2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Soccer Teams

2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Soccer Teams

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2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Soccer Teams

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The 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Soccer Teams were selected by USA TODAY High School Sports based on performance, level of competition and strength of schedule. This is the inaugural ALL-USA team in boys soccer and includes players from fall, winter or spring seasons.

New Jersey leads the team with three selections. Highlighted by Player of the Year Esteban Calvo, Florida joins California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania with two picks each. Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin all claim one spot.

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ALL-USA Boys Soccer: Second Team

ALL-USA Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Esteban Calvo, Montverde Academy (Fla.)

ALL-USA Boys Soccer Coach of the Year: Mike Gorni, Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)

FIRST TEAM

Frankie de la Camara
School: Belen Jesuit Prep (Miami)
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Height: 6-2
College: Penn State
Noteworthy: It was a dominant season from start to finish for de la Camara, who notched a hat trick in Belen Jesuit’s 5-2 win over Gulf Coast (Naples, Fla.)  in the Florida Class 4A state title game. The state’s Mr. Soccer winner, de la Camara concluded the Wolverines’ unbeaten season with 59 goals and 17 assists.

Garrett McLaughlin 2_CREDIT_Cindy Ritchie Photography

Garrett McLaughlin (Photo: Cindy Ritchie Photography)

Garrett McLaughlin
School: Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Height: 6-1
College: SMU
Noteworthy: McLaughlin scored 36 goals and dished out 17 assists as Heritage Hall completed a perfect 17-0 season with its third Oklahoma Class 5A state championship in four seasons. McLaughlin tallied four goals and three assists in the Chargers’ four-game postseason run to the title.

Lucas Mendes (Photo: Gatorade)

Lucas Mendes (Photo: Gatorade)

Lucas Mendes
School: Washington-Lee (Arlington, Va.)
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Height: 5-5
College: Virginia
Noteworthy: Mendes scored 21 goals and passed for 12 assists, leading Washington-Lee to the Virginia Group 6A state championship. Mendes won Gatorade National Player of the Year honors and attended a training camp with the U.S. Soccer Under-20 Men’s National team in January.

Evan Vare
School: Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Height: 5-8
College: Lafayette
Noteworthy: Vare was a dominant force from the very first game for Central Bucks East, leading the Patriots to a perfect 26-0 season and the Pennsylvania Class AAA state championship. Vare finished the year with 42 goals and 13 assists, including a goal and assist in a 2-0 win over Seneca Valley (Harmony, Pa.) in the state final.

Johnny Antunes (Photo: St. Benedicts Prep)

Johnny Antunes (Photo: St. Benedict’s Prep)

Johnny Antunes
School: St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Height: 5-7
College: Monmouth
Noteworthy: Antunes led St. Benedict’s to its 27th straight New Jersey Prep A state title. A center-of-the-park facilitator, Antunes tallied five goals and 19 assists for the Gray Bees, who finished a perfect 18-0 and were co-No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Fall Super 25 Rankings.

Luca Levee (Photo: Evan Scales)

Luca Levee (Photo: Evan Scales)

Luca Levee
School: Milton Academy (Milton, Mass.)
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Height: 6-0
College: Maryland
Noteworthy: Levee was the man in the middle for Milton, which at 22-0 completed the first perfect season in the 67-year history of the fiercely competitive Independent School League. Levee finished the year with 13 goals and nine assists, scoring an insurance goal in the Mustangs’ 2-0 win over Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, Mass.) in the New England Prep Class A championship game.

Marcelo Malpartida (Photo: GoFlashWin.com)

Marcelo Malpartida (Photo: GoFlashWin.com)

Marcelo Malpartida
School: River Bluff (Lexington, S.C.)
Position: Midfielder
Year: Junior
Height: 5-7
College: College of Charleston
Noteworthy: The ultimate playmaker, Malpartida dished out 25 assists as River Bluff won the South Carolina Class 4A state title in the school’s third year of existence. Malpartida scored one goal on the season, the lone tally in a 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) in the state quarterfinals.

Esteban Calvo CREDIT Montverde (waiting approval)

Esteban Calvo (Photo: Montverde Academy)

Esteban Calvo
School: Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Position: Defender
Year: Senior
Height: 6-0
College: Florida International
Noteworthy: The Costa Rica native led a defense that allowed just four goals in 23 games as Montverde finished the season 19-0 to claim the top spot in the USA TODAY Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Winter Super 25 Rankings and earn American Family Insurance ALL-USA Player of the Year honors.

Michael DeShields (Photo: McDonogh soccer)

Michael DeShields (Photo: McDonogh soccer)

Michael DeShields
School: McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
Position: Defender
Year: Senior
Height: 6-1
College: Wake Forest
Noteworthy: A rock for McDonogh, DeShields led a defense that produced 13 clean sheets and allowed just 10 goals during a 21-0-1 season that culminated with a Maryland MIAA Class A state championship. DeShields chipped in offensively with nine goals and four assists.

AJ Palazzolo (Photo: STLhighschoolsports.com)

AJ Palazzolo (Photo: STLhighschoolsports.com)

AJ Palazzolo
School: Christian Brothers College (St. Louis)
Position: Defender
Year: Senior
Height: 5-11
College: Indiana
Noteworthy: Named the 2015 National High School Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Palazzolo led a CBC defense that recorded 17 shutouts in 29 games and reached the Missouri Class 4, District 4 Tournament final, falling to eventual state runner-up DeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis).

Detre Bell (Photo: David Spagnolo)

Detre Bell (Photo: David Spagnolo)

Detre Bell
School: South Kent School (Kent, Conn.)
Position: Goalkeeper
Year: Senior
Height: 5-11
College: Connecticut
Noteworthy: Bell recorded 14 shutouts and allowed just three goals as South Kent completed a perfect season with the New England Prep Class B title. Bell is the starting goalie for the Bermuda Under-20 Men’s National Team and has also made an appearance with the full national team.

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