Soccer – Surf Taco Week 9 Boys and Girls Players of the Week: Aidan Tisony and Mackenzie Tranberg
SSN Surf Taco Week 9 Boys Soccer Player of the Week
Aidan Tisony, Ocean
The sophomore did not score a goal in either of Ocean’s 1-0 road wins in the state tournament, but Tisony assisted the deciding goal in each. He set up senior Eli Brandimarte’s winner in a 1-0 win over Hopewell Valley and crossed a ball to the head of senior Rob Lopes for the go-ahead goal against No. 3 Steinert.
After failing to reach the Shore Conference Tournament for a chance to defend their title, the 11th-seeded Spartans made it back to the Central Jersey Group III championship game for the third straight year and fourth time in five years. After coming off the bench last season, Tisony finished this year as the team's overall leading scorer with 12 goal and eight assists.
Tisony beat out a pair of goalkeepers - Anthony Virone (Ranney) and Dominick Santaniello (Monmouth) - to win the Player of the Week award and will be rewarded with a $25 gift card to Surf Taco.
SSN Surf Taco Week 9 Girls Soccer Player of the Week
Mackenzie Tranberg, Wall
Wall won its third sectional final in four years by toppling Governor Livingston in Thursday's Central Group II championship game. During its run to the final, Tranber wa a force, scoring six goals between two wins over North Plainfield and Rahway during the first two rounds of the tournament.
The senior midfielder posted two goals in an 8-0 rout of North Plainfield and accounted for all five goals in a 5-0 win over Rahway in the next round. She score four times in the quarterfinals and assisted the other goal by junior Olivia Ramiz.
Tranberg opted to return to high school soccer this season after exclusively playing academy soccer the past two seasons and on top of earning a $25 gift card to Surf Taco for this week's Player of the Week win, she and her Wall teammates will play for a spot in the Group II final Tuesday night against Haddonfield in the Group II semifinal at Hopewell Valley High School.