Stonington sophomore midfielder Venessa Benjamin dribbles the ball against a Putnam opponent in the varsity soccer match played Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at Stonington High School. | Jackie L. Turner, Special to The Sun.

Venessa Benjamin scored 19 goals and helped the Stonington High girls soccer team to a 15-5-1 record last season. | Jackie L. Turner, Special to The Sun

Which team this fall has the best chance to win a league or state championship? The Stonington High girls soccer team was the top vote-getter in the latest Athlete of the Week polling.

The Bears return three All-ECC juniors in Vanessa Benjamin, Megan Detwiler and Amelia Caron. Benjamin led the team with 19 goals last season, while Detwiler scored 15.

Stonington, which finished 15-5-1 last season, could be in the running for the ECC Division II title this year.

There were a total of 330 votes cast in last week’s balloting. Chariho boys cross country was second with 82.

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