November 21, 2012

Farrell, Hooper lead Div. III girls' All-Stars


— The Indian Lake/Long Lake girls’ soccer team had a superb 2012 season, which included a perfect record through the Northern Soccer League schedule.

The Orange were recognized for their terrific play this season with four First-Team All-Stars and the Division III Most Valuable Player.

Minerva/Newcomb had three players selected to the team, while Keene and Westport each had two.

Schroon Lake was selected as the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship winner.


Shannon Farrell (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- Farrell, a junior, was selected as the 2012 NSL Div. III Most Valuable Player. She finished the season with eight goals and eight assists.

Farrell played all over the field, including offense, midfield and defense — playing wherever was needed for her team to capture the victory. She matched up against many of the opposing team’s top players throughout the season.


Fred Hooper (Keene)- Hooper has been coaching soccer for 34 years in some capacity, whether that be for boys or girls, or in the high school or collegiate levels.

He took over at Keene in 1994 and has helped guide the Beavers ever since.


Amanda Wolf (Crown Point)- Wolf, a junior was Division III’s top goalie as she helped keep the Panthers in many games with amazing saves.

Wolf finished the season with 152 saves as she was able to use her athletic ability to deny a lot of goal opportunities by her opponents.

Makenzie Winslow (Minerva/Newcomb)- Winslow, just a sophomore, led her team in scoring on the season with 20 goals and six assists.

She helped anchor a strong offense for the Mountaineers and is extremely aggressive in creating scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates.

Morgan King (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- King, a senior, was one of the faster players on the field and was the Orange’s top scorer on the season.

She finished with 14 goals and five assists on the year, on a team that scored 43 goals on the season. King increased her goal scoring in each of her four year on the varsity squad.

Abi Veverka (Schroon Lake)- Veverka, a junior, has been the team’s top scorer for the past two seasons. She is an aggressive, yet skilled player and is tough for defender’s to handle on the front line.

Emily Rascoe (Westport)- Rascoe, a junior, was one of the leading scorers on the Eagles this season. She played wings and center striker on the year and used her passing skills to create a lot of opportunities for her teammates.

Rascoe had a great eye for the ball and always managed to get to the ball by being in the right spot.

Sadie Holbrook (Keene)- Holbrook, a senior, led the way for the Beaver defense this season. She is fast and skilled as a defender and proved to be a strong leader on and off the field for Keene.

Brendee Russell (Westport)- Russell, a junior, played primarily at stopper for the Eagles this season, though she did spend some time at center halfback.

Russell led the team in scoring and did an outstanding job controlling the midfielders. She is very aggressive and possesses a strong foot, with the ability to score from beyond 25 yards.

Kaylyn Bennett (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- Bennett, a senior, was a strong defensive player for the Orange this season. As a team, Indian Lake/Long Lake allowed just four goals the entire season.

Bennett is a fast player, which proved critical at times. She was fearless and always very aggressive to the ball.

Gabby McNally (Minerva/Newcomb)- McNally, a junior, anchored the defense for the Mountaineers after they lost their entire backline, including their goalie, to graduation.

McNally helped keep opponents’ scoring chances to a minimum on the season, and despite only playing offense briefly, she finished the year with a goal.

Megan Hall (Keene)- Hall, a senior, combined with Holbrook to make a very potent defense this season. She marked many of the top players this season and didn’t give them much space or time with the ball.

Dakota Bennett (Minerva/Newcomb)- Bennett, a junior, set up her teammates for many scoring chances on the season. She finished the year with five goals and nine assists.

Bennett used her speed, athletic ability and stamina to go strong for the full 80 minutes every game.

Jill Miller (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- Miller, a senior, was second on the team in scoring with 11 goals and five assists on the season.

She combined with Morgan King to create a potent 1-2 scoring punch for the Orange. Miller was also a valuable team leader for Indian Lake/Long Lake, being named captain to the team.

Jessica Bain (Indian Lake/Long Lake) – Bain, a senior, helped lead the Orange defense at stopper during the season.

Indian Lake/Long Lake allowed only three goals throughout the Northern Soccer League’s regular season.

Bain also took a lot of the team’s free kicks and finished the year with three goals and four assists.

2012 Northern Soccer League

Division III All-Stars


Amanda Wolf (Crown Point), Makenzie Winslow (Minerva/Newcomb), Morgan King (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Abi Veverka (Schroon Lake), Emily Rascoe (Westport), Sadie Holbrook (Keene), Brendee Russell (Westport), Kaylyn Bennett (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Gabby McNally (Minerva/Newcomb), Megan Hall (Keene), Dakota Bennett (Minerva/Newcomb), Jill Miller (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Jessica Bain (Indian Lake/Long Lake).


Lindsay Reynolds (Schroon Lake), Ranya Hamdan (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Emily Waters (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Madison Miller (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Ellie Schwoebel (Westport), Ellen Kiely (Crown Point), Brittany Foote (Crown Point), Shelby McGuinness (Crown Point), Shelby Hogan (Minerva/Newcomb), Sodie Stoner (Keene), Hanna Whitney (Keene).

Most Valuable Player: Shannon Farrell (Indian Lake/Long Lake).

Coach of the Year: Fred Hooper (Keene).

Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award: Schroon Lake.