Five soccer players earn 6AAA honors
By Sparta Live | May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Five Warrior soccer players earned recognition from the coaches of District 6AAA for their play during the spring season.
Heading up the selections was C.D. Hindenberger, who for the second straight year, earned a league superlative. The leading scorer for WCHS was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the entire district after leading his team in scoring again this year.
Hindenberger more than tripled the next highest scorer for the Warriors this season with his 16 goals paving the way for being named the Offensive Most Valuable Player
Coach Doug Dodson talked about Hindenberger, “Obviously, he’s our offensive leader and all around player. He does whatever it takes for the team to be successful. He is probably the program’s all-time leading scorer and also had several assists. As we have seen over the last few games, once we got a lead he was willing to back up and shore up the defense where we’ve had some injuries. He’s one of those guys that’s going to be hard to replace.”
Two players, Josiah Fox and Tommy Odom, were named to the first team of the district honorees. Fox was second team last year as a sophomore. Odom, a senior, handled the goalkeeping duties for WCHS the past two years.
“Josiah Fox, a junior, will be back next year,” noted Dodson. “He’s our defensive quarterback. He makes all the calls on defense. He’s our sparkplug. He’s like the energizer bunny rabbit. When he’s not in the line-up, it makes a tremendous difference. With his speed and, now with his knowledge of the game, he’s a difference maker.”
“Tommy never played soccer until last year,” added Dodson, “and came in and won a starting position as our goalkeeper. What can you say about a player like that? He played great last year and has been a rock back there for us this year. He’s very durable and has really learned the game. He’s been an asset to us.”
Two more players, both seniors, were named to the second team. Jacob Winton earned the spot for the second consecutive year and was joined by Nick Sanchez.
Of those two, Dodson said, “The experience they bring to the team, along with motivation and leadership, is invaluable. They’ve been there, done that. They have been on teams where we didn’t do as well and now to get to see them be a part of something no other soccer team here has done is great. They are just so valuable out there.”
In addition to Hindenberger being named Offensive MVP, there were several other league superlatives named.
Those 6AAA superlatives were:
Most Valuable Player – Evan Reiley (Cookeville)
Offensive MVP – C.D. Hindenberger (White Co.)
Defensive MVP – Jose Perez (Stone Memorial)
Midfield MVP – Cole Rader (Rhea County)
Rookie of the Year – Abraham Pumarino (Warren County)
Coach of the Year – Sam Matson (Cookeville)