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Suburban Life 2013 South all-area boys soccer team

Players from Benet, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lisle, Westmont

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 5:00 p.m. CDT
Hinsdale Central senior defender Max Krohn scores a goal using his head during a home match against York on Oct. 15, 2013. (Photo by Matthew Piechalak - mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)

The 2013 boys soccer season brought with it conference championships, deep playoff runs and some memorable moments for players teams throughout the area. We honor some of the best players with our 2013 all-area team.

Nick King

School: Downers Grove South

Year: Senior

Impact: Goalkeeper Nick King was a wall in net for Downers Grove South. Backstopping an offense that struggled at times, he was often counted on to keep matches close. King allowed only 19 goals in 22 games and recorded five shutouts – including a playoff shutout against Downers Grove North.

Paddy Lawler

School: Benet

Year: Senior

Impact: A year after scoring the most goals on the team, Lawler took on a more defensive role with the Redwings. The East Suburban Catholic all-conference midfielder ensured that his presence was felt on the defensive side, consistently improving his tackling and take-away ability and helping the team record four shutouts.

Bryan Loebig

School: Hinsdale Central

Year: Sophomore

Impact: Loebig proved that talent outweighs inexperience. He earned his spot in the Hinsdale Central midfield with speed, tenacity and steadfast ball control. Like the other Red Devil midfielders, Loebig quickly became a constant fixture in the box score.

Hugo Lopez

School: Bolingbrook

Year: Senior

Impact: Lopez capped a successful varsity career as Bolingbrook’s top scorer with 10 goals and eight assists. He was a two-time Southwest Suburban all-conference selection, back-to-back all-sectional forward and is the “engine that powers the team,” according to head coach Jamie Clemmons. Lopez is currently being looked at by Roosevelt University and Monmouth University.

Luis Loya

School: Bolingbrook

Year: Senior

Impact: Loya ascended as Bolingbrook’s top midfielder during the 2013 season. A powerful ball striker endowed with the ability to shut down opposing offenses, Loya was named to the 2013 Southwest Suburban all-conference team and all-sectional team, and was crowned the 2013 team MVP. He is contemplating continuing his career at IUPUI.

Christian Meyer

School: Hinsdale Central

Year: Senior

Impact: The most talented ball handler and finisher in the area, Christian Meyer scored 17 goals and added 12 assists this season, leading Hindale Central to an undefeated regular season. A senior forward who is considering pursuing soccer at Cornell University next year, Meyer played three years on the varsity team as was an all-state selection this season.

Jack Niestrom

School: Hinsdale Central

Year: Junior

Impact: This midfielder’s strong ball-handling skills steadied a Hinsdale Central offense that thrived and excelled in winning the possession battle. But Niestrom was also a main fixture on the stat sheet, scoring and assisting on many timely goals. He was named to the all-sectional team this season.

Michael Rindler

School: Benet

Year: Senior

Impact: Rindler anchored the midfield this season, provided ample help on defense and notched double-digit goals. As a result of the spiked offensive output, Rindler was named East Suburban Catholic all-conference and was an all-sectional selection on a team that won a regional title.

Teodor Trifunovski

School: Lemont

Year: Junior

Impact: This forward was the catalyst of the Indians’ offense. An IHSSCA all-sectional selection as well as a member of the South Suburban all-conference team, Trifunovski topped Lemont with 24 goals. The junior was also an adept passer, dishing out nine assists.


Benet – Sam Knapke

Bolingbrook – Frimpong Sintim

Downers Grove North – Jake Mauer

Downers Grove South – Mike Flores

Hinsdale Central – Max Krohn

Hinsdale South – Dean Serritella

Lemont – Andrew Chialdikas, Roy Delatore

Lisle – Jimmy Gill

Westmont – Scott Larem, Michael Robertson, Jordan Slagle

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