Junior captain James Hickok has been named to the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association All-State team.
This is the 4th year in a row the Wreckers have had an All-State player — but he is the 1st Staples goalkeeper selected by the CSCA since Alex Deegan in 1990.
The honor is based, in part, on coaches’ rankings of players on All-League teams. James, Jake Malowitz and Taylor McNair were the Wreckers’ 3 All-FCIAC selections.
The Connecticut All-State players will be feted on January 29, at a dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.
James registered 12 shutouts this year. He allowed just 13 goals in 21 games.
“I’m very glad for James,” said head coach Dan Woog. “He’s worked tremendously hard on all aspects of his game — from dominating the box to distribution to communication. He’s got a fantastic mentor in our keeper coach, Tom Henske, and this honor is really a tribute to both of them.”