When you consider there are 11 players on the field for a soccer team under normal circumstances, it becomes all the more impressive that 12 members of the Elmira Notre Dame boys team have been selected as Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School South Division all-stars.
The Crusaders completed an unbeaten season Sunday with a 9-1 win over Solomon Schechter, outscoring their opponents 186-5 over 21 games in cruising to the New York state Class C championship.
Notre Dame senior Alec Cutler and junior Connor Bayne shared IAC South Large School Most Valuable Player honors for the second year in a row.
In the IAC South Small School Division, Candor senior Adam Nichols was Offensive MVP and Tioga senior Jacob Evanek was Defensive MVP. Lansing senior Ben Kutler was named MVP of the IAC North Large School Division, and Marathon senior Ryan Tillotson was picked as MVP of the North Small School Division.
Selections were made by the league’s coaches.
South Large School Division
Notre Dame — senior striker Rocco Coulibaly, senior defender Junior Coulibaly, junior striker Aidan Sharma, sophomore defender Nick Steed, senior midfielder Ryan Lanning, junior midfielder Michael Woglom, senior midfielder Alec Cutler, junior midfielder Connor Bayne; Newark Valley — freshman goalie Steve Cowulich, sophomore defender Phillip Babey, senior defender Jordan Burlingame; Waverly — senior midfielder Cal Caplan, junior midfielder Grant Caplan.
Notre Dame — senior goalie Will Brennan, sophomore midfielder Gavin Harrington, senior defender Mitchell Vargas, senior defender Ryan Steed; Watkins Glen — senior defender Matt Hulbert, senior midfielder Brad Eslick; Newark Valley — senior striker Kyle Williams, eighth-grade midfielder Jack Coleman, sophomore defender Dan Lindhurst; Waverly — junior defender Liam Murphy, senior striker Dawson Morey, junior defender Cameron Rogers.
South Small School Division
Tioga — junior forward Robert Argetsinger, senior midfielder Matt Lounsbury, senior defender Nick Jaye, senior Jacob Evanek; Newfield — senior forward Spencer King, junior defender Patrick King; Spencer-Van Etten — senior forward Josh Barber, junior midfielder Travis Holman, senior defender Justin Barber, sophomore goalie Jake Wentworth; Odessa-Montour — forward Collin Povoski, midfielders Andy Fudala and Luke Eberhardt; Candor — senior Adam Nichols, senior defender Wyatt Whitmore.
Tioga — junior forward Jason Spear, senior midfielder Gabe Hoose, junior defender Jonny Polo Rankin; Newfield — sophomore midfielder Alex Borgella, junior midfielder Andrew Miller, junior defender Zach Keagle; S-VE — junior forward Michael Koski, senior midfielder Quinn Barry, sophomore defender Bryant Sexton; O-M — midfielder Joel Kelly, defender Noah Angle; Candor — junior forward Noah Johnson, junior goalie John Quick.
North Large School Division
Lansing — junior midfielder Luke Field, junior defender Devin McCartney, senior goalie Chris Robinson, senior Ben Kutler; Dryden — senior forward Padraic Iannello, junior midfielder Jacob Lewis, senior defender Ali Abel-Ferretti; Union Springs — junior forward Logan Enge, senior defender Noah Morhiser, senior goalie Meyson Paz; Trumansburg — senior midfielder Danny Lapp, junior midfielder Andrew Stewart, senior defender Hunter Ford.
Lansing — senior midfielder Matt Hulsebosch, sophomore defender Josh Zajac, sophomore defender Nick Whittaker; Union Springs — junior forward Jacob Jirinec, junior midfielder Ian Park, senior midfielder Ryan Cabal, junior defender Austin Quick; Trumansburg — senior forward Max Westwater, junior midfielder Luke Richards, junior goalie Jack English; Whitney Point — senior forward Brady Harrington, defender Sonny Coy; Dryden — freshman midfielder Felix Abel-Ferretti, junior defender Bryan Iannello, senior defender Joe Rachetta, sophomore goalie Sean McDaniel.
North Small School Division
Marathon — junior attack Adam Brandstadt, senior midfielder Ryan Tillotson, senior midfielder/defender Matt Barry, senior stopper back Matt Tebbe, senior defender Patrick Lehman, freshman goalie Mason O’Donnell; Southern Cayuga — senior attack Jon Dean, senior center back Sam Schneider, sophomore midfielder Antonio Valdez, sophomore attack Abdiaz Puac-Perez; Groton — junior attack Jacob Klump; Moravia — senior center back Colton Langtry.
Marathon — junior defender Tanner Ensign, junior defender Jack Tillotson, senior midfielder Nate Ryan; Southern Cayuga — senior midfielder Dylon Conklin, senior attack Mitch Fessenden, senior keeper Cody Butzer; Groton — senior midfielder Tristan Nevins, junior keeper Paul Brecht; Moravia — senior keeper Riley Allen, senior center back Trent Friend, senior midfielder Jakob Scholeno.
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