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story.lead_photo.caption David Gottschalk/NWA Democrat-Gazette Brent Crenshaw of Siloam Springs was named the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's GIrls Soccer Coach of the Year for the 2018 season after leading the Lady Panthers to their fifth consecutive Class 6A state championship.

ALL-NWADG SOCCER

Girls Coach of the Year

BRENT CRENSHAW

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

THE SCOOP Crenshaw guided the Lady Panthers to the program's fifth straight Class 6A state girls soccer championship in 2018, with the last three coming under his leadership. ... Siloam Springs defeated Benton 1-0 to win the 2018 6A state championship. ... Despite losing 2017 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Year Audrey Maxwell to a torn ACL, the Lady Panthers went 22-3-2 in 2018. ... Siloam Springs is 59-14-3 (.776) in three years under Crenshaw. ... Crenshaw is also the Siloam Springs boys coach and has led the Panthers to the state championship game in all three seasons with two state titles in 2016 and 2017. ... His overall record as soccer coach at Siloam Springs is 112-33-7 (.737). ... Crenshaw was All-NWADG Girls Soccer Coach of the Year in 2016 after leading the Lady Panthers to the state title that season.

DID YOU KNOW Crenshaw was a four-sport athlete his senior year of high school at Catoosa, Okla. He lettered and went to state in cross country and was the starting point guard on the basketball team. He also started as center midfielder for the soccer team and participated in running and field events for the track team.

QUOTABLE "I believe we're in this together as coaches and players. It can't be a battle coaches versus players. At end of day I have to make tough decisions. We all have the same goal. That's what's been really good about this group is we've had the same goal to win the last three years. Whatever we needed to do, the girls have done. It hasn't always been easy. They haven't always agreed with me, but we've all had the same goal. They just had to trust in me that I made the right decisions for the team." -- Brent Crenshaw

-- Graham Thomas • @NWAGraham

Sports on 06/06/2018

Print Headline: NWADG Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

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