The Sun's all-area boys soccer teams
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:46 p.m.
SUN ALL-AREA BOYS SOCCER TEAMS
Forward: Diego Fisher, Buchholz, senior: Played half of the season before moving and still led the Bobcats in scoring with 13 goals and nine assists.
Forward: Barrie Barnes, Buchholz, junior: Finished with 12 goals and four assists.
Forward: Andrew Dolce, Buchholz, sophomore: Had 11 goals and two assists for the 12-4-1 Bobcats.
Forward: Paul Lorenzen, Buchholz, sophomore: Scored 10 goals with one assist for the Bobcats.
Forward: Florian Schneider, Gainesville, senior: Finished with 18 goals on 40 shots with two assists for the 11-10 Hurricanes.
Forward/Midfielder: John Ross Swinney, Suwannee, senior: Scored eight goals with seven assists for the Bulldogs.
Midfielder: Isaiah Brinza, Buchholz, senior: Led the Bobcats with 10 goals and eight assists. An state all-star nominee.
Midfielder: Zak Woodward, Gainesville, senior: Scored four goals with three assists, 20 steals and 50 intercepts for the Hurricanes.
Defender: Dylan Rowe, Buchholz, sophomore: Outstanding defender who scored four goals and two assists.
Defender: Daniel Nicolaus, Buchholz, senior: Had four goals and three assists as one of the anchors to the Bobcat defense.
Defender: Grant Phillips, Gainesville, senior: Scored three goals with two assists, with 15 steals and 40 interceptions as anchor to Hurricane defense.
Goalkeeper: Patrick Hunter, Buchholz, senior: Had 64 saves on the season with four shutouts.
Forward: Manuel Juarez, Suwannee, senior: Led the Bulldogs with 12 goals and four assists.
Forward: Sebastian Kitlen, Gainesville, junior: Finished second on Hurricanes with 15 goals with two assists.
Midfielder: Andres Dorado, Buchholz, senior: Solid defender who also scored four goals with four assists for the Bobcats.
Midfielder: Michael Mulligan, Buchholz, junior: Solid defender who scored one goal with six assists for the Bobcats.
Midfielder: Gary Rosselle, Buchholz, senior: Scored three goals and solid defender for Bobcats.
Midfielder: Dustin Driver, Suwannee, senior: Finished with four assists and good defender for the 10-7-3 Bulldogs.
Midfielder: Parker Jacob, Gainesville, sophomore: Solid defender for the Hurricanes who had two blocks, 22 steals and 123 interceptions.
Defender: Howard Brooks, Buchholz, sophomore: Had one assist while supplying Bobcats with defense in front of goalkeeper.
Defender: Matt Skeen, Suwannee, senior: Anchored Bulldogs defense and scored one goal on season.
Defender: Tristan O'Steen, Columbia, junior: Controlled the defense for the Tigers.
Goalkeeper: Ty Williams, Columbia, senior: Had 262 saves for the Tigers.
Honorable mention: Buchholz: Keegan Laffey, sophomore, forward; Columbia: Darren Brock, freshman, defender; Tim Bagley, senior, midfielder; Kaleb Rossignol, senior, midfielder; Chase Erickson, freshman, midfielder; Gainesville: Garry Demosthene, senior, midfielder; Bruce Nesbit, sophomore, midfielder; Zachary Read, senior; Thiele Jonah, sophomore, midfielder; Suwannee: Jacob Segura, sophomore, midfielder; Trevor Willis, sophomore, goalkeeper.
Coach of the Year: Andy Aulick, Buchholz
Led the Bobcats to a 12-4-1 record and unbeaten area record during a rebuilding season following a state semifinal berth in 2013. Had four shutouts this season and played in a very competitive District 1-5A, falling to Neptune Beach Fletcher 1-0 in the league semifinals. Among victories this season were over playoff teams Ocala Forest (4-1), Ponte Vedra Nease (6-2) and Eastside (6-2), which hasn't beaten the Bobcats since December 2010.
Forward: Tyler Miller-Jones, Eastside, junior: Outstanding scorer for the Rams, who finished with 31 goals with 14 assists, scoring in 20 of 22 games he played in. In the playoffs, he scored seven goals in three games.
Forward: Josue Diaz, Lafayette, senior: Led the area in scoring for the second straight season, finishing with 53 goals with 14 assists in 18 games for the 17-1 Hornets. Had six games in which he scored four goals, kicked in a season-high five in a 6-2 win over Tallahassee Maclay.
Forward: Cory Hedding, Keystone Heights, junior: Finished second in area in goals scored with 41 with nine assists for the Indians. Has a school-record 103 career goals.
Forward: Joseph Malu, Eastside, junior: Finished with 19 goals with 10 assists for the 20-6 regional finalists.
Forward: Arric Wali, Santa Fe, senior: Led the 12-6 Raiders with 25 goals and 23 assists. Took regional finalists Eastside to sudden death in the district semifinals.
Midfielder: Juan Grimaldo, Keystone Heights, senior: Missed first nine games of season, but still among the area leaders with 31 assists and had nine goals. His 95 career assists is a school record. Played in the North Florida Senior All-Star match in Jacksonville.
Midfielder: Alex Fethiere, Eastside, senior: Finished with 21 goals with nine assists for the 20-6 Rams, who reached the regional finals for the third straight season.
Midfielder: Ismael Moreno, Lafayette, senior: Led the area with 48 assists with 24 goals scored for the Hornets, which reached the regional semifinals.
Midfielder: David Lopez, Eastside, sophomore: Considered the field general for the Rams, finished with 19 assists and 15 goals.
Midfielder: Wyatt Graziano, Keystone Heights, senior: Senior captain for the Indians who scored 21 goals with 18 assists.
Defender: Kim Mueller, Eastside, senior: Leader of the Rams defense who scored five goals and had three assists for the regional finalists.
Defender: Brandon Hannah, Keystone Heights, senior: Anchored an Indians' defense that had 18 shutouts, scored eight goals with one assist.
Defender: Jack Hughes, Eastside, sophomore: Solid defender in the back for the Rams, who also had six assists.
Goalkeeper: Cody Peterson, Eastside, senior: Labeled Mr. Clutch by Rams coach Ron Messick, had 12 shutouts, also scored two goals, including game-winning penalty kick to beat Santa Fe in the district semifinals.
Goalkeeper: Eric Wood, Keystone Heights, senior: Posted 18 shutouts with 120 saves for the 22-4-2 Indians.
Forward: Tyler Dormeyer, Santa Fe, sophomore: Led the Raiders in goals scored with 27 and had 10 assists.
Forward: Sam Malnik, Oak Hall, senior: Led the Eagles with 22 goals and also had three assists, signed to play at Amherst College.
Midfielder: Chris Fregly, Eastside, sophomore: Instrumental in the Rams' success, good defender who scored four goals with two assists.
Midfielder: Zach Holman, Keystone Heights, junior: Finished with 15 assists and 10 goals for the 2A regional semifinalists.
Midfielder: Thomas Debicki, P.K. Yonge, senior: Led the Blue Wave with 12 goals and 15 assists.
Midfielder: Jahan Rajaee, St. Francis, sophomore: Led the Wolves with 20 goals and seven assists.
Midfielder: Aron Wimberley, Lafayette, senior: Good defensive player who had 14 assists and 12 goals for the 18-1 Hornets.
Defender: Brandon Cooke, Oak Hall, junior: Anchored the Eagles' defense and considered the team's most consistent performance, leading them to an improved 9-6-2 season.
Defender: Weilin Cai, Oak Hall, senior: Provided solid defense who also had two goals and two assists for the Eagles.
Defender: Hunter Eskew, P.K. Yonge, senior: Solid defender who had three goals and five assists for the Blue Wave.
Goalkeeper: Joan Negrete, Lafayette, senior: Superb defender in the goal for the Hornets who had 54 blocks and allowed just 12 goals.
Honorable mention: Fort White: Steve Giardina, senior, goalkeeper; Wyatt Kesead, sophomore, forward/midfielder; Brandon Harvey, freshman, defender; Newberry: Andrew Hill, senior, goalkeeper; Oak Hall: Elijah Eyerly, senior, defender/midfielder; Farooq Faisal, senior, forward; Jordan Katz, senior, midfielder; Dawson Kizzar, freshman, forward; Ernie Theurer, senior, midfielder/forward; P.K. Yonge: Khalil Caul, sophomore, forward; Obed Santana, junior, defender; Decker Herring, sophomore, midfielder; Rio Asch, senior, forward; Derek Ward, senior, defender; St. Francis: Joseph Sansalone, junior, midfielder; Alejandro Sarabia, junior, defender; John Bell Higgins, senior, goal keeper/midfielder; William Norris, senior, defender.
Coach of the Year: Ron Messick, Eastside
Led the Rams to their third straight regional final, another district title and a 20-6 record. In facing an even tougher district this season, dropping from 3A to 2A, beat rival Keystone Heights in the district final (1-0) and regional semifinal (2-1). Indians coach Trevor Waters, whose team went unbeaten in the district during the regular season, and Lafayette first-year coach Shawn Jackson were also considered.
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 correspondent John Boothe and 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.
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