Boys Soccer – VOTE: Surf Taco Week 6 Player of the Week
Each week during the 2020 fall season, Shore Sports Network recognizes the top performers in each Shore Conference division and the SSN readers have a chance to vote for the overall Surf Taco Player of the Week.
Below are the top players from each of the Shore Conference's six divisions plus two wild cards who are in the running for the award for the sixth week of the season. Read about their accomplishments from the past week and vote for the player who should be recognized as overall Player of the Week.
Overall Player of the Week winners will be awarded a Surf Taco gift card. Vote once every hour at the bottom of this post until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Class A North Player of the Week
Shane Borenius, CBA
This past week could very well have been CBA’s last chance to make an emphatic statement that the Colts are the No. 1 team at the Shore this season and they didn’t disappoint. CBA went 3-0 against Middletown South and Holmdel and Borenius made an impact on CBA’s scoring in each win. The senior midfielder scored the first goal in both Tuesday’s win over Middletown South and Saturday’s win at Holmdel, which ended the Hornets’ 65-game unbeaten streak. In Thursday’s win over Middletown South, Borenius also chipped in an assist in the 2-0 victory.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Lucas Da Costa, Long Branch; Adam Havens, Freehold Twp.; Tommy Long, Middletown North; Dylan Cupo, CBA; Dan Risin, Marlboro; Max Rosen, Marlboro
Class A Central Player of the Week
Luke Pentikis, Rumson-Fair Haven
Since Pentikis came back from an injury that sidelined him for about a week, the Bulldogs have rounded into form thanks to both his presence and scoring ability. The junior blasted two goals in the second half of Rumson’s 6-0 rout over Ocean last Monday, then scored two more goals in the first half of Wednesday’s 4-0 win over the Spartans. The two wins propelled Rumson into the last slot in this week’s Shore Sports Network Top 10.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Matt Kline, Holmdel; Tomas Zolofra, Holmdel; Sam Coughlin, Rumson-Fair Haven; Kaan Pehlivan, Monmouth; Nick DiNapoli, Shore
Class A South Player of the Week
Alex Heid, Toms River East
After a 1-6 start and dropping to 2-7 with a loss to rival Toms River South, Toms River East ripped off three straight wins during last week’s schedule to move within two more wins of the .500 mark heading into the state tournament. Heid was a central contributor in the three wins, finishing the week with four goals and an assist. He scored a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Toms River South on Monday, notched the lone goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Brick Memorial and pumped in two more goals on Wednesday – the second of which was the golden-goal winner in overtime against Brick Memorial.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Jack Montanile, Toms River North; Zack Meyer, Brick; Ryan Leavitt, Southern; Zach Rogacki, Jackson Memorial
Class B North Player of the Week
David Tuschmann, Colts Neck
For the second time this season, Tuschmann bulldozed his way to B North Player of the Week honors with a continued scoring assault for the Cougars. The junior striker threw up five goals and three assists in two wins over Manasquan last week, including a game in which he recorded a hat trick and assisted three goals of teammate Derek Haaf’s hat trick. Tuschmann has run down Southern’s Kevin Kiernan to take over the Shore Conference lead in goals scored with 19 in 12 games.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Derek Haaf, Colts Neck; Marvin Muñoz Garcia, Neptune; Nico DellaPietro, Wall
Class B Central Player of the Week
Elvis Gonzalez, Henry Hudson
The Admirals have made progress this season with some good young players who have made Henry Hudson a more competitive team in the B Central division. One of those emerging players is Gonzalez and the junior enjoyed a big week last week, when he scored three goals in two wins over Keyport. Gonzalez scored twice in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over the Red Raiders and added another goal in Thursday’s 2-1 victory.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Jean Roody Salomon, Asbury Park; Jaquan Lunsford, Asbury Park; Chefeston Simeus, Asbury Park
Class B South Player of the Week
Schuyler Jodice, Barnegat
Barnegat is still searching for its first win but the Bengals have two noteworthy draws this season – the first of which came against first-place Pinelands in the second week of the season and the second coming this past week. After Donovan Catholic raced out to a 3-1 lead on the Bengals, Jodice – who also scored the first Bengals goal of the game went to work. The junior scored in the 50th minute to make the score 3-2 and again in the 57th to even the game at 3-3, which is how the match ended after 20 minutes of extra time.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Danny Gallagher, Point Boro; James Cahill, Pinelands; Johnny Hart, Pinelands; Roberto Pelaez, Lakewood; Owen Edwards, Manchester; Preston Kyriakoulis, Donovan Catholic; Noah Hamouda, Lacey; Jesus Avila, Lakewood
Adam Havens, Freehold Twp.
The Patriots kept rolling last week as they shift their attention toward winning another postseason title to end this season and add to last year’s Shore Conference Tournament title. Havens was a factor in all three wins, starting with a two-goal performance in a 3-0 win over Middletown South last Monday. Havens followed that up with another goal in a 2-0 win over Howell and assisted Josh Hocheiser’s goal Friday in a 1-0 Patriots win over the Rebels.
Matt Kline, Holmdel
With Holmdel working around a string of injuries, Kline made the move from left outside fullback to striker and has emerged as a reliable scoring source for the Hornets. During Holmdel’s biggest week of the season, Kline showed up by scoring a goal in each of the Hornets’ wins over Raritan, which effectively clinched them first place in the Class A Central standings. Kline scored the first goal in a 2-0 win over the Rockets last Monday and gave Holmdel a 2-1 lead in what ended as a 3-2 Hornets win on Wednesday.