The All-District list for Class 3 District 9 was announced on Sunday, Nov. 5 and the Bulldogs found themselves filling out a large portion of the list. Every Rolla starter earned first or second team honors, while the Bulldogs also earned the Player, Keeper and Coach of the Year.
Senior captains Nick Janke and Drew Blair were recognized for their phenomenal final seasons at Rolla with Player and Keeper of the Year honors. Janke, the defending Class 3 Missouri Defensive Player of the Year, earned the Player of the Year honors in the District after scoring 11 goals and dishing out six assists this season. He scored twice in Rolla's District Championship win over Helias. Blair, who was also an All-State player last season, earned Keeper of the Year honors for Class 3 District 9 after setting the RHS record for career shutouts. He had 13 shutouts this season and allowed just 21 goals in 27 games for a goals against average of .777.
Rolla head coach Mike Howard earned Coach of the Year honors for leading the Bulldogs to a 22-5 record and a fourth place team ranking in Class 3 as voted by the Coaches Association in the final rankings.
Janke and Blair were joined by four players on the All-District first team. Jarret Gabriele was named to the first team thanks to a team leading 25 goals this season to go along with 12 assists. Like Janke, Gabriele also scored a pair of goals in Rolla's District Championship victory over Helias. The Bulldogs also had three midfielders on the All-District first team. Junior Carson Arnold was joined by sophomores Mohamad Alamaldeim and Gabe Stanislawski on the list. Arnold led the Bulldogs in assists with 17, while adding five goals. Stanislawski was just an assist behind Arnold with 16, while scoring seven goals. Alamaldeim totaled nine goals and nine assists in his first season in the starting lineup for Rolla.
Rolla also had five second teamers on the All-District list. The Bulldogs' second forward, Jayson Ross, made the second team as a senior after scoring 18 goals and dishing out eight assists this season. Rolla's final starting mid-fielder, Evan Moore, was also named to the second team after scoring seven goals and four assists. A trio of junior defensemen rounded out the list with Rhys Proffitt, Adeeb Messri and Jacob Lortz all earning second team spots. Messri scored three goals and had four assists this season, Proffitt scored one goal and Lortz had one assist this season.
The All-Conference list for the Ozark Conference is due to be released sometime in the next week, as they will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 8.