— 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.
Lauren O’Connor (Beekmantown)- O’Connor, a sophomore, wrapped up her third season as the starting goalkeeper for the Eagles. She finished the season with 78 saves and seven shutouts.
O’Connor made some outstanding saves as the last line of defense to help keep Beekmantown undefeated through the regular season.
Marle Curle (Plattsburgh)- Curle, a senior, makes the First Team for the second time in her career. She played forward for the Hornets in what was her fourth season on the varsity team.
Curle had one of her most productive seasons offensively with 13 goals and five assists. She used her athletic ability and some tenacious effort to help Plattsburgh to numerous scoring chances.
Cieara Duquette (Plattsbugh)- The senior provided a strong anchor to a solid defensive lineup for the Hornets.
Duquette, who wrapped up a four-year varsity stint, used her speed and physical play to hold opposing players to limited scoring chances.
Summer Gillespie (Saranac)- Gillespie, a sophomore, was a well-rounded player for the Chiefs this season. She matched up against the best player on the opposing team but also provided playmaking ability.
Gillespie finished the season with three goals and five assists.
Amy LoTemplio (Saranac)- LoTemplio, a sophomore, was an ironman on the season for the Chiefs. She played nearly every minute of every game, proving her stamina.
LoTemplio possesses great playmaking ability, and she finished the year with eight goals and five assists. She was also asked to mark talented players on opposing teams defensively.
Amanda Peterson (Beekmantown)- Peterson, a senior, was a captain and four-year starter for the Eagles. She played sweeper and used her awareness to limit scoring chances for opponents.
Peterson showed great foot skills and displayed excellent leadership for Beekmantown on defense.
Kiley Regan (Beekmantown)- Regan, a junior, played center midfield for the Eagles and finished with five goals and eight assists. She possesses great foot and passing skills to help control the midfield.
Regan has great field vision and awareness, and also showed great leadership for Beekmantown.
Molly Roush (Northeastern Clinton)- Roush, a senior, is a versatile player who played midfield for the Cougars this season, though she was comfortable playing both offense and defense.
Roush finished the season with nine goals and 12 assists. She used her passion for the game and honing of her skills to become of the most productive players in the league.
Vanessa Salamy (Saranac Lake)- The senior played sweeper for the Red Storm in her fourth season on the varsity squad. She used her speed and instincts to help stop many potential goals.
Salamy was selected as a team captain on the season and also provided three assists.
Madison Trombley (Plattsburgh)- Trombley makes the First Team for the second time in her career. The senior played center midfield for the Hornets this season, finishing the year with five goals and three assists.
Trombley possesses great skills in dribbling and passing, which created a lot of scoring chances for Plattsburgh on the year.
Kallie Villemaire (Beekmantown)- Villemaire, a sophomore, was selected as captain for the Eagles this season and moves up to the First Team from the Second Team last year.
Villemaire finished the season as one of the league’s top scorers with 14 goals and 12 assists. She shows outstanding knowledge and dedication to the game, which has made her one of the top players in the area.
2012 Northern Soccer League
Division I All-Stars
Lauren O’Connor (Beekmantown), Marle Curle (Plattsburgh), Cieara Duquette (Plattsburgh), Summer Gillespie (Saranac), Amy LoTemplio (Saranac), Amanda Peterson (Beekmantown), Kiley Regan (Beekmantown), Molly Roush (Northeastern Clinton), Vanessa Salamy (Saranac Lake), Madison Trombley (Plattsburgh), Kallie Villemaire (Beekmantown).
Ashley Carpenter (Peru), Carlee Casey (Beekmantown), Jamie Favreau (Saranac), Shanae Jodoin (Beekmantown), Rachel Knapp (AuSable Valley), Brooke Knight (Plattsburgh), Katie Matott (Northeastern Clinton), Mary Mazzella (Peru), Michaela McDonough (Northeastern Clinton), Alexandra Putnam (Beekmantown), Logan Snow (AuSable Valley), Jenny Ward (Saranac Lake).
Most Valuable Player: Mallory Honan (Northeastern Clinton).
Coach of the Year: Tim Surprenant (Northeastern Clinton).
Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award: Saranac Lake.