The Sun's 2013 boys soccer all-area team
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.
This is the fourth in a series of The Sun's winter athletes of the year and all-area teams chosen with the help of area coaches.
Forward: Eric West, Buchholz, senior: Finished third in balloting by Florida Dairy Farmers for 7A Player of the Year and had a team-leading 21 goals and 13 assists for the Bobcats, who reached the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
Forward: Diego Fisher, Buchholz, junior: Also played the midfield for the 18-2-4 Bobcats and had 12 goals and three assists. Had goals in postseason wins over Mandarin (district final), Spruce Creek (1-0 win) and Oviedo (1-0 win).
Forward: Joseph Malu, Eastside, sophomore: Had a team-leading 23 goals and nine assists for a young Rams squad that reached the regional finals for the second straight season.
Forward: Tyler Miller-Jones, Eastside, sophomore: Another talented young scorer for the Rams, who scored the lone goal in an 2-1 OT regional final loss to Sunlake. Finished with 21 goals and five assists.
Midfielder: John Schratt, Buchholz, senior: Bobcats coach Andy Aulick calls him the heart and soul of the midfield, had four goals and five assists on the season. Named team MVP.
Midfielder: Louis Allen, Buchholz, senior: Finished with 12 goals and four assists, had a goal each in district final win over Mandarin (3-1), regional quarterfinal win over Spruce Creek (2-0) and regional semifinal win over Mandarin (1-0).
Midfielder: Alex Fethiere, Eastside, junior: Team MVP who had 15 goals and eight assists for the 22-3-2 Rams.
Defender: Griffin Howard, Buchholz, senior: Had four goals and four assists, as well as one of the defensive anchors for the Bobcats, who had 10 shutouts and did not allow a goal in the regional playoffs.
Defender: Chris Cornell, Buchholz, senior: Posted two assists along with standout defense for the Bobcats, who allowed only 19 goals in 24 games.
Defender: Tucker Mastin, Eastside, senior: Anchor of the Rams' defense and also scored three goals and had one assist.
Goalkeeper: Cody Peterson, Eastside, junior: Nicknamed “Nails” because he is hard to beat, gave up 20 goals in 27 games (.76 per game average).
Goalkeeper: Hunter Patrick, Buchholz, junior: Posted 10 shutouts for the state semifinal Bobcats and gave up 18 goals in 24 games.
Forward: Fen Bowen, Eastside, senior: Finished with 11 goals and seven assists for the Rams.
Forward: Jason Roughton, Buchholz, senior: Also played as a midfielder, posted eight goals and eight assists for the Bobcats.
Forward: Justin Shirah, Suwannee, senior: Led the 9-11-2 Bulldogs with 15 goals and seven assists.
Forward: Dylan Sessions, Columbia, senior: Scored 24 goals with 12 assists for the 11-7-2 Tigers.
Midfielder: Nick Blachly, Buchholz, senior: More of a defensive stopper in the middle, scored two goals and had three assists for the Bobcats.
Midfielder: David Lopez, Eastside, freshman: Posted 12 goals with nine assists in his first season with the Rams.
Midfielder: Zak Woodward, Gainesville, junior: Kicked in four goals, had one assist and 40 steals for the 12-11-2 Hurricanes.
Defender: Grant Phillips, Gainesville, junior: Solid defense player who had 85 interceptions, along with 34 steals and scored three goals with one assist for the 'Canes.
Defender: Thomas Anderson, Buchholz, freshman: One of the anchors on the Bobcats defense that posted 10 shutouts on the season, three in the regional playoffs.
Defender: Troy Vaughn, Buchholz, senior: Had one goal and one assist for the defensive tough Bobcats.
Goalkeeper: Ty Williams, Columbia, junior: Had seven shutouts and a 1.2 goal against average for the Tigers.
Honorable mention: Buchholz: Garrett Harrison, senior; Paul Lorenzen, freshman; Kurt Loudermilk, senior; Isaiah Brinz, junior; Columbia: Travis Berry, senior; Tristan O'Steen, sophomore; Cody Beadles, senior; Tucker Stanton, senior; Rogello Aradillas-Sosa, junior; Gainesville: Chris Branch, junior; Florian Schneider, junior; Garry Demosthene, junior; Dalton Hart, senior; Suwannee: Adam Watson, senior; Chris Ortega, senior
Coach of the Year: Andy Aulick, Buchholz
Led the Bobcats to their first state semifinal in school history, falling at West Orange 2-1. A team that prides itself on defense, Buchholz had 10 shutouts on the season and did not allow a goal in regional wins over Spruce Creek, Jacksonville Mandarin and Oviedo. Aulick got this honor over Ron Messick, who led a young Eastside squad to the regional finals for a second straight season.
Forward: Ismael Moreno, Lafayette, junior: Had an area-leading 30 assists to go with 22 goals for the 16-6 Hornets, who reached the Class 1A regional finals for the second straight year.
Forward: Nick Singletary, Lafayette, senior: Posted 17 goals and 15 assists for the Hornets.
Forward: Cory Hedding, Keystone Heights, sophomore: One of area's leading scorers with 31 goals and had four assists for the Indians, who reached the regional quarterfinals for the 10th time in the last 11 years.
Midfielder: Josue Diaz, Lafayette, sophomore: Led the area in scoring with 41 goals and 18 assists in leading the Hornets to regional finals for the second straight year.
Midfielder: Arrie Wali, Santa Fe, junior: Set a school record with 35 goals and also had six assists for the 16-4-3 Raiders, who won their second straight district title.
Midfielder: Jorge Garcia, Santa Fe, senior: Also played forward and set a school record with 19 assists to go with 15 goals for the Raiders.
Midfielder: Thomas Debecki, P.K. Yonge, junior: Netted 20 goals with 15 assists for the 6-11 Blue Wave.
Midfielder: Matt Crane, Keystone Heights, senior: Team captain who kicked in nine goals with 10 assists for the Indians.
Defender: David Rembert, Santa Fe, junior: Top defender for the two-time district champion Raiders, who also had two goals.
Defender: Brandon Hannah, Keystone Heights, junior: Anchored the Indians defense, which had 11 shutouts, and scored two goals with one assist.
Goalkeeper: Jagannath Kovic, Santa Fe, senior: Only allowed 15 goals in 23 games with 175 saves and five shutouts for the Raiders.
Forward: Josh Stull, St. Francis, senior: Team-leading 19 goals with five assists for the 8-6-2 Wolves.
Forward: Anthony Gonzalez, Fort White, senior: Finished with 13 goals and 12 assists and had two hat tricks for the 8-10-2 Indians.
Midfielder: Aaron Wimberly, Lafayette, sophomore: Put in 10 goals with 11 assists while manning the middle for the Hornets.
Midfielder: Wyatt Graziano, Keystone Heights, junior: Posted 18 goals and 19 assists for the Indians.
Midfielder: Juan Grimaldo, Keystone Heights, junior: Had team-high 24 assists along with 10 goals.
Midfielder: Zac Holman, Keystone Heights, sophomore: Scored eight of his 15 goals on free kicks from long distance and had five assists for the Indians.
Midfielder: Alex Garcia, Santa Fe, junior: Kicked in 10 goals and had 17 assists for the Raiders.
Defender: Francisco Falla, Santa Fe, junior: Helped to anchor the Raider defense and also had two assists.
Defender: Michael Hughes, St. Francis, senior: Top defensive player for the Wolves, who gave up 24 goals in 16 games; also had 10 goals and nine assists.
Defender: Kenny Schiffbauer, P.K. Yonge, senior: Top defensive player for the Blue Wave, who also had two goals and four assists.
Goalkeeper: John Pedro Negrete, Lafayette, junior: Gave up 40 goals in 22 games with 240 saves and three shutouts for the Hornets.
Honorable mention: Fort White: Billy Whitney, senior; Kody Moniz, senior; Keystone Heights: Zach Hawkins, junior; Oak Hall: Brandon Cooke, sophomore; Weilin Cai, junior; Elijah Eyerly, junior; Ernie Theurer, junior; P.K. Yonge: Hunter Eskew, junior; Dylan Battle, senior; St. Francis: Austin Scott, senior; Scott Sturgill-Trahan, senior; William Norris, junior; Santa Fe: Pedro Garcia, junior; Bala Singh, junior; Jared Bryan, junior; Bennet Myers, junior
Coach of the Year: Danny Glover, Lafayette
Led the Hornets to their second straight regional final, picking up playoff wins over Eastpoint Franklin County and Tallahassee Maclay. Had the area's top scorer in Josue Diaz and assists leader in Ismael Moreno, both underclassmen. David Silva, who led Santa Fe to its second straight District 5-2A title, was also considered for this honor.
The Gainesville Sun all-area teams, players of the year and coaches of the year were selected by high school sports editor Larry Savage with help from area coaches. If a team is not represented, it is because the coach did not respond to repeated emails sent to the school requesting information and numerous reminders in the newspaper.