18 Braves, Squaws honored on NE8 soccer lists

Staff Writer

    The Bellmont soccer programs collected their fair share of members on the recently released boys and girls NE8 soccer lists thanks to both earning the conference crown this season.
    The Braves went 6-1 in league play and 15-4-1 overall tying with Huntington North for the NE8 title. Only an early season loss to Columbia City (3-4, 6-9-2) kept Bellmont from the outright title.
    The Braves were honored with nine total players on the lists with three each on first, second and honorable mention teams.
    Sam Poling from Huntington North and Bellmont's Dusty Loshe were named top goalies this season, while Jordan Fuelling was a first team defender alongside North's Andrew Kaylor, Will Lengacher from Leo and Jacob Williams from DeKalb.
    As midfielder's, no Braves earned first team honors, but North's Caleb Smith, DeKalb's Tucker Reinoehl, East Noble's Michael Klein and Columbia City's Colin Wood were named.
    At forward, Sean Werling was first team along with three other NE8 players in Leo's Reid Sproat, Cory Thatcher from East Noble and Josh Good from DeKalb.
    On the second team, Bellmont placed three members including Logan LeMaster as a defender, and both Nate Kaczmarek and Parker Busick as midfielders.
    Earning votes on the honorable mention list was Bellmont defender Chance Bressler, midfielder Andrew Morris, and forward Lucas Strickler.
    The Squaws also shared their NE8 title this season as Huntington North and DeKalb also finished 6-1 in the conference standings.
    Bellmont's only loss in the NE8 this year was a 3-2 decision against Huntington North, while the Vikings fell to DeKalb by the same score. BHS defeated DeKalb by a 2-1 score later to seal the crown.
    The Squaws placed four members on the first team list as well as three more on the second team and another pair on honorable mention for nine total.
    Sarah Enterline was named one of two goalies on the first team along with DeKalb's Erica Bolinger. At defender, Makayla Bailey earned a nod from the Squaws along with Huntington North's Amaya Sunderman, DeKalb's Alyssa Wells and Leo's Gloria Coolman.
    At midfielder, Kristen Harvey earned top votes for Bellmont and joined Hanna Tillett (H. North), Kendyl Smith (DeKalb) and Alex Bond (Leo) on the first team list.
    Rylie Velez was also named first team as a forward and joined Grace Snyder (DeKalb), Karmen Koch (H. North) and Faith Lewis (DeKalb) for first team honors.
    Bellmont garnered three more members on their second team list including Allyson McBride as a defender, Jenna Busick as a midfielder and Kenzie McMahon as a forward.
    On the honorable mention list, Kristina Valle was the second Bellmont defender honored, while Lanae Gilbert was Bellmont's third midfielder to get votes.