Submitted by Kelly Cyr, Grade 11, a member of the Danville School Journalism Class.
Mountain League certificates are awarded to the players who portray heart, dedication and skill. There are three different levels of Mountain League: honorable mention, first team and second team. Danville School has a number of students varying in different grade levels that achieved the honor of receiving Mountain League certificates. Jennie Moore, Dani Cochran, Jacquelyn White, Brady Rainville, Trevor Randall, Gabe Farr, Ted Gilman, Kyle Johnson and Eric Remick all received a Mountain League award.
Jennie Moore, a senior, received Mountain League First Team. Moore has been a captain on the Danville Indians varsity soccer team for two years. She started playing soccer when she was in sixth grade and mostly played in a defensive position, and as a junior and senior she played in the middle as a sweeper. Her favorite part about soccer is just playing the game, but she says preseason conditioning is her least favorite part. Moore's fondest memory is making her penalty shot at West Rutland. Receiving this certificate proved to Jennie that she is a good player and her hard work paid off.
Junior Dani Cochran played goalie during the 2012 season and she received the Mountain League First Team. She has been playing since she was in third grade in mostly the defensive positions and eventually as a goalie. Cochran's favorite part of soccer is being part of a team and just being out on the field. She feels appreciative about receiving the Mountain League First Team award.
Jacquelyn White received Mountain League Second Team as a sophomore. Since third grade she has been playing mostly offensive positions. White's favorite part of soccer is the season in general "because of the feeling I get when I'm playing." Her least favorite part is the drama on the team during the season. To White receiving the Mountain League means that she needs to keep working hard to maintain this standard of playing.
Brady Rainville, a senior, received the Mountain League honorable mention as a fullback. This year he was also appointed captain of his team. Rainville began his soccer career when he was in third grade he has played every position including goalie during his time as a player. His favorite part of playing is just being outside and running around. His least favorite part is losing. Rainville's favorite memory is winning the Division IV championship against number one seed Proctor High School during his sophomore year. Rainville says, "Receiving this award means a lot since I changed positions this year, it just shows how good this team and the coaching is that I was able to play so well in a new spot."
Junior Trevor Randall played as a fullback for the first time during the 2012 season. He has played as a midfielder since he started playing soccer in seventh grade. Randall's favorite part of playing soccer is winning because it gives him a sense of accomplishment. His least favorite part is losing senior players because "they are part of the team and it is hard to lose part of the team." To Randall this award means that his work has paid off.
Gabe Farr, a junior, says "I have been playing soccer since I could remember." During his elementary years he played defense. As a middle and high school player he moved to the offense and played striker during the 2012 season. Farr's favorite part of playing soccer is scoring or assisting a goal "because the effort being put into practice pays off when goals are scored." His least favorite part is tying a game "because it is left undecided." Farr's favorite soccer memory is scoring his first goal ever during his freshman year which lead him to be the high scorer that season. Farr feels grateful for receiving Mountain League Second Team and it makes him feel a sense of accomplishment for all his hard work.
Teddy Gilman, a senior, played sweeper for the first time during the 2012 season. He has been playing soccer since he was in third grade mostly on the front line and in the midfield. Gilman's favorite memory was winning the championship against number one seed Proctor High School in 2010. His least favorite part was the end of the season because it was his last year of playing high school soccer. To Gilman receiving the Mountain League Second Team means that his hard work has paid off.
Kyle Johnson, a junior, played goalie for the Danville Indians this season. He started playing soccer as a third grader and has played stopper, front line and goalie throughout his soccer career. His favorite part of playing soccer is stopping the ball from going in the net while his least favorite part is the running. Johnson's favorite memory is winning the rivalry games against Hazen Union during the 2012 season. Johnson was surprised to hear he received the Mountain League First Team, but says it means a lot to him.
Junior Eric Remick says, "I have been playing soccer since I can remember" and has played every position including goalie. Remick's favorite part of playing soccer is winning "because it brings the team closer to the championship." His least favorite part is losing when the team should have won because he is competitive player. Remick's fondest memory is winning the championship against number one seed Proctor High School during his freshman year. "I've reached my goal of being known around the state for soccer," says Remick as he received the Mountain League First Team certificate.
The coaches of the Danville varsity teams were very proud of their players as well.
"It's a great honor for the kids and is a reflection of the athletics at Danville," says Coach Charlie Remick.
"This is an excellent honor especially since we are the lone Division IV school in a league of Division II and III teams." says Coach Jeremy White.