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Jubilee Trophy: Holy Cross dominant to the end

After successfully defending its provincial Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer championship, Holy Cross Avalon Ford will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Jubilee Trophy championship in British Columbia in October.
After successfully defending its provincial Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer championship, Holy Cross Avalon Ford will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Jubilee Trophy championship in British Columbia in October.

Holy Cross Avalon Ford, as a team, and Jessie Noseworthy, as an individual player, put exclamation marks on their performances at the end in the 2017 Breen’s Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer season.

Noseworthy scored three goals as Holy Cross blanked Feildians 4-0 Saturday night at the Topsail Turf Complex for its second straight league title. As a result, the Crusaders will play in the national Toyota Jubilee Trophy championship in Surrey, B.C., on the Thanksgiving weekend in October.

After Saturday’s game, Soccer Canada tweeted that Holy Cross head coach Jake Stanford will be guiding his 17th team at a national championship, led by five appearances at the helm of Challenge Cup men’s squads.

At last year’s national Jubilee tourney in St. John’s, Stanford’s Holy Cross side finished sixth.

Holy Cross won 14 of its 17 total games in local play this season, going 13-1-2 in the regular schedule, its lone loss coming in its very first game when the Canada Games team came away with a 2-1 victory.

The Crusaders also had two scoreless ties, one each with the Games team and C.B.S. Kirby United.

In all, Holy Cross outscored the opposition 50-6.

In Saturday’s final, all of Holy Cross’s goals came in the first half, with Jane Pope also scoring for the winners.

Jaime Crocker and Taylor Doyle shared the shutout in a game that saw both teams use their e bench.

Noseworthy won the Sherry Morrissey Award as playoff MVP, Raeleen Baggs Award as the league’s most valuable player in the regular season and Sandy Faulkner Award as the top scorer with 11 regular-season goals.

In fact, Holy Cross swept all the major regular-season awards and claimed six berths on the 11-member league all-star team as voted on by coaches and players.

Lauren Windsor of Feildians, who had defeated C.B.S. Kirby 2-0 on Thursday to advance to the final, was named the most spirited player of the post-season.

 

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Jubilee Trophy 2017 Award Winners

Regular season

Raeleen Bags Award (MVP): Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross

Sandy Faulkner Award (top scorer): Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross

Rookie of the year: Holly O’Neill. Holy Cross

Coach of the year: Jake Stanford, Holy Cross

Joy Burt Award (most spirited): Noelle Stanford, Holy Cross

Jean Thompson Award (first place): Holy Cross

Top defender: Keisha Young

Playoffs

Sherry Morrissey Award (MVP): Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross

Anne Woodford Award (Most spirited and effective): Lauren Windsor, Feildians

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2017 All-star team

Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross; Malorie Harris, C.B.S. Kirby United; Jane Pope, Holy Cross; Liz McPhail, Feildians; Nicole Torraville, Holy Cross; Teri Murphy, Holy Cross; Chelsea Tiller, C.B.S. Kirby United; Keisha Young, Holy Cross; Stacey Hanlon, Feildians; Kathy Hurley, Feildians; Jaime Crocker, Holy Cross

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Jubilee Trophy Champions

(since 2003)

2003 — Guards

2004 — Mount Pearl

2005 — Sundance Sorella

2006 — Paradise Physiotherapy

2007 — Mount Pearl Electronic Centre

2008 — EPR Kirby/The Dock

2009 — EPR Kirby/The Dock

2010 — Holy Cross Kirby Group

2011 — Holy Cross Kirby Group

2012 — Holy Cross Kirby Group

2013 — C.B.S. Holy Cross Kirby Group

2014 — Kirby United

2015 — Kirby United

2016 — Holy Cross

2017 — Holy Cross Avalon Ford

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