Thirteen area players were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state boys' soccer team for 2012.
The Class A/AA team had six area players, including three from state sectional participant East Hamilton: senior defender Steven Sloan, freshman midfielder Jose Orellana and senior forward Daniel Duk. Notre Dame's Wes Blanton and Boyd-Buchanan's Mason Wortman were chosen as midfielders, while East Ridge's Jonathan Rodriguez made the team as a goalkeeper.
Ooltewah had two players selected in Class AAA, as did both Baylor and McCallie in Division II. The Owls were represened by two-time District 5-AAA defensive player of the year Sean McLain and district offensive player of the year and overall MVP Felipe' Munoz. Another AAA all-stater was Bradley Central's Miles Christian, who scored more than 30 goals each of his last two seasons.
McCallie senior midfielder Arturo Rocha and junior forward Hunter Brock made the team for the state semifinalists, while goalkeeper Henrique Ribeiro and defender Rodrigo Alonso were chosen for Division II-AA state champion Baylor.
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Goalkeepers: Henrique Ribeiro (Baylor), Dalton Ponchilla (Franklin Road Academy). Defenders: Austin Koplan (Knoxville Webb), Rodrigo Alonso (Baylor), John Arnold (Father Ryan), Paul Burdette (Christian Brothers), Matt Kessler (Evangelical Christian School). Midfield: Syed Adil (Knoxville Webb), Matt Slutzker (Knoxville Webb), Arturo Rocha (McCallie), Andy Smith (Franklin Road Academy), Sam Mummert (Mt. Juliet Christian), Michael Mysiewicz (University School of Jackson), Chris Gardea (Christian Brothers), Chris Mattews (Christian Brothers), Daniel Camuti (Memphis University School), Alex Bran (St. George's). Forwards: Will Walker (Knoxville Webb), Hunter Brock (McCallie), Jackson Warrick (Father Ryan), Bryan Schlosser (Mt. Juliet Christian), Will Kaelin (Memphis University School), Nicholas Sims (St. George's), Max Barousse (St. George's).
Goalkeepers: Zach Mayes (CAK), Jonathan Rodriguez (East Ridge). Defenders: Jay Emmert (CAK), Jonathan Mirts (CAK), Steven Sloan (East Hamilton), Sloan Dailey (White House), Jose Guzman (Memphis Kingsbury). Midfield: Austin Stone (Alcoa), Ryan Creel (CAK), Stevie Thompson (CAK), Jose Orellana (East Hamilton), Wes Blanton (Notre Dame), Mason Wortman (Boyd-Buchanan), Will Cross (Nashville Martin Luther King), Curtis Hunt (David Lipscomb), Kyle Daughtrey (Page), Ben Meyer (Central Magnet), Hugo Charqueno (Memphis Kingsbury), Manuel Madrid (Memphis Kingsbury). Forwards: Drew Fezell (Greeneville), Hays Culbreath (Greeneville), Jon Ragland (CAK), Ben Holt (CAK), Isaac Jordan (Berean Christian), Matthew Worley (Knoxville Gibbs), Daniel Duk (East Hamilton), Jackson Boonstra (David Lipscomb), Jacinto Espinosa (Cheatham County), Andres Acosta (Marshall County), Clay Whetsel (Giles County), Matheus Franke (Lexington), Adam Reinhard (Martin Westview), Frenk Hatangimana (Memphis Kingsbury), Cristian Espinoza (Memphis Kingsbury).
Goalkeepers: Bogachin Akilyidiz (Knoxville West), Bijan Gloston (Clarksville), Paxton Mitchell (Blackman), Jacob Zalewski (Cookeville). Defenders: James Ferguson (Bearden), Tyler Rhone (Farragut), Sean McLain (Ooltewah), Matt England (Brentwood), LC McNiel (Brentwood), Shpend Rexhepi (Nashville Overton), Tyler Patterson (Ravenwood), Brad Ross (Franklin), Nathan Hansen (Beech), Ryan Stroh (Siegel), Josh Arman (Riverdale), Matt Nisbet (Cookeville), Jonathan Rivera (Jackson North Side), Austin Kenney (Collierville), Marlow Payant (Collierville). Midfield: Andrew Fulcher (Bearden), Connor Martens (Farragut), Scott Dresens (Farragut), Felipe Munoz (Ooltewah), Miles Christian (Bradley), Cody Rampaul (Dickson County), Alex Pope (Riverdale), Shane Powell (Independence), Josh Thompson (Tullahoma), Chayce Bidstrup (Collierville), Brent Lesnick (Collierville), Tommy Dee (Houston), Eli Price (Houston). Forwards: Caleb Lucas (Maryville), Tim Baker (Knoxville Catholic), Marvin Mendy (Farragut), Seth Guiler (Riverdale), Jeremiah Wright (Columbia), Ryan Odum (Hendersonville), Blake Chidester (Brentwood), Charles Blankenship (Houston).