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Henry Clay boys' soccer coach and two players earn statewide awards

The Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association named Henry Clay’s Jason Behler as 2019 Coach of the Year, Charlie Boone as the boys’ Defensive Player of the Year, and Ethan Anderson as Goalkeeper of the Year. (Ethan allowed the fewest scores this season.) In addition, several players from Fayette County Public Schools made the all-state teams for the East and West regions of the Commonwealth.

East all-state first team: Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi, Charlie Boone, and Ethan Anderson; and Tates Creek’s Ben Kaindu.

Boys’ second team: Jona Juarez of Tates Creek.

The Kentucky Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association also announced its all-state honorees. 

East all-state first team: Shae Robertson and Carsyn Prigge of Tates Creek. 

Girls’ second team: Elisabeth Hundley of Henry Clay and Erin Heil of Paul Laurence Dunbar. 

In other postseason accolades, Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi is Lexington’s 2019 Player of the Year after a vote by the boys’ soccer coaches. On the girls’ side, Tates Creek’s Shae Robertson earned citywide Player of the Year honors.

 Boys’ all-city first team:

  • Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi, Charlie Boone, and Ethan Anderson;
  • Tates Creek’s Ben Kaindu, Spencer Waldrop, and Jona Juarez Ortiz;
  • Frederick Douglass’ Kingsley Nuro and Innocent Lumona;
  • Bryan Station’s Ivan Nkinzo;
  • Dunbar’s Pablo Ortiz. 

Boys’ second team

  • Henry Clay’s Tahj Jairam and Keandre Sandoval;
  • Lafayette’s Gabe Gatsos, Alexander d’Angelo, and Justin Puckett;
  • Bryan Station’s Chadrack Kenda;
  • Dunbar’s Drew Doza;
  • Tates Creek’s Luke Harrington. 

Girls’ all-city first team

  • Tates Creek’s Shae Robertson and Carsyn Prigge;
  • Henry Clay’s Elisabeth Hundley;
  • Lafayette’s Ella Abraham and Kristin Gamble;
  • Dunbar’s Erin Heil;
  • Douglass’ Maliya Crump and Haley Buckman. 

Girls’ second team

  • Henry Clay’s Ella Pugh and Corinne Leach;
  • Dunbar’s Olivia Bretz and Rachel Green;
  • Douglass’ Emily Coke;
  • Bryan Station’s Hanna Hunstad;
  • Lafayette’s Susannah Starkey.

Source: Herald-Leader

(2019-20)