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Lisbon Central honors fall sports participants


LISBON – Lisbon Central School senior athletes Ryan Buckley, for boys soccer, and Jackie Sovie and Beth Crowley, for girls soccer, were the speakers at Wednesday’s Fall Sports Awards night.

All three spoke highly of their coaching staffs, the LCS administration and support staffs and the Lisbon community during their special seasons.

Both Sovie and Crowley spoke about a special season and what it takes to accomplish it and the laughs along the way. Quoting Jimmy Valvano, Sovie said If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.

Both Crowley and Sovie said “And we had something special”

Buckley was very vocal about community.

“I just want to thank our community for their tremendous support,” said Buckley. “There are many lessons I learned playing soccer and sports that I couldn’t have without sports. I’ve learned a lot about completing goals and the benefits of feeling accomplishments.”

Buckley finished his speech as every closing soccer speech should, “Boys-Girls Back to the Drawing Board.”

During the 2013 Fall Campaign, the Varsity Girls Team finished the season at 13-3-2 with a Class D semi-final berth and also captured the OFA Preseason Championship. The Varsity Boys team took second place in the very tough NAC West Division.

Also during the special night, 62 athletes were honored as Lisbon Academic All Americans for a GPA of 85 or above.

Girls Modified Soccer: Coach Michelle Kelley thanked her team and assistant Brooke Putney for their dedication. “We had 29 girls and each one of them brought their own personality and uniqueness to the team. On paper our win-loss record didn’t show how we improved,” said Kelley.

Members of the team were: Hallie Addison, Sierra Ashley, Hannah Beebie, Marissa Bigelow, Annah Burdick, Reilly Burwell, Adrian Duvall, Michaela Fields, McKenna Gray, Riley Green, Lorriane Hollis, Cheali Kench, Alexis LaFlair, Caysie Lampett, Randi Legault, Trisha Martin, Brielle McKee, Dana Olmstead, Anna Robinson, Emma Stemples, Abbie Thompson, Lauren Truesdell, Hope Walker, Paige Woods, Haley Oshier, Andee Farrand, Sierra Seguin, Sydney Mee, Abby Hollis.

Boys Modified Soccer: Coach Dickie Marcellus spoke about how soccer can be a cruel game. “Soccer was a cruel game to us this season. Last year we went 11-0-3 and allowed six goals. This year we allowed just nine totals and our record didn’t show it as we finished 4-6-2. The skill is there but we’ve got to get bigger, stronger and faster,” said Marcellus.

Coach Marcellus handed out certificates to : Austin Bleau, Patrick Buckley, Austin Cadrette, Hunter Forsythe, Tucker Jordan, Joshua O’Brien, Adam Robinson, Allan Robinson, Carson Smith, Nicholas Taylor. Jack Gray,. Nick Spooner, Hunter Gray, Connor Massia, Logan Lawton, Colton Stemples, Braeden Martin.

Canton Cross Country: Canton coach Tom Vandewater told the crowd that Laura Pierce is a “runner’s runner. He thanked the Pierce family for their willing to share their children with the Canton program and said Laura was instrumental in a Second Place New York State Cross Country finish this season where Pierce finished fourth in Class C with a time less than a minute off her previous time on the state course in Queensbury.

Eric Burke also acknowledged who Damien George played football at Canton this fall.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Scott Richardson began his speech with a joke. “What do women think?”

His paper was blank.. creating a laugh.

All joking aside, Coach Richardson thanked his team for a special season which concluded in a loss to eventual Class D Champion Chateaugay.

“It was a long 12 weeks but we accomplished a lot,” Richardson said of his 13-3-2 squad which saw 14 girls contribute to 51 goals on the season led by Maddie Vine’s 22 goals. The Knights also received 11 shutouts by Jackie Sovie who surpassed the 600 save mark for a career as Lisbon’s NAC West Division Defensive MVP.

Both Sovie and Jimmy Robinson had 30 career shutouts in goal and will graduate this spring.

Joining Jackie Sovie and Vine as First Team All-NAC West selections was Beth Crowley and second team berths went to: Alex Amo, Alyshia Murray an d Holly Williams.

Hannah Richardson was named NAC Sportsmanship winner while Amo, Katelyn Barney, Maeve Bowdish, Beth Crowley, Rileigh Mee, Hannah Richardson, Rebekah Robinson, Jackie Sovie, Katie Sovie, Maddie Vine, and Fayeanne West earned NAC All Academic Awards.

Presented certificates by Richardson were: Alyshia Murray, Maggie Crowley, Madeline Caufield, Rileigh Mee, Hanna Richardson, Rebekah Robinson, Maddie Vine, Holly Williams, Adrien Hyde, Alex Amo, Maeve Bowdish, Fayeanne West, Aneissa Fields, Katie Barney, Katie Sovie, Beth Crowley, Sierra Erwin, Claire Donaldson, Courtney Green, Jackie Sovie, and Kristen Warner.

Boys Varsity Soccer: Youth was served in 2013 according to Coach Bill Reed. “We had a very solid team this season and the average grade was 10.3. We placed second to a very good Harrisville team in the NAC West and finished 13-1-2 with 48 goals scored and 13 allowed. It’s going to hard to replace goalies next year at Lisbon speaking highly of Jimmy Robinson and the girls goalie Jackie Sovie. 60 combined shutouts is pretty amazing.”

The Knights were led by NAC West Offensive MVP Adam Kelley who scored 21 goals this season and first team All NAC West selections Ryan Buckley, Jake Putney, Jimmy Robinson, second team picks Cody James and Tristan Vine and NAC Sportsmanship Award recipient John Hunter.

Kody Allen, Ryan Buckley, Donald Duprey, Adam Kelley, Coleman Smith, and Tristan Vine were honored with All Academic NAC awards.

Presented certificates by Coach Bill Reed were: Logan Matthews, Ryan Mason, Koby Jordan, Josh Lampett, Kane Jordan, Reily Alberto, Cody James, Tristan Vine, Adam Kelley, Ryan Buckley, Jake Pellerin, Jake Putney, Conor Hammond, Jake Kiah, Pedro Janini, John Hunter, Jordan Carr, Kody Allen, Donnie Duprey, Coleman Smith and Jimmy Robinson.

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