The 2017 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Soccer Team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Catherine Avalone.
Stats: Finished year with 33 goals and nine assists. Scored twice in the Class S state championship game win over Somers, the school’s first state title since 1964. Huskies finished 18-3-2. Avila finished career with 90 goals and 25 assists. Morgan’s leading scorer all four seasons.
Honors: Two-time All-New England and All-Area selection (both also in 2015). Three-time All-Shoreline Conference First Team and coaches all-state pick. Selected MVP of the Class S final.
Off the field: Member of Tech Honors Society and the Husky Leaders Program.
Up next: Considering playing at Southern Connecticut State and the University of Rhode Island among others next fall.
Stats: Led Morgan to the Class S state championship over Somers, the school’s first state title since 1964. Huskies finished 18-3-2, sharing the Shoreline Conference title with Haddam-Killingworth. Has coached Morgan to the Shoreline tournament finals each of the last three seasons. Career record of 57-31-8.
Honors: Selected to coach in the Senior Bowl this season.
Stats: Finished with 11 goals and six assists for the Class L state quarterfinalists.
Honors: All-SCC First Team selection. 2016 All-SCC Second Team pick.
Off the field: Honor roll student all four years. Also plays basketball. Volunteered at Camp Totoket, Yale-New Haven Hospital and as a soccer coach.
Up next: Looking to continue playing soccer at either UMass, Stonehill, or the Berkshire School (as a post-graduate).
Stats: Center-midfielder finished season with 12 goals and eight assists for the Gaels. Key contributor to the SCC tournament winners and Class LL state tournament finalists in 2016.
Honors: All-SCC Second Team selection. Team MVP.
Off the field: Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. Student of the Month recipient.
Up next: Will play at Western Connecticut State next fall.
Stats: Posted eight shutouts and had a 0.71 goals against average for the Class S state champions and Shoreline Conference co-champions. Finished career with 29 shutouts.
Honors: Two-time All-Shoreline Conference First Team selection.
Off the field: Member of National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, volunteer firefighter and All-Shoreline academic team member.
Up next: Looking at Wesleyan, Roger Williams and possibly Quinnipiac to continue playing career at next level.
Stats: Finished with 21 goals and 11 assists for the Trojans.
Honors: All-SCC First Team and coaches Class L all-state selection.
Stats: Defensive center-midfielder had seven assists for the two-time SCC Oronoque Division champions. Three-year starter.
Honors: All-SCC First Team and coaches all-state selection.
Off the field: Member of the SCC All-Academic Team. Has earned Distinguished and High Honors every quarter.
Stats: Finished with 11 goals and six assists for the Spartans.
Honors: All-SCC First Team and all-state coaches selection.
Off the Field: Member of the French National Honors Society.
Up next: NYU among the schools looking at to continue his soccer career.
Stats: Finished season with 22 goals for the Lawmen. Ends scholastic career with 60 goals and 16 assists.
Honors: Three-time All-SCC selection and two-time all-state coaches pick. Selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
Off the field: Referees soccer in Milford, has volunteered for Relay for Life, Boy Scouts of America and Model UN. Also has played basketball at Law.
Up next: Considering Endicott and Ithaca among others to play soccer at next fall.
Stats: Led a defense that posted 10 shutouts en route to both the SCC and Class L state championships, the latter being the second straight for the Tigers. Also had seven goals and 11 assists.
Honors: All-SCC First Team selection.
Off the field: High honors student, a volunteer for both the Madison Youth Soccer Club and a member of the Diversity Club.
Up next: Will play at Bates next fall.
Stats: Finished with 18 goals and 16 assists to help Old Saybrook win the Shoreline Conference regular season championship. Finished career with 37 goals and 29 assists.
Honors: Two-time All-Shoreline and coaches all-state selection. All-New England pick this year.
Up next: Considering a post-graduate year, where he would play at possibly Loomis Chaffee, Avon Old Farms and Suffield Academy.
Stats: Finished season with 21 goals and 12 assists for the SCC tournament semifinalists. Finished career with 65 goals.
Honors: SCC Player of the Year and All-New England pick. Also a All-SCC Second Team selection as a junior and all-division as a sophomore.
Off the field: Member of the National French Honor Society and National Business Honor Society.
Up next: Likely will play at Hamilton College next fall.
Stats: Captain led a defense that posted 10 shutouts and had a 0.6 goals against average en route to the SCC and Class L state semifinals for the second straight season.
Honors: All-SCC First Team selection. Chosen to play in the Senior Bowl.
Off the field: Honors student, peer minister and member of captain leadership group.
Up next: Will continue playing soccer and major in health sciences.
Stats: Posted 10 shutouts and had a 0.6 goals against average to help lead the Indians to Class L state semifinals for the second straight season.
Honors: All-SCC Second Team selection.
Off the field: Member of the Spanish Honors Society and Unified Sports. Also plays basketball.
Stats: Finished with 12 goals and four assists for the Fairchester League regular season and tournament champions. Scored in seven straight games.
Honors: Two-time Fairchester League selection. WNEPSSA all-star pick. Named to Richard Hehre Boys Soccer Bowl for achievement, leadership and character.
Off the field: National Merit semifinalist, AP Scholar, baritone for the Hopkins Harmonies (a cappella group) and a senior mentor.
Up next: Considering Pomona College to continue soccer career at next level.
Stats: Finished with 14 goals and seven assists to help Hand win both the SCC tournament title and its second straight Class L state championship.
Honors: All-SCC Second Team selection. Most Outstanding Player of the SCC final.
Off the field: Attended the 2017 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference. Received the Science Department Commendation Award at school last year. Takes part in the Reading Buddies, Teen Tech Support and Safe Rides programs.