All-Star soccer teams named
Eighty-six outstanding junior soccer players from all over the state have been named to the North-South teams for the seventh annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week in Montgomery July 14-19.
The announcement was recently made by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.
Twelve of the players and one coach selected are from Shelby County.
The two girls teams and two boys teams will square off in a Tuesday (July15) doubleheader beginning with the girls game at 5 p.m. at the YMCA Soccer Complex.
The boys contest begins at 7 p.m. Sports Week, which also includes in-state all-star games in basketball, volleyball, baseball, football and softball, will feature clinics and special sessions for coaches, athletic directors, cheerleader coaches and officials.
A product exposition and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
The Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.
The coaches for the North Girls team are Hunter Gray of Indian Springs and Ken Hudson of Bob Jones.
Members of the North Girls team are Kellyn Vincent, Catherine Spiker and Anne McIntyre of Oak Mountain; Micaela Crowley and Summer Ragsdale of Spain Park; Jennifer Whitley, Katherine Whitley and Elizabeth Theibert of Indian Springs; Megan Shine and Allison Whitworth of Briarwood;
Erica Wales, Erin Bunyard and Kathleen Reagan of Bob Jones; Whitney Lopez of Butler; Brittany Rivers, Carrie Beers and Brittany Romei of Homewood; Julie Gurak of Vestavia Hills; Audrey Denmark of Austin; Erin Murphy of Talladega; Sara Turner of East Limestone; Mandy Woods of John Carroll.
Pete Eschrig of Cullman and David DiPiazza of John Carroll are coaches of the North Boys.
North Boys team members are Ben Bludsworth of Briarwood; Matt Taylor and Matt Mansell of Oak Mountain;
Geoffrey Merry of Bradshaw; Tyler Zinder and Ross Collins of Shades Valley; Brian Bourgeois and Derek Drescher of John Carroll; Michael Pugh and Joseph Fisher of Cullman; William Rees and Justin Owensby of Austin; Stewart Browne and Wes Porter or Vestavia Hills; Charles Wood of Mountain Brook; Landon Flynn of Mars Hill Bible; Daniel Israel of Randolph; Mark Stachelski of Hoover; Phillip Wall and Corey Overstreet of Grissom; D. J. Ankenbrandt of Homewood; and William McCartney of Athens