Cadarette, Contigiani pace Raiders on All-State lists

by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

Junior defender Chayleigh Cadarette was named to the Division III First-Team All-State squad after a solid season for Belmont. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
November 24, 2013
REGION It was a strong year for girls' soccer in the Lakes Region, with several area schools hosting playoff games last month. While no teams reached the Final Four, there were quite a few accolades when the New Hampshire Coaches' Association released its All-State picks last week.

Three local players were on the Division III First-Team All-State squads. Juniors Chayleigh Cadarette and Cassie Contigiani led the way from Belmont High School, as the duo helped the Red Raiders to the number two seed in the Division III tournament after an outstanding regular season. Cadarette was one of the top defenders in the state from her stopper position, while Contigiani was a scoring threat every time she touched the ball up front as a forward. Inter-Lakes sophomore Caitlin Rotonnelli also earned a First-Team nod after an outstanding season that saw her finish with an area-best 44 goals. The high-scoring forward finished with double digit hat tricks on the year, and she still has two years of eligibility left to try and tackle several state scoring records, including Somersworth's Rachel Hill's career goal mark of 152 (set last year).

Moultonborough Academy senior forward Morgan Fuller was the lone Panther to receive recognition in Division IV, as she was selected to the First-Team after leading MA to a home playoff berth this fall. Fuller, who returned to the school after attending Brewster Academy for her sophomore and junior years, led the Panthers in scoring and played a variety of positions this fall.

Belmont junior sweeper Zoe Zeller was the lone local Division III Second-Team pick, as she was the anchor of a defense that suffocated opposing offenses all season long.

Gilford High School had three players named as Division III Honorable Mention selections, with sophomore goalkeeper Dana Ruchti pacing the trio from the back line of defense. Ruchti was solid between the pipes this season, though she was aided by the play of junior Emily Parker, another honorable mention pick. Sophomore midfielder/forward Cassidy Bartlett was the third GHS player honored, and she aided some of the scoring load left by a huge graduating class the year before.

Belmont junior Makayla Donovan and sophomore Emily Ennis were both honorable mention selections, as the duo helped pace the Red Raiders in the midfield this season.

Inter-Lakes junior forward Sarah Dunlap rounds out the honorable mention picks, as she proved to be a nice complement to Rotonnelli up front. Dunlap was a scoring threat for the Lakers, who hosted the first playoff game in program history this fall.

Hopkinton's Lauri Izzi was the Division III Coach of the Year while Newmarket's Andrew Dawson earned Division IV honors. Both will be on the coaching staff at next summer's Lions Cup game, though no local players were selected to play in the game against Vermont.

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