Four Hillsboro High School players were among the 34 selected for all-conference recognition by the South Central Conference soccer coaches for the 2018 season.
Senior Isaiah Atkins and junior Joe Mattson would both earn a first team nod, while junior Josh Bauman would be a second team selection. Ethan Lentz would also be an all-conference pick, earning a third team spot in his freshman year.
While Bauman and Lentz earned all-conference honors for the first time, both Mattson and Atkins were selected last year as well. Mattson was a second team pick as a sophomore, while Atkins was a third team selection in 2017.
The Toppers finished the season with a 10-10-1 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the SCC, tying Greenville for second. Carlinville, who had ten honorees to lead all teams, won the South Central title with an 8-0 conference mark.
Greenville would have five honorees, while Roxana would tie Hillsboro for the third most with four. Staunton, Pana and Gillespie each had three players recognized, while Southwestern had two. Vandalia was the only team not to be represented on the all-conference list this year.
Of the 34 players honored, half were seniors, while eight more were in their junior year. Five sophomores and four freshmen rounded out the list.
South Central Conference Boys Soccer 2018 Standings
Overall SCC GF GA
Carlinville 16-5-1 8-0 64 30
Greenville 10-8-2 6-2 61 42
Hillsboro 10-10-1 6-2 36 30
Roxana 6-13 5-3 48 68
Staunton 8-13-3 5-3 46 69
Pana 6-15 3-5 47 68
Gillespie 6-14 2-6 23 74
Southwestern 1-11 1-7 7 67
Vandalia 0-18 0-8 11 145
South Central Conference
First Team: Matt Schmidt, Sr. - Carlinville; Trey Gall, Sr. - Carlinville; Kyle Sunderland, Sr. - Greenville; Dylan Klunk, Sr. - Roxana; Carson Rantanen, Sr. - Staunton; Lucas Holthaus, Jr. - Pana; Jack Jarman, Sr. - Gillespie; Isaiah Atkins, Sr. - Hillsboro; Adin Fliescher, Sr. - Carlinville; Brock Thacker, Jr. - Greenville; Joe Mattson, Jr. - Hillsboro
Second Team: Landon Eades, Sr. - Carlinville; Matt Reynolds, Jr. - Carlinville; Desmond Gardner, So. - Greenville; Drew Beckman, So. - Roxana; Noah Birk, Sr. - Staunton; Jeremie Yakana, Fr. - Gillespie; Josh Bauman, Jr. - Hillsboro; Clayton Compton, Sr. - Pana; Johnathan Watson, Jr. - Southwestern; Levi Yudinski, Fr. - Carlinville
Third Team: Nate Burns, Sr. - Carlinville; Michael Douglas, Sr. - Carlinville; Tanner Jacobs, Sr. - Pana; Austin Martin, So. - Roxana; Brent Kinder, Jr. - Staunton; Chance Reiniesch, Jr. - Gillespie; Ethan Lentz, Fr. - Hillsboro; Trieton Park, Fr. - Carlinville; Tyler Rieke, So. - Greenville; Brad Forys, So. - Greenville
Goalies: 1st Team - Andrew DeNeve, Sr. - Carlinville; 2nd Team - Dawson Klunk, Sr. - Roxana; 3rd Team - Stanley Trevino, Sr. - Southwestern