United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) announced on Monday the association’s Youth All-Region and Youth All-America Teams, headlined by the 2017 Youth Players of the Year. Included in the list – Jack Maher and Aedan Stanley – of SLSG Missouri.
SLSG Missouri Youth All-Americans
Aeden Stanley – Columbia, IL
Josh Sargent – O’Fallon, MO
Jack Maher – Caseyville, IL
Maher and Stanley, who partner at center back for the STLFC Academy U19 squad, have both announced their college commitments. Maher is headed to Indiana where he will join club teammate and fellow center back AJ Palazzolo (a Fall 2015 All-American). Stanley has chosen the Duke Blue Devils as his college choice where he’ll be the first ACC player from St. Louis since Sam Fink graduated from Wake Forest in 2015.
St. Louis Scott Gallagher’s Josh Sargent (O’Fallon, Mo.) is named the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Youth Boys Player of the Year and Real Colorado’s Jaelin Howell (Windsor, Colo.) receives recognition as the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Youth Girls Player of the Year. Both players received their first call-ups to the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams this year at the age of 17.
The duo are among a total of 99 players (49 boys, 50 girls) honored as United Soccer Coaches Youth All-Americans. These players, along with their families and coaches, will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.