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PREP SOCCER: Cleveland's Merchant, Killen head all-PIL 5A squad

by: COURTESY OF GARY KEMP - Cleveland's Daniel Merchant (right) has been named PIL 5A boys soccer player of the year.Center midfielder Daniel Merchant of PIL 5A champion Cleveland has been voted the league's player of the year in boys soccer.

The Warriors were ranked No. 5 in the state after going 6-0-0 in PIL 5A matches. They made it to the second round of the 5A playoffs before losing on the road to Hood River Valley, the eventual state champion.

Cleveland's Scott Killen has been named PIL 5A coach of the year.

ALL-PIL 5A TEAM

Daniel Merchant, Cleveland, center midfielder, senior

Nathan Otto, Wilson, midfielder, senior

Kevin Eliot McCrea, Cleveland, center midfield, senior

Jose Escalera, Madison, midfielder, senior

Grant Stalsberg, Wilson, defender, senior

Nick Osborn, Franklin, midfielder, senior

Max McCutcheon, Franklin, defender, senior

Johnny Chinchilla, Roosevelt, defender, junior

Christian Zurita, Madison, defender, senior

Yonus Hammer, Wilson, midfielder, junior

Hubie Charman, Cleveland, goalkeeper, senior

PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- Daniel Merchant, Cleveland

COACH OF THE YEAR -- Scott Killen, Cleveland

SECOND TEAM

Chetan Prakash, Benson, forward, senior

Adrien Baures, Cleveland, midfielder, senior

Carlos Castro, Roosevelt, midfielder, junior

Mohammed Abdikadir, Cleveland, midfielder, senior

Irving Gomez, Benson, forward, junior

Mudy Abdikadir, Cleveland, forward/midfielder, senior

Angel Bibiano, Roosevelt, defender, senior

Liam Lovenstein, Franklin, midfielder/defender, senior

Trevor Theis, Wilson, defender, senior

Duncan Wade, Wilson, forward, senior

Tyler Woodland, Wilson, goalkeeper, junior

HONORABLE MENTION

Luis Perrera, Benson, forward, sophomore

Miguel Navarro, Benson, goalkeeper, junior

Max Warmington, Cleveland, defender, senior

Braxton Griffith, Cleveland, midfielder, senior

Charlie Clark, Cleveland, defender, senior

Armando Vazquez, Franklin, midfielder/defender, junior

Quinn Nottage, Franklin, goalkeeper, senior

Anh Hoang, Madison, midfielder, senior

Aiden Fetters, Madison, goalkeeper, senior

Carlos Gonzales, Roosevelt, midfielder, junior

Cole Conklin, Wilson, forward, junior

Cody Miller, Wilson, defender, junior

Ben Lensch, Wilson, forward, junior