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November 18, 2019
 

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3 Ada boys, 3 girls all-NWC soccer first team picks

And, 1 Bulldog volleyball player repeats first team all-NWC

This story covers Ada HS boys' and girls' soccer and Ada volleyball all-NWC selections -
By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Three Ada boys were named to the All-Northwest Conference soccer first team as voted by the league coaches recently in Delphos.

Bulldog seniors Isaac Spar and Skylar Williams, as well as junior leading scorer Jacob Poling, were all named first team all-league.

Bulldog senior Nicholas Kamatali was voted second team all-league.

Ada senior Wyatt Rettig and freshman keeper Grant Preston wwere each named honorable mention All-NWC.

The Bulldogs finished 8-8-1 overall and 3-2 in the NWC, good for third place in the six-team league.

Bluffton senior Matt Daws edged junior teammate Jon Schriner in a close vote to win 2019 Northwest Conference Player of the Year honors in balloting by the conference soccer coaches.  

Malachi Blackma, a senior from Allen East, finished third in the balloting. AE senior Jack Williams made first team all-league, as did junior Braelin Houston.

Mustang senior Bryce Wilcox and sophomore Eneko Iribarren were named second team All-NWC. AE sophomore Ashton Neff made honorable mention all-league.

AE finished second in the NWC at 4-1.

Steve Smucker of Bluffton won his fifth straight NWC Coach of the Year award after leading the Pirates to a fifth consecutive league title. Bluffton (12-2-2) went 5-0 in the NWC to extend their league win streak to 25 matches.

Three Ada girl kickers named all-league
Three Ada girls were named to the All-Northwest Conference soccer first team as voted on by the league coaches recently in Delphos.

Hulldog seniors Katie Butterfield and Ella Poling, and junior Brenna Hissong, were named first team all-conference.

Bulldog senior Bella East and sophomore Timber Blankenship were voted honorable mention all-league.

Ada finished 3-13-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the NWC, good for a fourth-place tie in the seven-team league.

Mustang seniors Julia Meyer and Olivia Silone each were named first team All-NWC.

AE senior Tori Newland was voted second team all-league.

Mustang juniors Taylor McGraw and Kyleigh Rumer were named honorable mention all-conference, as were freshmen teammates Madeline Myers and Emma Tobe.

AE (9-5-1) ended up 4-2 in the NWC, finishing third behind Spencerville and Bluffton.

Senior Kayla White of Bluffton was voted the 2019 Northwest Conference Player of the Year at the meeting of conference soccer coaches held in Delphos.  

White also won the NWC POY award in 2017. Last yearís league player of the year, senior Kelsey Shafer of Spencerville, finished second in the balloting.  

Bluffton mentor Jared Byers was selected NWC Coach of the Year in voting by his peera. Spencerville (13-3) won the league title with a 6-0-0 record to edge out Bluffton, who finished 5-1-0.

Bulldog Light repeats as All-NWC spiker
Ada junior middle hitter/blocker Megan Light was named first team All-Northwest Conference in voting by the league coaches this week.

The 5-11 Light led the Lady Bulldogs in kills and blocks to earn first team all-league honors for the second year in a row.

Senior libero Kendal Guagenti was named honorable mention All-NWC. She led the Bulldogs in digs.

Ada finished 10-13 and 2-6 in the NWC, tying for seventh with Delphos Jefferson.

AE senior hitter Anna Truex was voted first team all-league.

Mustang junior Kristin Whitley was named second team All-NWC. AE freshman Hannah Williams earned honorable mention notice.

AE (12-9) went 4-4 in league play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth with Bluffton and Paulding in the nine-team league.

Lincolnview junior Madison Williams was voted the 2019 Northwest Conference Player of the Year at the meeting of conference volleyball coaches in Delphos.  

Williams edged out Crestview's Lexi Gregory and teammate Kendall Bollenbacher, who finished second and third respectively, in the balloting.  

JaNahn Evans of Lincolnview was voted NWC Coach of the Year by her peers. Lincolnview finished the regular season as conference champs with an 8-0 record, just ahead of rival Crestview (7-1).

Attachments below list all league players

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