Academy of the Holy Names junior Ava Panto was named the Player of the Year when the Colonial Council announced its girls soccer all-stars Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Panto scored a team-high 38 goals and added eight assists to help Holy Names win the Colonial Council Liberty Division and the Section 2 Class B titles.
Four more Holy Names players – Megan Marini, Bella Tronco, Marissa DeMartino and Grace Field – were named first team all-stars. Schalmont, Voorheesville and Mohonasen also had four players selected to the first team. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls soccer coaches name Ava Panto Player of the Year”
Head coach: Tim Kelley
Last year’s record: 12-4-2
Playoff result: lost to Mechanicville in Class B Sectional semifinals on penalty kicks
Returning starters: Kaelyn Lawson (forward), Jayden Kelley (midfielder), Rebecca Gregg (midfielder), Amanda Gillenwalters (forward), Renee Bogdany (midfielder), Leah Weber (goalkeeper), Julia Gleasman (sweeper), Megan Romansky (defense)
Graduated: Rebecca Clair (forward), Izzy Jobin-Davis (defense), Elliana Windsor (defense), Abby Parker (defense)
Outlook for season: The Blackbirds lost a first team (Clair) and a second team all-league player (Jobin-Davis) to graduation, but they have a player selected to the all-state team (Lawson), a Section 2 all-star (Jayden Kelley) and a first team Colonial Council player (Gregg) back to lead the offense.
“With eight returning starters, we should be good,” said Tim Kelley. “Schalmont and Holy Names will be favorites in the Colonial Council, and maybe newbie Mohonasen.”