ECNL BOYS ANNOUNCES 2021-22 CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR AND ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
RICHMOND, Va. (August 12, 2022) – Coming out of an extraordinary regular season and capping the year with six new National Champions at the Club Competition level, ECNL Boys is thrilled to announce the 2021-22 Conference Players of the Year and Club Competition All-Conference First and Second Teams across the league’s 12 conferences.
“The 2021-22 season was the most competitive season in the league’s history, with an exceptionally high level of performance from all of the players throughout the ECNL Boys,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner, Jason Kutney. “Being recognized as an All-Conference honoree or a Conference Player of the Year from such a large group of high-level players is a testament to their great ability, work rate, and attitude, and a clear acknowledgment of excellence.”
Honorees were selected by conference awards committees with technical representatives from every club in each of the ECNL Boys’ 12 conferences. The number of players selected was based upon the size of the respective conference.
Players that have been selected to their respective All-Conference First Team will also be eligible for selection to the ECNL Boys All-American teams, which will be announced later this month. All-Conference Players of the Year will also be eligible for selection for the ECNL Boys National Player of the Year. The first-ever All-ECNL Regional League teams will also be announced this month.
Below is a listing of each Conference Player of the Year and the All-Conference First and Second Teams, by conference.
Florida Conference Players of the Year
U15: Pedro Cruz – Florida Premier
U16: Brody Crampton – Florida Kraze Krush
U17: Shane Wright – Florida Kraze Krush
U18/19: Paul Surkov – Tampa Bay United
To view the full Florida All-Conference teams, click here.
Heartland Conference Players of the Year
U15: Pablo Mendez – Sporting Iowa
U16: Ben Schendt – Sporting Nebraska
U17: Barrett Kitts – KC Scott Gallagher
U18/19: Braden Yows – KC Scott Gallagher
To view the full Heartland All-Conference teams, click here.
Mid-Atlantic Conference Players of the Year
U15: Casey Price – Pipeline SC
U16: Kobe Keomany – Pipeline SC
U17: Alex Walker – Wilmington Hammerheads
U18/19: James Kelly – Charlotte SA Academy
To view the full Mid-Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.
Midwest Conference Players of the Year
U15: Giovanni Magana – Eclipse Select SC
U16: Mactzil Lopez – Eclipse Select SC
U17: William Smith – FC Wisconsin
U18/19: Maximiliano Ibarra- Eclipse Select SC
To view the full Midwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Mountain Conference Players of the Year
U15: Carlos Nieto-Rosales – La Roca
U16: Alec Lauretti – Real Colorado
U17: Daniel Keegan Adams – Real Colorado
U18/19: Naime Odeh – La Roca
To view the full Mountain All-Conference teams, click here.
Northeast Conference Players of the Year
U15: Sawyer Spiegel – Penn Fusion SA
U16: Jack Kryger – World Class FC
U17: Tyler Flowers – Sporting Delaware
U18/19: Colin Hughes – NEFC
To view the full Northeast All-Conference teams, click here.
Northern Cal Conference Players of the Year
U15: Leonardo Avalos – Mustang SC
U16: Malcolm Zalayet – Marin FC
U17: Simon Vaca-Lorenzi – Davis Legacy
U18/19: Nicholas Strangio – San Juan SC
To view the full Northern Cal All-Conference teams, click here.
Northwest Conference Players of the Year
U15: Benjamin Milstein – Crossfire Premier
U16: Wyatt Stevens – Seattle United
U17: Mateo Herrera – Seattle United
U18/19: Egor Akulov – Crossfire Premier
To view the full Northwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Ohio Valley Conference Players of the Year
U15: Adin Ibrahimovic – Cleveland Force
U16: Brady McGlone – Ohio Premier
U17: Carson Browning – Ohio Premier
U18/19: Dino Hodzic – Louisville City Academy
To view the full Ohio Valley All-Conference teams, click here.
Southeast Conference Players of the Year
U15: Julian Bretous – NTH-NASA
U16: Wilfer Bustamante Jr. – CESA
U17: Jonathan Gabriel Nickerson – United Futbol Academy
U18/19: Damola Salami – NTH-NASA
To view the full Southeast All-Conference teams, click here.
Southwest Conference Players of the Year
U15: Jake Basinet – San Diego Surf
U16: Duran Ferree – San Diego Surf
U17: Nicolas Quanbeck – San Diego Surf
U18/19: Elijah Zelkind – San Diego Surf
To view the full Southwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Texas Conference Players of the Year
U15: Evrit Fisher – DKSC
U16: Isaac Dalhart – Oklahoma Energy
U17: Edward Garcia – FC Dallas
U18/19: Siddiq Lezzar – Houston Dynamo Youth
To view the full Texas All-Conference teams, click here.
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