Broughton and Cardinal Gibbons each made it to the N.C. High School Athletic Association boys’ soccer championships. They lead the annual The News & Observer All-Metro team with two selections each.
The Caps, the 4A runners-up, placed forward Matt Brickhouse and defender Jack Krueger on team. Gibbons, the 3A champ, landed Drew Rabil and Cooper Duplantis.
Twelve of the 13 players selected to the All-Metro team were also named all-state by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
Gibbons is the N&O rankings champion followed by Broughton and Carrboro, the 2A East runner-up.
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N&O All-Metro boys soccer team
|Grant Austin, Corinth Holders||F||Sr.||VMI recruit; 26 goals and 13 assists.|
|Matt Brickhouse, Broughton||F||Sr.||All-state forward had 17 goals for 4A runner-up Caps.|
|Richard Cato, Carrboro||GK||Sr.||All-state goalkeeper allowed just 12 goals all season.|
|Cooper Duplantis, Cardinal Gibbons||D||Sr.||All-state defender was 3A title game’s MVP|
|Collin Dworsky, Cary Academy||D||Sr.||TISAC player of the year; Two-time NCISAA 3A all-state.|
|Aaron Latigue, Holly Springs||M||Sr.||Southwest Wake player of the year.|
|Tobias Gangsto, Jordan||F||Sr.||Foreign exchange student was among area goal leaders.|
|Zane Kerr, Raleigh Charter||F||Sr.||Notched 37 goals and 11 assists for 1A semifinalists.|
|Jack Krueger, Broughton||D||Sr.||Right back kept Caps’ defense tough.|
|Drew Rabil, Cardinal Gibbons||D/F||Soph.||Led Crusaders with 24 goals.|
|Logan Shytle, Heritage||F||Jr.||Scored 22 goals with 4 assists.|
|John Walden, Chapel Hill||M||Jr.||Netted 28 goals and 19 assists.|
|Hunter Weiland, Heritage||D/M||Sr.||His 28 assists ranks among state’s best.|