Montville High School soccer team senior forward Jeff Tryon has been named National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Player of the Week.
Tryon helped the Montville High boys’ team to three big wins last week, improving the team to 18-1-0 overall. The first two wins were in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Tournament, and resulted in the program's first ECC Tournament Championship.
In an overtime win against Waterford, Tryon converted his penalty kick, which would eventually lead to the win for the Indians 5-4 on PK’s. In the conference final against Bacon Academy, he scored two of the team’s three second-half goals to propel Montville to the tournament title. The win also avenged Montville’s lone loss during the regular season to Bacon.
Tryon would also go on to score a game-winning goal in Montville’s debut in the CIAC State Tournament second round in the 3-1 win against Granby. The senior forward currently has 36 goals and 16 assists on the season.
Tryon and the Montville Indians are coached by Colin Delaney.
The NSCAA High School Player of the Week program is designed to highlight the future stars of the game. Anyone can nominate a player, however only players whose coach is a current NSCAA memberare eligible for selection. Honorees are announced on Wednesdays.