Seymour star named top county boys soccer player


Coach Matt Dennis says Cameron Cox did everything for the Seymour boys soccer team this fall.

“He embodied exactly what we want Seymour soccer to be,” Dennis said. “Cameron was a two-year captain for us. He was a hard worker on and off the field. He also helped line the field for youth soccer and was a great leader at our youth camp. His work ethic is unmatched.”

During Seymour’s boys soccer awards program, Cox was announced as the Owls’ most valuable player. He also received all-Hoosier Hills Conference honors, was the Owls’ midfielder of the year and was named the top team player. In addition, Cox was academic all-state.

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Cox can add The Tribune’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year to his list of honors.

Cox said he thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Owls.

“I’ve enjoyed my experience with Seymour soccer,” he said. “I’ll miss it. The fun part of playing soccer for the Owls was making friendships with the team throughout all four years of high school.”

Cox said he would like to continue to be heavily involved in soccer in some way, including playing.

“I am hoping to play soccer in college,” he said. “I would like to continue my education and receive a degree in teaching. I hope to teach at a school and coach a soccer team myself.”

The Owls finished 5-9-1 overall this season, and several underclassmen were contributors who figure to make a larger impact next season.

“I’m just glad I put in all my effort for the team and helped them improve for next year,” Cox said. “It seemed like we made a lot of improvement last year to this year.”

This fall, the Owls were 2-4-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference. In the sectional, they lost to Floyd Central in a shootout.

Cox credits his coaches for his success.

“I would like to add that the coaching of (assistant coach) Talmadge Reasoner and Matt Dennis made me the person I am today,” Cox said. “They made me a better person and a better soccer player.”

Other Owls named to the all-county team were Tsubasa Kato, Isaac Schafer, Luke Reasoner, Casey Regruth and Donovyn Thomas.

Trinity Lutheran players selected for the team were Kash Siefker, Zephyr Wilson, Conner Sims and Peyton Pollert.

Kato was named to the all-HHC team, Schafer was selected as Seymour’s attacker of the year and he and Reasoner were named HHC honorable mention.

In an award that is harder to quantify, Regruth was cited as a special defensive player.

“Regruth was our strongest defender and was voted defender of the year,” Dennis said.

Thomas led the Owls in scoring with five goals and one assist.

Cox and Schafer are seniors, while Kato, Reasoner, Regruth and Thomas are juniors and should return for another year of play.

During Trinity’s fall sports awards program, Wilson and Siefker were named co-most valuable players, Pollert was named most improved and Sims was a co-winner of the team’s Iron Man award.

Siefker and Wilson are seniors, Sims is a junior and Pollert is a freshman.

Pollert was Trinity’s goalie, Wilson played center mid, Sims was mid defense and Siefker was a forward.

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