• The player: In her third year as a starter for the Seahorses, Petersen put together the best season of her career to earn Metro Division co-defensive player of the year honors. The 5-foot-9 center back paired impressive field sense with impressive athleticism to captain the BHS back line, possessing the agility to cover when outside backs surged forward and the physicality to ensure nothing would come easy for opponents in the box. “She was the anchor of our defense. She controlled everything back there,” Burlington coach Jeff Hayes said. “She never gets beat, she’s strong in the air.”
• Trophy case: BFP first team 2018. Vt. Coaches Association All-State 2018. Metro Division co-defensive player of the year 2018; first team 2018; second team 2017; honorable mention 2016.
BFP HONORABLE MENTION
Helen Worden, Burlington junior