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First Team

Sean Adams

D/F, Munster, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: Adams helped lead Munster to two sectional titles and another sectional finals appearance this year. He also earned Indiana Soccer Coaches Associaton First Team All-District honors this year with his 12 goals and three assists playing from all over the pitch. Adams was another game-changing difference maker in a long line of them that have come through the storied Munster boys soccer program.

Paul Bogarin

M/F, Morton, Jr.

College: Undecided

Bio: After a Second Team All-Area nod last year and Honorable Mention All-Area selection as a freshman, this silky-smooth midfielder from Hessville has been making his mark on a program that finally broke through with their first-ever sectional title this year with a victory over Munster. Bogarin scored 40 goals and added 14 assists this season. Morton finished undefeated for the third straight regular season, and he was voted on to the ISCA All-District First Team this year.

Alexis Cantero

M, Morton, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: This two-time ISCA First Team All-District player was yet again perhaps the most highly-regarded player all year long among the Region coaches and his peers. Cantero is considered to be one of the best midfielders the state has to offer and his 12 goals and Region-high 31 assists helped Morton to its third consecutive undefeated regular season and first-ever sectional title.

Will Carroll

F, Griffith, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: The Panthers sharpshooter again had a monster season helped lead his team contend for a sectional title and earn double-digit wins by connecting on a whopping 32 goals and 12 assists, with his goals being good for one of the top in the area yet again. Carroll finished his career with back-to-back First Team All-Area and ISCA All-District spots after receiving Honorable Mention All-Area honors as a sophomore.

Zach Bowser

F, Chesterton, So.

College: Undecided

Bio: Bowser burst on to the Northwest Indiana soccer scene with a breakout sophomore season, as he led the Trojans in scoring with 20 goals and nine assists. He aided the Trojans in winning their first-ever state title, with the team going unbeaten at 21-0-2. More importantly, he recorded eight of those goals and three of those assists in the postseason. Bowser was voted ISCA All-District as a Second-Teamer for the first time. “He has an engine that doesn't stop. Most of our late game winners have been created by Zack,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “When everyone else thinks it is over, he keeps driving. He has the best vision I have seen out of any sophomores we have played up against.”

Jack Eaton

D, Chesterton, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: Eaton helped lead the Trojans to their first-ever state title, as his team went undefeated at 21-0-2. Eaton helped Chesterton get nine shutouts, as it only allowed eight goals over the entire season. The ISCA First-Team All-District defender also added seven goals and one assist. “Jack is the director of our defense and voice of our team,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “He is a natural born leader. Having Jack on the field is like having another coach on the field.”

Nathan Parker

F, Victory Christian, Jr.

College: Undecided

Bio: Victory Christian went 22-6 this year and has become a perennial powerhouse in the Indiana Christian Sports Athletic Association, as it set a school record for wins. Parker was the biggest reason for that with his school-record total with 60 goals, which shattered the mark of 43 by Andre Guadron. Parker led all of Indiana in scoring and finished fourth in the country as well by also adding 12 assists.

Danny Salazar

GK, Bishop Noll, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: A four-year starter and now two-time First Team All-Area keeper, Salazar guided the Warriors to their first semistate appearance in 2017 and in 2018 he did one better, as the Warriors reached the top of the mountain with their first-ever state title in Class 2A with a 1-0 win over Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter. He finished as an ISCA First Team All-District keeper with a miniscule 0.73 goals against average along with 11 shutouts. “(He’s) the glue of our team,” Bishop Noll coach Quinn Cloghessy said. “(He’s) a true leader and the motivating force behind our state run. Without him between the pipes, who knows how we would’ve finished.”

Kyler Tanis

D, Highland, Sr.

College: Trine, Purdue or Western Michigan

Bio: A four-year starter and team MVP for three years, Tanis helped Highland grab its first outright Northwest Crossroads Conference title in school history after going undefeated in league play. A two-time First Team All-Area and ISCA All-District defender, Tanis accumulated 417 steals, 64 blocked shots, eight saves, one goal and four assists and seven team shutouts. “He has great speed and field vision to close down opponents and cover for his teammates,” Highland coach Mark Tanis said. “Since he has played for four years, the other coaches plan their attack by trying to avoid him either by taking long shots or beating an outside defender and hopefully being able to pull him out of the middle so that a cross can be dangerous.”

Logan Tatalovich

M/F, Boone Grove, Sr.

College: Undecided

Bio: Tatalovich and his fellow senior teammates amassed 59 wins in their four years, which is the most in program history. After scoring 34 goals over his sophomore and junior years, the 6-foot-3 weapon increased his production even more by scoring 25 goals and adding five assists. Tatalovich also scored some of the most memorable goals in the program’s history, including a penalty kick that gave Boone Grove the program's first-ever regional title in 2017 and two goals in this year’s regional semifinals on his team’s way to its second straight Class A semistate appearance. “He seems to find ways to score in impossible situations,” Boone Grove coach Brian Sherwin said.

Jake Wichlinski

F, Bishop Noll, So.

College: Undecided

Bio: The 2018 Times Boys Soccer Player of the Year increased his production by nearly 20 goals, as he went from 16 goals as a freshman to a massive 35 this year in addition to nine assists. Those 35 goals he scored is a school record. He led the Warriors to the program’s first state title after losing in the semistate round the year before. Eight of his goals came in the postseason. “He really turned it on during the postseason and ignited our offense and kept our state run going,” Bishop Noll coach Quinn Cloghessy said. “He’s definitely become a more clinical finisher. Getting himself into a scoring position has never been the problem for Jake, but capitalizing on those chances is where his game grew this year.”

Second Team

Angel Castellanos

M, Boone Grove, Jr.

Stats: 22 goals, 11 assists

College: Undecided

Seth Conway

M/F, Chesterton, Jr.

Stats: 18 goals, 8 assists

College: Undecided

Noah Dattilo

F, Hebron, Sr.

Stats: 19 goals, 5 assists, school-record 82 goals

College: Undecided

Charlie Eaton

GK, Chesterton, So.

Stats: 5 goals allowed, 8 shutouts, .531 goals against average

College: Undecided

Jubal Harmon

GK, Valparaiso, Sr.

Stats: 114 saves, District-record 10 penalty kick saves

College: Undecided

Jacob Maldonado

M, Merrillville, Jr.

Stats: 4 goals, 9 assists

College: Undecided

Sebastian Moreno

F, Crown Point, Sr.

Stats: 7 goals

College: Wabash

Danny Prohl

M/F, Portage, Sr.

Stats: 14 goals, 11 assists

College: Undecided

Jose SanJuan

M, Valparaiso, Sr.

Stats: 6 goals, 5 assists

College: Undecided

Carson Shrader

M, Lake Central, Sr.

Stats: 10 goals, 8 assists

College: IUPUI

Bruno Zamora

M, Bishop Noll, So.

Stats: 10 goals, 24 assists

College: Undecided

Honorable Mention

Duneland Athletic Conference

CHESTERTON – Andrew VanNoort, Sr., D; Charlie Eaton, So., GK; Nick Biel, So., M; Bailey Arthur, Sr., F. CROWN POINT – Hayden Eaton, So., M, Jack Mumaugh, Sr., GK. LAKE CENTRAL – Nathan Thomas, Sr., D; Marcus Orciuch, Sr., G; Emilio Zambrano, So., F. LAPORTE – Kaleb Cooper, Jr., D; Kobe Hayward, Sr., D; Joe Keiley, So., F; Carlos Segovia, Jr., M; Preston Krause, Sr., D; Thomas Krause, Sr., D; Elias Gonzalez, Sr., M. MERRILLVILLE – Niko Djukic, Jr., GK; Nikko Knight, So., F; Victor Hernandez, Jr., D. MICHIGAN CITY – Nathan Stevenson, Jr., D. PORTAGE — Kristian Simakoski, So., F; Ethan Ables, Jr., GK; Jovan Simakoski, Sr., M; Diego Cardenas, Sr., D. VALPARAISO – Riley Randall, Sr., M; Cade Robbins, Jr., D; Eric Dreher, Fr., M

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

CLARK – Chris Perez, Sr., D; Javier Delgado, Jr., GK; Rafael Maciel, Jr., M; Alexis Frasco, Fr., F; David Garcia, So., F; Marco Medina, Jr., F. MORTON – Jovanni Salazar, Jr., F; David Figueroa, Sr., GK; Oscar Fernandez, Sr., M; Chris Cuellar, Sr., D; Moises Tirado, Jr., D

Northwest Crossroads Conference

ANDREAN – Ben Warren, Sr., F. HIGHLAND – Rafael Garcia, Sr., F; Dane Richardson, So., F; Conner Olah, Jr., GK. HOBART – Cameron Terry, Sr., M/F/D; Tyler Davis, Jr., D/F; Troy Brown, Jr., D. KANKAKEE VALLEY – Cole Capps, Sr., M/F; Isaiah Clair, Jr., D. LOWELL – Dominik Vanderlaan, Jr., GK. MUNSTER – David Dafiaghor, Sr., M, Max Paredes, Sr., M.

Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference/Porter County Conference

BISHOP NOLL – Jake Fuehrmeyer, Sr., F; Matthew Avila, Sr., D; Henry Smith, Sr., M; Alonso Soto, Jr., M. BOONE GROVE – Branden Hill, Sr., D; Owen Strubel, Jr., F; Josh Dragomer, Sr., D. COVENANT CHRISTIAN – Ben Lins, Jr., F. GRIFFITH – Kenneth Smith, So., M, Jason Miller, Jr., D/GK; Diego Sanchez, Sr., M; Marko Stosic, Sr., M/D;, HANOVER CENTRAL – Westin Baker, Sr., F. HEBRON – Hunter Nikoloski, Sr., M/D; Zach Molnar, So., GK. KOUTS – Broc Kneifel, Sr., M. MARQUETTE CATHOLIC – Patrick Connelly, Sr., M. MORGAN TOWNSHIP – Joshua Kenworthy, So., F/M; Tate Ivayno, So., M. WESTVILLE – Blake Henderson, Sr., M; Dustin Fischer, Sr., D; Carson Miller, So., GK. WHEELER – Jacob Cannon, Sr., M.


CALUMET CHRISTIAN – Caleb Dalach, So., F. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN – David Gomez, Jr., M/F. MARIAN CATHOLIC – Kyle Rusin, Sr., GK; Jasper Waddington, Jr., F; Brian Mendez, Sr., M. T.F. UNITED – Jan Carlo Guerra, Sr., D; Eduardo Melgoza, Jr., M; Pablo Guerra, So., F; Armando Lopez, So., M; Luis Angel Alvarado, So., M; Luis Romero, Sr., M; David Meraz, Sr., GK. VICTORY CHRISTIAN – JP Vershay, Jr., F; Ravi Guadron, So., F.

-- Times correspondent Paul Honeycutt