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Taking Part
The Woodstock Academy seniors Ashleigh Angle, left, and Ivy Gelhaus both participated in the Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Association Senior All-Star match Nov. 23 in Middletown. Angle was named the MVP of the game. Photo courtesy of Dennis Snelling.

WOODSTOCK — Ashleigh Angle enjoyed a rather nice conclusion to her high school soccer career Nov. 23.
The Woodstock Academy senior was named the Most Valuable Player for the Red team in a 1-0 victory over the Blue in the Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Association Senior All-Star game at Middletown High School.
“It felt really nice after a long season just to have something,” Angle said of the MVP award.
Angle, a midfielder for the Centaurs, became the first Woodstock Academy player to be named the MVP in a Senior All-Star game, according to coach Dennis Snelling.
Earlier last week, both Angle and Ivy Gelhaus were named Class L All-State performers and received the invite to play in the Senior game.
“It was really fun to play in and a really cool experience. I’ve never played in something like that before. It was really competitive, too,” Angle said.
Even though the two teams were just essentially handed their shirts and told to go out play, Angle said it wasn’t hard to quickly establish a little chemistry.
“There were so many super-talented players who were able to just pick it up and you could rely on all of the other players on the field,” Angle said.
Angle had the only tally in the match.
Angle said the ball came in from her left to the middle. She played the ball, splitting a couple of defenders, leaving her 1-on-1 with the keeper.
“I passed it to my left foot and tucked it into the corner,” Angle said.
In addition to Gelhaus, Angle said she also knew a couple of other players on the Red team.
“It was nice to have that competitive atmosphere again and I had a good time with the coaches and it was great to play with Ivy again,” Angle said of her last high school soccer match.
It was the first time in the last 15 years that the Academy had two All-State players in the same season in girls’ soccer.
Gelhaus finished with 19 goals and five assists this season
while Angle scored six goals and had two assists. Both were named first team Eastern Connecticut Conference All-Stars.
“They gave us a chance to win no matter who the opponent,” Snelling said of the two seniors. “They have been great captains and leaders and will be big shoes to fill as we move forward.” Angle said she hopes to continue to play soccer at the next level. She has been receiving interest at the Division III level.
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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