2015 All-New York City Boys Soccer First Team

by Elio Velez on
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:14 AM — @eliovelez

Updated Thu, Dec 3, 2015 2:57 AM
2015 All-New York City Boys Soccer First Team

Archbishop Molloy's Jesse Rodrigues wins the NYC Player of the Year award. 

Photo by Damion Reid

2015 All-New York City boys soccer Player of the Year

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Jesse Rodrigues
Jesse Rodrigues

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

The senior used his ability to take on defenders, use his strength and finish inside the box for 19 goals this season. Rodrigues scored the game-winning second OT goal with 15 seconds remaining to lead Molloy to a1-0 victory over Fordham Prep in the 2015 CHSAA Class AA city championship. 

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2015 All-New York City boys soccer first team

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Rajohn Hazell Hawkesworth
Rajohn Hazell Hawkesworth

Grade:Junior
Position:Forward

Hawkeswo entered the Martin Luther King starting lineup and made an immediate impact to score 26 goals and 13 assists for one of the top programs in New York City. The Barbados international was a force by making direct runs to the box and using his speed to get past defenders

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Alex Canicatti
Alex Canicatti

Grade:Senior
Position:Forward

His ability to fend off defenders, make important passes to teammates and had strong runs to the box made Canicatti the focal point of the Rams offense. He would score 21 goals and 12 assists for the Archdiocesan regular season and diocesan champions. 

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Cameron Bonfils
Cameron Bonfils

Grade:Sophomore
Position:Forward

Bonfils did a fine job using his strong frame to power the Beacon offense with 21 goals and 7 assists. He scored the biggest goal of the season as his 97th minute tally in the second overtime helped Beacon win 1-0 over Grand Street Campus in the city championship game.

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Jake Barry
Jake Barry

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder

Barry continued to provide Poly Prep with an attacking presence in the final third of the field to score 16 goals, 10 assists and was a team co-captain who helped the team reach the NYSAIS state semifinals. 

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Luke McNamara
Luke McNamara

Grade:Junior
Position:Midfielder

After serving as a role player in his sophomore season, McNamara made an effortless move into the starting lineup as an attacking midfielder for the Rams. He scored 12 goals and 5 assists as Fordham Prep won the Archdiocesan title and advance to the city championship final.

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Justin Miller
Justin Miller

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder

A tireless and hard-working midfielder made his mark in helping Riverdale win back-to-back NYSAIS state championships with 7 goals and 3 assists in the 2015 season. Miller scored the game-winning penalty kick to help Riverdale defeat Poly Prep in the semifinals.

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Kyle Hoffman
Kyle Hoffman

Grade:Junior
Position:Defender

At the beginning of the season, Hoffman was originally a midfielder but injuries to a few starters forced the junior to play in the center of the defense. The switch proved seamless as Hoffman’s quick instincts played a huge role in Molloy winning the city championship. 

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Chris Foy
Chris Foy

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

Foy displayed strong leadership and was able to match up well against the opposition’s top scorer by using his strength along with his mobility to help Beacon win its first city championship since 2010. 

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Diego Lezcano
Diego Lezcano

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

The Commodores captain provided a calm presence and was part of a big run at the end of the season to power the team to the PSAL Class A semifinals. Bayside’s defense allowed just one goal in the last 9 games and helped to defeated top-seed MLK in the quarterfinals. 

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Sam Barovick
Sam Barovick

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

The senior provided leadership for mobile presence in the Falcons back four defense. Barovick only scored two career goals but it proved vital as his tally in a semifinal win and in the first half helped Riverdale win 2-0 in the NYSAIS state title game over UNIS.

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Carter Dutton-Kneaves
Carter Dutton-Kneaves

Grade:Junior
Position:Goalkeeper

A tall presence in front of the Beacon net, the player known as ‘Iceman’ allowed five goals in the regular season and made a big contribution in the Blue Demons PSAL Class A championship run. Kneaves made two-penalty kick saves in a semifinal win and 12 in the title game.

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2015 All-New York City boys soccer Coach of the Year

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Andrew FitzGerald
Andrew FitzGerald

FitzGerald has continued to lift a once dormant program ago into winners after guiding the Falcons to its second straight NYSAIS state title. Despite graduating key players from the 2014 title team, the fifth-season coach kept his team focused down the stretch to win 8 games in a row to end the season. 

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