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Hillsborough: All-county boys soccer

Boys soccer

T.J. Roehn, Jr., Berkeley Prep

Why we picked him: Roehn, a forward, had surgery before the season and there were questions as to whether he would miss his junior year, coach Tim Cooper said. Roehn played but was often double- and triple-teamed. In the playoffs, he scored seven goals and had six assists through the state semifinals before a leg injury, which had a profound impact in a 2-1 loss.

Most impressive accomplishment: Roehn's preseason injury forced him to go from an explosive goal scorer to more of a team player. He scored 26 goals and added 21 assists anyway.

Future plans: Roehn, who plans to play in college, is looking at Indiana, Maryland, Duke and USF.

Did you know? Not too long ago, Roehn starred in a dodgeball tournament and found himself looking at the opponent and facing elimination. Roehn caught the ball and won the tournament for his team.

First team

F Andrew Buckley, Jr., Tampa Catholic: Led Hillsborough County in scoring with 29 goals and six assists

F Billy Fanning, Jr., Durant: Led the Cougars with 26 goals

F J.D. Post, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Had 23 goals and seven assists

F Deion Jones, Sr., Freedom: Scored 14 goals with 17 assists

MF Manny Martes, Sr., Freedom: Despite injuries, scored 12 goals with 12 assists

MF Eri Jacobs, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Scored 20 goals and had 20 assists

MF Joey Rosati, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Led the Bucs with 22 assists and eight goals

D Freeman Bass, Sr., Durant: Anchor of the defense

D Matt Noble, Sr., Wharton: A must-have in the back to contain the opposition

D Matt Felman, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Helped limit opponents to 22 goals for the season

GK Kyle Peel, Sr., Freedom: Made momentum-swinging postseason saves with a 1.00 goals-against average

Second team

F Cecil Clarke, Sr., Durant F Keith Sierra, Sr., Jesuit F Taylor Nalls, Jr., Freedom F Sebastian Matta, Sr., Sickles MF Daniel Lopez, Sr., Armwood MF Anthony Baumann, Jr., Tampa Prep MF Jorge Chirinos, Sr., Leto D James Crater, Sr., Jesuit D Mike Panter, Sr., Freedom D Gil Davis, Jr., Sickles GK Alex Jenkins, Sr., Berkeley

Honorable mention

Alonso: Chase Faulmann, Alejandro Garcia, Jonathan Thomas, Tristan Velez; Berkeley Prep: Matt Felman; Bloomingdale: Shawn Ballentine, Tevin Gage; Brandon: Brad Keefe; Cambridge: Blake Herber, Matt Kazanski; Durant: Connor Bass, Freeman Bass, Leandro Mesquita; East Bay: David Castillo, Brandon Romero, Miguel Cerveleon; Gaither: John Nardozzi, Josh Santos, Jordan See, Zach Wheeler; Hillsborough: Daniel Barboto, Evan Colborne; Jesuit: Corey Anderson, Aaron Burrell, Stephen Gathman, Robert Kouwe, Russell Moore; King: C.R. Lewis; Lennard: Jose Galarza, Johnathan Ospina; Leto: Cesar Camino, Jesse Dickerson, Hugo Ramos; Middleton: Judeson Faustin, Zack Wehr; Newsome: Matt Carbone, Steven Gonzalez, Kyle Hollingsworth; Plant: Ethan Bayne, Spencer Muratides; Plant City: Brian Fekete; Riverview:Ozzie Ayra-Soto; Robinson: Tony Seleznick; Sickles: Boris Simeunovic, Brandon Stout; Tampa Catholic: Chris Hoffman; Tampa Prep: Drew Goldsberry, Wes Sever, Alex Tuch; Wharton: Jacob Cohen, Will Hunt, Gerald Sheaffer, Alex Stickley

Coach of the Year

Dennis Derflinger, Freedom. For the first time in school history, the Patriots reached a final four and a state title game. In the postseason, they blew out foes with power offense. The balance and guidance from Derflinger provided an intangible recipe for success.

Hillsborough: All-county boys soccer 03/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 21, 2009 11:31pm]
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