Boys Soccer – NRS Boys Soccer Players of the Week, Sept. 26 to Oct. 2
NRS Shore Sports Network Player of the Week
Dulio Guerrero, Manasquan
Last week could be the defining stretch of the season for Manasquan if the Warriors go on to win the Class B North title, which they now have a legitimate chance to do. The emergence of Guerrero as a scorer was a significant factor in a 3-0 week for Manasquan, which took down Point Beach, No. 3 ranked Middletown North and Monmouth.
Guerrero scored two goals in the 5-2 win over Point Beach and also scored a goal in the 2-0 win over Monmouth. His most important contribution, however, was likely his assist on Matt Drake’s golden goal in the 96th minute of a 1-0 win over Middletown North, which entered the game unbeaten.
B North Honorable Mention: Dan Del Guercio, Manasquan; Christian Sigua, Middletown South; Steve Carton, Ocean; Reilly Powers, Wall; James Schutz, Ocean
Class A North Player of the Week
Adrian Barajas, Freehold Township
Although the story surrounding Freehold Township coming into the season was all the new faces the Patriots had in the starting lineup, the one returning All-Shore talent has been the engine driving a strong start. Barajas scored three goals in three games this past week, including two in a 3-2 win over Freehold Boro.
A North Honorable Mention: P.J. Ringel, Marlboro; Brian Dates, Marlboro; Patrick Kollman, CBA; Alex Janssen, Freehold Twp.
Class A Central Player of the Week
Chris Fuentes, Red Bank
It looked like 2016 was going to be a lost season for the Bucs after they started 0-4, but the Bucs have rallied back close to the .500 mark, led by their effort this past week. Fuentes scored the winning goal in a win over Matawan and assisted Kevin Gomez’s winner in a 1-0 win over Holmdel two days later. Matawan’s loss was the first six games, while the win over Holmdel ended the Hornets’ four-game winning streak.
A Central Honorable Mention: Mikey Neff, Holmdel; George Sellig, Rumson; Peter Amato, Raritan; Bobby Johns, Matawan
Class A South Player of the Week
Youssef Abdelaziz, Central
Abdelaziz delivered both volume and timeliness last week, scoring the golden goal in a 3-2 win over Toms River East before pounding in two more goals in a 5-0 win over Brick later in the week. Since dropping consecutive games to Toms River North and South, Central has won five straight to move into second place in A South.
A South Honorable Mention: Dylan Parks, Toms River South; Ben Patti, Jackson Memorial; Nick Heim, Central; Nick Sinopoli, Southern
Class B Central Player of the Week
Ronald JeanVilma, Asbury Park
Asbury Park continues to tear through Class B Central and after Davensky JoinVilmar and Fenelson Etienne led the early charge, JeanVilma was the man for the Blue Bishops last week. He scored two goals each in wins over Henry Hudson and Keyport.
B Central Honorable Mention: Sean Molicki, Mater Dei Prep; Shown Narcisse, Asbury Park; Brendan Wall, Ranney
Class B South Player of the Week
Jacob Kirinovic, Point Boro
Two hot teams ran into one another when Point Boro hosted Lacey and the Panthers prevailed thanks to Kirinovic, who scored on a penalty kick and added an insurance goal to give Point Boro its seventh consecutive win.
B South Honorable Mention: Jonathan Toichihuitl, Lakewood; Andrew Galifi, Jackson Liberty; Mason Remondelli, Point Boro; Ryan Flaherty, Barnegat