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From high-scoring Enzo Martinez to shutout specialist Scott Goodwin, this year's EA SPORTS All-America Boys Soccer team is loaded with stars.
|Enzo Martinez will play at North Carolina next season.|
The 15-player EA SPORTS All-America list includes players from eight states. California, Florida and Pennsylvania have three representatives, while North Carolina has two. Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas each have one.
The EA SPORTS All-America Boys Soccer team was selected by the ESPNRISE.com staff. Athletes must have represented their high school teams and made the ESPNRISE.com boys soccer seasonal All-America teams in order to be considered.
EA SPORTS, the leading interactive software brand and creators of such popular games as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010, FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL Football, teams up with ESPN RISE to honor high school boys and girls athletes in numerous sports.
Previous EA SPORTS All-Americans during the 2008-09 school year have been honored in the sports of football, girls golf, boys basketball and girls basketball. Still to come within the next month are the EA SPORTS All-American honors for baseball and softball. The EA SPORTS All-Americans in boys golf and girls soccer also are being released this week.
The offensive star of this year's team is Martinez from Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.). His 182 career goals ranks sixth all-time in U.S. high school soccer history. Meanwhile, Goodwin, who like Martinez is headed to the University of North Carolina, had a meager 0.39 goals against average while competing in the highly competitive Cap-6 Conference at Broughton High School (Raleigh, N.C.).
Position, Name, School (City, State), Grade, College signing/commitment
Forward: Dakota Collins, Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.), Sr., UCLA
F: Enzo Martinez, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), Sr., North Carolina
F: Hasani Sinclair, American Heritage (Delray, Fla.), Sr., South Florida
Midfielder: Jose Altamirano, Southwest (San Diego, Calif.), Sr., San Diego State
MF: Kevin Bick, St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), Sr., Indiana
MF: Paul Islas, Bullard (Fresno, Calif.), Sr., Cal Poly
MF: C.J. Phelps, Boca Raton (Fla.), Sr., undecided
MF: Dillon Powers, Plano (Texas), Sr., Notre Dame
MF: Zarek Valentin, Manheim Township (Lancaster, Pa.), Sr., Akron
MF: Andrew Wenger, Warwick (Lititz, Pa.), Sr., Duke
Defender: Brian Forgue, Downingtown West (Downingtown, Pa.), Sr., Penn State
D: Eric Martinez, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), Sr., South Carolina
D: Andrew Quintana, Florida Christian (Miami, Fla.), Sr., Central Florida
D: Matt Wiet, Kilbourne (Worthington, Ohio), Sr., Indiana
Goalkeeper: Scott Goodwin, Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.), Sr., North Carolina
Dakota Collins, Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.): The UCLA signee has emerged as one of the great finishers in Southern California. Collins scored three goals in his final high school match, leading Great Oak to the CIF-Southern Section Division III title. He recently led his club team to the National Cup title.
Enzo Martinez, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.): Martinez was the most dynamic finisher in the U.S. this past spring, leading Northwestern to a 24-0 season and finishing his career with 182 goals. His career goal total ranked No. 6 all-time in U.S. high school soccer history. The North Carolina signee helped Northwestern claim the ESPNRISE.com FAB 50 spring No. 1 ranking after the team claimed its third state title in four seasons. Martinez is a native of Uruguay.
Hasani Sinclair, American Heritage (Delray, Fla.): Sinclair is one of the most explosive offensive talents in the U.S. The U.S. under-18 national team member scored 47 goals and had 14 assists while leading his high school team to a state title and a FAB 50 Top 20 final ranking. Sinclair signed with South Florida.
Jose Altamirano, Southwest (San Diego, Calif.): Altamirano, a U.S. under-18 national team member, scored 26 goals and had eight assists to earn section player of the year honors. Altamirano has signed with San Diego State.
Kevin Bick, St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.): Bick was in on 25 goals to earn the coaches' state player of the year honors for the second straight season. The Indiana commit helped St. Xavier to a two-year record of 47-1-2 with a pair of state titles.
Paul Islas, Bullard (Fresno, Calif.): The two-time Fresno Bee Player of the Year helped Bullard reach the CIF Southern Regional final. He scored 20 goals as a senior and ended his career with 92 goals. Islas is a U.S. under-18 national team member. He has signed with Cal-Poly.
Dillon Powers, Plano (Texas): Powers was named the Dallas Morning News Player of the Year after helping Plano to a Texas 5A state title. The Notre Dame signee had 16 goals and 20 assists. He is a U.S. under-18 national team member.
C.J. Phelps, Boca Raton (Fla.): Phelps was named the Palm Beach Post Big School Player of the Year after leading Boca Raton to a Class 6A runner-up finish. Phelps, a U.S. under-18 national team member, scored 18 goals and had 18 assists. Phelps is entertaining turning pro instead of attending college.
Zarek Valentin, Manheim Township (Lancaster, Pa.): Valentin helped Manheim Township to the state quarterfinals where the team lost to eventual state champion Downingtown West. Valentin is part of Akron's highly decorated recruiting class and is a U.S. under-18 national team member.
Andrew Wenger, Warwick (Lititz, Pa.): Wenger was a defensive starter on a state champion as a freshman, but made his name the past three years in midfield. He was named the state's player of the year by the coaches after a 20-goal, 17-assist season.
Brian Forgue, Downingtown West (Downingtown, Pa.): Forgue was the Philadelphia Inquirer Southeast Pennsylvania Player of the Year after helping Downingtown West to a Class AAA state title and a FAB 50 No. 10 finish. During his four-year career, the Penn State commit led Downingtown West to a 69-5-2 record.
Eric Martinez, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.): Martinez was named the state's player of the year by the coaches association. The South Carolina commit was a finalist for the NSCAA National Player of the Year award.
Andrew Quintana, Florida Christian (Miami, Fla.): Quintana is a U.S. under-18 national team member. Although primarily a defender in high school, he found his way into the attack and scored 21 goals while earning Miami small-school first-team honors.
Matt Wiet, Kilbourne (Worthington, Ohio): Wiet started the year as a midfielder but fell back to defense and helped his squad to an 18-3 record with 13 shutouts. The Indiana commit was named the Ohio coaches state player of the year.
Scott Goodwin, Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.): The North Carolina-bound keeper posted 14 shutouts and had a goals-against average of 0.39.