, Salem, MA


December 6, 2013

2013 Salem News boys soccer all-stars



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.


Danvers, Sophomore


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.

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