We hope that we can continue to do this year after year!  Just had to get this off the ground this year, and then make improvements for next time.  While we (@757_HS_Soccer, and @757soccer, and a few others, physically watched over 160 matches, we realize that there were a few teams we wanted to see, but were unable to.  In addition, we were unable to see any of the private school boys matches in the fall of 2016.  Inevitably, there are a few more players that should have at least been added to our player pools.

With your help, we can make it better and better!  1)  Coaches – please alert us early on in your season about seniors you feel should be considered.  (We did tweet at various times this season asking coaches to let us know of worthy players.)  2)  Coaches / Team Managers – getting rosters to us early is very helpful as well.  3)  We’ll do a better job of seeing more teams!

Your ideas and thoughts are welcome on the subject!  Please use our contact form.

 

2017 Boys All-757soccer Senior Team

 

Goal Keepers:

*** Andrew Harrison (Landstown) ***

Coach Neihoff – “Andrew’s ability to direct passing out of the defensive backfield helps him shine on the field.  He can play passes with both feet and at times fills into sweeper/keeper role which helps open up passing lanes for our defense.  In the 2017 season, Andrew Harrison had solid performances in every game most notable matches in the Coastal Conference were shutouts against Ocean Lakes, First Colonial, and Cox in regular season play.  In 17 games, Andrew conceded 6 goals and had  9 total shutouts!”

*** Jacob Reimers (York) ***

Coach Hagerty“Jacob started every game since he was a freshman.  He and his senior class finished with a 82-16-5 record over the past 4 years.  He earned 2nd team all state as a freshman, 1st team as a sophomore and tied for 1st team last year.  He had 10 shutouts in his 15 starts this season.  Received conference POY.   I’m glad I had the pleasure to coach him.  Jacob reflects York Soccer with his hard work, character and high academic workload.  We wish him all the best at Longwood next year.”

 

Backs:

*** (OB) Tyler Dresden (Landstown) *** . . . . . 4 goals, 7 assists

Coach Neihoff – “Tyler played outside back most of the year and plays his best soccer when he has the opportunity to get into the attack.  He is very quick on his feet with and without the ball and helps his team most by keeping possession and getting his body into a defensive position.  Tyler’s most notable games came against Grassfield early in the season and in the First Colonial match where he scored the winning goal with 6 minutes left in the game.”

*** (CB) Marko ‘Big Serb’ Manojilovic (Princess Anne) *** . . . . . 0 goals, 0 assists

Coach Ferguson – “Marko was a huge part of why we were able to win our conference regular season and conference tournament!  He was absolutely fearless in his tackles and was dominate in the air!  I can’t recall a 50/50 challenge he lost in the air!  He was instrumental in starting our attack from the back with sharp penetrating passes.  He was key in keeping attackers at bay, we never game up more than 1 goal in six of seven conference matches!”

*** (OB) Luis Merced (Lafayette) *** . . . . . 0 goals, 2 assists

Coach Sorrell“Luis was a great marking back who played on the left side. He never backed down from an opponent even though he was not as “soccer” gifted as his opponents. When he had an assignment, he did it with a zeal unlike many others. In short, he loved a challenge.”

*** (CB) Tyler Starkey (Kellam) *** . . . . . 3 goals, 2 assists

Coach Powers“Tyler was instrumental in the success of our defense this year.  Scored big goals for us: match winner against FC and a game tying goal against Cosby in a regional semifinal.”

*** (CB) Willson Tuck (First Colonial) *** . . . . . 1 goal, 3 assists

Coach Denson Willson was tasked with marking the opponents top forward.  He worked tirelessly in keeping Greene (Kellam), Smith (Cox), and Hollingsworth (Landstown) scoreless in conference play.”

 

 Midfielders:

*** (CM) Matt Abraham (Grassfield) *** . . . . . 7 goals, 4 assists

Coach Kalder – “Matt Abraham was our captain and the leader of the team this year.  His defensive game has always been tremendous but this year he significantly improved his offensive game.  Matt played three positions for us this year: Attacking Mid, Holding Mid, and Sweeper.  He was everywhere on the field and made the greatest impact of any Grizzly this year.  He finished the year with 7 goals and 4 assists (6 of his goals coming in the last 6 games – during our four conference games and two conference tournament games).  He finishes his career as a three-year varsity starter and one of the better Grizzly soccer players to step onto the pitch.”

*** (CM) Harry Conley (Kecoughtan) *** . . . . . 6 goals, 3 assists

Coach Canaday“Harry was the PenSouth Conference Player of the Year.  He was team captain and one of the strong leaders of the team.”

*** (OM) Dominic Fontana (Smithfield) *** . . . . . 8 goals, 5 assists

Coach Henderson – “Dominic’s ability to get up and down the field allowed him to be one of the best offensive and defensive weapons that we had all season.  His technical ability allowed him to beat guys on the outside while able to get in behind on defenses. His recovery speed allowed us to play three in the back in a lot of matches as he could pinch back and give support.”

*** (CM) Will Nopper (First Colonial) *** . . . . . 16 goals, 6 assists

Coach Denson“Will was the Coastal Conference POY.  A team captain and our leading scorer with great work ethic and attitude!”

*** (OM) Cameron Thompson (Gloucester) *** . . . . . 6 goals, 9 assists

Coach Raines“Cam is a very quick and skillful player who loves to take on opponents and open up chances for himself and his teammates.  With his clinical touch on the ball and a desire to go forward, makes him a threat that can’t be ignored by the other team.”

*** (HM) Jesus Valenzuela (Hampton) *** . . . . . 9 goals, 8 assists

Coach Worrell – “Valenzuela has been a 4-year varsity starter at Hampton High and his impact on the program has been transformative.  Playing from a deep playmaking midfield role, Jesus finished the 2017 season with 9 goals and 8 assists.  His intelligent and selfless play allowed his teammates to shine alongside him and he graduates as one of the best players in Hampton High history.”

 

Forwards:

*** AJ Frommelt (Great Bridge) *** . . . . . 14 goals, 8assists

Coach Wright“Followed up his 17g Junior yr campaign with another impressive year coming up big in conference play with 5g in 5 games.”

*** Jared Greene (Kellam) *** . . . . . 16 goals, 6 assists

Coach Powers“Jared was the player that every team had to game plan around.  One of the best players to come through Kellam.”

*** Bennie Raymond (Great Bridge) *** . . . . . 22 goals, 7 assists

Coach Wright“Bennie was the Conference 17 POY!  Finally able to show what he was capable of when healthy, 7 of his 22 goals came against the likes of Western Branch (1) Grassfield (2) Nansemond River (3) and Kellam (1).”

*** Kevin Tripp (Jamestown) *** . . . . . 26 goals, 10 assists

Coach O’Brien“True gamer and competitor!  Gets a lot out of himself and others around him with his skill and work rate.  A great captain and leader for Jamestown soccer who will be missed!”

 

Utility:

*** Justin Wilson (Lafayette) *** . . . . . 12 goals, 4 assists

Coach Sorrell“A tremendous player that can play anywhere on the field and be successful.  As the Captain of the 2017 squad, he demonstrated a want to win and drive that few could even attempt to aspire to.  His hard work and uncanny soccer skills made us a formidable opponent against everyone we played.”