AHS), Kate Brennan (BHS), Ting Taylor (THS), Olivia Reinhardt (PSHS) and Benasutti (RHS). Center’s selected player was not reported.
AHS’ Hillis was named Player-of-the-Year, teammate Sara Berlinger the Goalkeeper of the Year and first-year skipper Hawken Hanna the SWL’s Coach of the Year.