Berra, Schrick highlight Missouri All-State soccer team


The October issue of ESPNHS magazine hits schools this week, and with four Missouri teams making moves in the latest POWERADE FAB 50, there are plenty of big names to highlight on our annual All-State soccer team. See who made the cut this year and let us know your thoughts:

Missouri All-State Soccer

Starting 11

[F] Louis Berra, DeSmet, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Tallied nine goals and five assists last year; headed to Ohio State

[F] Aris Nukic, Mehlville, Senior, SLSG Gold

Looks to regain form from sophomore season when he had 23 goals

[MF] Justin Bilyeu, Christian Brothers, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Recorded 17 goals for Lions, including six multi-point games

[MF] Faik Hajderovic, Mehlville, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Evansville pledge netted a team-high 10 goals last seaosn

[MF] Kyle Martin, St. Louis Priory, Senior, Lou Fusz

Xavier-bound player has a nose for the net

[MF] Ryan Merrifield, SLUH, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Junior Billikens will depend on their leading returning scorer (10 goals)

[MF] Derek Schrick, Rockhurst, Senior, Sporting KC Academy

Four-year starter helped push Hawklets to Class 3 title in 2010; SMU commit

[D] Zach Hollstrom, Fort Zumwalt West, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Led defense that posted 17 shutouts and gave up just 17 goals

[D] Austin Ledbetter, Christian Brothers, Junior, SLSG Missouri

Back after being slowed by injuries, he'll key the Cadets defense

[D] Sam Steurer, SLUH, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Anchors defense for one of nation's top-ranked team

[GK] Jacole Turner, Lee's Summit North, Senior, Sporting KC Academy

Talented keeper named to the USSDA All-Central Conference team

Other Top Players

[F] Nick Jones, Parkway South, Junior, SLSG Missouri

Had 22 goals and nine assists as just a sophomore

[MF] Clayton Baker, Jackson, Senior

Earned Southeast Region Player of the Year honors

[MF] Corey Nolte, Christian Brothers, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Three-year starter moves back to natural spot after a stint on defense

[MF] Nick Rizzo, MICDS, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Solid junior campaign resulted in a spot on All-State team in 2010

[MF] Billy Vigil, Fort Osage, Senior, Sporting KC Academy

Skills make him a consistent threat to score

[D] Alex Brown, Lindbergh, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Anchors a defense that will be critical to the Flyers' success in 2011

[D] Brian Hail, DeSmet, Junior, SLSG Missouri

Gives opponents fits with strong skills on defense

[D] Joe Rund, SLUH, Junior, SLSG Missouri

Three-year starter is first junior captain in school's history

[D] Sam Worsley, Francis Howell North, Senior, SLSG Metro

Has been an important piece for the Knights since his freshman year

[GK] Sean Clancy, Rockwood Summit, Senior, SLSG Missouri

Teams with Jake Leeker to make a formidable tandem in goal

[GK] James Holloway, Notre Dame, Senior, SLSG Gold

Posted 14 shutouts for the Bulldogs last season

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Missouri 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.

Brandon Parker covers Missouri for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.