ECNL Boys Players of the Year and All-Conference Teams announced
RICHMOND, Va. – Coming out of an extraordinary regular season that saw the league host multiple national events and its first-ever post-season including the ECNL National Championships attended by more than 450 collegiate scouts, ECNL Boys is thrilled to announce the 2020-21 Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference First and Second Teams.
“Congratulations to all of the players named to the All-Conference teams and especially to the Conference Players of the Year,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney. “Recognizing that playing in ECNL already demonstrates an extremely high level of competency and athleticism, receiving an All-Conference award is an extraordinary honor. We are excited to see what is in store for these young men and their teammates and to see them continue their success in the 2021-22 season and beyond.”
The following players were selected through a recommendation and voting process involving representatives from every member club in each of the ECNL Boys’ 10 conferences. Each athlete selected as a Conference Player of the Year or to the All-Conference First or Second Teams was chosen after thoughtful evaluation of their respective performances throughout the 2020-21 season. Each conference has an All-Conference First and Second Team for the U15-U18/19 age groups, and also recognizes a Player of the Year or Co-Players of the Year from each age group for their excellence on the pitch. The number of players selected to each All-Conference First Team was based upon the size of the respective conference.
Players that have been selected to their respective All-Conference First Team will also be eligible for selection to the ECNL Boys All-American teams, which will be announced at a later date. All-Conference Players of the Year will also be eligible for selection for the ECNL Boys’ National Player of the Year.
Below is every Conference Player of the Year and the All-Conference First and Second teams, listed by conference.
Florida Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Cristian Denegri – Florida Elite
- U16: Tyler Zenczak – Florida West
- U17: Lorenzo Amaral – Florida Kraze Krush
- U18/19: Alex Barnett – Florida Elite
To view the full Florida All-Conference teams, click here
Mid-Atlantic Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Aaron John – CSA Academy; Andrew Bowick – CESA
- U16: Gabe Cox – Richmond United
- U17: James Kelly – CSA Academy; Patrick Cayelli – CESA
- U18/19: Joey Skinner – Charlotte Independence Pro
To view the full Mid-Atlantic All-Conference teams, click here.
Midwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Patrick Bohan – Eclipse Select
- U16: Brentell Handley – FC Wisconsin
- U17: Tom Coughlin – Eclipse Select
- U18/19: Vincent Bennage – FC Wisconsin
To view the full Midwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Mountain Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Peter Eugenio – Real Colorado
- U16: Amman Muzaffar – Colorado Rapids
- U17: Mike Wissman – New Mexico Rush SC
- U18/19: Oliver Ramirez – Arsenal Colorado
To view the full Mountain All-Conference teams, click here.
Northeast Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Ed Smith – Pipeline SC
- U16: TJ Hastings – Sporting Delaware
- U17: Colin Hughes – NEFC
- U18/19: John Murphy – FSA
To view the full Northeast All-Conference teams, click here.
Northern Cal Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Malcolm Zalayet – Marin FC
- U16: Eric Villasenor – Santa Clara Sporting
- U17: Diego Angelina – San Juan
- U18/19: Tamba Mattia – Santa Clara Sporting
To view the full Northern Cal All-Conference teams, click here.
Northwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Kaloyan Iliev – Crossfire Premier
- U16: Connor Lofy – Crossfire Premier
- U17: Orlando Erazo – Washington Premier
- U18/19: Sean Sent – Pacific Northwest
To view the full Northwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Southeast Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Caleb Roberson – Concorde Fire Platinum
- U16: Ben Ashtar – Concorde Fire Platinum
- U17: Damian Segura – NTH-NASA
- U18/19: Daniel Kutsch – Alabama FC
To view the full Southeast All-Conference teams, click here.
Southwest Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Nico Ruiz – Pateadores
- U16: Ryan Townhill – San Diego Surf
- U17: Tye Barton – Del Mar Sharks
- U18/19: Nikhil Sonthalia – San Diego Surf
To view the full Southwest All-Conference teams, click here.
Texas Conference Players of the Year
- U15: Eli Berry – OK Energy
- U16: Edward Garcia – FC Dallas
- U17: Alan Rivera – Lonestar SC South
- U18/19: Roman Torres – FC Dallas
To view the full Texas All-Conference teams, click here.