BISD Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2019 Inductees
The latest class selected for induction into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor has been announced and the class of 2019 definitely has a soccer theme.
The 2002 Boerne High boys soccer team, along with two members from that squad, Luke Williams and Josh Peterson, will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 25, at The Dominion Country Club. This will be the 10th class inducted into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor.
An induction ceremony will be held Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio to honor the Boerne ISD Class of 2019. This will be the tenth class selected for induction after the hall of honor was created in 2010.
A look at the class of 2019:
2002 BHS Boys Soccer Team
The 2002 Boerne High boys soccer team etched its way into the Boerne ISD record books by advancing all the way to the 4A state championship game in April of that year.
Before 2002, only one team in Boerne ISD history had ever advanced to the state finals in any sport and that was the 1990 BHS boys basketball team.
The 2002 Boerne High boys soccer team joined the 1990 boys basketball squad as the most accomplished Boerne ISD teams up to that point in the district’s history after they both finished second at state.
Included on that 2002 boys soccer team was Alex Jeffries, Leighton Radtke, Justin O’bara, Aaron Baker, Tyler Voss, Trenton Franklin, Matthew Albrecht, Chris Harthcock, Ryan Carlisle, Josh Peterson, Jacob Hackler-Roy, James Connor, Luke Williams, Stuart Brown, Doug McCormick, Morgan Copes, Craig Cobabe, Joshua Naeger and Scott Miklaw.
The team was coached by Damian Macias who was assisted by Pete Padilla.
Tyler Voss was a sophomore on that team and played for two more seasons with the Greyhounds before he graduated. After college, Voss went into the military and was killed while on duty and has been honored by having the new Boerne ISD middle school named after him.
The 2002 team went 18-3-4 that season and was 9-1 in district to claim the 27-4A title. After dropping the first game in district that year to Smithson Valley, the Hounds didn’t lose another match until the state championship game, putting together a 14-match win streak that ended in the 4A title tilt.
After a first-round bye, BHS opened the playoffs with a 5-0 win in the second round over Austin Reagan and then earned a shutout victory over Austin Travis in the third round, 1-0. From there, the Greyhounds edged PSJA Memorial in overtime in the regional semis, 2-1, and then beat Cedar Park in the regional championship, 1-0, and scored with three minutes left in overtime.
At the state tourney, the Greyhounds topped Richardson Pearce, 1-0, in the state semifinals. Stuart Brown, known for his trademark 360-degree forward-flip throw in, knocked in the only goal of the match on a Josh Peterson assist.
That win propelled Boerne High into the 4A state finals where the Greyhounds had to shuffle their lineup because they were minus a starter due to a third yellow card picked up in the postseason and Hewitt Midway took advantage of the revamped roster and scored three minutes into the contest and then held on for the remainder of the match for the 1-0 win to hand BHS a silver medal.
At the state tourney, Luke Williams, James Connor and Alex Jeffries were named to the 4A State All-Tournament Team.
Also at the end-of-season awards ceremony that year, Williams was named the Offensive MVP of the 2002 team and Peterson shared the team’s MVP Award with Alex Jeffries.
Josh Peterson was a junior on the 2002 state runner up team and was a four-year varsity starter at BHS. Peterson finished his Boerne High career with 54 goals and 42 assists.
After graduation, Peterson attended Trinity University where he continued to play and had a great college career. Peterson was a freshman on the 2003 Tigers team that won the NCAA Division III National Championship with a perfect record of 24-0-0.
Peterson contributed 3 goals and 4 assists to the title team that year and also received the Tiger Soccer Most Promising Freshman Award.
The Trinity men’s team held the No. 1 ranking for all or part of Peterson’s four years with the Tigers. They won four straight conference titles and Peterson was named all-conference first team his junior and senior seasons.
Peterson capped his senior year by being named a Team Captain and was also a D-III All-American.
Peterson said he’s honored to be inducted, but added that he’s also glad the whole team is getting included as well.
“It’s humbling and an honor. At the same time, I feel undeserving because it was always a team effort,” said Peterson who now competes in triathlons. “We were just having fun and playing and I wouldn’t have had any success if it wasn’t for them. It’s nice to have the individual accolades but it’s nice to have the whole team going in.”
Peterson married his high school sweetheart and they have three children. He is a mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer and works in San Antonio, but lives in Boerne.
Williams was a two-sport standout for the Greyhounds before he graduated from Boerne High in 2002.
In basketball, Williams wrapped up his BHS career by scoring more than 1,000 points and was a three-year varsity starter.
Once basketball season was over, Williams moved on to the soccer team where he always made an immediate impact despite playing usually less than 10 matches a season.
As a freshman at BHS, Williams joined the varsity soccer team after basketball season and tallied eight goals in seven matches that year. He put up similar numbers all four seasons and it was enough to earn him a college scholarship to Westmont College in California where he flourished even more once he focused full time on soccer.
At Westmont, Williams was a four-year starter and named an NAIA All-American all four seasons. He was also a first-team all-conference selection all four years with the Warriors.
When Williams graduated from Westmont, he continued his career and played professionally for six seasons. He spent time with MLS teams Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids and also with USL teams Cleveland City Stars and Charlotte Eagles. (San Antonio FC is a USL team.)
When his professional playing days were over, Williams stayed in the Charlotte area with his wife that he met in college and they live there now with their two sons. He has a degree in exercise science and sports performance training and he works as a strength and performance coach.
Williams said he has great memories of his time growing up in Boerne.
“I feel extremely honored and privileged to be chosen for this. I cherished my time at Boerne High School and the teams I was able to play on,” he said. “I’ll always have fond memories of Boerne so to be inducted is a huge privilege and I feel very blessed.”
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