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November 28, 2012

Honan, Surprenant honored in Div. I girls' All-Stars

The Northern Soccer League had one of its best seasons in terms of talent in Division I girls’ soccer this year.

Beekmantown finished the season with a perfect 11-0-2 regular season record, while Northeastern Clinton (10-1-1) finished just behind the Eagles.

Both Saranac (7-4-1) and Plattsburgh (6-4-2) also rounded out the year above .500, while the Hornets went from the No. 4 seed in the Section VII Class B playoffs to capture the title.

AuSable Valley, which struggled against the bigger schools in Div. I during the regular season, used its experience to capture the Section VII Class C title.

The Eagles had four players selected to the First-Team All-Star squad. The Cougars had two player selected, which included the division’s Most Valuable Player, and had the Coach of the Year.

The Hornets had three players selected to the First Team, while the Chiefs were honored with two.

Saranac Lake was selected as the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award winner for the season.

All-Star teams were selected by the Northern Soccer League coaches.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Mallory Honan (Northeastern Clinton)- Honan, a senior who has earned two previous All-Star selections, was named the Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.

Honan finished as the area’s top scorer with 47 points on the season (19 goals and nine assists). She is a great all-around player who can use both of her feet effectively. Her speed is an exceptional asset and she displays a natural ability to find the back of the net.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Tim Surprenant (Northeastern Clinton)- Surprenant helped guide a very talented Northeastern Clinton team to a 10-1-1 Northern Soccer League record, which was good for second place in the division.

The Cougars were one of two teams, along with Plattsburgh, to tie Beekmantown during the regular season. Northeastern Clinton’s lone loss in the regular season came to the Eagles.

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