Section 1 boys soccer showcase to be played in Yonkers

Section 1 boys soccer showcase to be played in Yonkers


Section 1 boys soccer showcase to be played in Yonkers


From left, Lakeland's Matias Prando (9) and Somers' Alex Elconin (12) battle for ball control during soccer action at Somers High School Sept. 28, 2016. Lakeland won the game 2-1 in overtime.

From left, Lakeland’s Matias Prando (9) and Somers’ Alex Elconin (12) battle for ball control during soccer action at Somers High School Sept. 28, 2016. Lakeland won the game 2-1 in overtime.

In a new addition to the end of the Section 1 boys soccer season, an all-star game will be played on Saturday at Saunders High. Organized by Gorton coach Chris Ball in an attempt to showcase the best players that the city of Yonkers has to offer, the event known as the Yonkers Mayor’s Cup Challenge will feature two games.

Starting at 1 p.m., there will be an all-Yonkers matchup, with teams split into East vs. West. Immediately following that game, the two Yonkers squads will combine and take on a team of all-stars from elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. The rosters were filled out on a first-come, first-served basis. Every coach in Section 1 had an opportunity to sign up players.

“The kids are very excited,” Ball said. “I have been coaching in Yonkers about a decade and I always wondered how a collection of talented soccer players from around Yonkers would do against a collection of all-stars from around the Hudson Valley. After Saturday, I will have my answer.”

The entrance fee will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Here are the full rosters for each team:

Hudson Valley All-Stars

Alex Leahy, Jr. MF, Briarcliff    

Alessandro Battaglia, Sr. MF, White Plains

Andrew McKeown, Sr. GK, Dobbs Ferry

Bryan Rosales, Sr. MF, Clarkstown South

Carl Friedrich, Sr. MF, Rye

Conor McKeown, Sr. F, Dobbs Ferry

Cristian Ishoo, Sr. GK, Irvington

Cyrus Vahabzadeh, Sr. MF, Rye

Diego Arias, Sr. F, Sleepy Hollow

Eric Koenig, Sr. MF, Briarcliff

Erick Ramos, Jr. D, Spring Valley

George Weiss, Sr. MF, Mahopac

Harry Plaut, Sr. MF, Irvington

Jordan Fein, Sr. D, Lakeland

Jorge Perez, Sr. D, White Plains

Kevin Fernandez, Jr. D, Spring Valley

Liam Perrine, Sr. MF, Pleasantville

Lorenzo Luciano, Sr. GK, Valhalla

Matias Aranda, Sr. F, Valhalla

Matias Prando, Sr. MF, Lakeland    

Luca Fava, Sr. F, Eastchester

Miguel Marra, Sr. F, Ossining

Nicholas Bellantoni, Sr. F, Tuckahoe

Nick Foci, Sr. MF, Lakeland

Noah Barnett, Jr. MF/D, Dobbs Ferry

Omar Saleh, Sr. MF/F, Briarcliff

Oswald Annang, Sr. F, Peekskill

Pedro Marshal, Sr. D, White Plains

Ricky Thomas, Sr. MF, Valhalla

Sergio Hernandez, Sr. GK, Ossining

Stefanos Ballas, Jr. MF, Edgemont

Yonkers West All-Stars

Mustafa Alawadi, Jr. GK, Gorton

Angel Archundia, Sr. MF/D, Gorton

Jorge Aquino, Jr. D, Gorton

John Beltran, So. MF/D, Gorton

Rushawn Cunningham, Sr. F, Gorton

Edson Dominguez, Sr. MF/F, Gorton

Pablo Ernesto Flores, So. MF, Gorton

Edwin Martinez, Sr. D, Gorton

Nezar Alamargi, Sr. D, Lincoln

Ivan Bryk, Sr. GK, Lincoln 

Jose Canales, Jr. D, Lincoln

Gabriel DeJesus, Jr. MF, Lincoln

Jason Gomes, Jr. MF, Lincoln

Irvin Marin, So. MF, Lincoln

Leonardo Escamilla Tovar, Jr. D, Lincoln

Jabari Williams, Jr. F, Lincoln

Amado Balbuena, Sr. MF, Riverside

Richard Gomes, Sr. D, Riverside

Albert Jiminez, Sr. GK, Riverside

Rodrigo Luna, Sr. D, Riverside

Esad Mackic, Jr. F, Riverside

Christian Salazar, Sr. D, Riverside

Jose Tovar, Jr. MF/F, Riverside

Matthew Uparela, Jr. MF, Riverside

Yonkers East All-Stars

Ariel Brea, Sr. F, Early College

Hernan Cortes, Jr. MF, Early College

Devonte Dawson, Jr. D, Early College

Juan Morales, Jr. D, Early College

Eduardo Victorio-Moran, Sr. MF/F, Early College

Christoper Xolocotzi, So. D, Early College

Robert Alverenga, Jr. F, Saunders

Kevin Avila, Sr. D, Saunders

Sierra Bastien, Sr. D, Saunders

Alan Flores, So. MF, Saunders

Jairo Palacios, Jr. MF, Saunders

Melvin Ponce, Sr. GK, Saunders

Griffin O’Keefe, Jr. D, Saunders

Steven Ruiz, So. MF, Saunders

Miguel Bernadino, Sr. F, Yonkers

Alex Castro, Sr. D, Yonkers

Elmer Castro Aria, Jr. MF, Yonkers

Victor Cruz, Sr. F, Yonkers

Ariel Flores Pina, Jr. F, Yonkers

Raul Peralta Zuninga, Jr. MF, Yonkers

Byron Villa, Jr. F, Yonkers

Lindon Gjonbalaj, So. MF/F, YMA

Shane Hennesey, Sr. MF/F, YMA

Marjan Lala, Sr. F, YMA

Alexis Tapia, So. MF, YMA

Leo Vaquero, Sr. D, YMA

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