A pair of former Vermont high school soccer standouts remain in the hunt for NCAA championships this weekend.
Champlain Valley Union graduate Kyle Logan and the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen beat Rockhurst 2-1 in the Division II men’s semifinals on Thursday night to reach today’s championship game against Carson-Newman at 3 p.m. Logan, a junior, has appeared in 21 games with 13 starts, recording a goal and an assist.
South Burlington’s Allie Flaherty is a freshman on the William Smith women’s team that reached the Division III final with a 1-0 win over Capital on Friday. She has appeared in four games this season.
The Herons meet Trinity (Texas), which knocked out Middlebury College on Friday, in today’s final at 2:30 p.m.
Both games can be seen live on ncaa.com.
All-Region girls soccer
Three Vermont high school girls soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Region I all-star team for the fall season.
Seniors Haliana Burhans of Champlain Valley, Katie Stames of Peoples Academy and Emily George of U-32 were all honored on the 43-player team.
Each was a Burlington Free Press All-State first team selections as well. Stames was a two-time selection.
NSCAA college honors
Middlebury College senior midfielder Julia Favorito was named a first-team NSCAA Division III All-American earlier this week. Teammate Elizabeth Foody, the Panthers’ goalkeeper, garnered a second-team spot.
Four Panthers were named to the organization’s All-New England regional first team: Favorito, Foody, senior defender Lindsay Kingston and senior forward Scarlett Kirk.
Barre’s Kelsie Bailey, a senior defender at Keene State, earned a third-team spot along with Castleton State senior forward Mallory Costello.
Far Post note
The Far Post Soccer Club U-17 girls premier team went undefeated at the National Elite Women’s Soccer Showcase tournament in Long Island last weekend to become the first Vermont team to win the event.
The team went unbeaten on Saturday with a 5-0 win over Parma Vittoria and a 8-0 shutout of Rochester Futbol. On Sunday, Far Post continued that form with a 3-0 win over Odyssey Sport Eclipse and then went on to a 3-1 win over FC Westchester Elite 97 Premier in the championship game.
The 16 goals scored by Far Post in its three qualifying games were the most goals scored by any team of the 305 teams competing at NEWSS.