AURORA | Four city soccer players and one coach received a chance to take the pitch again with their selection to the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Games, slated for Wednesday evening at Lakewood Memorial Stadium.
Coach Tari Wood and three members of the Class 5A state championship-winning Wolves — senior goalkeeper Maddie Lesjak and sophomores Nicole Lyubenko and Taylor Parker — were selected for the girls game, which is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Grandview contingent is on the girls North Team, which also includes three members of the Broomfield team that the Wolves defeated 2-0 to win the 5A crown on May 20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. All three players made the 2015 Aurora Sentinel All-City first team.
Lesjak has signed to play at Northern Iowa and Parker has verbally committed to the University of Denver off a Grandview defense that allowed just five goals in 19 games. Lyubenko led a potent Wolves’ offense with 12 goals.
Wood shares coaching duties with Colorado Academy’s Sean Stedeford.
Smoky Hill senior Kevin Del Mazo is Aurora’s lone selection for the All-State boys game and is confirmed to suit up for the South Team in a game slated for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
The Colorado Mesa University-bound Del Mazo received an invitation to the game for a third straight season. He racked up 18 goals and 14 assists for coach Kersten Mullan’s Buffs, which finished 16-3 and lost to Boulder in the 5A semifinals in the fall.
Both boys and girls All-State rosters include players from multiple classifications.
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2015 CHSSCA ALL-STATE GAMES BOYS & GIRLS ROSTERS (tentative)
July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Stadium, boys game 5 p.m., girls game 7 p.m.
BOYS — NORTH TEAM
Other selections: Michael Genge (GK), Broomfield, jr.; Noah Henry (GK), Colorado Academy, sr.; Porter Milner, Broomfield, jr.; Levi Viss, Denver Christian, sr.; Adriano Borsa, Evergreen, jr.; Alexander Clinkscales, Colorado Academy, jr.; Nick Fuselier, Colorado Academy, jr.; Tyler Duggan, Broomfield, jr.; Luke Eigsti, Green Mountain, jr.; Christian Denton, D’Evelyn, jr.; Said Moreno, Westminster, sr.; Hamadi Ali Abid, Littleton, jr.; Ben Overholt, Chatfield, sr.; Cody Brazelton, Mullen, soph.; Sam Van Sickle, D’Evelyn, sr.; Jayce Melby, Loveland, sr.; Alexander Makic, Ralston Valley, sr.; Christopher Linden (GK), D’Evelyn, sr.
Coaches: Jim Davidson, Broomfield & Paul Moline, D’Evelyn
BOYS — SOUTH TEAM
Aurora selection: Kevin Del Mazo, Smoky Hill, sr.; Other selections: Ventura Dominguez (GK), Centaurus, sr.; Jack Jordan (GK), Fort Collins, sr.; Sean Derby, Cheyenne Mountain, jr.; Jaden Borja, The Classical Academy, soph.; Louie Sawaged, Mountain Vista, sr.; Astwin Tavizon, Roosevelt, sr.; Greer Solarte, Kent Denver, sr.; Daniel Hiester, Air Academy, sr.; Marcus Krause, Doherty, sr.; Mark Beatty, Air Academy, jr.; Dustin Linza, Salida, sr.; Will Gilchrist, Salida, sr.; Brayden Reese, Montrose, sr.; Michael Chism, Arapahoe, sr.; Jaydon Moreschini, Pueblo West, sr.; Manuel Meraz, Kent Denver, sr.; Charlie Beurskens, Steamboat Springs, jr.; Thomas Debonville, Roosevelt, sr.
Coaches: Arty Smith, Kent Denver & Blake Galvin, The Classical Academy
GIRLS — NORTH TEAM
Aurora selections: Maddie Lesjak (GK), sr., Nicole Lyubenko, soph. and Taylor Parker, soph., Grandview; Other selections: Grace Hamm (GK), Longmont, sr.; Chaynee Kingsbury, Windsor, fr.; Kaylee Kennedy, Legacy, jr.; Nicole Dietrich, Fort Collins, jr.; Alexandra Nillen, Wheat Ridge, soph.; Alyssa Kaiser, Ralston Valley, jr.; Emily Cope, Battle Mountain, jr.; Zoe Zinis, Broomfield, jr.; Roma Sandberg, Wheat Ridge, sr.; Natalie Bohlmann, Steamboat Springs, jr.; Kristin Barbour, Monarch, jr.; Michaela Stark, Broomfield, jr.; Allison Ebersole, Centaurus, sr.; Marin McCoy, Colorado Academy, sr.; Cassidy Formanek, Evergreen, fr.; Makena Bambei, Broomfield, jr.
Coaches: Tari Wood, Grandview & Sean Stedeford, Colorado Academy
GIRLS — SOUTH TEAM
Other selections: Grace Hamm (GK), Longmont, sr.; Haley Arsenault (GK), Lewis-Palmer, jr.; Sarah Gray, Littleton, fr.; Hannah Burgo, The Classical Academy, soph.; Kylie Cleary, St. Mary’s, sr.; Reece Hummel, Pine Creek, jr.; Mariel Gutierrez, Eagle Valley, sr.; Alexandra Lanning, Doherty, jr.; Aleesa Muir, The Classical Academy, jr.; Scooter Ross, St. Mary’s, fr.; George Findlay, Manitou Springs, jr.; Lauren Jones, Cheyenne Mountain, soph.; Katie Davis, Centennial, jr.; Sarah Lyons, Lewis-Palmer, jr.; Jayne Lydiatt, Pine Creek, jr.; Hannah Wilson, C.S.C.S, soph.; Hannah Gerdin, Cheyenne Mountain, sr.; Dakota Spencer, Valor Christian, jr.; Aspen Robinson, ThunderRidge, sr.
Coaches: Tomas Martinez, Cheyenne Mountain & Denise Sutton, Jefferson Academy