at you, kid
honors fall athletes
Express Staff Writer
gathered in the Fish Tank last Tuesday to toast the fall athletic
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here. Erika Connelly, Jenny Ruthford, Morgan Arritola break for the ball after blocking a free kick against Minico ealier this season.
Express photo by Willy Cook
were honored by their coaches and peers in three sports; soccer,
volleyball and cross-country. As an added bonus, athletic director John
Remington treated everyone to fun and useful facts about Ketchum and
jayvee soccer coach Phil Huss started off the evening by recognizing his
squad, which compiled a "solid" 3-4-1 record.
worked hard," Huss remarked.
was voted Most Improved. Goalie Luke Fostvedt, who made 50 saves in a
tie against Wood River, was named Most Valuable Player. Connor Wade
earned Most Inspirational. The Coach’s Award was given to Max
coaches Reamy Goodwin and Hilary Nickum guided the girl volleyball team
to a 4-13 mark.
made huge strides individually and collectively," Goodwin said.
Kylie Douglas was voted MVP by her teammates and was also given the
unanimous vote, Most Improved went to Tesla Teitge. Simone Weisz was
named Most Inspirational. In a season-long competition staged during
practice, Annie Alcid was the first-half winner and Patty Ocampo the
soccer coach Kelly Feldman said her team possessed "heart and guts
and determination" epitomized by the Tom Petty song I Won’t
girls have much to be proud of. It was a great year," Feldman said.
The Cutthroats won their first-ever district title and played in two
shootouts at the state tournament.
Award was given to senior co-captains Erika Connelly and Pauli Ochi.
elevated the level of play at practice and games," Feldman said.
Bates was Most Inspirational and Gussi Ochi Most Improved. Morgan
Arritola and Jenny Rutherford were named next season’s captains.
varsity soccer coach Richard Whitelaw, who is as sentimental as your
grandfather’s watch, spoke earnestly about his 18-1 team, which placed
third at state.
sons and daughters are dedicated and hard-working athletes,"
Whitelaw said to the parents in attendance. He also saluted the seniors
on his squad, which lost only two games in two years, as the
"strength of our team."
Chris Cook, Sean Higgins, Josh Sonneland and Ethan Weston scored 127
goals between them and won a state title in 1999.
who surpassed Benji Hill to become the second-leading scorer (76 goals)
in school history was aptly named Top Goal Scorer with 33 this season
and had the Goal of the Year for his left-footed score against Payette
goalie Drew Detwiler of whom Whitelaw said, "his punctuality and
dedication as a player epitomizes what a Cutthroat is," was given
the Factor Award. Detwiler was also voted Most Inspirational.
Sonneland, who started 74 games in his prep career, was named Most
is the best player in our league and should be a great collegiate
player," Whitelaw said.
Watson was named Most Improved.
Valuable Player in the state tournament went to Taylor Rothgeb. Rothgeb
was also named captain for next season.
cross-country, Ben Luck was recognized for his effort and dedication as
the only runner on the team this season.