The Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association published their All-District list over the weekend with several local high school athletes making the list.
One of those local athletes was Lynchburg-Clay’s Ali Little, who was named the Division III player of the year. Little was also named to the DIII first-team All-District team along with teammate Alexa Cochran.
Hannah and McKayla Binkley, also of Lynchburg, were named to second-team All-District. Peyton Scott and Lexi Waits were named to the honorable mention list.
Dennis West, head coach of the Lynchburg Lady Mustangs, was named Division III Southeast District Coach of the Year. West’s assistant to the boys soccer team, Kevin Walker, was named Division III Assistant Coach of the Year.
For the Lynchburg boys, Devin Pierson and Noah Scott were named to the first-team, Wesley Smith and Brandon Storer were named second-team, and Tyler Brinkman and Bobby Merry were honorable mention.
For Hillsboro soccer, Mallory Sluss was named first-team All-District all along with Kobe Curtis and D.J. Brown from the boys team.
Named to the second-team were Hope Tira and Jalyn Yochum for the girls, and Payton Bell for the boys.
Making honorable mention for Hillsboro were Lillian VanZant and Madison Marsh for the Lady Indians, Mackenzie Conlon and Chase Colliver for the Indians.
For McClain, Taylor Polley was named first-team All-District for the Lady Tigers, Kelli Uhrig was named second-team, Kaeli Anderson and Haley Peterson were named honorable mention for the girls team and both Tommy Free and Cameron Spangler made it for the boys.
For the Fairfield soccer teams, Abigail Newkirk and Carly Arnold made first-team All-District for the Lady Lions and Tom Ellison made it for the boys. Grace Shope and Jesse Current made second-team for the girls and boys teams respectively, and Camille Burgess and Shaynelle Turner made honorable mention for the girls team and Everett Jones and Ryan Matthews made the list for the boys.
The OSSCA also gave out a Team Academic Award to teams with an average GPA of at 3.0. Both Lynchburg boys and girls teams received the award as well as McClain girls and Fairfield boys.
All four Highland County girls soccer teams were given the Team Sportsmanship Award for the year, which means the four teams went all year without a single red card. On the boys side, Hillsboro, Fairfield, and Lynchburg-Clay were awarded.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.