Avondale Stadium plays host to the 2016 DCSD All-Star Soccer Classics on Thursday with the girls starting the festivities at 6:00 pm and the boys following at 8:00 pm.
This is the sixth year of the All-Star series featuring participants who played with teams from Inside the Perimeter (ITP) facing off with teams from Outside the Perimeter (OTP).
The ITP leads the girls’ series 4-0-1 having won the last two meetings following a 2-2 tie in 2013.
Lakeside’s Tim Newmyer and Druid Hills’ Katy Cochran team up to coach another strong contingent for the ITP All-Starts.
The squad features four players with over 20 goals on the season led by Towers junior Mia Carradine who is second in the county with 44 goals on the year. Druid Hills senior Allison Rugel (24 goals, 14 assists) brings some talented feet as well. Lakeside sophomore Tyler Smith (24) and Chamblee junior Kamilah Mustafa (24) round out the strong offensive team.
The junior goal keeping duo of Kenzie Killgallen (9-1-1, 0.25 goals allowed) and Miranda McNalley (5-0-1, 0.00 goals allowed) of Lakeside gives the ITP a strong presence in goal along with Chamblee junior Lindsay Wilson (6-1-0, 1.00 goals allowed).
Sophomores Alondra Varela (11 assists) and Adriana Velasquez (17) of Cross Keys bring some talented youth to the squad.
Martin Luther King’s Vincent Gatling and Tucker’s Daymeon Corrie are looking to put the OTP in the win column with some talented players of their own to put on the field.
Sophomore Jasmine Mathis of M.L. King comes into the game as the county’s leading scorer with 48 goals this season and is joined by another sophomore Georgi-Ann Sinclair of Southwest DeKalb who has 25 goals on the season.
Southwest DeKalb junior Courtney Baker put together a strong season with 20 goals and 14 assists (tied for most in the county) while freshman Autumn Carter added 15 goals on the year.
M. L. King’s Nina Shaw (junior) has 11 assists on the season and Arabia Mountain’s Danielle Dean 6.
Tucker freshman goalie Erin Obarowski finished the season 8-4-0 with a 1.32 goals allowed average (third in the county) in 12 games in goal.
The boys’ series is all knotted at 2-2-1 following the OTP’s exciting back-to-back penalty kick victories the past two seasons.
The ITP coaching staff of Ben Smith (Lakeside), Andrew Goodman (Clarkston) and Thomas Broadnar (Druid Hills) have put together a squad with a good mixture of veterans and underclassmen in an effort to break the OTP’s streak.
Lakeside senior Max Wieder, the ITP MVP last season (1 goal, 1 assist), returns after putting together 18 goals and 8 assists in the Vikings run to the Class 6A State quarterfinals that including 20 consecutive victories. Cross Keys senior Gilberto Ramos is another of the veteran players who finished the season with 14 goals and 16 assist (2nd in county).
Another veteran for the ITP is Druid Hills junior Luke Narker (16 goals, 6 assists).
The youth movement includes Lakeside’s twin sophomores Saul Tinoco (24 goals, 19 assist) and Raul Tinoco (12 goals, 13 assists) along with Clarkston sophomore Musab Abdulaziz (10 goals).
Lakeside junior goalie Alfonso Batista posted a sterling 20-1-0 record in the net this season allowing 0.49 goals per contest.
Mark Johnson (Tucker), Michael Gaskin (Stephenson) and David Hill (Lithonia) have more of a defense based squad they as they look to slow down the ITP to keep the 2-0 streak alive.
Senior goalies Trey Dolder of Dunwoody (11-5-1, 1.02 goals allowed) and Win Oo of Tucker (4-5-1, 1.73 goals allowed) have to anchor the net for the OTP team.
Offensively, the OTP has a strong offensive presence in Southwest DeKalb junior Machop Chol (24 goals) and M.L. King’s senior Samuel Lampety (9 goals).
Series even at 2-2-1
2011 – ITP 2, OTP 2: Goals — ITP Moises Medina (Cross Keys), Jordy Banegas (Cross Keys); OTP Roy Dixon (Miller Grove), Robel Davis (SW DeKalb)
2012 – ITP 2, OTP 0: Goals – ITP Christian Villalaba (Chamblee), Jose Perez (Chamblee)
2013 – ITP 1, OTP 0: Goals – ITP Fahad Fahad (Clarkston)
2014 – OTP 1, ITP 1, OTP wins 6-5 in PKs; Goals – OTP Rodrigo Perriera (Dunwoody); ITP Mohammed Tombadou (Towers)
2015 – OTP2, ITP 2, OTP wins 5-4 in PKs; Goals – ITP Max Weider (Lakeside), Anton Muresan (Druid Hills); OTP Kalen Campbell (Tucker), German Ruiz (Stone Mountain)
2011 – OTP N/A; ITP N/A
2012 – OTP N/A; ITP N/A
2013 – OTP Josiah Saydee (Tucker); ITP Alexis Briceno (Cross Keys)
2014 – OTP Rodrigo Perriera (Dunwoody); ITP Julian Rugel (Druid Hills)
2015 – OTP German Ruiz (Stone Mountain); ITP Max Weider (Lakeside)
ITP leads series 4-0-1
2011 – ITP 4, OTP 1: Goals – ITP Jane Neiswander (Druid Hills) 2, Taylor Smith (Chamblee), Allison Jones (Chamblee); OTP Becka Kilbourne (Dunwoody)
2012 – ITP 3, OTP 0: Goals – ITP Summer Bader (Lakeside), Claudia Holbrook (Chamblee), Brea Butler (Columbia); OTP None
2013 – ITP 2, OTP 2: Goals – ITP Ally Jones (Chamblee), Caroline Friedman (Chamblee); OTP – Kristen Peagler (SW DeKalb), Anna Doddler (Dunwoody)
2014 – ITP 2, OTP 0: Goals – ITP Ashlee Graham (Lakeside), Jane Morrow (Chamblee); OTP None
2015 – ITP 2, OTP 1: Goals – ITP Ashlee Graham (Lakeside), Sara Weber (Lakeside); OTP Juveina Hylton (Arabia Mountain)
2011 – OTP N/A; ITP N/A
2012 – OTP N/A; ITP Claudia Holbrook (Chamblee)
2013 – OTP Daijah Derimus (Tucker); ITP Jenna Miller (Druid Hills)
2014 – OTP Nettie Brown (Arabia Mountain); ITP Ashlee Graham (Lakeside)
2015 – OTP Juveina Hylton (Arabia Mountain; ITP Ashlee Graham (Lakeside)