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Billy Sasso, Sr., Midfielder, Freehold Township

Freehold Township senior midfielder Billy Sasso. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Freehold Township senior midfielder Billy Sasso. (Photo by Ray Richardson).

Sasso, a York College recruit, had a fantastic three-game stretch for the surging Patriots to lead them to the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals and within one win of tying for the Class A North division title.

In a 9-2 victory over Howell that forced a three-way tie atop A North, Sasso won 6 of 10 face-offs against Zack Ornstein, also one of the Shore's best face-off men, while scoring twice and picking up a game-high 10 ground balls.

He followed that up with two goals and three assists while going 8-for-11 on draws in an 18-4 victory over Middletown South.

In the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament, the sixth-seeded Patriots topped 11th-seeded Lacey 9-3. Sasso scored five goals, assisted on another and picked up seven ground balls. He also went 12 of 14 on face-offs and scored the game's first three goals in a span of one minute.

For the season, Sasso leads the Patriots with 36 goals and is second in assists (14) and points (50) while winning 71 percent of face-offs.

The Patriots take on third-seeded Christian Brothers Academy on Thursday in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals.






Honorable Mention

Joey Appio, Jr., Attackman, Ocean

Pat Felstedt, So., Midfielder, Manasquan

Matt Ferullo, Jr., Attackman, Jackson Liberty

Ricky Gerena, Sr., Midfielder, Barnegat

Bryan Hess, So., Midfielder, Rumson-Fair Haven

Mickey Holland, So., Midfielder, Brick

Peter Schlendorf, So., Midfielder, Donovan Catholic

Bailey Sharpe, Sr., Attackman, Brick Memorial

Lucas Sirotniak, Sr., Attackman, Lacey

Chris Smith, Sr., Midfield, Southern

Shay Walczak, Jr., Attackman, CBA



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