WMC’s Mines, Whitehall’s DuBois and Ludington’s Schoon are first team soccer All-Staters

By Ron Rop

Three first-team All-State selections were among a group of area boys soccer players receiving postseason honors from the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Besides the trio of first-team selections, 26 other area players were honored with second-team, third-team or honorable mention All-State status.

Named to the first team in their respective divisions were Ludington’s Zac Schoon, Whitehall’s Daniel DuBois and Western Michigan Christian’s Dylan Mines. Schoon and DuBois were honored in Division 3 while Mines is a Division 4 choice.

Schoon and DuBois are both senior forwards while Mines is a junior forward.

In Division 1, there were three area players honored, including two from Grand Haven. Garrison Mast, a senior goalkeeper, and junior field player Drew VanAndel both received second-team honors.

Reeths-Puffer’s Noah Sorn, a senior midfielder, was named honorable mention.

Five area players were honored in Division 2, including a pair of second-team selections. Fruitport senior Noah Hendricks, a forward, and Spring Lake senior Ben Mast, also a forward, were chosen for the second team.

Two other Spring Lake Lakers – junior field player Dylan Constantine and senior midfielder Alec Palmer – were honored. Constantine was named to the third team and Palmer was honorable mention. Fruitport senior defender Cameron Brandow also received honorable mention.

Besides Schoon and DuBois as first-teamers, Division 3 had 10 other area players honored.  Whitehall senior forward Jonathan Gonzalez was named to the second team while Grant’s Irving Carrizales, a senior forward, and Oakridge senior forward Travis Lucas, were third-team selections.

That group included four honorable mention choices from Ludington – sophomore midfielder Ben Knoer, sophomore defender Zac Peterson, junior midfielder Luke Snyder and senior goalkeeper Ben Strbich.

Also named honorable mention were Grant senior goalkeeper Isaac Wright, Shelby junior defender Mackenzie Wagner and Whitehall senior forward Robby Jacobs.

Division 4 also had a solid contingent of players.

Third-team selections from Western Michigan Christian were  senior midfielder Will Deur and sophomore defender Josh Paquin. Senior goalkeeper Chris Visser was named honorable mention.

The area also saw two second-teamers in Division 4: Muskegon Catholic sophomore midfielder Jose Zambrano and North Muskegon junior forward Justice Sikkema.

Four other honorable mention choices included junior midfielder Ililo Bisee from Fruitport Calvary Christian, senior forward Mason Averill from  Ravenna, and a pair of Muskegon Catholic players –  sophomore midfielder Jose Mojica and junior goalkeeper Conner O’Neil.


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