BUCKHANNON -Several Mid-Ohio players were accorded honors by the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association, which recently released its all-state and major award winner selections.
In Class AA-A, both winners of the Goalkeeper of the Year Award hailed from the Little Kanawha Conference as Williamstown senior Garret Butler was named the top male at that position and Sophie Kinnard of Tyler Consolidated the top female.
Although they were the only area players who received top individual honors, a number of area players were named to the all-state squads.
Parkersburg High was represented on the Class AAA boys first team by a pair of senior defenders, Tyler Broadwater and Zac Wilcoxen. The Big Reds, who finished as the state runners-up, also had a pair of second team selections in senior midfielder Garrett Kruger and junior forward Nick Payne.
PHS senior midfielder Allie Roberts was the only area girl selected to the Class AAA first team. Named to the second team were PHS senior defender Alexa Standley and Parkersburg South senior defender Allyson Brezler.
Kinnard was the only Mid-Ohio Valley girl named to the Class AA-A girls first team. A pair of Ravenswood seniors were awarded second team honors, goalkeeper Anna Flesher and defender Jordan Danko.
Three area boys were named to the Class AA-A first team, including Butler.
He was joined on the honor squad by Ravenswood senior forward Mason Carte and Tyler Consolidated junior forward Dylan Romine.
Named to the second team were Ravenswood senior goalkeeper James Carmichael and Williamstown senior defender Evan Fowler.
West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association
Class AAA Girls
Allie Roberts, Parkersburg High senior midfielder
Alexa Standley, Parkersburg High senior defender; Allyson Brezler, Parkersburg South senior defender
Connie Chefren, Parkersburg High senior forward; Taylor Life, Parkersburg South sophomore midfielder
Player of Year: Michelle Newhouse, Capital; Coach of Year, Ashley Neal, Morgantown; Goalkeeper of Year, Erika Yohn, Morgantown; Defender of Year, Jessica Inman, Princeton; Midfielder of Year, Emily Godwin, Buckhannon-Upshur; Forward of Year, Emily Cole, Winfield
Class AAA Boys
Tyler Broadwater, Parkersburg High senior defender; Zac Wilcoxen, Parkersburg High senior defender
Nick Payne, Parkersburg High junior forward; Garrett Kruger, Parkersburg High senior midfielder
Reid Strobl, Parkersburg High junior goalkeeper; Chuck Sleboda, Ripley senior goalkeeper; Tyler Bro, Parkersburg High junior defender; Brad Emerick, Parkersburg South sophomore defender; Noah Ross, Ripley sophomore defender; Evan Rhodes, junior midfielder; Parker Likely, Ripley junior midfielder
Player of Year: Felipe Thompson, Hurricane; Coach of Year: Mike Foster, Winfield; Goalkeeper of Year, Jared Messer, Spring Valley; Defender of Year, Josh Brining, Hedgesville; Midfielder of Year, Evan Vega, Huntington; Forward of Year, Preston Sheldon, Winfield
Class AA-A Girls
Sophie Kinnard, Tyler Consolidated junior goalkeeper
Anna Flesher, Ravenswood senior goalkeeper; Jordan Danko, Ravenswood senior defender
Erica Cullen, Ravenswood senior forward; Bess McNabb, Ravenswood junior forward; Megan Steele, Williamstown senior midfielder
Player of Year: Lydia Murray, Sissonville; Coach of Year, Sam Hill, Pikeview; Goalkeeper of Year, Sophie Kinnard, Tyler Consolidated; Defender of Year, Maleha Kureishy, The Linsly School; Midfielder of Year, Emily Knight, Lincoln; Forward of Year, Laura Hill, Pikeview
Class AA-A Boys
Mason Carte, Ravenswood senior forward; Garret Butler, Williamstown senior goalkeeper; Dylan Romine, Tyler Consolidated junior forward
Evan Fowler, Williamstown senior defender; James Carmichael, Ravenswood senior goalkeeper
Jesse Mize, Ravenswood senior defender; Brandon Frey, Tyler Consolidated senior defender; Nic Ballard, Ravenswood senior forward; Mert Coskun, Tyler Consolidated junior forward; Jarric Hoskins, Williamstown senior forward; Josh Walters, Williamstown senior forward; Peter Keiser, Parkersburg Catholic junior midfielder; Patrick Berry, Ravenswood junior midfielder; Dalton Gandee, Ravenswood junior midfielder; Dylan Reynolds, Tyler Consolidated junior midfielder
Player of Year: Sam Revercomb, Charleston Catholic; Coach of Year: Sam Fox, Charleston Catholic; Goalkeeper of Year, Garret Butler, Williamstown; Defender of Year, Trevor Moon, Bridgeport; Midfielder of Year, Jesse Roman, East Fairmont; Forward of Year, Zach Wise, Bridgeport