Camden Thomas South Range

South Range’s Thomas Receives National Soccer Honor

BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio – South Range High School senior Camden Thomas was one of 88 players selected nationwide to be on this season’s United Soccer Coaches High School All-America Team – the only boys player from the Mahoning Valley to receive this honor.

Thomas is the second South Range athlete to receive this honor in the last three seasons after former teammate and current Walsh University soccer player Canaan Johnson was named to the team in 2019. Both players were named Division III District Player of the Year.

Thomas’ team finished the 2021 season with a 14-3-1 mark with 44 goals and 26 assists this season – both school records.

He received honors such as first team all state, Youngstown District Soccer League Senior Showcase MVP and other regional and district awards.

South Range made appearances in a Division III state semifinal in 2019 and regional final in 2020. South Range’s boys soccer team has earned district championships, three regional championships and one state final appearance in the past 16 seasons.

Thomas and fellow All-Americans will be recognized for their accomplishments at a reception Jan. 22 in Kansas City, Mo. He is one of 18 players in Ohio to receive this honor.

Thomas, who maintains a 4.0 GPA, will attend Grove City College next fall to pursue a degree in math education and continuing to play soccer.

At South Range, he is the National Honors Society President, Student Council Treasurer, member of Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also plays french horn in wind ensemble and mellophone in marching band.

After college graduation, Thomas plans to teach high school math and coach soccer.

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