Washburn Rural, which captured its 29th straight Centennial League boys championship (outright or shared) and finished third in the Class 6A state tournament, leads the 2023 Topeka All-City boys soccer team with four first-team picks.

GriffinHeinen2023 2Griffin Heinen, Washburn Rural

CohenNimzSH 2Cohen Nimz, Washburn Rural

DevonRutschmann2023 2Devon Rutschmann, Washburn Rural

EthanUhlrig2023 2Ethan Uhlrig, Washburn Rural

The Junior Blues are represented on the 13-member first team, selected by city coaches, by seniors Griffin Heinen (midfielder), Cohen Nimz (defender), Devon Rutschmann (forward) and Ethan Uhlrig (goalkeeper) while Washburn Rural coach Brian Hensyel was named the city co-coach of the year with Topeka West's Josh Kutter.

 JackMartinSHts 2Jack Martin, Shawnee Heights

JackPhillipsSHts 1Jack Phillips, Shawnee Heights

RoscoePoynerSH 1Roscoe Poyner, Shawnee Heights

Shawnee Heights, which advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals, is represented on the All-City team by seniors Jack Martin (forward), Jack Phillips (defender) and Roscoe Poyner (midfielder).

ChrisGomez20231Chris Gomez, Topeka High

JaimeAlvarado2023 1Jaime Alvarado, Topeka High (13), and Cooper Grace, Hayden (18)

Topeka High put senior midfielder Chris Gomez and junior forward Jaime Alvarado on the All-City squad while Seaman is represented by senior defender Jacob Anderson and junior midfielder Kaelin Loy.

JacobAndersonSeaman 2Jacob Anderson, Seaman

IsaacGonzalez TalaveraTW 2Isaac Gonzalez-Talavera, Topeka West (right)

Topeka West put senior forward Isaac Gonzalez-Talavera on the team while Hayden is represented by junior defender Cooper Grace.

West's Gonzalez-Talavera and Rural's Rutschmann are first-team All-City repeat picks while Alvarado, Gomez, Loy and Uhlrig all received honorable mention in 2022.

Rutschmann was named the Centennial League player of the year this fall while Rural's Heinen, Nimz and Uhlrig and High's Alvarado and Gomez were also first-team picks.

Seaman's Martin, Phillips and Poyner, Topeka West's Gonzalez-Talavera and and Seaman's Anderson were all named to the All-United Kansas Conference first team.


First team

Name, school                                              Class Position

Jaime Alvarado, Topeka High                          Jr.    Forward

Jacob Anderson, Seaman                                Sr.    Defense

Chris Gomez, Topeka High                              Sr.    Midfield

Isaac Gonzalez-Talavera, Topeka West            Sr.    Forward

Cooper Grace, Hayden                                    Jr.     Defense

Griffin Heinen, Washburn Rural                       Sr.    Midfield

Kaelin Loy, Seaman                                          Jr.    Midfield

Jack Martin, Shawnee Heights                         Sr.    Forward

Cohen Nimz, Washburn Rural                          Sr.    Defense

Jack Phillips, Shawnee Heights                         Sr.    Defense

Roscoe Poyner, Shawnee Heights                    Sr.     Midfield

Devon Rutschmann, Washburn Rural              Sr.    Forward

Ethan Uhlrig, Washburn Rural                         Sr.     Goalkeeper

Honorable Mention                                                                 

Hayden: Preston Meitner, jr.; Josh Wolf, sr. Highland Park: Antonio Aguirre, jr.; Jaiden Williams, sr.; Seaman: Jace Brake, sr.; Phoenix Cannon, sr.; Tyler Siverston, sr.; Blake Toyne, jr. Shawnee Heights: Alex Austin, sr.; Camden Granado, so. Topeka High: Billy Lutz, so. Topeka West: Brendan Komma, sr.; Jaden Patterson, sr.; Jafet Rodriguez, jr. Washburn Rural: Ryder Nikkel, jr.; Hayden Shriver, sr.; Dylan Willingham, so.

Co-Coaches of the Year -- Brian Hensyel, Washburn Rural, and Josh Kutter, Topeka West.


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