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.
ANDREW VALDES, North Andover Senior Forward
All-MVC. Netted eight goals and 13 assists despite missing eight games with knee injury. In first game back, he scored two goals vs. Central Catholic. First-year starter. Scored game’s only goal 45 seconds into tourney win over Belmont. Scored four goals as a junior. “Andrew gave us a one-two punch with him up top with Mike Skarbelis,” coach Kyle Wood said.
Jeff Warden, North Andover Senior Defense
All-MVC. Co-captain. Helped Knights to first ever perfect regular season (18-0). Anchored defense which allowed just 12 goals in 22 games. Scored first career goal in Division 2 North semifinals from 40 yards out in 1-0 win over Concord-Carlisle. Coach Kyle Wood said, “Jeff is an outstanding defender that shut teams down.” Basketball captain. Scored 2,030 on SATs.
HARLEY KEARNEY, Pelham Senior Forward
All-Division 3. Broke own school record with 29 goals including school record 5 vs. Franklin. Scored 22 goals as a junior and 63 for his career. “He is creative in and around the box along with his unbelievable ability to find the back of the net,” coach Matt Miller said. Did double-duty as standout kicker for football team. Also an All-Division 3 lacrosse midfielder.
Brendan Sullivan, Pentucket Junior Forward
All-CAL. Tallied 12 goals and 12 assists for 11-6-4 Sachems. Scored twice against Manchester Essex, Saugus and Georgetown. Scored three goals as a sophomore. “His composure is the same in front of the goal as it is in the middle of the field, which is very rare. He’s great with both feet,” coach Christian Langlois said. Also plays lacrosse.
TIM WOOD, Pinkerton, Senior Defender
All-Division 1 and All-New England. Scored five goals this fall and 17 on his career. Tri-captain. Three-year starter. “Tim is a leader on and off the field,” coach Kerry Boles said. “He’s not only a great soccer player but he’s a great person. He has represented himself, his family, his school and his team as an ultimate professional for the past four years.”
TOMMY MARTIN, Pinkerton Senior Midfielder
All-Division 1. Tri-captain. Scored four goals with four assists. Lions Cup team. Three-year starter. “He is physically gifted as a soccer player but he also has soccer intelligence as well,” coach Kerry Boles said. “He’s like having a coach on the field. Tommy was our go-to guy because everyone knew he would right the ship in adverse times.”
Todd Righini, Salem Junior Forward
All-Division 1 second team. Salem’s leading scorer (12 goals, 4 assists). “He is a phenomenal player, scoring from distance, in the air and deadly when (1-on-1),” coach Tony Karibian said. Three-year starter. Scored 7 goals last year. His brother Darren was a co-captain. Their mother played at Brandeis. Their sister Tayllar scored 22 goals this fall for Emerson.
SHAUN HOWARD, Sanborn Senior Keeper
Carried 14th-seeded Sanborn to Division 3 semifinals. Made 14 saves to stun No. 3 Gilford in first round. Made 17 saves in a 3-2 double-OT shootout over No. 6 Stevens in quarterfinals. Kept No. 2-seed Bow scoreless for 100 minutes in semifinals before Indians lost in shootout. All-Division 3. “Kept us in the games with outstanding goalkeeping,” coach Al Magnusson said.
JAMES BAIGUY, Windham Senior Midfielder
Scored 13 goals with five assists in first year as a full-time starter. Helped Jags to second straight Division 2 title. Had some huge moments in career. Hero in penalty kicks in 2012 title game. Scored in all three playoff games this year, including scoring a direct kick from about 25 yards in 2-1 semifinal win over Oyster River. All-Division 2 second team.
DAVID CARBONELLO, Windham Junior Midfielder
Scored 19 goals and added 13 assists for Division 2 champ. Division 2 tourney MVP last year. “David is so difficult to defend due to his speed, size, amazing touch and creativity,” coach Mike Hachey said. “He is unpredictable and can’t be defended one-on-one.” Last year averaged 7.2 points in basketball and scored 20 runs in baseball. Takes AP calculus and English.
JACOB FUDGE, Whittier Senior Forward
CAC Small MVP. Tri-captain. Scored 13 goals. Helped Wildcats win first ever tournament game with a goal in 3-0 victory over Shawsheen. Had hat trick vs. Minuteman. “Jacob came up with some big goals for us and helped this team to a successful season,” coach Jason Skinner said. Scored six goals as a junior when he was named All-CAC Small. Three-year starter, four-year letterman.
Skarbelis’ season was more than terrific
What a year. What a career.
Senior forward Mike Skarbelis broke North Andover’s all-time goals and points records. He finished his career with 70 goals and 23 assists.
He posted 41 goals and 11 assists this year alone while leading North Andover to its first undefeated regular season (18-0) in program history and to a 21-1 overall record.
“Without question, the best goal scorer North Andover has ever had,” coach Kyle Wood said.
Wood was the Scarlet Knights freshman team coach from 2001-12 before his promotion this year so he has seen plenty of talented players, including Eagle-Tribune MVPs Gareth Dudney (2009), Evan Dudney (2012) and former scoring leader Jon Wentworth (2002-03)
“He is the most talented soccer player that I have seen,” Wood said. “There is a reason he has so many goals in his career and in this season.”
Skarbelis comes from a soccer family. Before the family moved to North Andover, his brother Chris Skarbelis was the leading goal scorer at Leonardtown High in Maryland and was a four-year starter at Caldwell College. His mother Melissa Voisine Skarbelis played at Brooks.
Mike hopes to play at UMass Lowell.
Honorable Mention All-Stars:
Andover: Demetri Kostakis, Jr., midfield; Sam Kelly, Sr., forward; Matt Kelly, Sr., forward
Brooks: Seve Elkin, Sr., midfield; Alex Wagner, Jr., striker
Central Catholic: Calvin Johnston, Sr., midfield; Brian Triglione, Jr., defense; Griffin Holland, Sr., utility
Georgetown: Patrick Slack, Sr., defense; Ben Noelk, Sr., midfield; Justin MacRae, Sr., midfield
Greater Lawrence: R.J. White, Sr., defense; Douglas Leiva, Jr., forward; Pedro Lopez, Frosh., goalie
Haverhill: Casey Fitzpatrick, Sr., forward; Andy Segura, Sr., midfield
Lawrence: Ramiro Ortega, Sr., defense; Carlos Diego, Soph., forward; Hugo Guevara, Soph., forward
Londonderry: Nate Gaw, Soph., midfield; Bobby Krause, Sr., goalie
Methuen: Cai Williams, Sr., midfield; Shane Godek, Jr., goalie
North Andover: John Enright, Sr., midfield; Todd Patnaude, Sr., defense
North Reading: Zach Herman, Jr., defense; Colby Maiola, Sr., midfield; Tim Russell, Sr., defense
Pelham: Eric Guinasso, Jr., forward; Brian Gettings, Jr., goalie; Kevin Sabine, Sr., defense
Pentucket: Cody Sedler, Jr., goalie; Mike Salmonsen, Sr., midfield
Pinkerton: Kyle Hicks, Jr., midfield; Alex Ebner, Jr., utility; Zack Bell, Sr., utility
Salem: Jordan Bowman, Sr., defense, Darren Righini, Sr., midfield; Andrew Fichera, Frosh., forward
Sanborn: Jon Brown, Sr., defense; Micah Peterson, Jr., forward
Timberlane: Ben Enos, Sr., defense; Tyler Donovan, Jr., striker
Windham: Andrew Lowman, Sr., forward; Tim Erdlen, Sr., keeper; Tyler Masone, Sr., midfield
Whittier: Julian Brosi, Soph., goalie; Alex Leavitt, Soph., sweeper; Luis Cortes, Sr., midfield
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
2012: Evan Dudney, North Andover; 2011: Matt Bitchell, Georgetown; 2010: Andres Burbank-Crump, Brooks (North Andover); 2009: Gareth Dudney, North Andover; 2008: Kenny Kolbeck, Pinkerton; 2006-07: Robbie McLarney, Londonderry; 2005: T.J. Thompson, Phillips, (Atkinson); 2004: Jon Wentworth, North Andover; 2002-03: Charlie Davies, Brooks, (Salem); 2001: Tristan Hall, Londonderry;
2000: John O’Brien, North Andover; 1999: Paul Bellacqua, Andover; 1998: Tim Maguire, Londonderry; 1997: Peter Peralta, Timberlane; 1996: Evan Reece, Masconomet; 1995: Brian Irwin, Pinkerton; 1994: Eric Trickett, Pinkerton; 1993: Quang Nguyen, Andover; 1992: James DeDeus, Londonderry; 1991: Brad Trull, Masconomet; 1990: Tom Wicker, Londonderry; 1989: Garry Jackson, Georgetown