WATERLOO REGION (December 6, 2017) – After a very successful District 8 campaign, Resurrection Phoenix midfielder Rachel Buttinger was named the league’s most valuable player.
Buttinger is falling in line with her older sisters who have accounted for three of the last four MVP selections. Danielle Buttinger won the award in consecutive seasons (2013 & 2014) while Emily Buttinger was named MVP in 2015.
Rachel Buttinger scored three goals on the season, but moreover, was a vocal leader on the field all year as he led the Phoenix to their ninth consecutive District 8 championship.
Her fellow midfielder Hannah Cook was also named an all-star, along with Phoenix forwards Chloe Hillier and Grace Davis who combined for seven goals in the season.
Jenelle Ward was the final player named as an all-star for Resurrection as she tallied two shutouts on the year.
Last year’s MVP Jenna Berger from St. David’s returns as a District 8 All-star this year as she led the league with nine goals.
Berger is joined by fellow Celtics Shelby Kemple and Christina Ross who contributed to many low scoring games against their squad as key defensive stoppers.
Grade 12 midfielder Caliyena Brown as well as grade 10 midfielder Ella Murphy were named to the all-star squad representing St. Mary’s, along with grade 12 defender Lexi Ambrose from Monsignor Doyle.