Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Prep pulse: Feb. 25, 2019

It was quite the feat for a trio of area girls' basketball teams to make the trip to Redbird Arena last week for their respective state semifinals.

Never before had that happened in local history. The results were strong as well, with Schlarman repeating as Class 1A champion, St. Joseph-Ogden rounding up a third-place trophy in 2A and Tri-County hitting fourth place in 1A.

HS Boys Basketball: St. Joseph-Ogden vs. St. Thomas More

St. Joseph-Ogden defeated St. Thomas More 63-48 in a high school basketball game at the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

Prep pulse: Dec. 24, 2018

Overshadowed by recent news of IHSA football going to a district scheduling format was a report just a short time earlier that affects many other high school sports.

Last Monday, the IHSA released enrollment classifications for fall sports during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school years. This is the first piece of the IHSA's new two-year classification format.

2018 football, volleyball, boys' soccer schedules/results


Aug. 25    vs. South Beloit        W 42-0        1-0

2018 All-Area, All-Conference boys' soccer teams

All-Area First Team


Caleb Aldridge Jr. M Judah Christian

Caleb Bleich Sr. M Fisher/GCMS

Diego Camarena Jr. F Iroquois West

Austin Carr Sr. F Mahomet-Sey.

Pablo Diaz Sr. M Champaign Central

Albert Lee Sr. F Uni High

Ethan Mansfield Sr. M Mahomet-Seymour

Drew Reifsteck Jr. M/F BHRA

2018 N-G boys' soccer Coach of the Year: Champaign Central's Nick Clegg

Coach of the Year: Champaign Central's Nick Clegg

Final area boys' soccer leaders: Nov. 25, 2018



Diego Camarena, Iroquois West 67

Drew Reifsteck, BHRA 35

Luke Rudolph, Monticello 31

Santiago Rodriguez, Ch. Central 30

Angel Barajas, Iroquois West 26

Caleb Bleich, Fisher/GCMS 25

Joe Sellett, STM 25

Austin Carr, M-S 23

Dawson Rogers, Oakwood/SF 22

Reynaldo Zarco, Ch. Central 20

Final N-G boys' soccer Top 10: Nov. 25, 2018

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS breaks down the final top 10 area rankings for the 2018 boys' soccer season:


1. Champaign Central, 25-1 (1)

Maroons tied for longest area postseason run, falling a goal short versus Springfield in a Class 2A sectional final.

Picture this: Maroons' shining star Rodriguez just getting started

CHAMPAIGN — When Santiago Rodriguez ponders what, besides soccer, affects his life most these days, three topics come to the forefront.

Heritage, traveling and photography.

Coincidentally, the entire trio rounds back to make him an even better soccer player.

Meet the first team | 2018 N-G All-Area boys' soccer

Caleb Aldridge | Judah Christian, Jr., midfielder

Why he made the team: A catalyst for the offense and defense of a Tribe group that made a surprise run to a Class 1A sectional title match,