United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday the association’s High School Soccer All-Americans for the fall 2017 season. Three Missouri players earned the top award – Billy Hency (Summit Falcons) for the second year, Steve Bibas (Vianney) his club teammate on the Sporting STL McMahon-Ford team coached by Tommy Howe and Kyle Ruark (Rockhurst) who led the Hawklets to the Class 4 State Championship this year.
Among the 126 High School All-Americans (66 boys, 60 girls), 12 student-athletes earn All-America recognition for a second time in their high school careers. Houston High School (Germantown, Tenn.), the top-ranked team in the final USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 fall girls high school soccer poll, is represented by two All-Americans: junior midfielder Jenna Kemp and sophomore forward Abbie Rushwin.
There were also ten regional players named, with Nick Randazzo and Jack Edwards from CBC, Caden Castello (Howell), Joey Spotanski (Zumwalt South) and Bryce Sancegraw (Farmington) being recognized from the St. Louis area along with Zach Timmerman (Edwardsville) representing the Eastside. Mitch Stephens (Glendale), Seth Wiebusch (Harrisonville), Jason Puente (Monett) and Alex Esquival (Smith-Cotton) are other Missouri players recognized. Note that Sporting STL McMahon-Ford had five players recognized.
|K||Nick Randazzo||Sr.||Christian Brothers College Prep High School||SLSG Missouri|
|D||Caden Castello||Sr.||Francis Howell High School||Sporting STL|
|D||Zachary Timmerman||Sr.||Edwardsville High School||SLSG Illinois|
|D||Jack Edwards||Sr.||Christian Brothers College High School||Sporting STL|
|D||Mitch Stephens||Jr.||Glendale High School||Sporting SGF|
|M||Billy Hency||Sr.||Rockwood Summit High School||Sporting STL|
|M||Kyle Ruark||Sr.||Rockhurst High School|
|F||Seth Wiebusch||Sr.||Harrisonville High School|
|F||Steven Bibas||Sr.||St. John Vianney High School||Sporting STL|
|F||Joseph Spotanski||Sr.||Fort Zumwalt South High School||Sporting STL|
|F||Bryce Sancegraw||Jr.||Farmington High School|
|F||Jason Puente||Jr.||Monett High School|
|F||Alex Esquivel||Sr.||Smith-Cotton High School|
Players on this year’s United Soccer Coaches High School All-America Teams will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.