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Fire/SouthtownStar 2012 All-Area Boys Soccer Team

Erik Avalos Bremen

Erik Avalos, of Bremen

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Jesus Mendez (Soph. F), Austin Stariha (Sr. D), Andrew; Luis Lezama (Sr. F), Erik Martinez (Sr. D), Jesus Ortiz (Soph. GK), Daniel Turski (Sr. D), Argo; Jacob Schwartz (Sr. M), Beecher; Jorge Garcia (Sr. M), Victor Lopez (Sr. D), Bloom; Adrian Alvarado (Sr. M), Martin Moreno (Sr. M), Ramon Nuci (Sr. D), Erik West (Sr. GK), Bremen; Brian Cragg (Sr. D), Carlos Gonzalez (Fr. M), Brother Rice; Dylan Marinec (Sr. M), Getenet Timmermans (Jr. M), Chicago Christian; Fernando Aguirre (Jr. M), Jake Cogan (Jr. M), Crete-Monee; Sergio Aburruzza (Sr. F), Richard Carrillo (Sr. M), Gustavo Flores (Jr. GK), Israel Ibarra (Sr. M), Josue Leal (Sr. D), Jordy Padilla (Sr. F), Eisenhower; Keith Ritter (Sr. GK), Evergreen Park; Alfredo Ferreira (Sr. F), Armel Kouassi (Sr. F), Andrew Lwanga (Jr. M), Homewood-Flossmoor; Eric Dorn (Sr. F), Illinois Lutheran; Andrew Chialdikas (Jr. D), Ray Stieber (Sr. D), Lemont; Nick Kowalkowski, Alvin Landaverde (Sr. M), Lincoln-Way Central; Tyler Anderson (Sr. D), Sean McGovern (Jr. GK), Sean Sibley (Jr. M), Ryan Tempel (Jr. D), Lincoln-Way East; Josh Handzik (Sr. GK), Osvaldo Salazar (Jr. F), Lincoln-Way North; Dylan Thompson (Sr. D), Shane Varner (Sr. F), Mike Wyskiel (Sr. D), Lincoln-Way West; Louis Halper, (Sr. D), Wojciech Iwan (Sr. M), Jeff Milas (Sr. D), Anthony Wistocki (Sr. D), Andrew Wolgemuth (Sr. D), Lockport; Alec Guarino (Soph. M), Keegan Oldenburg (Sr. M), Marian Catholic; Jimmy Kruse (Sr. GK), Billy Miller (Sr. D), John Peters (Sr. M), Marist; Hrvoje Juric (Sr. F), Anibal Mendoza (Soph. M), Mount Carmel; Dan O’Callaghan (Sr. D), Brett Staehlin (Jr. D), Oak Forest; Derian Torres (Sr. M) Jakub Gil (Sr. D), Steven Henry (Sr. M), Saul Huerta (Sr. F), Oak Lawn; Brian McNamee (SR. GK), Brandon Picciolini (Sr. M), Ben Salvador (Jr. F), Jake Zeeman (Sr. M), Providence; Jose Estrada (Jr. F), Luis Martinez (Sr. M), Pedro Garcia (Sr. M), Reavis; Sami Ahmed (Soph. F), Richards; Gavin Winston (Sr. F), Rich East; Jim Flores (Sr. D), Rich South; Joe Longhi (Sr. M), Alex Rohder (Sr. M), Sandburg; Erik Ziolkowski (Sr. F), Shepard; Erick Estrada (Soph. GK), Dino Karas (Sr. M), Beto Torres (Jr. F), Stagg; Andres Garcia (Sr. M), Alejandro Unzueta (Sr. F), St. Laurence; Chris Delgadilo (Jr. M), St. Rita; Ray Kobus (Jr. M), T.F. co-op; Jose Zambrano (Sr. M), Thornton co-op; Yoshi Iniquez (Jr. F), Keaton Klaff (Soph. M), Bobby Nelyon (Sr. M), Tinley Park

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Updated: December 27, 2012 6:04AM



ERIK AVALOS

School: Bremen

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 29 goals, 10 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-State, South Suburban Blue Player of the Year.

Coach Steve Granat: “He’s so quick, and he’s a great finisher.”

REY BAHENA

School: Eisenhower

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 8 goals, 7 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Red.

Coach Iran Rodriguez: “Rey was my captain and the best player on the team. He had a great work ethic and was a great leader.”

ZACK BIEL

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 25 goals, 14 assists

Notable: 2012 SouthtownStar Boys Soccer Player of the Year, IHSSCA All-State, All-SouthWest Suburban Blue.

Coach Desi Vuillaume: “He’s very dynamic on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.”

DANNY BUSS

School: St. Laurence

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder, Forward

Numbers: 15 goals, 8 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-State, Lawless Award winner (Catholic League White Most Valuable Player).

Coach Nate Grosse: “Danny is one of those rare players that is able to combine superior athletic ability with a clear understanding and knowledge of the game.”

JUSTIN CLAYTON

School: Illinois Lutheran

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 27 goals, 15 assists

Notable: River Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year, school record holder for career goals (59) and assists (40).

Coach Andy Biesterfeld: “Justin is a strong player on the ball who possesses great field vision and touch.”

MIKE COLLEVY

School: Marist

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder, Defender

Numbers: 6 goals, 5 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-East Suburban Catholic.

Coach Sean Maxwell: “He has earned much attention from opposing players, coaches and even officials not just because of his play but because of his character.”

ADRIAN CUP

School: Stagg

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 3 goals, 4 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Mike Kealy: “Adrian’s a captain and he’s anchored our defense.”

MIKE DYBALA

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 8 shutouts, 1.3 goals-against average

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, posted three playoff shutouts.

Coach Sean Fahey: “I feel he is one of the elite keepers in the state. He’s big, physical, athletic and has a presence in the box that is undeniable.”

TOMMY EYER

School: Shepard

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 19 goals, 8 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Red, school record holder for career goals (70).

Coach Dustin DeFrates: “He has a cannon of a shot and I can say without a doubt it’s the best shot I’ve seen in my 11 years of coaching.”

TOMMY GASIENICA

School: Lemont

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder, Forward

Numbers: 11 goals, 6 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Blue.

Coach Rick Prangen: “Tommy is strong on the ball, excellent in the air, truly two-footed and has an excellent first touch.”

JESUS GUZMAN

School: Bremen

Year/Position: Junior/Defender

Numbers: 6 goals, 7 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Blue, two-time All-Area.

Coach Steve Granat: “Having a player like Jesus in the back makes our defense hard to crack.”

KYLE HAMANN

School: Lemont

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 4 goals, 3 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-State, All-South Suburban Blue, committed to UIC.

Coach Rick Prangen: “Kyle is an effective defender because of his strength and pace. Because of his effectiveness, we were able to record 15 shutouts this year.”

KEVIN KROLL

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 15 goals, 21 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Blue.

Coach Desi Vuillaume: “He has great speed and ball skill, which has made him very successful distributing the ball to our outside mids.”

GLORIND LISHA

School: Andrew

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 13 goals, 7 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Pat MacDonald: “Glorind was our go-to scorer all year.”

JONATHAN MARQUEZ

School: Argo

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 10 goals, 10 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Red.

Coach John Gaytan: “Jonathan is one of the top midfielders in the South Suburban Conference.”

JORGE MARTINEZ

School: Reavis

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 1 goal, 12 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Red.

Coach Bob Morack: “Jorge has been on varsity for four years and is a big reason our team has been very successful. His leadership on and off the field is fantastic.”

LUIS MATA

School: Thornton co-op

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 3 goals, 4 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach David Gonzalez: “We were able to shut out some very good teams because of his tenacious defending and he will surely be missed.”

IAN MCGRATH

School: Lincoln-Way West

Year/Position: Junior/Midfielder

Numbers: 10 goals, 5 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SouthWest Suburban Red.

Coach Jeff Theiss: “Ian is a technical mid who sees the field as well as anyone and knows how to find the ball. He shines brightest during our most competitive games.”

JIM RALPH

School: Lincoln-Way East

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 6 goals

Notable: IHSSCA All-State, All-SouthWest Suburban Blue.

Coach Ryan Decker: “Jim was our emotional leader and anchored our backline.”

TREVOR ROLETTE

School: Tinley Park

Year/Position: Senior/Defender

Numbers: 6 goals, 9 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional Honorable Mention, All-South Suburban Blue, Illinois Wendy’s High School Heisman winner.

Coach Mike Boniface: “Trevor is the most consistent player I’ve had the pleasure to coach.”

MIKE ROTH

School: Lincoln-Way East

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 5 goals, 2 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Blue.

Coach Ryan Decker: “Mike’s simple and effective play as the holding mid made everyone around him better.”

OSVALDO SANCHEZ

School: Bloom

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 27 goals, 11 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-Southland Conference.

Coach Kelly Gutierrez: “He is small, but mighty. He is aggressive and has speed and agility.”

KAMIL SZCZESNIAK

School: Reavis

Year/Position: Senior/Midfielder

Numbers: 27 goals, 23 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, South Suburban Red Player of the Year, Windy City Ram Classic Most Valuable Player.

Coach Bob Morack: “Kamil is a workhorse on the field and I believe he was a standout in every game we played this season.”

ADAM ZEHME

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 15 shutouts, 0.68 goals-against average

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-South Suburban Blue, two-time All-Area, posted five playoff shutouts.

Coach Desi Vuillaume: “He’s very mobile and great in the air. He’s a very commanding presence between the pipes.”

C.J. ZURAITIS

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Senior/Forward

Numbers: 18 goals, 6 assists

Notable: IHSSCA All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Sean Fahey: “C.J. is the most dangerous forward in the area without question. He has the speed, athleticism and class to create something from nothing.”

All-Area team compiled by Steve Millar.



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