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    2016 Boys’ Soccer All-Scholastics

    Braintree High School head soccer coach Gary Burke (R) talks to his players after the first half against Framingham High School at Framingham High School in Framingham, Massachusetts on September 14, 2016. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe
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    Braintree coach Gary Burke was named Division 1 Coach of the Year.

    Players of the Year

    Division 1: Stefan Jameson, Braintree

    A three-year starter, Jameson received an All-New England nod after notching 23 points and delivering the Wamps their first Division 1 South sectional title in 35 years. He is the 2016 Bay State Carey MVP.

    Division 2: Rufus Adams, Duxbury

    The senior goalkeeper kept 10 clean sheets and posted a goals-against average of 0.64 to earn All-America honors. Adams was the No. 1-ranked player in EMass and the Patriot League MVP. He plans to study engineering in college.

    Division 3: Jackson Fletcher, Wayland

    The senior midfielder anchored a defense that surrendered just one goal in five postseason matches as the Warriors cruised to their second state title in three years. Fletcher is a Dual County League All-Star and an All-State selection.

    Division 4: Mathias Loft, Cohasset


    The two-time South Shore League MVP lifted the Skippers to the 2016 Division 4 South title with 19 goals and eight assists. He recorded 74 career points. Loft is committed to playing soccer at Union College.


    Mathew Abrantes, Somerville, senior

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    Abrantes, a 5-foot-6 center back, piloted a Highlanders back line that registered 10 shutouts and limited opponents to 12 goals in 20 games. The Eastern Mass. All-Star was a 2016 All-State pick and the Greater Boston League MVP.

    Justin Burns, Walpole, senior

    Five of Burns’s 10 goals were game-winners as the Rebels coasted to the Bay State Herget title. A member of the 2016 All-State team, the three-year starter was Herget MVP. Next fall, Burns will play soccer at Mass. Maritime.

    Bryan Gilbert, Masconomet, senior

    The All-New England forward recorded 25 goals and 11 assists to lead the Chieftans (22-3-1) to their second straight Division 2 North title. Gilbert, the 2016 Cape Ann League MVP, ended his three-year varsity career with 40 goals.

    Ryan Horan, Norwell, senior

    The three-time South Shore League All-Star racked up 15 goals and 17 assists from the midfield position, earning league MVP honors. A 2016 All-State selection, the senior is headed to Franklin and Marshall College for soccer.

    Sean Keenan, Archbishop Williams, senior


    The striker recorded 26 goals and 14 assists and is the school’s all-time leader in career points (108). Keenan, the Catholic Central League MVP, led the Bishops to two Division 4 South sectional crowns and the 2015 state title.

    Jacob LaBranche, Nauset, senior

    The All-American scored 10 goals and distributed a team-high 16 assists from the right midfield. LaBranche co-captained the Warriors to the Division 2 state championship and finished his career with 27 goals and 45 assists.

    Tyler Mann, King Philip, junior

    The attacking midfielder tallied a team-high 12 goals and added five assists to lead the Warriors (17-2-2) to the Hockomock League crown. Mann was voted league MVP and earned All-New England and All-State honors.

    James McCully, Nauset, junior

    The center attacking midfielder topped the 2016 scoring leaderboard with 38 goals, finishing one short of the school record his father and Nauset head coach, John McCully, set in 1979. McCully was named to the All-State team.

    Frankyn Mendez, Bishop Feehan, senior

    The four-year starter at center midfield scored eight goals and dished out seven assists in 2016, earning his second consecutive All-State selection. Mendez led the Shamrocks (18-3-1) to the Division 2 South final.

    Justin Miranda, Winchester, senior


    Miranda’s 31 goals and 42 points both topped the 2016 Middlesex League leaderboard as the Sachems captured the Liberty division title. The forward was named league MVP and was voted to the All-State team.

    Adam Pforr, Weymouth, sophomore

    As a striker, Pforr led the Wildcats (12-6-3) with 22 points and was named to the Eastern Mass. All-Star team. He netted four postseason goals in the Wildcats’ run to the Division 1 South semifinals, bringing his season total to 16.

    Oliver Priebe, Brookline, senior

    The All-State center back played every minute for the Warriors the last three seasons and in 2016 led a defense that posted nine shutouts and conceded just 11 goals in 18 games. He is a member of the National Honor Society.

    Coaches of the Year

    Division 1: Gary Burke, Braintree

    The two-time EMSCA Coach of the Year guided the Wamps to their first Bay State League and Division 1 South title since 1981. He is also the director of coaching for the local Commonwealth Football Club.

    Division 2: John McCully, Nauset

    Outscoring their opponents 108-1, the Warriors capped a dream 23-0 season with the school’s first state title since 1979, when McCully set a Nauset record with 39 goals. McCully has more than 250 wins in18 years as head coach.

    Division 3: David Gavron, Wayland

    The Warriors (16-3-2) won their second Division 3 state championship in three years. Gavron, a St. Anselm College alumnus and the 2014 EMSCA Division 3 North Coach of the Year, is 96-53-31 in nine seasons at Wayland.

    Division 4: Apolinario Barros, Boston International

    In his second season as head coach, Barros led the Lions to an 18-2-3 record and the school’s first Division 4 North sectional crown in its 13-year history. Boston International also captured the 2016 city title.


    Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: KC Sinha, Victor Viana. Falmouth: Chris Parkinson. Marshfield: Jack Hirschfield, Nick Petrillo. Nauset: Vance Bates, Andre Bois, Ethan Craven, Jacob LaBranche, James McCully, Ben Mulholland, Hayden Yakola. Sandwich: Robert Anderson, Ryan Beaton, Dylan DeBettencourt, Josh MacLeod.

    Bay State — Braintree: Stefan Jameson, Liam Kelley, Jonathan Yeragolelis. Brookline: Zach Knopf, Oliver Priebe. Framingham: Nick Bernardi, Jared Nardizzi, Dylan O’Brien. Milton: Liam Donelan, Josh Madden. Natick: Dillon Arno. Needham: Michael Aksman, Kyle Brady, Michael McShane. Newton North: Matt Mackowski. Norwood: Jose Osorto. Walpole: Justin Burns, Devin Moore, Kevin Sullivan. Wellesley: Willy Corkhill, Teddy Lasch. Weymouth: Drew Lovely, Adam Pforr.

    Big Three — Brockton: Rilton Carvalho, Ardlley Do Canto, Cristiano Martins, Lucas Spinola. Durfee: Nathan Carvalho, Gabriel De Oliveira, Andrea Massarini, Justin Moniz, Nilin Nehra, Leandro Oliveira. New Bedford: Justin Barros, Ethan Faria, Kendall Pacheco.

    Boston City — Boston International: Jesus Batiz, Adonis Lopes Centeio, Jailson Teixeria. Brighton: Cristian Berlioz, Muhammed Omar, Luis Perez. Burke: Edmilson Ianick Pires, Francisco Silveira, Yuran Teixeira. Charlestown: Samuel Chavez, Tomas Quino, Jeffrey Toro. CASH: Teshawn Bowman Gandy, Lucky Jean, Jovadinho Joseph. East Boston: Sebastian Macias, Julio Melgarm, Leandro Villa. Latin Academy: Steven Dycaj, Emmett Smith, McNeill Somers. Madison Park: Valdir DePina, Carolos Soares, Rayuane Walker. New Mission: Armando Bahena, Shivnarine McKenzie, Leonardo Sousa. O’Bryant: Jose Alvardo-Solis, Llias Beriane, Medhi Fatmi. Snowden: Marlon Deleon, Ramsey Jean Juste, Mario Pineda. South Boston: Vu Duong, An Nguyen, Andrew Paridis. Tech Boston: Stevenson Cadet, Fredlien Dieuveuille, Carmello Joseph. West Roxbury: Meberd Antoine, Josue Herrera, Woodjerry Joseph.

    Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Will McCutcheon. Cape Cod Tech: Antonis Georgas, Lyncoln Souza. Falmouth Academy: Theo Guerin. Monomoy: Akeem Bucknor, Sean Spies. Nantucket: Christopher Amaya, Andrew Dawson, Mario Reyes, Carter Snell. Rising Tide Charter: James Gurney. St. John Paul II: Ryan Bradley, Trevor Millikin. Sturgis East: Mark Agostinelli, Sawyer Gibbons, Jake LaMotte. Sturgis West: Thomas McCormack.

    Cape Ann — Georgetown: Brendan Willis. Hamilton-Wenham: Ben Danforth, Zach Papanicolaou. Ipswich: Max Benford. Lynnfield: Will Klotzbier, Matt Seelig. Manchester Essex: Cole Hay, Marco Kaper. Masconomet: Mike Budrewicz, Bryan Gilbert, Evan Glass, Josh Polakiewicz. Newburyport: Nick Aquaviva. North Reading: Anthony Tramontozzi. Pentucket: Liam McDonough. Rockport: Gideon Roell.

    Catholic Central— Archbishop Williams: Ryan Brady, Pat Hagerty, Connor Hawker, Sean Keenan. Arlington Catholic: James Matthews, Alex Tavitian. Austin Prep: Logan Bravo, Mitch Kennedy, Matt Mangano. Bishop Fenwick: Eric Flaherty, Brian Harrington, Tony Maida, Jimmy Moore. Cardinal Spellman: Wyatt Ansel, Leemar Baptista, Pat Gildea, Ryan Parcels. St. Mary's: Christian Coulibard, Chris Garcia, Olyshua George, Richard Mateo, Nolan Perez.

    Catholic Conference — BC High: Mike Ball, Tim Dardinski, Jack Egan, Manny Pestana. Catholic Memorial: Mark Scanlon, Edilberto Trinadade. Malden Catholic: Cam Kelly, Cam Martin. St. John’s Prep: Brian Brennan, Kevin Casey, Scott Crowley, Aidan Dooley, Jack Sorensen. Xaverian: Travor Gleason, Dante Mancini, Brendan O’Neil.

    Commonwealth — Chelsea: Carlos Cartagena, Carlos Cruz, Angel Ruiz, Humberto Suarez, Kevin Torres. Essex Tech: Cathal Ganly, Ruben Monterroso, Matt Page, Ned Sherman, Ella Spiess. Greater Lawrence: Savian Cabrera, Samuel Gens, Pedro Lopez, Christopher Rodriguez. Greater Lowell: Ian Kirumira, Jimmy Raposo, Elerson Roesler. Lynn Tech: Edson Alas, Isaac Perez, Santiago Zuluaga. Minuteman: Alex Gonzalez, Hayden Lombardi, Steven Shaw. Mystic Valley: Tommy Callahan, Michael Carlino Jr., Lukas Drahos, Alex Maher, Julian Ospina. Northeast: Pedro Carbonera, Juan Chici Correra, Kevin Mesa, David Orellana, Sebastian Rendon Sabas. Shawsheen: Sam Chebook, Jake Kraus, Shawn Marshall. Whittier: Elaisha Dathus, Tyler Hrubes, Israel Recillas.

    Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Justin Abreu, Liam Hanlon, Ben Ludwick. Bedford: Tim Cowen, Justin Hafer, Zack Stevens. Boston Latin: Alex Kim, Ethan Kim, Vladamir Ventura, Mark Williamson, Owen Woodcock. Concord-Carlisle: Jack Fell, Kyle Jackson, Jake Muller, Spencer Royal. Lincoln-Sudbury: Rory Bordiuk, Landon Decesare-Fousek, Xan Ottenberg, Sam Ryan. Newton South: Natanal Ervin, Marcus Williams, Noah Witing. Waltham: John Bbosa, Ibrahim Kyeyuna. Wayland: Jackson Fletcher, Cam Gordon, Charlie Halliwell, Michael Jones, Joe Lyons. Westford: Jose Andrade, Derek Jones, Nick Mehlhorn. Weston: Henry Osborne.

    Greater Boston— Everett: Jason Castro, Caio Costa, Gabriel Meireles, Pablo Miranda. Malden: Sam Pettigrew, Mateus Silva. Medford: Joshua Crespo, Igor DeSousa-Vieira, Owen Miller. Somerville: Mathew Abrantes, Matthew Abrantes-Souza, Luis Mendez, Paulo Sergio Pereira Filho, Spencer Pitkin, Luke Spearing.

    Hockomock — Attleboro: Nick Hasenfus, Harry Lancaster. Canton: Paul Corcoran, Jake Verille. Foxborough: Anthony Barreira, Jeff Melo. Franklin: Farley Asmath, Hatim Brahimi. King Philip: Colby Koch, Tyler Mann, Cam Mullins, Eli O’Neill. Mansfield: James Chotkowski, Max Gurnon, Nick Hyland. Milford: Marcello Panno, Pedro Sampaio. North Attleborough: John Brennan. Oliver Ames: Matt Campbell, Nathaniel Cardoza, Thomas McCormick. Sharon: Shalin Patel, Ben Stamm. Stoughton: Lucus Loubensky, Tyler Melo. Taunton: Daniel DeAndrade.

    Mayflower — Avon: Cam Clark. Bishop Connolly: John Aguilar, Jacob Castro, Ruben Faria. Blue Hills: Eiandaniel Aguilar, Hassan Fahad, Alexis Reinoso. Bristol-Plymouth: Nate Pinard, Jose Velez, Isaac Viveiros. Diman: Colin Melo, Elijah Moniz, Dominic Rocha, Brandoh Souza. Holbrook: McKenley Dessin. Norfolk Aggie: Tom Eckert, Matt Roche. Old Colony: Mason Ashburn, Paul Soucy, Zach Soucy, Ryan Vieira. Sacred Heart: Brandon Carroll, Kyle Coleman, Matt Dunn. South Shore Voc-Tech: Jeromy Andrade, Noah Sinatra. Southeastern: Matthew Reilly. Tri-County: Kayo Oliveira. Upper Cape: Ben Cardoso, Cory Sullivan, Tyler Todesco. West Bridgewater: Matthew Lawler, Lucas Sarantopoulos. Westport: Elijah Desilva.

    Merrimack Valley — Andover: Stas Curreri, Jeff Hunt, Raini Huynh, Edgar Mauge. Billerica: Kyle Canario, Tom Casey, Matteo Cugno, Bobby Hartshorn, Pat Hickey. Central Catholic: Justin Dansereau, Austin Evans, Kyle Ouellette, Davonn Smith. Chelmsford: Chris Babcock, Josh Ofosu. Dracut: Sean Nugent, Casey Rivera. Lawrence: Xavier Sanchez, Daller Ucles. Lowell: Kyle Alves, Richard Bokaye, Damon Deocleciano, Mayele Malango, Prince Moye, Hugo Pereira. Methuen: Ross Ferullo, Josh Rogato. North Andover: Eric Duffy, Matthew Manteiga, Stephen Sabile, Daniel Sarro, Camren Twuomi, Austin Ward. Tewksbury: Ameen Kalkhoran, Marco Martinez, Raphael Perez.

    Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Brian Pukmel, Victor Ramirez, Orlando Rodrigues. Melrose: Joe Connelly, Nick Cordeau. Stoneham: Caio Barbosa. Wakefield: Braedan Langlois, Mike Leven. Watertown: Dante Cimino, Jackson Da Silva, Robert Danielian, Carlos Eduardo. Wilmington: Dave Bell, Nick Haddad.

    Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Lloyd Cleary, Phineas Santello, Tommaso Valagussa. Belmont: Luckson Dambo, Nate Esplin, Daron Hamparian, Ed Stafford. Lexington: Hagop Kouchakdjian, Sagan Patarroyo-White. Reading: Nathan Plano, Matt Rainville. Winchester: Matteo Bianchini, Yasmine Boukari, Mia Carazza, Jake Cohen, Justin Miranda, Jay Poskitt, Christian Suvak. Woburn: Victor Milioni.

    Patriot — Duxbury: Rufus Adams, Jose DaSilva, Mike Gavin. Hanover: Zach Chase, Brett Croke, Ryan Hennessy, Garret Madison, Brennan Taylor. Hingham: Campbell Davies, Andrew Hickey, Owen Murray, Devon Oakley. North Quincy: Stephan Coble. Pembroke: Trevor Murdock, Gabe Noguer, Dan O’Neil, Sal Perrotta, Christian Pulselli. Plymouth North: Dan Rodrigues. Plymouth South: Cam Brenner. Quincy: Benito Carvalho, Tristan McCormick, Paulo Soares. Scituate: Ryan Baker, Dave Murray, Jack O’Connor. Silver Lake: Michael Donovan, William Eddy, Justin Keating, Patrick McMahon, Owen Nally. Whitman-Hanson: Connor Keane.

    South Shore — Abington: Dylan Gately. Carver: Reed McEnaney, Jason Showan, Connor Skinner. Cohasset: George Bryan, Grant Guempel, Mathias Loft, Cam Pattison. East Bridgewater: Matt Condon, George Dixon. Hull: Bryan Ramos, Jared Strong. Mashpee: Ryan Boyd, Austin Gray, Chris Perrone. Middleborough: John Taylor. Norwell: Will Anastos, Connor Grant, Ryan Horan, Brendan O’Sullivan, Tyler Study, Michael Ward. Randolph: Patrick Hinds, Kevin Silva, Eddy Teixeira. Rockland: Jake Crawford, Lucas Goncalves, Darcy Guimares, Liam Lenihan.

    Tri-Valley— Ashland: Luke Nutting. Bellingham: Ernesto Ramirez. Dover-Sherborn: Robby Black, Sam Hartley, Erik Linden, John Muckstadt, Eli Yasuna. Holliston: Adam Gilbert, Jake Obid, Kyle Papulis. Hopkinton: Ryan Branch. Medfield: Jack Cahill. Medway: Rob Dunne, Luke Olsen, Kevin Roberts, Colin Smith. Millis: Bo Caliais. Norton: Eben Degbor, Jordan Lach, Ian Pereira. Westwood: Lucas Bachiller, Declan Mee.

    How we picked the team

    The All-Scholastic boys’ soccer team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass. leagues. Text by Griffin Connolly. Photos by Mark Lorez.