Lansing has five earn league accolades; Pioneers, Raiders each have three
Earlier this week, players from all three area high school soccer teams dotted their respective league honor lists.
Each team had at least three members recognized for their quality performances during the just completed season. Lansing totaled the most with five earning conference distinction.
Here is a complete breakdown of the local honorees.
The Pioneers wrapped up the season 3-15, though the team did come on late when it won two of its last three matches, including its first playoff game in nearly a decade.
Strong-arming that effort were three seniors — Thomas Guthrie, Wes Barbee and Michael Rielly — and each were rewarded for the efforts with All-Sunflower League recognition.
Midfielder Guthrie led the team in scoring with nine goals, totaling 19 points and an assist on the year. Barbee had a goal from his midfield position to go along with 23 steals, and Rielly led the defense with 51 steals.
With an 8-8-1 record, the Lions put together the best record among the area schools.
To do so, the squad received contributions from around the pitch and in conjunction with that, five Lansing seniors received All-Kaw Valley League accolades.
In the forefront of that group was forward Jimmy Bormolini, who captured a first-team All-KVL nod thanks to his 15 goals and 33 points.
Joining him on the first-team All-KVL roster were midfielder Mason Ruff, eight goals and eight assists, and defender Jake Nye.
The two remaining honored Lions were forward Joe Henry, four goals and eight assists, and defender AJ Martinez.
Both were given All-KVL honorable mention.
The final local soccer team, Immaculata, placed three on the Northeast Kansas Soccer Coaches' Association All-Region squad after its 3-13-1 season.
Making the first-team roster was senior defender Isaac O’Neil, while junior goalkeeper Phillip Hernandez and freshman forward Mark Hernandez were placed on the honorable mention list.
“I had a good feeling that Isaac would get that first-team nod,” Immaculata coach Frank Mazeitis said. “He deserved it, as did the other two.”