Three Menomonie High School athletes received Big Rivers All-Conference honors for the 2017 soccer season.
Senior Nate Frank (forward/midfielder) was a second team selection as the Mustang’s leading scorer, making his mark with 11 points in the BRC and 18 points overall. Frank scored seven goals and had four assists throughout the season.
“Nate showed up to contribute this year, putting in lots of off-season work,” head coach Meagan Frank said. “He is a player deserving of this recognition.”
Senior Jacob Fenton and junior Adam Wilson also received BRC honors as honorable mention picks. Frank’s recognition came as a key defender for the team.
“He is a composed presence in the back and the sort of personality necessary to keep our defense focused and working together,” coach Frank remarked. “He has had a really good senior year on the heels of devoted off-season work.”
Wilson, a forward and midfielder, received honors for his efforts as a dynamic player whom coach Frank notes is the reason why he was selected among the top players in the conference. In addition, Wilson had missed two and a half games due to injury, which in turn motivated him to put that much more effort into the matches he was able to play. Wilson scored two goals and had three assists in the BRC portion of the season.
“He is an impressive player to gain the votes needed to be recognized with honorable mention,” coach Frank said of Wilson. “I know Adam is capable of becoming one of the top players in the conference and the way the votes came down tells me the BRC coaches see what I do.”
Both Frank and Fenton will graduate in the spring and coach Frank says their contributions of hard work, dedication and skill will be sorely missed next season.