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Sousa tabbed Player of the Year in Jayhawk Conference
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The Barton men’s soccer team showed it was among the best in the Jayhawk Conference all season long, posting a 14-2-1 record. When it came time to hand out individual awards, the Cougars were rewarded for their good play.
Barton sophomore standout Renan Sousa was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the conference and three of his teammates joined him on the first team. Pratt coach Kevin Kewley earned Coach of the Year while Leonardo Catarina of Cloud County was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Five more Cougars earned honorable mention as nine Cougars in all were recognized.
Sousa is coming off a tremendous year for Barton. The sophomore midfielder from Brazil scored 43 points during the season. He finished with 14 goals and 15 assists. The 15 assists in second best all-time in Barton history.
Sousa was also named first team All-Region VI – a repeat selection from last year. Sousa was a second team all-conference pick as a freshman.
Lucas Alves, a freshman from Brazil, also had a big offensive season for Barton with 13 goals. His efforts earned him a spot as a forward on the first team. Alves finished the year with 29 points. Alves was a first team all-region pick as well.
Joining Sousa and Alves on the first team was Japan sophomore Jiro Barriga Toyama. Toyama finished third on the team with 14 points on four goals and six assists. Toyama, who missed more than half the season due to an injury, repeated as a first team pick He was also a repeat selection as first team All-Region VI.
Defensively, Ireland sophomore Jamie Cox was voted to the first team. He was part of a Barton defense that posted six shutouts and allowed more than one goal just five times in 17 games. Cox was a first team all-region selection as well.
The Cougar defense received most of its recognition at honorable mention as two more defenders and the Barton goalkeeper were tabbed.
Japan sophomore Kato Endo and Goddard freshman Daniel Weaver were honorable mention picks at defender. Bruce Turner, a freshman from Florida, was an honorable mention pick at keeper.
Rounding out the honorable mention selecstions the Cougars were midfielder Sergio Ribeiro and Grayson Carroll. Ribeiro, a freshman from Brazil, finished with 10 points on three goals. Grayson, a freshman from Oklahoma, spent a lot of time defending for Barton as well.
Coach Of The Year: Kevin Kewley, Pratt CC
Offensive Player of the Year: Renan Sousa, Barton CC
Defensive Player of the Year: Leonardo Catarina, Cloud County CC
First Team:
Lucas Alves, Barton CC, Fr.
Ajuma Johnson, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Jordan Stubbings, Pratt CC, Fr.
Jiro Barriga Toyama, Barton CC, So.
Jordan Burton, Garden City CC, Fr.
Trae Hunjak. Johnson County CC, So.
Renan Sousa, Barton CC, So.
Leonardo Sosa, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Shaquille Folks, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Erik Renteria Barragan, Garden City CC, Fr.
Declan Fitzpatrick, Pratt CC, So.
Jamie Cox, Barton CC, So.
Leonardo Catarina, Cloud County CC, So.
Bruno Moreira, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Orsy Gonzalez, Neosho County CC, So.
Colin Dujakovich, Kansas City Ks CC, So.
Ryan Davis, Neosho County CC, So.
Second Team:  
Alexis Lopez, Garden City CC, Fr.
Leonardo Armando, Cowley CC, So.
Peter Connelly, Pratt CC, So.
Connor Halpin, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Steve Sosa, Kansas City Ks CC, So.

Second Team:
Luis Alberto Duarte Gonalez, Johnson County CC, Fr.
Victor Concalves, Cowley CC, Fr.
Tanner Helms, Kansas City Ks CC, Fr.
David Amaro, Garden City CC, Fr.
Alex Salinas, Cowley County, So.
Mateus Silva, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Matt Price, Pratt CC, So.
Tawan Selles, Cowley CC, Fr.
Misael Villarreal, Garden City CC, Fr.
Alex Morgan, Pratt CC, So.
Caleb Cothrin, Johnson County CC, Fr.

Honorable Mention
Freat Ubochi, Kansas City Ks CC, So.
Kyle Scott, Johnson County CC, Fr.
Julio Vielmas, Pratt CC, So.
Isaac Palma, Dodge City CC, Fr.
Saindou Ali, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Renan Raposo, Neosho County CC, Fr.
Lewis Verdouw, Pratt CC, Fr.
Brian Acosta, Garden City CC, Fr.
Gabriel Trujillo, Coffeyville CC, So.
Andrew McClanahan, Johnson County CC, So.
Jesus Fernandez, Pratt CC, So.
Sergio Riveiro, Barton CC, Fr.
Wyatt Carroll, Barton CC, Fr.
Shawn Watson, Dodge City CC, So.
Jahren Barrow, Kansas City Ks CC, So.
Jacob Eskridge, Johnson County CC, So.
Jesus Castillo, Pratt CC, So.
Kaleb Harris, Allen CC    
Kota Endo, Barton CC, Fr.
Edger Valiente, Johnson County CC, Fr.
Daniel Weaver, Barton CC, Fr.
Giulliano Cruci, Cloud County CC, Fr.
Luis Fernandez, Pratt CC, So.
Bruce Turner, Barton CC, Fr.
Fredrick Gomez, Garden City CC, Fr.
James Everett, Allen CC, Fr.