Rachel Buttinger of Resurrection has been named MVP of the District 8 girls field hockey league and tops the all-star team that includes Phoenix teammates Hannah Cook, Grace Davis, Chloe Hillier and Janelle Ward. Jenna Berger and Shelby Kempel of St. David are also on the team, along with Caliyena Brown and Ella Murphy of St. Mary's, and Lexi Ambrose of Monsignor Doyle.
Meanwhile, four members of the champion St. Mary's Eagles were named to the District 8 junior boys soccer team.
Brodie Gallanta, Luka Mandekic, Matej Palanchi and Ethan Pereira are on the squad,along with Josh Martin, Jonah Walsh and Ethan Singh of Monsignor Doyle, Nolan Beddoe and Connor Johnson of St. David, Anthony D'Souza of St. Benedict and Jared Hughes of Resurrection.
A behind-the-scenes push is on to make rep players eligible to compete in the WCSSAA boys hockey league.
The issue, one coach told me, will definitely be on the agenda when coaches hold their annual year-end meeting.