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ESR Fall Boys Soccer first-team bios

The following are short bios on the 12 players and coach of the year named to the Elite Soccer Report Fall Boys Soccer first team:

F: Brett Campbell, Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), Sr.
Campbell, who signed with Georgetown, scored 30 goals and added nine assists while leading Haverford School to a second straight Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title. The team went 18-2-1 and finished No. 49 in the final ESR Fall rankings. Campbell, the Gatorade Player of the Year for Pennsylvania, completed his career with 93 goals.

F: Nicko Corriveau, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), Sr.
The Washington Post Player of the Year guided Gonzaga to an 18-1-1 season, a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title and a No. 7 final ESR Fall rankings. Corriveau signed with Virginia and was in on 24 goals as a senior. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for D.C.

F: Niko Hansen, Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.), Sr.
Hansen emerged as a force in high school soccer in 2012, scoring 35 goals while helping Jesuit to a 27-1-1 season. The New Mexico signee was the MVP at the Gateway City Soccer Classic in St. Louis, Mo., and earned all-league MVP honors, as well.

F: Isaac Normesinu, Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.), Sr.
The Boston College signee scored a modest 16 goals, but his play lifted Hotchkiss to a Prep School Top 10 ranking. Normesinu was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Connecticut and was a standout at the High School All-America Game in December. He signed with Boston College.

MF: Tommy Barlow, Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.), Jr.
The lone junior on the first team, Barlow delivered 27 goals and 17 assists for the Missouri state runner-up squad. Barlow’s play helped Chaminade to a 25-3-2 season and a No. 20 final ESR Fall ranking. Barlow was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Missouri.

MF: Sam Bascom, Madeira (Cincinnati, Ohio), Sr.
Selected as one of the two MVPs at the High School All-America Game, Bascom delivered eye-popping numbers: 27 goals and 31 assists. The Navy signee impressed a number of the major college coaches in attendance at the All-America game. He was the Cincinnati Enquirer Division III Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio.

MF: Angel Josue Espana, St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), Sr.
Espana had 11 goals and 16 assists, leading St. Benedict’s to a second straight perfect season and ESR Fall national No. 1 ranking. He was named the Star-Ledger Prep Player of the Year. The California native signed with Florida International.

MF: Brandon Medina, St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago, Ill.), Sr.
Medina delivered 11 goals and 17 assists for his high school team and was one of the top players at the High School All-America Game. He was also selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for Illinois. He signed with Northwestern.

MF: Chris Odoi-Atsem, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Sr.
Odoi-Atsem was part of a dynamic DeMatha run in recent years, and capped the season as the league Co-Player of the Year with fellow first-teamer Nicko Corriveau. The Maryland signee was a Washington Post All-Met first-team selection.

D: Michael DeGraffenreidt, Loyola (Baltimore, Md.), Sr.
DeGraffenreidt was named the Baltimore Sun Player of the Year after leading Loyola to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title. In the final, the Louisville signee assisted one of Loyola’s goals in a 2-0 win over Gilman. Loyola finished the season 15-3-2 and ranked No. 38 in the final ESR Fall rankings.

D: Jake Taylor, Whitefish Bay (Whitefish Bay, Wis.), Sr.
Taylor was named the Wisconsin High School Player of the Year by the state coaches. After a stellar high school season, he continued club play with the Chicago Fire and recently has played in MLS reserve matches for the Fire. Taylor signed with Marquette, but a pro career may soon be in his future.

GK: Chris Hubbard, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), Sr.
The Notre Dame signee recorded 16 shutouts and allowed only eight goals as Trinity went 20-2-1 this past season. Hubbard was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Kentucky.

Coach: Don Brock, Needham (Needham, Mass.)
Brock collected the fourth state title in his 46-year coaching career when Needham edged Amherst in the Division I state final. The win sealed a 21-1-3 season and a No. 27 final ESR Fall ranking. The dean of Massachusetts coaches, Brock now sports a career coaching record 664-180-117.

ESR Fall Player of the Year: Niko Hansen, Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.)


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