Division 2 state champion Mason, Division 3 runner-up Williamston and Lansing Christian lead the area in players recognized on all-state teams selected by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Williamston had an area-best seven players named all-state in Division 3, while Mason and Lansing Christian each had five players honored. A total of 32 mid-Michigan players were honored on the MHSSCA all-state teams.
Lansing Christian, which spent most of the season ranked No. 1 in Division 4, had three players named first team all-state. Senior goalkeeper Chase Hansen and senior midfielders Jacob Lyon and Alex McDowell each were first team selections in Division 4 for the Pilgrims.
Mason and Williamston also had two players selected first team all-state. Senior defender John Kingman and senior midfielder Leutrim Shefkiu were Mason’s first-team selections, while senior forward Brian Ganton and senior midfielder Josh Ward were the first team honorees for Williamston.
East Lansing senior midfielder Zach Lane was the only other mid-Michigan player named first team all-state and was honored in Division 2.
Joining Ganton and Ward among Williamston’s seven all-state selections were Eric Oesterle, Ian Petri, Jacob Chisholm, Connor Porrell and Caleb Schuiteman. Holden Dippel, Christian Jordan and Lirim Shefkiu were also honored from Mason and Noah Usiak and Preston Granger were Lansing Christian’s other all-state selections.
Lane was joined by three other East Lansing players – Chris Wallace, Sam Lebbie and Ian Carroll – on the Division 2 all-state team.
Here’s a complete look at the mid-Michigan players named all-state.
Andre Garcia, Okemos defender (senior)
Cole Goatley, Okemos forward (senior)
Zach Lane, East Lansing midfielder (senior)
John Kingman, Mason defender (senior)
Leutrim Shefkiu, Mason midfielder (senior)
Nate Foddrill, DeWitt midfielder (senior)
Chris Wallace, East Lansing goalkeeper (senior)
Holden Dippel, Mason midfielder (senior)
Sam Lebbie, East Lansing forward (junior)
Eric DesChenes, DeWitt midfielder (senior)
Ian Carroll, East Lansing forward (senior)
Torsten Holland, Haslett midfielder (senior)
Christian Jordan, Mason forward (senior.)
Lirim Shefkiu, Mason defender (junior)
Brian Ganton, Williamston forward (senior)
Josh Ward, Willamston midfielder (senior)
Brevan Bender, Alma forward (senior)
Eric Oesterle, Williamston defender (senior)
Ian Petri, Williamston goalkeeper (senior)
Jacob Phillips, Lansing Catholic defender (senior)
Jacob Chisholm, Williamston midfielder (senior)
Adam Moeggenborg, Alma defender (senior)
Remy Collard, Lansing Catholic midfielder (junior)
Connor Porrell, Williamston midfielder (senior)
Caleb Schuiteman, Williamston defender (senior)
Chase Hansen, Lansing Christian goalkeeper (senior)
Jacob Lyon, Lansing Christian midfielder (senior)
Alex McDowell, Lansing Christian midfielder (senior)
Noah Usiak, Lansing Christian midfielder (junior)
Daniel Hartman, Dansville forward (junior)
Jordan Dittrich, Laingsburg midfielder (senior)
Preston Granger, Lansing Christian defender (junior)
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