2018 Boys Soccer Finalists
Despite seeing many of his attacking running mates graduate, Crosnoe continued to produce at a high level for the Indians. The speedy senior put together an impressive year with 25 goals and 20 assists, and was selected as an all-district and all-conference honoree as Jackson won a fourth consecutive SEMO Conference championship and a second straight district title.
Saxony Lutheran, Senior
Daniel used his blazing speed to wreak havoc for Saxony Lutheran, helping lead the Crusaders to their first state championship game, where they finished Class 1 runner-up. No one in the area scored more goals than Daniel, as the four-year starter finished his final season with 30 goals and 11 assists, despite the fact he missed four games due to injury and was hobbled in others.
Gerstenberger continued to impress as Perryville’s offensive engine. Whether he was leading attacking buildup out of the midfield or using his 6-foot-5 frame to get on the end of set pieces, the junior made his impact felt. The Pirates’ captain finished with 26 goals and 14 assists while earning honors for first team Class 2 All-State as well as all-region and all-district.
After many key Jackson players graduated, Morris stepped up by taking on more responsibility as a senior midfielder and helping spark his team to a fourth straight SEMO Conference title and a second straight district championship. Morris had 30 goals and 10 assists while garnering honorable mention Class 4 all-state honors along with all-district and all-region nods.
Notre Dame, Senior
On a Bulldogs side that relied on some youth this season, Mueller was a rock along the back line for Notre Dame. The senior was a key leader and communicator on and off the field, as the Bulldogs coaching staff praised him for his consistent excellence for a side that fell just short of a district title.