The Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association has announced its all-district honors for this year.
In Division II, Shawnee’s Carter Jensen and Bath’s Chandler Clark were named the boys and girls players of the year. Shawnee’s Ryan Quatman (boys coach of the year), Caroline O’Brien (girls coach of the year), Peter LaGrande (boys assistant coach of the year) and Chris Fusillo (girls assistant coach of the year) and Ottawa-Glandorf (boys team sportsmanship) also received special recognition in D-II.
Area players joining Jensen on the D-II boys first team were Celina’s Josh Kuehne, Elida’s Draek Littler, Kenton’s Patrick Bartlett and Reed Cook, Bath’s Brenton Brock, Shawnee’s Austin Miller and Jake Miller, Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ethan Alt and St. Marys’ Adam Tobin. Area players making the second team included Celina’s Caden Highley and Nathan Wilson, Elida’s Ethan Thomas, Shawnee’s Landon Hoehn, St. Marys’ Max Mielke and Correy Nelson and Wapakoneta’s Trey Ware.
Area players joining Clark on the D-II girls first team were Celina’s Makenna Klingshirn, Kenton’s Hannah Holland, Bath’s Ainsley Miller, Shawnee’s Sophia Fusillo, Kennedy Jensen and Madi Mason and St. Marys’ Emma Wibbeler. Area players making the second team included Celina’s Reilly Cox, Elida’s Isabella Wallace, Shawnee’s Tessa Jordan and St. Marys’ Lilly Ankerman and Ally Will.
Bluffton’s Steve Smucker was named D-III coach of the year and Bluffton received the D-III team sportsmanship award.
Among the D-III boys, Bluffton’s Matt Daws and Jonathon Schriner, Kalida’s Gabe Hovest and Evan Roebke and Ottoville’s Drew Fisher made the first team. Second team members included Allen East’s Malachi Blackma, Bluffton’s Simon Derstine, Continental’s Rhenn Armey and Wyatt Davis, Kalida’s Brayden Recker, Lima Central Catholic’s Josiah Simpson and Zack Zerante, Lincolnview’s Dylan Schimmoeller, Miller City’s Ezra Deitering, New Knoxville’s Parick Covert, Ottoville’s Joe Miller and Paulding’s Kolya Paschall.
Among the girls D-I, Wapakoneta’s Madi Lause was named to the second team. No area players were named to the D-I first or second teams.
Among the D-III girls, Bluffton’s Kayla White, Continental’s Alexis Hoeffel, Cory-Rawson’s Zoe Chisholm, Kalida’s Bailey White, LCC’s Annika Wilker and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Kelsey Erford made the first team. Coldwater’s Ava Giere, Miller City’s Natalie Koenig, Ottoville’s Nicole Knippen and Spencerville’s Kelsey Shaffer were part of the second team.
Kalida boys coach Mark Czubik was honored for reaching the 400 win milestone. Coaches Eric Gerker (Celina girls), David Kehres (Kalida girls) and Caroline O’Brien (Shawnee girls) were recognized for reaching 150 career wins.
Receiving $250 scholar athlete scholarships were Kalida’s Kyla Fortman and Evan Roebke, Miller City’s Anthony Inkrott and Spencerville’s Kelsey Shaffer.
Awards will be handed out between the Girls and Boys Senior District All-Star Games being held Sunday, Nov. 17, at Findlay High School’s Graham Field with the boys schedule to play first at noon and the girls at 2 p.m.
Anna running back Riley Huelskamp (offensive player of the year) and Marion Local end Matt Everman (defensive player of the year) received top honors. Anna’s Nick Marino, Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin and Minster’s Geron Stokes shared coach of the year honors.
Joining Huelskamp on the first team offense were end Noah Miller (Coldwater), receivers/split ends Gavin Thobe (Fort Recovery), Charles Huelsman (Marion Local), Trent Roetgerman (Minster), punter Will Luthman (Anna), kicker Blake Dippold (Coldwater), center Luke Dye (Anna), guards Wil Luthman (Anna), Dustin Frericks (Minster), tackles Everman, Dylan Sharp (Minster), quarterback Bart Bixler (Anna), running backs Alex Schmitmeyer (Minster), Nick Hawk (Parkway) and utility/athletes Jake Hemmelgarn (Coldwater), Brandon Fleck (Marion Local) and Jacob Niemeyer (Minster).
Joining Everman on the first defense defense were end Malachi Minnich (Anna), interior linemen Luthman, Kyle Riethman (Minster), inside linebackers Russell Klosterman (Coldwater), Grant Meier (Marion Local), outside linebackers Nathan Grieshop (Coldwater), Jacob Acheson (Fort Recovery), cornerbacks Isaac Lininger (Anna) and Peyton Otte (Marion Local) and safeties Huelskamp and Mitchell Hays (New Bremen).
Second team offense members include end Kam Steward (Anna), receivers/split ends Jeffrey Richards (Anna), Will Broering (Coldwater), Regan Martin (Fort Recovery), punter Trent Roetgerman (Minster), kicker Alex Klosterman (Marion Local), center Troy Mescher (Marion Local), guards Nathan Ungruhn (Marion Local) and Kyle Riethman (Minster), tackles Dylan Steinke-Ellinger (Anna) and Ryan Paul (New Bremen), quarterback Kyle Muhlenkamp (Marion Local) and running backs Zach Bertke (New Bremen) and Wyatt Dicke (New Bremen) and Landon Henry (Versailles)
Second team defense selections included ends Dylan Sharp (Minster) and Hawk, interior linemen Ryan Paul (New Bremen), Brayden Keihl (Versailles), inside linebackers Isaac Egbert (Anna), Kam Steward (Anna), Bertke, outside linebackers Dan Homan (New Bremen), Jason Luth (Parkway), cornerbacks Zach McKibben (Coldwater), Brendan Bornhorst (Minster) and safeties Ross Weigel (Coldwater) and Koby Richard (Minster).
Coldwater’s Shane Homan was named an honorary first team player.
The All-Northwest Ohio teams were announced in all divisions.
Earning first-team honors among the boys in their respective divisions were St. Marys’ Austin Boley (D-I), Bath’s Britton Hall (D-II) and Kalida’s Josh Recker (D-III).
Kalida’s Ryan Klausing was named to the D-III second team.
Those receiving all-division honorable mention honors included Justin Altenbach (Shawnee), Cole Koenig (St. Marys), Reese Sweigart (St. Marys), Carson Rammel (Fort Recovery), Carter Schnipke (Ottoville), Logan Gallmeier (Delphos Jefferson), Braxton Scalf (Delphos Jefferson), David Peck (Kalida) and Alec Edelbrock (Kalida).
Among the girls, Lima Central Catholic’s Erin and Mary Kelly Mulcahy and St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann made the Division II first team and LCC’s Daniel Reinicke was named coach of the year.
Shawnee’s Madilyn Paphanchith made the D-I second team.
Those receiving all-division honor mention honors included Haylee Wurm (Shawnee), Taylor West (Wapakoneta), Claire Clune (St. Henry), Allie Honigford (Ottoville), Sydnie McGue (Delphos Jefferson), Anna Fitch (Delphos Jefferson), Emma Mayers (LCC) and Bridget Mulcahy (LCC).
Ohio Northern 1,
John Carroll 0
ADA — It took north of 87 minutes, but 17th-ranked Ohio Northern pushed past John Carroll in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at Kerscher Stadium. The top-seeded Polar Bears edged the No. 4-seeded Blue Streaks to advance to the conference title game.
“All you need is one, and that’s what we got,” ONU head coach Mark Batman said. “Great resilience from the group. I’m really proud of them.”
The title game will feature Northern against No. 3-seed Otterbein, a 2-1 winner against No. 2-seed Capital. The contest will be played at Kerscher Stadium on Saturday at a time yet to be determined.
ONU junior Jenna Fuller netted the game’s lone goal — her 19th of the season — in the 88th minute. She scored off a feed from sophomore Emma Barney. The goal is Fuller’s 47th of her career, which moves her into fifth all-time in school history.
The Blue Streaks ended the game with three shots and none of them were on target. The shutout for ONU senior goaltender Megan Grierson was her 10th of the season and 42nd of her career, which is tops in program history.
Also, senior Haley Moses, Fuller and sophomore Carissa Beckham were named First Team Academic All-District 7 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The three are now eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced Dec. 3.
The University of Northwestern Ohio’s Julie Cazanave was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) NAIA Academic All-District Team.
ADA — Ohio Northern senior Luke Fickenworth has been named First Team Academic All-District 7 for 2019 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Fickenworth, is now eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced Dec. 3.
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