High-SchoolColorado: All-State Teams

ESPNHS names the Colorado all-state baseball team

March, 1, 2012
ESPNHS has announced its preseason all-state baseball teams, so feel free to start debating the Colorado selections.

It's no surprise that players like Highlands Ranch's Ryan Burr or Liberty's Brent Williams are on our squad. But take a look at who else made the team, and then reach out on Twitter @CParishESPN to tell us who you think should have made the cut.

Click here for the Colorado All-State baseball team.

Click here to check out the other states across the country.

All-State hoops: Colorado

November, 8, 2011
See all 51 All-State teams

With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Colorado.

We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included a whole lot of others who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these preseason selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.

For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Colorado, click here.

First Team

G: Dominique Collier, Denver East, 6-1/145, Sophomore
Named to U16 National Team and averaged 16.8 points per game last season.

G: Tanner Samson, Regis Jesuit, 6-4/180, Senior
Samson is this year’s go-to option for three-time defending 5A state champs.

F: Wesley Gordon, Sierra, 6-8/220, Senior
This elite shot blocker has committed to Colorado.

F: Kaleib Rodriguez, ThunderRidge, 6-8/200, Senior
This Cal recruit could become an elite defender with some added size.

C: Josh Scott, Lewis-Palmer, 6-10/215, Senior
Scott, a CU recruit, is rated the nation’s No. 46 player in the ESPNU 100.

Second Team

G: Nate Engesser, C.S. Christian, 6-3/175, Senior
He averaged 19.6 points per game last season and was named Colorado Springs Gazette 3A Player of the Year.

G: Nate McGinley, Centaurus, 6-0/160, Senior
McGinley led the Warriors in scoring after missing half the season due to transfer rules.

G: Xavier Talton, Sterling, 6-1/175, Senior
This D-I hoops recruit is also a standout long jump specialist in track.

F: Austin Haldorson, Highlands Ranch, 6-8/190, Senior
Haldorson, a Wyoming recruit, led the Falcons to a 24-2 record last winter.

F: Alex Welsh, Pomona, 6-6/210, Senior
Welsh earned Denver Post All-Class 5A second team honors last year.

Third Team

G: Josh Adams, Chaparral, 6-0/175, Senior
This Wyoming recruit averaged 16.1 points per game last season for the Wolverines.

G: Cory Calvert, Chaparral, 6-3/185, Senior
This BYU recruit forms one half of arguably the best backcourt in Colorado.

G: Carlton Hurst, Aurora Central, 6-3/185, Junior
Hurst is a flashy point guard who’s one of the state’s most reliable scorers.

F: Jordan Scott, Lewis-Palmer, 6-6/190, Junior
The brother of first-teamer Josh Scott is already drawing D-I interest.

F: Jonathan Snow, Columbine, 6-6/235, Junior
Snow led the Rebels in scoring with 14.6 points per game last season.

Fourth Team

G: Aaron Schmidt, Windsor, 6-3/185, Senior
Schmidt averaged 14.1 points per game last season and also plays RB/DB for the football team.

G: Luke Stratman, D’Evelyn, 6-1/175, Junior
Stratman can score in bunches and topped 20 points 13 times last winter.

G: Azlan Williams, Montbello, 6-5/175, Senior
This senior swingman is one of the best perimeter shooters in the state.

F: Drew Bridges, Fruita Monument, 6-5/200, Senior
Bridges averaged 17.3 points per game last year and is also a standout baseball player.

F: Derek Karg, Sterling, 6-5/190, Senior
This clutch performer came up big in last year’s 4A title run.

Other Top Players
Brandon Applehans, Standley Lake, G, Senior
Eric Andres, Thomas Jefferson, F, Junior
Canyon Barry, Cheyenne Mountain, G/F, Senior
Trey Boykin, Gateway, G, Senior
Nathan Brewer, Thomas Jefferson, F, Senior
Kyle Broekhuis, C.S. Christian, F, Senior
Dylan Clark, Sand Creek, G, Sophomore
Brandon Crosby-Lee, Grandview, F, Junior
Sheldon Darnell, Greeley Central, F, Senior
Michael Dermody, Rocky Mountain, F, Junior
Chase Duben, Ralston Valley, G/F, Senior
Jake Eikleberry, Byers, G/F, Senior
Chase Foster, Valor Christian, F, Sophomore
Eric Garcia, Grandview, G, Junior
Eric Goedde, Peak to Peak, G, Senior
D.J. Hanes, Wasson, F, Junior
Marcus Holt, Rangeview, F, Senior
Stone Hood, Discovery Canyon, G, Senior
Jourdan Hunter, Cherokee Trail, G, Senior
Shane Jensen, Arapahoe, F, Senior
Aric Kaiser, Broomfield, G, Senior
Denton Keys, Rye, G, Junior
Will Keyser, Chaparral, F, Junior
Sergio Lara, Skyview, G/F, Senior
Austin Lefebre, Denver Christian, G/F, Senior
Jalen Little, Palmer, G, Senior
Cameron MacDonald, F, Hyland Christian, Senior
Max McCaffrey, Valor Christian, G, Senior
Matt McGinley, Heritage Christian, G, Junior
Derek McCartney, Faith Christian, F, Senior
Weston Meardon, Walsh, G, Senior
Matt Menard, D’Evelyn, F, Senior
Mike Mitchell, Roosevelt, G/F, Senior
Shane O’Neill, Fairview, F, Senior
Josh Perkins, Regis Jesuit, G, Sophomore
Matt Rattiner, Cherry Creek, G, Senior
Eric Rayer, Coronado, G, Senior
Nate Rindels, Faith Christian, G, Senior
Tyree Robinson, Denver East, F, Sophomore
Tyson Ross, Pagosa Springs, G, Senior
Zach Ruebesam, Berthoud, G, Senior
Craig Saltarelli, Fairview, G, Senior
Aaron Schmidt, Windsor, G, Senior
Tanner Schmidt, Valley, F, Senior
Steven Shannon, Skyview, G, Senior
Josh Smith, Sand Creek, G, Junior
Austin Sparks, Valor Christian, F, Junior
Ryan Stephan, Green Mountain, F, Senior
Alex Terpstra, Denver Christian, G, Junior
Kevin Trujillo, Pueblo Central, G, Senior

From the Mag: Colorado's All-State soccer team

September, 27, 2011
The Colorado 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.

Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Danny Jensen, Evergreen, Junior, Colorado Rush
Star forward notched 23 goals for 4A semifinalists last fall
[F] Oscar Montes, Bear Creek, Junior, Colorado Rush
Talented underclassman earned All-Colorado honors last year
[F] Shane O’Neill, Fairview, Senior, Colorado Rapids
Dangerous scorer is also a star basketball player
[MF] Danny Childs, Sand Creek, Senior, Pride SC
One of the state’s most dynamic scorers; 29 G and 28 A last fall
[MF] Karsten Hanlin, Cherry Creek, Senior, Colorado Rapids
All-Colorado midfielder led Bruins to 5A state crown
[MF] Lexington Leitmayr, ThunderRidge, Senior, Real Colorado
His breakout year helped Grizzlies to 5A semis
[MF] Matt Marchena, Columbine, Senior, Colorado Rush
The unquestioned leader of up-and-coming Rebels squad
[MF] Jake Martinez, Liberty, Senior, Real Colorado
Also made the ESPNHS West Region “Starting 11” team
[D] Mark Dotseth, Air Academy, Senior, Real Colorado
His stellar defense helped Air Academy win Class 4A crown
[D] Chris Gurule, Niwot, Senior, Colorado Rapids
Named Longmont Times-Call Player of the Year last season
[GK] Christian Nicolosi, Mountain Vista, Senior, Colorado Rush
Allowed only five goals in 495 minutes of playing time last season

Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Jesse Ham, Denver Christian, Senior, Real Colorado
Part of a soccer-playing family; his brother plays at Washington
[F] Akio Ohtake-Gordon, Wheat Ridge, Senior, Colorado Rush
Dangerous up front, as his 21 goals and nine assists can attest
[F] Nathan Rubio, Air Academy, Senior, Pride SC
Knee injury will keep him out this year, but he’s still one of state’s best
[MF] Yasin Abdulgasem, Overland, Junior, Real Colorado
Aurora Sentinel first-teamer owned the middle of the pitch
[MF] Jack Huettel, Boulder, Senior, Boulder County Force
Versatile midfielder is his team’s lone returning starter from last year
[MF] Emmanuel Martinez, Bear Creek, Junior, Colorado Rush
His four-goal game vs. Lakewood showed glimpse of his potential
[MF] Ricardo Perez, Rocky Mountain, Junior, Colorado Rapids
Considered one of the nation’s top midfielders in the Class of 2013
[MF] Dillon Serna, Horizon, Senior, Colorado Rapids
Represented the US in the U-17 World Cup in Mexico
[D] Cole Davis, Cherry Creek, Senior, Colorado Rapids
Anchored defense that gave up only 15 goals last season
[D] Jason Prichard, Eaglecrest, Senior, Colorado Rush
One of only two non-seniors on All-Aurora Sentinel first team
[GK] Ethan Horvath, Arapahoe, Junior, Real Colorado
Has trained with U-17 National Team and various European clubs

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Colordo who were 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.

Colorado All-State football team full of young talent

August, 22, 2011
Below is our preseason All-State football team for Colorado, as featured in our ESPNHS Colorado magazine, plus an additional 50 top players. The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.

Want to see the All-State teams for the other 49 states? We've got 'em right here.

Think there's someone we're missing? Tell us about him in the comments or reach out on Twitter (@CParishESPNHS).


Cyler Miles, Mullen, QB, Senior
Elite 11 finalist led the Mustangs to a state title last season

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