Latest CIAO Soccer Hall of Fame class honored; 25 scholarships awarded
PITTSFIELD -- The CIAO Berkshire County Soccer Hall of Fame added 11 new members at its annual banquet Thursday evening at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
Nine players, a coach and an official were honored by the Hall, which also celebrated its 10th year by awarding scholarships to 25 Berkshire County high school senior soccer players. For the first time, a father-daughter combination -- longtime Lee coach Art Reilly and 2003 Lenox graduate Cara Reilly -- was a part of the induction class.
The players included Reilly; Jim Nichols (St. Joseph, 1980-84); Marcie Skowron Velasco (Lee, 1986-90); Miguel Silva (Monument Mountain, 1993-97); Kelly Simmons DeVarennes (Lee, 1981-85); Katie Towle Pirett (St. Joe, 1992-96); Meghan Vaughan de los Reyes (Wahconah); John Vosburgh (Wahconah, 1981-85); and Kara Woitkowski Roeder (Wahconah, 1988-92).
Longtime county high school and youth official Wayne Gunn was also inducted.
Wahconah senior Rachel McMahon was the winner of the Bob "Boog" Powell Memorial Scholarship, given annually to a Wahconah senior girls soccer player in memory of the longtime Warrior coach and administrator.
Scholarship winners, by school, were:
Drury -- Cori Ghidotti, Tyler Cote
Hoosac Valley -- Alexandria Rousseau, Matt Waltermire
Lee -- Mary Cate Holmes, Jake Simon
Lenox -- Josie Marshall, Cav Wolski
McCann Tech -- Jordan Prevey, Josh Budaj
Monument Mountain -- Haley Korte, Cam Powell
Mount Everett -- Brooke Morehouse, Alec Blume
Mount Greylock -- Mackenzie Flynn, Nick Bolognia
Pittsfield -- Kara Alfonsi, Flavio Olazabal
St. Joseph -- Anna Prescott, Jongmun Hong
Taconic -- Angela Pannesco, Patrick Boua
Wahconah -- Kyrsten Thibodeau, Patrick Jamross
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