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December 5, 2012

SALEM NEWS BOYS SOCCER ALL-STARS 2012

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CRISTIAN SCOPA

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie, Senior

Midfield

Scopa was one of the driving forces for the Bulldogs ... Whether serving as the anchor on defense, the distributor in the midfield, or the finisher up top, Scope consistently led his team in any area that was needed ... Helped orchestrate three shutout wins against rival opponents and contributed with four goals on the season ... Named CAC all-star ... He is strongly considering WPI, Wenworth or Mass Maritime for engineering next fall.

SLATER SULLIVAN

Ipswich, Senior

Center Midfielder/Center Back

Started in every game this season for the Tigers ... Named to the CAL All-League team and also CAL all-star .... Sullivan finished the season with three goals ... As team captain, he guided his team to the Division 3 North quarterfinals ... Plans on playing soccer in college next fall ... Recognizes his coaches for providing him with the tools needed succeed.

CHRIS BRADY

Marblehead, Sophomore

Sweeper

Led the team in scoring during his freshman season with 10 goals ... The Magicians gave up 65 last season, but with Brady’s help only allowed 39 this year ... NEC all-star ... Holds a 4.2 GPA ... Credits his coach Scott Laremie as his biggest athletic influence for always pushing him to be better ... Marblehead made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

DREW PIAZZA

Danvers, Senior

Defender

Named NEC all-star ... Best individual performance came against Swampscott as Piazza score a pair of goals ... Holds a 3.1 GPA and plans on playing on soccer in college and study mechanical engineering ... Finished the season with 12 goals and nine assists ... Netted a goal in the Falcons’ 5-1 win over Lynn Tech in the Division 2 North first round ... His biggest athletic influence is Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi.

JASON ALAS

Salem, Senior

Midfielder

Registered 10 goals and eight assists as one of the Witches main offensive facilitators ... Scored the game-winning goal against Beverly in a come from behind victory during the regular season ... Was named to the NEC and Eastern Mass all-star teams ... Team captain and earned himself team MVP honors ... Credits his father for instilling in him a love for soccer ... Hopes to play soccer in college next fall.

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