2013 SALEM NEWS BOYS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Grammer, a three-year starter for the Chieftains, was the central player on Masconomet’s state championship team this fall. His presence on the field was unmatched and was instrumental in his team’s title season.
The 17-year-old center midfielder led his team in points with 22. He was also the leading goal scorer (15 goals) and second on the team in assists.
“He was our best man-marking defender and was one of our best players in the air,” said head coach Dave Mitchell. “He was one of our stronger defenders, tough on the ball. Adam has amazing field vision and an understanding of the game. He is the consummate team player and an outstanding student-athlete.”
A team captain, Grammer netted a goal and an assist during Masco’s 4-2 victory over Walpole in the Division 2 state championship game.
Grammer was named the Cape Ann League Large Player of the Year and also got a nod on the Eastern Mass All-Star team. He was selected to the NSCAA All-State and All-New England Regional Teams. In the EMass all-star game, he assisted on the go-ahead goal and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 5-4 victory over the South squad.
Captained the Chieftains to a Division 2 state championship ... Named to the All-Cape Ann League team ... Selected as an Eastern Mass all-star ... Caries a 4.4 GPA ... Applied early decision to Middlebury College, where he plans on playing soccer ... Four-year letterman has been to two state finals ... Despite sustaining a concussion during the regular season, he played key minutes at center midfield during the state tournament ... Finished the season with 11 points on three goals and eight helpers.
Cape Ann League all-star ... Scored game-winning goal against rival North Andover to capture Division 2 North crown ... A true leader in the backfield ... Immense on defense in all five tournament games ... Netted five goals in 25 games ... Set piece specialist, taking many of the Chieftains’ free kicks ... Helped Masconomet to its second-ever boys state title.
Earned state tournament MVP honors ... Scored four goals in 22 minutes against Newburyport in the regular season ... Netted a goal and two assists in the Division 2 state final over Walpole ... Finished season with 15 goals and five assists, including four goals and three helpers throughout the playoffs ... Came through in a big way on offense during tournament run ... His size and speed was unmatched inside the box, which made it difficult to defend him.
Led team with 27 points, including 15 goals EMass all-star ... Started in every game this season, where he recorded a point in at least 16 of them ... Captain-elect for 2014 ... Named team’s Offensive Player of the Year ... Ranked 15th in his class out of 450 students ... Netted two goals and one assist in a come-from-behind victory over Lynn English ... Named to the NEC All-Conference team ... Scored eight game-tying or game-winning goals ... Selected as Moynihan Student-Athlete of the Month in September.
Team captain played half the season on defense and still managed five goals and eight assists ... Guided Tanners to nine shutouts and an undefeated record in Northeastern Conference play ... EMass all-star and NEC All-Conference ... Team’s Most Valuable Player ... Plans on playing soccer in college and studying communications ... Recorded a three-point game in which he scored a goal and contributed to a pair of assists ... Credits his parents as his biggest influences in his athletic career.
St. John’s Prep, Junior
Catholic Conference all-star ... Led team in scoring with 15 goals and eight assists ... EMass. all-star has explosive speed and excellent dribbling skills, combined with a powerful shot from either foot, making him extremely difficult to defend ... Helped Eagles reach Division 1 North title game ... Holds a 3.7 GPA and hopes to play Division 1 soccer in college ... Best individual game came against B.C. High, when the Prep secured the conference title.
St. John’s Prep, Senior
Made switch from left back to center back and was the leader of a young, inexperienced defense ... Only senior and returning starter among the defense, which wound up allowing less than a goal per game ... Physical and strong in the air and a good distributor from the back ... Catholic Conference all star was defensive backbone of SJP squad that pitched eight shutouts ... One of team three captains ... Doesn’t plan on playing competitively in college ... Started in all 22 games.
St. John’s Prep, Senior
Two-year starter was EMass. all-star ... Second-ranked player in the Catholic Conference as well as a conference all-star ... Captain tied teammate Paul Magazzu as Prep’s leading goal scorer (15) ... Also added three assists ... Tireless worker and excellent target forward who uses his size and strength to ward off defenders and possess the ball in tight spaces ... Can shoot with either foot and is very strong in the air ... Carries 4.1 GPA ... Best individual performance came against Somerville in the Division 1 North final.
Stepped up in a big way for the Falcons this fall with four shutouts ... Was fantastic against Masconomet in Division 2 North quarterfinals, making 11 saves ... Only Danvers player to be named to the Northeastern Conference All-Conference team ... Guided Falcons to a NEC Small title with a 9-1-4 record in league play ... Carries a 3.4 grade point average ... Held opponents to one goal or less in 15 games this season.
Three-time Cape Ann League all-star ... Player of the Year in CAL Baker Division this fall ... Member of the National Honor Society is also an accomplished bass clarinetist ... Netted five goals and three assists to rank third on the Tigers in scoring despite playing primarily on defense ... Captain became for Ipswich’s younger players ... Hopes to continue his soccer career at the collegiate level, but hasn’t decided on a school.
Played both forward and midfield for the Generals while serving as a team captain ... Named to the EMass all-star team ... Ranked as the No. 2 player in the Cape Ann League ... Scored a team-high 20 goals and added seven assists ... A two-time CAL all-star ... Led Hamilton-Wenham to the Division 4 North final against league rival Georgetown ... Netted a hat trick in a victory over Lynnfield during the regular season ... Carries a 3.2 grade point average.
Anchor in the backfield for the Generals earned an All-Cape Ann League nod after a stellar season ... Helped his team to 10 shutout performances as the sweeper ... Was a key part in the Generals’ long tournament run ... Gave up the second-fewest goals in the league (behind state champion Masconomet) with the help of Loeper’s strong leadership on defense ... Played a big role in two playoff shutouts ... Carries a 3.9 GPA.
Team MVP ... Started in every game since he was a freshman except for two when he was injured ... Part of the huge turnaround within the BHS soccer program ... Extremely fearless in net ... Combines a very strong technical understanding with a natural athleticism ... Helped Beverly reach the state tournament each of the last two seasons ... Best individual performance game came against Concord-Carlisle in which he made 17 saves ... Selected to the Northeastern Conference all-conference team.
Moved to the United States last year from France and made immediate impact on the team ... Scored a team-high 16 goals and 10 assists in 19 games ... Selected to the Northeastern Conference all-league team ... Named Marblehead High Athlete of the Month in October ... Best games both came against Gloucester ... Team MVP ... Plans on playing soccer in college ... Helped the Magicians reach the Division 3 North quarterfinals ... Was a key part in his team’s second place finish in the NEC Small.
RISHAD DE SILVA
Bishop Fenwick, Senior
Senior captain led team to Division 4 North quarterfinals ... Was a key distributor this fall in dishing out eight assists ... Recorded eight goals, scoring at key times for the Crusaders ... Plans to play soccer in college and major in business or engineering ... Named team MVP ... THree-time Catholic Central League all-star ... EMass all-star ... Carries a 3.4 GPA ... His biggest influence growing up has been his mother.
St. John’s Prep: Zach Rowell, Jr., GK; Mike Lanza, Sr., F; Peter Kilcommons, Jr., D; Greg French, Sr., Mid.
Danvers: Matt Kidney, Sr., D; Zach Noring, Sr., Mid; Jackson McPherson, Fr., D; Caio Silva, Sr., Mid.
Ipswich: Matt Jaeger, Sr., F; Sam Benford, Jr., Mid; Max Benford, Fr., Mid.
Hamilton-Wenham: Henry Eagar, Sr., GK; Aidan Prior, Sr., D.
Masconomet: P.J. Criscione, Sr., Mid; Jack Heintzelman, Sr., Mid; Max Craig; Sr., F; Danny Raphael, Jr., D.
Peabody: Rob Smith, Sr., GK; Ben Britton, Sr., D; Vinny Dos Santos, Sr., Mid; Connor Wolf, Jr., D.
Bishop Fenwick: Greg Enos, Sr., GK; Iftimi Arapi, Sr., Mid; Jimmy Brophy, Sr., Mid; Alex Baker, Sr., D.
Beverly: Christian Goodwin, So., D; Ryan Santo, Sr., Mid; Graham Doherty, Sr., Mid.
Swampscott: Neil Lahrizi, Sr., D; Roman Ganchi, Sr., Mid.
Pingree: Ben Rotner, Sr., D; Reese Fulmer, Sr., Mid; Harry Copeland, Jr., Mid.
Marblehead: Chris Brady, Jr. D; Cole Guyre, Sr., Mid; Henry Poulin, Sr., D; Paul Elder, Sr., D.
Salem: Matt Muse, Sr., D; Connor Duncan, Jr., F, Nathan Russell, Jr., F.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie: Nathan Espinal, Sr., D; Harry Asaro, Sr., D; Mark Mishel, Sr., Mid; Josh Zwiercan, So., F.