Two EHS Players Make All-Sectional Soccer Team


Published on October 22 2013 9:28 am
Last Updated on October 24 2013 1:51 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Two Effingham players were selected for the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Section No. 5 All-Sectoinal Team.

Phil Knight, a senior midfielder, was named to the All-Sectional Team for the Hearts while Michael Carie, a junior midfielder, gained honorable mention honors.

The Hearts will play host to a Class 2A Regional beginning today with top-seeded Charleston (10-8) taking on Salem (6-14-1) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Hearts (10-7-3) face Mattoon (11-8-2) at 4 p.m. The winners meet for the championship Saturday at 3 p.m. with the sectional champion advancing to the Troy Triad Sectional Tuesday, October 29.

This should be an interesting regional as all three teams have faced each other this season. Effingham has beaten Mattoon twice while Mattoon has beaten Charleston and Charleston has downed Effingham twice.

Section No. 5 All-State

Saul Downie, midfielder (Urbana), Lewis Nisbet, forward-midfielder (Judah Christian), Emmanuel Komba, forward (Champaign Central), Dennis Freeman, midfielder (Champaign St. Thomas More), Randall Hornbaker, forward (Urbana University)


Phil Knight, midfielder (Effingham), Oscar Almaraz, goalkeeper (Champaign Centennial), David Anderson, midfielder (Urbana), Austin Baker, forward (St. Joseph-Ogden), Bennan Crose, forward (Hoopeston), Coale Dolbert, defender (Blue Ridge), Dylan Grammer, forward (Blue Ridge), Cameron Griffin, goalkeeper (Danville), Elliott Griffin, midfielder (Charleston), Luke Hanselman, midfielder (Monticello), Chase Harvey, midfielder (Mattoon), Nathaniel Hinds, midfielder (Champaign Centennial), Jacob Huff, defender (Danville), Jett Mason, defender (Hoopeston Area), Kyler Jones, forward (Champaign St. Thomas More), Craig Henney, midfielder (Mount Zion), Feli Keti, midfielder (Champaign Central), Michael Linsner, defender (Judah Christian), Gesi Muharremi, forward (Urbana), Lucas Newman-Johnson, defender (Urbana University), Gracson Torres, forward (Danville), Diamond Williams, forward (Champaign Centennial)

Honorable Mention

Michael Carie, midfielder (Effingham), Juan Garcia, midfielder (Champaign Central), A.J. Ellis, goalkeeper (Mahomet-Seymour), Taylor Garrett, forward-midfielder (Charleston), Kevin Hernandez, defender (Champaign Centennial), Aaron Kopp, midfielder (Blue Ridge), Mike Maniquis, forward (Danville), Richard Moore, midfielder (Mount Zion), Nathan Mumm, midfielder (Monticello), Bjoern Ole Voll, midfielder (St. Joseph-Ogden), Panagiotis Voulgaris, midfielder (Urbana University), Elijah Yates, midfielder (Hoopeston Area)