The 2013 Times All-Area Boys Soccer Team

The 2013 Times All-Area Boys Soccer Team

2013-11-14T17:00:00Z 2013-11-14T20:44:38Z The 2013 Times All-Area Boys Soccer Team nwitimes.com
November 14, 2013 5:00 pm

First Team

Jon Aaron | LaPorte

Position: Midfielder

Year: Sophomore

Analysis: Aaron followed in his brother Josh's footsteps by leading the Slicers with 19 goals. Aaron added five assists and contributed on two-thirds of LaPorte's 36 goals this season.

Billy Biehl | Chesterton

Position: Midfielder

Year: Junior

Analysis: Biehl was on pace for a dominant season before suffering multiple facial fractures in a mid-season contest. The junior missed seven games, but was able to return to help lead the Trojans to a sectional championship. Biehl finished the year with 13 goals and five assists.

Spase Dorsuleski | Crown Point

Position: Defender

Year: Senior

Analysis: The stabilizing force on a defense that allowed just 10 goals all year, the senior brought leadership and a calm experience to the Bulldogs' second state title run in three years. Along with Tod Oram, Mike Tanchevski, and Connor Keaveney, they formed a defense that helped generate many goals for players like Krsteski, Morales, and Kurtz.

Cameron Foor | Wheeler

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Foor finally got his chance to shine this season and the senior delivered in a big way. The forward notched 28 goals and 12 assists while leading the Bearcats to a sectional championship.

Jorge Garcia | Clark

Position: Forward

Year: Freshman

Analysis: The sentiment of coaches getting their first glance of Garcia was one-in-the-same. "He's a freshman?," many asked. As one of the most prolific scorers in the area, the young phenom racked up 23 goals, which was more than some teams in the Region. The two scary things are that he could have had more, but in some matches he was taken out early due to a lopsided win and he's going to be torturing opposing defenses for another three years.

Aaron Garza | Bishop Noll

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: Along with being named First-team All-District and First-team All-Conference, this hard-shooting speedster netted 11 goals and five assists for a Warrior program that just keeps churning out successful season after successful season. A player who garnered a lot of attention, Garza also doubled up as the kicker on the football team and freed up many goals for other players because he was such a focal point for the Bishop Noll offensive attack.

Mike Gore | Andrean

Position: Forward/Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: The do-it-all senior sent legendary coach Pete Reist out with a magical ride in his farewell season because of his quick feet and amazing soccer skill set. Once again, Gore led the NCC in goals, but he also led the Region in goals as well. Gore was one of the reasons why Andrean advanced to its second-ever semistate, as he tallied three goals in the sectional title game against Noll and scored the game's lone goal in its regional title win over Mishawaka Marian.

Chandler Gull | Rensselaer

Position: Midfielder

Year: Junior

Analysis: Gull helped his team tie the school record in wins with 13 while breaking the school's all-time win percentage with just three losses and a tie. His 16 assists ranked first in the Hoosier Conference and broke the single-season school record and career totals, which he will add to next year as a senior. On top of all of that, Gull also added 10 goals.

Caleb Gmyrek | Chesterton

Position: Keeper

Year: Senior

Analysis: Gmyrek was dominant in the goal this season as the senior tallied 11 clean sheets, one off the program record for single-season shutouts. Gmyrek added 78 saves and had a 0.69% goals against average.

Nate Johnson | Portage

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: Johnson was the rock for a strong Portage squad that upset Valparaiso in the sectional semifinals. While he's more of a natural back, Johnson was most beneificial to the Indians in the midfield while battling against the area's best players all season.

Luke Kovar | Valparaiso

Position: Midfielder

Year: Senior

Analysis: The do-everything senior led the Vikings with 10 goals and eight assists while earning All-District 1st Team honors. Kovar was the emotional leader of a talented senior class that left a profound mark at Valparaiso.

Bay Kurtz | Crown Point

Position: Midfielder/Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: The Times Co-Player of the Year was one of the most valuable players on Crown Point's state title team, as he led the team in goals with 19 and was tied for the team lead in assists with 14. The elder Kurtz scored goals when it counted as he tallied one in the regional, semistate, and state title games.

Carmelo Morales | Crown Point

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: The Times Co-Player of the Year was the key the started the car for the Bulldogs, as he was the player that teams focused on the most and after a breakout junior year, he didn't disappoint in his final year as a Bulldog with his 18 goals and ten assists on the year. His clutch goal in the waning minutes of the semistate over FW Canterbury will go down as one of the most dramatic in the program's storied history.

John Ward | Chesterton

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Analysis: Ward helped pick up the slack after Jonathan Blake left the team and Billy Biehl was lost to injury. The senior forward had 12 goals and 15 assists and helped lead the Trojans to a sectional championship.

Max Young | Highland

Position: Forward

Year: Junior

Analysis: Young flat out frustrated other teams and is one of the fastest strikers in the area. With his combo of speed and size, it made him one of the most dangerous scoring threats around, as he notched a massive 24 goals while adding six assists. Young recorded a hat trick in five different games this year and will undoubtedly be back to his showstopping ways next year.

Honorable Mention

Duneland Athletic Conference

Chesterton -- Trent Weller, Jared O'Dell. Crown Point — Connor Keaveney, Erik Eksten, Brad Kurtz. Lake Central — Nikko Kollintzas, Ogi Janjus, Trevor Clapman, Jorge Trujillo. LaPorte -- Carter Huber. Merrillville -- Chiamara Anokwute, Bradley Brack. Michigan City -- Erik Stevenson. Portage -- Ben Schaefer, Matt Ford. Valparaiso -- Brendan Sutherland, Andrew Fletcher, Nate Dawson.

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark — Arnulfo Villar, Alex Cruz. Hammond — Pedro Hernandez, Saul Vargas, Marco Zendejas. Morton -- Andres Hernandez.

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer -- Simmeon Gastineau, Nathan Myers.

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean — Mike Metlov, Dan Adair, Aaron Corder. Griffith — David Schell, Matt Potacki. Highland — Joey Goodeve. Hobart -- Matt Plesac. Kankakee Valley — Collin Fritts, Adam Conley, Michael Vega, Michael Witvoet. Lowell — Noah Newcomb. Munster — Peter Panos.

Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference/Porter County Conference

Bishop Noll — Gabriel Anguiano, Ryan Cloghessy, Brandon Wade. Boone Grove -- Austin Aguilera, Nick Azevedo. Covenant Christian — John Van Kley. Hanover Central — Alec Nirtaut. Hebron -- Richard Botts, Nicholas Suber, Grant Morrow. Kouts -- Jesse Crider, Cole Van Dyke, Dennis Dearduff. Marquette Catholic -- Jack Disser, William Connelley. Morgan Twp. -- Cody Tratedas. Washington Township -- Joe Nugent, Josh Chilil. Westville -- Austin Swistek. Wheeler -- Joey DeSimone, Ben Moricz.

Independents

E.C. Central -- Daniel Castro, Erick Cuevas, Graciano Santos, Francisco Torres. Victory Christian -- Isaac Bustos, Evan Duey.

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