Boys Soccer – Week 4 Surf Taco Player of the Week: Ki Costa, Point Beach
Week 4 Surf Taco Boys Soccer Player of the Week
Ki Costa, Point Beach
Point Beach is officially the Shore Conference Class B Central champion for the first time ins five years and Costa's performance last week helped cover a lot of the heavy lifting necessary to get there. From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, Costa doubled his goal total for the season, scoring five in two wins over Asbury Park and Ranney to up his season total to 10. The senior scored two in a 4-0 win over Asbury Park and put up a hat trick in a 3-1 win over the Panthers.
Costa's run continued into this week as well, as the senior midfielder assisted the first-half equalizer and scored the winner in the 68th minute of a 2-1 win over St. Rose that clinched the Class B Central championship. Costa now stands at 13 goals and seven assists for the season.
This week's Player of the Week vote was one of the most competitive on record, with five nominees recording a double-digit percentage of the vote and the winner being decided by half a percentage point. Costa won with 24.42 percent of the 27,823 votes cast to beat out Point Boro goalkeeper Steven Redler, who won 23.92 percent.
Holmdel's Mark McStay (15 percent), Middletown South's Jonathan Santos (14) and Freehold Township's Bennett Messinger (11.5) all drew better than 10 percent of the vote.