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Five All-BRC soccer

Sophomore Kolton Prater is one of five Raiders to be named to 2017 All-Big Rivers Conference Boys Soccer teams this season. Prater also earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association. File photo

Five members of the Raider boys soccer team, including three sophomores have been named to 2017 All-Big Rivers Conference teams.

Two of those sophomores, midfielder Kolton Prater and defender Nick Thompson, earned spots on the All-BRC First Team. Prater also received honorable mention to the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team after compiling 15 goals and 16 assists this season.

It's the second straight all-conference honor for Prater after earning a spot on the All-BRC Second Team in 2016 as a freshman.

Senior midfielder Thomas Laraia and senior forward Santi Vergara were both named to the All-BRC Second Team while sophomore defender Cole Ober received honorable mention.

Conference champion Eau Claire Memorial had the most players named to All-BRC teams with eight, including BRC Player of the Year Jack Longville. The Raiders finished second to the Old Abes in the final conference standings with a record of 9-3-0.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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