Today, U.S. Soccer announced that two New England Revolution youth team players - goalkeeper Austin Aviza and midfielder Declan McCabe - earned U.S. Soccer Development Academy Eastern Conference Starting XI honors for the 2013-14 season. Aviza, from Medway, Mass., earned a spot on the Under-15/16 team, and McCabe, from Weston, Mass., earned a place on the Under-17/18 team.
Aviza, 17, will be a member of the Revolution’s Under-18 side in the upcoming 2014-15 season. He has trained with the first team during the last three seasons, including traveling to Tucson, Ariz., for preseason training in February. Aviza made 17 starts in 18 appearances overall last season. Aviza recorded seven shutouts on the season and posted a goals against average of 1.43.
McCabe, 18, will begin play at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2014. McCabe made 25 appearances last season, including 24 starts, for the Under-18s. He scored nine goals and added seven assists while helping lead the U18s to the Development Academy Playoffs.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Marcelo Neveleff (Weston FC)
COACH OF THE YEAR: Dave Richardson (Sockers FC)
COACH OF THE YEAR: Shaun Tsakiris (De Anza Force)
GOALKEEPER: Austin Aviza (New England Revolution)
DEFENDERS: Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), DJ Mason (Carolina RailHawks Academy - CASL), Miles Robinson (FC Bolts Celtic), Juan Riley (Weston FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Alex Soto (NJSA 04), Patrick Jean-Gilles (D.C. United), Juan Gamino (Kendall SC)
FORWARDS: Austin Maloney (PA Classics), Jeremy Ebobisse (Bethesda-Olney), Owen Marshall (D.C. United)
COACH OF THE YEAR: Matias Asorey (Kendall SC)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jeremy Ebobisse (Bethesda-Olney)