The combined 1997 first team All-America selections of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the 11 Soccer America MVPs. Holdovers from the combined 1996 All-America team are in bold type.
GOALKEEPERS— Matthew Jordan, Clemson, Sr.; Matt Reis, UCLA, Sr.
DEFENDERS— Pete Santora, Furman, Sr.; Kevin Daly, St. John's, Sr.; Leo Cullen, Maryland, Sr.
MIDFIELDERS— Daniel Hernandez, Southern Methodist, Sr.; Alen Kozic, Florida Int'l, Jr.; Ben Olsen, Virginia, Jr.; Kevin Quigley, St. Louis, Sr.; Lazo Alavanja, Indiana, Jr.
FORWARDS— Wade Barrett, William & Mary, Sr.; Siggi Eyjolfsson, UNC Greensboro, Jr.; Dema Kovalenko, Indiana, So.; Johnny Torres, Creighton, Sr.; Scott Pearson, American, Sr.; Seth George, UCLA, Jr.