Mitchell Dryden was a marked man this season, but he still had his best year.
The Whitefish Bay senior forward finished with 27 goals and career highs in assists (15) and points (69) as he led the Blue Dukes to second place in the division’s men’s football tournament 2 of the WIAA. The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association recognized his game by naming him player of the year on their state team.
Dryden is the first Bay player to win the award since Matthew Comiskey in 2017.
Here’s a look at the full team. Milwaukee area players are shown in bold.
Mitchell dryden, sr., Whitefish Bay; Langdon Gryglas, father, arrowhead; Denis kryuchenkov, father, Shorewood; Sam magner, father, Marquette; Lucas Nesthus, father, Pewaukee; Conor Gage, soph., Verona; Gabe Chardon, father, Brookfield Central; Alex Rodriguez, Sr., Oregon; Enzo Bova, father, arrowhead; Will smith, jr., Whitefish Bay; CJ Deslongchamps, jr., Marquette.
Ben grimm, sr., Whitefish Bay; Tomas Garcia, Sr., Madison West; Luc Behringer, father, arrowhead; Cole Kettner, Sr., Waunakee; Miguel González, father, Marquette; Gunnar busch, sr., East Wauwatosa; Cooper Re, father, Kimberly; Valentin Sandoval, father, Marquette; Zach Nichols, Sr., McFarland; Decker Storch, Sr., Waunakee; Devin Stoltenberg, sr., The Prairie School.
Aidan Glancey, father, Whitnall; Aidian Martin, father, Menomonee Falls; André Alia, sr., Kenosha St. Joseph; André Rohde, sr., Brookfield Central; Asher harris, father, Oconomowoc; Baylor Denu, jr., Beloit Memorial; Ben Minikel-Lacocque, Sr., Madison West; Ben schumacher, sr., Lake Country Lutheran; Ben wajerski, jr., Kenosha Tremper; Blake Olson, Sr., DeForest; Brogan Ortwein, father, Nicolet; Brooks Luttinen, Sr., Verona; Bryce Bolt, Sr., Waupaca; Bubba Blair, jr., McFarland; Charlie levin, father, Nicolet; Darren Chukel, jr., Hudson; Dom Lagona, father, Brookfield East; Drew Jarstad, Sr., Evansville; Eli Lehmann, Sr., Oregon; Emmett Lawton, Sr., Green Bay Notre-Dame; Filberto Saavedra, sr., Dominican; Gabe Voung, sr., Sun Prairie; Gavin Kreitmeir, jr., Waukesha West; Harry Ross, soph., Hudson.
Hector Cervantes, sr., Milwaukee Carmen South; Jack Gruen, jr., family property; Jacob Bakalinski, jr., family property; Jakob Kidd, sr., Superior; Jared Nunez, Sr., Eau Claire Memorial; Javier DeLaVega, jr., Pius XI; Joe Fuhremann, Sr., Waunakee; Johan Lopez, jr., Baraboo; Jonathan Montreal, jr., Cristo Rey; Joseph Witczak, sr. Manitowoc Roncalli / Two rivers; Landon Deneen, jr., Spooner; Logan draeger, sr., Kettle Moraine Lutheran; Logan Parrish, Sr., Sun Prairie; Loïc Marolda, sr., University school; Lucas Biederman, Sr., Hudson; Lucas Binnébose, sr., New Berlin Eisenhower; Matt Schutt, Sr., McFarland; Matt Sundararajan, sr., New West Berlin; Matthew Meke, Sr., Oostburg; Max Lynch, father, Verona; Michael DeLuca, father, Kenosha Bradford; Michael Modahl, sr., Sheboygan Christian / Lutheran; Mohammed saed, soph., Oak Creek.
Nason Lacina, sr., Whitefish Bay; Nate Ruprecht, Sr., Madison Edgewood; Nathan Parrish, Sr., Sun Prairie; Nathaniel Moore, jr., arrowhead; Nikita Gladkov, father, Muskego; Noah Malcook, jr., Oregon; Nolan Meek, Sr., Washburn; Oscar Hernandez, Sr., Green Bay Preble; Owen Backus, soph., Elkhorn; Owen marshall, jr., Marquette; Owen Williams, Sr., Stevens Point; Payton Schilz, Sr., Bay Port; Peter Cullen, Sr., Mount Horeb; Preston Ten Dolle, Sr., Oostburg; Ray beilman, jr., Elkhorn; Ronaldo Lopez, jr., Baraboo; Ryan Amond, jr., Bay Port; Ryan Downing, Sr., Belleville; Ryan karst, father, Brookfield East; Sam Hummel, Sr., Green Bay Preble; Sam naughton, father, Kettle Moraine; Sean Archibold, Sr., Osceola; Sebastian Pagan Vega, Sr., Kimberly; Seth Aiken, Sr., Mount Horeb; Gibeau teddy bear, jr., Cedarburg; Teig Dreissen, Sr., Seymour; Tim DeVries, jr., badger; Toren Holtz Sr., Mosinee; Will o’connor, father, Shorewood; Yaroslav Myshchyshyn, soph., Lakeland; Zeke Healy, father, Mukwonago.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Mitchell Dryden of Whitefish Bay named Football Player of the Year