2016 All NPSL Team Announced

The National Premier Soccer League recently announced the 2016 All-NPSL Team. The All-NPSL Team was voted on by members of the media that covered the NPSL regularly during the 2016 season. Private voting took place from July 24th – July 27th. The award includes First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention. Each team consists of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.

AFC Cleveland is well represented in the All-NPSL Team, featuring midfielder Brian Potocnik in the First Team, along with defender Coletun Long and midfielder Skye Harter in the Second Team. Long proved to be a consistent rock at the back while starting in each match, and Potocnik and Harter provided the attacking flair in midfield with numerous goals and assists each.

Below is the complete listing of players in the 2016 All-NPSL Team:

First Team:
GK Gregory Hartley, Chattanooga FC
D Luke Staats, Albion SC Pros
D Gabriel De Souza, Boston City FC
D Chris Riordan, Clarkstown SC Eagles
D Nicholas “Ebby” Lombardi, Sonoma County Sol
M Michael Bustamante, Boston City FC
M Brian Potocnik, AFC Cleveland
M Isaac “Nana” Addai, Rhode Island Reds
F Matt Clare, Albion SC Pros
F Simon Rawnsley, CD Aguiluchos USA
F Luke Winter, Chattanooga FC

Second Team:
GK Vitor Scariot, Boston City FC
D Coletun Long, AFC Cleveland
D Andrew Santos, New Jersey Copa FC
D Jon Finlay, Chattanooga FC
D Lars Willemse, Dutch Lions FC NPSL
M Samuel Goni, Chattanooga FC
M Matthew Aldred, Chattanooga FC
M Skye Harter, AFC Cleveland
F Diego “Toluca” Lopez, Sonoma County Sol
F Leo De Smedt, Jacksonville Armada
F Ivan Berterame, New York Cosmos B

Honorable Mention:
GK Jean Antoine, Albion SC Pros
D Ryan Zinkhan, Fredericksburg FC
D Sindre Welo, Chattanooga FC
D Jamal Lis-Simmons, Kingston Stockade FC
D Sebastian Capozucchi, New York Cosmos B
M Juan Hernandez, Chattanooga FC
M David Balyeat, Liverpool Warriors
M Franklin Castellanos, New York Cosmos B
F Carlos Acevedo, Dutch Lions FC NPSL
F Michael Creswick, Kingston Stockade FC
F Maximiliano Garcia, New Jersey Copa FC