Cole Jensen’s memorable season has led to another honor for the senior Lewis Central goalkeeper.
Jensen, who helped L.C. to a Class 2-A state championship, was named Iowa’s Mr. Soccer for 2019 by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Jensen, the Nonpareil Boys City Player of the Year, has a long list of honors, including three straight years as an all-Hawkeye Ten Conference first-team pick and a spot on this year’s all-state tournament team. He also played basketball for Lewis Central.
He was a team captain in 2018 and 2019 and is the school record holder for saves (439) and shutouts (44). He will play soccer at Xavier University in Ohio next season.
Off the pitch, Jensen was an honor-roll student for all four years of high school.
To be considered for the Mr. Soccer honor, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Sportsmanship and community involvement are other factors.
Winner of the Miss Soccer award is Chloee Kooker of Ankeny, a two-time all-state player.