Buba Fofanah juggles a soccer ball while safeguarding a dog during a November practice at Cate School in 2017. 


On Tuesday, May 7, Cate School junior Buba Fofanah was named to the 2019 Allstate All-America Soccer team. According to a release provided by the Allstate Cup, Fofanah was chosen in collaboration with Allstate and MaxPreps.com to an elite group of soccer players who have demonstrated great play on the pitch. He was one of 125 male and 125 female soccer players from around the country to be named to this team. At a later date, 40 males and 40 females will be selected to the inaugural Allstate All-America Cup, which will take place this summer in conjunction with the Major League Soccer All-Star Game presented by Target. This year, the game will be played in Orlando, Florida, on July 31. Cate coach Pete Mack praised Fofanah for his hard work and effort in reaching this milestone. “Buba is one of the most competitive players I’ve coached,” said Mack. “He’ll work to the point of exhaustion and then some, coupled with his speed and field sense, that’s really hard on opponents,” he added. Juan Carlos Torres of Santa Barbara High School was also named to the team. 

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