For the third consecutive season, the Wauwatosa East boys soccer team posted a winning record.
The Red Raiders finished at 10-9-3 overall and 2-5-0 in the Greater Metro Conference. As the seventh seed in the sectional, Tosa East downed 10th-seeded Union Grove, 3-1, before falling, 6-1, to second-seeded Pewaukee in a regional final.
"Given the lack of experience at the varsity level, the team had a competitive season, winning the Battle of Tosa versus Tosa West and also tying second-ranked Cedarburg toward the end of the season," Wauwatosa East coach Eric Dale said.
Senior goalkeeper Sam Rutkiewicz and junior forward Jalen Holley (eight goals, five assists) earned second-team All-Greater Metro honors, while senior defender Max Mroz and freshman midfielder Jimmy Mroz (seven goals, five assists) were honorable mention.
Rutkiewicz was named as Tosa East's Most Valuable Player, posting a 1.78 goals-against average and a .769 save percentage. Senior defender Joey Kortas was named Most Improved, and senior defender Sam Minix earned the Coaches Award.
Tosa East will return eight starters next season, including all-conference selections Holley and Jimmy Mroz.
"There will be lots of experience returning next season and seasoned veterans in Jalen Holley, Joe Tuffnell, Sam Janisch, Jack Glynn, Will Osowski, Cameron Holton, Owen Beaupre and Jimmy Mroz," Dale said. "The Raiders expect at least a top-half finish in the new-look Greater Metro Conference and hope to compete for a sectional appearance in Division 2."