Boys Soccer – Vote: Week 3 SSN Player of the Week
At the end of each week, eight Shore Conference soccer players are nominated for the Player of the Week Online Award. Senior Editor Matt Manley will select a Player of the Week from each of the six Shore Conference divisions and two wild cards that can come from any of the divisions. The Shore Sports Network readers will then have two days to vote for their choice for Player of the Week, with the winner announced at the completion of the voting period. This week's voting period ends on Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Here are the nominees for week two. Continue scrolling to the bottom of the page to vote.
Class A North Player of the Week
Kevin Finn, Freehold Township
Finn scored one goal in each of Freehold Township’s three games this week, which included a 2-1 loss to CBA and wins over Marlboro and Manalapan. Finn’s goal against CBA tied the game at 1-1 in the 68th minute and he scored the second of two Freehold Township goals in the two wins.
Honorable Mention: Mike Anello, Howell; Dominic Bellomo, CBA; Justin Goldberg, Manalapan; Abel Herrera, Freehold Boro
Class A Central Player of the Week
Leonardo Montesinos, Shore
Montesinos rung up four goals last week, including a hat trick in a 5-0 win over St. John Vianney. He also scored the second Shore goal in a wild 5-3 Blue Devils win over Red Bank Regional to start the week. Shore picked up the two division wins before losing a lopsided affair to undefeated Haddonfield.
Honorable Mention: Anthony Arena, Holmdel; Justin McStay, Holmdel; Ryan Goggins, Raritan; Leo Maita, Rumson-Fair Haven
Class A South Player of the Week
Erik Fatovic, Brick Memorial
Not only did Fatovic scored six goals last week; he scored three of them in Brick Memorial’s biggest win to date. The senior striker scored all three Mustangs goals in a 3-2 win over three-time division champion Toms River South, then added a goal against Central and two more against Jackson Liberty later in the week.
Honorable Mention: Dan Russo, Jackson Memorial; Ethan Leming, Southern; Dylan Blauvelt, Southern; Dustin Urbaczek, Toms River South; Ruben Gallo, Toms River South
Class B North Player of the Week
Renan Azevedo, Long Branch
Azevedo was all over Long Branch’s stat sheet last week, scoring or assisting seven of the Green Wave’s 11 goals in its three wins. He scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Middletown South, put in all three in a 3-1 win over Manasquan, and chipped in a goal and two assists during a 6-1 rout of Monmouth.
Honorable Mention: Joel Burgos, Monmouth; Tommy Johnson, Manasquan; Riley Powers, Wall; Danny Minze, Middletown South
Class B Central Player of the Week
Davensky JoinVilmar, Asbury Park
For the second time this season, JoinVilmar is the B Central Player of the Week by a wide margin. The Blue Bishops senior scored six times in three games, including his second four-goal performance of the season in a 4-2 win over Ranney. He also scored one each in a 4-2 win over Point Beach and a 2-1 loss at Ewing.
Honorable Mention: Ki Costa, Point Beach; Justin Vidal, Mater Dei Prep, Alex Atno, Point Beach
Class B South Player of the Week
Steve Redler, Point Boro
Point Boro went a remarkable 322 minutes – more than five hours – without scoring a goal and what’s even more remarkable is Redler conceded just one goal during his team’s scoring drought. Last week, Redler pitched 100-minute shutouts in draws vs. Donovan Catholic and Manchester, then finally got a win for his efforts when the Panthers broke through against St. Rose on Saturday, 3-0.
Honorable Mention: Kristian Talas, Lakewood; Ricky Norman, Barnegat; Matt White, Barnegat
Dan Russo, Jackson Memorial
The Jaguars remained red-hot to start the season and this past week, it was Russo who helped keep them that way. The sophomore scored two goals in a 6-1 win over St. Rose, another one in a 3-1 win over Toms River East and two more in a 2-1 win over Steinert to cap a five-goal week.
Tommy Johnson, Manasquan
Manasquan’s standout freshman has scored six goals in his team’s last four games, including four in three games last week. He scored one each in losses to Wall and Long Branch, then found the net twice in a 3-0 win over Red Bank Catholic that snapped Manasquan’s five-game losing streak.