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PREP SOCCER: 10 Sandpoint athletes receive All-State Honors; Baranski named Girls Coach of the Year

| November 15, 2023 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — The Idaho High School Soccer Coaches Association recently announced the 4A All-State selections for the 2023 season. 10 Sandpoint athletes – six girls, four boys – and one coach, Conor Baranski, received All-State honors for their efforts this year.

4A Girls All-State Selections

GOALKEEPERS

1st Team – Kristine Kent, Pocatello. 2nd Team – Lilianna Brinkmeier, Sandpoint. Honorable Mention – Brooke Hutchinson, Bishop Kelly.

DEFENDERS

1st Team – Cecilia Dignan, Sandpoint; Kenna DeMasters, Bishop Kelly; Mackenzie Mitchell, Sandpoint; Alivia Marshall, Pocatello. 2nd Team – Jessika Lassen, Moscow; Maddie Mitchell, Sandpoint; Araya Wood, Moscow; Sarah Colwell, Bishop Kelly. Honorable Mention – Ava Glahe, Sandpoint; Hailey Upson, Vallivue; Cassie Conrad Canyon Ridge.  

MIDFIELDERS

1st Team – Kelly Christensen, Pocatello; Kate Jaques, Bishop Kelly; Alina Hernandez, Vallivue; Aliya Strock, Sandpoint. 2nd Team – Gracie Rhodes, Bishop Kelly; Jenna Seals, Vallivue; Phoenix Rodriguez, Mountain Home; Macy Marlow, Skyline.    

FORWARDS

1st Team – Lexi Wells, Pocatello; Kenzie Hill, Bishop Kelly; Grace Eastman, Idaho Falls; Aryanna Gonzalez, Pocatello. 2nd Team – Taylor Deitzel, Bishop Kelly; Amanda Soto, Vallivue; Java Hicks, Canyon Ridge; Hailey Eresman, Mountain Home. Honorable Mentions – Dita Masak, Pocatello.         

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sophie Schmautz, Bishop Kelly.

COACH OF THE YEAR    

Conor Baranski, Sandpoint.

4A Boys All-State Selections

GOALKEEPERS

1st Team – Benny Torres, Wood River; Kai Longanecker, Sandpoint. 2nd Team – Justin McGrew, Bishop Kelly.  

DEFENDERS

1st Team – Jose Escutia, Caldwell; Carter Richins, Canyon Ridge; Elijah Klaas, Bishop Kelly; Cesar Martinez, Caldwell. 2ND Team – Nathan Matt, Sandpoint; Mateo De La Torre, Wood River; Riley Scott, Canyon Ridge; Brendan Boyd, Bishop Kelly.

MIDFIELDERS

1st Team – Allan Huerta, Bishop Kelly; Jack Bowen, Idaho Falls; Fabian Arguello, Caldwell; Jett Longanecker, Sandpoint. 2nd Team – Reider Slotten, Wood River; Brody Stanton, Century; Landan Schweiger, Bishop Kelly; Javian Ballesteros, Blackfoot.       

FORWARDS

1st Team – TJ Brewer, Canyon Ridge; Brandon Marroquin, Wood River; Enrique Nevarez, Blackfoot. 2nd Team – Eoin Eddy, Sandpoint; Satya Redman, Wood River; Andrew Nguyen, Bishop Kelly; Jackson Stephens, Bishop Kelly. 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR    

Conrad Foster, Wood River.

COACH OF THE YEAR    

Greg Gvozdas, Wood River.