ATHENS WELL-REPRESENTED ON NTL ALL-STAR TEAM

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | November 10, 2020 | Photo courtesy David Alliger

 
ATHENS WELL-REPRESENTED ON NTL ALL-STAR TEAM
 
Athens had nine players recognized by NTL coaches as league all-stars, including two first-team selections, and four second-team honorees.

Sayre junior Mason Hughey was voted the league's "Co-Offensive Player of the Year." Hughey, who tallied 29 goals and four assists, was one of the best finishers in the league in 2020.

Wellsboro senior Will Poirier scored 24 goals and doled out 29 assists, and was named the NTL “Most Valuable Player of the Year,” and his teammate — senior Kaeden Mann — scored 19 goals and dished out eight assists and was the other “Co-Offensive MVP.”

Wellsboro’s Zach Singer and Towanda’s Daniel Wright shared the “Co-Defensive MVP” honors.

FIRST TEAM
Goalkeeper

Ethan Ryan, Wellsboro.

Defenders
Zach Singer, Wellsboro;
Daniel Wright, Towanda;
Landon Lantz, Athens;
Zach Rowland, Wellsboro.

Midfield
Will Poirier, Wellsboro;
Mason Hughey, Sayre;
Wyatt Hodlofski, Troy;
Taylor Nelson, NP-L.

Forward / Striker
Jack Poirier, Wellsboro;
Joe Grab, Wellsboro;
Nathan Quinn, Athens;.
Kaden Mann, Wellsboro;

SECOND TEAM
Goalkeeper
Asher Ellis, Athens.


Defender
Jon Wetzel, Wellsboro ;
Jason Gao, Athens;
Connor Faust, Troy;
Jia Yang Huang, Sayre;
Zach Hoffman, NP-L.

Midfield
Travis Reynard, Athens;
Brayden Post, Sayre;

Nick Place, Towanda;
Caleb Morgan, Williamson;
Tyler Chambers, Athens.

Forward / Striker
Cody VanBenthuysen, Sayre;

Caiden Alexander, NP-L;
Logan Lambert, Towanda;
Brandon Kuhn, NEB.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeeper
Cole Gelbutis, Sayre.

Defender
James Benninger Jones, Athens;
Colby Blakeman, Athens;

Jacob Case, Troy;
Jared Jones, Towanda.

Midfield
Owen Richardson,Wellsboro;
Isias Watkins, Troy;
Dustin Benedict, Wellsboro;
Brady Sparling, Troy.

Forward / Striker

Derek Litzelman, NP-L;
Daniel Horton, Athens;
Jackson Brion, NP-L;
Sam Rudy, Wellsboro.
 

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.