Sectionals: All-tournament teams


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As I’ve done in each of the past few postseasons, I reached out to each coach whose team at least made it to the quarterfinals and asked for their nominations for our annual all-tournament teams. I tallied up the votes, factored in my own opinions, and then came up with these all-tournament teams for each class.

Remember, these are not my all-star teams, which factor in the the entire season and will be released later this month. This is strictly based on postseason performance.


GK – Mike Bernardi, Mahopac
GK – Jordan Bishop, Ketcham
D – Will Ackerman, Arlington
D – Jason Meshberg, Horace Greeley
D – Brian Vigorita, John Jay-East Fishkill
MF – Zach Salzman, Horace Greeley
MF – Alex Gaujean, Scarsdale
MF – Adam Siff, Horace Greeley
MF – Steven Carias, Port Chester
F – David Verdis, Arlington
F – Nick Tunic, Mamaroneck
F – Chris Shea, Arlington

Honorable mention: Joe DeRosa, GK, Arlington; Emmet Gaffney, MF, Mamaroneck; Ryan Metz, MF, John Jay-East Fishkill; Jordan Rosenthal, GK, Horace Greeley; Dan Weiss, D, Arlington


GK – Jack Weitzman, Byram Hills
GK – Juan Umana, Tappan Zee
D – Otavio Basso, Pelham
D – Jon Pinto, Lakeland
D – Matt Neroda, Pearl River
MF – Charlie Livingstone, Pelham
MF – Javier Casado, Edgemont
MF – Chris Coughlan, Pearl River
MF – Shusake Sato, Keio
F – Aidan Murray, Pelham
F – David Lachs, Byram Hills
F – Brian Chiarello, Pearl River

Honorable mention: Sam Ganeles, D, Byram Hills; Pat Guerin, GK, Pearl River; Naotaka Imoto, D, Keio; Brendan Roche, D, Pelham; Jefferson Santos, MF, Pelham


GK – Kevin Louie, Briarcliff
GK – Scott Wurtzel, Blind Brook
D – Matt Wagner, Bronxville
D – Kaio DaSilva, Valhalla
D – Brad DeSanctis, Blind Brook
MF – Shotaro Oikawa, Rye Neck
MF – Matt Streichler, Blind Brook
MF – Jay Marchese, Haldane
MF – Matthew McCloskey, Bronxville
F – Connor Murphy, North Salem
F – Ben Ovetsky, Irvington
F – Prince Kermue, Woodlands

Honorable mention: Sam Aherne, F, Bronxville; Joe DiBerardino, F, Blind Brook; Jon Cabeca, F, Briarcliff; Aidan Draper, F, Haldane; Jon Goldreich, F, Irvington; Ari Leffell, MF, Solomon Schechter

Photo by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News

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VINCENT Z. MERCOGLIANO has been with The Journal News and since March 2010. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2005 and from Hofstra University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He currently covers boys soccer, wrestling and baseball, while assisting with LoHud's Yankees coverage.


  1. You have Javier Casado over Tom Young in the MF for class A? Is that a joke? Not only is Casado not a midfielder, Young is clearly the way more skilled player!

  2. Class AA.

    The Eastmand kid (for Arlington) who played against us was so good.

    Cant believe he was left off.

    The #4 in arlington’s D was a real pain in our neck.

    Should’ve beat them.

    Good luck to them anyway.