Huseman earns All-State soccer selection
After averaging a goal per game in his junior soccer season, Tonganoxie High's Asher Huseman has earned statewide recognition for the second year in a row.
Huseman, a forward, was named to the Class 4-1A All-State first team, released this week by the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association. The first-team selection comes one year after Huseman earned an honorable mention as a sophomore in 2012.
One of just two returning starters back from last year's state runner-up team, Huseman needed little time to establish himself as the Chieftains' top scoring threat in 2013. He led the team with 18 goals on 93 shot attempts and helped THS cap off a 7-11 campaign with its fifth straight regional title appearance. He also tied senior Evan Stilgenbauer for the team lead with six assists.
Huseman didn't play soccer as a freshman, but burst onto the scene last fall. He scored 19 goals — second only to 2012 All-Stater Matt Saathoff — and had seven assists in his first high school season.
Piper midfielder Jeremy Wilson was the Kaw Valley League's only other 4-1A first-team selection. Basehor-Linwood's Zach Ferguson (midfielder) and Bonner Springs' Austin Schuler (defender) earned second-team nods. Meanwhile, Piper's Luke Long (defender) and Jared Davis (midfielder) and Bonner Springs' Robert Glenn (forward) received honorable mentions.
Mill Valley had three selections to the 5A team in first-teamers Jack Lopez (midfielder) and Cody Knight (defender) and honorable mention Bailey Weeks (defender).