Boys Soccer – Vote: Week 4 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 four. Continue scrolling to the bottom of the page to vote.
Class A North Player of the Week
Wilby Alfred, Neptune
Neptune won twice this week to climb over .500 and Alfred had a major role in both wins. He scored one of the team’s two goals in a 2-1 win over Marlboro, then contributed two goals and two assists in the Scarlet Fliers’ 4-0 handling of Colts Neck.
Honorable Mention: Mike Anello, Howell; Dylan Schembri, Neptune; Joe Lozowski, CBA
Class A Central Player of the Week
Justin McStay, Holmdel
Holmdel started its week with a close call and capped it with the most lopsided game of the Shore Conference season. In both games, McStay was in the middle of the action, scoring a goal in a 2-1 win over Raritan and putting up three goals and two assists in a 10-0 annihilation of St. John Vianney.
Honorable Mention: Jeremy Nives, Rumson-Fair Haven; Giovani Barsoum, Matawan; Owen Greengrove, Rumson-Fair Haven; Kieran Kane, St. John Vianney
Class A South Player of the Week
Jalen Folsom, Toms River South
The Indians jumped back into the Class A South race this week by going 2-0-1. Folsom helped preserve both a win and a tie this week, throwing up shutouts against both Southern in a 1-0 win and Jackson Memorial in a scoreless draw. In the Southern game, Folsom saved a penalty kick to keep the score 1-0 while Southern enjoyed a man advantage for the final 20 minutes.
Honorable Mention: Dan Russo, Jackson Memorial; Ed Jacoby, Jackson Memorial; Christian Zamora, Toms River East; Logan Romero, Toms River East; Matt Babcock, Toms River South; Brad Bischoff, Southern; Erik Fatovic, Brick Memorial
Class B North Player of the Week
Ryan Binn, Middletown North
Middletown North’s week ended with a loss to Red Bank Catholic that could wind up sinking the Lions’ hopes of challenging for the B North title, but it was still an excellent individual week for Binn. In addition to scoring the only Middletown North goal in that loss to RBC, the senior recorded a hat trick in a win over Manasquan and started the week with a goal in a 2-1 win over Freehold Boro.
Honorable Mention: Riley Powers, Wall; Brian Waltsak, Monmouth; Steve Carton, Ocean; Blaise Tamburi, Red Bank Catholic; Joel Burgos, Monmouth; Elias Brandimarte, Ocean
Class B Central Player of the Week
Ki Costa, Point Beach
Costa started his week strong with a goal to give Point Beach a 1-0 lead over Manasquan and although the Warriors rallied to win in overtime, it showed Point Beach can run with a B North team. From there, Costa scored a goal and an assist in a crucial 5-1 win over St. Rose and capped the week with four goals in an 8-3 win over Ranney.
Honorable Mention: Liam Stewart, Mater Dei Prep; Dave Calloway, St. Rose; Luckenson Joseph, Asbury Park; Davensky JoinVilmar, Asbury Park
Class B South Player of the Week
Ryan Flaherty, Barnegat
This week was a record-setting one for Flaherty, who became Barngat’s all-time leading scorer. He also happened to do it with one of the best individual games of the season, which saw Flaherty pump in five goals in a win over a Lakewood side that entered the game second place in Class B South. Flaherty also had a hat trick earlier in the week against Manchester.
Honorable Mention: Dom Dos Santos, Pinelands; Sean Yurgel, Jackson Liberty; Aniello Lubrano, Pinelands; Matt Moran, Point Boro; Devin Ortiz, Manchester; Riley Hunt, Lacey; Josh Montoute, Jackson Liberty
Dominic Dos Santos, Pinelands
If not for Flaherty’s performance against Lakewood, Dos Santos might have had the defining performance of the week and, perhaps, the entire B South season. The junior scored four goals in a 6-1 win at Lacey, including three in the first 24 minutes. Dos Santos also added an assist in a 3-0 win over Lakewood two days later.
Shane Keenan, CBA
Keenan has been a rock in goal for CBA all season and it’s past due for him to be a candidate in this spot. The Colts keeper posted two more shutouts this week, one against Manalapan and another against Freehold Boro. Keenan currently leads the Shore Conference with eight clean sheets and, with the help of his defense, has allowed only one goal in CBA’s seven divisional games.