Player of the Year Finalists
Listed alphabetically, here are the three finalists for the 2019 All-World Boys Soccer Player of the Year. All three are invited to the third All-World Awards banquet June 22, where the winner will be announced. Click here to buy tickets to the All-World Awards banquet.
MF, Jenks, Jr.
An All-World first team selection last year, Edwards delivered another outstanding performance in 2019. Contributed 14 goals and 12 assists to help the Trojans complete a perfect 18-0 season and claim the Class 6A state championship with a 2-1 shootout victory over Union, which defeated them 4-0 in the state final the year before. Committed to the University of Tulsa.
MF, Booker T. Washington, Sr.
As the attacking center mid, King drove the Hornets’ offense, scoring 31 goals, including nine game-winners, and 15 assists. Helped lead Booker T. Washington to its best season in eight years, with a 14-3 record, the District 5A-4 title and a spot in the Class 5A state semifinals, where it lost 2-1 in a lengthy shootout to OKC Northwest Classen. Will play next year at Rogers State in Claremore, where he received a full academic scholarship.
GK, Bishop Kelley, Sr.
Whalen, who was also an All-World first team selection last year, completed his high school career by making nine saves — several of them difficult — in a 2-0 shutout victory over OKC Northwest Classen in the Class 5A state final to help Kelley win its third straight title. Posted 12 shutouts and allowed just 11 goals all season, including just one goal in 11 games against 5A competition. Over the past two years the Comets starter went 22-0 vs. 5A teams, allowing just five goals total in those matches. Will attend Division II Mars Hill University in North Carolina next year.
Brooks Bonnallie, D, Bishop Kelley, junior
Logan Campbell, GK, Union, senior
Hector Dimas, MF, East Central, junior
Jose Estrada, F, Fort Gibson, sophomore
Alex Garcia, MF, Broken Arrow, senior
Dax Hayes, F, Booker T. Washington, senior
Giovanni Herrera, D, Union, senior
Jack Wright, F, Regent Prep, junior
COACH OF THE YEAR
Todd Friend, Fort Gibson
Lost 18 seniors, including eight starters, off his team that won its second straight Class 4A state championship last season. He also endured a difficult health scare last summer and fall, which resulted in him receiving a kidney transplant. Bounced back to guide an inexperienced squad to a 14-4-1 record, another District 4A-6 crown and back to the 4A state final, where the Tigers fell 3-1 to OKC Southeast.
Caleb Anderson, GK, Broken Arrow, junior
Sebastian Estrada, MF, Bishop Kelley, senior
Blake Faulkner, D, Fort Gibson, senior
A.J. Franklin, GK, Jenks, senior
Noah Gonsalves, MF, Jenks, junior
Ethan Gordon, D, Booker T. Washington, freshman
Sebastian Hernandez, F, Broken Arrow, senior
Braden Hudgins, MF, Bishop Kelley, senior
Cooper King, MF, Bishop Kelley, sophomore
Richard Rosales, F, East Central, senior
Paul Said, F, Holland Hall, sophomore
Bishop Kelley: Jack Barkley, Austin Rodgers, Ethan Udrisky
Booker T. Washington: Kareem Bahar
Bristow: Zach Gaskins
Claremore: Blake Classen
Claremore Sequoyah: Braxton Bulman
Daniel Webster: Manuel Camarena, Isaiah Clayton
Fort Gibson: Seth Rowans
Jenks: Misael Mendez
Hilldale: Max James, Latham Weaver
Holland Hall: Pato Padilla
Pryor: Chris Rowland
Regent Prep: Joshua Elliott, Joshua Haney
Sapulpa: Spencer Braswell, Tyson Scott
Stillwater: Mason Bratton
Union: Adolfo Bustos, Francisco Lopez, Austin Moreno, Marcos Moreno
Verdigris: Preston Platten
Victory Christian: Dani Marques, Tako Nkomo
How the team was picked
Nomination forms were emailed to athletic directors and coaches in the All-World area. Schools within 60 miles of downtown Tulsa and schools within 75 miles of downtown in a town with a population of 5,000 or more are considered to be in the All-World area. Freshmen through seniors were eligible. World sports correspondent John Tranchina made the final selections after reviewing the forms and consulting with coaches.
Player of the year
2018: Ruben Carrasco, Union
2017: Austin Wormell, Bishop Kelley
2016: Koleson Freeman, Verdigris
2015: Munashe Raranje, Jenks
2014: Colton Jackson, Skiatook
2013: Tomiwa Olaniran, B.T. Washington
2012: Cristian Mata, Union
2011: Max Moller, Bishop Kelley
2010: Omar Mata, Union
2009: Cody Mumma, Jenks
2008: Thomas Shannon, Broken Arrow
2007: Jon Gann, Union
2006: Jonathan Medcalf, Jenks
2005: Levi Coleman, Broken Arrow
Coach of the Year
2018: Phil Barkley, Bishop Kelley
2017: Shane Schwab, Broken Arrow
2016: Justin Phillip, Verdigris
2015: John Timmons, Jenks
2014: Thor Campbell, Skiatook
2013: Robert Wakeley, B.T. Washington
2012: Robby Huerta, Cascia Hall
2011: Alex Miranda, Broken Arrow
2010: Donivan Bradshaw, Bishop Kelley
2009: Donivan Bradshaw, Bishop Kelley
2008: Mickey Miller, B.T. Washington
2007: Jason Jedamski, Union
2006: Derek Larkin, Bishop Kelley
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