Six from county named to TSWA all-state team

Six from county named to TSWA all-state team

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Six from county named to TSWA all-state team

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Riverdale made school history in 2012 when the Warriors reached the TSSAA Class AAA boys soccer state semifinals.

Today, a senior trio of Warriors headline the Rutherford County contingent named to the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State Boys Soccer team, which includes six players from the county.

Riverdale seniors Josh Arman, Seth Guiler and Alex Pope were all named to the Class AAA team along with Blackman junior Paxton Mitchell and Siegel senior Ryan Stroh. Central Magnet sophomore Ben Meyer was named to the Class A/AA team.

All six players were also named to The Daily News Journal’s All-Area Boys Soccer first team earlier this month.

Arman, a Cumberland signee, was named the District 7-AAA Defensive MVP. He was the Warriors’ top defender during the season until it ended with a broken leg during a tie with eventual state champion Brentwood.

Guiler, a Union signee, led District 7-AAA with 21 goals and had seven assists at forward. Guiler was named the District 7-AAA Offensive MVP and was named to the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association’s all-state team.

Pope, a midfielder, recorded a team-high 11 assists during the season.

Mitchell, a goalkeeper, was named to the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association’s all-state team. He had two shutouts during the season and gave up one goal or less in 10 of Blackman’s 16 games. Mitchell was named The Daily News Journal’s Player of the Year this past season.

Stroh, a defender, recorded 12 goals and had eight assists in a variety of roles for the Stars this past season. He was also named to the Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association’s all-state team.

Meyer, a midfielder, scored a team-high 11 goals with an area-best 19 assists for Central Magnet.

The Tigers finished District 8-A/AA runner-up this past season in their first year of varsity play.

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