Two consecutive years, I was lucky enough to be invited to play in the Colorado High School Coaches Association All State Game.
Here’s a look at me in the 2012 game on July 25. Our team won, 3-1. I played the entire first half and had a shut-out.
It’s an honor to be asked and I enjoyed playing again.
The 2011 game was a little different for me because it was my first time in competition after my knee injury.
I was a bit nervous about playing in a brace and wondering how the knee would hold up. It was great.
This is actio nfrom the July 30, 2011, game at Shea Stadium in the Redstone Community Park in Littleton, outside Denver.
It was White vs. Black. The White team was mostly players from southern Colorado — Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City. I played half the game for White. We won, 2-0.
It was a thrill to play with a bunch of great players. I knew many of them from the ODP and club teams I’ve played on over the years.