2023 Boys Soccer All-Shore Final Vote Winners


Anthony Marano, Jr., St. John Vianney

2023 Stats: 14 goals, 10 assists

Armed with a slew of talented juniors, St. John Vianney captured its first outright Shore Conference division championship since 2005 by outlasting St. Rose to finish at the top of the Class B Central table. Marano was the top goal-scorer among that junior group and the entire team, for that matter. He recorded five multi-goal games, one of which was a two-goal performance in a 3-0 win over Point Pleasant Beach that proved to be the deciding result in the division race.

Poll Results

RankPlayerPercentTotal Votes
1Anthony Marano, SJV19.4438
2Brayden Perry, CBA17.14387
3Kenny Caruso, TR South12.27277
4Jake Petillo, Wall7.53170
5Mike Pepe, Manalapan7.04159



Kyle DiMarco, Jr., St. John Vianney

2023 Stats: 10 goals, 17 assists

Along with his classmate, Marano, DiMarco was the other half of Class B Central champion St. John Vianney's one-two punch on the attack. In his third varsity season, DiMarco led the entire Shore Conference with 17 assists, which was five more than the runner-up for the conference lead. DiMarco recorded a hat trick this season as well, scored a goal in a loss to No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven and scored one of two Lancers goals in a key win over Ranney.

Poll Results

RankPlayerPercentTotal Votes
1Kyle DiMarco, SJV18.71391
2Bryce Ocholla, Howell12.68265
3Tommy Valinotti, Midd North12.54262
4Bo Pepe, Wall10.91228
T-5Wyatt Vincente, Long Branch9.71203
T-5Liam Barnett, Rumson9.71203



Tyler Borenstein, Jr., Howell

2023 Stats: 5 goals, 5 assists

Borentstein was Howell's plug-and-play weapon, starting and ending the season on the back line, but with a brief spell at his natural forward position, as well as a role as a set-piece ace serving corners and free kicks. He played center back alongside fellow All-Shore defender Brent Romano and also filled in on the wing when teammates Bryce Ocholla and Kam Brown were injured during the NJSIAA Central Group IV Tournament. In the sectional semifinals, Borenstein had his big moment when he threw up a hat trick in a 3-0 win over Old Bridge. Borenstein won the Final Vote by just a single vote, making him the second SSN All-Shore Final Vote winner in any sport to claim a spot by a single vote.

Poll Results

RankPlayerPercentTotal Votes
1Tyler Borenstein, Howell15.48234
2Liam O'Keefe, Midd. North15.41233
3Dan Dinnell, CBA9.79148
4Griffin Linstra, Manasquan9.52144
5Vinny Bright, Manalapan9.33141



Kevin Barfield, Sr., Shore

2023 Stats: 10 shutouts, 24 goals allowed

Shore senior goalkeeper Kevin Barfield goes airborne. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
Shore senior goalkeeper Kevin Barfield goes airborne. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)

The lone senior among the Final Vote winners, Barfield completed his third season as Shore's starter between the pipes and continued his steady climb toward the upper-echelon of goalkeepers in the conference. His 10 shutouts placed him third in the conference and was one of eight Shore Conference goalies to allow one goal per game or better. Five of his shutouts came during Shore's run to its first ever NJSIAA Group I championship, including clean sheets in each of the Blue Devils' final three wins.

Poll Results

RankPlayerPercentTotal Votes
1Kevin Barfield, Shore28.24325
2Mike Vivolo, TR North22.24256
3Matteo Paolillo, Manalapan10.6122
4Patrick Martin, Howell9.64111
5Carlos Rodas-Maldonado, LB9.47109



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