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December 6, 2013

2013 Salem News boys soccer all-stars

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KEVIN GILBERT

Masconomet, Junior

Defense

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.



EDISON FORBES

Masconomet, Senior

Striker

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.



BEN MANOOGIAN

Peabody, Junior

Midfield/Striker

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.



C.J. ALIMONTI

Peabody, Senior

Striker

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.

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