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Sailor in last game

Labor to play in All-State game

— Throughout her high school career, Kelly Labor has led her soccer team with talent, leadership and knowledge of the game.

She helped the Sailors achieve an impressive league record of 52-1-1 during the past four years. Saturday, she will take part in her last game as a high school player.

Labor has been invited for the second time to compete in the Colorado Girls All-State soccer game. The two teams will be comprised of the best high school talent in Colorado. Twenty-nine players will represent 25 schools, and six coaches will roam the sidelines.

Among those coaches is Steamboat Springs High School coach Rob Bohlmann, who coaches the girls and boys varsity teams. Saturday’s game will be Bohlmann’s second time coaching an All-State team. He has been Labor’s coach for the past four years.

“She has the proper mentality and desire,” Bohlmann said about Labor. “It carries her and her teammates a long way.”

“This will be the last time I get to play for (Bohlmann),” Labor said. “So this is kind of a special game for me.”

The All-State team selection is not the first time Labor has been recognized for her on-field talent. She was named to the first team All-State squad her junior and senior years, she was first team All-Conference during all four years of high school, and she was honorable mention All-State during her freshman and sophomore years. Labor also was selected as the Western Slope League’s Player of the Year her sophomore, junior and senior years.

“She’s obviously a great player and a competitive athlete,” Bohlmann said.

Labor was the Sailors’ leading scorer her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She started every game of her high school career.

Labor will attend Regis University in the fall, where she will be a member of the soccer team. The team’s first preseason game is Aug. 4, when the Division II Regis Rangers will prepare for their first game of the season against the Division I University of Wyoming Cowboys.

The All-State game is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

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