Soccer Players’/Coaches’ Bios as we head toward NCAA All-Star Games at UNCG:NWG, SWG, SEG, NG, Grimsley and Ragsdale represented

Posted by Andy Durham on July 22, 2014 at 11:09 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

*****I would love to be the timekeeper/clock operator for the games…Give me a big/good check and all I have to do is turn on the clock and let it run non-stop, right??? And add in two-three minutes for injury time and we are done…Sounds like a good deal….*****
+++++One for change for the West men tonight: The player dropped from the West team is Michael Basnett (Hough). There is no replacement; the West will play with 15.+++++

Tonight
Soccer Stadium at UNC-Greensboro
Women’s game at 6:30 p.m. Men’s game at 8:30 p.m.

Men from our West/Triad area:
Cyrus Fitzpatrick
Cyrus…Northwest Guilford High…6-3, 160…defense…coached by Jason Allred…as senior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, NCSCA Regional Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All-Region…as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society…Student Body secretary…We The People finalist…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill where he will major in biology…wants to pursue a career in physical therapy…Abraham Lincoln is his role model…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro athlete is Lionel Messi…says “I am excited to play with the best players in the state and to represent my school. I will gain a tremendous sense of accomplishment.”

Andrew Gullickson
Andrew…Southwest Guilford High…5-8, 135…midfield…coached by Rob Szitas…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…scored 2 goals, 5 assists…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference…scored 3 goals…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in wrestling and lacrosse…Student Body Vice President…member of National Honor Society…involved in numerous clubs…undecided about college choice…plans to major in business or engineering…wants to own his own business…Coach Szitas is his role model…favorite college athlete is Brandt Bronico… favorite pro athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo…says “I am honored to be selected to play in the all-star game. I cannot wait to meet some new coaches and improve as a player.”

Ben Lucas
Ben…Grimsley High…6-4, 195…goalkeeper…coached by Matt Martineau…as senior, named All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP…5 GA, 7 shut outs in conference play…also played baseball…Service Learning Exemplary Award recipient…plans to attend Mars Hill University where he will major in business…favorite college athlete is Jabari Parker…favorite pro athlete is Tim Howard…says “I feel honored to have been selected to play in this game, and I look forward to the competition. I am expecting to gain valuable experience by playing with some of the best players in North Carolina.”

Walker Raines
Walker…Northwest Guilford High…5-10, 160…forward…coached by Jason Allred…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Offensive Player of the Year…scored 27 goals, 11 assists…as junior, named All-Conference…scored 8 goals, 3 assists…as sophomore, scored 3 goals…member of National Honor Society…AP Scholar…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the University of South Carolina Upstate where he will major in business administration…wants to pursue a career in marketing and develop successful business models…Bill Gates is his role model…favorite college athlete is Rasheed Sulimon…favorite pro athlete is Garrett Bale…says “I’m very honored and excited to be playing in the all-star game. It will be a great experience to play with and against some of the best high school players in the state. It will be a great memory and will help me prepare for the next level.”

Women from our West/Triad area:
Morgan Bowling
Morgan…Grimsley High…5-4…midfield…coached by Herk Degraw…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Greensboro News & Record All-Area, team captain and MVP…Eleanor Lambert Scholar Athlete…Patrick B. Palmer Award recipient…Clash of the Carolinas participant…as sophomore, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference…member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society…IB Diploma candidate…plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill…says “I am honored to play in the all-star game with some of the best athletes in North Carolina. I look forward to ending my high school soccer career with this game.”

Meredith Dunker
Meredith…Southeast Guilford High…5-3…forward…coached by John Howlett…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Conference Offensive Player of the Year, team captain and MVP…scored 21 goals, 19 assists…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, team Offensive MVP…scored 26 goals, 14 assists…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, team Offensive MVP…scored 18 goals, 16 assists…also competed in basketball and winter track…member of National Honor Society, National Technical Society, Student Government, Junior Civitans…Student Ambassador…Presidential Scholar…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with High Point University where she will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career in the medical field…her favorite college athlete is her brother Austin Dunker…favorite pro athlete is Sydney Leroux…says “I’m very excited and honored to be playing in the all-star game with so many talented players. It’s always good to be put in new situations that can help you grow as a player.”

Lindsay Kubrick
Lindsay…Ragsdale High…5-3…defense…coached by Brien Braswell…as senior, named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, Scholar Athlete…as junior, named All-Region, All-Conference, team MVP, Scholar Athlete…as sophomore, named All-Region, All-Conference, team Offensive MVP, Scholar Athlete…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where she will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career in administrating / training a professional team…her parents are her role models…favorite college athlete is Alex Kubrick…favorite pro athletes are Troy Polamalu and Blake Griffin…says “I am excited and honored to be participating in this all-star game. One last high school game before I go to college will be refreshing.”

West Men’s Coach:
Andrew Hultberg
West head coach is entering his 7th season at Northern Guilford High where his teams have gone 88-30-6, winning 4 conference titles and making 6 state playoff appearances in 6 seasons and where he was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2011…previously coached at Statesville High, winning 1 conference title and earning 3 state playoff appearances in 4 years…also served as women’s soccer coach at Northern Guilford High from 2008 to 2011…twice coached in the All-State Powerade Games, as an assistant in 2010, finishing 2nd, and as the head coach in 2011, finishing 3rd… born in Pottstown, PA…1991 graduate of Statesville High where he played soccer…1995 graduate of Guilford College…2001 graduate of UNC Charlotte…says “This is a tremendous honor to be recognized and have the opportunity to coach in the NCCA East-West All-Star Game. I truly look forward to this, and it will be one of the great highlights of my career as a high school soccer coach.”


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