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Boys soccer: Glacier’s Ells is Western AA Player of Year

by Daily Inter Lake
| November 23, 2023 8:08 AM

A pair of Glacier Wolfpack boys made All-State for Class AA soccer, and one of them, junior midfielder Liam Ells, was named the Western AA’s Player of the Year.

Ells and defender Ethan Grant, a senior, represented the Pack on the All-State team as selected by the league coaches. 

In addition three more Glacier players were all-Western AA: junior Elias Holly and seniors Hans Coggins and Joe Paolini. 

Paolini, a forward, had 14 goals and eight assists while Ells had 13 goals and 13 assists for the Western AA champion Pack.

Flathead had three players get honorable mention: junior Mathew Himsl and seniors Trace Lenz and Miller Bushnell.

AA Soccer

West Boys


Keeper    Dane Quinn, sr., Capital

Midfield    Nate Wilcox, jr., Capital

    Troy Moseman, sr., Capital

    Liam Ells, jr., Glacier

    Luca Musco, sr., Hellgate

    Tage Olson, jr., Hellgate

    Zollie Friedman, sr., Sentinel

Forward    Luke Olsen, sr., Sentinel

Defense    Izaak Ramirez, sr., Capital

    Ethan Grant, sr., Glacier

    Andy Nuttall, jr., Hellgate

    Maddox Anderson, jr., Sentinel

Player of the Year

Liam Ells, midfield, Glacier

All-Western AA

Keeper — Hank Shattuck, jr., Hellgate

Forward — Joey Paolini, sr., Glacier; Josiah Bibeau, sr., Capital; Curtis Stevens, jr., Hellgate; Arthur Boote, sr., Sentinel; Luke Ruch, jr., Helena.

Defense — Elias Holly, jr., Glacier; Liam McAdams, sr., Capital; Otto Stokman, sr., Hellgate; Curran Peeples, sr., Sentinel; Lewis Peterson, so., Helena.

Midfield — Hans Coggins, sr., Glacier; Rowan Kruek, sr., Sentinel; Cash Bolenbaugh, jr., Big Sky; Brady McInnis, so., Big Sky; Jack Luoma, sr., Butte.

Honorable Mention

Miller Bushnell, def, Flathead; Trace Lenz, for, Flathead; Mathew Himsl, def, Flathead; Ben Onstad, GK, Sentinel; Jackson Krueger, def, Sentinel; Boyde Dewitt, for, Butte; Tim Scott, mid, Hellgate.

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