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Prep notes: Boys rosters set for Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Game

04/27/2017, 5:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON
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Rosters for the boys game at the 26th annual Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Game were announced this week, and several of the state's top graduating seniors have committed to playing in the match July 22 at UW-Whitewater's Fiskum Field.

Milwaukee Marquette defender Ben Leas, a University of Wisconsin recruit who was the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year last fall, will play on the Blue team.

Leas' teammates will include Schofield D.C. Everest forward Jack Mittelsteadt, a fellow first-team all-state selection who led the state with 55 goals last fall; Green Bay Preble senior forward Isaac Putzier, a second-team all-state pick; and Leas' prep teammate Sam Holton, who was a second-team all-state choice at midfielder.

The Gold squad, meanwhile, is headed up by Preble midfielder Antonio De Castro, a first-team all-state selection who is headed to UW-Green Bay next fall. Also on the Gold roster are Sussex Hamilton midfielder Connor Provan, a UW-Milwaukee recruit, and Delavan-Darien forward Tigrio Huerta, who was a second-team all-state pick and ended his career ranked in the top five in state history goals, assists and points, according to the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Record Book.

Provan was one of 13 players named to the team who earned all-state "Best of the Rest" honors in 2016. Rosters for the girls match will be announced at a later date, along with the schedule of events and ticket information.

The all-star games are organized by the Wisconsin Masonic Soccer Foundation, and the week leading up to the matches traditionally includes a youth soccer camp, training sessions for the all-stars, a cook-out and a recognition breakfast.

2017 BOYS WISCONSIN MASONIC ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS

(College commitments in parentheses if known)

Blue
Goalkeeper:
Alex Pagel, Schofield D.C. Everest.
Defenders: Dylan Ferreira, Hudson; Ben Leas, Milwaukee Marquette (UW); Jared Short, Cedarburg (Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.).
Defender-midfielders: Nick Hildebrandt, McFarland; Brandon Jenness, Barron.
Midfielders: Logan Block, Grafton (St. Norbert); Sam Holton, Milwaukee Marquette (St. Thomas, Minn.); Lucas Morris, Waukesha Catholic Memorial; Isaac Putzier, Green Bay Preble.
Forwards: Jonah Bakunowicz, Wisconsin Rapids; Noal Baldwin, Cedarburg; William Douglas, Hudson (St. Olaf, Minn.); Nick Jatta, Sun Prairie; Brady Kronenburg, De Pere (Northern Michigan); Alberto Martinez, Beloit Memorial; Jack Mittelsteadt, Schofield D.C. Everest; Alejandro Muro, Oak Creek.
Coaches: Jeff Rousselow, Barron; Manny Pollak, Schofield D.C. Everest.

Gold
Goalkeeper:
Josh Balicki, Waukesha Catholic Memorial.
Defenders: Nate Brody, Madison West (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Calif.); Jacob Olp, New Berlin Eisenhower (UW-Platteville); Christopher Ten Pas, Oostburg (Northwestern, Iowa); Jonnie Winkler, Mount Horeb.
Midfielders: Antonio De Castro, Green Bay Preble (UW-Green Bay); Sam Garcia, Oconomowoc (Upper Iowa); Connor Provan, Sussex Hamilton (UW-Milwaukee); Gerardo Rodriguez, Delavan-Darien; Jonathan Soto, Milwaukee Tech-Carmen; Ben Stephens, Mount Horeb.
Forwards: Scott Biancofiori, Milton (Carroll); Ryan Hayward, Lake Country Lutheran; Tigrio Huerta, Delavan-Darien; Ryan Feuerstein, Sussex Hamilton (St. Norbert); Nate Sampson, Milwaukee University School (Emory, Ga.); Brandon Stulo, Racine St. Catherine's; Derrick Ten Dolle, Oostburg
Coaches: Mark Newman, Mount Horeb; Ryan Ten Pas, Oostburg.

  • Six soccer players are among this year's 32 WIAA Scholar Athletes, recognized for their excellence in the classroom and in competition. Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys statewide were selected for the honors; four boys and four girls from each of four WIAA divisions. Seventeen recipients have 4.0 grade-point averages, while their average GPA is 3.95. The girls soccer players among the honorees are Emily Hafeman of Greendale Martin Luther, Brita Hovde of Madison Edgewood and Brittany Schaller of Howards Grove, while the boys players recognized are Sheboygan Falls' Clark Otte, Phelps' Sawyer Rosner and Oregon's Calvin Schneider.
  • Brookfield Central rose six spots to No. 29 in this week's Top Drawer Soccer Spring Fab 50 national rankings and moved one place to third in the Great Lakes Region. Milwaukee DSHA is No. 6 in the regional rankings, while the Lancers remained atop the website's state rankings ahead of the Dashers and No. 3 Hartland Arrowhead.
  • Six state teams are part the 45-team field for the 11th annual Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa. DSHA kicks off play in Bracket A on Thursday night against St. Charles North (Ill.), which is sixth in the nation by TDS and 22nd by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Whitefish Bay, ranked first in this week's Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 state poll, is in the same bracket and opens against Collinsville (Ill.). Waunakee also will face a nationally ranked side, as it takes on Waukee (Iowa) – 11th in the TDS Fab 50 – in its "Border Battle" finale Saturday. State-ranked Middleton (No. 10 in Division 1) and Cedarburg (No. 4 in Division 2) and Bay Port also are in the field. Sussex Hamilton also was supposed to play in the event, but withdrew earlier this week, according to tournament organizer Eric Stratman.
  • Waukesha Catholic Memorial, which continues to top the Division 3 state poll, plays host to its annual Laura Moynihan Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The Crusaders (5-0-3) went unbeaten on their annual southern trip last week, tying Hilton Head Island (S.C.) 0-0 and beating Georgia sides Effingham County 3-2 and Savannah St. Vincent 4-1. This year's Moynihan Invitational field includes Grafton, ranked second behind Catholic Memorial in Division 3, Kenosha Tremper, Hudson, Sheboygan North, Racine St. Catherine's, New Berlin Eisenhower and Fond du Lac.
  • Soccer was one of six WIAA tournaments to make money during the 2015-16 school year, with a total profit of $98,829 between the boys and girls tournaments. In the 2014-15 school year, the soccer tournaments turned a profit of $84,503. WIAA annual report (pdf)

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