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2002 Marshals Soccer <br>State Runner-up 23-3-1

2002 Marshals Soccer
State Runner-up 23-3-1

Top Row, left to right: Head Coach Don Walker, Asst. Coach Andrew Pagel, Stephen Walker, Robert Tveite,Drew Huebschmann, Jamie Stom, Lee Watson, Adam Holt, Ben Sewell, Bryan Blevins, Justin McGregor, Clint Smothers, Darren Dunigan, Asst. Coach Ben Noles. Bottom Row, left to right: Josh Capps, Jason Tucker, Klint Konrad, Andrew Donohoo, Trey Vincent, Donnie Heath, Bryan Smothers, Ryan Gilmore, Nick McHugh, Justin Faith, Joe Bohrman, Derek Hinson. Not Pictured: Clay Johnson

The 2002 Marshall County Boy’s Soccer Team was State Runner-Up, compiling a record of 23 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. The Marshals, on their way to the State Championship game, defeated Murray High 1-0 in the 2nd Region District Championship. They also defeated Murray 2-0 in the Regional Championship game. Marshall County then moved on to the Sectional Championship where they defeated Madisonville North Hopkins 1-0, to move to the State Semi-Finals where they defeated Southwestern (Pulaski County) 1-0. The Marshals were defeated in the State Championship Game by St. Xavier 3-0. They were 13-0 in regional play, scoring 81 goals and giving up only 24 goals. The team had 14 shutouts that year.


~ Players ~
Lori Barrett

Lori Barrett

Lori played basketball for Marshall County High School from 1977 to 1980, leading the Lady Marshals to the finals of the Regional Tournament in 1980. She continued her basketball career at Murray State University, where she played all four years. Lori was the first Lady Marshal basketball player to play Women’s Basketball at a Division 1 college. While attending Murray State University, Lori was honored as an OVC Scholar Athlete.


John Padgett

John Padgett

John played for the 1941 Hardin Blue Eagles basketball team that was undefeated until losing by one point to eventual State Champion Inez in the 1941 State Semifinals. The Blue Eagles were the Second Region Champions in 1941 and defeated First Region Champion Clinton in the first round of the 1941 State Tournament. Padgett was a 6’ 5” center who anchored a defense that allowed 17.7 points per game through their first 21 games, while averaging 47.7 points on offense. He was a unanimous selection to the All State tournament team and was recruited by both the University of Kentucky and Murray State University. He then continued his playing career at Murray State University from 1941-46, where he was team mates with fellow Hall of Famer Joe Fulks during the 1941-42 and 1942-43 seasons. Following college, he was then drafted by an NBA team but was assigned to a minor league team in the Eastern League where he played one year.


Van Mathis

Van Mathis

Van Mathis played basketball at Brewers High School until 1948. He was named to the All Purchase Team in 1947 and 1948 and also first team All-State his senior year and played in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game. He averaged over 20 points per game his senior season, helping lead the Redmen to the 1948 State Championship with an undefeated 38-0 record. After high school he went on to attend Memphis State University where he was a four-year letterman, and he graduated from Memphis in 1952. While at Memphis, he played on their first postseason tournament team in 1952. After college Van served for 2 years in the U.S. Army. He also officiated college games for more than 20 years.


Stephanie Gossum

Stephanie Gossum

Stephanie played basketball from 1984 to 1988. One of the most prolific scorers in Lady Marshal history, she was the first Marshall county player to break the 2,000 point career mark and held the Lady Marshall scoring record until 2009. She now ranks 2nd in career points at MCHS with 2,072. She helped lead the Marshals to a 115-14 record in her four years as a Lady Marshal. During her career the Lady Marshals won four District Championships, four Regional Championships, four Marshall County Holiday Classic Championships, and one Louisville Invitational Championship.


Aaron Beth

Aaron Beth

Aaron is the state record holder in career goals scored in soccer with 176 and is tied for 8th in the nation in that category He also holds the school record with 56 goals in a single season. He ranks 4th in the state for number of soccer goals scored in one contest with 7, was first-team All-State in 1989 and 1990, and was named to the all Midwest Regional Team in 1990. He led the Marshals to Regional Soccer Championships in 1988 and 1989, with a final four appearance in 1989. In basketball, Aaron ranks 8th on the all-time career points scored at Marshall County High School with 1,325. He also holds the highest free throw percentage for a career with 86.2%. He was a member of the All-Purchase Team in 1989, was Purchase Player of the Year in 1990, and was a second team All-Stater in 1990. He helped lead the Marshals to Regional titles in 1987, 1988 and a final four appearance in 1989. Aaron continued his basketball career at Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the 1993 SEC regular season championship team. He ranks 6th in career three-point goal percentage at 42.2% and 5th in a single season with 47.3% average in 1991-92.


~ Coaches ~
Don Walker

Don Walker

Coach Don Walker compiled a coaching record of 319 wins, 114 losses and 26 ties. This ranks him 3rd All- Time in the state of Kentucky. He won 16 District Championships, 10 Regional Championships, 3 Sectional Championships, and was State Runner-Up in 2002. On top of coaching boys soccer, he was an assistant girls basketball coach for 10 years at MCHS. He coached at Good Pastor Christian Academy and Friendship Academy before coming to Marshall County.


~ Contributors ~
Dennis Joseph

Dennis Joseph

Mr. Joseph began keeping the clock for football and basketball in 1970 at North Marshall High School. He had never missed keeping the clock at a home basketball game until January 11th, 2012, a span of over 500 basketball games and approximately 200 football games. Mr. Joseph has been a true contributor by committing his time and effort to multiple sports here at Marshall County High School, and has been the most constant presence in Marshall County High School athletics since consolidation. He continues to keep the clock at both football and basketball games.