2013 NSCAA Boys High School All-Americans

Today the National Soccer Coaches Association or America released their list of the ’95s, ’96s and ’97s in the Nation.

Overall they the NSCAA did an excellent job in awarding some of the most talented youth players throughout the USA. Traditionally this is a who’s who of former US Residency players, but this edition has both the variety and range of numerous talents and we at OWTY feel the USSDA has been instrumental in providing the environment for such talents to be made more available to coaches and scouts.

Having said that we are

:: 40 players were nominated ::

:: ’95s account for 2 ::

:: ’96s account for 26 ::

:: ’97s account for 12 ::

:: 35 play in USSDA ::

:: 1 plays internationally ::

:: 37 of the 40 have represented the United States at some level ::

:: 7 repeat selections ::

2013 NSCAA All-Americans
2013 NSCAA All-Americans

 

Like any list there are plenty of snubs here. Here are some other players we felt should have been included on this list ::

10. Austin Panchot :: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri U18

:: Panchot is a talented attacking force for STL Scott Gallagher but does not get the respect nationally that little brother Logan does. Austin will spear-head the talented Indiana Hoosier attack next Fall ::

9. Chase Gasper :: Bethesda-Olney U18

:: Composed defender burst onto the national scene over the last year, including a recent call-up to the US U18 squad in France were he played well. Gasper committed to UC-Santa Barbara today ::

8. Edgar Duran :: Las Vegas Premier

:: Duran is an attacking force. He’s spent time with US Youth Teams but his lack of involvement in USSDA play has seemingly taken his play out of the eyes of National Team Scouts and Coaches. Too bad, because Duran is a top talent ::

7. Zachary Herivaux :: New England Revolution U18

:: Herivaux has been a boss in the midfield for the Revolution over the last few seasons. The former US U15 talisman has paired with Guyllain Kabala, another snub. Herivaux has Boston College, Syracuse, Georgetown, Creighton, Stanford and Akron after him ::

6. Jake Rozhansky :: Bethesda-Olney U18

:: Rozhansky was subject to interest from Arsene Wenger and Arsenal last summer. Rozhansky paired at times with current Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem leading the Olney Rangers to numerous tournament titles along with Chase Gasper and NSCAA All American Jeremy Ebobisee. Rozhansky will take his talents to Virginia next Fall ::

5. Derrick Etienne :: New York Red Bulls U18

:: Etienne does not get the praise nationally that many of the other Red Bulls get, however he might be the most talented player of the bunch. Etienne has represented Haiti at the U17 level but is US eligible as well. The classy midfielder is getting heavy interest from Virginia, Akron, Wake Forest, Rutgers and Maryland ::

4. Ricardo Lopez-Espin :: Shattuck-St. Mary’s U18

:: The talented striker from Florida has been a staple in the S-SM U18 starting XI since his sophomore year. He possess Pro-level frame and ball skills to go with it. Lopez Epsin will be heading to traditional NCAA powerhouse Creighton in the Fall ::

3. Andy Lopez :: Sporting Kansas City U18

:: The former Lonestar SC man, moved to KC to follow older brother Mikey. Unlike Mikey, Andy has not featured in US Youth plans, which is a mistake. Like Mikey, Andy will be taking his talents to Chapel Hill to play for the UNC next Fall ::

2. Emerson Hyndman :: Fulham FC U18

:: Emo is a star. He might not light up the scoring charts or provide the steel tradition of other US midfielders, but he organizes the game as well as anyone in the English U18 game. He’s been the fulcrum of Fulham U18s success over the last two seasons ::

1. Junior Flores :: Borussia Dortmind U19

:: Not really sure how any list of America’s top players in this age range could be completed without arguably its most talented player. The former US Residency star has, by all accounts, been showing superbly in Germany so far, and is a lock for future US U20 caps ::

1 Comment on 2013 NSCAA Boys High School All-Americans

  1. Jake is probably the best midfielder in his age group. His technique and vision and the way of how simple he makes ti look is off the charts.
    Really having seen many players of his level other than Gideon.

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