TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer soccer team landed two players on the 2018 Boys Big 10 All-Conference Soccer Team that was announced on Sunday.
Sophomore forward Ryan Hurst and sophomore forward/midfielder Lane Tenney were both named to the All Big 10 Second Team.
Hurst played in 21 games for the Buccaneers and led them in scoring with 27 goals. He also added four assists on the year.
Tenney played in 22 games and had five goals and six assists.
“I am very proud of them for earning this accomplishment,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato. “Getting any recognition in our conference is not easy considering the amount of quality teams and players that we have in the Big 10. The fact that they also accomplished this feat as sophomores really speaks to the quality of players they truly are.”
Donato’s Bucs ended the year with a 9-10-3 record.
The Bucs beat Morgantown in the sectional opener before seeing their season come to an end in the sectional championship game at the hands of University.
East Fairmont, the state runners-up in Class AA, swept the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors as Corey Fluharty was Player of the Year and Tristan Wierbonski was Coach of the Year.
East Fairmont lost a 3-1 contest to Winfield in the Class AA title game.
Bridgeport, East Fairmont and Robert C. Byrd all landed three players on the Big 10 First Team while Fairmont Senior had two and Liberty, Philip Barbour and Preston each had one selection.
BIG 10 FIRST TEAM
Tristan Notle – Bridgeport
Broc Oliverio – Bridgeport
Sam Stauffer – Bridgeport
Corey Fluharty – East Fairmont
Aiden Slusser – East Fairmont
Lance Cerullo – East Fairmont
Khori Miles – Robert C. Byrd
Ryan Collett – Robert C. Byrd
Tanner Dodd – Robert C. Byrd
Michael Floyd – Fairmont Senior
Nathan Maxwell – Fairmont Senior
Chance Howell – Liberty
Caleb Shipley – Philip Barbour
Montomery Rebelo – Preston
BIG 10 SECOND TEAM
Seth Stilenbauer – Fairmont Senior
Isaac Branch – Fairmont Senior
Jonas Branch – Fairmont Senior
Ryan Hurst – Buckhannon-Upshur
Lane Tenney – Buckhannon-Upshur
Greyson Howell – Elkins
Liam Gongola – Elkins
Gabe Wolverton – Grafton
Alec Correia – Grafton
Collin Dodson – Lewis County
Jeremiah Cruz – Lewis County
Joel Morris – East Fairmont
Ryan Leep – Lincoln
Elijah Williams – Robert C. Byrd
Player of the Year – Corey Fluharty (East Fairmont)
Coach of the Year – Tristan Wierbonski (East Fairmont)