Salesianum senior Jason Blackwell has been named Delaware’s Player of the Year and leads the All-State boys soccer team, determined by the Delaware High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Blackwell, a midfielder, led the Sals (16-1-1) to their fourth consecutive DIAA Division I state championship, and seventh straight state title overall. He had a goal and an assist in the championship game, a 2-0 victory over Appoquinimink.
Blackwell also was named a NSCAA National All-American as Sallies finished sixth nationally in the final USA Today/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 fall rankings. The Sals’ only loss came at Boulder (Colorado), which finished 20-0 and second nationally.
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Four other players on Delaware’s Top XI team – recognized as the state’s best – were named NSCAA Regional All-Americans. They were Appoquinimink senior Joseph Scarpinato, Charter of Wilmington senior Eamon O’Connor, Sussex Central senior Dalendy Dupervil and Indian River senior Johan de Jesus Cordoba.
In addition to Blackwell, Salesianum placed three other players among the Top XI – juniors Gavin Ford and Bryce Wallace and senior goalkeeper Gavin Campbell.
Other Top XI players were William Penn senior Alexis Ayala, Tower Hill senior Andrew Cercena and Archmere senior Sean Murray.
Kevin Cash of Sussex Central was named the state’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Golden Knights to a 14-4 season and spot in the DIAA Division I semifinals. Cash was also named Division I Coach of the Year, while St. Georges’ Justin Null was named Division II Coach of the Year and Newark Charter’s Mike Scruggs was named Private/Parochial Coach of the Year. Archmere’s Jon Jezyk was named the state’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
DHSSCA ALL-STATE BOYS SOCCER TEAM
Jason Blackwell, sr., Salesianum
Joseph Scarpinato, sr., Appoquinimink
Eamon O’Connor, sr., Charter of Wilmington
Dalendy Dupervil , sr., Sussex Central
Johan de Jesus Cordoba, sr., Indian River
Gavin Ford, jr., Salesianum
Bryce Wallace, jr., Salesianum
Alexis Ayala, sr., William Penn
Andrew Cercena, sr., Tower Hill
Sean Murray, sr., Archmere
Gavin Campbell, sr., Salesianum
Hadi Basma, jr., Appoquinimink; Matt Mitchell, jr., St. Georges; David Angulo, jr., St. Georges; Edwin Garcia, sr., Hodgson; Itunu Ogundipe, sr., Brandywine; Zach Dainton, jr., Archmere; Alvin Halley, so., Delaware Military Academy; Marco Maddalena, sr., Polytech; Ricky Hernandez, sr., Caesar Rodney; Patrick Mochiam, sr., Indian River; Nate Riddle, sr., Sussex Academy; Will Davis, jr., Sussex Academy; Malcolm Johnson, jr., Tower Hill; Brennan Ayres, sr., St. Andrew’s; Tommy McGrail, so., Salesianum; Brendan Hanrahan, jr., Salesianum; Daniel Addison, sr., Newark; Zachary Gelof, jr., Cape Henlopen; Chris Ludman, sr., St. Mark’s; Kevin Calles, sr., Indian River
Benjamin Cahill, jr., Mount Pleasant; Kevin Eriksen, sr., Charter of Wilmington; Saul Robles, so., Delcastle; Owen Johansson, sr., Charter of Wilmington; Yoel Munoz, jr., McKean; Elie-Martin Zalambo, sr., Glasgow; Xavier Jamieson, jr., St. Georges; Angel Enriquez, jr., Hodgson; Ronald Krischbaum, sr., Delaware Military Academy; Justin Broccoli, sr., Delaware Military Academy; Michael Chen, jr., Newark Charter; Maycol Escalante Roblero, jr., Sussex Central; Patrick Short, fr., Sussex Tech; Steven Ferrandino, jr., Caesar Rodney; Mikie Mochiam, sr., Indian River; Oscar Cruz Osorio, jr., Indian River; Craig Rice, jr., Laurel; Alexis Torres, sr., Milford; Colin Campbell, sr., St. Andrew’s; Evan Murray, jr., St. Andrew’s; Vincent Leo, Sanford; Brandon Sengphachanh, so., Caravel; Robert Miller, sr., St. Elizabeth; James Baxter, sr., Caravel; Mike Ziomek, sr., St. Mark’s; Cole Bouchard, sr., Salesianum; Mario Dellamonica, jr., Appoquinimink; Robbie Turnbull, jr., St. Andrew’s; Anthony Hitchcock, sr., Sussex Tech; Jason Sommer, jr., Appoquinimink
Matt Meadows, so., Appoquinimink; Juris Stutts, sr., Middletown; Gimel Djan, sr., Newark Charter; Rhys Newcombe, jr., Charter of Wilmington; James Churu, sr., Christiana; Ronal Galleano, jr., Dickinson; Juan Carlos Cruz, jr., McKean; Joshua Moody, jr., St. Georges; Nicholas Krusko, sr., Newark Charter; Andrew Rosenbaum, fr., Archmere; Liam Delaney, sr., Archmere; Grant Henry, sr., Dover; Osvaldo Cruz, sr., Sussex Tech; Tommy McPoyle, jr., Caesar Rodney; Pierre Medues, sr., Seaford; Ben Davis, jr., Sussex Academy; Antonio Ambrosino, sr., Seaford; Parker Sard, sr., Lake Forest; Dan Manley, fr., Wilmington Friends; Adam Fisher, jr., Tower Hill; Simon Sperl, jr., St. Andrew’s; Bryan Hartman, sr., Salesianum; Bryce Magee, jr., Red Lion Christian; Mason Mostrom, sr., St. Mark’s; Benji Schwartz, so., Caravel; Nolan Constantine, sr., Charter of Wilmington; Dave Haynes, jr., Caesar Rodney; Juan Perez Perez, fr., Sussex Central; Ben McQuillen, sr., Charter of Wilmington; Tom Gibb, sr., St. Mark’s Delaware Coach of the Year – Kevin Cash, Sussex Central
Division I Coach of the Year – Kevin Cash, Sussex Central
Division II Coach of the Year – Justin Null, St. Georges
Private/Parochial Coach of the Year – Mike Scruggs, Newark Charter
Delaware Assistant Coach of the Year – Jon Jezyk, Archmere
Delaware Soccer Officials Association (upstate) Joseph Miller Sportsmanship Award – Wilmington Christian
Diamond State Soccer Officials Association (downstate) Sportsmanship Award – Sussex Central
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