Archive for Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Three Bobcats earn KVL honors

Millison becomes first Basehor-Linwood player named to first team

November 13, 2002

The improvements Basehor-Linwood soccer has made in its three years of existence are evident in this year's all-Kaw Valley League team.

For the first time, the Bobcats have a player on the first team, senior Charles Millison, as a utility player.

In addition, senior Pete Hill is second team while senior Josh Moore received honorable mention.

Millison was the leader of the team, and last week, received the team's MVP award.

Coach Ken Couch said his all-around ability led to his recognition.

"He was the leader of the team," Couch said. "When he was in the back playing goalie, our defense was confident that the opponents wouldn't score. When he was up front, we were confident that we would score."

For the Bobcats, Millison played goalkeeper primarily, though Couch said that was not his best position.

"When he first started out in high school, he never thought of playing goalie," Couch said. "One day he went back there, and he was just so much better at it than anybody else. He went from never doing it to doing it out of necessity. He's really good, but he's even better on the field."

Hill received his honor on offense. Couch said Hill's intensity is what made him stand out.

"He just had amazing bursts of energy," Couch said. "He did a lot of dribbling, and when you go through four defenders like he sometimes did, it is exciting."

Amazingly, Hill never missed any action. He played every minute of the Bobcats' season. Couch said he never took him out of a game this year.

Moore also received his honor for his offensive prowess. He scored more goals than any other Basehor-Linwood player in one season, with 13.

"Josh is just always in position and ready," Couch said. "He loves the game, and he just has a great shot."

Couch was excited for the three that made all-KVL, but he was disappointed that two others did not receive recognition.

Couch said he thought defenders senior sophomore Brandon Beebe and Nick Box were both deserving. He said as good as the Bobcats' defense was, their defensive players should have earned all-KVL honors.

Couch said Beebe was all-KVL last year.

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