The Belleville News-Democrat released their Fall 2017 All-Area High School Boys Soccer Team list today, naming Sr. Garrett Bass of Belleville West as their Player of the Year. One of three players who joined the team for the first time after playing in the SLSG Illinois Metro Academy, Bass, a senior forward, produced 23 goals and nine assists with his powerful right foot. The Maroons finished 12-8-3 overall and reached the championship game of the Class 3A Edwardsville Regional, where they lost to Edwardsville 2-0.
Of note, BND continues to use a Coaches Polling method in determining the team, unlike the Post-Dispatch where they rely on a single writer who covered Girls Softball and Boys Soccer in the Fall to determine their All-Metro team. Well done David Wilhelm. Read more at BND.
Player of the Year – Garrett Bass, Belleville West, sr.
Coach of the Year – Jason Mathenia, Columbia
Riley Hubler, Columbia, jr.
Jimmy Monken, Althoff, sr.
Sam Schiller, Mascoutah, sr.
Karson Huels, Gibault, jr.
Xavier Brown, Belleville West, sr.
Sam Spivey, Columbia, sr.
Jaden Deatherage, Triad, sr.
Malik Wilkes, Mascoutah, sr.
Zach Timmermann, Edwardsville, sr.
(tie) Logan Whitehead, Collinsville, jr.
(tie) Justin Kohler, Waterloo, sr.
GK: Jon Kuebler, Columbia, sr.
Eli McClinton, Belleville East, sr.
Trent Calvert, Wesclin, sr.
Jordan Ellis, O’Fallon, jr.
Zac Cawvey, Collinsville, jr.
Jake Koenig, O’Fallon, sr.
Noah Williams, Freeburg, jr.
Logan Doerr, Gibault, jr.
Ethan Miracle, Edwardsville, jr.
Caden Gordon, Waterloo, sr.
Lucas Wobbe, Central, sr.
GK: Michael Hoelting, Edwardsville, sr.
(players listed in alphabetical order)
Zane Baker, Collinsville; Alex Barton, Columbia; Kaleb Bassett, Belleville West; Dillon Birdsong, Althoff; Autin Borri, Triad; Jake Bridges, Columbia; Devin Chambers, Belleville East; Kenyon Davis, O’Fallon; Levi Davis, Alton; Jay Detmer, Central; Kyle Frerker, Mascoutah; Stone Galloway, Althoff; Austin Gavlick, Collinsville (GK); Aaron Grohmann, Gibault; Charlie Harres, Columbia; Daniel Hentz, Edwardsville; Evan Herman, Highland; Lane Hoelscher, Mascoutah; Tyler Hitpas, Mater Dei; Autin Huang, Edwardsville; Mitchell Kidd, Althoff; Ben Koenig, O’Fallon; Hunter Kruep, Central; Noah Landers, Metro-East Lutheran; Luke Liljegren, Collinsville; Colin Lombardi, Alton; Nate Martin, O’Fallon; Tyler McCauley, Granite City; Alec Mills, Edwardsville; Joey Morrissey, Alton; Jacob Mulvihill, Edwardsville; Reiss Naylor, Triad; Connor Olson, Gibault (GK); Trey Przybysz, Collinsville; Nick Sikora, Highland; Drew Tonnies, Mater Dei; Hunter Vetter, Central (GK); Kyle Wright, Edwardsville.