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Foldesy, Souders headline Ohio Starting 11 soccer squad

9/28/2011

Ohio features three teams ranked in the POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Soccer Team Rankings, so you know there's loads of talent in the Buckeye State. For the October issue of ESPNHS, we teamed up with our soccer guru Sheldon Shealer to identify the top 22 players in the state. The mags hit schools this week but if you haven’t received your copy yet, here’s a look at the Starting 11 and an additional 11 elite players starring on the pitch this fall. To get your fill of high school soccer info, check out the ESPNHS soccer homepage.

The Staring 11

[F] Matt Foldesy, St. Ignatius, Senior, Internationals

Gatorade Player of the Year candidate had 22 goals in 2010

[F] Tommy Granot, Hawken, Senior, Columbus Crew

All-Ohio first-teamer scored 16 goals in 2010

[F] Connor Klekota, Amherst Steele, Senior, Columbus Crew

Notre Dame recruit set team marks for goals (22) and assists (18)

[F] Calum Latham, Springfield CC, Senior, Crew Juniors

State-best 57 goals to go with 19 assists in 2010

[F] Nicholas Parianos, Walsh Jesuit, Junior, Internationals

All-Ohio second-teamer in Division II

[F] Andrew Souders, Amherst Steele, Senior, Columbus Crew

Returns to Steele after a stint in the U.S. Soccer Residency Program

[MF] Gavin Craig, Gahanna Lincoln, Senior, Columbus Crew

Booted 10 goals for a team that went 19-1-1 last fall

[MF] Zak Leedom, Dublin Coffman, Senior, Columbus Crew

Skilled playmaker had 13 assists last season

[MF] Rhodes Moore, Upper Arlington, Senior, Columbus Crew

Special 12 honorable mention pick could emerge as a playoff star

[D] Zach Martin, St. Ignatius, Senior, Internationals

Two-time Division I champ will play at Indiana

[GK] Ryan McLaughlin, Westerville South, Senior, Columbus Crew

College of Charlestown commit is nearly impossible to beat

Other Top Players

[F] Dominic Aracri, Home-Schooled, Senior, Columbus Crew

Crew star appears headed for big things at the next level

[F] David Elder, Worthington Chr., Senior, Columbus Crew

Found the back of the net 33 times for last year’s D-III runner-up

[F] Jeremy Fernandes, Gahanna Lincoln, Senior, Columbus Crew

Scored five goals for loaded team last fall

[F] Jared Robinson, Olentangy Liberty, Junior, Columbus Crew

Big-time scoring threat is ready for a breakout season

[F] Sachem Wilson, CVCA, Senior, Internationals

Amazing finisher recorded 25 goals and nine assists as a junior

[MF] Adam Holmes, Centerville, Senior, Ohio Elite

Scored a goal in state final loss to St. Ignatius

[MF] Zach Mason, Big Walnut, Senior, Columbus Crew

Senior Division MVP at 2010 Akron Men’s Soccer Camp

[MF] Ray Olavarria, Hilliard Bradley, Senior, Columbus Crew

Jags’ leading scorer is also a stud on his academy squad

[D] Charlie Reymann, Worthington Kil., Junior, Columbus Crew

Looks to deliver school’s first state crown since 2000

[D] Chris Singleton, St. Peter Chanel, Senior, Internationals

Lockdown defender is also a standout sprinter

[GK] Spencer Semple, GlenOak, Senior, Everest SC

Was an All-Ohio first-teamer as a junior

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Ohio who are projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are 11 more athletes who will either suit up for their high school team or play club ball exclusively.

David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.