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2017 All-New York City Boys Soccer Team

by Elio Velez on
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:50 PM — @eliovelez

Updated Tue, Dec 12, 2017 5:26 PM
2017 All-New York City Boys Soccer Team
Photo by Damion Reid

**Click here to see the 2017 All-New York City Second Team and Honorable Mention**

2017 All-New York City Boys Soccer Player of the Year

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Eric Schemitsch
Eric Schemitsch

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder

The senior co-captain was one of the reasons why the Raiders captured its first CHSAA Class AA Intersectional championship. A three-year starter was the box-to-box midfielder that compiled 8 goals and 7 assists while adding a goal along with an assist in a 3-1 title game victory over Fordham Prep. 

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2017 All-New York City Boys Soccer Coach of the Year

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Vincent Catapano
Vincent Catapano

Position:Head Coach

The Raiders head coach lead a strong mix of seniors and underclassmen to one of the best seasons in the history of the program. Regis earned the Archdiocesan title for the first time since 2002, captured its first Intersectional AA title and just fell a goal short in overtime of the state catholic final. 

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2017 All-New York City Boys Soccer Team

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Julian Burden
Julian Burden

Grade:Junior
Position:Forward

The junior provided the bulk of the scoring for the Ivy League regular champions with 24 on the season and also added 5 assists. Burden provided a tall target upfront and held up play effectively for his teammates to attack the net. 

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Cameron Bonfils
Cameron Bonfils

Committed to:Stony Brook

Grade:Senior-Beacon
Position:Forward

The four-year varsity player ended a strong playing career by scoring 28 goals and chipping with 16 assists to lead the Blue Demons to its third consecutive PSAL Class A title game appearance. 

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Yaya Bakayoko
Yaya Bakayoko

Grade:Sophomore
Position:Forward- Martin Luther King

The Knights sophomore playmaker was instrumental on the offensive attack by scoring or dishing to his teammates by recording 31 assists and scored 12 goals for the two-time PSAL Class A champions. 

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Drew Dworkin
Drew Dworkin

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder

Displaying quick pace and an eye to pass to his teammates for the high scoring Falcons, the four-year starter scored 23 goals and added 11 assists to help his team reach the NYSAIS state final. 

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Phil Kendler
Phil Kendler

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder-Trinity School

The attacking central midfielder powered Trinity to its first NYSAIS state title by finishing with 21 goals and 12 assists. Kendler was selected to the All-Ivy League team for a second straight season. 

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James Murray
James Murray

Grade:Senior
Position:Midfielder- Fordham Prep

The Rams always had an attacking threat with this midfielder making runs on the wing or through the middle. Murray recorded 14 goals and 9 assists to help Fordham Prep reach its third consecutive title game appearance.  

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Sanoussi Sangary
Sanoussi Sangary

Committed to:St. John's University

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender- Martin Luther King Jr.

The MLK defender and St. John’s University commit is a composed and quick-thinking central defender with the pace to defend the opposition’s top forward along with pushing the ball up field toward his teammates. 

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Brendan Frawley
Brendan Frawley

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

This tall and composed central defender provided experience for the Rams as they tried to defend the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional title this year. Frawley had 5 assists and his goal came in a title defeat to Regis. 

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Shawn Chacko
Shawn Chacko

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

Using his quickness and strength on defense, Chacko was a mainstay in central defense for the Terriers as they earned the CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens regular season title and a berth to the state catholic semifinals. 

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Thomas Mangin
Thomas Mangin

Grade:Senior
Position:Defender

Many opposing offenses had trouble getting past this quick-thinking central defender as Mangin helped the Stanners stay in most games with his steady play and physicality against opponents. 

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Justin Silva
Justin Silva

Grade:Junior
Position:Goalkeeper

A vocal leader in front of his goal and a three-year varsity player, Silva fronted a strong Terriers defense that did not allow many shot attempts in the net.   

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