Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi is Lexington Player of the Year for 2019 after a vote by the city’s boys’ soccer coaches for the annual All-City Team.
Nine other Henry Clay soccer players earned All City honors – 4 boys and five girls.
Leading the girls was Elisabeth Hundley, earning First Team All-City with the third most votes, six points from second and 14 points from being player of the year in the city
This marks the second city player of the year award for Ippongi. He shared the honor last season with Bryan Station’s Diallo Irakoze. Ippongi, a senior midfielder, garnered seven first-place votes and 174 of the possible 176 points tabulated from eight of the city’s nine soccer coaches. (Coaches from the city’s nine teams nominated their All-City players but could not vote on their own).
The Blue Devils standout has scored 25 goals with nine assists in 2019, helping lead his team to a 42nd District and consecutive 11th Region titles and appearances in the Kentucky High School Athletics Association state finals.
- Charlie Boone – First Team
- Ethan Anderson – First Team
- Tahj Jairam – Second Team
- Keandre Sandoval – Second Team
Link to entire boys list – https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236754168.html
- Ella Push – Second Team
- Corinne Leach – Second Team
- Mason Ransdell – Honorable Mention
- Chloe Grevious- Honorable Mention
Coaches were asked to nominate up to five players from their own teams and then to rank their top 22 players in the city, excluding players on their own team. Points were assigned to each ranking (22 points for No. 1, 21 points for No. 2, 20 points for No. 3, etc.) and the total sum of points across all ballots determined the final ranking of players.
Link to entire girls list – https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236803653.html