Green Bay Notre Dame girls soccer coach Bob Rickards has been named the small schools co-coach of the year by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.
Rickards led his team to the WIAA Division 3 state title game. He shared the award with Waukesha Catholic Memorial’s John Burke, whose team beat the Tritons for the state championship.
“There are a lot of great high school coaches in the state of Wisconsin,” Rickards said. “I am honored and humbled to be picked as small school coach of the year in the state. My hat goes off to all the coaches who had great seasons and were nominated for this award as well.”
Several area players also were named to the WSCA’s “Best of the Rest” all-state team.
De Pere forward Alek Kleis, De Pere goalie Kelly Kent, Notre Dame midfielders Anne Fife and Monica Majeski, Green Bay Preble midfielder Kendra Jepson and Preble defender Sophia Sachs were “Best of the Rest” picks.