Shore Sports Network Player of the Week - Week 4

Dominic Dos Santos, Pinelands

Pinelands suffered its only loss of the season to date last week in dropping a 2-0 decision to Point Boro on Saturday, but leading up to that game, the Wildcats continued to roll behind Dos Santos and the rest of the junior class.

The 6-foot-3 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, which gave Pinelands victories over two of the top four teams in the Class B South standings. Point Boro is the other top-four team.

Heading into play on Thursday, Dos Santos leads the Wildcats - the No. 3 team in the latest Shore Sports Network Top 10 - with 12 goals and has also assisted six more.

Dos Santos beat out fellow Class B South striker Ryan Flaherty, who became Barnegat's all-time leading scorer last week, to win the Player of the Week distinction. Dos Santos drew more than 50 percent of the nearly 37,000 votes cast, while Flaherty came in a distant second at 19.9 percent. Point Beach junior Ki Costa also cracked 10 percent of the vote (13 percent) while Toms River South keeper Jalen Folsom (9.4 percent) and Middletown North senior Ryan Binn (3.9 percent) each earned more than 1,000 votes.

Pinelands junior Dominic Dos Santos. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Pinelands junior Dominic Dos Santos. (Photo by Matt Manley)


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