In conjunction with Main Street Preps, the Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard and Portland Sun announces its 2022 Sumner County superlative awards and All-County soccer team, recognizing outstanding performances from the season.

Hendersonville senior William Becker is named Player of the Year and his team earns Team of the Year. Hendersonville teammate Christian Kernell is named Midfielder of the Year and Merrol Hyde senior Trevor Keele is Defender of the Year.

Gallatin’s Carter Cooper is named Goalkeeper of the Year and Merrol Hyde’s Daniel Brooks is named Coach of the Year.

Becker scored a blistering 27 goals this season for the Commandos, highlighted by his hat trick in the win over Station Camp in the District 9-3A finals. The senior forward added13 assists to teammates in 2022, and was named to the All-District regular season and tournament team. He earned District 9-3A Offensive MVP honors from the coaches and was named to the THSSCA All-Star game.

Kernell dished out a county high 21 assists from the midfield, finding anyone and everyone around the net. He earned District 9-3A Midfielder of the Year from the coaches and a THSSCA All-Star game participant.

Keele is one of the top defensive players in the county. He led the Hawks’ defense with eight shutouts in 2022 while still scoring 12 goals for the attack.  For Trevor's 2022 senior year, he made All-District First Team, All-Region First Team, and he led the Merrol Hyde boy's team to back to back State Tournament births, ultimately losing to Class A State Champion Gatlinburg Pittman in the final four. Trevor was also nominated and played in the 2022 THSSCA/TACA soccer all-star game. 

Cooper was named District 9-3A’s top goalie in 2022 and is a consensus amongst the coaches as the top keeper in the county. Carter's ability to keep the Green Wave in the majority of its matches in 2022 goes a long way in selecting the senior as keeper of the year. Along with his season's highlights, Cooper's athletic ability and competitiveness earned him a spot on the THSSCA All-Star game participant's list. 

At one point this season the Hawks looked dead in the water. Sitting at 1-1-4 through six, Hawks’ head coach Daniel Brooks told his assistant coach that maybe 2022 would be a rebuilding year. Fast forward two weeks and the Hawks had new life. Merrol Hyde didn’t win their district, or their region, but a 1-0 win in the Class A Sectional round pushed them through and into the state tournament for the second consecutive season. Advancing to the final four, the Hawks’ postseason run and Brooks’ coaching job is one to remember.

Hendersonville didn’t finish 2022 the way they hoped, but there is no doubt who the best team in the county was. The Commandos navigated an extremely difficult schedule, earning quality victories over Brentwood, Father Ryan, McCallie, Valor Prep, Station Camp (2x) and Independence. They finished 17-2-3, won District 9-3A regular season and tournament and Region 5-3A championship. The team scored 90 goals for and surrendered 25.

First Team All-Sumner County

GK: Drew Williamson, Jr., Merrol Hyde — Drew had an amazing season as goalkeeper for the Hawks posting 8 shutouts on the year. He led the team to a 1-0 shutout win in our Sectional game on the road at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences to punch their ticket to State for the second straight year. He made a massive save in the State Tournament opening game against Harpeth in a PK shootout to give the Hawks the win and advance to the Final Four. He made All-Region First Team. 

F: Parker Tighe, Sr., Hendersonville High School — 14 goals, 13 assists, All District, THSSCA All-Star game participant.

F: Nelson Sandoval, Jr., Hendersonville High School — 12 goals, 8 assists, All District

F: Jose Angel, Pope Prep — 10 goals, 9 assists (5 goals, 2 assists in 6 region games)

MF: Jack Hepburn, Sr., Beech High School — 4 goals, 11 assists

MF: Connor MacLean, Jr., Station Camp High School — 15 goals, 16 assists, 1 goal/4 assists in the postseason.

MF: Ethan Schlegel, Sr., Station Camp High School — 14 goals, 6 assists, 4 goals in the postseason.

MF: Harrison Perry, Sr., Hendersonville High School — 12 goals, 10 assists. All District Tournament.

D: Landon Sarduy, Jr., Station Camp High School — District 9-3A Defensive Player of the Year. 3 goals, 5 assists, 1 goal postseason.

D: Joey Bombrys, Sr., Station Camp High School — 5 goals, 5 assists, 4 goals in the postseason.

D: Dasan Borror, So., Hendersonville High School

All-Sumner County Second Team

GK: Bradley Greer, Portland — Awarded top keeper in District 9-2A.

F: Brody Hitchcock, Fr., Merrol Hyde — 20 goals scored including a hat trick in the region semifinal win over Watertown. He was named All-District.

F: Justin Southall, Sr., White House High School

F: Nicholas Krall, So., Beech High School — 6 goals, 5 assists.

MF: Andrew Thomas, Jr., Gallatin High School — All District

MF: Braden Evans, Jr., Merrol Hyde — All-District First Team, All-Region First Team. Braden scored 15 goals on the season for the Hawks.

MF: Michael Whitson, Portland — All District

MF: Sonny French, Fr., Hendersonville High School

D: Evan Gilmet, Jr., Station Camp High School — 13 goals, 4 assists.

D: Tyler Davis, Sr., Gallatin High School — All District

D: Jake Burton, Sr., Merrol Hyde — Jake led the defense to a total of 8 shutouts on the year and was a huge reason the Merrol Hyde boy's team qualified for back to back State Tournaments. For Jake's 2022 senior year, he made All-District First Team.

All-Sumner County Honorable Mention

GK: Carter Crague, Sr., Beech High School

F: Brian Perez, Sr., Gallatin High School — 8 goals, 5 assists

F: Mathias Cobb, Jr., Beech High School — 7 goals, 3 assists.

F: Ryan Bertotti, Fr., Hendersonville High School — 5 goals, 7 assists

F: Ashton Kelley, Gallatin High School — 6 goals

MF: Wesley Moore, Jr., White House High School

MF Dilver Amayo, Jr., Gallatin High School — 5 goals

MF: Colton Blakley, So., Beech High School — 9 goals, 2 assists.

D: Ethan Hozan, Sr., Beech High School

D: Collin Miller, Jr., Hendersonville High School

D: Wesley Buell, Pope Prep

D Chet French, Sr., Hendersonville High School —

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