Middlebury

Skiers Honored With All-East Honors

March 3, 2010

Several skiers were honored when the 2010 All-East honors were announced following the Middlebury Carnival. Alpine skier Brian Shpall (Englewood, Colo.) was named the men's rookie of the year, while nordic racer Corinne Prevot (East Burke, Vt.) earned women's rookie of the year honors. Shpall, junior Bobby Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) and junior Nicole Dvorak (Essex Junction, Vt.) earned second-team All-East honors on the alpine side, while junior Patrick Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) was a first-team selection on the nordic side.

Shpall earned rookie of the year honors after an impressive first season on the slopes for the Panthers. He began the season with top five-finishes in each of the first three carnivals of the season. He placed third in the GS at St. Lawrence and second at St. Michael's for his best two finishes of the year.

Poehling captained the men's team this season, turning in some solid finishes in the slalom. The junior placed second in the slalom at St. Michael's, Dartmouth and Middlebury this season, with two other top 10 finishes.

Dvorak led the Middlebury women this season with eight top 10 finishes in '10. The captain's best finish of the season was a second place effort in the slalom at Dartmouth, placing third in the same event at Williams the following week.

On the nordic side, Johnson was Middlebury's top skier all season long, finishing in the top five in seven of the final eight races on the carnival circuit. Johnson won the 15K free race at Vermont, while being a part of the winning 3x5 relay team at Dartmouth the following week. He finished second in the 10K at Williams, with a pair of third place finishes to go along with it.

Prevot earned rookie of the year honors for the nordic women after five top 10 finishes this season. Her relay team placed second in the 3x3 race at St. Michael's, with her top individual finishing being eighth in the 15K free race at the Middlebury carnival.