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Senior captains earn all-league honors

December 22, 2012
By LOU REUTER - Senior Sports Writer ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Four Lake Placid seniors were honored for their outstanding seasons, with two earning first team selections and two more garnering second-team on the Northern Soccer League's Division II girls all-league squad.

All four captains from this year's Blue Bombers squad that posted a 12-4-1 record received recognition from the league.

Lake Placid's Division II first team selections were Liz Leff and Brooke Reid. Kendra Manning joined Haley Brandes on the second team.

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Liz Leff
Photo by Alicia Brandes

As one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the North Country, Leff completed a four-year starting career in net for the Blue Bombers. As a junior captain in 2011, Leff helped lead Lake Placid to the Section VII, Class C title. This past season, she earned five shutout victories playing behind a new group of starting defenders.

Lake Placid head coach Heather Brewer described Leff as a strong leader who possesses exceptional diving skills and great hands playing at her position. Leff also scored one goal and had an assist during the campaign.

Reid was a leader for Lake Placid playing center midfield, and finished her final high school season with two goals and seven assists. Brewer said the versatile Reid was a strong defender who initiated many offensive attacks for the Blue Bombers.

Manning was named a Division II second team midfielder, and scored five goals and added three assists during her final campaign with the Blue Bombers. Brewer described Manning as a skilled offensive player who helped spark numerous attacks on offense.

Brandes anchored the Lake Placid defense at stopper and was another team leader. Brewer said her top defender was tenacious, possessed good tackling skills and played solidly when it came to supporting the Bombers' offense.



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