Earlville dominates list of top soccer players in Little 10 for 2019

EARLVILLE – The Little Ten Conference soccer coaches have recognized the all-conference players for the 2019 season. All 18 players recognized were unanimous selections.

  • Earlville – Conference Champs, Conference Tournament Champs, IHSA Class 1A Regional Champs: Manny Gomez (Sr…F/MF)—9 goals and 12 assists, despite missing or being limited for much of the season with a knee injury; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Johann Rico (Sr…D)—top defensive player for team that earned 8 shutouts, also added 3 goals and 1 assist; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Devyn Kennedy (Jr…F/MF)—17 goals, 22 assists; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Jarred Fries (Sr…F)—22 goals, 5 assists; Landon Larkin (Sr…MF)—13 goals, 7 assists; Mike Sansone (Sr…GK)—8 shutouts and 26 goals allowed in 21 games, 1.23 GAA, .767 Save %
  • Indian Creek – Conference Runner-up, Conference Tournament 3rd Place, IHSA Class 1A Regional Champs: Drew Gaston (Jr…F)—46 goals, 15 assists, 16 match scoring streak; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Cameron Russell (Jr…F)—28 goals, 30 assists; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Brennen McNally (Jr…F)—10 goals, 14 assists; Davis Stryker (Jr…D)—top defender on team at center back, also had 3 assists
  • Newark-Seneca Coop—Conference 3rd Place, Conference Tournament Runner-up: Steve Bartkus (Sr…D)—top defensive player at centerback, also added 7 goals and 10 assists; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Silas Odum (Sr…GK)—1.84 GAA and 4 shutouts in 25 games; Repeat Unanimous Selection; Carson Collet (Jr…F)—21 goals, 18 assists; Stevie Martin (Jr…F)—17 goals, 7 assists
  • Hinckley-Big Rock – Carson Pickert (Sr…MF)—scored 4 goals from defensive MF position; Hunter Swanson (Sr…GK)—2.11 GAA with 108 saves in 19 games
  • Serena – Brandt Faivre (Sr…MF/D)—played defense and defensive MF positions, also had 1 goal and 1 assist; Conner Holdiman (Jr…MF/F)—11 goals, 4 assists


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