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.
FOR PULLOUT BOX
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Jubilee Trophy 2017 Award Winners
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
Sherry Morrissey Award (MVP): Jessie Noseworthy, Holy Cross
Anne Woodford Award (Most spirited and effective): Lauren Windsor, Feildians
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
Jubilee Trophy Champions
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