TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Ryan Hurst received a huge honor after being named the WVHSSCA Class AAA All-Region I Player of the Year.
Hurst finished this past season leading the Bucs in scoring with 44 goals and 12 assists.
The junior was also selected to the All-Region I First Team as a forward.
This honor comes just days after he was named to the Big-10 All-Conference First Team.
Joining Hurst on the All-Region I First Team are four teammates – senior Dawson Carpenter, junior Lane Tenney, junior Sam Squires and senior Logan Kelley.
Carpenter, a midfielder, tallied 13 goals and 11 assists for the Bucs while Tenney, a midfielder, collected seven goals and six assists.
Squires was a shutdown defender for the Bucs who tallied one goal.
Kelley was the keeper for the Bucs and had 13 shutouts, a 0.5 goals allowed average, and had an 82 percent save percentage turning away 48 of the 58 shots he faced.
The Bucs compiled a 16-4-2 record this past season.
University’s Michael Smith was named the Region I Coach of the Year.
Region I is comprised of seven teams — Buckhannon-Upshur, Brooke, John Marshall, Morgantown, Preston, University and Wheeling Park.
WVHSSCA CLASS AAA
All-Region I Team
Josh Ferguson (Sr.) – Brooke
Ryan Hurst (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Ahmad Mikky (Sr.) – Morgantown
Riley Nett (Jr.) – University
Louie Alice (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Caden Carpenter (Soph.) – Morgantown
Dawson Carpenter (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Liam Cronin (Jr.) – Brooke
Cole Meredith (Jr.) – Wheeling Park
Justin Parsons (Sr.) – University
Chris Romanek (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Lane Tenney (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Jacob Zerkel (Sr.) Morgantown
Jacob Collins (Sr.) – University
Clay Meredith (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Sam Squires (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Zach Calvert (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Logan Kelley (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Hunter Adams (Jr.) – Brooke
Mossimo Darmelio (Jr.) – Morgantown
Quinlin Blair (Jr.) – Brooke
Braxton Johnson (Jr.) – Morgantown
Colin Wounaris (Jr.) – Brooke
Timmy Bailey (Jr.) -- University
Player of the Year: Ryan Hurst — Buckhannon-Upshur
Coach of the Year: Michael Smith — University