TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Buccaneers landed four players and a coach on the Big 10 All-Conference Soccer Team that was announced on Monday.
A trio of juniors were named to the First Team – forward Ryan Hurst, midfielder Lane Tenney and defender Sam Squires.
Senior midfielder Dawson Carpenter was named the Second Team.
Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato was named the 2019 Big 10 Conference “Coach of the Year.”
Hurst finished the year leading the Bucs in scoring with 44 goals and 12 assists.
“Ryan's season really stood out, not just because of his high volume of scoring, but the overall growth in his game,” remarked Donato. “For a striker to not only score 40 plus goals but double-digit assists shows how much he's grown this season.”
Tenney compiled seven goals and six assists on the season while Squires was a shutdown defender who tallied one goal.
“Lane really has turned into a very quality player and leader for our team,” noted Donato. “He really has become more vocal this season and his hard work and energy is contagious. The same could be said for Sam, who really stepped up the challenge of taking control in our defense and being a true vocal leader.”
Carpenter scored 13 goals and 11 assists during the season.
“Dawson really stepped up big for us this season,” stated Donato. “He admittedly didn't have his best year this past season, but he really came through for us big in the midfield his senior season.”
The Bucs won the Big 10 Conference title with a perfect 11-0-1 record and they ended the year with a 16-4-2- record as Donato garnered “Coach of the Year” honors.
Robert C. Byrd’s Khori Miles was named the Big 10 “Player of the Year.”
“I am really proud of all our guys that got nominated and all that finished on either on the First or Second Team,” concluded Donato.
Big 10 All-Conference First Team
Anthony Atchison – Lewis County
Lance Cerullo – East Fairmont
Ryan Hurst – Buckhannon-Upshur
Khori Miles – Robert C. Byrd
Jonas Branch – Fairmont Senior
Jeremiah Cruz – Lewis County
Ethan Gregory – Philip Barbour
Mac Madden – Bridgeport
Caleb Shipley – Philip Barbour
Aiden Slusser – East Fairmont
Lane Tenney – Buckhannon-Upshur
Sam Squires – Buckhannon-Upshur
Alec Correia -- Grafton
Big 10 All-Conference Second Team
Stetson Sanders – Grafton
Noah Ward – Philip Barbour
Dawson Carpenter – Buckhannon-Upshur
Hayden Dodd – Liberty
David Gongola – Elkins
Kaiden Maxey – East Fairmont
Logan Parson – Robert C. Byrd
Isaac Branch – Fairmont Senior
Jake Comer – Robert C. Byrd
Devan Fletcher – Elkins
Ryan Leep – Lincoln
Seth Stilgenbauer –Fairmont Senior
Isaiah Williams – Bridgeport
Player of the Year: Khori Miles – Robert C. Byrd
Coach of the Year: Mike Donato - Buckhannon-Upshur