Flynn Collins, Marmion, Sr., F
The speedy Batavia resident tallied 15 goals and four assists in only 12 matches before his season ended prematurely due to injury. Voted Cadets’ MVP, Collins was all-conference and all-sectional.
Daniel DiLeonardi, St. Charles East, Sr., F
DiLeonardi emerged as Saints’ leading scorer, notching XX goals on the season, including a pair of hat tricks in the opening weeks of the season.
Ty Seager, Wheaton Academy, So., F
Seager had double as many goals (26) as anyone else on the Warriors, who advanced to the 2A state semifinals. Added eight assists. “His speed and athleticism just blossomed this year,” Warriors coach Jeff Brooke said.
Ian Larson, Batavia, Jr., M
Counted several clutch scores among his team-leading 17 goals, none more memorable than his tally with 11.4 seconds left in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 win against archival Geneva. Also supplied nine assists.
Beck Nebergall, Geneva, Sr., M/F
Vikings coach Ryan Estabrook said his team would have struggled to win any games this season without Nebergall, whose strong, all-around play included eight goals and three assists. Considering Bowling Green as a college option.
Matt O’Connor, Burlington Central, Sr., M
O’Connor delivered 16 goals, 13 assists and reliable all-around play for a Rockets team that advanced to a Class 2A supersectional.
Anthony Parillo, Kaneland, Sr., M
The Kane County Chronicle Boys Soccer Player of the Year was an all-state selection for second straight year. Led Knights with 18 assists from his defensive-midfielder spot while consistently winning 50/50 balls and fortifying Knights’ defense.
Kevin Heinrich, St. Charles East, Sr., D
Defensive linchpin for St. Charles East team that won conference and regional championships. Overcame injury-plagued junior season to anchor formidable Saints back line.
Nick Konopacki, Batavia, Jr., D
Center-back helped solidify stingy Batavia defense that mustered nine shutouts and limited opponents to an average of 1.1 goals against the Bulldogs.
Jake Sterling, St. Charles East, Sr., D
In addition to providing reliable back-line play, Sterling was among the team’s emotional leaders and a key component in East’s set pieces. Spring Arbor (Mich.) recruit.
Billy Larsen, St. Charles North, Sr., GK
Larsen, a Manhattan recruit, kept St. Charles North competitive just about every time out – including in a regional semifinal match against powerhouse St. Charles East – throughout an offensively-challenged season for the North Stars.
Phillip LeGare, St. Charles North, Sr., F
Zach Manibog, St. Charles East, Jr., F
Gavin Sanchez, Marmion, Jr., F/M
John Barnes, Batavia, Sr., M
Sam Hardy, Wheaton Academy, Sr., M
Taylor Ortiz, St. Charles East, Jr., M
Andrew Shone, St. Charles East, Sr., M
Austin VanAcker, Burlington Central, Sr., D
Brandon Villanueva, St. Charles East, Jr., D
Marshall West, Wheaton Academy, Sr., D
Mike Novotny, St. Charles East, Sr., GK
Arsim Azemi, Kaneland, Sr., M
Alan Camarena, Burlington Central, Jr., M/F
Calen Colbert, Geneva, Jr., M
Kevin Collins, Batavia, Jr., F
Luke DeSimone, Marmion, Sr., D
Evan DiLeonardi, St. Charles East, So., D
Sean Fitzgerald, Burlington Central, Sr., M/F
Jason Lagger, Geneva, Jr., M
Chris Lucatorto, St. Charles East, Sr., GK;
Jordan Moore, St. Charles East, Jr., M
Joe Mozden, Geneva, Sr., GK
Paolo Sespene, Burlington Central, Sr., M/F
Tyler Siebert, Kaneland, Sr., M
Chris Van Dinther, Kaneland, Sr., D.
Casey Zimmerman, Wheaton Academy, Sr., F
– Jay Schwab, email@example.com