2017-2018 Boys ECNL All-America Team and Boys ECNL Player of the Year Announced
RICHMOND, VA (July 18, 2018) – The Boys ECNL is excited to announce the 2017-18 Boys ECNL All-America Team, supported by United Soccer Coaches, as well as the 2017-18 Boys ECNL Player of the Year Luke Kiley.
Thirty players were selected to the Boys ECNL All-America Team by the Boys ECNL All-America Committee, which included technical representatives from all 5 Boys ECNL conferences across the country. From this distinguished group of players, Luke Kiley, a forward from the U18/U19 ENPL National Championship team Ohio Premier, was named the Boys ECNL Player of the Year.
Kiley’s ability to score and consistently perform in big games in 2017-18 cemented his honor as Boys ECNL Player of the Year, as he helped lead Ohio Premier to this year’s U18/U19 ENPL National Championship.
“Luke Kiley is a prime-time player. As the stage gets bigger, so does Luke. His best performances over the last 3 years have always come on our biggest stages,” said Ohio Premier Boys ECNL U18/U19 head coach Travis Wall. “What I most respect most about his game is his ability to not let misses affect him. He’s always ready for the next play.”
The 2017-2018 Boys ECNL All-America Team includes players from every conference and 20 ECNL clubs:
- Alexander Abril, Midfielder (Maryland United Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Moshtaba Alhasnawi, Forward (Vardar Boys ECNL U17)
- Jorge Alvarenga, Midfielder (Beach FC Boys U18/U19)
- Diego Anaya, Midfielder (Slammers FC Boys ECNL U17)
- Drew Blackwell, Midfielder (Penn Fusion Boys ECNL U16)
- Brennan Breuer, Forward (Tampa Bay United Rowdies Boys ECNL U17)
- Ethan Bryant, Midfielder (Classics Elite Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Reece Degen, Forward (Concorde Fire Boys ECNL U16)
- Nathan Dragisich, Midfielder (Pittsburgh Riverhounds Boys ECNL U17)
- Emeka Eneli, Midfielder (Ohio Premier Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Nathaniel Enriquez, Midfielder (Eclipse Select Boys ECNL U16)
- Corey Field, Midfielder (Concorde Fire Boys ECNL U16)
- Cameron Gail, Forward (Real Colorado Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Jose Gallegos, Midfielder (Classics Elite Boys ECNL U17)
- Chris Geddis, Midfielder (Ohio Premier Boys ECNL U16)
- Andrew Halloran, Forward (CESA Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Spencer Hanks, Midfielder/Forward (Baltimore Celtic Boys ECNL U16)
- Micheal Hewes, Midfielder (Penn Fusion Boys ECNL U17)
- Alex Kessler, Forward (Phoenix Rising Boys ECNL U16)
- Luke Kiley, Forward (Ohio Premier Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Wesley Leggett, Forward (Match Fit Academy Boys ECNL U17)
- Jeffrey Masser, Midfielder (Tampa Bay United Rowdies Boys ECNL U17)
- Marcos Mora, Midfielder (Phoenix Rising Boys ECNL U16)
- Melvyn Perez, Midfielder (Beach FC Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Jovan Prado, Forward (Albion Hurricanes FC Boys ECNL U17)
- Jack Rawlins, Defender (BRYC Elite Academy Boys ECNL U18/U19)
- Paco Sugura, Forward (Classics Elite Boys ECNL U17)
- Daniel Sustatia, Midfielder/Forward (Lonestar SC Boys ECNL U16)
- Nate Thompson, Midfielder (Florida Elite Boys ECNL U17)
- Diego Useda, Forward (Slammers FC Boys ECNL U17)
“In a new platform, and on a big and new stage, these players stood tallest in the 2017-18 season, and their performances in the ECNL stood out to coaches all over the country,” said Boys ECNL President Christian Lavers. “These exceptional young players have a great future in the game, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow and shine in the Boys ECNL, ENPL, and beyond.”
Players selected to the ECNL All-America Team are automatically nominated for the United Soccer Coaches Youth All-America Team, which is released in the fall.
About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game. The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer.
About United Soccer Coaches: Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The association provides programs and services that enhance, encourage and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches, their players and the game we love. To learn more, visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.