Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Martinez lands on another All-America team

Providence Day defender Eric Martinez was named to the ESPN High School Rise soccer All-American team.

It’s the second All-America honor for Martinez, who signed with South Carolina. He was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association/adidas High School team, and was named one of the top 10 recruits in the country by ESPN.

Last month, Martinez was named state player of the year by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.

The ESPN High School Rise soccer All-American team:

F: Jordan Cyrus, Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.), Sr.
F: Erik Hurtado, Westview (Portland, Ore.), Sr.
F: Harrison Petts, Zionsville (Ind.), Jr.
MF: Kevin Bick, St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.), Sr.
MF: Ryan Finley, Rancocas Valley (Mount Holly, N.J.), Sr.
MF: Alex Sweetin, Rockhurst Jesuit (Kansas City, Mo.), Sr.
MF: Zarek Valentin, Manheim Township (Lancaster, Pa.), Sr.
MF: Andrew Wenger, Warwick (Lititz, Pa.), Sr.
D: Brian Forgue, Downingtown West (Downingtown, Pa.), Sr.
D: Eric Martinez, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), Sr.
D: Matt Wiet, Kilbourne (Worthington, Ohio), Sr.
GK: Scott Goodwin, Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.), Sr.
Coach: Bill Vieth, Reitz Memorial (Evansville, Ind.)

- Cliff Mehrtens