A stellar rookie campaign for Bradford graduate Zach Reget went to another level Saturday when he was named the Major Arena Soccer League’s Rookie of the Year.

A forward with the St. Louis Ambush, Reget appeared in all 24 games this season and finished with 22 goals, 10 assists and 12 blocked shots.

The honor is the second for Reget this postseason. Last Monday, he was named to the All-MASL Top Newcomers Team.

Reget is the third player in the six-year history of the current Ambush franchise to earn the top rookie honor. He was signed by the Ambush in the 2017-18 season and spent that campaign on the reserve squad.

“This young man showed up to practice two seasons ago and spent that time learning, studying and mastering the arena game,” Ambush CEO and majority owner Shelly Clark said in a press release. “... In the off-season, he trained, he pushed himself, and as we can see, he has risen to the top.

“Zach has earned his spot on our team, in our Ambush family and now in the MASL. We’re proud of his accomplishment of being selected as the MASL Rookie of the Year.”

Twice during the regular season, Reget earned an MASL honor. He was named the league’s Player of the Week for Week 6, the same week he was named to the league’s Team of the Week.

Reget played collegiately at Trinity International in Deerfield, Ill., where he was a four-year starter and finished his time there third on the program’s all-time goal scoring list.

Among his many honors at Trinity, Reget was a three-time team most valuable player and was named to the NCCAA All-American Team.

Dan Truttschel

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