Boys soccer: Benton’s Ethan Parks named All-District 1-II Overall MVP

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Benton junior Ethan Parks has been named the Overall MVP on the All-District 1, Division II boys soccer team selected by the district’s coaches.

Parks led Bossier City-Shreveport with 35 goals. He also had eight assists.
Benton, which won the district championship, garnered two other individual honors. Will Sanguinetti shared Offensive MVP with Loyola’s Clifton Coleman. Junior Daniel Valcho was named Defensive MVP.

Bryan George, who guided the Tigers to a 15-6-2 mark, was named Coach of the Year.
Sanguinetti scored 13 goals and had eight assists. Valcho scored five goals and had two assists from his defender’s position.

Benton placed seven other players on the first team — sophomore forward Sergio Gomez, junior outside mid/wing Sam Vickrey, senior defender JB Mercer, junior defender Cole Grimes, junior defender Taylor Ward, freshman defender Carter Parks and senior goalie Mitchell Matthews.

Gomez had 13 goals and nine assists. Matthews stopped 72 shots in 23 games and recorded seven shutouts.

Benton freshman Dylan Grimes made the second team at outside/mid wing. Senior Tyler McCommon was named honorable mention.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com