The following are short bios on the 12 players and coach of the year named to the Elite Soccer Report Spring Boys Soccer first team:
F: Ramiro Huitanda, Dalton (Dalton, Ga.), Sr.
Huitanda was named the Dalton Citizen Player of the Year for the second straight season after guiding Dalton to a 22-0, state title-winning campaign in 2013. He scored 47 goals, clipping his previous school record of 35. He holds Dalton’s school record at 106 goals.
F: Mark Moulton, Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.), Sr.
The Nebraska-Omaha signee scored a team-best 26 goals, leading Creighton Prep state runner-up performance. He was named to the Lincoln Journal Star Super State soccer team. He also holds the school career record with 36 assists.
F: Isidro Prado-Huerta, Thomas Jefferson (Federal Way, Wash.), Sr.
The former Development Academy who played in reserve matches for the Seattle Sounders, wanted to play one last season of high school soccer and was rewarded for the effort. Prado-Huerta guided Jefferson to an 18-0-4 season, a record eighth state title and a final ESR No. 6 ranking among spring programs. He was the News-Tribune Player of the Year and a Seattle Times first-team selection after a 14-goal, 15-assist season.
F: Kofi Twumasi, Berkmar (Lilburn, Ga.), So.
A rising star in Georgia, Twumasi delivered 16 goals — six in the playoffs — to lead Berkmar to the program’s first state title. He was named the Gwinnett County Player of the Year by the Daily Post, over fellow standouts from such perennial state powers as Collins Hill, Brookwood, Parkview and Greater Atlanta Christian.
MF: Erik Clark, Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.), Sr.
Clark was selected as the Post & Courier Player of the year after leading Wando to a 22-1 season. The College of Charleston signee scored 23 goals and assisted on 30 others. Wando climbed to No. 1 in the ESR Spring rankings before a playoff loss.
MF: Suliaman Dainkeh, South Lakes (Reston, Va.), Sr.
The numbers were not overwhelming, but the play was for this Washington Post All-Met 1st-team selection and Gatorade Player of the Year for Virginia. The Maryland signee netted six goals, but helped South Lakes to a 16-2 season, which included a 16-match win streak with bookend losses.
MF: Salomon Lorenzano, McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.), Sr.
Lorenzano was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Georgia and Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year after leading McIntosh to a 23-0, state title-winning season. The Georgia State signee scored 24 goals and added 28 assists.
MF: Koty Millard, Cardinal Newman (Columbia, S.C.), Sr.
Millard, a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team player pool, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for South Carolina following a state title-winning season at Cardinal Newman. The South Carolina signee finished with 26 goals and 20 assists, and he netted a hat trick in Cardinal Newman’s state final win over Pinewood Prep.
D: Mike Cherry, W.T. Woodson (Fairfax, Va.), Sr.
In what proved to be the “Year of the Defender,” Cherry was one of three defenders named a Player of the Year in spring-playing states. The American University signee was the Washington Post Player of the Year, and got involved in the offense with 12 goals and eight assists.
D: Michael Jaime, Omaha South (Omaha, Neb.), Jr.
Jaime was named the Lincoln Star Journal Super State soccer team captain after guiding Omaha South to a 23-0 season, a state title and a national No. 1 ranking by ESR among spring teams. Despite being listed as defender, Jaime was extremely active in the offense, scoring 30 goals.
D: Brad Ross, Franklin (Franklin, Tenn.), Jr.
Ross was selected the Player of the Year by the Tennessee high school coaches and the Tennessean All-Midstate Player of the Year after leading Franklin to an undefeated season and a state title. Franklin finish No. 5 in the ESR final spring rankings. Ross was part of a defense that record 12 shutouts as the team went 18-0-2.
GK: Michael Kluver, Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.), Sr.
The Creighton signee delivered 12 shutouts, one shy of his Class B state record of 13 set last season. Kluver helped Skutt Catholic into the ESR Spring Top 50, but a postseason setback ended the team’s stay in the rankings.
Coach: Bunky Colvin, McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.)
Colvin, who took over the McIntosh varsity program in 2000, has built a dynasty at this Atlanta suburban school. McIntosh appeared in the state final for the sixth time in the last nine seasons, and this year finished the deal with a state title and undefeated season. McIntosh ended the year at No 2 in the ESR spring national rankings. Colvin sports a career coaching record of 256-39-9.
ESR Spring Player of the Year: Koty Millard, Cardinal Newman (Columbia, S.C.)