Keith, Plancarte, Trieschman lead Examiner alumni
EXAMINER ALUMNI OF THE WEEK
Josh Keith, Houston Christian
Sr., OL, Stephen F. Austin
Keith has played a key role on the SFA offense, starting the last six games of his junior year at left tackle and the first eight games there this season to lead an offensive line with three Houston-area starters. Sophomore Devonte Jones (Bellaire) has started every game, splitting time at right guard and right tackle this season. Keith moved to right guard against Nicholls, while freshman Jimmy Price (Stratford) manned left tackle for the Lumberjacks.
Keith was a first-team preseason all-Southland Conference selection after earning second-team all-conference in his first year in Nacogdoches. A two-time all-state selection at Houston Christian, he started his college career at West Texas A&M before transferring to Blinn College for a season. He was the Jacks’ top-rated offensive lineman as a junior, appearing in all 11 games and making seven starts.
SFA has two Westside graduates in its group of receivers – junior Frank Iheanacho and freshman David Crenshaw. Iheanacho, a transfer from Texas A&M, ranks second in the team with 31 receptions for 305 yards and a touchdown, which came in a 20-10 win against Abilene Chrisitan. SFA has also defeated Incarnate Word, HBU and Lamar in conference play and pulled within four points of an upset of No. 6 Central Arkansas. The Jacks take a 4-6 record into their season finale Nov. 18 at Northwestern State.
Palemon Plancarte, Wisdom
Jr., GK, UH-Victoria
The Jaguars have several local products on their roster, many of whom contributed to the first men’s soccer conference championship in school history. None played a bigger role than Plancarte, who on Nov. 9 was voted Red River Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
The former Generals star has played in 13 matches and recorded six shutouts, allowing 11 goals. He carried a 0.839 goals-against average, 78.8 save percentage and 41 saves into the NAIA national tournament. Plancarte was impenetrable during conference play, leading the Jaguars to a 7-1-2 mark with a .0597 GAA. He started at Daytona State College as a sophomore, making 74 saves with a 1.28 goals-against average in 17 matches.
The Jaguars took an 11-2-2 record into the NAIA tournament, opening Nov. 18 at the University of Mobile in Alabama. After their regular season RRAC title, they defeated St. Thomas and LSU-Alexandria by identical 2-0 scores for the tournament championship. UHV had help form the Katy area as Adrian Mendoza (Katy) and Espen Hansen (Cinco Ranch) provided the goals against St. Thomas and freshman midfielder Sydney Tume (St. John XXIII) started in the final.
Jennifer Trieschman, St. John’s
Soph., MF, Columbia
Trieschman rebounded from an injury-shortened freshman season to rank second on the Lions with six goals, adding one assist to earn honorable mention all-Ivy League honors. The former Mavericks star recorded 27 shots, putting 20 on goal in 17 games, starting 13 to help the Lions finished 9-8 overall, 4-3 in conference play.
Trieschman scored her first NCAA goal Sept. 24 against Saint Joseph’s. She had a career day two weeks later, amassing three goals Oct. 8 in a 5-1 win against Holy Cross. Her first-half goal contributed to a 2-0 Ivy victory against Penn five days later, with her final tally Oct. 22 in a 4-0 win against Lehigh.
At St. John’s, Trieschman was an all-SPC selection in 2015 after leading the Mavericks in goals and defensive saves. She contributed to SPC championships in 2012 and 2015, as well as three consecutive state titles.