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Herald All-Area | 2014-15 Boys Soccer Team

Domenic Aluise, jr., Braden River

To his credit: The midfield maestro of Braden River's attack, Aluise led the team in assists with 11 in only 15 matches.

Fast fact: His favorite movie is "American Sniper."

Up next: Aluise still has one year left of eligibility at Braden River.

Candido Calvillo, freshman, Palmetto

To his credit: Calvillo, a forward, was the second-leading scorer for the Tigers with 10 goals, and he had seven assists. The biggest goal game in clinching the district title, 1-0, in extra time over St. Petersburg Northeast.

Fast fact: Candido is the youngest of the Calvillo brothers. Pedro and Gregorio starred at Palmetto in recent years.

Up next: Calvillo plans to return for another year with Palmetto.

Antonio Colacci, jr., Saint Stephen's

To his credit: Among Colacci's 27 goals this season, the biggest were the four he scored to help the Falcons win the region title and send Saint Stephen's to Melbourne for the Class 1A final four. The midfielder added 31 assists for the Falcons.

Fast fact: Colacci loves playing the FIFA video game series in his spare time.

Up next: He plays academy soccer for the Clearwater Chargers and will be back for his senior year at Saint Stephen's.

Alex Cook, sr., Braden River

To his credit: Cook started the season in goal, but did his damage as a defender with consistent form all season and led the Pirates to a district final appearance.

Fast fact: He was Braden River's Most Valuable Player in soccer his junior and senior seasons.

Up next: Cook plans to continue playing soccer, but just for fun.

Jake Dube, sr., Lakewood Ranch

To his credit: A co-captain, Dube controlled the middle of the park with skill and power on the ball en route to a 10-goal and 14-assist season.

Fast fact: His favorite school subject is English.

Up next: Dube plans to play college soccer for Midland University, an NAIA private school in Nebraska.

Henry Howell, freshman, Saint Stephen's

To his credit: Often cutting in from the wing, Howell's pace on the ball and skillful touch led to 27 goals from his midfield position. He also chipped in 27 assists, showcasing his unselfishness on the pitch.

Fast fact: Howell's older sister, Hannah, plays college soccer at Georgetown, and his older brother, Toby, is signed to play at Marquette for next season.

Up next: Henry Howell plans to play academy soccer next year with the Clearwater Chargers.

Josh Karg, sr., Southeast

To his credit: Karg, a goalkeeper, led the Seminoles to a 16-4-0 regular season and district runner-up honors with 10 clean sheets.

Fast fact: He made the FACA's West All-Star soccer team.

Up next: Karg plans to attend the University of Florida.

Raul Loera, sr., Palmetto

To his credit: The veteran forward had the most important goal in Palmetto's season in the win-or-go-home district semifinal at Seminole Osceola. He went on a breakaway from about 40 yards before bagging the goal. Loera finished with a team-high 13 goals, adding five assists.

Fast fact: The biggest influence for Loera is arguably the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Messi's humble nature has inspired Loera's game.

Up next: Loera will attempt to play college soccer up north.

Jesus Martinez, sr., Palmetto

To his credit: Martinez, a midfielder, doesn't possess gaudy attacking stats, but he made the Tigers difficult to beat with his relentless running throughout the 80-minute matches. He was called the best two-way player (attack and defending) for Palmetto by head coach Mike Meehan, Martinez displayed a versatile skill set.

Fast fact: Martinez spends his spare time on the field practicing, juggling the ball or watching soccer on television.

Up next: He plans to attend Lincoln College in Illinois.

Schmid Payen, sr., Lakewood Ranch

To his credit: Payen, a defender, was a two-way player for the Mustangs, distributing from the back and pushing up when the play called for it without compromising his defensive responsibilities. He had three goals and five assists in attack, showcasing his versatility.

Fast fact: His favorite aspect of soccer is that everybody has to be on the same page to win games, because it's a true team game.

Up next: Payen plans to play at Kings College in Manhattan, N.Y.

Jake Sollazzo, sr., Lakewood Ranch

To his credit: Sollazzo's role in the back was as the last line of defense before the keeper, and he played the sweeper role to a T as the Mustangs notched 11 clean sheets.

Fast fact: Sollazzo's hobby outside of soccer is weightlifting, because it's a good way to clear his head after a long day.

Up next: Sollazzo plans to play intramural soccer at UCF.

Honorable mention

BRADEN RIVER -- Mario Lopez, sr.; Sebastian Morales, sr.; Eduardo Ronderos, sr.; Mitchell McCormick, sr.

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Ben Wilson, sr.; Chris Fenton, sr.; Sam Stapleton-Jones, soph.; Ricky Yanez, soph.

MANATEE -- Jacob Titsworth, sr.

PALMETTO -- Abel Dubon, jr.; Frankie Arroyo, soph.; Jose Luis Luna, sr.; Victor Arroyo, sr.; Freddie Manriquez, freshman; Eduardo Martinez, sr.; Matt Simmonds, sr.; Julio Cantu, sr.; Luis Valente, sr.

SAINT STEPHEN'S -- Jonathan Boyd, soph.; Alex Virgilio, soph.; Andrew Zandomenego, sr.

SOUTHEAST -- Johnny Salgado, sr.; Abdel Rivas, sr.; Josh Gutierrez, sr.

-- Jason Dill, Herald sports writer

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