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September 6, 2013

MVC Boys Soccer: Baladi, Skarbelis are players to watch

MVC Overview

Methuen, which enjoyed an historic season last fall, returns the dynamic Salah Baladi, the area Golden Boot winner with 28 goals. North Andover made an easy transition to the MVC, winning the small title. The Knights’ Mike Skarbelis, had a hat trick in this year’s season opener.

Andover

2012 record: 7-8-5, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (2): Declan Collins, Sr., forward; Demetri Kostakis, Jr., midfield

Returning lettermen: Sean Carroll, Sr., defense; Matt Kelly, Sr., defense; Sam Kelly, Sr., forward; Amit Deliwala, Sr., midfield; Justin Sonberg, Sr., midfield; Kyle Surehan, Sr., defense; Ryan Trismen, Sr., defense; Alex Gray, Jr., midfield; Victor Guery, Jr., defense; Ray Forster, Jr., defense; Sebastian Silveira, Jr., midfield

Promising newcomers: Chris Sarno, Sr., defense; Josh Santos, Sr., midfield; Sebastien Boulas, Jr., midfield; Chris Damiani, Jr., defense; Ali Rehman, Jr., midfield; Mike Weber, Jr., goalie; Ray Gorzela, Soph., defense; Stas Curreri, Frosh., forward; Edgar Mauge, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 93

Returning honorees: none

Captains: Demetri Kostakis, Declan Collins, Matt Kelly, Sam Kelly, Ryan Trismen

Assistants: Mike Votto, JV; Josh Sideman, Freshmen; Nat Boughton volunteer

Odds and ends: Andover has missed the postseason the last two years. ... Last year’s starting goalie Connor Merinder won’t be playing to concentrate on basketball. ... Matt and Sam Kelly are twins.

Coach Jim Saalfrank (5th year, 30-32-15): “We have good team unity so I think we’re going to be able to pass the ball really well.”

Central Catholic

2012 record: 2-12-3, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (7): Griffin Holland, Sr., midfield; Calvin Johnston, Sr., midfielder; Eric Tyrrell, Sr., goalie; Nick Dulock, Jr., forward; Edmund Evans, Jr., defense; Brian Triglione, Jr., midfielder; William Inirio, Soph., midfielder

Returning lettermen: John Connelly, Sr., defense; Michael J. Ryan, Sr., defense; Michael F. Ryan, Sr., midfield; Austin McLellan, Sr., defense; John Bartlett, Jr., midfield; Jarod Pinto, Jr., forward; Jacob Francis, Jr., forward

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