Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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All-North Suncoast boys soccer team

First team

F Josh Davis, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Saint Leo recruit led the North Suncoast with 33 goals, including two in the Class 3A semifinal, to help the Gators advance to the state title game.

F Connor Gilboy, Jr., Sunlake: Seahawks' top talent scored 27 goals and will be one of the North Suncoast's top returning talents.

F Morgan Shepherd, Fr., Wesley Chapel: Rising star led the Wildcats with 32 goals and added 11 assists.

M Andrew Brunner, Sr., Springstead: FACA All-Star led Eagles to a district title and a strong playoff run.

M Matt Campbell, Sr., Springstead: Led Hernando County with 28 goals to help the Eagles advance to the Class 4A region semifinals.

M Nathan Dalton, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Jacksonville recruit had a hat trick in the region quarterfinals and was one of the Gators' top playmakers with 24 assists.

M Andy Garcia, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Palm Beach Atlantic recruit scored 14 goals during the regular season.

D Steven Mazza, Sr., Pasco: All-conference player was a pivotal part of a defense that recorded 10 shutouts.

D Frank Pinciotti, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Central figure on a Gators defense that produced 11 shutouts.

D Alex Piruzza, Sr., Sunlake: Led a stingy defensive unit that allowed 1.2 goals per game during the regular season.

D Adam Weinstock, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Standout helped the Gators contain opponents to two or fewer goals in all but three games.

GK Jordan Leathers, Jr., Springstead: Recorded nine shutouts and 62 saves while allowing only 0.8 goals per game.

Coach of the year

Mark Pearson, Land O'Lakes. The Gators leader bulldozed the North Suncoast, and most of the rest of the state, to reach the state title game for the second time in program history.

Second team

F Daniel Diaz, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch

F Connor Spencer, Fr., Sunlake

F Michael Szafranski, Sr., Springstead

M Dillon Dunbar, Sr., Pasco

M Eric MacLean, Sr., Nature Coast

M Nestor Ponce, So., Pasco

M David Santacruz, Sr., Wesley Chapel

D Matt Bradshaw, So., Wiregrass Ranch

D Andres Hernandez, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch

D Ryan Oras, Sr., Fivay

D Sean Young, Jr., Land O'Lakes

GK Kevin Thompson, Sr., Gulf

Honorable mention

Academy at the Lakes: Raheem Taylor-Parkes; Anclote: Shaquille Valentin; Bishop McLaughlin: Joe Gulau, Donovan Lovelock, Eric Pitton; Central: Cameron McGeehen; Fivay: Gregory Alves, Francisco Banos, James Bors, Brandon Taylor, Nikolai Tonello, Raymond Vivino; Gulf: Tyler Brown, Travis Jehs, Ryan Wiegman; Hernando: Jacob Faulkingham, Cody Gillis, Nick Hopkins; Hudson: Daniel Kumm; Land O'Lakes: Yanci Algarin, Miguel Laliberte, Mitchell McCuen; Mitchell: Brian Hoxie, Jannik Jaeger, Chet Kirtley, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Cody Young; Nature Coast: Cody VanNatter, Frank Villaizan; Pasco: Jose Flores, Angel Garcia, Daniel Navarro, Carlos Riojas; Ridgewood: Travis Lord; River Ridge: Chris Hahn; Springstead: Cody Emmerman, Justin Ladouceur, Harry Prentice; Sunlake: Brandon Jungbauer, Jared Landry, Calvin Restrepo, Terence St. Onge; Wesley Chapel: Kyle Custer, Bryan Huynh, Zach Mine, Christian Monahan; Wiregrass Ranch: Rokas Daugela, Logan Jones, Kyle Wilson; Zephyrhills: Gunnar Chauncey

Boys player of the year

Jake Frahm, Sr., Land O'Lakes

Frahm was the most important player on one of the state's best teams. He attacked at times but was valuable as a defender. His skills and leadership helped the Gators shut out three teams at region or state to advance to the second state championship game in program history. With Frahm locking down the back, Land O'Lakes was able to attack aggressively. "Without him," coach Mark Pearson said, "I don't think we were able to go forward and score the goals we scored."

Most impressive accomplishment: As formations evolved over the season, Frahm's role changed. He played midfielder as a freshman and helped on offense this year, too. He scored eight goals and tallied 24 assists. "I wanted to score," Frahm said. "I wanted to help out the team."

Did you know? Aside from sleeping and soccer, Frahm has few hobbies. He's interested in music and used to play bass guitar. But his commitment to soccer and time dedicated to the Clearwater Chargers Academy club team have led him to focus on sports and training since ninth grade.

Future plans: Frahm is one of the Gators' two Division I recruits. He signed with the University of North Florida last month and said he likes the feel of the campus and how the Ospreys are building their program. Frahm and Gators teammate Nathan Dalton, a Jacksonville recruit, are thinking of sharing an apartment, even though they attend rival schools. Frahm plans to study civil or mechanical engineering.

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