Seven Blue Devils names to Jayhawk All-Conference Soccer Teams

Seven Blue Devils names to Jayhawk All-Conference Soccer Teams

Seven members of the 2016 Kansas City Kansas Community College men's soccer team have been named to All-Jayhawk Conference teams.

            The Blue Devils were 10-4 for the season and tied for second in the Jayhawk with a 7-3 record, losing twice to Johnson County and once to Cowley College. They swept Coffeyville, Allen County and Neosho County in addition to dividing with Cowley. They were eliminated by Barton County 5-2 in the Region VI playoffs.

            Three Blue Devils were selected to the first team – forward Hiago Gasper, midfielder Guilherme Grave and defender Ricardo Angelo. All three are freshmen from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

            Second team selections include sophomore forward Thiago Elias, also of Sao Paulo; sophomore midfielders Giovanni Calderon of J.C. Harmon and Tanner Helms of Ashland, Mo.; and sophomore defender Jake Salmons, also of Ashland, Mo.

            The Blue Devils were coached by Ruben Rodriguez, who was in his fifth season as head coach; and Burke Slusher, in his third year as assistant.



KCKCC freshmen (front row, from left) Hiago Gasper, Guilherme Grave and Richardo Angelo were named to the first All-Jayhawk Conference soccer team while (second row) sophomores Thiago Elias, Giovanni Calderon, Tanner Helms and Jake Salmons were named to the second team. (KCKCC Photo by Alan Hoskins)