Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: October 25, 2016
More than 300 fall-playing high school boys players made the cut for the TeamSnap All-America Watch List.
This list is tweaked and updated every week throughout the fall high school season, which runs until Thanksgiving week. Players, through coaches recommendations and TopDrawerSoccer staff observations, will be added each week to the list as performances warrant. The only players that will be removed from the list will be athletes who are no longer playing high school soccer or sustain a season-ending injury that will take them out of all-state consideration.
Here are some recent top performances from players on the TeamSnap All-America Watch List:
- Ibrahima Diop, Pennington School (Pennington, N.J.), Jr., F/MF: Diop is an emerging star in New Jersey soccer. The highly coveted attacking player had 20 goals in Pennington's 9-0-2 start, including four hat tricks.
- Tahzeiko Harris, South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.), Sr., D: Harris checks in at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds and is dominating and imposing on the field. He's capable of playing side-to-side in the back, and is dangerous on set pieces in the box. Harris has visited some of the programs in the country and soon will offer a decision.
- Sean Murray, Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Scotch Plains, N.J.), Sr., GK: Scotch Plains has shook off a pair of early losses and is looking like the state title threat that was expected in the preseason. Murray, who has committed to Monmouth, has 10 shutouts.
- Kelby Phillips, Springfield (Ill.), Jr., MF: The record-setting junior has a reported career assist total well over 100, with another season to play. You can check out some video highlights from this all-state performer.
- Charles Touche, Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque, N.M.), Sr., F: Although Albuquerque Academy isn't having quite the blockbuster season it experienced last year, Touche has certainly delivered. The Cornell commit has scored 35 goals this season.
NOTE: The fall All-America watch list includes only players from high school teams that compete during the fall season. The Winter All-America watch list will be released in November, and the Spring All-America watch list will follow in February.