Meet the 12 ESPNHS Boys' Soccer Fall All-America first-team members and the Coach of the Year:
Christiano Francois, St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.), Sr.
Francois, a University of Maryland commit, scored 43 goals and had 22 assists as St. Benedict’s went 24-0 and finished No. 1 in the POWERADE FAB 50 for fall-playing programs. The native of Haiti factored in nearly half of the Gray Bees’ 135 goals this year. He also was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey.
Donovan Fraser, Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills, N.Y.), Sr.
The University of Maryland-bound striker ended the season with 25 goals and nine assists. He was named to the Newsday All-Long Island first team.
Michael Gamble, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), Sr.
Gamble was named the Baltimore Sun Player of the Year after his 27-goal, 16-assist season carried McDonogh to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A championship. Gamble signed with Wake Forest. He was selected as the Gatorade Player of the year for Maryland.
Patrick Hodan, Marquette (Milwaukee, Wis.), Sr.
The Notre Dame signee had a staggering 45 goals with 10 assists while leading Marquette to a 24-0-1 season and a POWERADE FAB 50 No. 3 final ranking. Hodan was the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year for Wisconsin.
Jonathan Campbell, Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, N.C.), Sr.
The University of Carolina signee had 19 goals and 26 assists while leading Greensboro Day School to a state runner-up finish. He ended his high school career with 53 goals and 64 assists. Campbell has been a U.S. Soccer Youth National Team participant and was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for North Carolina.
Matt Foldesy, St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio), Sr.
The Akron-bound midfielder had 42 goals and 31 assists over the past two seasons while leading St. Ignatius to a 45-1 record and back-to-back state titles. He was named the Ohio High School Boys Division I Player of the Year and was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio.
Cris Hernandez, St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.), Sr.
Hernandez, who was the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, recorded 16 goals and 32 assists while leading St. Benedict’s to an undefeated season and a POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 ranking. He is set to sign a professional contract instead of going to college.
Scott Thomsen, Christian Brothers (Lincroft, N.J.), Sr.
Thomsen capped his high school career by scoring the goal in overtime to lift Christian Brothers to a 1-0 victory over Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.) in the Non-Public A state final. The University of Virginia signee ended the season with 12 goals while leading the team to a 21-0 season and a POWERADE FAB 50 No. 4 final ranking.
Jack Brown, Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.), Sr.
The University of Michigan signee was named to the Michigan State Soccer Coaches Association Dream Team in what was a strong year for Michigan defenders. Brown has been a standout performer in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, as well, since 2009.
Zach Carroll, Grand Blanc (Grand Blanc, Mich.), Sr.
Carroll, who played for the U.S. Under-17 National Team at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, returned to play high school soccer in the fall and helped his high school team to a region semifinal appearance. The University of Virginia signee contributed eight goals and seven assists while playing defender. He was named Mr. Soccer by the Michigan Soccer Coaches Association and was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Michigan.
Dakota Edwards, Sayville (Sayville, N.Y.), Sr.
Edwards was named the Long Island Player of the Year by Newsday, a rare accomplishment by a defensive player. The University of Maryland commit had eight goals and 12 assists. Edwards was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for New York.
Andrew Harris, Gilman (Baltimore, Md.), Sr.
Harris, an ESPNHS high school second-team All-America pick last year, makes the first team this year after his 15 shutout performance helped Gilman to an MIAA runner-up finish to McDonogh. Harris, who has been a U.S. Soccer Youth National Team trainee, has signed with Wake Forest.
Coach of the Year
Andrew Chadwick, Green Hope (Cary, N.C.)
Prior to the start of the 2011 season, Chadwick announced this would be his final year as head coach of the program he started nine seasons ago. The team responded by delivering Chadwick and the program its first state title after several runner-up finishes in North Carolina’s Class 4A. Green Hope finished the season 25-1 and ranked No. 7 in the POWERADE FAB 50. Chadwick steps down with an all-time record of 185-44-18 at this public school just outside of Raleigh.