The 2013 Star Times all-area boys soccer team, selected from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in the Metro League and WesCo conferences.
Hazen, F, Sr.
The four-year varsity starter and Seamount League MVP piled up 27 goals and 12 assists in leading the Highlanders from Renton to their second straight league title and a spot in the state quarterfinals. A tireless worker, Bunnell has 125 career points (49 goals, 27 assists). He will play for Southern Virginia.
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Seattle Christian, F, Sr.
The speedy striker, a two-time Nisqually League MVP, gave opponents fits while tallying 30 goals and 14 assists — — one of the state’s top point totals (74). Fremmerlid already owns the state record of 197 career points, according to coach David Peters.
Newport, F, Sr.
Even injuries couldn’t slow the repeat KingCo 4A MVP, who had 16 goals and two assists for the Knights from Bellevue, despite massive defensive attention. He missed a third of the season. The 2012 all-state choice, a former Sounders Academy player, will play at Seattle Pacific.
Snohomish, F, Sr.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder is a big target who has done big things for the Panthers. Mayer has produced 16 goals and nine assists, using his strong left-footed shot. Going into the semifinals, he has helped the 19-1 Panthers outscore opponents 64-14.
Archbishop Murphy, MF/F, Sr.
The 6-foot-2, 155-pound Bartley, son of the Wildcats’ coach, unselfishly shared time up top and in the midfield. He had 17 goals and 19 assists while helping them outscore opponents 75-17. Bartley hopes to walk on at Washington.
Skyline, MF, Sr.
The Spartans relied heavily on their playmaker to score and distribute. Strawn, who will play at Saint Martin’s, supplied 13 goals and 10 assists as the Sammamish school captured at least a share of the regular-season KingCo 4A title for the fourth consecutive season.
Jefferson, F/MF, Sr.
The creative central midfielder can pass or score. Said TJ coach Dave Hanson: “I have not seen a better player yet in high school. He has 14 goals and 15 assists, but that does not show how good he really is. He has been the center of just about everything that we do.”
Jefferson, D, Jr.
Going into the playoffs, Carpenter had not given up a goal on his side of the defense for the state-semifinalist Raiders (16-0-4) from Federal Way. “He gets our attack going,” said Hanson. “He is a modern-day attacking defender. He is the best defender I have seen.”
Liberty, D, Sr.
The center back, the heart of the Patriots’ defense, helped stonewall opponents en route to the Issaquah school’s first KingCo 3A/2A title since 1999. The defense had nine clean sheets. Noted Patriots’ coach Darren Tremblay: “Nothing gets by him. He plays very tough and very physical.”
Chief Sealth, D, Sr.
The Metro Sound MVP was a presence at the back for the Seahawks, who turned in a second consecutive memorable season after a long history of losing. McDonald also had two goals and three assists for Sealth, which outscored opponents 67-15.
Kennedy Catholic, GK, Jr.
The technically sound keeper allowed just eight goals, including one own goal, and posted 11 shutouts. “We were really young on defense, starting two freshman,” Kennedy coach Teddy Mitalas said. “He really saved us back there.”
The Spartans went 10-0-0 in the tough KingCo 4A, the first time since 2005 that a conference team went unbeaten in the regular season. They finished 13-3-0. Players who take the field for the longtime coach exude class and sportsmanship.