TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers landed three players on the 2023 Big 10 All-Conference Soccer Team as voted on by the league’s coaches.
Freshman Riel Figueroa and junior Christian Dowell earned First Team honors while junior Slaton Kowalkoski was tabbed for the Second Team.
Figueroa was named to the First Team as a forward. In 21 games, Figueroa led the Bucs in scoring with 23 goals and five assists.
Dowell was named to the First Team as a midfielder. In 21 contests, he was second on the team in goals with 10 while adding two assists.
Kowalkoski was selected to the Second Team as a keeper. 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 posting two shutouts.
Kaden Meighen of Robert C. Byrd was named the Big 10 Conference Player of the Year while Keith Dumas of Bridgeport was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. Bridgeport won the conference championships.
The Bucs finished the year with a 6-12-3 overall record and a 5-4-2 mark in the Big 10, which landed them seventh out of the 12-team boy’s conference.
BIG 10 ALL-CONFERENCE SOCCER TEAM
Grant Broadhurst (Sr.) – Fairmont Senior
Jackson Cogar (Jr.) – Bridgeport
Riel Figueroa (Fr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Tanner Griffith (Sr.) – Lewis County
Jude Minard (Sr.) – Grafton
Cordell Ayers (Sr.) – Preston
Keller Bennett (Sr.) – Lewis County
Christian Dowell (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
John Dumas (Sr.) – Bridgeport
Landen Hulley (Sr.) – Grafton
Caleb Young (Sr.) – Fairmont Senior
Robert Deskins (Sr.) – Fairmont Senior
Kaden Meighen (Sr.) – Robert C. Byrd
Chandler Walls (Sr.) – Robert C. Byrd
Wyatt Crislip (Soph.) – Robert C. Byrd
Ty Williams (Jr.) – Lincoln
Braydon Christopher (Sr.) – East Fairmont
Zane Wagner (Sr.) – Bridgeport
Joey Aman (Sr.) – Lewis County
Maddox Boyers (Sr.) – East Fairmont
Grayson Church (Fr.) – Bridgeport
David Hairfield (Sr.) – Lewis County
Cameron Peschl (Jr.) – Fairmont Senior
Eli Ramsey (Fr.) – North Marion
Connely Sparks (Jr.) – Philip Barbour
Trevor Williams (Jr.) – Lincoln
Lucas D’Angelo (Jr.) — Elkins
Ayden Glover (Soph.) – East Fairmont
Ryan Gregory (Sr.) – Philip Barbour
Bryce Kelley (Soph.) – Grafton
Tucker Pomeroy (Soph.) – Bridgeport
Slaton Kowalkoski (Jr.) – Buckhannon-Upshur
Player of the Year – Kaden Meighen (Robert C. Byrd)
Coach of the Year – Keith Dumas (Bridgeport)
Conference Champions – Bridgeport