Oceanside athletes honored with league recognition
Rockland — Seven Oceanside girls lacrosse players have been honored by Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B East coaches for their standout performances on the field and in the classroom.
The Mariners, who recently finished their inaugural varsity season, had three student-athlete selected to all-conference first- or second-team, two rookies and three All-Academic honorees.
Lily Vachon is first-team all-conference and Olivia Hupper and Abbey Lacasse second-team all-conference. Sydney Hall and Kelsey Brooks are rookie-of-year honorees.
Isabella Garver, Hupper and Karly Robinson also made the grade as All-Academic selections.
Hupper, Garver and Robinson are seniors; Vachon, a junior; Lacasse, a sophomore; and Hall and Brooks, freshmen.
Oceanside coach Angie Vachon said the KVAC does not "sanction" the rookie selections, but the coaches do select the top rookies and recognize them.
The coach said the criteria set forth by the Maine Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association, and used by league coaches to make all-conference selections, include:
The student-athlete should possess advanced skills.
Maintain a high level of performance against stronger teams.
Ability to play under control at all times.
In keeping with lacrosse’s “spirit of the game” philosophy, combined with the principles strongly advocated by the Maine Principals' Association:
Respect for the facility;
Respect for the game officials;
Respect for your own coach and teammates;
Respect for opposing players and coaches;
Respect for other game personnel and spectators.
The student-athlete exhibits attributes of a positive role model with:
Attitude and easiness to coach;
Leading by example on and off the field whether a captain or not;
Showing good school and community citizenship;
Completing the season in good standing with the team.