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Boys Soccer: Kane County Chronicle All Area Team

Led by Player of the Year Sebastian Carranza, here is the Kane County Chronicle All-Area team:

Lucas Bass, Kaneland, junior, midfielder/forward: Bass, an all-Interstate Eight Conference selection, scored 24 goals for the Knights.

Kaneland's Lucas Bass.

Kaneland’s Lucas Bass.

Sebastian Carranza, St. Charles East, junior, midfielder: The Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year, Carranza was an Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State selection and all-DuKane Conference selection. Carranza finished with 20 goals and 13 assists on the season. Carranza was second in DuKane Conference Player of the Year voting.

St. Charles East junior Sebastian Carranza is the Kane County Chronicle Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

St. Charles East junior Sebastian Carranza is the Kane County Chronicle Boys Soccer Player of the Year. (Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com/)

Joe Carli, Geneva, senior, center/midfielder: Carli was an all-sectional and all-DuKane Conference selection. Geneva coach Jason Bhatta said Carli was “our most consistent player being such a presence in the middle of the field breaking up plays and controlling the midfield.” Carli had two goals and one assist.

Geneva's Joe Carli.

Geneva’s Joe Carli.

Christian Diaz, Geneva, junior, forward: Despite missing the majority of the shortened season with an ankle injury, Diaz had six goals for the Vikings.

Geneva junior Christian Diaz

Geneva junior Christian Diaz

Trey Gora, St. Francis, senior, midfielder: Gora, an Eastern Illinois recruit, was the Metro Suburban Conference MVP and an Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-sectional pick. In seven games, Gora scored 16 goals and had eight assists to lead the 9-1 Spartans. A four-year starter and three-time captain. Gora finished his career with 35 goals.

St. Francis' Trey Gora

St. Francis’ Trey Gora

Alex Mancera, St. Charles East, senior, centerback/midfielder: The DuKane Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Mancera was an all-DuKane Conference and all-sectional selection. Mancera had 13 assists and five goals.

St. Charles East's Alex Mancera

St. Charles East’s Alex Mancera

Drew Noecker, Marmion, senior, defender/forward: Noecker had eight goals for the Cadets, who went 9-4-1.

Marmion's Drew Noecker.

Marmion’s Drew Noecker. (Feltes/)

Luke Persenico, St. Charles North, senior, forward: Persenico was an All-State and all-DuKane Conference selection. Persenico finished with 24 goals – one shy of the program record – and had five assists to win the DuKane Golden Boot award.

St. Charles North's Luke Persenico.

St. Charles North’s Luke Persenico.

Jack Rissman, Kaneland, junior, goalkeeper: An all-Interstate Eight Conference selection and all-sectional honorable mention, Rissman had 78 saves in 17 starts.

Kaneland's Jack Rissman.

Kaneland’s Jack Rissman.

Jared Sinnaeve, St. Charles North, senior, centerback: Sinnaeve was named the DuKane Conference Player of the Year. An all-DuKane Conference, All-State and Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-American selection, Sinnaeve finished with 15 assists and six goals.

St. Charles North's Jared Sinnaeve.

St. Charles North’s Jared Sinnaeve.

Nathan Sowers, Marmion, junior, centerback: Sowers was the anchor for a back line that gave up 13 goals on the season, an average of less than a goal a game.

Marmion’s Nathan Sowers.

Marmion’s Nathan Sowers.

Honorable mention: Evan Horvath (Geneva, sr.); Harley Karner (Marmion, so.); Barry O’Neill (Marmion, so.); Evan Smith (Kaneland, sr.) Sam Wade (St. Charles East, sr.).

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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