Covering the Field: Burke Spillane

Covering the Field: Burke Spillane

Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head Nordic ski coach Sarah Strack offered this perspective on Nordic rookie Burke Spillane. “Burke is new to the ski team­—joining as a senior this season. He is a hardworking, determined, talented athlete who has picked up the sport rather quickly. It’s too bad we don’t have more time with him […]

Introducing Lisa Schold

Introducing Lisa Schold

By Sheri Duff Lisa Schold is a leader. It is one of the first assets Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head volleyball coach Gino Johnson notes when asked about his two-year senior captain. “Lisa has been without question the leader of this team on and off the court. Communicating with teammates on the volleyball court during […]

Covering the field: introducing Paige DuBrul

Covering the field: introducing Paige DuBrul

By Sheri Duff Paige DuBrul is a rock. At least that’s how Champlain Valley Union (CVU) girls’ soccer head coach Stan Williams described his standout senior midfielder. His exact words were, “Paige is the rock of our team. She is a tremendous defensive player and the best player in the state in the air. Because […]

Introducing Sami Harvey

Introducing Sami Harvey

By Sheri Duff                                                                                                            Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head field hockey coach Kate McDonald described Sami Harvey, her senior tri-captain, in these glowing terms. “Sami is an intense field hockey player. She has been a starter since her sophomore year, after joining the varsity team midway through her freshman season. She is a hard […]

Covering the Field: Introducing Jack Zullo

Covering the Field: Introducing Jack Zullo

Jack Zullo is outstanding. Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head football coach Jim Provost describes his senior slot receiver as an, “outstanding teammate and player.” And that’s not all. “Jack is not only quick, he is lightning fast. He is a great pass catcher out of the backfield. And he is a threat to break a […]

Covering the Field: Introducing Kate Burke

Covering the Field: Introducing Kate Burke

  by Sheri Duff Kate Burke is a hard worker. Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head field hockey coach Kate McDonald specifically said, “Kate has become a reliable playmaker and has contributed to our success this season. She has improved tremendously. Her best game so far was a two goal, one assist performance at Colchester last […]

Covering the Field: Introducing Taylor Filardi

Covering the Field: Introducing Taylor Filardi

  by Sheri Duff Taylor Filardi is a hard-working perfectionist. At least that’s how Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head cheerleading coach Michelle Filardi begins to describe her senior captain. “Taylor is very valuable to her squad as a versatile cheerleader. She can cheer, tumble, jump, dance, fly and back spot. She is the reason I […]

Introducing Skyler Golann

Introducing  Skyler Golann

Skyler Golann is a tough competitor. Sidelined with a chronic back injury on and off during the season, Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head boys tennis coach Frank Babbott is the first to comment on his senior captain. “Skyler is a good athlete, a tough competitor, and a great kid. Even when he has been out […]

Covering the Field: Introducing Jane Baker

Covering the Field: Introducing Jane Baker

By Sheri Duff Jane Baker is a leader. It’s the first asset that Champlain Valley Union (CVU) head girls lacrosse coach Hillary Arthur notes when asked about the senior captain. “Jane is able to lead her teammates with an enthusiastic attitude. She can get the team pumped up and likes to get the entire team […]

Covering the Field: Introducing Autumn Eastman

By Sheri Duff Autumn Eastman is impressive. So is her track and cross country numbers. And that’s just the beginning of the accolades Champlain Valley Union (CVU) Head Track & Field Coach Eli Enman pays his standout senior runner. “I’m happy to talk about Autumn. She is a fantastic athlete that is very committed to […]