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November 19, 2013

Walsh, Skarbelis take home top MVC honors


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Central girls soccer dominated the MVC this year, posting a 13-0 league record and increasing its unbeaten streak in the MVC to two seasons. Overall, the Raiders went 18-1, outscoring the opposition 75-6.

It’s not then surprising that Central dominated the MVC awards as well.

Six Raiders (Kylie Regan, Alli Wiggins,, Erin Berube, Courtney Walsh, Stephanie May and Aly Spencer) were named All-MVC.

Walsh, who netted 15 goals and added 11 assists, was named the MVC Division 1 Player of the Year.

Haverhill girls also brought home some MVC hardware. Fred Tarbox was awarded MVC Division 2 Coach of the Year. Kelleigh Cokely was named MVC Division 2 Player of the Year. Marlayna Buco earned league Division 2 Goalkeeper of the Year.

North Andover boys took home several MVC honors, Michael Skarbelis earning MVC Division 1 Player of the Year and first-year Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Wood winning Division 1 Coach of the Year.

Skarbelis scored 41 goals and 11 assists during the 2013 season. He finished as North Andover’s all-time scoring leader with 70 goals and 23 assists.

GIRLS All-MVC

Andover: Veronica Alois, Soph., forward; Sarah Van Antwerp, Sr., defense; Central Catholic: Kylie Regan, Sr., midfield; Alli Wiggins, Jr., forward; Erin Berube, Sr., defense; Courtney Walsh Sr., forward; Stephanie May, Sr., defense; Aly Spencer, Sr., forward; Chelmsford: Rachel Hanna, Sr., midfield/forward; Kayla Loycano Jr., defense; Patricia Blumeris, Jr., midfield/forward; Mary Lupoli, Jr., defense; Haverhill: Kelleigh Cokely, Sr., midfield/forward; Marlayna Buco, Jr., goalkeeper; Lowell: Leyshla Gonzalez, Jr., forward; North Andover: Abbie Karalis, Soph., midfield/forward

GIRLS LOCAL MVC-ALL-STARS

Andover: Lily Puccia, Jr., midfield; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., forward/midfield; Emily Van Antwerp, Sr., midfield; Central Catholic: Alessandra Sadler, Jr., defense; Megan Rauseo, Sr., midfield; Haverhill: Molly Thomas, Jr., defense; Lindsey Fitzpatrick, Soph., midfield/forward; Methuen: Madison Langlois, Sr., midfield; North Andover: Tess Dunham, Soph., midfield; Tori Sullivan, Sr., defense

Div. 1 Coach of the Year: Chris Cowan, Lowell

Div. 2 Coach of the Year: Fred Tarbox, Haverhill

Div. 1 Player of the Year: Courtney Walsh, Central Catholic

Div. 2 Player of the Year: Kelleigh Cokely, Haverhill

Goalkeeper of the Year: Marlayna Buco, Haverhill

Team Sportsmanship Award: Dracut

BOYS ALL-MVC

Andover: Demetri Kostakis, Jr., midfield; Declan Collins, Sr., midfield; Billerica: Peter Melo, Sr., midfield; Dan Proux, Jr., defense; Central Catholic: Calvin Johnston, Sr., midfield; Chelmsford: Mark Keller, Sr., defense; Max Ofosu, Sr., forward; Dracut: Tyler Silva, Jr., midfield; Derrick Wanjiku, Sr., forward; Lawrence: Joseano Tavares, Sr., forward; Lowell: Erik Guilmette, Sr., midfield; Methuen: Salah Baladi, Sr., forward; North Andover: Michael Skarbelis, Sr., forward; Jeff Warden, Sr., defense; Todd Patnaude, Sr., defense; Andrew Valdes, Sr., forward; Tewksbury: Kyle Paquette, Jr., defense; Matt Lemos, Jr., forward

BOYS LOCAL MVC ALL-STARS:

Andover: Sam Kelly, Sr., forward; Matt Kelly, Sr., forward; Central Catholic: Brian Triglione, Jr., defense; Haverhill: Casey Fitzpatrick, Sr., forward; Andy Segura, Sr., midfield; Lawrence: Ramiro Ortega, Sr., defense; Methuen: Cai Williams, Sr., midfield: North Andover: Michael Canale, Sr., defense; Sina Samali, Sr., midfield

Div 1 Coach of the Year: Kyle Wood, North Andover

Div. 2 Coach of the Year: John Vassallo, Billerica

Div. 1 Player of the Year: Michael Skarbelis, North Andover

Div. 2 Player of the Year: Peter Melo, Billerica

Goalkeeper of the Year: Sam Lopes, Lowell

Team Sportsmanship Award: Lawrence