Rosters for soccer, basketball and other sports

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vermont Principals’ Association has established new divisional rosters for its core sports: football, basketball, baseball and softball.

The new divisions, based on enrollment numbers of girls and boys, are for a two-year cycle beginning with the 2022-23 school year. Although most schools remain in the same division, there have been several notable exceptions. They understand:

► North Country and Spaulding football teams move from Division I to D-II.

► Stowe boys football returns to D-III, where they won a seventh straight title from 2012-2018.

► Winooski’s football teams move from D-III to D-IV and Enosburg’s women’s football moves from D-II to D-III.

► The Burr and Burton girls go up to DI in basketball and softball.

► Lake Region, 2021 D-III women’s basketball champion and finalist last winter, returns to D-II.

► Baseball Spaulding, which won its first title in 32 years, goes from D-II to DI.

► D-IV Softball Power Danville formed a co-op team with Twinfield as part of a move to D-III.

[See below for the divisional breakdown by sport].

Other items to note in the lists:

► The teams are ranked in descending order of their number of girls or boys for grades 9 to 11.

► Any team with an asterisk

petitioned a division; any team with two asterisks (**) moved as a result of a petition.

► Teams in italics are the reigning state champions.

soccer girls First Division – Champlain Valley, Essex, St. Johnsbury,Burlington South

, BFA-St. Albans, Mount Anthony, Burlington, Colchester, Rutland, Brattleboro, Burr and Burton, Mount Mansfield. Section II— North Country, Spaulding,Rice

Lamoille, Harwood, U-32, Milton, Hartford, Middlebury, Montpelier, Missisquoi, Lyndon, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Enosburg, Green Mountain Valley, Stratton Mountain, Burke Mountain. Section IIILake District, Springfield, Fair Haven, Williamstown/Northfield, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Green Mountain, BFA-Fairfax, Peoples, Vergennes,Stowe

Mill River, Oxbow, Randolph, Thetford, White River Valley, Windsor. Section IVWinooski, Hazen, Richford, Leland & Gray, Danville, Twinfield, Long Trail, Poultney, Sharon, Blue Mountain, Rivendell, Mount St. Joseph, Twin Valley, West Rutland,prosecutor

Craftsbury, Arlington.

soccer boys First Division – Champlain Valley,Essex

, St. Johnsbury, South Burlington, Mount Anthony, BFA-St. Albans, Burlington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Mount Mansfield, Burr and Burton, Colchester. Section II— North Country, Spaulding, Middlebury, Missisquoi, Rice, Hartford, U-32, Lamoille, Harwood,Milton

Lyndon, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Lake Region, Montpellier, Green Mountain Valley, Stratton Mountain. Section III Enosburg

Fair Haven, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Vergennes, Williamstown/Northfield, Randolph, Stowe, BFA-Fairfax, Thetford, Peoples, White River Valley, Oxbow, Hazen, Green Mountain. Section IVRichford, Winooski, Danville, Sharon, Rivendell, Proctor, Leland & Gray, Blue Mountain, Twin Valley,Mount St. Joseph

Twinfield, West Rutland, Arlington, Craftsbury.

Girls basketball

Sakoya Sweeney (1), Tia Martinez (22) and the Lake Region Rangers react to the final buzzer of their 53-37 win over No. 3 Vergennes in the Division III Championship at Barre Auditorium on Saturday March 27, 2021. First Division – Champlain Valley, Essex, St. Johnsbury, South Burlington, BFA-St. Albans, Mount Anthony, Burlington, Colchester, Rutland, Brattleboro, Burr and Burton, Mount Mansfield,Rice

*. Section II— North Country, Spaulding, Lamoille, Harwood, Milton, U-32, Hartford, Middlebury, Montpelier, Missisquoi, Lyndon,Mount Abraham

Otter Valley, Enosburg, Lake District, Springfield, Fair Haven*. Section IIIWoodstock, Bellows Falls, Green Mountain, BFA-Fairfax, Vergennes, Peoples, Stowe, Mill River, Oxbow, Randolph, Thetford, White River Valley,Windsor

Winooski, Hazen, Richford. Section IVNorthfield, Leland & Gray, Williamstown, Danville, Twinfield, Long Trail, Poultney, Sharon, Blue Mountain, Rivendell, Mount St. Joseph, Twin Valley,West Rutland

Overseer, Craftsbury, Arlington, Mid Vermont Christian.

boys basketball First Division – Champlain Valley, Essex, St. Johnsbury, South Burlington, Mount Anthony, Burlington, BFA-St. Albans, Rutland, Brattleboro, Mount Mansfield, Burr and Burton, Colchester,Rice

*. Section II— North Country, Spaulding, Middlebury, Missisquoi, Hartford, U-32, Lamoille, Harwood, Milton, Lyndon, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Lake Region,Montpellier

Enosburg, Fair Haven, Mont Saint-Joseph*. Section IIISpringfield, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Vergennes, Randolph, Stowe, BFA-Fairfax, Peoples, Thetford, Mill River, Oxbow, White River Valley, Windsor,Hazen

Green Mountain, Richford, Winooski. Section IVDanville, Williamstown, Poultney, Sharon, Rivendell, Northfield, Proctor, Leland & Gray,blue mountain

Long Trail, Twin Valley, Twinfield, West Rutland, Arlington, Craftsbury, Mid Vermont Christian.

Soft ball First Division – Champlain Valley, Essex, St. Johnsbury,Burlington South

, BFA-St. Albans, Mount Anthony, Burlington, Colchester, Rutland, Brattleboro, Burr and Burton, Mount Mansfield, North Country, Missisquoi*. Section II— Spaulding**, Rice, Lamoille, Peoples/Stowe, Harwood, U-32, Milton, Hartford, Middlebury, Montpellier,Lyndon

Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Enosburg, Lake District, Springfield. Section IIIFair Haven, Williamstown/Northfield, Danville/Twinfield, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Green Mountain, BFA-Fairfax, Vergennes, Mill River,oxbow

Randolph, Thetford, White River Valley, Windsor, Winooski. Section IVHazen, Richford, Leland & Gray, Long Trail, Poultney, Sharon, Blue Mountain, Rivendell, Mount St. Joseph, Twin Valley,West Rutland

Supervisor, Craftsbury, Arlington.

Baseball

Spaulding baseball celebrates its first championship since 1990 after a 4-2 victory over Lyndon at Centennial Field on June 11. First Division – Champlain Valley,Essex , St. Johnsbury, South Burlington, Mount Anthony, BFA-St. Albans, Burlington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Mount Mansfield, Burr and Burton, Colchester, North Country,Spaulding

Rice*. Section II— Middlebury, Missisquoi, Hartford,Peoples/Stowe

U-32, Lamoille, Harwood, Milton, Lyndon, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Lake District, Montpelier, Enosburg, Fair Haven. Section IIISpringfield, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Vergennes, Williamstown/Northfield, Randolph, BFA-Fairfax, Thetford, Mill River, Oxbow,White River Valley

Windsor, Hazen, Green Mountain, Richford. Section IV

Winooski, Danville, Poultney, Sharon, Rivendell, Proctor, Leland & Gray, Blue Mountain, Long Trail, Twin Valley, Mount St. Joseph, Twinfield, West Rutland, Craftsbury, Arlington. Become a member of the Vermont University Insider Facebook group onhttps://bit.ly/2MGSfvX

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