Player Of The Year — Jeff Greblick, Arlington
Vital stats: An offensive maestro, the speedy Greblick was quick with his decision-making and downright blazing with his overall speed in creating opportunities for the Class AA state champion Admirals. Greblick totaled 22 goals and 15 points for Section 1 champion Arlington, which completed its season with a 22-1 record and 14 consecutive wins. Greblick was an All-Section 1 selection, as well as an All-League selection for Conference 1 League B. He was named the Most Valuable Player of Arlington’s 2-1 win in the state title game over Brentwood.
Quotable: “Jeff’s ability to score is one of his biggest attributes,” Arlington coach Craig Sanborn said. “What sets him apart is his ability to play at top speed with or without the ball. Jeff’s leadership on the field and his poise was a huge factor in this team’s success.”
» “He’s intense all the time and he has a knack for scoring goals,” Our Lady of Lourdes coach Matt Schlottmann said. “He’s not a selfish player, but he’s one of Arlington’s leading goal scorers. He looks to dish it off to teammates, but when it comes down to it, he knows how to score. He has a striker’s knack to find the back of the net.”
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 and All-League selection for Conference 1 League B, Davis had 17 goals and 13 assists to lead the Bulldogs (12-5), who handed Arlington its only defeat of the season. Beacon lost in the first round of the Section 1 Class A tournament in overtime to Nyack.
Quotable: “He’s effective creating chances for others and finishing them himself,” Beacon coach Craig Seaman said. “He drew the most attention from opposing team’s defenses.”
School: Our Lady of Lourdes
Vital stats: Enkler was the anchor of the Warriors’ defense in a season in which the team finished 9-8, but forfeited two early-season victories due to playing an ineligible player. Lourdes’ season ended in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals with a loss to North Salem.
Quotable: “He’s not only an outstanding soccer player, but an outstanding individual,” Schlottmann said of his team captain. “He has determination and intensity. The guy never stops.”
Vital stats: Fazio recorded 10 shutouts for the state Class AA champion Admirals, who surrendered 12 goals in 23 games. Fazio blanked Scarsdale 1-0 in the Section 1 semifinal, shared a shutout with Robbie Kuhnle over Washingtonville, 5-0, in the state regional final and shut out Utica’s Thomas R. Proctor 2-0 in a state semifinal. He allowed one goal against Brentwood, one of the state’s top teams, in the state title game.
Quotable: “Alex’s overall athletic ability, quickness and reaction time are a few of his biggest attributes,” Sanborn said. “Alex was a true leader for his teammates on and off the field.”
Vital stats: The leader of a Section 9 Class B champion Spartans defense that helped make an eye-opening run to the state regional final, Hoey led a crew that had nine shutouts and held Section 1 champion Blind Brook scoreless in the regional semifinal.
Quotable: “James’ speed, both on and off the ball, made him nearly impossible to beat,” Spackenkill coach Manny Blanco said. “He could hang with the best of forwards in the state as he proved against Blind Brook in the regional semi and Mattituck in the regional final, shutting down their star strikers. Our defense was built around him. I will miss him dearly.”
Vital stats: A key contributor on the Section 9 Class C champion Hawks, Hoynes accumulated 17 goals and 13 assists. Rhinebeck finished the season in the state regional final, falling to Port Jefferson, and had a record of 17-3.
Quotable: “Nick is the heartbeat of our team and program,” Rhinebeck coach Justin Wiesenthal said. “He is a natural leader, who has matured into a great young man.”
Vital stats: Illiano, an All-Section 1 and All-League selection and the state champion Admirals’ top defender, also found himself in position to pick up two goals and two assists, with one of his goals coming in Arlington’s 5-0 win over Washingtonville in the state regional final.
Quotable: “Collin was a true leader for his squad, both on and off the field,” Sanborn said. “His ability to communicate with his peers and coaching staff set him apart. Collin’s biggest attribute on the field was his ability to defend. He was always given the assignment of marking the opposing team’s most dangerous attacker.”
Vital stats: A third-year varsity keeper, Kawalski had more than 150 saves and nine shutouts, including allowing no goals in regulation or overtime as the Spartans advanced over Section 1 champion Blind Brook on penalty kicks in the state Class B regional semifinal. In that shootout, Kawalski made two saves.
Quotable: “He was a wall in goal this year,” Blanco said. “He is one of the hardest-working kids I have ever coached. When our season got rough, I could always count on him literally saving us. He sets the tone for us and the rest of the team never wants to let him down.”
Vital stats: Laubach totaled 18 goals and 12 assists for the Iron Dukes (12-5), who fell to Rhinebeck in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League final and lost to eventual champion Spackenkill in the Section 9 Class B final.
Quotable: “Adam Laubach was the cornerstone of our offense this past season,” Marlboro coach Jim Ventriglia said. “Adam is a relentless competitor who always stepped up to a challenge. He was an asset to our success.”
Vital stats: McClenahan finished the season for the Section 9 champion Hawks with 29 goals and 12 assists, leading Rhinebeck in scoring. He scored Rhinebeck’s only goal in its 1-0 MHAL title win over Marlboro and scored three goals in the Section 9 Class C title win over S.S. Seward.
Quotable: “While being double-teamed and aggressively fouled during many games, he still found ways to lead the league in goals,” McClenahan said. “While Seth led our team up top, he never put himself before his team. While he was a direct reason for our team’s success this year, he will never admit that what he does is any more important than anyone else on the team. He has proven this year to be the true MVP.”
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 and All-League selection, Miller totaled one goal and one assist, while winning many battles in the midfield. One of his goals came in Arlington’s 3-2 Section 1 title win over North Rockland.
Quotable: “Ryan’s intensity, high workrate and consistent play set him apart from his teammates,” Sanborn said. “His ability to perform at a high level, day in and day out was one of his biggest attributes.”
School: New Paltz
Vital stats: Stern tallied scored 15 goals and four assists for the Huguenots, who won the Section 9 Class A title for the first time in school history. New Paltz (10-4-2) fell to Section 4’s Maine-Endwell in the state regional final.
Quotable: “Tucker was the go-to guy,” New Paltz coach Stuart Robinson said. “He was the guy that everyone on the team looked up to to be the catalyst to get us going. When Tucker wanted to take over a game, he took over the game.”
School: John Jay
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 and All-League selection, Vigorita moved back from the midfield to help the Patriots on defense after they lost eight seniors from the 2011 squad.
Quotable: “We moved him back to solidify things,” John Jay coach Rob Seipp said. “He’s a very tough, hard-working kid and someone who loves the game and will do anything for the team.”
School: Our Lady of Lourdes
Position: Center midfielder
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 honorable mention selection, Dalleo had eight goals and four assists for the Warriors.
Quotable: “The attack started through him,” Schlottmann said. “If he wasn’t scoring, he was dishing it off to other offensive players to allow them to score.”
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 selection for the Blue Devils, Dillon tallied seven goals and nine assists and had six penalty kicks.
Quotable: “He is going to be missed in his role,” Haldane coach Ahmed Dwidar said of the departing senior.
Vital stats: Fiallo totaled 11 goals and four assists for the Dragons in their first season in Section 9.
Quotable: “He felt that he had to do everything and he pushed himself all the time,” Dover coach Bob Esposito said. “Any game we played in, you saw J.P. and you knew he was the guy you had to stop.”
Vital stats: Gomez had 11 goals and two assists for the Section 9 Class D champion Warriors.
Quotable: “He was the little big man,” Webutuck coach Kevin Doyle said. “He controlled the midfield in our quest for the sectional title. He was always on the ball and had tremendous toughness.”
School: Roy C. Ketcham
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 selection, Keller had seven goals and five assists.
Quotable: “He is a very skillful player with good vision,” Ketcham coach Scott Grimes said. “He knows the game very well and works very hard.”
School: John Jay
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 selection, Kozloski had 12 goals and nine assists.
Quotable: “Blake is a very good forward,” Seipp said. “He’s very good on the ball and very skillful. He would draw the toughest defenders on the double-team.”
Vital stats: An All-Section 1 selection, LeClerc had seven goals and six assists.
Quotable: “He was dominant in the air, a strong tackler and carried most of the burden in the middle of the park,” Seaman said. “He does all the dirty work defensively and set the tempo for us offensively.”
Vital stats: Nowak had seven shutouts for the Iron Dukes and averaged three saves per game. He stopped three penalty kicks.
Quotable: “Mark provided the foundation for our defense,” Ventriglia said. “His teammates and I could always count on him to make the big save when we needed it most.”
School: New Paltz
Vital stats: Purcell had eight shutouts for the Huguenots and registered a goals-against average of 0.80.
Quotable: “Brendan brought a command of the back,” Robinson said. “Brendan was the guy, who when he was on, he was fearless. His decision-making was great.”
Vital stats: An All-League selection for the Admirals, Verdis had 14 goals and five assists.
Quotable: “David was a huge part of our success,” Sanborn said. “His tireless workrate and determination was what set him apart. Our team fed off his energy, passion and love for the game.”
School: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vital stats: Wajda led the Presidents in scoring with nine goals.
Quotable: “He was someone who we generally relied upon to put the ball in the back of the goal,” Roosevelt coach Dan Cowan said. “He’s a very strong player, a very passionate player and a very technically skilled player.”
Position: Center midfield
Vital stats: Williams had four goals and 15 assists for the Hawks.
Quotable: “David has been a starter on varsity since he was a freshman and has developed into a smart and hard-working player,” Wiesenthal said. “As you can see by his stats, David cared for the success of the overall team and not so much himself. We are certainly going to miss his leadership and work ethic.”
Arlington: Peter Garson, Kevin Hoff, Stephen Jennings, Pat Mogan, Matt Povall
Beacon: Greg Cory, Taj Humbert
Dover: John Ackerman, Santiago Choc, Kyle Murray
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Alec Borowsky, Ian Pavlak, Nick Petschko, Reid Tirums
Haldane: Aidan Draper, Jake Heitmann, Macdara Heanue, Peter Hoffman, Jay Marchese, Garrett Quigley, James Urbino
Highland: Jake Armstrong, Jarred Babineau, Ramesh Donaldson, BoGregory Garcia
John Jay: Kyle Cost, Ryan Kaplan, Nate Mansfield
Marlboro: Haxhi Verjoni, Mariglen Verjoni
Millbrook: Tyler DeMan, Tyler DuBois
New Paltz: Andrew Barry, Will Cymbal, Max Flicker
Our Lady of Lourdes: Jack Balasiano, Patrick Burke, Lawrence Graziano, Ryan Metz
Pawling: T.J. D’Ottavio, Mike Konchan
Pine Plains: Nolan Harpp, Harry Holmes, Raine Owens
Poughkeepsie: Justin Syndor, John Weaver
Red Hook: Tong Guerra, Julian Safford, Zach Sivulich, Michael Whitman, Maclyn Willigan
Rhinebeck: Conor Bolton, Will Burns, Will Fox, Paul Henke, Ian Katomski, Eric Rodriguez, Andy Rosenzweig, Brandt Slayton, Sam Tigges
Roy C. Ketcham: Dan Chaloux
Spackenkill: Kai Bjork, Gaetano Citera, Nathan Ficht, James Hooker, Gabe Karp, Sean Kaufman, Sean Kollesar, Jeremy Laboy, Alex Lanza, Hamza Manane, Cris Mastmann, Nicky Reynolds, Caiden Williams
Webutuck: Christian Augustin, Nick Barnes, Liam Corcoran
Coach of the Year
Vital stats: Sanborn helmed Arlington to its fourth state title in history and its first Section 1 Class AA title since 2009 in his third season as Arlington’s head coach. Sanborn was named the Section 1 Coach of the Year.
Quotable: “I like (Arlington’s) work ethic,” John Jay coach Rob Seipp said. “It seems like he had everyone buying in to what they needed to do to be successful as a team. We played them twice early in the season and they looked like a well-oiled machine early in the season. That’s hard to do because it takes some time to get the guys together.”