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December 9, 2013

Eagle-Tribune Soccer All-Stars: Record-setting Skarbelis named MVP

Player School Class Position

Declan Collins Andover Sr. Midfield

Jared Warren Georgetown Sr. Forward

Joseano Tavares Lawrence Sr. Midfield

Salah Baladi Methuen Sr. Midfield

*Mike Skarbelis North Andover Sr. Forward

Andrew Valdes North Andover Sr. Forward

Jeff Warden North Andover Sr. Defense

Harley Kearney Pelham Sr. Forward

Brendan Sullivan Pentucket Jr. Forward

Tim Wood Pinkerton Sr. Defense

Tommy Martin Pinkerton Sr. Midfield

Todd Righini Salem Jr. Forward

Shaun Howard Sanborn Sr. Keeper

James Baiguy Windham Sr. Midfield

David Carbonello Windham Jr. Midfield

Jacob Fudge Whittier Sr. Forward

*Denotes Eagle-Tribune MVP

DECLAN COLLINS, Andover Senior Midfielder

All-MVC. Quad-captain. Andover’s leading scorer with seven goals and two assists. Helped team to 8-6-4 record and playoff berth after missing postseason previous two years. “Declan is a smart and technical soccer player who has great skill and vision,” coach Jim Saalfrank said. “With his hard work and keen sense of the game time, he is always in the right place at the right time.”

JARED WARREN, Georgetown Senior Forward

All-CAL. Scored 19 goals with nine assists. Tallied two goals and an assist as No. 5 Georgetown upset top-seeded Lowell Catholic 4-1 in Division 4 North semifinals. Led Royals to North title. “Jared is a special player who was able to dominate games with his physical and technical play,” coach Matt Laut said. “His desire to win is second to none.” Also a lacrosse standout.

JOSEANO TAVARES, Lawrence Senior Midfielder

Names All-MVC for the second straight year. Tied for Lancer scoring lead with five goals, six assists. Co-captain. “The best overall player on the team,” coach Eldon Santiago said. “Controlled the middle of the field and led the team in assists. Great ability and exceptional ball control in the offensive third of the field.”

SALAH BALADI, Methuen Senior Midfielder

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Netted four goals this fall and 35 in three-year varsity career. Area scoring champion as a junior. Didn’t play freshman year after moving from Morocco. “It has been a joy to coach and watch Salah Baladi play for Methuen High,” coach Jeff Lamy said. “He is one of the most passionate players I’ve ever coached.” Hopes to play at UMass Lowell.

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