Ben Koenig brings the goals for Panthers soccer team

Ben Koenig

By Annabelle Knef

O’Fallon High School boys soccer coach, Jason Turkington, speaks highly of junior Ben Koenig, whom he nominated for this week’s Athlete Spotlight.

Turkington said that the team was recently losing a game against Belleville West before Koenig scored three goals at the end of the game, which ultimately brought O’Fallon a win. 

“He nailed the hat trick and won the game for us,” Turkington said. “He’s one of our leading goal scorers of the season.” 

This season Koenig has currently accumulated nine goals, more than his freshman and sophomore year totals combined. He has also put up four assists, matching his prior year totals.

Koenig has played a couple different positions throughout the season and Turkington said that he’s been a “key part” of the team’s success. 

“He’s had a lot of success and he’s been a key part of our team,” he said. 

Turkington said that Koenig’s teammates “respect him and look up to him,” and that Koenig is “very supportive of them.”

“He does a good job in pretty much all aspects of games and practices.”

O’Fallon boy’s soccer has a record of 8-4 and will next compete away against Glenwood High School on Monday, October 1, and away again against Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo on Wednesday, October 3. 

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