PLAY­ERS TO WATCH

The Palm Beach Post - - SPORTS -

Ni­co­las Adol­phy, Lake Worth Chris­tian, Jr., Mid­fielder: Adol­phy was a first-team All-Area pick last year af­ter rack­ing up 17 goals and four as­sists. Chris Al­to­nen, Boca Ra­ton, Sr., Mid­fielder: Al­to­nen was a first-team All-Area pick in 2016-17 and will try to get the Bob­cats back to the level they’re used to fol­low­ing their first dis­trict loss in 14 years. Mikael Ameris, Oxbridge Academy, Sr., For­ward: Ameris, a first-team All-Area pick last year, is a ver­sa­tile player who can come up to at­tack or stay back and de­fend. He had 16 goals and five as­sists as a ju­nior.

Ritchy Ca­juste, At­lantic, Sr., De­fender: Ca­juste, who also runs track, and the Ea­gles are look­ing to im­prove on last year’s 7-7-2 sea­son with most of the lineup re­turn­ing.

Ryan DeBi­ase, Boca Ra­ton, Sr., For­ward: DeBi­ase paced

the Bob­cats with 12 goals last sea­son. Ale­jan­dro Gomez, St. An­drew’s, Jr., Mid­fielder: Gomez re­turns to the Scots af­ter scor­ing 12 times with seven as­sists as a sopho­more. Ste­fan Kn­ef­fel, Boca Ra­ton Chris­tian, Jr., For­ward: Last year’s Palm Beach Post Small Schools Player of the Year scored 42 goals, but will miss part of the sea­son be­cause of his club sched­ule. Dou­glas Phillips, Amer­i­can Her­itage, Sr., For­ward: Racked up 16 goals and 10 as­sists last sea­son and was named to the Post’s first-team All-Area squad.

Bren­dan Rogers, Jupiter, Sr., Mid­fielder: A sec­ondteam pick at Jupiter last year af­ter be­ing a first-team pick for Jupiter Chris­tian. Rogers had two goals and five as­sists last sea­son. Roland Tyson, Royal Palm Beach, Sr., Goal­keeper:

Tyson recorded eight shutouts last sea­son.

Boca Ra­ton Chris­tian for­ward Ste­fan Kn­ef­fel

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