Boys Soccer – NRS Players of the Week, Sept. 14 to Sept. 17
NRS Boys Soccer Player of the Week
Devensky Joinvilmar, Asbury Park
Class B Central does not typically get much regard from the rest of the Shore Conference unless its teams win games outside the division and St. Rose has done just that by knocking off Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven – two teams ranked in the preseason top 10.
There’s only one catch: St. Rose is not the first-place team in B Central. That distinction belongs to Asbury Park, which not only beat St. Rose, but handled the Purple Roses, 5-1, on Thursday. Joinvilmar was once again at the center of a Blue Bishops win, recording his first hat trick of the season and assisting one of the other two goals. Joinvilmar now has six goals and five assists in just three games, all comfortable Asbury Park wins.
B Central Honorable Mention: Brendan Hueth, St. Rose; Brendan Wall, Ranney; Ki Costa, Point Beach
Divisional Players of the Week
Class A North
Matt Mawson, CBA
Mawson was a major catalyst in CBA’s 2-1 win over Don Bosco on Saturday, when he scored the first goal of the game and assisted the winner by Matt Thorsheim. He also scored a pretty goal in a win over Colts Neck on Thursday.
A North Honorable Mention: Matt Thorsheim, CBA; P.J. Ringel, Marlboro; Ethan Sholom, Manalapan
Class A Central
Tyler Chin, Matawan
The Huskies are off to hot start thanks to a balanced formation and contributions from many. Chin did his part this week by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Rumson-Fair Haven while also playing his regular part as a leader on defense.
A Central Honorable Mention: Peter Amato, Raritan; Kyle Tuschmann, St. John Vianney; Matt Dutra, Shore
Class A South
Ethan Leming, Southern
Since losing to Toms River North 4-0 on opening day, Southern has won four straight matches and just like he was last year, Leming has been the offensive leader. The junior scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Jackson Memorial on Wednesday and assisted two goals by Joe Kiernan in a 3-0 win over Brick on Saturday.
A South Honorable Mention: Frank Firrito, Brick; Rob Swanton, Toms River North; Santino Celebre, Toms River East
Class B North
Tom Amato, Ocean
Amato is a senior leader in the middle of the field for Ocean and he backed that up with some key production this week. He assisted one of Ocean’s two goals in a 2-1 win over Manasquan on Thursday, then put two in the net in a 4-1 win over Freehold Boro on Saturday.
B North Honorable Mention: Danny Minze, Middletown South; Ian Dwyer, Ocean; Dan Frisch-Harmon, Wall
Class B South
Matt O’Connell, Pinelands
When you are this good, you can be B South Player of the Week two consecutive weeks. O’Connell followed up last week’s overall Player of the Week performance with another hat trick (his third of the year) against Manchester and a goal in a big 2-0 win for Pinelands over Donovan Catholic.
B South Honorable Mention: Kevin Miller, Lacey; Anthony Scotto, Donovan Catholic, Mason Remondelli, Point Boro