Vermilion’s Logan Penton, Avon’s Aidan Lacko pick up first-team All-Ohio honors

Todd Shapiro
The Chronicle-Telegram
Nov 12, 2019

There can be many different emotions when finding out you’ve been named All-Ohio.

For Vermilion’s Logan Penton, it was a familiar feeling. For Avon’s Aidan Lacko, it was one of total surprise.

Penton and Lacko were the only area players to earn first-team honors when the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association announced it’s All-Ohio teams Sunday at the conclusion of the state championship games.

“I was really shocked. To be honest I never expected it,” said Lacko, who played a key role on the Eagles’ second consecutive Division I district championship team. “One of my teammates texted me when he saw the list and told me I was first team. My first reaction was, ‘No way.’”

Lacko scored a team-high 21 goals for Avon, which went 17-1-2, so it wasn’t a surprise to those who watched him play all year that he earned such lofty honors.

The biggest surprised was how Lacko burst on the season this year after ending his junior season with no goals and just three assists.

“It was my last season and I wanted to be the best I could be,” Lacko said. “Right now I’m not planning on playing soccer in college so to go out earning of the biggest honors in high school sports is just phenomenal.”

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