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News: Chicagoland Soccer 2023 Boys Little All-State Team

By Patrick Z. McGavin , 01/24/24, 12:02PM CST

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The team is composed of players from smaller schools, whether they be co-op programs, historically under-recognized schools or both. The honorees statistical success merited separate recognition outside of Chicagoland Soccer’s Special Mention or Watch List groupings.

 

Little All-State

Cade Brooks, Murphysboro, midfielder, junior
One of the most explosive scorers in the state, he showed great vision, speed and playmaking in scoring 46 goals and adding nine assists for a sectional qualifier.

Aram Dombalgian, North Shore Country Day, keeper, senior
Conceded one goal and posted six shutouts during the Raiders’ Class A state championship run. In 1,830 minutes, he posted 11 shutouts and allowed just 20 goals for a 0.87 goals against-average. 

Ethyn Bailey, Clifton Central, forward, senior
Scored 30 goals and added eight assists for the Comets, who finished third in the River Valley Conference.

Wences Baumgartner, Beecher, forward, sophomore 
The River Valley Player of the Year scored 54 goals and added 13 assists for 121 points, the state’s second-highest total.

Daniel Becker, North Shore Country Day, forward, senior 
Used an intense work-rate to score a team high 17 goals and added six assists for the Class A state champions.

Stephen Boldt, Westminster, forward, senior
Scored 35 goals and added seven assists for the Northeastern Conference champions.

Leo Cann, Notre Dame (Quincy), forward, senior
Repeat selection scored 21 goals and added three assists for the sectional semifinalists.

Cristian Cazares, Kewanee, forward, senior
Scored 43 goals and contributed 12 assists for the regional-finalist Boilermakers.

Lucas Cole, Columbia, defender, senior 
Top player on a backline that helped post 19 shutouts for the Class A third place finisher. Added four goals and three assists.

Griffin Cook, Earlville, midfielder/forward, senior
He scored 35 goals and added 17 assists for the Red Raiders (14-5-1).

Johan Cortez, Mendota, midfielder, sophomore
Elite playmaker finished with 23 goals and 24 assists for Three Rivers Conference champion and Class A sectional qualifier Trojans (21-2-2). 

Isaac Crumrine, Riverton/Tri City (co-op), defender/midfielder, senior 
Scored 28 goals and added 21 assists for the Hawks.

Julian Delgado, Chicago Academy, midfielder/forward, senior
The top scorer in the Chicago Public League finished with 32 goals and 16 assists for the Cougars (15-5-1).

Henry Gallun, North Shore Country Day, midfielder, junior
Key presence on the state championship team scored 16 goals and recorded eight assists.

Drake Gasperson, Litchfield/Gillespie (co-op), forward/midfielder, senior
One of the state’s most prolific scorers finished with 39 goals and 16 assists for the South Central Conference champion.

Brady Hemminghaus, Columbia, keeper, junior
Posted 18 shutouts in 1,728 minutes for a 0.787 goals against-average for a Class A third place finisher.

James Holohan, Herscher, midfielder, senior
Scored 24 goals and contributed 29 assists for the supersectional qualifier.

Abraham Horta, Peotone, forward, junior
Scored 38 goals and contributed 14 assists for the Blue Devils.

Quinton Hynek, Peoria Christian, midfielder, junior 
A repeat selection, he nearly doubled his playmaking total with 41 assists and contributed nine goals for the fourth place Class A finishe

Jaden Jaime, Herscher, forward, senior
A repeat selection, he powered a lethal attack with 46 goals and 17 assists for a supersectional qualifier.

Jude Keller, Marquette (Alton), midfielder, junior
Led the Explorers (16-5-1) with 18 goals and five assists.

Tyler Kramer, Beecher, defender, junior 
A top two-way threat, he paced a backline that contributed to 16 shutouts. He added seven goals and 10 assists for the Class A sectional finalist.

Rylan Lawson, Argenta-Oreana/Unity Christian/Decatur Christian (co-op), forward, senior 
Broke the century-mark with 105 points on 42 goals and 23 assists for the Bombers (14-8-1).

Noah Luther, Warrensburg-Latham/Maroa-Forsyth (co-op), forward, junior
The two-time selection scored 30 goals and created seven assists for the Cardinals (15-5-0).

Logan Mills, St. Joseph-Ogden, forward/midfielder, junior
He scored 34 goals and contributed 15 assists for the Spartans (16-8-0)

Kaden Moubayed, University (Chicago), defender, senior
The rangy, explosive and skilled stopper keyed a backline that posted five shutouts for a Class A supersectional qualifier.

Owen Pacetti, University (Normal), midfielder/forward, junior
One of the best Class A players in the state, he scored 11 goals and created 15 assists for the state runnerup.

Luis Parra, Herscher, midfielder, sophomore
Scored 23 goals and distributed 32 assists for the Class A supersectional qualifier.

Owen Root, Hoopeston, midfielder/keeper, senior
Scored 30 goals and added 10 assists for the Class A sectional qualifier.

Josh Skowronski, Arthur-Okaw Christian, forward, senior
Exploded for 37 goals and eight assists.

Narcisco Solarzano, Watseka/Milford (co-op), forward/midfielder, junior 
The state’s fourth-leading scorer had 112 points on 51 goals and 10 assists for the Warriors.

Cooper Stengel, University (Normal), midfielder, senior 
The leading scorer for the state runnerup delivered 18 goals and three assists.

Brady Taflinger, Oakwood/Salt Fork (co-op), midfielder, senior
Scored 14 goals and had 21 assists for A sectional qualifier. Champaign News-Gazette first team all-area.

Brian Torres, Cristo Rey St. Martin, defender, sophomore 
The heady and disruptive talent keyed a backline that posted eight shutouts for a Class A sectional finalist.

Landon Wernsing, Litchfield/Gillespie (co-op), midfielder, freshman 
Topped his class in scoring with 31 goals and 24 assists.

Jay Wolcott, Genoa-Kingston, forward, senior 
Finished sixth in scoring with 48 goals and 12 assists for 108 points for the Cogs, who finished second in the Big Northern Conference.

Jo Yokota, Peoria Christian, midfielder, senior
Orchestrated the Class A Final Four team’s attack with 21 goals and 29 assists.

Gavin Young, Bloomington Central, midfielder, senior
Scored 37 goals and added 14 assists for the Illini Prairie Conference champion.

Zack Zbinden, Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (co-op), midfielder, junior 
Scored 21 goals and dished out eight assists for the 21-3-0 Heart of Illinois Conference champion and regional finalist. News-Gazette first team all-area.