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Battle Mountain High School Huskies’ Teague wins 4A Slope Player of the Year

Battle Mountain's Audrey Teague is the 4A Western Slope Player of the Year after helping the Huskies to a league title one year after not making the playoffs.

There are four seniors in the 4A Western Slope soccer league who have Division I commitments to play next year. Yet the league's Player of the Year is a junior.

Battle Mountain's Audrey Teague took that honor, which was announced during the Huskies postseason banquet on Tuesday, May 22.

The — ahem — junior had 18 goals and 8 assists. While all-league voting is done before the postseason, Teague scored big goals in big games, including two thunderbolts in a 3-2 win over Sand Creek during the first round of the state playoffs.

Probably the most memorable goal of the season went to Avery Weaver, who joins Teague as a first-teamer in 4A Western Slope. Weaver scored with 33 seconds left in double overtime against Palisade to clinch the league title in dramatic fashion.

Battle Mountain's third first-team selection is probably the most gratifying. Claire Krueger was the heart of the defense all season. Players without flashy stats often get overlooked. There was no way of overlooking Kruger.

Cope Wins Coach of the Year

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David Cope won the league's Coach of the Year honor — again. As much as he doesn't like the attention, it's a good call by his fellow coaches after the Huskies missed the playoffs back in 2017.

Vail Mountain School matched the Huskies with three first–teamers at 3A. Katie Alonzo was a stabilizing force in the middle and a portrait of courage. What we've described as a "wonky" knee was actually one with ligament damage. She kept on playing through the state quarterfinals.

Defender Sammy Gish took on a huge role as one of the team's center back, and Marley Chappel ended with 21 goals on the year.

Postseason soccer awards

Class 4A

Western Slope Player of the Year

Audrey Teague, Battle Mountain

Western Slope Coach of the Year

David Cope, Battle Mountain

Western Slope all-league

Zoe Booth, Eagle Valley

Claire Krueger, Battle Mountain

Ginny Osteen, Eagle Valley

Audrey Teague, Battle Mountain

Avery Weaver, Battle Moutain

Western Slope honorable mention

Kelsey Baldwin, Eagle Valley

Gabby Caballero, Battle Mountain

Brennecke Gale, Eagle Valley

Rayna Kenney, Battle Mountain

Isabel McMurrain, Battle Mountain

Class 3A

Western Slope all-league

Katie Alonzo, Vail Mountain

Marley Chappel, Vail Mountain

Sammy Gish, Vail Mountain