Defending state soccer champion Rams lose Tiffany Gray for season due to knee surgery

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted July 25, 2012, at 4:39 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Left back Tiffany Gray, who was an important component on defense for the state Class A champion Bangor High School girls soccer team last season, will miss the soccer season after having knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing in a tournament in Rhode Island for Black Bear United.

“She will be out until December,” said Bangor coach Joe Johnson. “We’re going to miss her. She’s one of the best players in the state. She came in and won the job freshman year and she’s never looked back.

“She’s very fast, very skilled and very competitive,” added Johnson.

Gray, who will be a junior, teamed up with Denae Johnson, Liz Hintz and Erin Boulier to help the Rams to limit their opponents to just eight goals en route to their 18-0 season.

Hintz and Boulier graduated, leaving Johnson as the only one back.

“But we’ve had a bunch of kids fill in nicely during our summer season,” said Johnson. “I think we’ll be very competitive.”

Gray is also an outstanding track performer, as she won the state Class A triple jump with a jump of 37 feet, 4 inches this past spring. She was fourth in the long jump and ran a leg for Bangor’s 4-by-200 relay team that finished fourth.

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