Shinsky named PARADE soccer All-American
The national acclaim continues to roll in for Alex Shinsky.
The midfielder from West York has been named to PARADE's 2010 All-America Boys' Soccer Team. Shinsky was one of just two Pennsylvania players picked to the 34-person team, which will be revealed in the June 13 issue of PARADE magazine.
Shinsky was also selected to PARADE's 2009 All-America team.
Shinsky is no stranger to the limelight. He played for the United States last fall in the U-17 World Cup in Nigeria, and spent the last two years living and training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The 5-foot-8 midfielder is rated by topdrawersoccer.com as the nation's No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2011, and he has verbally committed to play at Maryland.
Shinsky returned home to York this past winter, and has since enrolled back at West York High School. He played soccer his freshman season for the Bulldogs (he was an all-state pick that year), and said in April he's leaning "70/30" toward playing soccer for the team this upcoming season.
In 14 matches with the U-17 national team in 2009, Shinsky scored two goals and added two assists.
Mt. Lebanon forward Zach Batteer was the only other player from Pennsylvania named to the boys' All-American team.