Raiders’ Cann gives QND boys soccer program 10 straight seasons with all-state honoree
QUINCY — Leo Cann makes it a perfect 10.
The senior forward on the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team received all-state honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association, marking the 10th straight season a QND player has earned all-state plaudits.
“That’s a pretty good run,” QND coach Greg Reis said.
Cann led the Raiders to a Class 1A sectional title game appearance, scoring seven goals in four postseason games.
Overall, Cann scored 29 goals and had 10 assists as the Raiders went 10-11-2. Cann finished his career with 69 goals and 33 assists.
“His pace is electrifying,” Reis said. “Guys can’t stay with him. His desire to get past defenders and score was impressive.”
Reis challenged Cann in the offseason to improve going to his left and become stronger scoring with his left foot. A majority of his goals this fall came off his left foot.
“To his credit, he really worked hard at that,” Reis said.
Two of Cann’s teammates also earned honors from the IHSSCA. Junior midfielder Rylan Fischer was named all-sectional and senior goalkeeper Max Frericks was named honorable mention all-sectional.
Quincy High School had three players honored. Senior midfielder Evan Sohn and senior defender Biruk Rosen were named all-sectional, while senior defender Nolan Dede was named honorable mention all-sectional.
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