Left: Kailey Blain is this year's girls soccer player of the year. The junior forward from Merrimack lead her team to a Class L state championship runner-up finish behind Manchester Central. "Anything can happen in a soccer game," Blain said. "You don't always have to be the best team to win, always. It is very hard working. You have to be an athlete to play."
Right: Sean Joseph is this year's boys soccer player of the year. The senior center midfielder from Merrimack lead his team to a Class L state title lass year and a semifinal finish this year. He has been playing soccer since age six and is looking at UNH, UConn and Roger Williams University to study business or finance. If he chooses Roger Williams University, he will play NCAA Division III soccer. "The biggest lesson I've learned is team work," Joseph said. "Because you can't achieve the championship unless everyone pulls together."