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.
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.
Bethel’s Korry Hamlin and Miami East’s Dalton Taynor both earned second team All-Ohio honors in Division III.
On the girls’ side, 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 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, 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 and Milton-Union’s Kelton Dillhoff. Selected to the second team were: Milton-Union’s Josh Daum and Bethel’s Daniel Ross. Selected to the third team were: Bethel’s Alex van Haaren and Joe Miller and Milton-Union’s Blake Ullery and Trevor Grile.
Bethel’s Hamlin also earned a spot on the all-district team.
On the girls side, 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 and Bethel’s Erica Turner. On the second team were: Milton-Union’s Kristen Dickison and Bethel’s Kelsey Hackney. On the third team were: 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 earned a spot on the all-district team.
MIAMI COUNTY — The District 9 All-District volleybal teams were announced following the season’s conclusion, with Tippecanoe, Milton-Union and Bethel all pulling in honors.
In Division II, Tippecanoe’s Taylor Prall and Emily Shuk were named to the All-District 9 first team, while Isabel Crow earned a spot on the second team.
In Division III, Milton-Union’s Lauren Craig — the Bulldogs’ senior setter who served a 25-0 game during the regular season — earned a spot on the first team, Bri Stone earned a spot on the second team and Katie Lehman earned honorable mention.
Bethel’s Alaina Hawthorn also earned honorable mention All-District 9.
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