Gallatin girls soccer (copy)

Gallatin’s Olivia Collins works against Missoula Sentinel on Oct. 23.

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The United Soccer Coaches organization has finalized its winners for the Treasure State from the 2021 prep soccer season.

Missoula Hellgate senior Marcus Anderson took home the boys player of the year honor, and Gallatin junior Olivia Collins took home the honor on the girls side. Anderson led his team to a Class AA title as he netted 13 goals and had 23 assists, while Collins scored 19 goals and had eight assists as Gallatin finished second in Class AA.

The Class AA girls coach of the year honor went to Gallatin head coach Joel Ganey. The Class AA boys coach of the year was Kalispell Glacier head coach Ryan Billiet.

For Class A, Columbia Falls head coach O'Brien Byrd was the boys coach of the year after his team finished second to Whitefish.

The Class A girls side had two winners, which is a change from normal. The award was split into a public school winner and private school winner. Laurel head coach Tom Maack won the public school award after his team finished as the state champ, and the private school honor went to Billings Central head coach Nolan Trafton.

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