By Josh Brown
MIAMI COUNTY — Three Miami County boys soccer plays earned first-team All-Ohio honors this season.
For one of them, it was the first time in his school’s history.
Troy Christian’s Jon Slone became the first Eagle to earn a spot on the All-Ohio first team, with Troy’s Grant Holland and Tippecanoe’s Mitch Colvin also earning first team honors in their respective divisions as a total of six area boys and two area girls were given All-Ohio honors this past fall season.
Slone led the Eagles with 34 goals and 14 assists this season for a total of 82 points, leading Troy Christian to its first ever Division III sectional championship and district championship. The Eagles were finally eliminated by Summit Country Day, the top-ranked team in the state, in the regional semifinal and finished with a 16-2-2 record.
Bethel’s Korry Hamlin and Miami East’s Dalton Taynor both earned second team All-Ohio honors in Division III.
In Division I, Troy’s Grant Holland earned a first team All-Ohio selection, scoring 27 goals and adding five assists for a total of 59 points. The Trojans posted their first ever undefeated regular season, going 14-0-2, and finishing the year 16-1-2 after a narrow 1-0 loss in the sectional championship game to Springboro.
And in Division II, Tippecanoe midfielder Mitch Colvin earned a first team All-Ohio nod after a 10-goal, seven-assist, 27-point season — with his leadership and defensive contributions on the pitch being incalculable. Tippecanoe went 19-2-1 this season and reached the regional championship game, falling to Alter — which gave the Red Devils their only two losses of the year.
Tippecanoe’s Zach Bonifas also earned All-Ohio honors with a spot on the second team.
On the girls’ side, in Division I, Troy’s Ciena Miller earned second team All-Ohio.
In Division II, Tippecanoe’s Lauren Lester earned second team All-Ohio.
The Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) also released its all-area and All-Southwest District awards.
On the boys side in Division I, Troy’s Richard Phillip’s was the boys D-I North Coach of the Year, as well as the District Coach of the Year. Holland and Henry Shaneyfelt were both D-I North first team, Collin Hubbell and Troy Breisch were second team and Reese Sherman and Connor Hubbell were both third team. Holland also earned a spot on the all-district team.
In Division II, Tippecanoe’s Scott Downing was the D-II North Coach of the Year, as well as the District Coach of the Year. Bonifas earned a spot on the D-II North first team, Wade Timmer, Adam Grieshop and Andrew DeBrosse were second team and Austin Haas was third team, with Mitch Colvin and Bonifas both earning a spot on the all-district team.
In Division III, Troy Christian’s Ryan Zeman was the D-III East Private School Coach of the Year. Jon Slone and Seth Wynne were named D-III East first team, Andrew Strait was second team and Jacob Wynne, Jackson Kremer and Brenden Pohle were third team.
Bethel’s Bob Hamlin was the D-III West Coach of the Year. Selected to the D-III West first team were: Bethel’s Korry Hamlin and Tyler Brueckman, Miami East’s Dalton Taynor, Newton’s Nick Honeycutt and Milton-Union’s Kelton Dillhoff. Selected to the second team were: Miami East’s Wesley Sutherly, Milton-Union’s Josh Daum, Newton’s Nelson Clymer and Bethel’s Daniel Ross. Selected to the third team were: Newton’s Jack Yoder and Austin Evans, Miami East’s Jackson Davis, Kyler Bradley, Colten Weldy and Kaleb Elifritz, Bethel’s Alex van Haaren and Joe Miller and Milton-Union’s Blake Ullery and Trevor Grile.
Troy Christian’s Slone, Bethel’s Hamlin, Miami East’s Taynor and Newton’s Honeycutt all earned spots on the all-district team.
On the girls side, in Division I, Troy’s Michael Rasey was the D-I North Coach of the Year. Ciena Miller and Arianna Garcia earned spots on the D-I North first team, Kenzie Evans and Bailey Hess were second team and Lily Clouser was third team, with Miller earning a spot on the all-district team.
In Division II, Tippecanoe’s Lauren Lester, Alexa Spiller and Lauren Weimer were all D-II North first team, Claire Hinkle and Amanda Sauls were second team and Katie Kramer was third team, with Lester earning a spot on the all-district team.
In Division III, on the D-III North first team were: Milton-Union’s Danielle McFarland, Miami East’s Danielle Mannier, Troy Christian’s Cara Salazar, Bethel’s Erica Turner and Newton’s Kassidi Alexander. On the second team were: Milton-Union’s Kristen Dickison, Bethel’s Kelsey Hackney and Troy Christian’s Riley Spoltman. On the third team were: Miami East’s Katie Bodenmiller, Emma Linn and Hailey Weaver, Troy Christian’s Olivia Glaser and Lauren Moritz, Newton’s Aliya Stine, Paiton Miller, Brittney Kobel and Kaylee Kesler, Milton-Union’s Sierra Gostomsky, Maddie Brown, Alayna Bennett and Taylor Jacobs and Bethel’s Kayla Grable, Olivia Rust and Maggy Kahler.
Milton-Union’s McFarland and Miami East’s Mannier earned spots on the all-district team.
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