Your Prep Sports
A trio of high scoring forwards highlight the Your Prep Sports area athletes named to the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state teams that were released on Monday.
West High junior Michael Nelson, Solon senior and Dillon Bruck and West Branch senior Peyton Miller all earned all-state honors after stellar seasons in which they ranked in the top 10 in the state in goals scored.
Bruck, Nelson and Miller headline a group of nine Your Prep Sports area players to earn all-state honors from the IAHSSCA.
Nelson was a second-team selection in Class 3A after setting a West High single-season record with 36 goals.
The 36 goals for Nelson were third most in the state this season and helped West High to an 18-3 record and a sixth consecutive appearance at the Class 3A state tournament.
Senior goalkeeper Nicholas McDonnell joined Nelson on the 3A all-state team earning honorable mention honors.
McDonnell made 61 saves while allowing just 11 goals this season.
Liberty High had a pair of players earn all-state honors after the most successful season in program history that included a 15-4 record and a berth in a 3A substate final.
Senior keeper Jaxyn Logan was named to the Class 3A second team while senior Joslin Gembo was an honorable mention pick.
Logan made 62 saves while allowing seven goals while Gembo ranked third on the team with 10 goals and led the Lightning with eight assists.
City High senior defender Aaron Rutherford earned honorable mention status in Class 3A.
Bruck and senior William Wittich were each named to the Class 2A all-state squad after leading Solon to a 16-3 record and a spot in a 2A substate final.
Bruck set a single-season school record with 35 goals which tied for the fifth most in the state this season and ranked second in Class 2A on his way to being named to the 2A second team.
Wittich was an honorable mention selection in Class 2A after ranking second on the team with 13 goals and leading the Spartans with 10 assists.
Miller was named to the Class 1A first team after another stellar season in which he ranked seventh in the state with 34 goals.
Miller added a team-high 11 assists this season while being named a first-team all-state pick in Class 1A.
Senior Gage Gingerich was an honorable mention selection in Class 1A after ranking second on the team with seven assists and third with 11 goals.
Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Teams
First team – Ryan Huang, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt; Daniel Griesemer, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Caleb Hass, Sr., Davenport North; Tyler Hannon, Sr., Johnston; Spencer Taylor, Sr., Norwalk; Wilmont Manneh, Sr., Johnston; Lucas Newhard, Sr., Ankeny; Nate Hersom, Sr., Urbandale; Armin Dedic, Sr., Waterloo West; Rhys Ward, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Ty Duax, Soph., Ankeny Centennial; Erick Rodriguez, Sr., Des Moines East
Second team – Aiden Hillis, Sr., Waukee; Enock Musengo, Sr., Des Moines Hoover; Calvin Hamer, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Thomas Knudsen, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Chase Green, Sr., Davenport North; Michael Nelson, Jr., West High; Rashidi Ishibwami, Jr., Ankeny Centennial; Truman Unruh, Sr., Cedar Falls; Tyler Fear, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Jack Kilstrom, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Jaxyn Logan, Sr., Liberty High; Kyle Pedersen, Sr., Ankeny; Jack Brown, Jr., Norwalk; Sam McDevitt, Sr., Waukee Northwest; Chase Wakefield, Soph., Bettendorf; Matthew Iehl, Sr., Cedar Falls; Will Sheeley, Sr., Johnston
Honorable mention – Aaron Rutherford, Sr., City High; AJ Corkery, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Alex Mackin, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Evan Larson, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Luke Soldati, Jr., Sioux City North; Andrew Heckenlaible, Soph., Ankeny Centennial; Cole Schrage, Jr., Waukee Northwest; Gavin Lewis, Soph., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Nathan Hummel, Sr., Davenport Central; Freddy Muniz, Sr., Des Moines East; Hayden Marks, Sr., Urbandale; Lwings Kabula, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Patrick Togba, Sr., Waterloo West; David Ochoa, Soph., Sioux City East; Preston Kipnusu, Soph., West Des Moines Valley; Aiden Neumann, Soph., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Anthony Silva, Jr., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson; Caleb Cross, Soph., Sioux City North; Ethan Beneke, Soph., Cedar Fals; Logan Wolfe, Sr., Muscatine; Nickolas McDonnell, Sr., West High; Bawi Thawng, Sr., Des Moines Hoover; Blake Halleran, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Brandon Orellana-Lemus, Jr., West Des Moines Valley; Irving Cruz, Fr., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson; Jadon Lingren, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Jose Balderas-Hernandez, Jr., Des Moines East; Joslin Gembo, Sr., Liberty High; Logan Larsen, Jr., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson; Sakariye Mahamed, Sr., Sioux City North; Xavier Potts, Jr., Bettendorf
First team – Evan Reha, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Evan Weary, Sr., Gilbert; Easton Adams, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Kendall Bickford, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Caleb Gymer, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Derek Beiner, Sr., Newton; Jackson Kirsch, Jr., Marion; Jonah Churchill, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Will Devine, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Colton Costello, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Isaac Semini, Sr., Pella; Zach Kline, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Tate McDermott, Soph., Dallas Center-Grimes
Second team – Dillon Bruck, Sr., Solon; Carson Genskow, Sr., Oskaloosa; Kaden Baxter, Sr., Carlisle; Brady Birkenholtz, Jr., Carlisle; Hunter Kennedy, Sr., Newton; Brayden Shepard, Soph., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Sam McClintock, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Caden Johnson, Jr., Glenwood; Emmett Schmidt, Sr., Knoxville; Mitchell Pothitakis, Sr., Fort Madison; Owen Olson, Jr., Spencer; Reilly Moore, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Honorable mention – Luke Freund, Sr., Harlan; Zander Larson, Sr., Hudson; William Wittich, Sr., Solon; Carson Jeffery, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Landon Briggs, Sr., Oskaloosa; Calen Claypool, Jr., Marion; Ashton Lyon, Sr., Harlan
First team – Danny Kinsella, Soph., Treynor; Ryder Davidson, Soph., Treynor; Luke Klostermann, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Thomas Schwartz, Sr., Treynor; Peyton Miller, Sr., West Branch; Gavin Tarbox, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Jahsiah Galvan, Sr., West Liberty; John Pranger, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Kaden Ogle, Soph., Underwood; Marcus Blount, Jr., Prince of Peace; Nick Crabb, Sr., East Sac County; Andre Fuentes, Soph., North Fayette Valley; Evan Honan, Sr., Underwood; Tyler Nolder, Jr., Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Baker Lally, Sr., Logan-Magnolia; Gunnar Moen, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Mitchell Dickson, Sr., West Central Valley; Parker Davis, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame
Honorable mention – Jacob Murley, Jr., East Sac County; Drew Robinson, Jr., Nevada; Gage Gingerich, Sr., West Branch; Kaleb White, Jr., North Fayette Valley; Levi Telecky, Sr., Cedar Valley Christian; Matt Gerling, Sr., West Central Valley; Arya Nowroozi, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame; Justice Jones, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Nate Gerling, Soph., West Central Valley; Ty Van Essen, Sr., Western Christian; Cami Blanco, Soph., Prince of Peace; Gavin Reed, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Kale Schulte, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg