Newsday’s Top 100 boys soccer players on Long Island for 2022

PETER AGELIS, Longwood, M, Sr.

Agelis had 4 objectives and 3 assists as a junior. The third-year varsity starter and a workforce captain has high quality passing abilities and box imaginative and prescient.

JUSTIN ALVES, St. Anthony’s, D, Sr.

Alves is a returning starter, and the middle again makes his presence felt. “He stands everybody up,” mentioned trainer Don Corrao, who additionally praised his play on balls within the air and his talent to cause the offense from the again in addition to his paintings on set items.

SHANE ANATO, New Hyde Park, GK, Sr.

 Anato made 111 saves in 12 video games in 2021 for a workforce that struggled to attain. In 10 video games, he allowed no objectives or one target, and this 12 months has drawn Division I passion.

CRIS ARIAS, Riverhead, D, So.

Arias performed 3 years with New York Red Bulls Academy and 3 years with NYCFC Academy, so he’s embarking on his first varsity season till he indicators with an MLS workforce, in keeping with trainer Evan Philcox, who says that two have an interest. The plan is to make use of the 15-year-old Riverhead local at proper again to reinforce the protection and make allowance him to profit from attacking possibilities along with his robust left foot.

(Clockwise from left) Justin Alves of St. Anthony's, Owen Burke...

(Clockwise from left) Justin Alves of St. Anthony’s, Owen Burke of Sayville, James Castoro of Garden City, Jake Christel of Oceanside, Cole Conboy of Babylon.

CHRIS ARRIAZA, Brentwood, M, Jr.

Arriaza is a second-year starter and captain coming off a seven-goal, six-assist season. Coach Ron Eden praised Arriaza’s abilities as a distributor, finisher and chief, calling him “a total package” and Brentwood’s “best all-around player.” 

JOSUE ASCENCIO, Baldwin, GK, Jr.

Ascencio posted six shutouts as a sophomore and used to be named Nassau Conference AA Goalie of the Year. The third-year starter allowed one target or much less in 14 of 15 video games remaining season.

TYLER BEHR, MacArthur, GK, Sr.

Behr began as a freshman for the workforce’s ultimate two playoff video games and has been the highest goalkeeper since. Coach Andy Atkins evaluated Behr, who had 11 shutouts as a junior, this fashion: “Huge punt, dramatic shot saver, very skilled with his feet, vocal.”

CHRISTIAN BLANK, Sachem North, D, Sr.

Blank sees the sector smartly and is a talented distributor. The defender chipped in with 3 objectives and 4 assists remaining season.

OWEN BURKE, Sayville, M/F, Sr.

Burke scored 13 objectives, together with 3 game-winners, and assisted on seven others remaining season. Coach Cory Santangelo sees him being a “very skillful player in the attacking end,” somebody who’s very good in one-on-one eventualities and is a “great passer and great finisher.”

LUKA BUSLJETA, Manhasset, M, So.

He used to be the engine that powered the Manhasset offense to the Nassau A quarterfinals with six objectives. “We go as he goes,” trainer Mark Giardino mentioned, including that Busljeta has  “unbelievable vision and skills.”

JAMES CASTORO, Garden City, GK, Sr.

The last and best line of defense for the Trojans as they captured the Nassau A championship. He allowed 15 goals and posted 11 shutouts as the team went 16-2-1.

DAVID CHAVEZ, Roosevelt, D, Sr.

Chavez started all 12 games last season and rarely came out. He is a very difficult center back for strikers to get around, and has great vision and passing ability. He’s also the kicker for the varsity football team.

JAKE CHRISTEL, Oceanside, D, Sr.

His physical style of play was central for a team that rode its defense to the Nassau Class AA semifinals last season. He anchored a defensive unit that allowed 18 goals in 16 games. 

COLE CONBOY, Babylon, D/F, Sr.

Conboy has been a key contributor in a variety of positions on two Suffolk championship teams, including last season’s Long Island Class B title winners. Coach Dennis McGovern felt he was that team’s “most dangerous player up top” after previously excelling as a defender and a midfielder.

RICKY CORBETT, Northport, D, Sr.,

Corbett, a three-year starter, is a center back who possesses the ball well and controls the game, and he’s exceptional in the air. He also contributed four goals and three assists last season. 

MARCELO CORREA, Hampton Bays, D, Jr.

Correa is a returning starter and a captain. Coach George Carney said his center fullback is “a great leader,” a player who’s good at surveying the field and communicating, and is “kind of like a mini-coach on the field.” 

CHRIS COSTA CONNORS, Hicksville, M, Jr.

An electric player with an arsenal of moves and great turning ability, Costa Connors had two goals and three assists last season. “In my 16 seasons, he has the best skill level of any player I’ve had,” coach Scott Starkey said.

(From left) Riley Fowler of Lynbrook, Wilmer Flores of Whitman,...

(From left) Riley Fowler of Lynbrook, Wilmer Flores of Whitman, Sebastian Cuenca of Lynbrook, Connor Fernandes of St. John the Baptist.

SEBASTIAN CUENCA, Lynbrook, M/F, Sr.

Intellect and creativity are his hallmarks, however “his drive sets him apart,” trainer Joshua Berlin mentioned. “He is ‘on’ every minute of every game.” Cuenca scored 8 objectives and assisted on 3 because the Owls reached the postseason.

GIANCARLO DIFAVA, Commack, F, Sr.

One giant explanation why the Cougars will observe drive to opposing defenses is his super velocity. 

CRISTIAN ESCOBAR, Brentwood, M, Jr.

Escobar is a second-year starter and captain who performed on protection remaining season. Coach Ron Eden mentioned Escobar’s “engine is incredible,” and that he’s speedy, robust and excellent on the ball.

FRANKLIN ESCOBAR, Portledge, F, Jr.

Escobar scored each objectives in a 2-1 victory to develop into the MVP of the Panthers’ PSAA championship run. He scored 20 objectives in 15 video games remaining season.

ZACH FAWAZ, Commack, D, Sr.

The most sensible returning scorer from a playoff workforce that returns seven starters, Fawaz had 5 objectives and 4 assists . “A five-tool player who dominates balls to his feet and in the air,” trainer David Moran mentioned.

CONNOR FERNANDES, St. John the Baptist, D, Sr.

Fernandes has been an overly robust participant within the again, particularly along with his talent to learn what’s going on. Coach Nick Gallagher described the fourth-year starter because the “heart and soul of our team.” 

DIEGO FLORES, Smithtown East, GK, Jr.

Flores allowed simply 12 objectives over 16 video games and posted 10 shutouts because the Bulls completed 12-4-1 remaining season. He used to be at his highest towards the most efficient, two times beating a West Islip workforce that went on to win the state Class AA name.

WILMER FLORES, Whitman, M/F, Sr.

With dynamic strikes and nice technical abilities, Flores is hard to prevent one-on-one. He totaled six objectives and 3 assists in main the Wildcats to the postseason.

RILEY FOWLER, Lynbrook, M, Sr.

Charged with controlling the tempo and the motion, Fowler is “tough on the ball and hard to displace,” trainer Joshua Berlin mentioned. He used to be a key a part of a protection that allowed 13 objectives in 13 video games.

MAX FRANZ, Cold Spring Harbor, M, Sr.

Draws the project of marking the highest opposing participant and returns to guide a workforce that used to be the Nassau B regular-season champion and a county finalist. He has a excessive soccer IQ, and trainer Christian Lynch described him as “quick and fearless.”

AIDAN FRIEL, Connetquot, D, Sr.

Friel combines shutdown defensive abilities being able to get the workforce going the opposite direction and lend a hand offensively. The fourth-year starter additionally contributed two objectives and an help remaining season.

JOEL GARCIA, Longwood, D, Sr.

Garcia is a middle fullback with “great foot skills” and the facility to “always be calm on the ball no matter how much pressure he is under,” trainer Vin Giglio mentioned. The third-year varsity starter has drawn passion from Rhode Island, NYU and Princeton, and has been decided on to play in occasions in entrance of MLS and world scouts as a part of the Alianza de Futbol program.

Newsday's Top 100 boys soccer players on Long Island for 2022

NICO GIAMMARINO, Babylon, M, Sr.

Giammarino is a fourth-year starter who scored 12 objectives and had 14 assists remaining season for a 17-3 workforce that claimed the Long Island Class B championship.

DEREK GILDARD, West Islip, D, Sr.

Gildard used to be a robust defender on remaining season’s 20-2-1 Class AA state championship workforce. Coach Dennis Mazzalonga thinks the fourth-year varsity starter and captain’s “will to win, paired with his will to do whatever it takes to help the team, illustrates his value.” 

TYLER GLASSBERG, Half Hollow Hills East, M, Sr.

He performed academy soccer for the primary 3 years of highschool and opts to spend his senior season with the Thunderbirds. Glassberg will play soccer at Northwestern subsequent fall. Coach Tiziano Carcone referred to as him “the kind of player you dream to have a chance to coach.”

GAVIN GOODLAD, South Side, F, Sr.

Quick and technically sound, he scored 10 objectives and assisted on 3 extra to lend a hand the Cyclones cross unbeaten in convention play and achieve the postseason.

ANTHONY GUILINO, Plainedge, M, So.

Guilino used to be a pace-setter as a freshman and completed with 5 objectives and 6 assists in 14 video games. “[He] has the versatility and technical skills to [thrive] as a playmaker, finisher and shutdown defender,” trainer Jason Cinelli mentioned.

JOHNNY GUILLEN, Locust Valley, M, Jr.

Guillen helped Locust Valley win its first Nassau championship. The third-year starter and second-year captain had six objectives and 3 assists.

LOGAN GUZIK, Patchogue-Medford, GK, Jr. 

Guzik is a commanding presence within the field who’s one in every of Suffolk’s most sensible goalkeepers and will probably be probably the most highest in program historical past within the view of trainer Tim Trava. Guzik made 115 saves as a sophomore, his first season as a starter.

RYAN HARDING, Comsewogue, M, Sr.

Harding is a captain who’s described this fashion via trainer Justin Seifert: “Fantastic on the ball, incredible field vision, attacking mentality.” The third-year starter led his 12-1-1 Suffolk V name workforce with 9 assists remaining season, and he scored thrice.

LIAM HENSHAW, West Babylon, M, Jr.

Henshaw had six objectives and 4 assists as a sophomore. Coach Frank Ging described the fourth-year starter and second-year captain as “a playmaker and a facilitator” and praised him for having the ability to distribute with each ft, for being tricky to knock off the ball and for his “very strong soccer IQ.”

IAN HUSSELBECK, Huntington, M, Sr.

Husselbeck is integral in controling the tempo of the sport.. Husselbeck, a second-year starter, completed with 4 objectives and 8 assists remaining season.

KIERAN HUSSELBECK, Huntington, M, Sr.

Like his dual brother, Ian, Kieran Husselbeck is a second-year starter and cunning midfielder. He posted 4 objectives and 8 assists for a Huntington workforce that reached a Suffolk ultimate for first time in 57 years.

MICHAEL IEMMA, Plainedge, M, Jr.

The three-year starter improves each and every season since cracking the beginning lineup as a freshman. After tallying six objectives and helping on 11 extra in 14 video games remaining season, Iemma will probably be a centerpiece participant this season.

JUSTIN JEAN-LOUIS, Baldwin, M, Sr.

  Coach Christopher Soupios praised the fourth-year starter and D-I prospect for his “unbelievable touch on the ball,” including that he’s an “incredibly skilled dribbler who sees the game quicker and at another level than most of his peers.” This heart midfielder contributed one target and 4 assists remaining season.

(From left) Andrew Johnson of Connetquot, Aidan Lodie of West Islip, Ryan...

(From left) Andrew Johnson of Connetquot, Aidan Lodie of West Islip, Ryan Levy of Half Hollow Hills West.

ANDREW JOHNSON, Connetquot, M, Sr.

Johnson contributed 9 objectives and 6 assists remaining season. Coach John Zambriski categorised the third-year starter as a “possession-heavy [center midfielder] with the versatility that enables him to be a dynamic playmaker [and] strong finisher,” and added that he is usually a shutdown defender.

KONSTANTINOS KAROUSIS, Mepham, M, Sr.

With a excessive soccer IQ and nice imaginative and prescient for the unfolding play, he used to be the  primary playmaker for a Pirates workforce that went 12-1-4 in 2021. He scored 3 objectives and assisted on 8. 

MATTHEW KATZ, Amityville, GK, Sr.

Katz is 6-3, instinctive, technically sound, vocal, hardworking and probably the most most sensible 5 goalkeepers on Long Island, in keeping with trainer Mike Abbondondolo. Katz has drawn passion from Stony Brook and Mercy. 

(From left) Matthew Katz of Amityville, Konstantinos Karousis of Mepham...

(From left) Matthew Katz of Amityville, Konstantinos Karousis of Mepham and Peter Mandary of Jericho.

AIDAN KOLBE, Northport, F, Sr.

Kolbe starts his fourth 12 months on varsity and 1/3 as a starter. He supplies a large, bodily scoring risk from anyplace across the field. He’s a full-time striker now after enjoying most commonly heart midfielder remaining season when he had six objectives and 6 assists.

DARIO LEIGHTON, North Shore, F, Sr.

Leighton confirmed how impactful he may well be from the midfield a 12 months in the past via scoring six objectives. After a robust offseason, he returns to take a place on the entrance line and be “a focal point of our attack,” trainer Mike Bishop mentioned.

RYAN LEVY, Hall Hollow Hills West, M, So.

Levy, the primary eighth-grader to start out in this system’s historical past, is now a third-year starter. The heart midfielder, described as a “playmaker” via trainer Doug Gannon, had 5 objectives and 9 assists as a freshman.

AIDAN LODIE, West Islip, M, Sr.

Newsday's Top 100 boys soccer players on Long Island for 2022
Last 12 months, Aidan Lodie used to be Newsday’s Player of the Year after contributing 21 objectives and 11 assists for his 20-2-1 workforce that received this system’s first Suffolk, Long Island and state titles in boys soccer. Lodie seems to be to copy the efficiency in his senior 12 months, Newsday TV’s Carissa Kellman reviews.

Credit: Anthony Florio

Lodie used to be Newsday’s Player of the Year after contributing 21 objectives and 11 assists for his 20-2-1 workforce that claimed this system’s first Suffolk, Long Island and state titles. He posted a blended general of 13 game-winning objectives and assists, and he delivered six of his objectives and 5 of his assists throughout seven Class AA postseason video games.

JOSEPH LOPEZ, Uniondale, M, Jr.

A sophomore with “huge potential,” in keeping with trainer Cohen Nelson, Lopez performed in an grownup league this summer season to make stronger his toughness, power and fast decision-making. He has the prospective to be a useless ball specialist.

DESHAUN MAITLAND, Mepham, F, Sr.

As difficult as any participant on Long Island in 1-on-1 eventualities, Maitland used to be the main scorer for a Pirates workforce that scored 42 objectives. He had 9 objectives and 6 assists.

PETER MANDERY, Jericho, M, Sr.

Mandery is a third-year starter and a captain. Coach Dani Braga has excessive expectancies for him, feeling he would be the “engine” within the heart and that he “will carry the team.” 

ANTHONY MARIANI, East Islip, F, So.

Mariani is already a third-year starter. He had an excellent summer season league season as a target scorer, and trainer Ray Lang expects giant issues, pronouncing, “I think he’s going to be one of the top goal scorers in our league [Suffolk III].” 

ANDREW MAROTTA, Chaminade, GK, Jr.

Marotta frolicked in target for the Catholic state champion Flyers when the starter used to be unwell. Coach Michael Gallagher mentioned he proved to be “a prolific shot stopper … with good range and distribution skills.”

EDUARDO MARROQUIN, Floyd, M, Sr.

Marroquin is a talented participant with excellent tackling talent and a excessive motor.

JACK MAZZIOTTI, Lindenhurst, D, Sr.

Mazziotti brings forged play at heart again. The second-year starter options velocity and power and “can quietly change a game,” trainer Joe Riemma mentioned.

(Clockwise, from left) Deshaun Maitland of Mepham, Liam McDermott of...

(Clockwise, from left) Deshaun Maitland of Mepham, Liam McDermott of Center Moriches, Tyler Moore of Connetquot, Adian Oviedo-Torres of St. John the Baptist, Nick Nowak of Shoreham-Wading River.

LIAM MCDERMOTT, Center Moriches, M, Sr.

McDermott used to be the workforce chief in objectives with 19 and assists with 15. The fourth-year starter is described via trainer Chris O’Brien as a difficult employee who “will be our engine.”

ERIK MCKENNA, Mattituck, M, Sr.

Runs the midfield with aplomb for the Tuckers. The senior totaled 5 objectives and 9 assists as Mattituck (15-3-1) reached the Suffolk Class B championship recreation.

RYAN MCNICHOLAS, South Side, F, Sr.

A four-year starter for the Cyclones, McNicholas has totaled 32 objectives and 21 assists over his earlier 3 seasons. Coach Patrick Corvetti mentioned that “he’s a smart, crafty goal-scoring threat.”

JEAN MEJIA, Freeport, F, Jr.

Highly professional and cunning, Mejia had 3 objectives and 4 assists to lend a hand the Red Devils achieve the postseason. Coach Craig Klasson referred to as him a “dangerous forward … with game vision, quickness, power and intelligence.”

BRANDON MILLER, Longwood, M, Sr.

Miller is a third-year varsity starter and a captain who had 5 objectives and 8 assists on his approach to being workforce MVP. Miller has awesome foot abilities and completing talent. 

TYLER MOORE, Connetquot, GK, Sr.

Moore is without doubt one of the highest goalkeepers in Suffolk from trainer John Zambriski’s viewpoint. The third-year starter, who posted seven shutouts remaining season, will probably be enjoying Division I lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University. 

KEVIN MORALES, Hicksville, F, Sr.

Few play as robust within the air as this 6-2 leaper, who scored 9 objectives and assisted on two others. Coach Scott Starkey described him as “dangerous, and lethal close to the goal.”

TYLER MORMANDO, MacArthur, D, Sr.

Mormando used to be a large contributor in MacArthur posting 11 shutouts remaining season. The sweeper, who’s a third-year starter and a captain, is described via trainer Andy Atkins as “smart, physical, very strong, instinctual, equal with both feet.”

LOGAN MOTT, Friends Academy, F/M, Sr.

Blossomed right into a most sensible performer and workforce chief as a junior, scoring 5 objectives and helping on 3 others. Coach Edgar Posada mentioned he used to be an efficient workforce captain as a result of “he demands of his teammates as much as he demands of himself.”

KADE MURPHREE, Westhampton, M, Sr.

Murphree is serving as a captain and transferring up from protection this season to lend a hand give a contribution on all sides. Coach Cody Hoyt mentioned the third-year starter lends a “strong physical presence on the ground and in the air,” and that he’s “skilled with the ball at his feet and [has] great vision on the field.”

NICK NOWAK, Shoreham-Wading River, F, Sr.

Nowak is a flexible participant who has been a large issue for Shoreham-Wading River the previous two  seasons. The captain and third-year starter had 8 objectives and 5 assists remaining 12 months.

JOHN OUALAALOU, St. Anthony’s, M, Jr.

Oualaalou, who began as a sophomore, brings nice imaginative and prescient and talent as a distributor.  Coach Don Corrao mentioned he “came into his own” within the Friars’ double-overtime loss to Chaminade within the CHSAA name recreation remaining November, including, “I thought he was one of the best players on the field.”

AIDAN OVIEDO-TORRES, St. John the Baptist, M, Sr.

Oviedo-Torres is a fourth-year starter who’s a playmaker who (*100*) as trainer Nick Gallagher put it. Oviedo-Torres totaled 9 objectives and 15 assists.

(Clockwise from left) Ron Palillo of Ward Melville, Robert Patrissi...

(Clockwise from left) Ron Palillo of Ward Melville, Robert Patrissi of Garden City and Dominic Saraceni of Mepham, Roberth Perez of Amiityville, Jack Pendrick of Syosset.

RON PALILLO, Ward Melville, M, Sr. 

Palillo is a third-year starter who’s 6-3 and able to dominating as a middle midfielder. The returning captain is excellent at successful 50/50 balls and distributing, and has “a rocket of a shot,” in keeping with trainer Rocco Vetro.

ANDY PANZA, Southampton, GK, Sr.

The Mariners’ bold remaining defensive line. A 3-year starter, he posted 8 shutouts as they completed as co-champions in Suffolk VII and reached the county semifinals.

ROBERT PATRISSI, Garden City, D, Sr.

Patrissi used to be a drive on offense from a defensive line, totaling 4 objectives and 15 assists for the Nassau Class A champions. He has dedicated to play soccer at Scranton subsequent fall.

JACK PENDRICK, Syosset, M, So.

Moves right into a number one function after a robust freshman season. Pendrick turns into the primary decision-maker and playmaker for Syosset. “We want the ball on his foot,” trainer Brett Waxer mentioned.

JOAQUIN PEREZ, Floyd, M, Sr. 

Perez has “amazing skill, composure on the ball and great field vision,” in keeping with trainer Paul Paniccia. The third-year varsity participant can rating from lengthy distance or via beating defenders. 

ROBERTH PEREZ, Amityville, D, Sr.

Perez, a  heart again on 18-2-1 Amityville’s state finalist workforce remaining season, is “strong in the air, technical and can use both feet,” in keeping with trainer Mike Abbondondolo. The flexible fourth-year varsity participant additionally contributed 4 objectives and 5 assists. 

CRISTIAN PEREZ FRANCO, MacArthur, M, Jr.

Perez Franco, a middle midfielder, used to be the Nassau Conference A-I Offensive Player of the Year remaining season. The three-year starter delivered 5 game-winning objectives.

JACK PETERSEN, Manhasset, D, Sr.

Described via trainer Mark Giardino as “the best athlete I’ve seen in a long time,” Petersen’s defensive play used to be crucial in conserving warring parties to 1 target or fewer in 13 of 16 video games. He additionally kicks for the soccer workforce and can play lacrosse at Harvard subsequent 12 months.

(From left) Jack Petersen of Manhasset, Anthony Randazzo of Glenn,...

(From left) Jack Petersen of Manhasset, Anthony Randazzo of Glenn, Christian Pica of Garden City, Ethan Recchia of Oceanside.

CHRISTIAN PICA, Garden City, M, Sr.

Pica used to be decided on to Newsday’s All-Long Island moment workforce after main the Trojans to a 16-2-1 report and the Nassau A championship remaining 12 months. He completed the season with seven objectives and two assists, and has dedicated to play soccer for Loyola (Maryland) subsequent fall.

JOSHUA PLATT, Bellmore JFK, F, Sr.

Platt  scored a team-leading 10 objectives remaining season. The fourth-year starter has 20 profession objectives after additionally topping the workforce in that class the 2 earlier seasons. 

ANTHONY RANDAZZO, Glenn, F, Sr.

Randazzo, now in his 5th 12 months on the school and fourth as a starter, scored 15 objectives as a junior in spite of enjoying on a torn ACL that wasn’t recognized till after the season. He underwent surgical operation and used to be in any case cleared a couple of weeks in the past after lacking his iciness, spring and fall membership seasons.

ETHAN RECCHIA, Oceanside, F, Sr.

Recchia is a three-year starter and key returning part on a Sailors workforce that reached the Nassau Class AA semifinals a 12 months in the past. He tallied 5 objectives and assisted on two others.

HUGO RODRIGUEZ, Amityville, M, Sr.

Rodriguez, who didn’t play remaining season , continues to be a fourth-year varsity participant and is anticipated to be a vital piece on Amityville’s assault. Coach Mike Abbondondolo praised his talent to attain from in all places and his awesome imaginative and prescient for passing.

DANIEL SANTOS, Oceanside, F, Sr.

Santos enters his 1/3 12 months as a starter as the highest returning scorer from a workforce that went 10-2-4 and reached the Nassau AA semifinals. Described via trainer Patrick Turk as “a playmaker who could outrun anyone,” Santos had seven objectives and an help.

DOMINIC SARACENI, Mepham, F, Sr.

His tempo of play and accuracy with both foot round the target make him a deadly scorer.  Saraceni scored six objectives and assisted on two.

JACK SARGEANT, Mineola, M, Sr.

Sargeant delivered 10 objectives and assisted on six others. The dynamic third-year starter isn’t just a risk to attain, however excels defensively, too.

BRADY SCHMIDT, Kellenberg, M, Jr.

Schmidt contributed 11 objectives and 3 assists as a sophomore starter in Kellenberg’s 13-6-2 run that ended within the NYCHSAA semifinals. Coach Bill Masiulis calls him a catalyst “in building up our attacks against opponents.”

(Clockwise from left) Hugo Rodriguez of Amityville, Daniel Santos of...

(Clockwise from left) Hugo Rodriguez of Amityville, Daniel Santos of Oceanside, Sean Scott of Mepham, William Zelaya of Baldwin, Jake Trama of Smithtown West.

SEAN SCOTT, Mepham, F, Sr.

Speed and guile have been the cornerstones of his recreation as he scored six objectives and assisted on 5 for Mepham (12-1-4). 

WESLEY SECAIDA, Mattituck, F, Jr.

The three-year starter shapes up because the offensive engine for the Tuckers.  He scored 8 objectives and dished 11 assists for a Mattituck workforce that misplaced the Suffolk B ultimate in penalty kicks.

GARRETT SMITH, Chaminade, D, Sr.

He used to be probably the most linchpins in a robust protection that helped the Flyers win the Catholic state name. He is anticipated to make use of his substantial on-ball abilities to guide the defensive unit.

KYLE SMITH, Sachem East, M, Sr.

Smith established a robust recognition for enjoying smartly on each ends of the sector.  He may well be central within the offense this season.

ANDREW TAPIA, Patchogue-Medford, M, Jr.

Tapia is “one of the craftiest center midfielders in Suffolk County,” in keeping with trainer Tim Trava. The second-year starter who had 3 objectives and 4 assists as a sophomore has playmaking abilities and the facility to keep watch over the midfield.

JAKE TRAMA, Smithtown West, F, Sr.

Trama used to be injured for about part of remaining season, however he nonetheless completed as probably the most workforce’s most sensible scorers. Coach A.J. Gercke expects the third-year varsity participant to be one in every of Suffolk’s highest strikers.  

CARLOS TURCIOS, Westbury, M, Sr.

This multitalented playmaker strikes into the beginning lineup and will probably be central within the Dragons’ effort to protect their Nassau AA championship. Coach Chris Valentini mentioned “it won’t take people long to see he’s exceptional.”

FORTUNE UZO, Valley Stream Central, M, Sr.

A actually high-octane scorer for two seasons, trainer Bill Miller says Uzo combines “incredible ball skills and control with speed and quickness.” Composed and unselfish, he had 9 objectives and 7 assists in 14 video games remaining season when he used to be the Nassau Conference AA-I co-Offensive Player of the Year.

TOMMY VENEZIA, Carle Place, M/D, Sr.

Strong and willful, Venezia used to be what trainer Conor Reardon referred to as “the heart and soul” of the Frogs workforce that received the Nassau C championship. 

BRANDON VILLANUEVA, Locust Valley, F, Sr.

Villanueva used to be  the MVP for the Nassau Class B championship recreation remaining season after scoring the successful target, similar to he had within the semifinals. The third-year starter and second-year captain completed with 10 objectives and 6 assists.  

DANIEL WALTER, South Side, M, Sr.

Walter makes a large number of successful performs that don’t at all times display up in a field rating, however he additionally tallied two objectives and 5 assists. “He’s a hard worker with nonstop energy who does all the little things on the field,” trainer Patrick Corvetti mentioned.

VINNY WEBB, Kings Park, GK, Sr.

Webb is the chief of this workforce, a captain who used to be the Suffolk V Goalie of the Year. Coach Tom Nally feels the third-year starter “provides the workforce a possibility to win each and every recreation.”

LONDELL WHEELER, Glen Cove, M, Sr.

His versatility – passing, scoring and controlling a game between the boxes – is a huge reason why expectations are high for a Knights team that reached the Nassau Class A championship game. Coach Brian Smith praised his control, vision and game awareness and added that “his ability to operate in tight spaces separates him from everyone else.”

WILLIAM ZELAYA, Baldwin, M, Jr.

Zelaya has started every game since entering Baldwin and was voted as a team captain as a sophomore. He had seven goals and two assists for last season’s Nassau AA conference title team.

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