Soto, Velasco named Second Team All-State by IAHSSCA

The captains and coaches meet the officials before the start of Perry's state quarterfinal against Central Clinton, DeWitt. Jorge Soto (1), Cameron Martinez (3) and Ian Velasco (16) were the Perry leaders for coach Gary Overla (with hat). Soto and Velasco were both recently named Second Team All-State by the IAHSSCA.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association has released their 2015 Boys All-State Teams, with the member coaches of each class voting for their respective lists.

Perry senior goalkeeper Jorge Soto was named to the Class 2A Second Team, as was Bluejay defensive specialist Ian Velasco.

Soto posted 11 shutouts this season and allowed only seven goals in regulation as the Bluejays went 16-4 and qualified for the state tournament for the second consecutive year.

Velasco had one goal this year before having his season ended by a knee injury against ADM May 12. A critical component of one of the stingiest defenses in the entire state, Velasco helped lead Perry to the outright Raccoon River Conference title with a 7-0 mark.



FIRST TEAM — Jake Potratz, Jr., Norwalk; Karson Olerich, Sr., Norwalk; Colton Jessen, Sr., North Scott; Ryan Wichart, Sr., Pella; Connor Ramlo, Sr., CR Xavier; Kason Crall, So., Norwalk; Will Warner, Jr., Pella; Sam Steehoek, Sr., Norwalk, Derek Gushiken, Sr., ADM; Seth Johnson, Sr., Pella; Jon Jacobson, Sr., Clear Creek-Amana; Kullen Neyens, Sr., DC-G; Adrian Castanon, Sr., South Tama.

SECOND TEAM — Jorge Soto, Sr., Perry; Ian Velasco, Jr., Perry; Connor Luther, Sr., ADM; Dody Kim, Jr., DC-G; Trey Godbolt, So., Clear Creek-Amana; Michael Riordan, Sr., Norwalk; Alex Birely, Sr., North Scott; Luke Koechner, Sr., CR Xavier; Luke Duball, So., CR Xavier; Ferre Devos, Sr., Central Clinton, DeWitt; Solomon Constant, Jr., Fairfield; Jerry Lowe, Jr., South Tama; Brett Schwemm, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Will Hannigan, Fr., CR Xavier.


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