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Upper Valley players earn high school soccer honors

  • Lebanon High's Mary Rainey, left, moves away from Keene's Autumn Benoit during the NHIAA Division II teams' Sept. 20, 2022, game in Lebanon, N.H. Lebanon won, 3-0, with Rainey scoring twice and earning an assist. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover High soccer goalkeeper Ty Nolon screams in exultation after his NHIAA Division I team defeated Windham, 3-0, during the playoff semifinals on Nov. 2, 2022, in Exeter, N.H. Behind Nolon are Roan Palm, left, and Ian Smith. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission.

Staff Report
Published: 11/21/2022 11:06:50 AM
Modified: 11/21/2022 11:06:42 AM

The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association announced the All-State teams for the 2022 season on Friday, as well as the Granite State rosters for the Lions Cup games between top seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont that will take place at Hanover High in the summer of 2023.

Hanover goalkeeper Ty Nolon and Lebanon defender Francis Calandrella were named to the boys’ Lions Cup roster. Nolon helped the Bears reach the NHIAA Division I title game, while Calandrella anchored a Raiders defense that allowed just one goal per game.

On the girls’ side, Lebanon midfielder Mary Rainey and Stevens midfielder/forward Stella Lavertue made the Lions Cup team.

Rainey, a Bowdoin College commit, scored nine of the Raiders’ 23 goals while assisting on five others.

Lavertue was the leading scorer on a Cardinals team that finished 16-2-1 and reached the semifinals in Division III.

Below are the local athletes who earned NHSCA All-State honors for their performance this fall.

BOYS Division I

First team: Ty Nolon, Hanover, senior goalkeeper; Becket McCurdy, Hanover, senior defense; Ryder Hayes, Hanover, junior midfield. Honorable mention: Andrew McGuire, Hanover, sophomore midfield.

Division II

First team: Francis Calandrella, Lebanon, senior defense; Otto Bourne, Lebanon, junior midfield; Nick Brill, Lebanon, junior forward. Bill McFee of Lebanon was named JV Coach of the Year.

Division III

First team: Aidan Smith, Mascoma, junior defense; Zach Thompson, Mascoma, junior midfield.

Honorable mention: Sam Dalke, Stevens, senior midfield.

GIRLS Division II

First team: Mary Rainey, Lebanon, senior midfield.

Division III

First team: Bella Bovell, Stevens, junior defense; Maddy Minckler, Stevens, junior forward.

Second team: Stella Lavertue, Stevens, senior midfield; Tori Dalke, Stevens, senior midfield.

Honorable mention: Hailey Knight, Stevens, senior goalkeeper; Emily Seiler, Mascoma, junior midfield.


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