All-Area Boys Soccer Teams

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hunter Norton, Greenbrier

COACH OF THE YEAR: Brian Killips, Evans

FIRST TEAM

Position /Player /School /Class

GK /Jeff DuMond /Evans /Sr.

Note: Aggressive keeper came up huge in penalty-kick shootout that sent team to state quarterfinals

D /Tyler Sanders /Greenbrier /Sr.

Note: Leader of area's best defense helped Wolfpack to one-loss season

D /Reed Norton /Greenbrier /So.

Note: Stood out wherever he played: up top or in the back

D /Dalton Beckham /Lakeside /Sr.

Note: Many opposing coaches felt he was top defender in the area

M /Matt Hutchison /Lakeside /Sr.

Note: Region 3-AAAA Player of the Year had 16 assists

M /Joe Rizner /Evans /Sr.

Note: Area's best two-way player scored 21 times; at 6-foot-2, dangerous on set pieces

M /Brady Francis /South Aiken /Sr.

Note: Region player of year helped Thoroughbreds back to state finals

F /Steven Campbell /Lakeside /Sr.

Note: His 33 goals tied for the area lead and were two short of school record

F /Kelechi Erondu /Greenbrier /Sr.

Note: Led team with 18 goals and also had 14 assists

F /Ethan LaPan /Aquinas /Sr.

Note: Led team to state semifinals with 15 goals, 10 assists; will play at Georgia Southern

F /Jay Bieltz /Thomson /Sr.

Note: Overcame life-threatening injury to score 33 times; school's all-time leading scorer

SECOND TEAM

Position /Player /School /Class

GK /Daniel Hull /Augusta Prep /Sr.

Note: School's all-time shutout leader (20) allowed only 15 goals as a senior

D /Aaron Harris /Westminster /Sr.

Note: Top defender scored six times from the back

D /Allen Grier /South Aiken /Sr.

Note: Captain of strong defense; will play at Newberry

D /Casper Farver /Greenbrier /Sr.

Note: Exchange student from Denmark toughed up an already rugged defense

M/D /Gabe Warner /Grovetown /Sr.

Note: Heart of team that made playoffs in first year; 29 goals, 20 assists

M /Bennett Yort /Augusta Prep /So.

Note: Played only 10 games because of injury but still scored nine times

M /Will Frei /Aiken /Jr.

Note: Played everywhere for Hornets and scored six times with seven assists

M /Richardo Dawood-Alliston /Richmond Academy /Sr.

Note: Four-year starter played numerous positions for Musketeers

M /Jhonny Zuniga /Silver Bluff /Sr.

Note: Led team with 27 goals and had 24 assists

F /William Wren /Evans /Sr.

Note: Scored 25 times despite not playing forward until seventh game

F /Travis Naylor /South Aiken /So.

Note: Had team-best 21 goals for state finalists

HONORABLE MENTION: Aiken: Jr. F Rudy Aldrete, So. D Sawyer Jackson. Aquinas: Sr. GK Garrett Pippin, So. F Matt Moses, Sr. M Daniel Leonard, Jr. M Matthew Leonard. Augusta Christian: Sr. M Scott Berry. Augusta Prep: Sr. M Morgan Kuhar, Sr. F Alex Levy. Barnwell: Jr. F Zack Zissette, Sr. D Brian Hutto. Evans: Sr. D Stephen Shugars. Greenbrier: Jr. F Matt Shank, Jr. D/M Thomas Hamilton, So. D Luke Waechter. Grovetown: Fr. F Joe Henry, Sr. GK Harrison Buredshaw. Lakeside: Jr. F Toren Thomas, Sr. D Justin Pitock, Jr. M Brennan Canada, Sr. D Michael Punch. Richmond Academy: Sr. F Connor Smith, So. GK Blanding Hite. Silver Bluff: Fr. M Pedro Zambrano, Jr. D Mark Flores, So. GK Aaron Frazier. South Aiken: Sr. D Jose Mireles, Jr. F Ronny Barnes, Jr. M Lee Quattlebaum. Thomson: Sr. D Dalton Harrington, Jr. D Mark Ricketson, Jr. M Justin Bettross. Westminster: Sr. F Will McCartney, Sr. M Michael Bone.

 

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