Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Video: Fall Postseason Highlights

Re-live St. Joseph-Ogden's run to the state championship, Mahomet-Seymour boys' cross country's historic state meet, Ema Rajic's record-breaking day and more of the area's biggest postseason highlights.

State final TV footage/commentary: Courtesy IHSA

2016 Final Top 10: Boys' soccer

Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis levies his final rankings for the 2016 area boys' soccer season:

2016 boys' soccer all-conference/county teams

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2016 final area boys' soccer statistics


Adam Cheek, Blue Ridge    51
Max Berry, Judah    32
Ethan Norton, Danville    31
Rahi Miraftab-Salo, Urbana Uni    29
Ndumiso Madela, Urbana    23
Blake Reifsteck, B-H    23
Bailey Crose, Hoop. Area    20

2016 All-Area boys' soccer Player of the Year: Danville's Caleb Griffin

DANVILLE — Caleb Griffin picked off a pass near midfield and surged forward out of his center back position during the Danville boys’ soccer team’s second match of the season, a bout with eventual sectional champion Quincy Notre Dame.

2016 All-Area boys' soccer teams

All-Area first team
Max Berry    M    Sr.    Judah Christian
Adam Cheek    F    Sr.    Blue Ridge

2016 All-Area Boys' Soccer Coach of the Year: Urbana's Randy Blackman

Why he’s Coach of the Year: In his 31st year at the helm, Blackman won his 400th game and led the Tigers to a massive improvement. Urbana went 19-4-1 and was the best team in the area throughout its Big 12 Conference and Class 2A Champaign Central Regional championship season.

Meet the first team: 2016 All-Area boys' soccer

A look at the 12 local boys' soccer athletes to make our All-Area first team this season:

Future of Villa Grove/Heritage co-op murky

The Villa Grove/Heritage co-op is up for renewal in the spring, but both districts want different things from the co-op moving forward.

Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said his district would like the co-op to be a full co-op and include volleyball, common colors and a common mascot.

On campus: Ponder, Garbutt lead DACC cross-country

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts now excelling in college: