Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

2016 Final Top 10: Boys' soccer

Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis levies his final rankings for the 2016 area boys' soccer season:

2016 boys' soccer all-conference/county teams

BIG 12
ALL-CONFERENCE

2016 final area boys' soccer statistics

GOALS
PLAYER, SCHOOL    G

Adam Cheek, Blue Ridge    51
Max Berry, Judah    32
Ethan Norton, Danville    31
Rahi Miraftab-Salo, Urbana Uni    29
Ndumiso Madela, Urbana    23
Blake Reifsteck, B-H    23
Bailey Crose, Hoop. Area    20

2016 All-Area boys' soccer Player of the Year: Danville's Caleb Griffin

DANVILLE — Caleb Griffin picked off a pass near midfield and surged forward out of his center back position during the Danville boys’ soccer team’s second match of the season, a bout with eventual sectional champion Quincy Notre Dame.

2016 All-Area boys' soccer teams

All-Area first team
ATHLETE    POS.    YR.    SCHOOL
Max Berry    M    Sr.    Judah Christian
Adam Cheek    F    Sr.    Blue Ridge

2016 All-Area Boys' Soccer Coach of the Year: Urbana's Randy Blackman

Why he’s Coach of the Year: In his 31st year at the helm, Blackman won his 400th game and led the Tigers to a massive improvement. Urbana went 19-4-1 and was the best team in the area throughout its Big 12 Conference and Class 2A Champaign Central Regional championship season.

Meet the first team: 2016 All-Area boys' soccer

A look at the 12 local boys' soccer athletes to make our All-Area first team this season:

Future of Villa Grove/Heritage co-op murky

The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.

Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.

On campus: Ponder, Garbutt lead DACC cross-country

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts now excelling in college:

Three Parkland programs vie for national championships

Rod Lovett doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.

But by the time Saturday arrives, Lovett and the Parkland athletic department he oversees could enjoy a monumental moment. Or two. Or three.

The NJCAA Division I men’s soccer national championship match is slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday. Parkland could win that.