Boldt named top offensive player
Three other Comets on all-conference first team
By Greg Seubert
The two top boys’ soccer teams in the North Eastern Conference this season also had the top two players.
NEC coaches named Waupaca senior Seth Boldt and Fox Valley Lutheran senior Jonah Nogar as the conference’s top offensive and defensive players, respectively.
The Comets and Foxes tied for the conference championship with 7-1 records and both teams also placed several players on all-conference teams.
Boldt made the first team as a forward. Other first-teamers for the Comets are senior forward Luis Jorgensen, senior defender Drake Hiddemen and senior goalkeeper Nate Schuler-Jones.
Junior Brett Hanke made the second team as a defender, while senior midfielder Eugene Pliska, sophomore midfielder Forrest Ziebell and junior defender Zach Thuerman received honorable mention.
North Eastern Conference
2016 Boys’ Soccer All-Conference Teams
Forward: Charlie Coenen, junior, Little Chute; Seth Boldt, senior, Waupaca; Luis Jorgensen, senior, Waupaca.
Midfielder/forward: Cesar Elias, junior, Clintonville; Nicolai Noffke, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran.
Midfielder: Denny Christoff, junior, Luxemburg-Casco.
Defender: Jonah Nogar, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran; Jacob Cording, senior, Marinette; Drake Hiddemen, senior, Waupaca; Henry Neerdaels, senior, Wrightstown.
Goalkeeper: Nate Schuler-Jones, senior, Waupaca.
Forward: Joshua Schroeder, senior, Clintonville; Austin Klarner, senior, Freedom; Chacho Madrigal, junior, Wrightstown.
Midfielder/forward: Hunter Greshay, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran.
Midfielder: Jared Gartzke, senior, Freedom; Carson Lovedale, senior, Marinette; Isaiah Ley, senior, Wrightstown.
Defender: Jake Kubek, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran; Mitch Gut, senior, Little Chute; Brett Hanke, junior, Waupaca.
Goalkeeper: Noah Schaser, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran.
Forward: Colten Schild, junior, Fox Valley Lutheran; Austin Hoersch, junior, Fox Valley Lutheran; Kelvin Hernandez, senior, Denmark; Jordan Koeppen, senior, Clintonville.
Midfielder: Matt Taicher, junior, Denmark; Brody Sipiorski, junior, Denmark; Adam Arendt, junior, Luxemburg-Casco; Carter Sewell, freshman, Luxemburg-Casco; Alejandro Golmar, senior, Clintonville; Taylor Sanders, senior, Little Chute; Cole Hawkins, junior, Little Chute; Eugene Pliska, senior, Waupaca; Forrest Ziebell, sophomore, Waupaca; Kyle Cleven, junior, Wrightstown.
Defender: Owen Zuleger, senior, Luxemburg-Casco; Cole Vanbeek, junior, Freedom; Noah Brown, senior, Marinette; Zach Thuerman, junior, Waupaca.
Goalkeeper: Carson Mara, senior, Little Chute; Seth Betz, junior, Clintonville.
Offensive player of the year: Seth Boldt, senior, Waupaca.
Defensive player of the year: Jonah Nogar, senior, Fox Valley Lutheran.