HOT SPRINGS – Following the completion of the 2017 season – which saw the team qualify for the state Class A semifinal game – the Hot Springs Bison soccer team recently held its end-of-the-year banquet, where team and individual honors were recognized.
Included in the presentation was the announcement of All-Black Hills Conference winners Carson Gehman, Alex Merchen, Martin Neilson and Cade Gehman. Honorable mentions went to Dustyn Miller and Mit Patel.
Carson Gehman also earned All-State honors.
Other awards were as follows:
Most Valuable Player: Carson Gehma
Most Goals (21): Carson Gehman
Most Shots (75): Carson Gehman
Most Assists (5): Carson Gehman
Most Hat tricks (3): Carson Gehman
Most Improved Player: Alex Merchen
Utility Player of the Year: Dustyn Miller
Rookie of the Year: Wyatt Pulscher
Serendipity Award: Martin Nielsen
Persistence Award: Aspen Stover
Team Spirit Award: Shelby Roda
Top Goalkeeper Award: Mit Patel
Brick Wall Award (Defense): Wyatt Pulscher, Dustin Davis, Cade Gehman, Alex Phelps