This is the eighth 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, nomination ballots were sent to all boys soccer coaches at the 40 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 Joanna Chadwick and Adam Suderman after tabulating nominations, his own evaluation of players and additional input from coaches.
Benning a midfielder who often ignited the Crusaders’ offense, guiding them to a third-place finish in Class 5A. He had 15 goals and four assists.
Trinity Academy senior
Billings was an important part of Trinity’s strong offensive attack. He scored 13 goals and added eight assists.
Bombardier’s versatility in being able to score and defend was key in Kapaun’s postseason run. The midfielder had 15 goals and eight assists.
Clifton possesses a strong offensive skill set. He led the Class 6A champion with 28 goals.
Cramer contributed strength and athleticism to Northwest’s front line. He tallied 21 goals and 15 assists.
Lane, the Grizzlies’ goalkeeper, recorded 14 shutouts and anchored a defense that gave up nine goals in 21 games.
North’s advancement to the state quarterfinals was greatly influenced by Martinez’s defensive ability and leadership at midfield. He contributed three goals and three assists.
Maize South senior
Menzie led the Mavericks in scoring with 16 goals. His speed and athleticism helped pave the way for Maize South’s best record in program history (13-5).
Morrison often marked the opponents’ best attacker. He has started for two years and was a key part of a defense that recorded nine shutouts.
Pauler, a senior captain, played left wingback and was an important part of Northwest’s championship run on defense.
Rose Hill senior
Swindler was a defender and midfield who was part of a senior class at Rose Hill that made it to the state tournament all four years. He scored 15 goals and added 17 assists.
Kapaun’s physical defense was led by Williams’ ability to protect the backline. He also had three assists.
In Bribiesca's 31 years as Northwest's coach, the talent and depth on this season's roster ranks as one of the best through his coaching tenure. Thirteen seniors will graduate from this team, the second to win a state title under Bribiesca.