The Northern Soccer League’s Division II was extremely competitive this season as four teams finished above .500 on the year.
It also possessed two state semifinalists in Chazy and Northern Adirondack. Both the Eagles and the Bobcats made it to Cortland and the state final four in their respective classes.
Seton Catholic, meanwhile, finished with 12 victories on the season, while Moriah came on strong late to capture nine wins and a spot in the Section VII Class D championship game.
Lake Placid was honored with the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award.
The all-star teams and awards were selected by the NSL coaches.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Ashley Carpenter (Seton Catholic)- Carpenter, a senior, has played on the varsity level since eighth grade. She possessed a strong first touch, had great decision making and strong vision. Carpenter played forward mostly, but also provided balance at the attacking midfielder position. She finished the season with 17 goals and 15 assists to lead the way for the Knights.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Sharon Relation (Northern Adirondack)- Relation, in her third season with the Bobcats, led the team to a 15-4-2 record, a Section VII Class C championship and a trip to the state final four.
Kylie Austin (Ticonderoga)- Austin, a senior, led the way offensively for the Sentinels as most of the offensive play went through her. She was a strong leader that led by example, and played numerous positions this season. Austin had a keen ability to see the field well, and this often led to goal opportunities for her teammates.
Carissa Kennedy (Lake Placid)- Kennedy was named captain of the Blue Bombers this season and displayed great leadership. She was the stopper and anchor of Lake Placid’s defense. Despite playing defense, she used her skills to create opportunities for the offense and finished with three assists.
Kinnan Latremore (Chazy)- Latremore, a junior, played many positions this season, including sweeper, stopper and center midfield. She was a skilled playmaker on the season for the Eagles and finished with six goals and eight assists.
Amber Polomsky (Chazy)- Polomsky, a senior, was a strong defender for the Eagles that possessed a talent of battling in the air. She used her speed to defend against the best players on the opposing team, and added five goals and four assists offensively.
Rachel Pombrio (Chazy)- Pombrio, a junior, played center midfield and forward for the Eagles this season, her second as a starter. She led the way offensively for Chazy, scoring 21 goals and assisting on 14 others.
Sarah Slattery (Moriah)- Slattery was a starter for four years at the varsity level. She showed great determination and leadership, both on and off the field this season. Slattery had great ball skills, speed and a strong game knowledge at her defensive position. She tallied eight goals and added three assists on the year.
Halie Snyder (Moriah)- Snyder played both at midfield and at the striker position this season for the Vikings. Moving to striker allowed her to use her speed and skills to have more offensive and finishing opportunities. She finished the year with 14 goals and three assists.
Paige Spittler (Seton Catholic)- Spittler, a senior, topped the Knights with 19 goals on the season and also supplied nine assists. She has great foot skills that go along great with her quickness. Spittler showed great decision making, even while under constant pressure from defenders.
Rachael Venne (Northern Adirondack)- Venne, a junior, was a strong worker for the Bobcats that possessed a ‘never say die’ attitude. She was very active on the field and was able to help wherever she was needed. She finished the season with 20 goals and seven assists.
Elle Warick (Northern Adirondack)- Warick, a senior, had great determination and was fearless throughout the Bobcats’ season. She was an excellent leader that brought a strong drive, maturity and a competitive spirit to a young team. She finished the year with 19 goals and 11 assists.
Lily Whalen (Elizabethtown-Lewis)- Whalen, a senior, was a five-year starter on defense for the Lions. She possessed strength and proved to be very aggressive. She played the ball well out of the air and had a great long ball kick, which made her a threat on direct kicks.
Northern Soccer League
Div. II Girls’ All-Stars
Kylie Austin (Ticonderoga), Carissa Kennedy (Lake Placid), Kinnan Latremore (Chazy), Amber Polomsky (Chazy), Rachel Pombrio (Chazy), Sarah Slattery (Moriah), Halie Snyder (Moriah), Paige Spittler (Seton Catholic), Rachael Venne (Northern Adirondack), Elle Warick (Northern Adirondack), Lily Whalen (Elizabethtown-Lewis)
Olivia Blais (Chazy), Sam Barney (Lake Placid), Alexis Boulrice (Northern Adirondack), Catie Decker (Elizabethtown-Lewis), Shannon Egan (Seton Catholic), Sadie Hamel (Ticonderoga), Anna Lashway (Northern Adirondack), Hannah Laurin (Chazy), Morgan Meachem (Moriah), Andrea O’Hara (Willsboro), Kelli Ryan (Seton Catholic)
Most Valuable Player: Ashley Carpenter (Seton Catholic)
Coach of the Year: Sharon Relation (Northern Adirondack)
Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award: Lake Placid