NHC All-Conference named
The Northeast Hossier Conference announced its All-Conference teams this week for boys and girls soccer as eight Bellmont players were recognized for their stellar seasons.
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For the boys, senior forward Alex Hammond was the lone member of the first team from the Braves' roster. This is Hammond's second time being honored for first team as he finishes the season with 20 goals and eight assists.
Making second team honors for the boys were senior Dan Worth, a defender, and freshman goalkeeper Caleb Schell. Worth was one of the senior captains on the squad he makes second team for the third time finishing the season with six goals, seven assists, and plenty of great defensive plays for Bellmont. Schell finishes the season with four shutouts and a 2.5 goals allowed per game average.
Receiving Honorable Mention was junior Andy Hess at the midfielders position. Hess makes his first appearance on the list of notables and finishes the season with four goals and seven assists.
Also receiving votes for the Bellmont Braves kickers were senior Jacob Schueler, juniors Willie Mahlan, Holland Herman, and sophomore Cameron Beinz. Schueler ended his season with four goals and five assists. Herman finishes with six goals and five assists and Cameron Beinz came up with two goals and eight assists. Bellmont coach Bill Meyer noted that Mahan was the Braves' strongest defenders this season and ended the year with one goal.
Homestead received the most members of their team to All-Conference with an impressive ten players making the list including three first team stars, six second team, and one Honorable Mention. The Carroll Chargers put nine members of their squad through including a league-best six first teamers. DeKalb honored six Barons, East Noble honored five, New Haven placed three Bulldogs into All-Conference, Norwell added a pair of Knights and Columbia City brought just their goalie for Honorable Mention.
Homestead was atop the standings leaving the pitch with a perfect 7-0 record in the conference. Carroll was 6-1 for second, Bellmont, East Noble, and DeKalb tied for third with a 4-3 record each, while Norwell, Columbia City, and then New Haven rounded out the bottom of the conference this season.
For the Squaws, four members of the soccer team made appearances on the All-Conference list including three seniors and a junior.
The lone first-teamer for the Squaws was senior defender Mikala Quinn. Two girls were placed on the second team for Bellmont including senior Taylor Kennedy at forward and junior Andrea Fruchte at mid-fielder. Senior defender Natalie McConnell was placed on the Honorable Mention list.
Notable teams also sending members to All-Conference included Homestead and Carroll each sending ten, DeKalb, East Noble, New Haven and Columbia City each bringing four, and Norwell sending three girls. Homestead had six of their ten make first team, while Carroll sent seven.
The conference standings looked very similar for the girls as it did for the boys' pitch. Homestead sat atop undefeated at 7-0, Carroll was 6-1, Bellmont and Columbia City tied for third at 4-3, DeKalb went 3-4, East Noble went 2-5, and New Haven and Norwell tied for last at 1-6.