A number of Sequim High athletes were recognized for their athletic prowess by the Peninsula Daily News (PDN) in mid July, being named to All-Peninsula teams in July.
Henninger, Wagner share soccer MVP honors
Geared up to play collegiate soccer this fall, Sequim High 2022 graduates Aidan Henninger and Brandon Wagner were named MVPs of the Peninsula Daily News 2022 All-Peninsula Boys Soccer Team.
Henninger, a four-year varsity letter winner signed to play soccer at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) in January and was a first-team All-Olympic League pick in May, paced a stout Wolves defense that qualified for the class 2A state tourney and added four goals on offense.
Wagner, who’ll play for Jake Hughes and the Peninsula College Pirates this fall and was also named a first team all-Olympic League player in May, had nine goals (second on the team) and four assists.
Also named to the All-Peninsula team were Sequim High seniors Brandon Charters, Rafa Flores, Ethan Knight, Tyler Lawson and Jack Van de Wege. Knight led the team with 11 scores, Flores was third on the team with seven goals, and Van De Wege secured six shutouts in goal.
Sweet named All-Peninsula MVP
Ben Sweet, a 2022 Sequim High graduate, was named Most Valuable Player for the Peninsula Daily News 2022 All-Peninsula Golf Team.
Committed to play at Whitman College this fall, Sweet placed second at the class 2A state golf tournament this spring, falling in a playoff. He also helped the Wolves post an unbeaten Olympic League record, winning both the regular season and league tournament championship. Sweet claimed the Olympic League individual title by one stroke over teammate Dominic Riccobene.
Joining Sweet on the All-Peninsula Golf Team on the boys’ side were Riccobene, a fellow 2022 SHS grad who placed 15th at the state golf final, junior Cole Smithson, a state tourney qualifier, and 2022 SHS grad Pryce Glasser, a district tourney qualifier.
Hannah Wagner was named to the team as well. The SHS 2022 graduate shot rounds of 90 and 91 to finish 24th overall at class 2A girls state tournament.
Bear earns honor
Sequim High 2022 graduate Connor Bear earned a place on the All-Peninsula baseball Team, the PDN noted in early July.
Bear led the Wolves in hits (17), batting average (.405) and RBIs (seven), and was second in on-base percentage. On the mound, Bear led the team in strikeouts (31) and was second in innings pitched (23 and 2/3) and earned-run average (4.14).
He was named to the all-Olympic League baseball first team as a utility player.
Wolves picked for All-Peninsula Softball Team
Four Sequim high players were selected for the Peninsula Daily News’ All-Peninsula Softball Team.
Among the selections were senior center fielder Lily Fili, senior second baseman Addie Smith and junior shortstop Hannah Bates, each of whom were all-Olympic League first team selections, and sophomore all-around player Taylee Rome, who was an all-Olympic League second-teamer.
Sequim finished 14-9 this spring, earning a spot in the class 2A state tournament.
Port Angeles’ Zoe Smithson and Lily Halberg was selected All Peninsula Team co-MVPs.