TENNERTON – Five Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Bucs earned All-Region I honors as the team was announced today.
Earning regional honors for the Bucs were Riel Figueroa, Christian Dowell, Tim Snyder, Dirk Riley, and Slaton Kowalkoski.
Figueroa and Dowell were named to the First Team while Snyder, Riley, and Kowalkoski were selected to the Second Team.
Figueroa, a freshman, was named to the First Team as a forward while Dowell, a junior, was selected as a midfielder.
Figueroa was the only freshman named to the First Team. He led the B-U squad in scoring with 23 goals and five assists.
Dowell was second on the team in goals with 10 while contributing two assists.
Snyder, a junior, and Riley, a senior, made the Second Team as defenders while Kowalkoski, a junior, was selected as a keeper.
Snyder tallied two goals. Both Snyder and Riley were part of a defense that posted two shutouts and allowed 2.3 goals per game.
Kowalkoski started the first 18 games before missing the last three due to injury. He made 147 saves and posted 1.52 goals against average while notching two shutouts.
Tresz McLeod of Wheeling Park was named the Region I Player of the Year while Sam Snyder of Morgantown was named the Region I Coach of the Year.
Region 1 is made up of eight schools – Buckhannon-Upshur, Bridgeport, Brooke, John Marshall, Morgantown, Preston, University and Wheeling Park.
REGION 1 BOYS SOCCER TEAM
Jackson Cogar (Jr.) – Bridgeport
Ben Ferguson (Sr.) – Brooke
Riel Figueroa (Fr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Wilson Hannah (Soph.) – Wheeling Park
Alex Lopez-Maldonado (Sr.) – University
Tresz McLeod (Jr.) – Wheeling Park
Cordell Ayers (Sr.) — Preston
Joel Beeson (Sr.) – Morgantown
Riley Brabson (Jr.) — Morgantown
Christian Dowell (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
John Dumas (Sr.) – Bridgeport
Luke Dunaway (Sr.) – Wheeling Park
Chase Hile (Jr.) – Brooke
Davion Huckaby (Soph.) – University
Ziggy Hirschfeld (Sr.) — Morgantown
Sam Pacyna (Sr.) — Morgantown
Nick Sagan (Sr.) – Brooke
Gavin Border (Jr.) – Wheeling Park
Zane Wagner (Sr.) – Bridgeport
Grayston Church (Fr.) – Bridgeport
Devin Cipoletti (Sr.) – Brooke
Alex Gonzalez (Jr.) – Morgantown
Brady Grubb (Jr.) – University
Gavin Heaney (Jr.) – Preston
Sam Kilmas (Jr.) — Preston
Landan Smith (Jr.) — Preston
Jacob Williams (Sr.) – Preston
Josh Albrecht (Jr.) – Wheeling Park
Kevin Hernandez (Jr.) – University
Nate Hernandez (Jr.) – University
Jeg Hilt (Sr.) — Brooke
Tucker Pomeroy (Jr.) – Bridgeport
Dirk Riley (Sr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Tim Snyder (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Slaton Kowalkoski (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Player of the Year – Tresz McLeod (Wheeling Park)
Coach of the Year – Sam Snyder (Morgantown)