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Boys soccer: All-area team, Northwest

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  • Albert Arabik

    Albert Arabik

  • Jonathan Arzeta

    Jonathan Arzeta

  • Enrique Avellaneda

    Enrique Avellaneda

  • John Cappuccitti

    John Cappuccitti

  • Kyle Clancy

    Kyle Clancy

  • Mike D'Acquisto

    Mike D'Acquisto

  • Pat Deroche

    Pat Deroche

  • Nate Dolan

    Nate Dolan

  • Kou Glaser

    Kou Glaser

  • Giovanni Garcia

    Giovanni Garcia

  • Jose Garcia

    Jose Garcia

  • Connor Hennelly

    Connor Hennelly

  • Chase Hermanson

    Chase Hermanson

  • Luis Herrera

    Luis Herrera

  • Nelson Herrera

    Nelson Herrera

  • Michael Kaczor

    Michael Kaczor

  • Kevin Klinkenberg

    Kevin Klinkenberg

  • Nate Laude

    Nate Laude

  • Marino Lopez

    Marino Lopez

  • Kyle Leber

    Kyle Leber

  • Zach Masciopinto

    Zach Masciopinto

  • Cristian Michalowski

    Cristian Michalowski

  • Spencer Moore

    Spencer Moore

  • Logan Morris

    Logan Morris

  • Giles Phillips

    Giles Phillips

  • Manny Pillado

    Manny Pillado

  • Connor Reynolds

    Connor Reynolds

  • Alan Santana

    Alan Santana

  • Allan Santiaguillo

    Allan Santiaguillo

  • Jonathan Schmitz

    Jonathan Schmitz

  • Campbell White

    Campbell White

  • Nick Winter

    Nick Winter

  • Ethan Wolf

    Ethan Wolf

By Mike Garofola
Daily Herald Correspondent

Player School

Enrique Avellaneda Rolling Meadows

The Mustangs became highly dependent on this big, strong center back, who was a key figure during the best season yet for coach Peter Mikulak. "Enrique helped stabilize and organize our defense to help make it one of our strengths, but it was his 1v1 defending and ability to know when to add pressure in a double team that was really impressive." Terrific both in the air and on the ground, strong in the tackle, and with a powerful left foot, this first-time all-MSL junior never let his attacking instincts affect the defensive side of his game. Finished with 3goals, 4 assists.

Arthur Arabik Leyden

The future is bright for this super soph whose breakout rookie season saw the rangy striker score 16 times and net all-sectional honors. He followed up this fall with a sparkling second year which included 15 goals, 7 assists and and several postseason honors, including being recognized as a first-time all-area and all-state player. "Albert is one of those special players that sees the game at a different level than most, and is able to use his 6-2 frame, terrific speed and technical ability to be a dangerous scoring threat every time he touches the ball," says his coach, Mark Valintis. Always ready to pounce as soon as opportunity knocks, Arabik also garnered a spot on the all-WSC team.

Jonathan Arzeta Elk Grove

The tremendous talent of the Grens' leading scorer could take the spirit right out of an opponent, as his electric runs were nothing short of sensational at times and helped him finish up with 16 goals this season and 25 during his career. "Despite all the attention he received from our opponents, Johnny's tenacity and fire shined through as he help propel the team in the offensive third, while giving us a major presence up top as he plays nearly 80 minutes each time out," says Grens coach Rob Shepard. His low center of gravity helped ensure the senior was always in control, and his willingness to take risks helped make him a dangerous presence whenever near the area. Set program record for points in a season (36) following his second all-MSL award, which came along with first-time all-sectional and all-area selections.

John Cappuccitti Hersey

There are few who can match this all-state forward for presence and all-around effectiveness, and his ability and desire to play the game harder than anyone else. "Nobody enjoys playing the game more than John, but just as important, he understands his place as our leader and captain, and he's led the way by rising up during important games by making big plays that help bring us back in games,," says coach Darren Llewellyn. The always-smiling, Loyola-bound two-time all-area star boasts an outstanding all-around game, and his awareness, distribution, and accurate finishing power were all essential to the Huskies' equilibrium. Scored 20 times this season (26 in his career) along with 7 assists (16 career), but those number barely begin to measure the true value of this two-time all-MSL, all-sectional standout.

Kyle Clancy Palatine

One of the most balanced fullbacks in the game, this four-year starter, two-time all-area choice and Pirates team captain was a model player who leaves behind a legacy of brilliant play and leadership as he heads to the University of Dubuque next fall. "Kyle reads the game better than anyone I've coached from the sweeper position, including our former 2005 all-state player, Justin Vanderhayden," says Palatine coach Wilie Filian. "The respect that he's earned comes from his daily high work rate, willingness to compete during training and in games, his ability to go 80-plus minutes, and all the while. providing positive support and reinforcement of his teammates. He is a tremendous leader and young man." Finished with 13 goals (including 7 PK conversions) and 18 assists to go along with all-state and Mid-Suburban West player of the year honors.

Mike D'Acquisto Rolling Meadows

The Mustangs' two-year captain led by example with a strong work ethic to become one of the best all-around players in the MSL this fall. Capable of setting the tempo with his work rate, energy and pace, coach Peter Mikulak saw great value in having this first-time all-area midfielder line up on the outside. "With his quickness and speed on the ball," said Mikulak, "Mike would start our attack on the flank, beat defenders around the corner, create for others, or crash the net and score for us as well." This 80 minute box-to-box player and two-year starter possesses a never-say-die spirit and attitude, and was voted all-MSL and all-sectional after his 8-goal (14 career), and 5-assist (7) season.

Pat Deroche Barrington

Although called upon to make fewer saves than most, this keeper had the kind of extreme concentration that is rarely seen. The two-year starter instills a calmness in his first-class backline. Barrington has allowed just 11 goals this season, of which 7 came under Deroche's watch. "Pat is as steady and composed as they come, and in my opinion, one of the finest shot-stoppers the area has seen in awhile," says coach Scott Steib. "He's really settled in as a key component to our stingy defense, and it's great to have a keeper you can lean on when needed." An important presence between the sticks for the MSL West champs, the junior is reliable in a one-on-one, and always willing to come out and smother trouble. All told, has 22 shutouts (12.5 this season) and a 0.55 goals against for this all-MSL, all-sectional first-timer who netted all-state acclaim for his efforts.

Nathan Dolan Fremd

Followed up strong 2012 season to anchor a stingy Vikings defense and became an even more impressive holding midfielder for coach Steve Keller with his link-up play, willingness to work the channels, go forward, score, and all of this with an extremely high work rate. "Nathan was our glue this season, playing with great intensity and passion, and setting an example for his teammates on how to conduct themselves. He was an absolute pleasure to coach," said Keller. The Vikings leading scorer with 10 goals (13 in his career) used his height and strength in the vertical game to control the middle of the park. His willingness to sacrifice set him apart from all others, according to his head coach. Two-year starter earned his first all-MSL, all-sectional and all-area awards.

Giovanni Garcia Elk Grove

The Grens captain earned a point in 67 percent of the games for regional champs and is the ultimate program leader, according to his head coach. "What made Gio even more special than his play, was his contribution to the program. He would speak to younger players, encourage varsity players to train during the offseason, and he was always positive and focused on what was good for the team, and not himself. As good as a player he is (he's) and even better person," said Rob Shepard. A tricky, clever player, with great control with the ball, and high work rate and drive, the three-year veteran offers sound distribution (10 assists) and wonderful industry to be the ideal engine in the Grens' attacking machine. With 9 goals this fall (and 11 goals and 22 assists in his career), Garcia is a two-time all-MSL choice and a first-time all-sectional midfielder.

Jose Garcia Wheeling

Thanks to Garcia's magnetic attraction to the ball and ability to occupy several defenders at the same time, the MSL champs became highly dependent upon on their all-state star, who created all kind of scoring chances, from just about anywhere on the pitch. "Jose is the most dynamic, dangerous and creative attacking player I've seen all year," says Wheeling coach Ed Uhrik of the 2013 Daily Herald all-area co-captain, and MSL East player of the year. "He's just a highlight reel just waiting to happen, and it is so much fun to watch him play." The Wildcats co-captain can attack from either wide positions or through the center with electric runs, making him an elusive presence every time he's on the ball. One of the best of all-time at Wheeling, the three-year star currently stands second all-time in scoring with 129 points and has been a part of 50 percent of the team's goals scored this season. He has 27 himself so far, including all 4 against Hersey is a 4-3 victory that helped cement the East title, and (5) from freekicks. Will play in college, but still undecided as to where.

Kou Glaser Rolling Meadows

The return of this junior after a year away with his club team was just what the doctor ordered for the Mustangs as he formed a strong partnership in the middle of the park with fellow all-area teammate (D'Acquisto) as well as Brett Gibson to give the club an imposing trio of attackers. "Kou has been able to give our team shape, and often times a sense of calm when we get a little too frantic," said coach Peter Mikulak. With an abundance of skill and trickery, this first-time all-MSL, sectional and all-area attacking midfielder uses his body well to win balls or glide past defenders to distribute or finish off chances. Totaled 14 goals and 4 assists this fall.

Tony Guzman Leyden

The Eagles two-time all-area midfielder is the model player: fast, strong on the ball, tactically aware, and has an all-around game to succeed at the highest levels since joining varsity three seasons ago. "Tony is a soccer player in every sense. He loves the game so much, is versatile, and is the ultimate team player who will do the dirty work in order to keep the team together and competitive," says coach Mark Valintis. Though taking on the role as more of a defensive midfielder in 2013, Guzman's value was noticed by others with all-WSC and all-sectonal honors. Carthage, Monmouth, Aurora, Dominican and NIU are potential landing spots. Ended up with 7 goals and 7 assists in his career.

Connor Hennelly Barrington

This accomplished two-year starter connected well with his forwards and displays a nice array of tricks and dribble moves, but he'll also defend with the best of them at a moment's notice. "Connor is a multi-faceted central midfielder who performs all the tasks of that position very well. He works and works in an effort to make the game very difficult for our opponents," says coach Scott Steib. A critical part of a successful three-year run for the Broncos, Hennelly he logged big minutes in every match. And the veteran spent a lot of time going box-to-box with boundless energy. Finished with 10 career goals and 5 assists while earning all-MSL and all-sectional honors.

Chase Hermanson Conant

This active two-year starter had a hand in half of the Cougars' goals this season, earning his his first all-MSL, all-sectional and all-area honors. "Chase had been our most consistent and dangerous player this year, and with his growth in confidence, he now looks to get to goal much more while also putting a lot of pressure on the back line of our opponents," said his coach, Jason Franco. The junior captain has pace to burn, and his forceful runs provide a great avenue in the attack -- not only for himself, but also for his teammates, who can occupy the space vacated by the opposition players trying to stop his mission forward. Also a solid defender, he finished with 7 goals, 2 assists.

Luis Herrera Wheeling

Pace, touch, evasive play and a deadly eye for the goal made this two-year starting striker a handful for any defense. Herrera provided the MSL champs with the kind of speed up top to open up space for others, while breaking down the opponent in their final third to create chances for himself. "Luis is so dangerous because he can outrun most defenders, yet still turn on a dime," said Wheeling coach Ed Uhrik. "Combined with a powerful shot he can unload quickly, he's proven to be a dangerous attacking player." Totaled 10 goals and 6 assists while earning his first all-MSL and all-area honors this fall.

Nelson Herrera Maine West

From the moment of his late-season call-up during his freshman year when he made an immediate impact in the Warriors' run to the supersectional, this four-year star shone brightly as he became one of the premier finishers in the state. "It has been a true pleasure to coach Nelson," said Maine West coach Alan Matan of his two-time all-state choice, who is also the co-captain of the all-area team along with Wheeling's Jose Garcia. "He makes playing soccer look effortless, and while he holds a quiet demeanor on and off the field, his passion and desire to play, score and win is fierce." The staggering numbers do not come close to the true value of the CSL North's player of the year. With 94 career goals and 38 this season, both program records, he added to his legacy this year by delivering four 4-goal games, and a pair of hat-tricks as well. The three-time all-CSL striker also had 28 assists in his career.

Michael Kaczor Hersey

Given license to roam at midfield while also drifting forward on occasion, Kaczor was one key to the Huskies' best offense in years. This two-year starter gave the Huskies a true attacking player in the middle to complement others around him. "We asked Michael to create, score goals, attack, track and defend, and he's done all of that and more," says coach Darren Llewellyn. Excellent skill and speed on the ball with either foot combined with sharp vision helped the all-MSL, all-sectional senior connect with his teammates to make something out of nothing. His 15 goals and 10 assists were key in the Huskies' outstanding 14-win season.

Kevin Klinkenberg St. Viator

Lions long-time head coach Mike Taylor said his fondness for the Lions captain is strong, despite the tenuous relationship the two had at times during the past two seasons. "I was hard on Klinky, and at times he gave it back to me, but I stayed on him because there was so much talent to bring out of him. His future is so bright, once he grows into his body and realizes how good of a player he can be. But I am sure going to miss him next year." Bustling energy made him outstanding on the counter. Excellent passing skills helped the two-year starter and three-year veteran develop a terrific all-around game, which helped lead the club to a Class 2A third-place state finish last season and an ESCC co-championship this fall. This all-ESCC, all-sectional first-timer also contributed 5 goals, 5 assists this fall.

Nathan Laude Wheeling

Came back from missing all of last year due to recovery from a stomach tumor to become one of the best defenders in the area while leading his program to its first MSL title. "Pure and simple, Nathan is an exceptional athletic and leader, but also a tremendous young man," says coach Ed Uhrik. "He's the best on-field captain I've ever coached. His mere presence has been vital to our sucess, and game after game, opposing coaches tell me so afterwards." Laude personally solved Wheeling defensive issues from the previous year, as the Wildcats went from allowing 50 goals in 2012 to just 13 this fall. The defensive contribution of this all-sectional, all-MSL can not be overstated, as his never-say-die attitude, tackling genius and ability to join the attack were all keys to Wheeling's success.

Kyle Leber Palatine

A veteran of three varsity seasons, the Pirates co-captain was a key figure in the run to a 2012 MSL championship, and his continued high level of work figured in the dozens of victories he oversaw. "He reads the play with outstanding accuracy and has been a coach on the field along with (Kyle) Clancy. He is a true testament to the fact that quality goalkeeping doesn't require a 6-foot-plus frame," says coach Willie Filian. "His leadership and ability to keep us in games has translated to countless victories during his career here." Leber always instilled confidence in his back line and didn't hesitate to put his body on the line as a superb and fearless shot-stopper. The two-time all-area, and all-sectional choiced commanded respect in his box, and the results were clear: 28 career shutouts, 10 this year. Twice named all-MSL.

Marino Lopez Wheeling

Thrived in role of defensive midfielder for the MSL champs. The value of this talented all-around player came to light when he missed the last two weeks of the regular season; during that span the Cats allowed 9 of their 13 goals. "Marino is a fierce, physical player who dominated his area in the air and on the floor while showing terrific soccer IQ in the organization of our central midfielders," says coach Ed Uhrik. A master a keeping his position in front of the back line, he proved a key figure in the Cats' record-setting defensive performance while also showing he can manuever out of tight situations and play simply to his teammates. Missed all of last season with a torn ACL, but came back to win all-MSL and all-sectional honors. Finished with 4 goals this fall, and 7 in his career.

Zach Masciopinto Buffalo Grove

All-out intensity and high work rate set this two-year starter apart from others. He could play anywhere across the front, operating as a central midfielder and creating chances for others, or taking care of business himself with one of his team-high 7 goals this fall. "Zach's relentless style of play has earned him plenty of respect from his teammates, and each day, he continually demonstrates great skill, an understanding of the game, and a fitness level second to none that shows why he's our leader and, captain," said Bison coach Rick Carlson. This 80-minute warrior earned his first all-MSL, and all-area honors. He's scored 15 goals in two seasons.

Cristian Michalowski Schaumburg

This three-year starter missed nearly all of last season with an injury but bounced back to finish up in fine fashion, earning his second all-area honor to go along with a pair of all-MSL and all-sectional selections. "Cristian is clearly one of the best defenders in our area -- he's athletic, one of the best in 1v1 defending, and was one of the top defenders I've had in my program," says coach Hamid Mehreioskouei. A fierce competitor, the Saxons captain is disciplined while still capable of effectively marauding forward when the time is right. Can deliver piercing balls out of the back, and is a free kick specialist when needed.

Spencer Moore St. Viator

A variety of nagging injuries kept this two-time all-stater from more impressive individual numbers, but there was plenty more to his game that just statistics. "Spence had four great years with us, helped lead us to a state trophy last season, 70 wins, 3 ESCC titles, and two regional championships, and gave us just about everything he could during his team with the ballclub, including scoring more goals if we asked him to," says coach Mike Taylor. Came through with 10 goals and 28 assists over the past two seasons thanks to dazzling dribbling which allowed him to shake off defenders and eke out operating space. Both Knox College (Ill.) and Lawrence University (Wis.) are potential landing spots for the three-time all-ESCC Lions captain, who was later named his conference's player of the year alongside teammate Kevin Klinkenberg.

Logan Morris Barrington

A whirlwind of activity, this energetic two-year all-MSL player added that extra dimension needed to help lead the Broncos to the MSL West crown this season. "Logan was a tremendous leader and player for us this year, whose technical and possession skills and ability to distribute were among the best in the area," says coach Scott Steib. Morris operates well behind strikers, flourishes in space and has a creative flair. His well-rounded game allowed the senior to excel in all phases and on both sides of the ball. Finished with 5 goals (10 in his career) and earned his first all-sectional honor.

Manny Pillado Elk Grove

Another in the new breed of back-line stars who can fiercely defend, yet dazzle on the dribble as if he were a playmaker. "Working with several newcomers this year, Manny was the glue that held it all together as he consistently organized and orchestrated the back line," says coach Rob Shepard, who felt his captain was an extension of the coaching staff on the pitch. Delivered accurate free kicks and service out of the back and was impressive in the air. Played with pace and confidence, helping him to his second all-MSL honor and first all-sectional selections.

Connor Reynolds Hersey

Embraced his role to become a real impact player. This defensive midfielder used lightning quick reactions and calm command to help disrupt the opponent's attack. "He's played just about everywhere, but with Connor, it's all about what's best for the team, and his ability to read the game, play our system, and understand what his position is all about has made him a major figure for us this season," says coach Darren Llewellyn. Reynolds took a year off last season to focus on swimming, where he also excelled. This all-MSL, all-area senior is stealthy in the tackle but also valuable in the attack, providing 8 assists, including 7 off his deadly long throws, while putting in 2 goals of his own.

Giles Phillips Barrington

Yet another big, well-built defensive midfielder, Phillips learned to haggle well with the best of the opposition. "Giles emerged from our squad early on to become a difference maker for us," says coach Scott Steib. "Our strongest and most physical player, he wins the aerial and 50-50 war, and really sets the tone for how we want to play." Tactically acute, this first-year starter is fearsome in the tackle, yet comfortable when going forward -- never, though, at the expense of his most valuable asset: defending and holding the middle. Scored a handful of game-winners during the Broncos' MSL West title run. Phillips also earned all-MSL, all-sectional recogntion in first full varsity year while finishing with 4 goals and 4assists.

Allan Santiaguillo Buffalo Grove

One of just a few holdovers from the Bison's 2012 championship club, this three-year starter was responsible for bringing together a novice back line and making them into a stingy group which recorded 8 shutouts and kept the team in every match it played. "Allan has been a huge part of our success over the past three seasons, and his athletecism, skill and understanding of the game allow him to play anywhere, but it's these last two years he's proven to be one of the best at his position," says coach Rick Carlson. Firm in the tackle, resourceful, and tactically aware, the Bison captain earned his second all-MSL award to go with his first all-sectional selection while sparking BG's deep postseason run.

Alan Santana Schaumburg

The Saxons captain's strong running from the left, coupled with a deadly finish and plenty of imagination with and without the ball, made him an easy choice for the all-area team. "Alan is a four-year player who is technically one of the best players in the MSL, who because of a need to take advantage of his versatility, wasn't able to really shine until this year," said coach Hamid Mehreioskouei. With the ability to finish with either foot while producing long-range passing, and well-paced corners, the veteran flashed deceptive pace, was strong in 1v1 situations, and a skillful defender leading him to first-time all-MSL and all-sectional honors. Finished with 9 goals and 4 assists this fall (with career totals of 19 and 21).

Jonathan Schmitz Maine West

The Warriors co-captain led a new back line this fall to become one the strengths of coach Alan Matan's team as Maine West developed into one of the tops clubs in the Central Suburban League. "John-O is our vocal leader, on and off the field, and he's provided the type of leadership that an inexperienced team like ours needed," says Matan. "His intensity, work ethic and tactical intelligence has been a great inspiration to all." Schmitz specialized in breaking up opposing attacks, but could also range forward to make numerous tackles and carry the ball through the midfield. The National Spanish Honor Society member and Purdue-bound engineering major also earned his first all-CSL North recognition this fall.

Campbell White Hersey

Coach Darren Llewellyns' biggest defensive talent was instrumental in the Huskies' exceptional regular season, capped by its regional title appearance last weekend against Lake Forest. "Campbell has been the backbone of our defense," his coach said. "He has excellent vision, can implement changes when asked, even within the flow of a hard fought game, and does it with so much composure and confidence." Strong on the ball and with terrific speed, White made it nearly impossible for opponents to score on balls put through. Heading the other direction, White was also capable of providing a wonderful long ball or initiating the attack with sharp but simply played passes. Figures to be the cornerstone of the Hersey defense next fall after earning first-time all-MSL and all-sectional honors.

Nick Winter St. Viator

One of the few blue-chip strikers in the area this season for the ESCC co-champs, this two-year starter and three-year varsity veteran was part of an attacking trio which included all-area selections Spencer Moore and Kevin Klinkenberg. Winter showed he fit right in with those two and actually proved to be the most effective scorer, with 18 goals this fall to give him a two-year total of 29. "Nick gives you goals, it's that simple," said coach Mike Taylor. "He was always in the right place at the right time, which is the mark of a good finisher, and even though he's not prone to the spectacular, he just always seemed to give us a goal when we needed one. He proved to our leader up top." The all-ESCC senior, who also captained the St. Viator lacrosse team, possessed an explosive right-footed finish and was a force in Lions set-piece opportunities.

Ethan Wolf St. Viator

No player progressed more in one season than the Lions captain, according to his coach, turning in a sensational season on both sides of the ball for the league co-champs. "To see where he was last year, and then one year later is remarkable," said coach Mike Taylor. "He's been a pleasant surprise to all of us as he's become our MVP along the back while contrbuting so much to our attack with his tremendous long-throwing ability." The senior deserved his high praise after becoming a shut-down defender, who owns quick feet, confidence in his tackling, and explosive work up the flank in his overlapping runs. Also a star volleyball player, the two-year starter earned first-time all-ESCC, and all-sectional honors, in addition to his spot on the all-area team after finishing with 6 goals and 10 assists.

All-area roster

Player School Yr. Pos.

Arthur Arabik Leyden So. F

Jonathan Arzeta Elk Grove Sr. F

Enrique Avellaneda Rolling Meadows Jr. D

John Cappuccitti Hersey Sr. F

Kyle Clancy Palatine Sr. D

Mike D'Acquisto Rolling Meadows Sr. MF

Pat Deroche Barrington Jr. GK

Nathan Dolan Fremd Sr. MF

Giovanni Garcia Elk Grove Sr. MF

*Jose Garcia Wheeling Sr. MF-F

Kou Glaser Rolling Meadows Jr. MF

Tony Guzman Leyden Sr. MF

Connor Hennelly Barrington Sr. MF

Chase Hermanson Conant Jr. MF

Luis Herrera Wheeling Sr. F

*Nelson Herrera Maine West Sr. F

Michael Kaczor Hersey Sr. MF

Kevin Klinkenberg St. Viator Sr. MF

Nathan Laude Wheeling Sr. D

Kyle Leber Palatine Sr. GK

Marino Lopez Wheeling Sr. DMF

Zach Masciopinto Buffalo Grove Jr. MF/F

Cristian Michalowski Schaumburg Sr. D

Spencer Moore St. Viator Sr. MF/F

Logan Morris Barrington Sr. MF

Manny Pallido Elk Grove Sr. D

Connor Reynolds Hersey Sr. DMF

Giles Phillips Barrington Jr. MF-D

Allan Santiaguillo Buffalo Grove Sr. D

Alan Santana Schaumburg Sr. F

Jonathan Schmitz Maine West Sr. D

Campbell White Hersey Jr. D

Nick Winter St. Viator Sr. F

Ethan Wolf St. Viator Sr. D

* All-area team co-captains

Special mention

Fabian Acosta (Wheeling, Jr., D), Tyler Anderson (Barrington, Jr., D), David Conrad (Barrington, Sr., F), Brandon Dos Santos (Conant, Sr., D), Gavin Falotico (Palatine, Jr., MF), Alonso Guerrero (Maine West, Sr., MF), Zach Gyuricza (St. Viator, Jr., F), Christian Hernandez (Leyden, Sr., MF), Miguel Lopez (Maine West, Sr., F), Tom Martin (St. Viator, Sr., GK), Patryk Openchowski (Conant, Sr., GK), Tomas Peleckas (Fremd, Jr., D), Alfredo Rocha (Wheeling, Sr., D), Zach Schoffstall (Fremd, Jr., F), David Zarate (Rolling Meadows, Jr., F).

Honorable mention

Travis Bennett (Christian Liberty Academy, Sr., D-MF), Kevin Burke (Palatine, Jr., D), Avery Chang (Elk Grove, Sr., D), Jack Cooney (Prospect, Sr., GK), Frank Estrada (Wheeling, Jr., MF), Kevin Flores (Leyden, Sr., MF), Jason Frenk (Barrington, Jr., D), Brett Gibson (Rolling Meadows, Jr., MF), Ryan Henry (St. Viator, Sr., MF), Sergio Hernandez (Palatine, Sr., F), Alex Herrera (Maine West, Sr., MF), Dino Kandelepes (Conant, Sr., MF), Austin Karr (Christian Liberty Academy, Sr., MF-GK), Mike Kotlyar (Buffalo Grove, Jr., MF), Konrad Kieruzal (Hoffman Estates, So., D-MF), Jessie Lopez (Schaumburg, So., MF), Ivan Mancilla (Wheeling, Sr., F), Kevin McMahon (St. Viator, Sr., MF), Alex Mueller (Hersey, Sr., D),Christian Peralta (Hoffman Estates, So., GK), Daniel Ramirez (Buffalo Grove, Sr., D), Danny Silva (Maine West, Jr., MF), Jon Smith (Fremd, Sr., MF-D), Jamie Tausend (Barrington, Sr., D), Alex Whiteman (Prospect, Jr., MF).

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