Akers, Ball, Trejo, five Wolverines earn WHC soccer recognition

Polk County senior Matias Akers, junior Grayson Ball and boys soccer coach Josh Trejo, plus five other Wolverine players, have received recognition in the Western Highlands Conference postseason awards.

Akers has been named the co-WHC Player of the Year, sharing that honor with Owen’s Brandon Ruiz-Rojas, while Trejo shared Coach of the Year honors with Owen’s David Fiest. Junior goalkeeper Greyson Ball was also named the Goalkeeper of the Year.

Owen’s William Goodwin was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Joining Akers and Ball on the All-WHC squad are Gaige Lewis, Cameron Greve, Mateo Mendoza and Adam Kehrer.

Polk County finished with an 8-3-1 record this spring, reaching the second round of the state 1A playoffs.