Three-time Vermont state high school soccer player of the year and former Shelburne resident Jen Carlson was inducted into the inaugural class of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night, Nov. 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. After graduation from CVU Carlson completed her four-year career at the University of Connecticut second all-time in goals (53), assists (47), and points (153), and remains the all-time leader in games played (103). After her senior season ended, Carlson was one of 28 players in NCAA Division I history to record at least 40 goals and 40 assists in her career. A winner of the UConn Club Outstanding Senior Athlete Award at graduation in 2001, Carlson went on to play for the Long Island Lady Riders in the United Soccer League and was named to the All-USL First Team in 2001.
Other 2012 Vermont HOF inductees were Larry Benoit, outdoors, Duxbury; Ray Collins, baseball, Colchester; Larry Gardner, baseball, Enosburg Falls; Albert Gutterson, track & field, Springfield; Bill Koch, Nordic skiing, Brattleboro; Andrea Mead Lawrence, Alpine skiing, Rutland; John LeClair, ice hockey, St. Albans; Nicole Levesque Andres, basketball, Shaftsbury; Bob Yates, football, Montpelier; Tony Adams, contributor-media, Essex Junction; Jake Burton Carpenter, contributor-snowboarding, Londonderry; and Ken Squier, contributor auto racing and media, Waterbury.