Boys Soccer: Key dates, information for 2016 season

Overland High School boys soccer Matthew Stravato and Paulison Fosu on Thursday Aug. 04, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Seniors Matthew Stravato, left, and Paulison Fosu aim to lift the Overland boys soccer team  in the 2016 season. The Trailblazers finished 2-11-1 in 2015, but lost six games by just a single goal. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)


Key dates: Aug. 17 — Practice begins; Aug. 27 — Regular season begins; Oct. 23 — Regular season completed; Oct. 25 — Playoff pairings posted; Oct. 29 — 5A 1st round; Nov. 4 — 5A Round of 16; Nov. 7 — 5A quarterfinals; Nov. 11 — 3A-5A semifinals (5A at Legacy Stadium); Nov. 14 — 3A-5A state championship games (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Ramiro Loera; Cherokee Trail — Jeremy Schaller; Eaglecrest — Greg Watts; Gateway — Olaf Siverson; Grandview — Brian Wood; Hinkley — Kevin Daly; Overland — Alicia Montgomery; Rangeview — Vic Strouse; Regis Jesuit — Rick Wolf; Smoky Hill — Kersten Mullan; Vista PEAK — Jason Elliott

Regis Jesuit High School boys soccer Ryan Finn, Patrick Selner and Cole Blake on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Regis Jesuit’s Ryan Finn (14), Patrick Selner (15) and Cole Blake return from a team that finished 6-8-2 last season and qualified for the Class 5A boys state soccer playoffs. Blake made the All-Continental League first team in 2015. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Returning all-conference performers: Cole Blake, M, Regis Jesuit, jr. (All-Continental League first team); Juan Simental, M, Gateway, jr. (All-EMAC first team); Ethan Dieringer, D, Cherokee Trail, jr. (All-Centennial League second team); Jesus Dorado, D, Aurora Central, sr. (All-EMAC first team); Sammy Eskariyat, F, Eaglecrest, jr. (All-Centennial League second team); Joseph George, D, Grandview, sr. (All-Centennial League first team); Amani Hawazi, M, Vista PEAK, jr. (All-Colorado 7 second team); Erik Lundeen, D/F, Grandview, sr. (All-Centennial League first team); Christian Quinonez, M, Vista PEAK, jr. (All-Colorado 7 honorable mention); Jacob Roldan, F, Smoky Hill, sr. (All-Centennial League second team); Jalen Sanchez, F, Rangeview, sr. (All-EMAC first team); Anandro Sinaga, M, Hinkley, jr. (All-EMAC first team); Davis Wheeler, GK, Eaglecrest, sr. (All-Centennial League second team); Luis Valerio, M, Vista PEAK, sr. (All-Colorado 7 honorable mention); Alexis Zavala, F, Aurora Central, sr. (All-EMAC first team)

Other Aurora players to watch: Nathan Admassu, F, Vista PEAK, jr.; Steven Cano, F, Vista PEAK, jr.; Joey Carlson, D, Rangeview, sr.; Hunter Carroll, M, Vista PEAK, soph.; Eliasar Castillo, D, Vista PEAK, soph.; Carlos Diaz, M, Eaglecrest, sr.; Ivan Enriquez, F, Rangeview, sr.; Ryan Finn, D, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Alexis Flores, F, Rangeview, soph.; Anthony Martinez Flores, F, Hinkley, sr.; Paulison Fosu, F/M, Overland, sr.; Colin Giardino, F, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Juanito Helguera, GK, Rangeview, jr.; Ben Garcia Hernandez, M/F, Cherokee Trail, soph.; Pedro Navarrete, GK, Smoky Hill, sr.; Yuriy Hrybovych, M, Eaglecrest, sr.; Tyler Pak, M, Grandview, sr.; Michael Payne, D, Smoky Hill, sr.; Christian Perez, M/F, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Sam Piatcheck, D, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Jordan Rebik, D, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Alex Ruiz, M, Grandview, sr.; Oscar Sarabia, D, Hinkley, jr.; Patrick Selner, D, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Matthew Stravato, M/D, Overland, sr.; Erick Torres, GK, Gateway, sr.; Kevin Valenzuela, D, Smoky Hill, sr.; Miguel Zambrano, M, Gateway, sr.

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