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2020 North-South Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer All-Star Teams Announced by AHSADCA

     MONTGOMERY – The North-South Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer All-Star Teams selected for the recently canceled 2020 AHSAA North-South All-Star Sports Week were announced Friday by Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
The teams comprised of 2021 rising seniors were chosen by a special coaches committee from nominations received from AHSAA member school soccer coaches.
“We think this is a tremendous group representing many of the best boys’ and girls’ soccer players in the AHSAA,” said Lee. “We are proud to announce these teams even though we are disappointed the All-Star competition set for the All-Star Sports Week this summer has been canceled. Each player will be receiving certificates from the AHSADCA for their selection to these prestigious squads.”
The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), has hosted annually North-South all-star games in football, baseball, softball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, cross country, tennis and golf during the All-Star Week. The games were canceled earlier this week due to the COVID 19 Virus pandemic. The AHSAA Summer Conference, annually attended by more than 4,000 coaches and administrators, will still be July 13-18 but is being converted to a virtual conference.
The AHSADCA also plans to release the softball all-star team Sunday. All other all-star squads have already been announced.
   Coaches selected for the All-Star Soccer squads include: (South Girls) Bill Ferguson, Auburn; Ashley Johnson, St. Paul’s Episcopal; Ken Wright, Montgomery Schools, administrative coach; (North Girls) Jack Mann, Mars Hill Bible; Lauren Wooten, Hewitt-Trussville; George Cavender, (retired) administrative coach; (South Boys) Ray Bozeman, Andalusia; Gabriel DeQuieroz, Montgomery Academy; Ken Wright, Montgomery Schools, administrative coach; (North Boys) Sam Corker, Gadsden City; Alex Tomlinson, Randolph School; George Cavender, (retired) administrative coach.
Among the South girls’ team all-stars are Alabama Soccer Association all-state selections Mallory Sears of Fairhope, and Anna Kelly of Auburn.  Among the North all-stars are all-state selections Kaylee Dressback of Vestavia Hills, Haley Duca of Chelsea, Amanda Hall of John Carroll Catholic, Kaitlin Maynard of Oak Mountain and Kori Ingram of Pelham, all named to the Alabama Soccer Coaches Association 2020 all-state team.
   Among the North Boys’ all-stars are Daniel Kutsch of Altamont and Anthony Lucas of Crossville, who earned all-state honors in 2019. Pacing the South squad are 2019 all-staters Niyonizigiye Claude of Davidson and Storm Rief of Auburn.
The South All-Stars won the 2019 North-South girls’ game 3-1 and the North boys won 3-0. The North girls hold a 15-3-1 edge in the series, and the North boys have a 12-4-1 record in the matches held each year at All-Star Sports Week.
The complete 2020 All-Star rosters include:

NORTH BOYS’ ALL-STARS
Player School

Pos.

Ht.
Andrew Carson Huntsville

CDM

6’2
Logan Edwards Spain Park

F

6’1
Jacob Franklin Helena

GK

5’10
Jesse Espinoza Jimenez Fort Payne

D

5’5
Jesse Kantzler Gadsden City

MF

5’11
Daniel Kutsch Altamont

CM

6’1
Anthony Lucas Crossville

F

5’7
Daniel Martinez Russellville

GK

6’0
Patrick Neil Mountain Brook

MF

5’10
Chris Nettuno Chelsea

MF

5’11
Mitchell Register Vestavia Hills

OB

6’0
Wilson Rhodes Oak Mountain

WB

6’1
James Seija Bob Jones

CB

5’10
Dylan Steely Hoover

D

6’2
Donar Romas Florence

DMF

5’8
Nehemias Ordonez Vicente Tanner

M

5’5
Cooper Wyatt Randolph

S

5’8
NORTH COACHES
Sam Corker Gadsden City
Alex Tomlinson Randolph
George Cavender S.R. Butler (Retired) -Admin.

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