The state’s richest prizes were handed out this past weekend on the pitch, with eight teams across four different classes in both boys and girls soccer being crowned as state champions.

A select few seniors will have the opportunity to take to the pitch one last time this coming weekend as the 16th annual Maine Soccer Coaches Senior Bowl kicks off Sunday, Nov. 14 at Hampden Academy. The games will feature the top senior soccer players from throughout the Pine Tree State in Classes A through D.

The girls game will begin at noon, while the boys game will begin at 2:30 p.m. Games will consist of two 60-minute halves as opposed to the more conventional two 40-minute halves, in an effort to give all the players on the much larger rosters ample playing time.

Soccer coaches from throughout the state select both regional all-star teams and state all-star teams from both Eastern and Western Maine and nominate many players, but only those who are seniors are eligible to compete in Sunday’s games.

The following are Midcoast student-athletes who have been offered the opportunity to participate in next weekend’s Senior Bowl:

Eastern Class B boys: Camden Hills’ Andy Stevick and Mount View’s Zach Mehuren.

Western Class C boys: Georges Valley’s Bryant Matthews.

Western Class D boys: Islesboro’s Max Mahan and Vinalhaven’s Tyler Chilles.

Western Class C girls: Georges Valley’s Katlyn Rich.

Western Class D girls: Vinalhaven’s Alana Watt.

The following are Midcoast student athletes who, along with the above seniors, also were named to the regional all-star teams:

Eastern Class B girls: Camden Hills’ Melanie Vangel.

Western Class D girls: Vinalhaven’s Izza Drury.

Western Class D boys: Vinalhaven’s Steven Osgood.

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