Boys Soccer – VOTE: Week 3 Surf Taco Boys Soccer Player of the Week
Each week during the 2022 soccer season, Shore Sports Network will recognize some of the top performers in the Shore Conference over the calendar week and give the fans of the Shore Conference to vote for the overall winner for the Player of the Week. There will be eight candidates, including six Players of the Week from each of the Shore Conference divisions as well as two wild cards.
This week's candidates were selected based on their performances from Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Read about the exploits of the eight candidates and vote for the best of the best to win the latest Player of the Week competition of the 2022 season.
Vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thursday at 10 p.m. The winner will be announced on Friday and awarded a $25 gift card to Surf Taco.
Class A North Player of the Week
Nick Spisak, Howell
Howell got back on track with a 5-0 win over Freehold Boro, in which Spisak scored a goal and dished out an assist to help spearhead the winning effort. To cap the week, Howell clashed with another hot team in Colts Neck and scored a 1-0 win on a second-half goal from Spisak.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Mike Colantonio, Middletown North; Bryce Ocholla, Howell; Cam D’Alterio, CBA; J.P. Candela, Howell
Class A Central Player of the Week
Anthony Cano, Monmouth
Cano scored both goals in Monmouth’s 2-2 draw against St. John Vianney, staking his team to a 2-0 lead before the Lancers rallied. Two days later, Cano scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to Raritan.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Andrew Badalamenti, Raritan; Alec Pentikis, Rumson-Fair Haven; Nick DiNapoli, Shore
Class A South Player of the Week
John Truhan, Central
Truhan terrorized Brick Memorial with a hat trick that led the Golden Eagles to a key win in securing a Shore Conference Tournament berth for his team. Later in the week, Truhan assisted an overtime winner by Keith Swistock that powered Central to a 1-0 win over Jackson Memorial.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Aidan Antonio, Southern; Brody Reynolds, Southern; Ray Keller, Toms River North; Kenny Caruso, Toms River South; Christian Caso, Toms River North; Keith Swistock, Central
Class B North Player of the Week
Danny Herndon, St. John Vianney
The Lancers picked up two ties this week, surrounding a loss to Neptune and Herndon had a hand in all four goals scored by his team. The senior scored both second-half goals to help St. John Vianney rally for a 2-2 draw with Monmouth, then posted a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie against Raritan to cap the week.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Kyle Moore, Colts Neck; Kervins Lafortune, Neptune; Anthony Vasquez, Long Branch; Jeremy Hernandez, Long Branch; Alejandro Cortez, Matawan; Ernst Louisius, Neptune
Class B Central Player of the Week
Diego Nieves, St. Rose
St. Rose responded to a loss to Freehold Boro on Sept. 24 by collecting wins this week over Point Beach and Lacey. Nieves was all over the scoresheet in both wins, scoring two goals in the 5-0 win at Point Beach, then assisted both goals in the Purple Roses’ 2-1 win over Lacey.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Dain Salazar, Asbury Park
Class B South Player of the Week
Mateo Pasqualichio, Lacey
Lacey scored five goals in three games last week and Pasqualichio contributed to all of them. He scored two goals in a 2-0 win over Barnegat, then assisted two in a 2-1 win at Lakewood. The junior closed out the week by scoring a goal in Lacey’s 2-1 loss to St. Rose.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Brody Levy, Donovan Catholic; Muberaq Aderogba, Manchester; John Witkowski, Point Boro; Owen Clearwaters, Point Boro; Jim Capucci, Jackson Liberty; Gerard Cerino, Jackson Liberty
Jairo Chira, Colts Neck
Chira and teammate Kyle Moore combined for one of the best performances by a duo this season when the Cougars traveled to Manasquan last week. While Moore scored the overtime winner as part of a two-goal effort, Chira lead a comeback effort with a hat trick in Colts Neck’s 5-4 win over the Warriors.
Muberaq Aderogba, Manchester
Aderogba started his week off with a hat trick – a fitting performance in a 4-2 win over Red Bank on Senior Night for him and his fellow classmates. Three days later, Aderogba scored the game-winning goal in the second half of a 1-0 win for Manchester over Pinelands.