The rising senior center midfielder has now been recognized as one of the top performers in the South as well after being selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-South Region team.
It is the first time in Blasingame’s prep career that he has been chosen to the All-South team.
“It’s a great honor,” Blasingame said. “I have to give credit to [Westminster] coach [Scott] Snyder. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am. I am pretty much thankful for being selected.”
The honor caps off an outstanding junior season for Blasingame in 2014, when he contributed eight goals and seven assists to help lead Westminster to a runner-up finish in Class AA.
For his efforts, he was a first-team All-Region 6AA selection in addition to his All-South honors.
“I had a really solid season,” Blasingame said. “I think I did best when I played [the center-midfield position] the first half of the season, but we had a couple of injuries and I had to go back to the defense in order to help out the team.”
Blasingame, who also plays club soccer for Concorde Fire United, is now looking forward to his senior season as he looks to help lead the Wildcats to the state championship in AAA in 2015 after finishing just short this spring.
“I think we definitely had a good season,” Blasingame said. “We had a few injuries to some players. Next year, our team is going to be better, because our team is only going to lose one or two starters.”
For Snyder, it was another outstanding year for Blasingame.
“Trey has been an integral part of our team ever since he was a freshman,” Snyder said. “He has started every game that he’s been available for in his three years, first as an outside back and more recently as a center mid. I think it is a testament to his ability that Trey led the team in scoring for the past two years after he started his career as a defender. Trey has also grown as a leader for the team and was a captain for us this past spring and will be counted on in this capacity again in the 2015 season.”
In addition to soccer, Blasingame is also a standout kicker on the Westminster football team.