It has been three straight years that the CVU men have come in first in the Vermont State High School Golf Tournament.
Football, soccer and cross country running are all in play as the fall sports season begins.
Vermont men and women both won their matches in Hanover, New Hampshire, against the “Granite Staters” in the annual Twin-State Soccer Cup.
CVU’s Jesse Klein joined Milton’s Chance Rose as High School All Americans as selected by the United Coaches Soccer Organization. Both were also among six Vermont players earning All Region honors. Jesse was joined on that squad by her teammate Josie Pecor.
This fall’s Redhawk athletes exhibited quite a mix of cheers and groans. Both soccer teams led the groans as the men lost to Essex in overtime in the Division I semi-finals and the top-ranked CVU women were upset by South Burlington with a late-game goal in the state finals to give the Wolves a 2-1 win.
CVU men golfers won their third straight Division I title on the Quechee course earlier this month. A team effort in which the four Redhawks shot in the 70s and low 80s with seven birdies among the group. Evan Forrest and Alex Leonard both struck the ball 78 times.
For a number of years, fall sports revolved around soccer on the fields and cross-country running in the woods. That has changed as do the leaves this time of year
For men’s and women’s soccer teams, the friendly confines of UVM’s Buck Hard Field proved once again that the Redhawks of both genders were best in the state.
CVU is no longer just soccer central
There was a time not too far back when CVU was titled “Soccer Central” for its domination in that fall sport. Well, lo and behold, soccer domination has spread to other sports.
Saturday, Sept. 21, was a wonderful sunny day of soccer with 138 players on 74 teams from 13 different towns participating in the Jamboree. We would like to extend a BIG thank you to the donation of time and items received from Spear’s Store, parents, coaches and town volunteers. The proceeds from the event will go to the Mack Scholarship Fund.
If you wonder where CVU High School’s excellence in cross-country running begins, you need look no further than the middle-school teams in the district. Charlotte, Shelburne and Williston have proven their mettle in recent races.
After taking a hard hit from Rutland in its opening season game under new coach, Rahn Fleming, the Redhawks recuperated and came back for a week-two win over Mount Mansfield, 27-18. Charlotte’s Seth Boffa seemed to be the running back of choice as he made up for a fourth-quarter fumble to score the final touchdown for CVU, which assured the victory. Angelos Carroll set up Seth’s run by sneaking under several tacklers, and with a minute left in the game, Seth broke through another several defenders to score. It was his second TD of the game. Ryan Canty was active defensively, particularly in the second half when it counted most. He forced the MMU quarterback to scramble and miss his passes on several occasions.
Redhawk runners hit the trail at Thetford Academy
The oldest independent school in the state, just over the Connecticut River from New Hampshire, was the site of this year’s Vermont State cross-country championship.
Back in the old days of fall sports, CVU was known as “Soccer Central” because it was that in the state, and there was not much else. Now, however, there is “else” in the Redhawk picture, primarily cross country and volleyball, which also stand undefeated this year, and football, which, while off to a rocky start, looks to improve over the course of the season so that its future years can make it competitive with its traditional rivals.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, we hosted our 36th Annual Soccer Jamboree at Charlotte Central School. The morning started out chilly, but by midday the sun was shining, making for a perfect fall day of soccer!
Before winter sports head into full swing, coaches and the Burlington Free Press sports writers selected players from across Vermont for their prowess this fall in field hockey, while the coaches did the same for men and women in soccer.
White and red claim women’s soccer championship
CVU women’s soccer capped an undefeated season with a 1-0 win over Burr and Burton Academy on November 4. It was their sixth straight title and 17th state championship overall. That’s right, “Soccer Central” lives up to its name once again.