INSIDE THE PRESS BOX: BOYS SOCCER
Senior Jacob Dannecker was the most celebrated player on the Lake Forest High School boys soccer team this fall.
He was, according to LF head coach Rob Parry, a magician in the midfield.
“I haven’t seen too many midfielders better than him,” said Parry, in a post-game interview following his team’s 2-2 tie against Glenbrook South on Sept. 16. “When he zigs, we have to get the rest of our team to zag.”
Dannecker, named the team’s MVP, had plenty of other admirers. He not only made the all-North Suburban Conference team, but he also claimed all-sectional accolades
Teammate Joseph Williams was honorable mention all-conference.
Both players also found their way to the Chicago Fire All-State All-Academic team. Williams was a second-team selection. Dannecker was honorable mention.
They were joined on the squad by Landon Edwards (2nd Team), Jack Page (3rd Team), Austin Pinderski (honorable mention) and Christophe Wettermann (honorable mention).
Ten Scouts made the NSC All-Academic team: Dannecker, Williams, Edwards, Page, Pinderski, Wettermann, Thomas Cutting, Daniel McEvoy, Kean O’Connor and Chris Svigos.
The Golden Boot went to Dannecker (4 goals, 4 assists, 16 points). The Silver Boot was awarded to Alan Cecherz (4 goals, 3 assists, 15 points).
Williams was named Best Defender, while Page picked up the Christopher Quon Unsung Hero award.
Svigos earned two other honors: Most Improved and NSC-Christopher Chouinard Sportsmanship Award.
Pinderski was given the NSCAA Senior Excellence Award.