Area football players and coaches honored on OSSCA All-Ohio teams – Morning Journal
The Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association has published its All-Ohio boys and girls football teams for all three divisions, and the names of players in the Morning Journal coverage area are all over the place.
Chris Dore of Avon is the Division I boys ‘coach of the year and Brian Salco of Avon Lake is the ID girls’ coach of the year.
Dore led Avon to a state semi-final and a 1-0 loss to the nation’s No.1 team, St. Ignatius. The Eagles also beat the state’s No.4 ranked team, Massillon Jackson, 1-0, in a regional final. Dore led Avon to the deepest race in team history. The Eagles finished 17-3-2.
Salco did the same with Avon Lake, as the Shoregals have won a school record of 21 games and a school record of 17 consecutive games this season. The Shoregals played in a regional final, losing to Walsh Jesuit on penalties. This regional final is the furthest from Lake Avon.
In DI’s men’s first team, Avon senior defenseman Logan Brown and North Olmsted’s Ryan Sanborn were on the roster. Brown was one of the state’s best defensemen this season and anchored a bottom line that made life difficult for every offense Avon played. Sanborn has recorded 21 goals and 17 assists this season for North Olmsted.
In the men’s D-II team, Avon Lake goaltender Zach Glesius and Justin Shreffler of Westlake made the team. Glesius has recorded 87 saves for just 13 goals this season and holds a career record of 34-12-7. Shreffler scored 12 goals and 15 assists in the Demons’ great season.
In the D-II boys’ first team, Million Evans and Ethan Jacobs both made it to the squad after leading the Bay boys football team to a state final, a record 18. -3-3 and 80 team goals this season.
In DI’s women’s first team, Avon’s Mackenzie Muir was the lone zonal player, registering 22 goals and 10 assists over the season and was named Lorain County’s Player of the Year and Player of the Year. SWC.
In DI’s women’s second team, Avon Lake’s excellent sophomore Ella Grode finished with 25 goals and 11 assists, Westlake’s Sophia Kontak had 24 goals, 11 assists and 59 points. Kontak finished with a school season record in goals and points. Bella Antonio, of North Ridgeville, also finished in the All-Ohio second team.
In D-II’s first team, Bay rookie Tessa Knapp had 40 goals and 12 assists. In D-II’s second team, Rocky River’s Taylor Byall made the roster and Elyria Catholic’s Emily Vogel made the Division III first team.