SPASH athletes named to All-Conference teams
By Julie Schooley
STEVENS POINT – SPASH’s Owen Williams, midfielder/forward was named the 2021 Wisconsin Valley Conference’s Player of the Year for Boys Soccer. Williams was also named as one of four SPASH soccer players making first team all-conference, all by unanimous selection. Joining him on the list are Gabe Perez, midfielder, Nate Streveler, defender, and Colton Thielman, forward. Ben Omernik, midfielder and Luke Hinchcliffe, defender made second team all-conference. Honorable Mention players for SPASH are defender Noah Hlavac and midfielder Abush Ficken.
In Girls Tennis, Jessica Kleman was named by unanimous selection as first team all-conference, along with the Doubles team of Abby Erwin and Tatum Thielman., also by unanimous selection. Annika Borgnes and SPASH Doubles team, Caroline Blakeman and Berit Borgnes were all named to the all-conference second team. Addison Jandrain received honorable mention.
For SPASH’s Girls Volleyball team, Montana Zdroik, setter, was named to the first team all-conference by unanimous selection. Emma Barton, middle blocker, was selected for second team all-conference. Madelyn Laabs, outside/middle blocker, received honorable mention.
In Girls swimming, coach, Grant Moser was named Co-Coach of the Year with Derek Steinke of Wausau West. In the 200-yard medley relay, Eloise Cooper, Sophie Johnston, Jenna Breitbach, and Ashleigh Pahnke were first team all-conference. The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Jocelyn Trzebiatowski, Brooke Swiecki, Sophie Johnston, and Jenna Breitbach received first team all-conference. Jocelyn Trzebiatowski was first team in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Jenna Breitbach was also first team in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Eloise Cooper was second team all-conference in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophie Johnston received honorable mention in the 100-yard backstroke.
The Panthers football team’s quarterback, Riley Warzynski, was named as the Valley Football Association’s Offensive Player of the Year. Warzynski was also the only unanimous selection for first team all-conference on offense. Offensive lineman Bryce Ehr, receiver Peyton Pumper, and fullback/tight ends Daniel Zdroik and Ben Raczek were also named to the first team selection in offense. On the first team defense list is inside linebacker Ben Raczek and defensive back Tommy Drohner. Named to the second team all-conference offense team was Quinton Martin, receiver. Second team defense team honors went to defensive lineman, Jaren Rohde and Connor Seavers, outside linebacker, Ashton Smola and punter, Austin Simon. Receiving honorable mention for the Panthers are offensive lineman Sean Arneson and Kadin Brooks, inside linebacker, Kale Roth, outside linebacker, T.J. Schierl, and defensive back, Ty Madlena.