2023 Buccaneer Soccer Camp wraps up; award winners announced

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur boy’s head soccer coach Mike Donato and his staff recently concluded their 2023 Buccaneer Soccer camp last week.

“It was a huge success,” noted Donato. “We had 50 young soccer players attend last week to sharpen their soccer skills and learn some new ones as well.”

Joining Donato for the camp this year were B-U soccer alumni Lexi Queen, Dalton Auvil, and Kevin Nicholson, Buckhannon-Upshur boy’s assistant coach Brian Brandish, Buckhannon-Upshur girls head coach Jason Piacente and assistant coach Logan Kelley and current members of the Buccaneer and Lady Buc soccer teams.

“I can’t thank coaches enough who donated their timeand all the current high school players on both the boys and girls teams who helped throughout the week and our boosters who helped with registration and prizes,” stated Donato. “Also, the week wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors: Ameriprise Financial, Baker Tilly, Final Grade Excavation, Highland Landscaping, K & K Loans, Sam’s Pizza, Stone Tower Brews, Stone Tower Roasters, Sunset Graphics and Whistle Stop.”

The coaches and award winners for each group:

First and Second Grade

Coach: Lexi Queen

Camper of the Week: Wadelynn Bennett

Most Improved: Brantley Petrosky

Super Buc: August Kerr, Sylvia Casto

Skills Competition: Harrison Meadows

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

Coaches: Brian Brandish and Jason Piacente

Campers of the Week: Brycen Hommema and Caroline Kelley

Most Improved: Jaiden Landis and Andi Casto

Super Buc: Jett Cuppari and Monterae Metz

Skills Competition: Charlie Donato and Finley Carlyle

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade

Coaches: Kevin Nicholson, Logan Kelley, Mike Donato

Campers of the Week: Ayden Travise and Lily Lewis

Most Improved: Collin Ware and Camrynn Wilmoth

Super Buc: Zef Bednarski, Mason Lantz, and Ella Massie

Skills Competition: Brooks Tucker and Lily Rice

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