Davison Leads Local All-State Soccer Selections
by Ken Brown
HARDWICK – Hazen Union midfielder Caitlyn Davison capped off a stellar junior campaign on the pitch last week with a selection to the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association (VSCA) All-State Soccer Team.
Davison was a key figure offensively and defensively for a Lady Cat team that started out of the gate slow, but won four of their last six matches in the regular season. Davison got her team rolling in the right direction on Homecoming Weekend when she literally beat the buzzer by one second with an improbable shot to salvage a draw with Oxbow.
After leading her team to another victory with a goal and an assist against Winooski, Davison was back at it again with a miraculous equalizer with a minute left in regulation against Rivendell Academy that super freshman Isabelle Gouin finished off for Hazen in overtime. Davison finished off that amazing three week stretch with the game-winner against Craftsbury Academy two days later to win the second annual OSSU Derby.
She will now turn her attention to the basketball court, where she was a Vermont Dream Dozen selection last winter after an impressive sophomore season.
Local student athletes joining her as the best high school soccer players in the state include Lamoille’s senior forward Barrett Freeman in Division II. Peoples Academy’s senior midfielder Hannah Cleary and senior goalkeeper Josie Simone and Stowe’s Orly Bryan, Sarah Hailey, and Ellie Zimmerman in Division III. Danville’s senior forward Lilah Hall and sophomore midfielder Sloane Morse were also selected after leading the Lady Bears to a seven win season and a 3-0 win over Poultney in the first round of the Division IV playoffs.
Rounding out the rest of the VSCA All-State girls’ selections were: Willow Romo (Brattleboro), Enya Arentzen, Brooks DeShaw, and Rosie Perkinson (Burlington), Willa Bryant, Emilia DeJounge, and Toni Levitas (Burr and Burton), Ava Barron, Tella Dooley, Anna Morton, and Chloe Pecor (CVU), Isabelle Benoure, Maeve MacAuley, Ava Moore, and Kelsi Pratt (Colchester), Madi Jordan, Breya Montague, and Kelsi Scanlon (Essex), Finley Barker and Chloe DeJong (MMU), Bethany Solari and Mackenzie McLaughlin (Rutland), Lily Garey-Wright (SJA), Rachel Kelley and Oakley Machanic (S. Burlington), Addelyn Lilley and Cierra McKay (Harwood), Lia Robinson (Middlebury), Emma Grasso and Holley MacLellan (Milton), Joanna Toy (Mount Abraham), Sienna Mills and Grace Nostrant (Montpelier), Ava Hubbard (MVU), Abine Brueck, Charli Kellaway, and Anya Kennedy (North Country), Linnea Faulkner (Otter Valley), Sunshine Clark, Raven McCray-Fay, and Claire Vincent (Rice), Rayne McClure (Stratton), Sage MacAuley, Rebecca McKelvey, and Yvonne Roberge (Spaulding), Ava Ardovino and Raegan Decker (BFA-Fairfax), Lily Briggs, Brittney Love, and Elizabeth Love (Fair Haven), Autumn Fales and Riley Paul (Green Mountain), Madison Bowman and Sakoya Sweeney (Lake Region), Natalee Spear (Oxbow), Vivvy Davis, Beatrice Lake, and Shiloh Lake (Randolph), Jillian Barry, Amara Calhum-Flowers, and Shannon Hadlock (WRV), Audrey Rupp (Windsor), Isabel Konijnenberg and Dillon Moss (Woodstock), Sidney Herrington, Sarah Tilley, and Taylor Wilkins (Arlington), Jordan Alley and Lauren Joy (Blue Mountain), Ainsley Meyer, Mary Sanderson, and Abby Towle (Leland & Gray), Isabele Anderson, Emma Blodorn, and Lauren Costale (MSJ), Hannah Welch (Poultney), Jenna Devine, Isabelle Greb, and Emma Palmer (Proctor), Ryleigh Butler and Harper Treandly (Rivendell Academy), and Arianna Coombs, Peyton Guay, and Emma Sevigny (West Rutland).