SOCCER: Bright named MF7’s Defensive Player of Year; Jackson, Martinez earn all-conference

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Polk County senior goalkeeper Cade Bright has been named the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Two other Wolverines – Charlie Jackson and Nate Martinez – received all-conference selection.

Bright anchored Polk County’s defense, recording 179 saves and allowing just 1.496 goals per game. He had 17 saves in the Wolverines’ 1-0 loss Monday at Thomas Jefferson in the third round of the state 1A playoffs.

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Brevard’s Noah Backes was named the Offensive Player of the Year while Patton’s Keith Scott was chosen the Coach of the Year.

The complete All-MF7 squad includes:

Brevard: Noah Backes, Stephen Bohm, Connor Fennessy, Ethan Huggins, Brady O’Dell

Chase: Ryan Jimenez

East Rutherford: Zander McKinney, Tommy Moose

Hendersonville: Isreal Convento, Edgar Samuel Davila, Harrison Moss, Gabriel Rollins

Patton: Xavier Bernabe, Collin Callahan, Isai Jimenez, Brandon Monroy, Charles Morales, Henry Raymundo

Polk County: Cade Bright, Charlie Jackson, Nate Martinez

R-S Central: Dean Bates, Riley Coldren