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

The Michigan 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] Jeff Adkins, Utica, Senior, Vardar Academy

Butler pledge scored 26 goals and added 12 assists last year

[F] Chase Jabbori, Novi, Senior, Vardar Academy

Scored 17 goals for 20-5 Novi team last season

[F] Michael Leone, De La Salle, Junior, Vardar Academy

Tallied 14 goals and seven assists; led Pilots to Catholic League title

[F] Jason Stacy, Forest Hills Central, Senior, Grand Rapids Juniors

The most dangerous scorer on one of the nation’s top teams

[MF] Sean Conerty, Forest Hills Central, Senior, Grand Rapids Juniors

Led club team to a national championship this summer

[MF] Jerome Cristobal, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Senior, Derby County Wolves

Michigan State recruit scored 17 goals on 127 shots last fall

[MF] Matthew Habrowski, Brother Rice, Junior, Derby County Wolves

Former state champ played with U-17 team in France this summer

[MF] Nathan Rose, Grand Haven, Senior, Grand Rapids Juniors

Oakland University pledge plays on national title-winning club team

[D] Zach Carroll, Grand Blanc, Senior, Vardar Academy

Named the Lansing State Journal Player of the Year last season

[D] Connor Furgason, Plymouth Canton, Senior, Derby County Wolves

Western Michigan recruit led Canton to the D-1 state semifinals

[GK] Matt Smolinski, Troy, Junior, Vardar Academy

Posted 27 shutouts in his first two seasons of play entering this year


Position/Name, School, Year, Club Team

[F] Tyler Jugon, Clawson, Junior, Vardar Academy

Star striker tallied 20 goals, 25 assists last season

[F] Yamann Sahlool, Grand Blanc, Junior, Derby County Wolves

Led talented Grand Blanc team in scoring last season

[F] Joey Serra, Utica Eisenhower, Senior, Waza FC

Showed a knack for scoring and passing with 12 goals, 21 assists

[MF] Tariq Akeel, Detroit Country Day, Senior, Vardar Academy

He’s been the Yellowjackets’ most consistent scorer for three years

[MF] Bobby Budlong, Plymouth Canton, Junior, Derby County Wolves

Out for the season (knee) but still one of the state’s best players

[MF] Dylan Knott, Rochester Adams, Senior, Michigan Wolves

Led the Highlanders in assists last season

[MF] Miguel Polley, Home-Schooled, Junior, Derby County Wolves

Dynamic midfield talent plays in US Soccer Residency Program

[MF] Caleb Postelwaite, Forest Hills Central, Senior, Grand Rapids Juniors

Butler recruit a dominant force in the middle of the pitch

[MF] Greg Timmer, Unity Christian, Senior, Grand Rapids Juniors

Pivotal contributor on club team’s march to national title

[D] Phillip Soong, Novi, Senior, Vardar Academy

At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, he’s one of the state’s most physical players

[GK] Drew Shepherd, Huron, Junior, Michigan Wolves

Named one of the state’s top goalies by Michigan Soccer News

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Michigan who are 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.