Snare Is League MVP; 10 Others Honored

Caroline Snare is the volleyball player of the year in the South Central Athletic Association Conference. She's shown in practice on a ladder blocking hits with a rubber ball to teach players how to react to blocks. (All photos by Steve Bowman)
Caroline Snare is the volleyball player of the year in the South Central Athletic Association Conference. She’s shown in practice on a ladder blocking hits with a rubber ball to teach players how to react to blocks. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

First-teamers Gilmore, Mills, Rivera, Saunders, Thomas, Wright

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

A sophomore heads a list of 11 Brentwood High School students who recently received all-conference honors in volleyball, soccer and softball. The awards are given based on voting by coaches from the five schools in the South Central Athletic Association Conference: Brentwood, Bayless, Crossroads, Hancock and Valley Park.

The sophomore, Caroline Snare, was voted the conference player of the year by the volleyball coaches. The 5-foot-10 middle hitter helped lead the Eagles to a league championship, second place in the district and a record of 19-11-2.

“She’s a very smart player,” coach Marissa DeHoyos said. “She knows where to put the ball. She can see their holes. And she can watch the ball and at the same time see where the other team is on the court.”

Snare’s sister Olivia was the league MVP in volleyball as a junior in 2010.

Another middle hitter, senior Kate Gilmore, was voted to the all-conference first team. Emma Holmes and Meghan Haug made the second team.

Kate Gilmore hugs Maggie Callihan for scoring a point in Brentwood's volleyball win over Maplewood. Gilmore made first team all-conference.
Team captain Kate Gilmore hugs Maggie Callihan for scoring a point this season.

Soccer

The boys soccer team put five players on the all-conference list. For a group that took third in the league and ended up 10-12, that may seem like a lot. It’s not. The Eagles played a tough schedule and lost to only two fellow Class 1 teams: Crossroads and the eventual state champion, Principia.

Senior midfielder Seamus Saunders made the first team for the second year in a row. Also on the first team are seniors Eddie Wright and, in his high school soccer debut, Michael Mills. Second-teamers are Quinn Evans and Marcos Sanchez.

Seamus Saunders wins a battle with a Crossroads player.
Seamus Saunders wins a battle with a St. Pius X player.
Eddie Wright turns the corner to get up the right sideline against Crossroads.
Eddie Wright turns the corner to get up the right sideline against St. Pius X.
Sweeper Mike Mills puts a fake on a Crossroads player.
Sweeper Mike Mills puts a fake on a Crossroads player in the district playoffs.

Softball

The BHS softball team put two seniors on the all-league first team: infielder Sophia Rivera and outfielder Sarah Thomas. Besides being a state champion in track and field, Rivera has been named first team all-conference in softball and basketball.

Sophia Rivera takes a swing in warmups before a game with Hancock.
Sophia Rivera takes a swing in warmups before a game with Hancock.
Sarah Thomas chases down a fly ball against Hancock.
Sarah Thomas chases down a fly ball hit by Hancock.

BHS volleyball, all-conference
Player of the year:
Caroline Snare, sophomore, middle hitter
First team:
Kate Gilmore, senior, middle hitter
Second team:
Meghan Haug, freshman, setter
Emma Holmes, senior, outside hitter

BHS boys soccer, all-conference
First team:
Michael Mills, senior, sweeper
Seamus Saunders, senior, center midfielder
Eddie Wright, senior, outside midfielder
Second team:
Quinn Evans, junior, forward
Marcos Sanchez, senior, center midfielder

BHS softball, all-conference
First team:
Sophia Rivera, senior, infield
Sarah Thomas, senior, outfield

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