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Senior Stars this year

Posted: 10/20/2012 10:00 AM

Senior Stars this year 


I don't know much about the boys teams from up north, but here in the South we have a ton of good players.  Here are the studs that I see from here.  I'd love to see others views on this years Senior class.

For 1A/2A/3A:

Jacob Billingsley from Sacred Heart if fast and good finisher.  He teams with John Moreno and the two of them seem like the best of the small school players in South State.  They work well together and the class of this group.

4A:

Colby Krost gets a lot of ink and publicity for Bay (and it is deserved).  But I think the real star of that team is Michael Stringer.  Much like Billingsley and Moreno, having these two players at the 4A level doesn't seem fair to the other teams.  Stringer is the most consistent of the two; Krost the most explosive.  Jon Ladner at St Stan is solid, but has little help.  And Cole Byrd at NE Jones is a goal scoring machine that unfortunately is a one trick pony who only scores versus inferior competition (witness last years 4-0 loss to Bay where he was almost invisible against quality competition). 

(As a disclaimer to my own subject, the best 4A player in the south may be Daniel Hicks from Greene County.  Big, strong as an ox and smart.  He played soccer this summer in Denmark and Switzerland).

5A:

Pascagoula's Mitch Cecatiello is a cleaver player with a big foot.  I know that he has a history of injuries, but when healthy, he may be the best 5A player down here.  Another super 5A star is Jake Polderman of Picayune.  He doesn't get the credit he deserves because he plays on a sub-par team.  He's the kicker for the #1 Maroon Tide football team, so it may be a while before he gets on the soccer field.

6A:

With Ocean Springs' Chino Gonzalez playing for an academy team in Florida, the top 6A player is a bit more open.  For me, 6A starts with the Admirals.  Trey Wesson is a beast and works hard, harder and hardest.  He does have a selfish side that shows itself sometimes, but when focused he is among the best.  Omar Parra is an emerging midfielder, but too erratic for my tastes. 

Brandon has several good players coming back in Jacob West, Morgan Roberson and Jarred Hollingshead.  But from living down here on the coast I don't see that much of them.

Then of course there are the dreaded Hounds.  With Chino gone, Eli Troutman has to start scoring more to get to the elite level (too often he choses to look good rather than score).  Even then, Kevin Quist is their best player and probably the most well-rounded player on my list.  He game reminds me of Eli's older brothers (Cameron and Ducky) more than does Eli.  I hear that Coach French wants to move him to center-mid, but doesn't want to lose him on the back line.

You will note that I have not included any keepers on this list. 

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Posted: 10/22/2012 3:27 PM

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gulfcoaster1 wrote: I don't know much about the boys teams from up north, but here in the South we have a ton of good players.  Here are the studs that I see from here.  I'd love to see others views on this years Senior class.

For 1A/2A/3A:

Jacob Billingsley from Sacred Heart if fast and good finisher.  He teams with John Moreno and the two of them seem like the best of the small school players in South State.  They work well together and the class of this group.

4A:

Colby Krost gets a lot of ink and publicity for Bay (and it is deserved).  But I think the real star of that team is Michael Stringer.  Much like Billingsley and Moreno, having these two players at the 4A level doesn't seem fair to the other teams.  Stringer is the most consistent of the two; Krost the most explosive.  Jon Ladner at St Stan is solid, but has little help.  And Cole Byrd at NE Jones is a goal scoring machine that unfortunately is a one trick pony who only scores versus inferior competition (witness last years 4-0 loss to Bay where he was almost invisible against quality competition). 

(As a disclaimer to my own subject, the best 4A player in the south may be Daniel Hicks from Greene County.  Big, strong as an ox and smart.  He played soccer this summer in Denmark and Switzerland).

5A:

Pascagoula's Mitch Cecatiello is a cleaver player with a big foot.  I know that he has a history of injuries, but when healthy, he may be the best 5A player down here.  Another super 5A star is Jake Polderman of Picayune.  He doesn't get the credit he deserves because he plays on a sub-par team.  He's the kicker for the #1 Maroon Tide football team, so it may be a while before he gets on the soccer field.

6A:

With Ocean Springs' Chino Gonzalez playing for an academy team in Florida, the top 6A player is a bit more open.  For me, 6A starts with the Admirals.  Trey Wesson is a beast and works hard, harder and hardest.  He does have a selfish side that shows itself sometimes, but when focused he is among the best.  Omar Parra is an emerging midfielder, but too erratic for my tastes. 

Brandon has several good players coming back in Jacob West, Morgan Roberson and Jarred Hollingshead.  But from living down here on the coast I don't see that much of them.

Then of course there are the dreaded Hounds.  With Chino gone, Eli Troutman has to start scoring more to get to the elite level (too often he choses to look good rather than score).  Even then, Kevin Quist is their best player and probably the most well-rounded player on my list.  He game reminds me of Eli's older brothers (Cameron and Ducky) more than does Eli.  I hear that Coach French wants to move him to center-mid, but doesn't want to lose him on the back line.

You will note that I have not included any keepers on this list. 

Comments?

I don't know some of the players listed above, but I have played with and against the Pascagoula, Gulfport and OS guys. 

Trey, Mitchell and Eli can be scoring machines.  The only downer for all of them is that they seem to be injured, alot.  It probably has to do with their style of play because they all will take on 3 or 4 players and will get stuffed 9 of 10 times, The tenth time they do something special.  But this leads to them getting hurt when they are stopped.

Kevin is by far the most complete and best "team" player of the group.  I remember when he played with us as a Freshman and was mature far beyond what you'd expect.

If I had to pick one, I'd go with him.  But they all have their good qualities. 
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Posted: 10/22/2012 4:09 PM

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ossoccer2010 wrote:
gulfcoaster1 wrote: I don't know much about the boys teams from up north, but here in the South we have a ton of good players.  Here are the studs that I see from here.  I'd love to see others views on this years Senior class.

For 1A/2A/3A:

Jacob Billingsley from Sacred Heart if fast and good finisher.  He teams with John Moreno and the two of them seem like the best of the small school players in South State.  They work well together and the class of this group.

4A:

Colby Krost gets a lot of ink and publicity for Bay (and it is deserved).  But I think the real star of that team is Michael Stringer.  Much like Billingsley and Moreno, having these two players at the 4A level doesn't seem fair to the other teams.  Stringer is the most consistent of the two; Krost the most explosive.  Jon Ladner at St Stan is solid, but has little help.  And Cole Byrd at NE Jones is a goal scoring machine that unfortunately is a one trick pony who only scores versus inferior competition (witness last years 4-0 loss to Bay where he was almost invisible against quality competition). 

(As a disclaimer to my own subject, the best 4A player in the south may be Daniel Hicks from Greene County.  Big, strong as an ox and smart.  He played soccer this summer in Denmark and Switzerland).

5A:

Pascagoula's Mitch Cecatiello is a cleaver player with a big foot.  I know that he has a history of injuries, but when healthy, he may be the best 5A player down here.  Another super 5A star is Jake Polderman of Picayune.  He doesn't get the credit he deserves because he plays on a sub-par team.  He's the kicker for the #1 Maroon Tide football team, so it may be a while before he gets on the soccer field.

6A:

With Ocean Springs' Chino Gonzalez playing for an academy team in Florida, the top 6A player is a bit more open.  For me, 6A starts with the Admirals.  Trey Wesson is a beast and works hard, harder and hardest.  He does have a selfish side that shows itself sometimes, but when focused he is among the best.  Omar Parra is an emerging midfielder, but too erratic for my tastes. 

Brandon has several good players coming back in Jacob West, Morgan Roberson and Jarred Hollingshead.  But from living down here on the coast I don't see that much of them.

Then of course there are the dreaded Hounds.  With Chino gone, Eli Troutman has to start scoring more to get to the elite level (too often he choses to look good rather than score).  Even then, Kevin Quist is their best player and probably the most well-rounded player on my list.  He game reminds me of Eli's older brothers (Cameron and Ducky) more than does Eli.  I hear that Coach French wants to move him to center-mid, but doesn't want to lose him on the back line.

You will note that I have not included any keepers on this list. 

Comments?

I don't know some of the players listed above, but I have played with and against the Pascagoula, Gulfport and OS guys. 

Trey, Mitchell and Eli can be scoring machines.  The only downer for all of them is that they seem to be injured, alot.  It probably has to do with their style of play because they all will take on 3 or 4 players and will get stuffed 9 of 10 times, The tenth time they do something special.  But this leads to them getting hurt when they are stopped.

Kevin is by far the most complete and best "team" player of the group.  I remember when he played with us as a Freshman and was mature far beyond what you'd expect.

If I had to pick one, I'd go with him.  But they all have their good qualities. 


You also have Tyler Germany from West Lauderdale in 4A a very strong player.
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Posted: 10/22/2012 4:45 PM

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Evan Storey- Pass. Big foot and a big player. He is expected to have a big year.
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Posted: 10/23/2012 12:24 PM

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masquerade wrote:
ossoccer2010 wrote:
gulfcoaster1 wrote: I don't know much about the boys teams from up north, but here in the South we have a ton of good players.  Here are the studs that I see from here.  I'd love to see others views on this years Senior class.

For 1A/2A/3A:

Jacob Billingsley from Sacred Heart if fast and good finisher.  He teams with John Moreno and the two of them seem like the best of the small school players in South State.  They work well together and the class of this group.

4A:

Colby Krost gets a lot of ink and publicity for Bay (and it is deserved).  But I think the real star of that team is Michael Stringer.  Much like Billingsley and Moreno, having these two players at the 4A level doesn't seem fair to the other teams.  Stringer is the most consistent of the two; Krost the most explosive.  Jon Ladner at St Stan is solid, but has little help.  And Cole Byrd at NE Jones is a goal scoring machine that unfortunately is a one trick pony who only scores versus inferior competition (witness last years 4-0 loss to Bay where he was almost invisible against quality competition). 

(As a disclaimer to my own subject, the best 4A player in the south may be Daniel Hicks from Greene County.  Big, strong as an ox and smart.  He played soccer this summer in Denmark and Switzerland).

5A:

Pascagoula's Mitch Cecatiello is a cleaver player with a big foot.  I know that he has a history of injuries, but when healthy, he may be the best 5A player down here.  Another super 5A star is Jake Polderman of Picayune.  He doesn't get the credit he deserves because he plays on a sub-par team.  He's the kicker for the #1 Maroon Tide football team, so it may be a while before he gets on the soccer field.

6A:

With Ocean Springs' Chino Gonzalez playing for an academy team in Florida, the top 6A player is a bit more open.  For me, 6A starts with the Admirals.  Trey Wesson is a beast and works hard, harder and hardest.  He does have a selfish side that shows itself sometimes, but when focused he is among the best.  Omar Parra is an emerging midfielder, but too erratic for my tastes. 

Brandon has several good players coming back in Jacob West, Morgan Roberson and Jarred Hollingshead.  But from living down here on the coast I don't see that much of them.

Then of course there are the dreaded Hounds.  With Chino gone, Eli Troutman has to start scoring more to get to the elite level (too often he choses to look good rather than score).  Even then, Kevin Quist is their best player and probably the most well-rounded player on my list.  He game reminds me of Eli's older brothers (Cameron and Ducky) more than does Eli.  I hear that Coach French wants to move him to center-mid, but doesn't want to lose him on the back line.

You will note that I have not included any keepers on this list. 

Comments?

I don't know some of the players listed above, but I have played with and against the Pascagoula, Gulfport and OS guys. 

Trey, Mitchell and Eli can be scoring machines.  The only downer for all of them is that they seem to be injured, alot.  It probably has to do with their style of play because they all will take on 3 or 4 players and will get stuffed 9 of 10 times, The tenth time they do something special.  But this leads to them getting hurt when they are stopped.

Kevin is by far the most complete and best "team" player of the group.  I remember when he played with us as a Freshman and was mature far beyond what you'd expect.

If I had to pick one, I'd go with him.  But they all have their good qualities. 


You also have Tyler Germany from West Lauderdale in 4A a very strong player.
Jacob and Morgan are Jrs, but Jacob is now living in Haiti. I feel that Morgan is the best player Bandon has this year hands down.  Jared had a very bad ankle injury last year is he going to play this year?
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Posted: 10/28/2012 2:30 AM

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Jordan Alonso from Newton County is another excellent skilled player in the 4A Division.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:39 AM

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Jordan Colbert, Lexi Johnston and Maddie Edmonson with NWR.  Top drawer players.......

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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:14 PM

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I will take a shot at the girls list.  I am sorry if I missed anyone:

L. Name F. Name School Position
Autman Monique Ocean Springs MF
Barcellona Olivia Saint Joseph, Madison F
Belcher Autumn Brandon D
Black Ross Germantown D
Breeland Emily Brandon MF
Brohaugh Hailey Madison Central MF
Bunch Allison Ridgeland D
Colbert Jordan Northwest Rankin D
Crowder Marion Madison Central F
Dewey Georgia Jackson Prep D
Edmonson Mattie Northwest Rankin MF
Ellis Rhae'ven Ridgeland D
Forbus Addie Amory F
Harris Hanna Ridgeland F
Hayden Tabitha Vicksburg MF
Hedin Breann Long Beach D
Holloway Peyton Biloxi F
Johnston Alexa Northwest Rankin MF
Lembo Mary Ashton Ridgeland MF
Macher Lindsay Clinton MF
Magee Devin Pass  D
Mayer Jane Gulfport D
Miller Christina Gulfport MF
Neeld Audrey Clinton D
Nettles Darby Greene County MF
Oropeza Daniella Clinton GK
Phillips Abby Tupelo MF
Stratton Kat Tupelo GK
Travis Olivia Ridgeland D


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Posted: 10/30/2012 7:07 AM

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Thanks, Bo- was going to put Monique, Ross, and Rhae'Even, just could not remember who all else were seniors.

I'm pretty sure Ross transferred back to Madison Central- fairly sure, anyway.

Also second Addie Forbus, Tabitha Hayden, Abby and Kat (thought Abby and Kat were seniors last year), Olivia Travis, Peyton Holloway, Emily Breland, Mary Ashton, Breann Hedin, Marion (didn't realize she was a senior?), Mayer, Nettles, Brohaugh, Oropeza, and Devin McGee.

The rest I probably haven't seen, but have read their names on here for a while.
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Posted: 10/30/2012 9:41 AM

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Abby and Kat are seniors this year.
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Posted: 10/30/2012 5:02 PM

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Getting old, the years are starting to mix up on me. I just checked where I thought she was, I'm not even going to say where.
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Posted: 10/31/2012 7:39 AM

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CEO, just wait till you hit my years.....LOL...it all starts to run together.....only reason I know is my son is same age and all are friends......I have watched and kept up with the girls since they were U-11....Tupelo has eight seniors this year (girls).
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Posted: 10/31/2012 11:04 AM

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i do know holloway is a junior
Bo1234 wrote: I will take a shot at the girls list.  I am sorry if I missed anyone:

L. NameF. NameSchoolPosition
AutmanMoniqueOcean SpringsMF
BarcellonaOliviaSaint Joseph, MadisonF
BelcherAutumnBrandonD
BlackRossGermantownD
BreelandEmilyBrandonMF
BrohaughHaileyMadison CentralMF
BunchAllisonRidgelandD
ColbertJordanNorthwest RankinD
CrowderMarionMadison CentralF
DeweyGeorgiaJackson PrepD
EdmonsonMattieNorthwest RankinMF
EllisRhae'venRidgelandD
ForbusAddieAmoryF
HarrisHannaRidgelandF
HaydenTabithaVicksburgMF
HedinBreannLong BeachD
HollowayPeytonBiloxiF
JohnstonAlexaNorthwest RankinMF
LemboMary AshtonRidgelandMF
MacherLindsayClintonMF
MageeDevinPass D
MayerJaneGulfportD
MillerChristinaGulfportMF
NeeldAudreyClintonD
NettlesDarbyGreene CountyMF
OropezaDaniellaClintonGK
PhillipsAbbyTupeloMF
StrattonKatTupeloGK
TravisOliviaRidgelandD


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Posted: 11/3/2012 2:12 PM

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Not sure, but maybe Shelby Gilliland from Petal High School, She was out last year, her junior year due to injury, but had a great showing her 10th grade year.
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Posted: 11/3/2012 2:26 PM

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love1721 wrote: Not sure, but maybe Shelby Gilliland from Petal High School, She was out last year, her junior year due to injury, but had a great showing her 10th grade year.
YES.
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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:53 AM

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Jacob is back now. Jared is not playing due to the ankle injury. Morgan is a very good player at the center mid spot, but he also plays center defender. This team has several very talented players that can play with any team in the state. They only have 4 seniors (Matthew Paris, Sean Morgan, Brayden West and Ryan Rouchon) but they are loaded with 10 juniors.
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:03 PM

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"6A:

With Ocean Springs' Chino Gonzalez playing for an academy team in Florida, the top 6A player is a bit more open.  For me, 6A starts with the Admirals.  Trey Wesson is a beast and works hard, harder and hardest.  He does have a selfish side that shows itself sometimes, but when focused he is among the best.  Omar Parra is an emerging midfielder, but too erratic for my tastes. 

Brandon has several good players coming back in Jacob West, Morgan Roberson and Jarred Hollingshead.  But from living down here on the coast I don't see that much of them."


......after watching OS play Gpt boys....can't say it starts with the Admirals...OS only won 2-1 but was dominant in possession and goal scoring opportuniites...I feel the minature field in Gpt always keeps the game close because there is no space. I didn't know one kids name when I watching but asked who Troutman was because it was obvious that he was very,very good. I imagine its hard for midfielders to stand out with the field being so compact. Like I said, I didn't know the kids names and with two quality teams- there were a lot of good players in that game.

....as far the girls, I didn't see Morgan Saucier from West Harrison listed. She is a senior and I believe has signed with USM.

and I don't believe Peyton Holloway is playing HS ball. I haven't seen Biloxi play but thats what I was told.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:31 AM

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To say that a field is too small for a player to stand out is ridiculous - I played 4 years on that field without a problem, and if you're a player, you can play in tight areas and excel.  The best players ought to stand out even more on a compact field .. it's the raw athletes, unbridled horses, who need a big field to get a head of steam and beat you for pace.

I've played with Omar for years, he's very talented and can definitely contribute to a college team in the next 4 years.  I haven't seen much of Eli, but I know he is a pretty big kid and I know his brothers are players.  I'm sure the apple doesn't fall far from the fraternal tree.

I can't speak to which team is better, but I hope its the boys in orange.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:47 PM

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From that game, no doubt OS was the better team. But, that was just one game.

I know players can stand out on that field (Eli did), There were a lot of good players playing so maybe they were fairly evenly matched vs the field.....but the field still does matter.

My daughter played on that field, her HS team wasn't even a play-off team and lost to Gpt 3-2 and Gpt went to South state....when they played on our field, it was 5-1. So, the field can make a difference. I agree that a good player is a good player but the smaller field certainly helps the mediocre player or a slower player. Just like playing in bad weather....a slow, wet field always makes the teams more even.
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