The boys all-star soccer showcase will kick off July 25, 6:30 pm at Perry High School. The showcase is one of three world-class matches in the Shale Soccer Classic presented by Admiral Sports.
The boys showcase features a total of 24 players from four states. The roster includes standouts from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Wisconsin.
Bryce Benjamin (Seneca Valley HS of PA) joins Tom Roseberry (Hoover HS) at the goalkeeper position while Andrew Roseberry (Hoover HS), Hans Kromanaker (Robert M. LaFollette HS of WI), Alec Mueller (Minerva HS), Qynton Peterson (Jackson HS), Hunter Gordon (St. Ignatius HS), and Jacob Demaree (Northwest HS) are all impact defenders. Ryan Smith (Fairless HS), Jordan Boehm (Marlington HS), Grant Clunk (Alliance HS), Bailey Adams (Louisville HS), Philip Blackburn (Minerva HS), Kyle Moser (Tuslaw HS), Skye Shogren (Griswold HS of CT), Shreyas Chaudhari (Hoover HS), Michael Adelman (GlenOak HS), Bryce Hood (Alliance HS), and Nolan Dashewich (Archbishop Alter HS) provide the coaching staff with plenty of options in the midfield. Christopher Brennan (Copley HS), Alex Reid (Dayton Christian HS), Cole Heilman (Bexley HS), Sam Snyder (McKinley HS), and Cody Ewing (Salem HS) are all game-changing forwards that can create opportunities and score goals at will. Brennan happens to be the 2014-15 Gatorade Ohio Boys Soccer Player of the Year, while Peterson is the reigning Stark County Boys Soccer Division I Player of the Year. The male high school/club players will be divided into two teams: Via Media Company FC and Subside Sports FC.
The Shale Soccer Classic will kick off at 1:30 pm with the girls all-star showcase, followed by the pro exhibition (link to pro blog) at 4:00 pm, and wrapping up with a 6:30 pm start to the boys all-star soccer showcase. Tickets are just $10 for all three matches.
Boys Team #1 – Via Media Company FC
Bryce Benjamin (GK), Seneca Valley HS (PA)
Andrew Roseberry (DEF) Hoover HS, Cleveland Internationals
Hans Kromanaker (DEF) MID Robert M. LaFollette HS (WI), Madison FC (WI)
Alec Mueller (MID, DEF) Minerva HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Ryan Smith (MID), Fairless HS
Jordan Boehm (MID) Marlington HS, Strikers SC
Grant Clunk (MID) Alliance HS, Canton United SC, Everest SC
Bailey Adams (MID) Louisville HS
Philp Blackburn (MID) Minerva HS, Canton United SC
Christopher Brennan (FWD) Copley HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Alex Reid (FWD, MID) Dayton Christian HS, Dayton Dutch Lions FC
Michael Adelman (MID) GlenOak HS, Crew Juniors
Boys Team #2 – Subside Sports FC
Tom Roseberry (GK) Hoover HS, Cleveland Internationals
Qynton Peterson (DEF) Jackson HS, CAK
Hunter Gordon (DEF) St. Ignatius HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Jacob Demaree (DEF) Northwest HS, CAK
Kyle Moser (MID, DEF) Tuslaw HS
Skye Shogren (MID, FWD) Griswold HS (CT), Southeast SC (CT)
Shreyas Chaudhari (MID), Hoover HS
Nolan Dashewich (MID) Archbishop Alter HS, Dayton Dutch Lions FC
Bryce Hood (MID, FWD) Alliance HS, Strikers SC
Cole Heilman (FWD, MID) Bexley HS, Ohio Premier
Sam Snyder (FWD, DEF) McKinley HS, Strikers SC
Cody Ewing (FWD, GK) Salem HS, Keystone Soccer Academy