Ryan Parker

Lexington's Ryan Parker dribbles past Vermilion's Gus Matheson during the Division II district semifinals at Clyde's Robert J. Bishop Stadium.

LEXINGTON — Ryan Parker added to an already impressive résumé Friday afternoon.

The Lexington senior was selected to the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association first team in Division II for a second straight year.

A forward, Parker scored 31 goals and added 21 assists as the Minutemen reached the regional championship match. He is the boys program’s first-ever two-time All-Ohioan.

“To be our first two-time All-Ohioan, let alone a first-team All-Ohioan, that speaks volumes,” Lexington coach Peter Them said. “He was in the conversation for the Division II Player of the Year.”

Parker was joined on the boys Division II All-Ohio team by Lex teammate Teddy Togliatti, Clear Fork’s Seth Stoner and Ontario’s Gave Weaver. Togliatti, Stoner and Weaver were second-team picks, while Lexington assistant coach Scott Potter was selected the Division II Assistant Coach of the Year.

Loudonville’s Trevor Portz was selected to the All-Ohio second team in Division III.

On the girls side, Madison’s Taylor Huff was selected the Division II Player of the year for a second straight year. Huff was also selected Ohio’s Ms. Soccer.

Huff was joined on the Division II first team by Ontario’s Kyla Spencer. Madison’s Trinity Tucker and Clear Fork’s Avery Wend were second-team picks in Division II.

Ontario’s Greg Atkinson was selected the Division II Assistant Coach of the Year.

In Division I, Ashland’s McKinley Mendenhall was a first-team pick. The senior forward scored 24 goals and had nine assists. Ashland’s Carlie Stutz was a second-team pick in Division I.

In Division III, Crestview’s Mary Leeper and Loudonville’s Sydney Polen were second-team selections.

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I have covered high school sports in Richland County since 2000. Email him at curt@richlandsource.com or follow him on Twitter: Follow @curtjconrad on twitter.

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