Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 8:10 pm | Updated: 8:17 pm, Mon Oct 26, 2015.
By AARON KENNEDY email@example.com
ROSSVILLE – Senior forward Griffey Saylor was recently earned an All-District 3 second team selection by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association.
“To be nominated is one thing, but to be selected by other coaches in the area is huge for a small school like Rossville that doesn’t have the rich soccer history of some other schools,” Rossville head boys’ soccer coach Joel Wilson said. “It just shows you how good of a player he is.”
Saylor finished his senior season with a team-high 18 goals and 46 shots-on-goal and leaves the Rossville High School boys’ soccer program as its all-time scorer with 52 career goals. He broke out during his junior season, which he ended with 27 goals and nine assists.
“For the last couple years he has been an integral part of not only our offense but also our defense,” Wilson said. “He is an excellent, skilled ball handler that sees the field very well. We are able to use him a lot on offense and defense. He sparked how the flow of the game would go for us.”
During the Hornets’ 8-0 win over Carroll on Sept. 1, Saylor scored a hat-trick and added two assists.
Saylor is a two-time recipient of Rossville’s Golden Boot award and was an all-conference selection last year. The Hoosier Heartland Conference releases this year’s all-conference team next week.
The Saylor name will continue to be called during Hornets’ matches, as Griffey’s little brother, Kelton, finished his freshman season with three goals and five assists.
“He has the capability of doing just as well if he sticks with it,” Wilson said.
The Hornets’ season ended on Oct. 5 with a 4-2 loss to the Taylor Titans in the first round of the Northview Class A Sectional at Kokomo. They finished the year with an 8-7-1 record.
Though he has played his last match wearing Rossville Red and White, Griffey Saylor may not have hung his cleats up for good just yet.
“He is looking to continue his career playing scorer in college but hasn’t determined where he is going to go,” Wilson said.