From the Mag: Colorado's All-State soccer team

The Colorado All-State soccer team will be unveiled in our October issue of the magazine. But if you haven't seen it yet, here's who we picked as the top players in the state.


Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Danny Jensen, Evergreen, Junior, Colorado Rush

Star forward notched 23 goals for 4A semifinalists last fall

[F] Oscar Montes, Bear Creek, Junior, Colorado Rush

Talented underclassman earned All-Colorado honors last year

[F] Shane O’Neill, Fairview, Senior, Colorado Rapids

Dangerous scorer is also a star basketball player

[MF] Danny Childs, Sand Creek, Senior, Pride SC

One of the state’s most dynamic scorers; 29 G and 28 A last fall

[MF] Karsten Hanlin, Cherry Creek, Senior, Colorado Rapids

All-Colorado midfielder led Bruins to 5A state crown

[MF] Lexington Leitmayr, ThunderRidge, Senior, Real Colorado

His breakout year helped Grizzlies to 5A semis

[MF] Matt Marchena, Columbine, Senior, Colorado Rush

The unquestioned leader of up-and-coming Rebels squad

[MF] Jake Martinez, Liberty, Senior, Real Colorado

Also made the ESPNHS West Region “Starting 11” team

[D] Mark Dotseth, Air Academy, Senior, Real Colorado

His stellar defense helped Air Academy win Class 4A crown

[D] Chris Gurule, Niwot, Senior, Colorado Rapids

Named Longmont Times-Call Player of the Year last season

[GK] Christian Nicolosi, Mountain Vista, Senior, Colorado Rush

Allowed only five goals in 495 minutes of playing time last season


Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Jesse Ham, Denver Christian, Senior, Real Colorado

Part of a soccer-playing family; his brother plays at Washington

[F] Akio Ohtake-Gordon, Wheat Ridge, Senior, Colorado Rush

Dangerous up front, as his 21 goals and nine assists can attest

[F] Nathan Rubio, Air Academy, Senior, Pride SC

Knee injury will keep him out this year, but he’s still one of state’s best

[MF] Yasin Abdulgasem, Overland, Junior, Real Colorado

Aurora Sentinel first-teamer owned the middle of the pitch

[MF] Jack Huettel, Boulder, Senior, Boulder County Force

Versatile midfielder is his team’s lone returning starter from last year

[MF] Emmanuel Martinez, Bear Creek, Junior, Colorado Rush

His four-goal game vs. Lakewood showed glimpse of his potential

[MF] Ricardo Perez, Rocky Mountain, Junior, Colorado Rapids

Considered one of the nation’s top midfielders in the Class of 2013

[MF] Dillon Serna, Horizon, Senior, Colorado Rapids

Represented the US in the U-17 World Cup in Mexico

[D] Cole Davis, Cherry Creek, Senior, Colorado Rapids

Anchored defense that gave up only 15 goals last season

[D] Jason Prichard, Eaglecrest, Senior, Colorado Rush

One of only two non-seniors on All-Aurora Sentinel first team

[GK] Ethan Horvath, Arapahoe, Junior, Real Colorado

Has trained with U-17 National Team and various European clubs

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Colordo who were projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are comprised of high school players as well as club-only players.