Meet the Des Moines Register’s 2022 All-Iowa Boys Soccer selections

The Iowa high school boys soccer season came to close a couple weeks ago, when three state champions were named.

Davenport Assumption took the Class 1A state title. Lewis Central upset Pella in the 2A championship. Pleasant Valley shutout Waukee Northwest for the Spartans second-straight state title.

Some of those teams featured the best players in Iowa boys soccer this season. But other players showcased their skills in the regular season, and couldn’t quite make it past tough competition in the off-season.

West Liberty's Jahsiah Galvan (9) looks to pass against Nevada during the Class 1A Boys State Soccer Tournament quarterfinal at the Cownie Soccer Complex Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Des Moines.

With that said, here are the Des Moines Register’s selections for All-Iowa Boys Soccer Teams. There are six Elite Team selections, six picks for each first team and 16 honorable mentions.

The 2022 All-Iowa Elite Team features the top players from all classes. Selections were made based on regular season production and state tournament results, as well as observations USA TODAY Network staff in Iowa and input from high school coaches.

Names are listed in alphabetical order.


Mitchell Dickson, Sr., West Central Valley

Second among all high school boys soccer players with 93 total points in 2022. Scored 36 goals and added 21 assists as West Central Valley’s offensive leader. Dickson’s production helped support the Wildcats’ sophomore goalie to a 16-2 record this season.

Jahsiah Galvan, Sr., West Liberty

Consistently one of the best boys soccer players in the state, the Northern Iowa football commit finished his high school sports career with a trip to the state semifinals. He recorded 73 total points and 30 goals in 17 games this year.

Jack Kilstrom, Jr., Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley's Jack Kilstrom (00) makes the save against Waukee Northwest's Abdullah Iqbal (7) on June 4 in Des Moines.

Absolute brick wall in net for the Spartans, who won the Class 3A state championship in both 2021 and 2022. Posted shut outs in all three playoff games, including against a hot Waukee Northwest team in the final. He allowed just four goals all season and posted a 94.7 save percentage through 1,430 minutes played.

Jackson Kirsch, Jr., Marion

Marion's Jackson Kirsch (9) clears the ball after the Class 2A boys soccer quarterfinal on June 1 at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.

Finished the 2022 season leading all three classes with 119 points (55 goals, 9 assists). His contributions from him helped Marion to the first round of the state tournament and a 16-2 record overall, including an undefeated 12-game run in the Wolves’ conference.

Wilmont Manneh, Sr., Johnston

Johnston's Wilmont Manneh (10) takes control of the ball during their game on May 13 against Dowling Catholic in Johnston.

Johnston’s two-year captain led the Dragons to the opening round of the state tournament for his 61-point (23 goals, 15 assists) performance this season. He holds the programs all-time leader in goals with 47 in his high school career at Johnston.

More: Wilmont Manneh has become a Johnston soccer legend while helping pay the bills at home

Lucas Newhard, Sr., Ankeny

Ankeny senior Lucas Newhard advances the ball up the field against Ankeny Centennial on May 3.

Shot to soccer stardom in his first and only season of Iowa high school soccer. Eighth among all classes with 80 points (36 goals, 8 assists). He helped the Hawks to the opening round of the state tournament.

Class 3A First Team

Jack Kilstrom, Jr., Pleasant Valley

Evan Larson, Sr., Ankeny Centennial

Wilmont Manneh, Sr., Johnston

Lucas Newhard, Sr., Ankeny

Cole Schrage, Jr., Waukee Northwest

Truman Unruh, Sr., Cedar Falls

Class 2A First Team

Jackson Kirsch, Jr., Marion

Mitchell Pothitakis, Sr., Fort Madison

Evan Reha, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar

Zach Sigler, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Noah Skow, Sr., Humboldt

Trysten Vasquez, Sr., Xavier

Class 1A First Team

Mitchell Dickson, Sr., West Central Valley

Jahsiah Galvan, Sr., West Liberty

Nate Gerling, So., West Central Valley

Alex Milton, Jr., Assumption

Drew Robinson, Jr., Nevada

Parker Davis, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame

Honorable Mention

Kendall Bickford, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Jonah Churchill, Sr., Lewis Central

Will Devine, Sr., Lewis Central

Caleb Gymer, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar

JJ Gonzalez-Hayes, Sr., Bettendorf

Nate Hersom, Sr., Urbandale

Rashidi Ishibwami, Jr., Ankeny Centennial

Luke Klostermann, Jr., Assumption

Sam McDevitt, Sr., Waukee Northwest

Roberto Medrano, Jr., Assumption

Enock Musengo, Sr., Des Moines Hoover

Michael Nelson, Jr., Iowa City West

Aiden Neumann, So., Prairie

Arya Nowroozi, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame

Jeffery Rinker, Jr., Pleasant Valley

Ty Van Essen, Sr., Western Christian

Alyssa Hertel is the college sports recruiting reporter for the Des Moines Register. Contact Alyssa at or on Twitter @AlyssaHertel.

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