Hosler tops Huskies in all-league voting
EAGLE-VAIL – As part of Battle Mountain girls’ soccer’s goaltending duo, Kaeli Hosler finds herself at the center of attention with Kori Landauer. During basketball season, she also was in the spotlight, so much so that she was voted all-League by the coaches of the Western Slope. “She really stepped up as a leader this year,” Huskies girls’ coach Andrew Schmid said. “She had a real positive influence on all of our players. All of our players really thrived off that. When she was on the court, it was really hard to take her off. She never really needed a breather.”
Hosler led the Huskies in scoring as the team logged five wins, including sweeps of Eagle Valley and Steamboat Springs.Emily LyBarger earned an honorable mention award to add to her two all-league nods in soccer.”She did all the little things we needed done, defense, speed,” Schmid said. “If she wasn’t contributing points, she was contributing in another area like steals, assists or rebounds. She was pretty much our all-around utility player. It’s good to have a player coming back next year who’s already known around the conference.”
On the boys’ side, senior Zach Adamson picked up honorable mention honors.”In a lot of instances, he kept us, at times, in ball games,” Huskies boys’ coach Philip Tronsrue said. “He led us in points in 12 of our 22 games. He averaged 14 points per game. Without him, it would have been tough.”He had one of the best work ethics on the team. Zach was at practice everyday always working hard. He always did what I asked him what to do.”
Both Battle Mountain squads have a lot of work to do in the offseason. For the boys, it’s a matter of building numbers and interest in the programs.
“We’re in pretty good shape,” Tronsrue said. “I’ve had 25 to 27 guys (in the gym) this week. We’ve had guys shooting and working out. We’re going to continue doing that. … Everybody that played last year who didn’t graduate have signed on. Our numbers are good, and now it’s just getting their skills developed, so we can compete better.””At the (season-ending) banquet all the girls were looking forward to next year,” Schmid said. “There was a lot more of a positive outlook on the team and I think they all want to work in the offseason.”Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or email@example.com.