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Washburn Rural tops 2022 All-City boys soccer team with four first-team picks

By RICK PETERSON

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Washburn Rural, which captured its 28th straight Centennial League boys championship (outright or shared) and finished fourth in the Class 6A state tournament, leads the 2022 Topeka All-City boys soccer team with four first-team picks.

 EastonBradstreetDeSotoSenior forward Easton Bradstreet was one of four Washburn Rural players named to the All-City boys soccer first team after scoring 29 goals this fall and 57 in his career. [File photo/TSN]

VellamyDiazactionHighland Park senior Vellamy Diaz was an All-City first-team repeat pick after being named the All-Meadowlark Conference soccer co-player of the year. [File photo/TSN]

JordanGarvinaction2Shawnee Heights senior Jordan Garvin (9) was a first-team All-City pick after earlier being named the United Kansas Conference player of the year. [File photo/TSN]

The Junior Blues are represented on the 15-member first team by senior forward Easton Bradstreet, senior defender Rishi Sandir, senior midfielder Ty Stead and junior forward Devon Rutschmann while veteran Washburn Rural coach Brian Hensyel was named the city coach of the year after leading Rural to a 16-5 record and a third straight trip to the 6A final four.

Bradstreet ended his high school career with a share of Rural's career scoring record with 57 goals, including 29 goals his senior season.

Topeka High, which went 11-6 on the season, put three players on the All-City team -- sophomore forward CJ Brown, senior forward Aidan Morrison and senior defender Alexis Salas-Garcia.

United Kansas Conference champion Shawnee Heights (11-6-1) is represented by on the first team by senior forward Jordan Garvin, the UKC player of the year, and senior midfielder Isaac Wilson while Hayden (8-9-1) put senior midfielder Chris Hayes and senior forward Jake Muller on the first team and Seaman (3-12-2) is represented by senior defender Joseph Budge and senior goalkeeper Ayden Thompson.

Senior forward Vellamy Diaz, the Meadowlark Conference co-player of the year, made the All-City team for Highland Park (10-7-1) while Topeka West is represented by junior defender Isaac Gonzalez-Talavera.

Diaz, Muller and Wilson are all first-team All-City repeat picks while Hayes, Thompson, Garvin, Brown, Morrison, Salas-Garcia, Bradstreet and Rutschmann all received honorable mention in 2021.

The All-City team was determined by a vote of city coaches.

TOPEKA ALL-CITY SOCCER

First team

Name, school                                              Class Position

Easton Bradstreet, Washburn Rural              Sr.    Forward

CJ Brown, Topeka High                                  So.  Forward

Joseph Budge, Seaman                                 Sr.   Defense

Vellamy Diaz, Highland Park                          Sr.   Forward

Jordan Garvin, Shawnee Heights                   Sr.   Forward

Isaac Gonzalez-Talavera, Topeka West          Jr.   Defense

Chris Hayes, Hayden                                      Sr.   Midfield

Aidan Morrison, Topeka High                          Sr.   Forward

Jake Muller, Hayden                                        Sr.   Forward

Devon Rutschmann, Washburn Rural              Jr.    Forward

Alexis Salas-Garcia, Topeka High                    Sr.    Defense

Rishi Sandir, Washburn Rural                          Sr.    Defense

Ty Stead, Washburn Rural                               Sr.    Midfield

Ayden Thompson, Seaman                              Sr.    Goalkeeper

Isaac Wilson, Shawnee Heights                       Sr.     Midfield

Honorable Mention                                                                 

Hayden: Ty Schroeder, sr. Highland Park: Estevan Aguirre, jr.; Ismael Salinas, sr.; Seaman: Kaelin Loy, so. Shawnee Heights: Jesus Cardona, sr.; Carter Freeman, so.; Jose Guajardo-Arizpe, sr. Topeka High: Jaime Alvarado, so.; Chris Gomez, jr.; Billy Lutz, fr.; Thomas Schmidt, sr. Topeka West: Lenny Njoroge, sr.; Giann Perez, sr.; Jackson Snyder, sr. Washburn Rural: Cayden Lee, sr.; Jaxon Padilla, sr.; Ethan Uhlrig, jr.

Coach of the Year -- Brian Hensyel, Washburn Rural.

 

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