Just about everything off the foot of Legacy’s Lucas Montera has been gold this fall season while he doubles as the school’s star midfielder in soccer and kicker in football.

On the pitch, the Lightning are back to the top of the rankings in Class 5A as Montera has helped ease the loss of a large 2022 class, which included two-time 5A first teamer Cooper Stephens, with five goals and four assists in seven games.

For the football team, he’s been perfect — 10-for-10 in point-after attempts and 2-for-2 with field goals.

In this week’s look at boys’ soccer, let’s take a look at the top-ranked team based on the CHSAA Selection and Seeding Index in each classification and a player to watch from it.

Class 5A

Legacy: The Lightning (6-0-1) graduated their entire starting backline, goalie and Stephens’ 45 career goals from last season. But they’re back at No. 1 this fall after being the top seed in the 2022 postseason.

Montera has been key. He was an all-state honorable mention last year and will likely be a first or second teamer after this season. So far this season, he’s had a hand in nine of the team’s 14 goals.

The Lightning have also been one of the stingier defenses in the state, allowing just five goals in seven games. In net, Charlie Powell has 24 saves and three shutouts. The first-year starter had one save in a shutout over 4A No. 2 Silver Creek Tuesday and four stops in a 2-1 win over 5A No. 13 Boulder Thursday.

They’re home against Northglenn Tuesday and at defending champ Denver East Monday.

Class 4A

Centaurus: The Warriors (9-0-1) are a bit like Legacy in 5A, managing to power to the top of the rankings despite a pretty big turnover from last year.

Centaurus, which lost seven starters from 2022, is getting production across its roster. Tyler Jones comes off the bench and leads the team with seven goals in 10 games. Brandon Fellows-Mason leads with 18 points, totaling six goals and six assists.

In net, the Warriors rely on Garrett Pugh, a desired college prospect. He has 38 saves and is 8-0-1 in net with four shutouts.

Last week, Demitri Wiegand had five points in two games, scoring twice in a comeback win over Longmont on Sept. 18 before adding an assist in a 2-1 win over Greeley Central Wednesday.

Centaurus is at No. 8 Mead Oct. 3.

Class 3A

Colorado Academy: The Mustangs (7-0-1) have scored four or more goals in each of their seven wins this season. They drew 1-1 with The Classical Academy Sept. 9.

Reigning 3A player of the year, Simeon Woldeyohannes, has 12 goals and eight assists in eight games. His average of four points per match is nearly double his production from last season (2.2) when he led the Mustangs to the state title. He currently has 99 points in his career.

Behind him, Nic Jeffries has seven goals and seven assists after having six and four all of last season.

Colorado Academy is home against No. 14 The Academy Thursday.

Class 2A

Thomas MacLaren School: A win over previous-No. 1 Fountain Valley Thursday pushed the Highlanders into the top spot. Sam Montgomery and Julio Jamie scored and Kellen Vadala made seven saves in the 2-1 win.

The Highlanders (6-1) have now won three straight since losing 5-2 at 3A No. 4 Manitou Springs on Sept. 12. Montgomery and Peter Redpath each have five goals this season, Jamie and Michael Zimmer have four.

Vadala has 39 saves and two shutouts in seven games.

They’re home against Canon City later on Tuesday before hosting 2A No. 6 Lotus School for Excellence Saturday.