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.
COACH OF THE YEAR:
Name: Mike Gorni
School: Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)
Entering the 2015 fall season for Central Bucks East, Mike Gorni’s coaching resume was already filled to the brim: more than 350 career wins, 11 state playoff berths, State Coach of the Year, National Coach of the Year finalist.
And Gorni wasn’t just a successful high school coach. With club teams for Lehigh Valley United and FC Delco, he had won 27 state championships, reached 12 national final fours and won the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer national title.
The only thing missing from the resume was a high school state championship. Not only did the Patriots deliver that to Gorni in his 21st and final season with CB East, they made sure the entire season was perfect from start to finish.
Starting with a 5-0 win against Spring-Ford (Royersford, Pa.) in early September and ending with a 2-0 victory against Seneca Valley (Harmony, Pa.) on a cold night in late November, the Patriots completed a 26-0 season and delivered Gorni his first state title in his final game.
Evan Vare made sure of it. The senior forward tallied a goal and an assist in that 2-0 state title game win, completing a season in which he won Gatorade State Player of the Year honors with 42 goals and 13 assists. The Patriots also received a huge effort from senior goalie Austin Prime, who was spectacular in the title game with six saves.
“The main objective was to win it for coach in his last season,” Vare told Pennlive.com.