This is the seventh year for All-Metro teams selected by The Eagle, recognizing the best high school athletes in team sports throughout Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.
In October, Eagle high school beat writers Joanna Chadwick and Chris Elliott sent nomination ballots to all boys soccer coaches at the 38 high schools in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.
Coaches were asked to return the ballots with nominations of the best players within those counties that they saw this season, including their own players.
The team was selected by Elliott after tabulating nominations, his own evaluation of players and additional input from coaches and other media members.
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Along with the All-Metro team, The Eagle will publish all-league teams for the counties' major leagues: the City League and Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League. Those teams are selected by the leagues' coaches.
Andrews, set himself apart among area goalkeepers with a .6 goals against average, and with his footwork. Maize frequently passed the ball back to him to reset its defense.
Billings played forward and fueled the Trinity offense that won the Class 4-1A title. He had 25 goals and 11 assists for the Knights.
He was the set-up man for the Class 5A runners-up. Bombardier had 19 assists and four goals while playing midfield.
Clifton's speed and vision led to 24 goals and six assists at forward. He proved to be the most versatile and consistent attacker in the Northwest offense.
Cramer's combination of size, speed and strength at midfield led to 17 goals and a tough Northwest defense that had 13 shutouts. He moved from midfield to forward in the final three games of the playoffs and scored eight goals.
Rose Hill senior
Dinkel was the key to the Rose Hill defense that reached the Class 4-1A title game. He also added 10 goals and 11 assists from the back row.
Gough, a forward, led Derby with 17 goals and six assists as a senior captain. Derby (10-7), a team that made it to the regional championship game, only had six wins in 2009.
Andover Central sophomore
Hamm's ball-handling and striking abilities helped get Andover Central(11-4-1) to a Class 5A regional title game. Hamm, a forward, had 15 goals and six assists.
Knoll, a 2009 All-Metro forward, moved to defender this season and anchored the Southeast back line. Southeast shut out Maize 2-0 to make it to the Class 6A quarterfinals.
Quick is a two-time All-Metro defender that helped Maize to give up 12 goals in 2010. He used his speed to cut off and outrun forwards all season.
Maize South senior
Sayre, an attacking midfielder for Maize South (12-5), helped to completely turn around a program that made it to the Class 4-1A quarterfinals after a four-win season in 2009.
Velasquez recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament to play midfield lead the Falcons to a Class 6A quarterfinal game. The two-time All-Metro player had 11 goals nine assist.
Nykamp led the 17-2-2 Knights to the Class 4-1A championship in his fourth season at Trinity. Nykamp's aggressive style often led to his team outshooting opponents. The team also recorded 10 shutouts.