SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- As a final salvo to the Lotto Sport Western Showcase, TopDrawerSoccer offers its Best XI from the eight-team event that featured five nationally ranked programs.
Servite (Calif.) entered the tournament as the highest ranked team -- then No. 5 in the FAB 50, and came away as the champion, handling Auburndale (Fla.) 5-0 in the final. Five teams from the event remain in this week's FAB 50, but only Servite in the Top 25 and San Clemente (Calif.) enters the rankings following a third-place finish while Watsonville is out after a seventh-place finish.
F Cade Fuller, Servite (Calif.), Jr.: Big, strong, athletic, Fuller delivered his best outing in the final, where he scored two goals.
F Oliver Meza, Paramount (Calif.), Sr.: Meza scored Paramount's only goal during a fourth-place finish.
M Noah Sims, Auburndale (Fla.), Jr.: Sims was the standout performer with a high work rate for second-place Auburndale.
M Marc Trejo, Servite (Calif.), Sr.: Dominated midfield play as Servite went 3-0 and outscored opponents 10-1.
D Corbin Mercado, Servite (Calif.), Sr., Loyola Marymount: One of the nation's top offensive-minded defenders. He finished with three goals while anchoring a defense that allwoed one goal in three matches.
Others Who Impressed
F Erik Herrera, [Watsonville ca-w] (Calif.), Sr.
F Dante Lavgine, Auburndale (Fla.), Jr.
F Zuriel Silva, Servite (Calif.), Jr.
D Alex La Brie, Servite, Sr.
D Vladimir Mendoza, Watsonville (Calif.), Sr.