First-teamers Gilmore, Mills, Rivera, Saunders, Thomas, Wright
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
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.
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.
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.
BHS volleyball, all-conference
Player of the year:
Caroline Snare, sophomore, middle hitter
Kate Gilmore, senior, middle hitter
Meghan Haug, freshman, setter
Emma Holmes, senior, outside hitter
BHS boys soccer, all-conference
Michael Mills, senior, sweeper
Seamus Saunders, senior, center midfielder
Eddie Wright, senior, outside midfielder
Quinn Evans, junior, forward
Marcos Sanchez, senior, center midfielder
BHS softball, all-conference
Sophia Rivera, senior, infield
Sarah Thomas, senior, outfield