Chattanooga area has 12 TSWA all-staters

Chattanooga area has 12 TSWA all-staters

July 22nd, 2014 by Gene Henley in Sports - Preps

Twelve area players were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state boys' soccer teams that were announced Monday.

Seven teams were represented, with Baylor landing the most selections with three: goalkeeper Colin Brewer, defender Rafael Gaglianone and midfielder Austin Maize.

Signal Mountain and East Ridge each had two players named to the Class A/AA team. Goalkeeper Adam Pickett and forward Connor Apthorp were selected from Signal, and forward Tad Whitaker and midfielder Rasim Kazic represented the Pioneers.

Chattanooga Christian goalkeeper Jonathan Crossman, Notre Dame midfielder Tyler Robertson and Boyd-Buchanan defender Zach Jenkins also were selected in A/AA.

The Class AAA all-state team included midfielders Leudy Franco of Ooltewah and Jose Orellana of East Hamilton.

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