Now that it feels like winter again, it’s time for the All-Ozark squad from the News-Leader. (to be continued once I get time to update it from Wednesday’s paper) Updated, with corrections noted
Kyler Temple (Kickapoo, Sr. forward)
The Chiefs’ explosive forward played some of his best soccer as Kickapoo made a trip to
Columbia Fenton. Temple — headed to Drury — ended the season with 14 goals and four assists.
Stuart Ziegler (West Plains, Sr. forward)
Ziegler led the Zizzers up front with a team-high 25 goals. His speed was disruptive to opposing defenses as he created other goal-scoring opportunities with 17 assists.
Devon Newport (Glendale, Jr. forward)
Exciting to watch, Newport dazzled Falcon fans with footwork and finishing skills. The junior Falcon finished with 20 goals and 14 assists.
Justin Scicluna (West Plains, Sr. midfielder)
Scicluna scored some amazing goals from the midfield position, while creating chances for others. He finished his senior season with 20 goals and 17 assists.
Ryan Toombs (Bolivar, Sr. midfielder)
Toombs was a second team all-state selection, using his length to reach for balls and control the middle of the field. He finished with 26 goals and 14 assists.
Heath Melugin (Kickapoo, Sr. midfielder)
The Chiefs had final four vision from the opening kick, and Melugin — heading to Missouri State — was the centerpiece. The first-team all-state selection scored an astonishing 55 goals, and also led the team with 25 assists.
Kam Maddy (Rolla, Sr. midfielder)
Maddy was an ever-present force in the middle for the Bulldogs, and was second on the team with 14 assists.
Tanner Roberts (Bolivar, Sr. defender)
He was the Southwest Region defensive player of the year for the second year in a row, as well as grabbing his second all-state nod as a senior.
Ryan Squires (Glendale, Jr. defender)
senior junior sweeper anchored Glendale’s defense with hard tackles, and always going strong to balls in the air.
Zack Hay (Kickapoo, Sr. defender)
A second-team all-state selection, Hay was the Chiefs’ defensive sweeper. Heading to
University of Missouri-Rolla Missouri Science & Technology (formerly UMR), he also scored eight goals and dished five assists from the back.
Patrick McCarthy (Glendale, Sr. goalkeeper)
Glendale’s senior keeper had 13 shutouts, and showed consistency throughout his senior campaign, with a keen knowledge of reading the game.
F – Tyler Sinnott, Rolla (Jr)
F – Ryan Schlichtman, Cassville (Sr)
MF – Rob Curtis, Ozark (Sr)
MF – Max Duncan, Joplin (So)
MF – Justin Rogers, Glendale (Sr)
MF – T.J. Martin, Webb City (Sr)
D – Tyler McElroy, Glendale (Sr)
D – Carter McKay, Central (Sr)
D – Lane Chapman, Kickapoo (Jr)
D – Will Griffin, Parkview (Sr)
GK – Adam Legg, Kickapoo (Sr)