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Wildcat soccer earns 7 spots on All-Frontier League team

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg’s (from left) Braden Yows, Cade Gassman and Garrett Rolofson each earned All-Frontier League first team honors.

It was an historic season for the Louisburg boys soccer team and one the Wildcats aren’t going to soon forget.

Louisburg finished the year with a school record 16 wins, its second Frontier League championship in three years and earned a regional title and a spot in the state quarterfinals.

The Frontier League coaches took notice of all that success as seven Wildcats were named to the All-Frontier League team, which was the most of any school.

Senior Garrett Rolofson, sophomore Braden Yows and freshman Cade Gassman were selected to the all-league first team, while senior Ryan Haight, junior Treston Carlson and sophomore Michael Seuferling earned a spot on the second team. Senior Will Frank was named as an honorable mention.

“It was awesome to see how well we were represented this year, but to be greedy it would have been nice to get a few more guys on there,” Louisburg coach Kyle Conley said. “This season we broke a lot of records or tied a lot of team records. This group was fantastic. I could not be prouder of a group of young men and what they accomplished.”

Rolofson, who is in his first year as a varsity starter, was named as a first-team goalie. He posted eight shutouts on the season and allowed only 17 goals, four of which came from penalty shots. He also finished with 78 saves on the season and allowed the second fewest goals in Class 4-1A.

“Garrett was voted captain by his peers,” Conley said. “This is Garrett’s second year playing soccer and first year being the varsity starter. He is a converted basketball player and worked incredibly hard to learn how to play goalkeeper. He was voted team captain by this peers because of his work ethic and attitude.”

Yows and Gassman provided a lot of the offense for the Wildcats as the two played off each other well throughout the season.

Gassman finished with a team-high 18 goals, including four game-winning scores, to go along with five assists from the forward position.

Yows had a big season from his midfield spot as he finished the year with 11 goals, three of which were game-winners, and ended with a team-high 14 assists. He also had 44 shots on goal.

“Cade is incredibly talented,” Conley said. “He is a holding midfielder on his club team, but we play him up top because of how dynamic he is. He is a fantastic player and is going to be an absolute stud. His vision and ability to read a play is exceptional. Cade is an unbelievable young men that is always motivating and picking up his teammates.

“Braden has been the best player on the field in just about every game if not every game we have played. He has incredible vision and individual skill. Even though is he only a sophomore, he has led our team and has played extremely well. He hardly ever comes off of the field and has been fantastic for us.”

(From left) Ryan Haight, Treston Carlson and Michael Seuferling were named to the All-Frontier League second team.

Haight earned second team honors despite only playing nine games this season due to a stress fracture. He certainly made the most of his playing time as he was in charge of shadowing the other team’s best player. He also added a goal and two assists to his stat line.

Seuferling was also a big part of the Wildcat defense from his outside back position. He helped Louisburg allow only 17 goals on the year and did not give up a goal all season.

“Ryan was named a captain by his peers,” Conley said. “He was our best player the past three years concerning all aspects of leadership, defensively and offensively. He was an honorable mention all-league play in 2017 and first team all-league in 2018. He plays as hard as he can every night and never makes excuses.  As a defensive midfielder, his stats won’t standout, but he is an incredible player and has a great work ethic and attitude.

“Michael started and played every game and almost every minute for us at outside back as a freshman and sophomore,” Conley said. “He accepted the challenge and played extremely well. We are constantly under fire in the back and he held his own, especially since he was really under sized. He is one of the most coachable kids I had on the team and plays his butt off.”

Carlson had a big year alongside Gassman at the forward position. The Louisburg junior was second on the team with 12 goals and five assists. He also had four game-winning goals.

“Treston was an outside midfielder last year and was moved to forward this year,” Conley said. “He has improved so much this summer by his individual skill and learning the game. He has played nearly every minute of every game and has become quite the leader. His play each and every week has improved as he continues to learn the position.”

Wildcat senior Will Frank was named an all-league honorable mention with his play as a centerback for Louisburg.

As for Frank, he played the centerback spot for Louisburg and was an integral part of a Wildcat defense that posted eight shutouts and limited its opponents to 95 shots on the season.

“Will played extremely hard and saved us a bunch,” Conley said. “He was our leader at central defense. He started and played every minute of every game of the 17 games for which he was healthy as he had a knee issue and missed the first two games. He has been very physical and won nearly every 50/50 ball.”

ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE SOCCER

First Team

Keaton Herron, Eudora, junior; Grady McCune, Baldwin, junior; Jordan Barth, Baldwin, senior; Jon Villalobos, Paola, senior; Ryan Wokutch, Paola, senior; Braden Yows, Louisburg, sophomore; Cade Gassman, Louisburg, freshman; Javier Trujilo, Tonganoxie, senior; Grayson Sonntag, Tonganoxie, sophomore; Jackson Rainforth, Spring Hill, junior

GOALKEEPER: Garrett Rolofson, Louisburg, senior

Second Team

Dylan Meier, Eudora, junior; Caden Prather, Baldwin, senior; Adam Novak, Piper, sophomore; Ian Heid, Paola, junior; Ben Timpe, Paola, junior; Ryan Haight, Louisburg, senior; Michael Seuferling, Louisburg, sophomore; Treston Carlson, Louisburg, junior; Mayson Sprague, Bonner Springs, sophomore; Reese Fogle, Ottawa, sophomore; Keen Kittle, Spring Hill, junior; Josh Santos, Spring Hill, senior

GOALKEEPER: Chezney Haney, Spring Hill, junior

Honorable Mention

Caden Willits, Eudora, senior; Alex Kooken, Eudora, junior; Tyler Wales, Baldwin, senior; Colby Zimmerman, Baldwin, junior; Owen Roellchen, Piper, senior; Mason Escobar, Paola, senior; Will Frank, Louisburg, senior; Abel Mendoza, Tonganoxie, junior

GOALKEEPER: Logan Sterling, Ottawa, junior; Miles Lockridge, Piper, senior

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