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Horns, Skiers lead all-league selections

Aspen Times Staff Report

It was a dominating season for the Basalt High School girls soccer team. In fact, it was the best in the school’s history. And now the Longhorns have some postseason accolades to prove it.

Basalt senior Ambere Cunningham, who led the Horns to a 14-2 record, a second straight 3A Western Slope League title and a berth in the Elite Eight of the state tournament, repeated as the 3A WSL player of the year and highlighted an all-conference team heavily weighted in favor of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Cunningham was joined by Basalt teammates Molly McGrath, a sophomore and the Longhorns’ leading scorer, and junior Megan Macuen on the all-conference first team. Also selected to the team were three players from Aspen High School and two from Roaring Fork.

Ellen Falender, a junior and the Skiers’ top gun, as well as sophomore Kelly Waldron and senior Mae Whitmer, represented Aspen on the team after helping the Skiers to a third-place finish in the league and a spot in the state playoffs.

The two Rams selected were seniors Lindsay Plant and Shayna Rippy.

Rounding out the first-team all-conference selections, in voting by the league’s coaches, were three players from league runner-up Battle Mountain: senior Whitney Hopkins and juniors Christina Aiello and Addie Robinson; and Megan Colby, a senior from Eagle Valley.

Basalt landed three players on the league’s honorable mention list while Aspen had two and Roaring Fork one.

Senior Lily Jensen and sophomores Stephanie Kemp and Christie Thompson were the honored Longhorns.

Aspen senior Lily Smith and junior Alison Eastley were the Skiers chosen, and junior Lindsay Leonard was selected from Roaring Fork.

Other honorable mention picks included three players, seniors Jade Brown and Erin Lillard and junior Tia Brown, from Olathe; Ashley Homuth and Dee Dee Owen, both seniors, of Battle Mountain; Colorado Rocky Mountain School senior Morgan McIntyre; and Bailey Rose, a freshman, and Tatiana Timmins, a senior, from Eagle Valley.

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