By Haley Brock

When all 64 high schools and 2,000 players return to the Inwood Soccer Complex in Joliet on Saturday, odds are some of Chicago and Northern Illinois’ top talent will square off against one another.

More than 2,500 minutes of high school soccer will take place in the fourth round of the PepsiCo Showdown Boys, which will feature players from the city and suburbs, public and private schools and stars from small and large soccer clubs alike.

This is the second consecutive Saturday in which all high schools will be at the same site, allowing college coaches and media to see all players and teams with ease of walking a few yards to each of the six fields playing at once.

Which players and teams are standing above the rest heading into Saturday’s play? Here is a look at some of the statistical categories after nearly 7,500 minutes of soccer in the largest high school tournament in the U.S.:


Nick Willner, 5 — Lincoln-Way Central

Santiago Carnalla, 5 — DePaul Prep

Mason McCaw, 4 — Oswego  

Nolan McGrath, 4 — Lincoln-Way West

Joshua Torres, 4 — Saint Patrick


Miguel Vargas, 4 — Thornton 

Omar Carreno, 3 — Oswego  

Jesus Perez, 3 — Morton

Jack Kilgallon, 3 — Wheaton Academy

Alan Arriaga, 3 — Eisenhower


Sebastian Contreras, 57 — Plainfield Central

Jack Holohan, 38 — Herscher

Nick Salinas, 35 — Bloom  

Francisco Zaragoza, 24 — Rockford East

Connor O’Shaughnessy, 23 — Lincoln-Way West

Matt Marchiori, 22 — Saint Viator

Tyler Kelly, 19 — Hoffman Estates  

Mario Giade, 19 — Willowbrook

Sergio Alvarez, 16 — Woodstock High School

Diego Vazquez, 15 — Garcia

Will Maurice, 15 — Minooka

Devin Gorton, 15 — H-F

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