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Soccer players named All-state athletes

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) seniors Myles Clohessy and R. J. Thompson, both from Cornwall, were named Class S Boys Soccer All-state players.HVRHS co-head soccer coach Hoot Belter said, “They are both classy young men who have worked hard with all their friends to be above-average soccer players. They are two of many guys who embraced the team concept, took their individual skills and made a successful season as far as win-loss record.”Co-head soccer coach Jim Terrall said, “R.J. is a rock, Miles is a river. R.J. is a quiet presence, a solid player and a solid character. Miles has more of a flair and is more noticeable. They each bring their individuality to the game. They’ve had a strong team around them, a strong supporting cast that allows them to do what they can do. When you make a pass, you have to have someone to receive it.”“These two guys are diverse,” Belter added. “They’re both going to be in the school play. R.J. ranks second in his class in academics.”“I’m really excited about being named All-state,” Clohessy said. “R.J. and I play soccer all the time. It was worth all the time we put into practice to win this award.” “We would not have made All-state without the team’s great record,” Thompson added. The two star players and several other strong members of the team will graduate this spring.“We are going to miss this group of seniors,” Terrall said. “But the program is really strong and we have a good feeder system.”Thompson and Clohessy will receive their awards at a statewide dinner to be held Jan. 29 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

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