Panthers dominate All-EWC first team

¦ PHS’s Schweiger Player of the Year
by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


DREW SCHWEIGER, Plymouth goalkeeper, was voted the EWC Player of the Year in boys soccer. – Review file photo DREW SCHWEIGER, Plymouth goalkeeper, was voted the EWC Player of the Year in boys soccer. – Review file photo Senior goalkeeper Drew Schweiger of Plymouth was voted the Eastern Wisconsin Conference’s Co-Player of the Year for the 2014 boys soccer season by the EWC coaches.

Schweiger is the first goalie to earn the Player of the Year award in EWC boys soccer. He is one of six Panthers to be named to the first team. PHS, which won the league title, dominates the first team with over half of the total number of selections (11).

Plymouth’s other first-team players include senior forwards Antonio Cambise and Zach Gambrell, junior midfielder Ryan Holec and senior defenders Cameron Hauser and Michael Bolland.

Also earning all-conference honors for PHS is junior midfielder Aidan Woida.

New Holstein/Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah, the EWC runnerup, has three first-team picks in junior forward Jacob Conrad, junior midfielder Zach Petrie and sophomore midfielder Josue Valenzuela. Conrad, the only firstteam repeater, was selected as a midfielder in 2013.


RYAN HOLEC, Plymouth midfi elder, earned All-EWC soccer first-team honors. – Review file photo RYAN HOLEC, Plymouth midfi elder, earned All-EWC soccer first-team honors. – Review file photo The NH/EL-G Huskies’ other all-league players include senior forward Joe Baldwin, sophomore midfielder Tyler Schultz and sophomore defender Jacob Starnitcky on the second unit and sophomore defender Max Kossman, honorable mention. Schultz, Starnitcky and Kossman are EL-G students.

Schweiger, an All-EWC second-team goalie in 2013, allowed only two goals in conference play as the Panthers chalked up an impressive 10 shutouts.

“He shows good communi- cation on and off the field with players and referees. He’s vocal directing our team and communicating with our defense,” said PHS head coach Rommy Herrera.


MICHAEL BOLLAND, Plymouth defender, is an all-EWC soccer first-team selection. – Review file photo MICHAEL BOLLAND, Plymouth defender, is an all-EWC soccer first-team selection. – Review file photo “He aggressively challenges balls, makes confident saves and takes control of the [goalie] box. He demonstrates great leadership. honorable-mention defender last year. He contributed two goals and three assists.

“He is always on time to challenge the opponent and shows his toughness. He is never afraid to carry the ball up the field, deliver a great pass or even try to score,” Herrera observed.

“He’s the toughest player on our team and quite possibly in the conference.”

Holec tallied two goals and made six assists.

“The other teams in the conference often designed their defenses around him. His combination of speed and strength make him hard to defend against.”

Petrie contributed four goals and five assists.


ANTONIO CAMBISE of Plymouth earned All-EWC soccer first-team honors at forward. – Review file photo ANTONIO CAMBISE of Plymouth earned All-EWC soccer first-team honors at forward. – Review file photo “Zach was the top-voted midfielder in the conference. He played more minutes than anyone on our offense and played the hardest position to play in the center midfield,” Laabs noted.

“While our defense often prevents him from tallying a volume of saves, without his presence, leadership and ownership of the goalie box we wouldn’t win conference,” Herrera.

Gambrell scored 17 goals and had five assists in EWC play.

“He’s a smart and very fast player who has a great shot, can score through the air and delivers quick and smart passes,” said the coach.

“Overall, a great all-around soccer player who can play any position on the field.”

Hauser was an All-EWC

“He helped our team, offensively and defensively – making great runs and also pressuring the opponent’s attack. Ryan may not have gaudy numbers but his ability to cover nearly the entire midfield allowed us to move more players forward into the attack,” Herrera pointed out.


CAMERON HAUSER (heading the ball), Plymouth defender, is on the All-EWC soccer first team. – Review file photo CAMERON HAUSER (heading the ball), Plymouth defender, is on the All-EWC soccer first team. – Review file photo Bolland had seven goals and six assists, and anchored the Panthers’ stingy defense.

“He too is a tough player who shows great leadership on and off the field. As a defender, he was an offensive threat,” said the coach. “Our offense was often strongest when he was on the field.”

Cambise scored 13 goals and made five assists.

“He’s a fast player with a powerful shot. His dribbling allowed us this year to create many opportunities to score,” noted Herrera.


ZACH GAMBRELL, Plymouth forward, was named to the All-EWC soccer first team. – Review file photo ZACH GAMBRELL, Plymouth forward, was named to the All-EWC soccer first team. – Review file photo “On runs he often overloaded the opponent’s third of the field. He was an important piece of our success this year. I easily can say that he is the most skillful player on our team and quite possibly the conference.”

Woida contributed one goal and nine assists.

“Aidan is quick and skillful, possesses a great shot and passes well. He’s very coachable and always positive, as well as always encouraging other players,” said the coach.

Conrad scored 10 goals and had three assists in EWC action.

“Jacob was the top forward in the conference [in the coaches’ voting] and was the runner-up for Player of the Year in the conference. He was our leading scorer and top threat all season,” said Husky hesd coach Nate Laabs.

“He is an outstanding passer and was the key to starting our offense.”

Valenzuela tallied 10 goals and made six assists.

“Josue was our second-leading scorer and top assist man [for the overall season]. He has the best ball-control on the team but was most known this year from his amazing outside shots,” Laabs pointed out.

Schultz scored eight goals and had six assists in league play. Baldwin had three goals and assists each. Starnitcky contributed two goals and three assists.

All-Eastern Wisconsin Conference Boys Soccer

FIRST TEAM
Forwards
Jacob Conrad, N. Holst./EL-G....…Jr.
Antonio Cambise, Plymouth.........Sr.
Zach Gambrell, Plymouth..............Sr.
Midfielders
Zach Petrie, New Holstein/EL-G....Jr.
Ryan Holec, Plymouth....................Jr.
Josue Valenzuela, N. Holst./EL-G..So.
Jake Zehr, Sheboygan Falls…..........Sr.
Defenders
Jordan LaPean, Sheboygan Falls….Sr.
Cameron Hauser, Plymouth..........Sr.
Michael Bolland, Plymouth............Sr.
Goalkeeper
Drew Schweiger, Plymouth...........Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Forwards
Alex Bennin, Sheboygan Falls..........Sr.
Jack Adams, Campbellsport….….....Sr.
Joe Baldwin, N. Holst./EL-G.…....Sr.
Midfielders
Aidan Woida, Plymouth..................Jr.
Ramsey Beckmann, Kiel............…...Sr.
Tyler Schultz, N. Holst./EL-G....So.
Will Otte, Sheboygan Falls...............Sr.
Defenders
Jacob Starnitcky, N. Holst./EL-G....
So.
Al Costello, Campbellsport..........…..Sr.
Cameron Freund, Kiel..........….........Sr.
Goalkeeper
Lee Huberty, Sheboygan Falls..........Jr.
HONORABLE MENTION
Forwards
Zach Zorn, Kiel................................So.
Zach Donigan, Campbellsport..….....Jr.
Jake Dommisse, Waupun.…............Sr.
Midfielders
Brian Wendelborn, Kewaskum.........Sr.
Tanner Konnen, Campbellsport..…..Sr.
Michael Winkler, Sheboygan Falls....Sr.
Griffin VandeZande, Waupun.….......Jr.
Defenders
Alex Roecker, Waupun..........…........Sr.
Max Kossman, N. Holst./EL-G....So.
Max Hardy, Kewaskum.....................Sr.
Goalkeeper
Sam Knupple, Campbellsport..….....Sr.
Colton Homan, Waupun.…...............Jr.

FINAL EWC STANDINGS

WLT
Plymouth...............................11 1 0
N. Holstein/EL-Glen. ............10 1 1
Sheboygan Falls.......................8 4 0
Campbellsport..........................4 7 1
Kiel...........................................3 6 3
Waupun...................................2 10 1
Kewaskum...............................1 10 1


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