VSL Players of the Week - (5/23-5/29) - Week 4
Due to Memorial Day Tournaments there are no Division 1 Players of the Week this week as there were a very limited number of VSL games played.
Ruffie Palin – Derby Wildcats U-15 Boys
The Derby Wildcats U-15 Boys have jumped out to a 5-0 start in VSL league play thus far. A big contributor to their team has been Ruffie Palin. This past week in a win over VT Northern United U-16 Boys, the goalkeeper had an excellent game in net. Palin made several great saves, including a diving stop on a PK. His play has helped lead the team to allowing under a goal per game as they’ve outscored opponents 21-4.
Hans Huber – Stowe U-10 Boys
Hans Huber shined this weekend for the Stowe U-10 Boys team in a 3-0 win over Onion River. During the game, Huber showed his grit and proper field positioning winning the ball for Stowe numerous times throughout the game. He was able to stay aggressive and cut off several balls on goal kicks with his willingness to step to the ball. This resulted in several opportunities for teammates, as Huber was able to consistently settle balls, and pass forward to open players.
Katie Ferguson – Mad River U-14 Girls Sting
The Mad River U-14 Sting improved its record to 4-1 this weekend with a 5-0 win over Barre. Katie Ferguson stepped up for her team as she played several minutes due to a slew of injuries causing her team to be down to 11 girls. Ferguson shined, as she was able to not allow balls in behind her preserving the shutout.
Lily Loomis – Cambridge SC U-12 Girls Yellow
During a game with limited substitutions, Lily Loomis played through some fatigue and finished with 3 assists. Her individual performance propelled her team to a 4-2 victory over Milton U-12 D3. Lily is typically a dominant scorer, but in this match she took her game to another level, as she was an offensive playmaker, creating successful scoring opportunities for other players. She was able draw out the Milton defense with strong shots on goal from outside the 18-yard box. She exhibited great sportsmanship and was a true team player throughout the game.