Imlay City’s Sergio Galeana boots the ball to a teammate during a matchup this past fall. Photo by StudioE Photography


IMLAY CITY — Imlay City had two of their boys’ soccer players recognized when the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 announced their All-State lineup recently.

Sergio Galeana, a sophomore forward, landed a spot on the All-State second team. Galeana collected — goals and – assists en route.

Sophomore midfielder Edson Zepeda, who finished with two goals and two assists was the other Imlay City performer named with the state’s best players. Zepeda was an honorable mention selection.

With their assistance, Imlay City won a Division 2 district championship and reached the regional title game.

They are joined on the squad by:

First team- Connor McKenzie, keeper, Chelsea; Zach Wittenberg, forward, Cranbrook; Ryan Tang, midfield, Country Day; Landon Hungerford, midfield, Dewitt; Victor Tuone, midfield, Dewitt; Gavin Bourdon, forward, Dearborn; Nolan Hunter, midfield, East Grand Rapids; Nick Cassidy, midfield, Grand Rapids Christian; AJ Boucher, midfield, Richland Gull Lake; Eron Sylejmani, forward, Richland Gull Lake; Kirby Eggers, forward, Holland Christian; Abraham ArrelanoI, forward, Holland; Ian Downarowicz, keeper, Linden; Hunter Hicks, forward, Petoskey; Ben Bush, field player, Spring Lake; and Jacob Scouler, forward, St. Joseph.

Second team- Ben Grycza, keeper, Brandon; Jacob Schultz, forward, Chelsea; Garrett Gantz, defender, Cranbrook; Josh Gust, defender, Country Day; Cam Douglas, forward, East Grand Rapids; Brady Conlan, midfield, Forest Hills Eastern; Levi Honderd, forward, Holland; Alan Lopez, field player, Kelloggsville; Josh Pugh, forward, Marshall; Joshua Madery, midfield, Mason; Jaxon Carpenter, midfield, Reeths-Puffer; Andrew Ray, defender, Riverview; Preston Nichols, keeper, St. Joseph; Seth Walters, midfield, St. Joseph; Tristan Gabel, defender, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s; Ian Burke, forward, Brandon; Nathan Hooker, midfield, Cranbrook; Ethan Anderson, defender, Dewitt; Grant Deaton, midfield, Goodrich; Anton Dearshem, keeper, Grand Rapids Christian; Tyler Corstange, forward, Richland Gull Lake; Daniel Morgan, keeper, Holland Christian; Brandon Walters, midfield, Holland Christian; Jack Klomparens, midfield, Holland; Eder Granderos, field player, Kelloggsville; Jack Creamer, forward, Mason; Justin Griffith, field player, Grand Rapids Northview; Gustavo Soto, forward; Riverview; Porter Saunders, field player, Spring Lake; Connor Hoshield, midfield, Tecumseh; and Trey Cottingham, forward, Parma Western.

Honorable mention- Evan Johnson, forward, Adrian; Kaleb Smith, midfield, Allegan; Alex Hernandez, forward, Allen Park; Aidan Reynolds, midfield, Brandon; Andrew Dykstra, forward, Byron; Will Barhite, forward, Chelsea; Gage Witham, field player, Clio; Evan Evans, midfield, Cranbrook; Sam Morawski, defender, Cranbrook; Chase Paulus, midfield, Cranbrook; Lukas Schaub, keeper, Cranbrook; Tyler Foulk, defender, Country Day; Justin Guo, midfield, Country Day; Avery Dreasky, midfield, Dewitt; Zach Stephan, midfield, Dewitt; Matthew Cadena, forward, Dearborn Divine Child; Drew Cameron, midfield, Dearborn Divine Child; Jake Lee, keeper, Dearborn Divine Child; Colin Eugster, defender, East Grand Rapids; Colin Bailey, field player, Ferndale; Zachary Elmouchi, defender, Forest Hills Eastern; Jeremy O’Connor, Forest Hills Eastern; Omar Gonzalez-Martinez, Godwin Heights; Caeden Rossell, field player, Goodrich; Jonathan Clarkin, defender, Grand Rapids Christian; Eli Leegwater, field player, Grand Rapids Christian; Xander Schra, field player, Grand Rapids Christian; Garrison Bliler, field player, Battle Creek Harper Creek; Brooks Boersma, keeper, Haslett; Eli Krimindahl, defender, Holland Christian; Temesgen Vreeman, defender, Holland; and Ricky Emelian, forward, New Boston Huron.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.