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All-State soccer: Zurita, Taintor lead the way
September 27, 2011 11:24:16 AM PDT
By Mike Grimala

ESPNHS has revealed its Connecticut All-State soccer team. Bunnell's Zach Zurita and E.O. Smith's Mitchell Taintor are two of the most accomplished players on the list, which you can find below.

STARTING 11

Pos, Name, School, Club

[F] Matt Barry, Wethersfield, Senior, Oakwood SC

Natural goal scorer has committed to Providence

[F] Abraham Bartoah, Career-Hillhouse, Senior, South Central

Physical specimen is tough to stop one-on-one

[F] Mitchell Taintor, E.O. Smith, Senior, Revolution Academy

Leader of one of state's top teams

[F] Zach Zurita, Bunnell, Senior, South Central

Looking for another 30-plus goal season



[MF] Isaias Montalvo, Bunnell, Senior, South Central


Helped Bunnell reach state finals last year

[MF] Jake Picard, Suffield, Senior, N/A

Was team co-MVP last year as a junior

[MF] Steven Smith, Staples, Senior, South Central

Led Staples to Class LL final last season

[D] Aaron Chen, E.O. Smith, Senior, Oakwood SC

Three-time All-Conference selection

[D] Jesse Wasserman, Loomis Chaffee, Senior, Oakwood SC

One of state's most mobile defenders

[GK] Tucker Hackett, Daniel Hand, Senior, South Central

NSCAA/adidas All-New England pick as a junior

[GK] Sebastian Tamayo, Bunnell, Senior, South Central

Eight clean sheets in 2010 regular season

OTHER TOP PLAYERS

[F] Michael Broncati, Norwalk, Senior, South Central

Uses quickness to fly past defenders

[F] Christiano Lopes, South Windsor, Junior, FSA United

Taking a huge leap forward this season

[F] Malcolm McLellan, Bacon Academy, Senior, Oakwood SC

Skilled forward creates scoring chances

[MF] Timothy Lyons, Loomis Chaffee, Senior, South Central

Leading player for a NEPSAC contender

[MF] Jacob Nash, Simsbury, Senior, FSA United

Known to step up in big moments

[MF] Sam Rosen, Hopkins School, Senior, South Central

Varsity veteran is proven performer

[MF] Brandon Sousa, Taft School, Senior, Oakwood SC

Passing ability separates Sousa

[D] Myles Clohessy, Housatonic, Senior, South Central

Relentless defender never gives up on a play

[D] Conor Lanahan, Avon, Senior, Oakwood SC

Natural MF tallied three goals, eight assists in 2010

[GK] Scott Levene, New Canaan, Junior, FC Westchester

Rare talent is on national team radar

[GK] William Steiner, Fairfield Prep, Junior, South Central

Could be the state's most valuable player

Note: The Starting 11 is comprised of the best players in Connecticut who are projected to suit up for their high school teams this year. The Other Top Players are comprised of high school players as well as club-only players.

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Tags: Connecticut, All-State, Zach Zurita, Soccer, Mitchell Taintor

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