The Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com are proud to present the 2023 All-City High School Boys Soccer Teams as voted on by the nine coaches of Lexington’s varsity KHSAA programs.
Lafayette’s Sawyer Trowel was chosen as Lexington boys soccer player of the year.
Trowel, a senior center back who was also recently named 11th Region defender of the year by that group’s coaches, helped the Generals win both the 43rd District and 11th Region tournament championships. That marked Lafayette’s first district title since 2018 and first region title since 1990, the year it also won a state title. (As of this report the Generals remained alive as a state tournament semifinalist.)
Trowel received three player of the year votes among a crowded field of top players. First-team selections Marco Messerli of Henry Clay and Cooper Ranvier of Frederick Douglass each got two votes for player of the year. Ryan O’Hara of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Connor Taylor of Henry Clay each got one.
Joining them on the first team were Tates Creek’s Asukulu Chantike, Lafayette’s Angel Montiel, Dunbar’s Gio Chavez, Lexington Catholic’s Michael Barnett, Douglass’ Luke Wiles and Bryan Station’s Hope Iranzi.
Players were nominated and voted on by the city’s coaches, who ranked their first- and second-team choices with 22 points allotted to their player of the year, 21 to the next player, etc.
2023 All-City Boys Soccer Teams
First- and second-team players listed in order of coaches’ vote points; player of the year votes in parentheses.
Player of the year: Sawyer Trowel, Lafayette, 165 (3).
Marco Messerli, Henry Clay , 162 (2).
Cooper Ranvier, Frederick Douglass, 159 (2).
Ryan O’Hara, Paul Laurence Dunbar, 155 (1).
Asukulu Chantike, Tates Creek, 134.
Angel Montiel, Lafayette, 126.
Gio Chavez, Paul Laurence Dunbar, 120.
Michael Barnett, Lexington Catholic, 108.
Luke Wiles, Frederick Douglass, 106.
Hope Iranzi, Bryan Station, 105.
Connor Taylor, Henry Clay , 101 (1).
Diego Sanchez, Henry Clay.
Alecx Castro, Lafayette.
Josh Guillen, Tates Creek.
Kasen Johnston, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Zach Gentry, Bryan Station.
Braeden Collett, Sayre.
Chaz Rich, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Charlie Nichols, Lexington Catholic.
Reese Stewart (GK), Lexington Catholic.
Buhari Kadusi, Bryan Station.
Noah Jones, Frederick Douglass.
Bryan Station: Juan Mina, Hector Lopez.
Frederick Douglass: Ombeni Shendera, Logan Atkinson.
Henry Clay: Daniel Grider, Noah Tinch.
Lafayette: Meshaki Shendela, Nadeer Duek.
Lexington Catholic: Owen Lane.
Lexington Christian: Andrew Claxton, Isaac Hopkins, Eli Collins, Cade Crager, Carlos Fukushige.
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Grant Courtad.
Sayre: Zabe Nash, Gannon Rice, Jack Steinberg, Will Woodworth.
Tates Creek: Drake Poole, Luke Haubenreich, Jair Leal Gutierrez.