November 23, 2013

Carpenter, Relation pace Div. II girls' soccer all-stars

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.


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.


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.

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