CVU athletes named to All-State teams

Photo by Al Frey
Senior No. 16 Natalie Durieux is one of four Redhawk girls soccer players on the All State team.

Seven Champlain Valley Union High School soccer players were named to the boys and girls All State soccer teams, as chosen by the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association.

On the boys side, CVU midfielder Nate Coffin, forward Brigham Francis and midfielder Sawyer Miller-Bottoms were all chosen for the Division I first team.

For the girls, four players from the state title winning Redhawks were picked for the All State team. Seniors Natalie Durieux, Hanna Swett and Lindsay Albertelli all earned a nomination, along with sophomore Charlotte Hill.

Photo by Al Frey
CVU linebacker No. 50 Jacob Bortnick has been named to the 2017 North-South Senior All-Star football game.

FOOTBALL
CVU linebacker Jacob Bortnick has been named to the 2017 North-South Senior All-Star football game.

Bortnick will represent the North team, which is being coached by North Country coach Lonnie Wade.

The 17th annual matchup will be played Saturday at Middlebury College’s Youngman Field-Alumni Stadium. Kick off is set for 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, with all proceeds to benefit the scholarship and grant programs of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

CROSS-COUNTRY
Meanwhile, the CVU cross-country teams headed to Belfast, Maine, this past weekend to compete in the New England Championships.

The girls team finished in fourth place, coming in just three points out of third place and the podium. Crossing the finish line first for CVU were Jennifer Ireland in 46th place (19:16.25) and Alice Larson in the 49th spot (19:19.31).

The boys team finished in 30th place, with Jared Leonard coming in as the top finisher for the Redhawks.

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