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2013 Super Six Soccer: Player Bios

SUPER SIX BOYS SOCCER

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Collins Hill's Eli Carrasco

Eli Carrasco

School: Collins Hill

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: Elicarrasco_10

Favorite pro soccer team: Real Madrid

Favorite movie: "Saving Private Ryan"

Favorite restaurant: Fogo de Chao

College choice: North Carolina

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Jackson Taylor

Noteworthy:

--Helped the Eagles to the state championship last season

--Had 11 goals and two assists as a sophomore

Coach Michael Burrell's take: "Eli is an explosive and dynamic player. Having him come back this year will really strengthen the midfield attack. His precision passing and electric ability to beat players one v. one is very exciting to watch. We are looking for good things from Eli this year."


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Brookwood's Bryson Dorsey

Bryson Dorsey

School: Brookwood

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: BAD_BoyBry

Favorite pro soccer team: Chelsea

Favorite movie: "Good Burger"

Favorite music artist: Wale

Favorite restaurant: Maggiano's

College choices: Howard, Hampton, Elon, Oglethorpe

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Brahan Gamarra

Noteworthy:

--Anchored Broncos' defense as a junior

--Finished with three goals and 10 assists

--Assist total last season was second-highest in Bronco history

Coach Danny Klinect's take: "Bryson is an extremely talented all-around team player. He has played outside back for us, center back due to injuries and holding center mid. He is very strong in the air, a great one v. one defender, a great one v. one attacker and has excellent field vision and decision-making skills. Bryson will be a third-year starter for us and will a huge part of where our team ends up this year."


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Brookwood's Brahan Gamarra

Brahan Gamarra

School: Brookwood

Class: Junior

Twitter handle: I don't have Twitter

Favorite pro soccer team: Barcelona

Favorite movie: "Miracle"

Favorite music artist: Drake

Favorite restaurant: Sake Gura

College choice: UNC-Charlotte

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Alfredo Rivera

Noteworthy:

--Had seven goals and three assists as a sophomore

--Led Brookwood in assists as a freshman midfielder

Coach Danny Klinect's take: "Brahan is one of the hardest-working midfielders that I've ever had the honor to coach. The kid never stops training and perfecting his craft. Brahan is one of only three players that I've coached at Brookwood that started as a freshman. He was our leader in assists his freshman and sophomore seasons. I would expect him to lead us in the category as a junior this year. Brahan has incredible one v. one attacking skills, field vision and work rate. If he is dispossessed of the ball in the midfield, he will work hard to win in back immediately. He was chosen to be one of our captains this season because of his incredible work rate. He is a joy to coach and to watch play the game."


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GAC's Max Gomas

Max Gomas

School: Greater Atlanta Christian

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: RaxonRaxonMax

Favorite pro soccer team: Paris Saint-Germain

Favorite movie: "Harold and Kumar" trilogy

Favorite music artist: Bob Marley

Favorite restaurant: Moe's

College choice: Emory

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Brookwood's Brahan Gamarra

Noteworthy:

--Had 18 goals, six assists last season for playoff team

--Scored 15 goals in his first two seasons

Coach Thom Jacquet's take: "In my years as a coach I have never seen a player go from a total beginner in the seventh grade, to one of the top players in the county. Max is an incredibly hard worker, with passion, desire, technique, etc. Max is a true leader on our team."


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Parkview's Abel Nguyen

Abel Nguyen

School: Parkview

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: AbelN11

Favorite pro soccer team: Real Madrid

Favorite movie: "Coach Carter"

Favorite music artist: Kange

Favorite restaurant: Chili's

College choice: Emory

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Brookwood's Bryson Dorsey

Noteworthy:

--Had eight goals and six assists for state playoff team

--Earned all-county honors last season

Coach Michael Tolmich's take: "Abel is one of the most versatile players I have had the pleasure to coach. I can put him anywhere on the field, and we would be better. He has a tremendous work ethic on and off the field, and has proven himself to be a leader for Parkview. He definitely bleeds orange and blue."


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Collins Hill's Jackson Taylor

Jackson Taylor

School: Collins Hill

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: jacksontaylor01

Favorite pro soccer team: Manchester United

Favorite movie: "Star Wars IV: Empire Strikes Back"

Favorite music group: Zac Brown Band

Favorite restaurant: The Winking Lizard/Oyster Bay

College choice: Georgia Southern

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Freddy Maier

Noteworthy:

--Region 7-AAAAAA goalkeeper of the year as a junior for state title team

--Has started the last three state title games for the Eagles

--Led Collins Hill to a state championship on PKs as a starting freshman goalkeeper

Coach Michael Burrell's take: "Jackson is one of the hardest working players I've seen. His work rate on the field and off the field in the classroom sets him apart from many of his peers. He's a very experienced goalkeeper, starting his first three seasons. His experience helped gain him team captain honor for this season and should prove a positive influence for the younger players. It is great to have him back for his senior year."

SUPER SIX GIRLS SOCCER

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Grayson's Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

School: Grayson

Class: Senior

Twitter Handle: Jessica_allen33

Favorite pro team: Barcelona

Favorite movie: "Sweeney Todd"

Favorite music groups: Needtobreathe, Memphis May Fire

Favorite restaurant: Parkside Bakery

College choice: North Georgia

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Savannah Selby

Noteworthy:

--Region 8-AAAAAA co-defender of the year as a junior

--Anchored defense that had school-record 13 shutouts

--Three-time all-county selection

Coach Terry Klinect's take: "Jessica has started at center back since ninth grade. She has been all county past two years and all region as well. She has been a big part of the success of Grayson soccer with her stellar performance on defense. She has been a team captain for two years and leads her team every day in practice and games with a positive attitude and her work ethic. She is respected by her team mates and coaching staff. we look for her to have another fantastic season in her senior season."


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North Gwinnett's Taylor Burns

Taylor Burns

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: tayburns2

Favorite pro soccer team: LA Galaxy

Favorite movie: "Pitch Perfect"Favorite music artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite restaurant: Stoney River Steakhouse

College choice: Georgia Southern

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Greater Atlanta Christian's Rachel Garcia

Noteworthy:

--Led North with 19 goals and 14 assists as a junior

--Has 55 career goals and 32 career assists

--Has nine goals and five assists in the postseason in three years as a starter

Coach Corban Cofer's take: "Taylor is the kind of player who is fun to coach. She always goes full speed and is constantly trying to bring out the best in her teammates. She is our only Senior this year and so I am counting on her to provide leadership to the younger players. She has a high soccer IQ and an impressive ability to find the goal. I look forward to seeing her play."


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GAC's Rachel Garcia

Rachel Garcia

School: Greater Atlanta Christian

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: Rachelgarcia2

Favorite pro soccer team: Real Madrid

Favorite movie: "Bridesmaids"

Favorite music group: Coldplay

Favorite restaurant: Aqua Terra

College choice: Georgia

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: I think there are a number of great soccer players in Gwinnett but I would have to say my favorite is (Mill Creek's) Lauren Tanner and I can't wait to play at UGA with her.

Noteworthy:

--Had school-record 47 goals and nine assists as a junior for state championship team

--Scored 27 goals with six assists as a sophomore

--Had 19 goals and 12 assists her freshman season

Coach Troy Bendickson's take: "Rachel is one of the most, if not the most, competitive players I have ever coached. She does not only desire to win matches, she wants to win every competitive exercise in training as well. She is driven to succeed. And her game is built to allow her to succeed. Rachel plays at an extremely high pace. I said it last year, she defines what it means to be a striker, which is she puts the ball in the back to the net, period. She redefined our single season goal scoring record as a junior with 47 goals."


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GAC's Kayla Puzas

Kayla Puzas

School: Greater Atlanta Christian

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: kaylapuzas18

Favorite pro soccer team: Barcelona

Favorite movie: "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

Favorite music artist: Gucci Mane

Favorite restaurant: Houston'sCollege choice: Mississippi State

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Taylor Wagnon

Noteworthy:

--Had 15 goals and two assists last season for state championship team

--Finished with eight goals and five assists as a sophomore

--Had seven goals and two assists as a freshman

Coach Troy Bendickson's take: "Kayla is a fierce competitor and the engine in the middle of the field for us. She plays a fearless brand of soccer, challenging for every ball in the middle and winning most. She has terrific touch to go along with her aggressive play, distributing the ball appropriately and maturely almost every time. If a ball is coming from out of our own offensive third, she is right there to put it back into our offensive third. She is suited to move the ball in transition from the back to the front as well. On top of all these contributions, Kayla scored 15 goals as a junior."


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Mill Creek's Lauren Tanner

Lauren Tanner

School: Mill Creek

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: lauren_tanner3

Favorite pro soccer team: Barcelona

Favorite movie: "Bringing Down the House"

Favorite music artist: Bruno Mars

Favorite restaurant: Shogun

College choice: Georgia

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: My club and future UGA teammate Rachel Garcia of Greater Atlanta Christian

Noteworthy:

--Had 23 goals and 11 assists last season

--Finished with six goals and 10 assists as a sophomore

--Had 11 goals and six assists her freshman season

Coach Brent Leitsch's take: Lauren is an extremely gifted player who has excelled for us for the prior three seasons. She shows up each day to practice looking to get better and help her teammates get better as well. She has the respect of her teammates not because of great of a player she is, but how hard and committed she is to this team. We are looking forward to a great year from Lauren as she helps us in difficult Region 7-AAAAAA."


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GAC's Taylor Wagnon

Taylor Wagnon

School: Greater Atlanta Christian

Class: Senior

Twitter handle: tswagg10

Favorite pro soccer team: Manchester United

Favorite movie: "Shooter"

Favorite music artist: Billy Currington

Favorite restaurant: Houston's

College choice: Auburn

Best Gwinnett soccer player other than me is: Teammate Kayla Puzas

Noteworthy:

--Had seven goals and a team-high 18 assists last season as GAC won the state title

--Had three goals and 14 assists as a sophomore--Scored four goals with 13 assists as a freshman

Coach Troy Bendickson's take: "Taylor is an incredibly versatile player. She plays total football. She is very instinctive on the field. She is a great team and one-on-one defender, but we use her going forward because of her lethal left foot, whether it is putting the ball on frame from distance, or more often placing the ball at our strikers' feet and in spaces to create goal scoring opportunities. Taylor led our team last year with 18 assists, which is second all time."

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b06gda 1 year, 2 months ago

Congrats to the 2013 Super Six. Several players that I would have expected are absent, and don't even appear on their team's roster. I guess those kids are playing academy???

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Will Hammock 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes, several top Gwinnett kids are playing academy ball and not high school.

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