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.
Frankie de la Camara
School: Belen Jesuit Prep (Miami)
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.
School: Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
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.
School: Washington-Lee (Arlington, Va.)
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.
School: Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)
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.
School: St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)
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.
School: Milton Academy (Milton, Mass.)
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.
School: River Bluff (Lexington, S.C.)
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.
School: Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
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.
School: McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
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.
School: Christian Brothers College (St. Louis)
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).
School: South Kent School (Kent, Conn.)
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.