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Shams, Keller trio among stars on Texas All-State soccer team

10/11/2011

Our annual Texas All-State soccer team was unveiled in the October edition of ESPNHS magazine, which hit schools this week. See who made the cut in the Lone Star State and let us know your thoughts:

Texas All-State Soccer

Starting 11

[F] Caleb Richardson, Marcus, Senior, Dallas Texans

Had 12 goals, five assists for Texans; top-rated SPARQ player in USSDA

[F] Leobardo Vazquez, South Houston, Senior, Texans SC Houston

Scored a team-high 10 goals for club team this past season

[MF] Bryan Celis, Mayde Creek, Senior, Houston Dynamo Academy

Scoring threat had stint in U-17 Residency Program as sophomore

[MF] Chandler Crosswait, L.D. Bell, Senior, Solar Chelsea

Denver pledge netted 12 goals in District 6-5A play alone last year

[MF] Christian Duarte, Clear Springs, Senior, Texans SC Houston

Picked for U-17 National Team in spring; plays bigger than 5-6 stature

[MF] Daniel Garcia, W.T. White, Senior, FC Dallas Academy

Attack-minded athlete who can score in bunches

[MF] Thomas Haws, Westlake, Senior, Lonestar SC

District 15-5A MVP racked up 11 goals and eight assists last winter

[MF] Zachary Mathers, Keller, Senior, Solar Chelsea

One of several key players on a loaded Indians squad

[MF] Jeff Torda, Nolan Catholic, Senior, Dallas Texans

Tallied three goals in TAPPS Division I championship win

[D] Michael King, Klein Oak, Senior, Texans SC Houston

At 6-2, SMU commit uses height and athleticism to excel in backfield

[GK] Oshick Shams, Southlake Carroll, Senior, Solar Chelsea

Earned tournament MVP honors during Dragons’ run to Class 5A title

Other Top Players

[F] Bobby Edet, Mesquite, Junior, FC Dallas Academy

Named to USSDA’s U-15/16 Central Conference Starting XI

[F] Samuel Hayward, Highland Park, Junior, Solar Chelsea

Talented playmaker can score goals in a hurry

[F] Alfred Koroma, Southlake Carroll, Senior, Solar Chelsea

Sierra Leone native netted two goals at this summer’s U-17 World Cup

[MF] Brandon Aubrey, Plano, Junior, Solar Chelsea

Big reason why Wildcats finished as Class 5A regional runners-up

[MF] Ryan Condotta, Keller, Senior, Solar Chelsea

Old Dominion pledge racked up 30 goals and eight assists as a junior

[D] Kellyn Acosta, St. Stephen's (Fla.), Junior, U-17 Residency Program

Youngest player on this summer’s U.S. team at U-17 World Cup

[D] Michael Ambrose, St. Stephen's (Fla.), Senior, U-17 Residency Program

Maryland commit was named to PARADE All-America team in 2010

[D] Trevor Haberkorn, Keller, Junior, Solar Chelsea

One of the nation’s top defenders from the Class of 2013

[D] Kyle McDonald, McNeil, Senior, Lonestar SC

NIU commit was vital to Mavericks advancing to first 5A title game

[D] Mike Nelson, McNeil, Senior, Lonestar SC

Scored team-high 12 goals; helped Mavericks post 17 shutouts

[GK] Fernando PiƱa, Challenge ECHS, Senior, Houston Dynamo Academy

Led US to three wins en route to CONCACAF U-17 Championship

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Texas 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 Texas for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.