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HS Boys: Fall All-America

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: July 21, 2015

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Forwards

Jordan Kleyn, Avon (Avon, Ind.), Sr., Indiana

Although a forward, Kleyn took on more of a set-up role in 2014, scoring 14 goals and assisting on 17. The Indiana-bound senior was involved in more than 100 career goals (57 scored, 49 assists) while helping Avon to a 66-13-8 record. 

Tresor Mbuyu, Garinger (Charlotte, N.C.), Sr., Liberty

The North Carolina State Player of the Year netted a staggering 56 goals during his senior season. In only two years of high school play, Mbuyu scored 91 goals and added 37 assists. 

Edward Opoku, Millbrook School (Millbrook, N.Y.), Sr., Virginia

A native of Accra, Ghana, where he attended the Right to Dream Academy, brought his dazzingly style to the U.S., and he scored 85 career high school goals. Opoku was uncommitted until after an MVP performance at the High School All-American Game sparked national recruiting interest. 

Midfielders

Corban Anderson, Granite Bay (Granite Bay, Calif.), Sr., Washington

Anderson was a two-time Sierra Foothill League MVP. He guided Granite Bay to a section semifinal appearance in 2014, and a 19-2 record. He facotred in 15 goals. Anderson also was named co-MVP for the West in the High School All-American Game. 

Anderson Asiedu, St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.), Sr., Monmouth

2014 was a championship year for Asiedu, a former US Soccer Residency member. He helped PDA win the Development Academy Under-18 national title in July, then followed that up by leading St. Benedict's Prep to a 26th straight stte title and a SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 ranking for the fall. Asiedu, a defensive midfielder, scored the lone goal in St. Benedict's 1-0 state final win over Peddie School.  

Jack Harrison, Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.), Sr., Wake Forest

Harrison, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year, had 16 goals and 27 assists while leading Berkshire School to a third straight NEPSAC Class A title and third straight Prep Top 10 No. 1 finish. Harrison was selected as the Boston Glove All-Scholastic Prep School Offensive Player of the Year. 

Kaan Ilgin, Mattituck (Mattituck, N.Y.), Sr., Signed pro

Ilgin, who moved to the U.S. from Turkey five years ago, delivered 20 goals and 12 assists, pushing his career totals to 56 and 67, while leading Mattituck to the New York Class B state title. Ilgin backed out of an NCAA Division I commitment to pursue a professional career, signing with the New York Cosmos and playing the spring in the NPSL. 

Connor Smith, McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.), Sr., Maryland

The two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year contributed 23 goals and 21 assists as McDonogh posted a 19-1 record. He was part of the McDonogh team that posted a perfect record in 2013 to finish No. 1 in the SIMA FAB 50 fall rankings. 

Defenders

Francis Atuahene, Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.), Sr., Michigan

The of the nation's top prospects also was among the most versatile. Atuahene spent time as defender and forward during the season, and did the same in the High School All-American Game, where he scored a goal then retreted to a defensive role for the rest of the match, where he was named the East MVP. He ended with more than 40 career goals and 25 assists in high school. 

Dalton Souder, Lee's Summit (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Sr., Furman

Souder was named the Missouri Class 4 Defender of the Year after helping Lee's Summit to a 21-3 record and the Class 4 state title. He was a two-time first-team all-state selection, and contributed 15 goals and eight assists as a senior. 

A. Mickey Watson, South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.), Sr., Loyola (MD)

Watson is a physically imposing defender who played a key role as South Kent School won the NEPSAC Class B title. Watson is a two-time selection to the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association first team. He scored three goals and handed out four assists. 

Goalkeeper

Scott Forbes, Delbarton School (Morristown, N.J.), Sr., Penn

Forbes set a New Jersey state record with 1,559 consecutive shutout minutes, a stretch that started in 2013 and finished in 2014. The senior anchored a defense that has helped Delbarton to three straight state titles. 

Coach of the Year

Don Brock, Needham (Needham, Mass.) 

Brock walked away as a champion, and deservedly so. The all-time winningest high school coach in Massachusetts announced his retirement in March, just months after guiding Needham to a fifth state title. The 78-year-old Brock started Needham's program in 1961, moved to another school for a year and returned to Needham for a run that lasted more than 50 years. He retires with a career record of 696-180-127. His teams won 20 conference titles, 15 sectional title, 10 Eastern Mass titles and five state titles. 

Fall Player of the Year

Jack Harrison, Berkshire School

 

TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM FALL ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM 

F Christopher Brennan Copley (Copley, Ohio) Jr.  
F David Coly Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, Pa.) Sr. Washington
F Brian Hawkins Notre Dame (Lawrence Township, N.J.) Sr.  Rutgers
F Clayton Sparks Jacksonville (Jacksonville, N.C.) Sr. NC State
MF Tyler Gabarra Broadneck (Annapolis, Md.) Sr. NC State
MF DeJuan Jones East Lansing (East Lansing, Mich.) Sr. Michigan State
MF Robbie Mertz Upper St. Clair (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Sr. Michigan
MF Sam Stockton Louisville Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) Sr. Indiana
D Michael DeShields McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.) Jr. Wake Forest
D Daniel Figarella John Jay-EF (East Fishkill, N.Y.) Sr.  Monmouth
Prosper Figbe Loomis Chaffee (Windsor, Conn.) Jr. South Florida
GK Luc Barbe Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.) Sr.  Army
 
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