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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
From the Mag: Arizona’s All-State soccer team

By By Christopher Parish

The Arizona All-State soccer team will be unveiled in our October issue of the magazine. But if you haven't seen it yet, here's who we picked as the top players in the state.

STARTING 11
Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Colby Carr , Kofa, Senior, None
Helped lead Yuma school to 5A-I state semifinals last season
[F] Vladislav Kalinteev, Saguaro, Senior, Nomads SC
Tallied 16 goals and 11 assists for the Sabercats last winter
[F] Riggs Lennon, Brophy Prep, Junior, Sereno SC
Star striker was last year’s All-Arizona POY by The Arizona Republic
[MF] Mike Costello, Northwest Christian, Senior, None
Named The Arizona Republic Small School Player of the Year
[MF] Charlie Dukes, Gilbert, Senior, None
Led the Tigers to the 5A-I state semifinals last season
[MF] Keifer Dunham, Fountain Hills, Senior, Nomads SC
Multi-talented midfielder earned numerous accolades last year
[MF] Tejas Narkhede, Mountain Pointe, Senior, Sereno SC
Earned All-East Valley Tribune honors after stellar junior season
[MF] Cesar Sandoval, Desert Vista, Senior, Gilbert Arsenal
Named to All-City and All-Fiesta Region teams last year
[D] Tyler James, Catalina Foothills, Senior, None
All-Arizona defender led Foothills to the 4A-I state title
[D] Tyler Scrivner, Arcadia, Senior, None
Still managed eight goals despite playing from the back line
[GK] Nate Sundermeier, Brophy Prep, Senior, Nomads SC
Posted 16 shutouts for state champion Broncos last season

OTHER TOP PLAYERS
Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Albon Gbapou, Palo Verde, Senior, Real Salt Lake Ac.
Native of South Africa has a lethal shot from distance
[F] Francisco Lopez, Glendale, Senior, None
Has nose for the net; he tallied 29 goals on 112 shots last season
[F] Cole Nagy, Vista Grande, Senior, Real Salt Lake Ac.
UCLA recruit taking year off from HS team to focus on club soccer
[F] Jeremy Steiner, Tolleson, Junior, Sereno SC
A dangerous scorer during club or high school season
[MF] Trey Cavanaugh, Blue Ridge, Senior, Mountain United
Scored 26 goals last season; enters senior season with 53 in career
[MF] Mason Robertson, Pinnacle, Senior, Sereno SC
Was offered a pro contract at age 15 by Reading FC of England
[MF] Adrian Rodriguez, Phoenix Central, Junior, Sereno SC
Star club player capable of playing any position on the field
[MF] Jorge Zavala, Yuma Catholic, Senior, Chivas USA Ac.
Posted 11 goals and added 19 assists for the Shamrocks last year
[D] Kelvin Fares, Mesa Mountain View, Senior, Nomads SC
Shut-down defenseman earned Arizona Republic Class 5A honors
[D] Bryce Terrill, Desert Mountain, Senior, Sereno SC
Back-line stalwart headed to Columbia next season
[GK] Kyle Jackson, Chaparral, Senior, Sereno SC
One of the most sure-handed keepers on the club circuit

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Arizona who are projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are comprised of high school players as well as club-only players.