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White, Ogg first-team all-state

May 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Tristan White and Caleb Ogg, the Riverton High School boys soccer team's premier attacker and defender, respectively, have been named to the first team Class 4-A all-state boys soccer squad as announced by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

Both White, a junior, and Ogg, a senior, are repeat first-team all-state selections.

"I think a lot of Caleb's ticket for him to get all state is that he is a great player and an amazing leader," Riverton head coach Erly Cornejo said.

"He reads well and is good with the ball at his feet. He got better out of the air as the season played. He plays the game the same in practice or in games, and he was the second highest vote getter for defenders in the state,"

White, earlier named Wyoming's Gatorade player of the year, led the state in scoring with 22 goals and also had 12 assists.

"His stats did a pretty good job of telling the story. Last year he was at forward and scoring goals, and this year he was more productive when we dropped him back to the midfield.

To be a part of 34 goals is so impressive. He elevates everyone else's play," Cornejo said.

Ogg and White also were named to the first team Class 4-A West squad along with teammates Scot Sowards, Ty Woodward and Ryan Axthelm.

Riverton Lady Wolverine Camey Fegler also received postseason recognition from the WCA. Fegler was named to the Class 4-A West first team, the only Riverton Lady Wolverine player to be selected.

The Wolverine girls lost a close match at the Class 4-A West regional on their home field and did not make the state tournament.

Riverton's boys won the regular-season 4-A West conference crown and finished second at the regional. At state, RHS lost two tight matches.

Cornejo announced after the conclusion of the state tournament that he is resigning after seven seasons and will take a college coaching position at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore.

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