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Shore Sports Network All-Shore Final Vote Winners

Forward

Louis Pennington, Sr., Neptune

Neptune senior Louis Pennington. (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Scoring figured to be a potential issue this season for Neptune, which graduated 40-plus goals and nearly 30 assists between Wilby Alfred and Mickenna Church between 2018 and 2019. As it turned out, the Scarlet Fliers had plenty of firepower and Pennington had a lot to do with that. The senior posted 13 goals and four assists, including four postseason goals (two in the Shore Conference Tournament and two in the NJSIAA Group III Playoffs).

Top Three: Pennington (15.4%); Parker Nickelsen, Toms River North (13.9%); Joe Seber, Raritan (13.5%)

Midfield

Connor Smith, Sr., Raritan

Raritan senior Connor Smith. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Sticking with the theme of seniors who stepped up in the wake of heavy graduation losses, Smith was one of Raritan's standouts in the scoring department after playing a more secondary role as a junior on a senior-heavy team. This year, Smith led the Rockets with 11 goals and six assists while leading Raritan back to the Shore Conference Tournament despite most of last year's lineup leaving to graduation.

Top Three: Smith (15.7%); Ryan Gannon, Neptune (15%); Tyler Howlett, Jackson Memorial (13.7%)

Defense

Jett Tinik, Sr., Neptune

Neptune senior Jett Tinik. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Neptune showed up to support their guys in the Final Vote (senior Ryan Gannon finished second in the midfield vote) and Tinik was the man for the Scarlet Fliers in the back. A vocal lead, physical presence and a threat on set pieces, Tinik finished with a goal and an assist for 12-7-1 Neptune.

Top Three: Tinik (17.6%); Omar Abbuattieh, Holmdel (10.5%); Josh Leonetti, Freehold Twp. (9%)

Goalkeeper

Dayle Church, Jr., Neptune

Neptune goalkeeper Dayle Church elevates for the ball vs. Manasquan. (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Neptune's first-year starter in goal rounds out strong showing in the final vote for the Scarlet Fliers. After older brother, Mickenna, created a slew of goals during his senior season in 2018 and Dayle's job was to keep goals off the board. The junior posted seven shutouts for a team that gave up 1.4 goals per game on the season.

Top Three: Church (15.5%); Nick Tango, Marlboro (13.4%); Dominick Santaniello, Monmouth (12.2%)

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