All-state honors for Aspen High School girls lacrosse
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team continues to make history, even after the prep season is long gone.
The Skiers, who just missed the state playoffs with a 9-4 overall record this spring, landed several players on postseason all-star teams.
The Skiers even featured an all-state player for the first time in girls lacrosse history at Aspen High School.
Junior Shannon Turbidy, of the Skiers, is the first AHS girls lacrosse player to earn statewide honors when she was selected to The Denver Post all-state honorable mention team for 2013.
“Great personal accomplishments for her this season,” Aspen head coach Lauren Riddick said after Turbidy led the state in scoring during the regular season with 70 goals in 13 games — an Aspen school record.
Her scoring statistics put Turbidy in the top 35 in the nation for regular-season scoring.
She also was among the top 15 in the nation with a scoring average of 5.38 goals per game.
Turbidy also was voted to the Mountain League First Team by the conference coaches this season.
She was selected to the first team along with teammates Libby Dowley and Emily Bonds, also juniors.
Dowley, who battled injury this season, scored 25 goals in 10 games. She also tied Turbidy with a team-high 12 assists this spring.
Two more Aspen players were voted to the all-conference second team. The conference coaches nominated and voted on the all-league picks.
They were Nina Christensen and Ashley Henschel, two more AHS juniors
Christensen was third on the Skiers in scoring with 20 goals. She also had four assists.
Henschel was part of the defensive/midfield corps for the Aspen girls this season.
In addition, five Aspen players were honored by U.S. Lacrosse as academic All-Americans for 2013.
The Skiers honored for lacrosse and academics are Sarah Chiles, Sophie Stuber, Turbidy, Bonds and Dowley. This year marked the most Skiers ever honored as national academic all-stars.
Several other regional players were honored by The Denver Post this week.
Maddi Conlin, a junior from Battle Mountain, was named to the all-state honorable mention list.
Grand Junction senior Kacie Jay also was all-state honorable mention this season along with Alyssa Urban, of Fruita Monument.
Blair Sisk, of Cherry Creek, was voted the player of the year by The Denver Post. Ginny Horning, of Centaurus, was named the coach of the year by the Denver newspaper.
Here are the all-staters, according to The Denver Post:
Catherine Ellis, Kent Denver, senior;
Livvy List, Cherry Creek, junior;
Avery McGiboney, Centaurus, senior;
Erin Sungelo, Regis Jesuit, senior;
Sarah Brown, Centaurus, junior
Natalie Berg, Air Academy, junior;
Kathryn Blumhardt, Regis Jesuit, senior;
Maddie Dewinter, Chaparral, senior;
Kaley Holmes, Air Academy, junior;
Caroline Schlegel, Kent Denver, senior;
Blair Sisk, Cherry Creek, junior;
Jessica Berg, Air Academy, junior;
Quinn Trudel, Centaurus, sophomore;
Jada Bonner, Denver East, junior;
Vaia Overhardt, Cherry Creek, senior;
Emma Bohn, Regis Jesuit, senior.
Fully aware he was in the midst of the mountain bike race of his life, Aspen’s John Gaston said he “tried to not think too far ahead” to prevent the magnitude of the moment from getting to him. He eventually finished runner-up in the iconic race.
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