After taking a look at the five SouthCoast girls soccer teams — Apponequet, Bishop Stang, Dartmouth, GNB Voc-Tech and Old Rochester — and the five SouthCoast boys soccer team — Dartmouth, Fairhaven, GNB Voc-Tech, New Bedford and Old Rochester — that qualified for the MIAA girls volleyball state playoffs, here are the top 34 boys and girls soccer players to watch in the postseason.
MORGAN HAYWARD, EMMA SEABERG AND CeCe LEVRAULT, APPONEQUET
The Lakers won the South Coast Conference championship and finished the season with 16 wins and this trio played a big role. Hayward was Apponequet’s leading scorer with 30 points while Beaulieu had 20 points. Seaberg has made big contributions on both ends as a versatile midfielder.
IZZIE BROMAGE, IZZY FEENEY AND MEG PIMENTAL, BISHOP STANG
Bromage emerged as one of the area’s top goal scorers this year, finishing with 23 goals. Feeney also was a major playmaker on offense while Pimental anchored the defense in net.
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KAT CHEESEBRO, AVI ANDRADE AND AVA OLIVEIRA, DARTMOUTH
Cheesebro has come on strong defensively for Dartmouth, which finished with five shutouts. Dartmouth’s offense has been led by Andrade, the team’s leading goal-scorer, and Oliveira, the team’s leading assist person.
KENDRA SANTIAGO, DIANA SOUSA AND KAELYN MEDEIROS, GNB VOC-TECH
The Bears won five more games this year than last year to qualify for the postseason and this trio had a lot to do with it. Santiago led the way offensively with 24 goals and seven assists while Sousa had one goal and 12 assists. Medeiros recorded six clean sheets in net.
AUDREY THOMAS, DELANEY CHASE, LIZ FEENEY AND JEANNINE DUCHAINE, OLD ROCHESTER
The Bulldogs were competitive in nearly every game this year and finished with 10 victories and two ties thanks to the play of Chase, Feeney and Duchaine. Thomas was the team’s leading scorer with 20 goals and 10 assists.
NICHOLAS SILVIA, LANDON RAPOSA, LUCAS MARTINEZ AND OWEN CARTER, DARTMOUTH
Dartmouth’s offense has been powered by Silvia, Raposa and Martinez this season. Raposa had a team-high 11 goals to go along with four assists while Silvia had nine goals and five assists. Martinez finished with a team-high 10 assists. Carter, a midfielder, did a little bit of everything for Dartmouth.
KEATHAN GARCIA, LUCAS FERNANDES AND AIDIN PACHECO, FAIRHAVEN
Fairhaven punched its ticket to the playoffs behind these four-year varsity players. Garcia, who split his time between forward and midfielder, had a team-high 15 goals and one assist. Fernandes had a team-high 10 assists to go along with two goals while all five of Pacheco’s goals came from headers on set pieces.
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CLAUDIO RAMOS, KAIDEN SOARES AND REINALDO TRINIDAD, GNB VOC-TECH
On a young team, Ramos, Soares and Trinidad took charge offensively to power the Bears to another playoff berth. Soares finished with a team-high nine goals to go along with four assists while Trinidad had eight goals. Ramos finished with seven goals and seven assists.
CARLENTZ JEAN PIERE, KEVIN HERRERA, CARTER BARBOSA AND GABRIEL PEIXOTO, NEW BEDFORD
Defensively, the Whalers were led by Peixoto as well as Barbosa, the Southeast Conference MVP. Jon Piere led the offense with five goals and three assists while Herrera chipped in with three goals and three assists.
GEORGE PSICHOPAIDAS, GRADY OLIVEIRA, GARRETT IGNACIO AND EMILE JOSEPH, OLD ROCHESTER
Psichopaidas had a strong season for ORR with 14 goals and four assists. Oliveira added eight goals and four assists while Ignacio chipped in with six goals and one assist. Joseph chipped in with five shutouts in net.
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