EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

June 25, 2014

Agganis Games: Four North Andover High soccer players reunited

All-time program scoring leader Mike Skarbelis, Todd Patnaude, Jeff Warden and Sina Samali already have their place in North Andover High history.

The four recent graduates were mainstays on Scarlet Knight soccer teams which made the Division 2 state semifinals in 2012 and the North finals (after a perfect regular season) last fall.

Today’s Agganis All-Star game at Lynn’s Manning Field (5:30 p.m. start) will serve as a neat last hurrah.

Patnaude said, “It will be awesome. Four players, that’s awesome.”

“I’m more excited than anything,” said Warden, an Eagle-Tribune All-Star defender. “It will be a fun time. I’m not too stressed. All of us are really proud to represent our school.”

Warden is headed to Holy Cross, where he won’t be playing. So this could be the last high-level game of his life.

“I gave it a lot of thought,” he said. “It was a hard decision. I’m content. (Division 1 soccer) is a huge commitment.”

The other three will be playing in college. Skarbelis, the Eagle-Tribune MVP, and Samali are bound for New England College in Henniker, N.H., while Patnaude is headed to Keene State.

Patnaude said he’ll miss playing with all his teammates but especially Warden.

“Me and him have been playing defense together since sixth grade,” he said. “It will be tough playing with other defenders.”

There will be a fifth Turkey Towner, St. John’s Prep’s Gregory French, who played with the four Knights on town teams growing up.

North Andoverites have already made their mark on the Agganis Games including Monday in a wild 133-112 win. Max Burt was the North MVP with a game-high 26 points and his St. John’s Prep teammate Max Butterbrodt added 23 for the winners.

The Agganis Games began with opening ceremonies on Sunday and will conclude with the 53rd annual football all-star game tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Lynn’s Manning Field.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Reggie Jackson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Mo'ne's Mom: She's Up There With LeBron, Kobe - @TheBuzzeronFOX Can Buckeyes fill Miller's void? Manziel mature enough to start? Ditka Blames 'Politically Correct Idiots' For Redskins Controversy - @TheBuzzeronFOx Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protesters Is Taney a team of destiny? Taney Dragons wins in walk-off comback fashion Coach Rice has full confidence in Davis vs. Nevada SNC Minute: Maclin tweaks hamstring; Phils lose Bottalico: Giles 'has the makings of a closer' McCarthy and Stairs recap Phils' 3rd straight loss Training Camp Central: Eagles brave the weather in Foxborough Shady and Chip on 2000 yard season 3 takeaways from Eagles' joint practice in Foxborough Checking for Charity Hockey Tournament begins August 14th What are Eagles' options if Maclin goes down again? Mosher: Maclin disappointed after tweaking hamstring Boomer: Johnny Manziel still has a lot to learn College Football Preview: Breaking down the ACC
Boston Sports
Brian Westbrook: I wouldn’t hand the Browns over to Johnny Football’ Farrell 1-on-1: Biggest lessons learned from 2014 Can Buckeyes fill Miller's void? Manziel mature enough to start? Ditka Blames 'Politically Correct Idiots' For Redskins Controversy - @TheBuzzeronFOx Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protesters Farrell: Bradley, Jr. sent to ‘maintain adjustments’ Farrell: ‘A ‘neighborhood play’ is not a reviewable play’ Bogaerts: ‘I knew he was safe if they replayed it’ Fans Excited For Patriots Preseason Kickoff Curran: Brady, Mallett & Garoppolo expected to play tomorrow Pedro Martinez on Lester: “I would like to see him come back’ Greeting from Foxboro: What to look for in Patriots-Eagle preseason game Pedro, Clemens and Nomar on the honor of joining Red Sox Hall of Fame Boomer: Johnny Manziel still has a lot to learn College Football Preview: Breaking down the ACC Boomer: Are training camp fights good for a team? Luis Suarez's 4-Month Ban Upheld ... Reality Bites! - @TheBuzzeronFOX Volin: Eagles vs Patriots may be a Superbowl preview Curran: Breaking down the Patriots Camp battles