Concorde Fire Dominates ESPN Magazine GA Soccer Starting 11, 2011

Fender, McCauley lead ESPNHS Starting 11 soccer squad

September, 27, 2011
Sep 27
For the October issue of the ESPNHS Georgia edition, we teamed up with our resident soccer expert Sheldon Shealer to identify the top 22 soccer players in the state. The mags hit schools this week but if you haven’t received your copy yet, here’s a look at the Starting 11 and an additional 11 elite players starring on the pitch for the upcoming spring season. To get your fill of high school soccer info, check out the ESPNHS soccer homepage.

The Starting 11
[F] Adrian Alabi, Brookwood, Senior, Concorde Fire
Stanford recruit recorded 22 points as a junior
[F] Andy Anglade, Alpharetta, Senior, Concorde Fire
ESPNHS Watch List member will play at Clemson
[F] Nicolas Rittmeyer, Savannah Christian, Senior, South Carolina United
Was named an ESPNHS All-American second-teamer last spring
[MF] Derek Creviston, Milton, Senior, Concorde Fire
Looks to help the Eagles bounce back from first-round upset in ‘11
[MF] Jordan Duru, Hillgrove, Senior, Concorde Fire
Older brother Victor is an emerging star at Dayton
[MF] Preston Gayton, Starr’s Mill, Senior, Concorde Fire
Clemson recruit can score with the area’s best
[MF] Nyambi Jabang, Marietta, Senior, Cobb FC
Will join a strong contingent of former Georgia prep stars at UNC
[D] Holden Fender, Walton, Senior, Concorde Fire
ESPNHS Spring All-American as a junior; UCLA commit
[D] Matt Moses, Aquinas, Senior, Concorde Fire
Netted 24 goals and added eight assists last season
[D] Reed Norton, Greenbrier, Senior, Concorde Fire
Member of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Soccer National Team
[GK] Alex McCauley, Walton, Senior, Concorde Fire
Walton’s defense is impenetrable with duo of Fender and McCauley

Other Top Players
[F] Tyler Alexander, St. Pius X, Junior, Concorde Fire
Tallied 18 goals for three-time defending state champs
[F] Myles Englis, Darlington, Senior, Cobb FC
Trained with West Ham United during offseason
[F] Alex Kowalski, St. Pius X, Senior, Concorde Fire
Scored 11 goals for Class AAAAA champs and nation’s No. 1 team
[F] Emmanuel Raji, Collins Hill, Senior, Norcross Fury
His 21 goals and nine assists fueled Eagles’ run to state finals
[MF] Shaban Abousaud, Lassiter, Junior, Concorde Fire
Made huge strides as a soph to help the Trojans reach state semis
[MF] Brandon Barbero, Lassiter, Senior, NASA Elite
Helped Broncos score a school-record 105 goals last spring
[MF] Eli Carrasco, Collins Hill, Senior, Georgia United
Booted 11 goals as a sophomore
[MF] Jose Garcia, Woodward Academy, Senior, Concorde Fire
Earned ESPNHS Spring All-Star honors as a junior
[D] Jacob Greifer, Norcross, Senior, Alpharetta Ambush
Shutdown defender is an ESPNHS Watch List selection
[D] Westin Landon, McIntosh, Senior, Concorde Fire
Instrumental in the Chiefs reaching three straight Class AAAA finals
[GK] Vaughn Moore, Marist, Senior, Concorde Fire
Helped War Eagles record 11 shutouts last spring

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Georgia who are projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are 11 more athletes who will either suit up for their high school team or play club ball exclusively.

David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at