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Top boys soccer performers

Mattituck's Kaan Ilgin moves the ball down field

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Oct. 8 -14:

Brandon Friedman, Roslyn Had four goals and three assists combined in wins over Manhasset and Glen Cove. He currently leads Nassau in goals with 13. Friedman scored a goal and added three assists in Roslyn’s 4-0 win over Manhasset on Oct. 9. He had three goals in Roslyn’s 6-0 win over Glen...

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Moving West helps East Hampton soccer

East Hampton's Nicholas West heads the ball during

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

Nick West wasn’t exactly uncomfortable, but he said he felt a little weird during East Hampton’s first few games.

The junior, who is accustomed to playing as a striker or midfielder, began this season as the starting center back for the boys soccer team. And despite being somewhat unfamiliar to all the responsibilities of the position, West played quite well.

“He’s our best defender,”...

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Top boys soccer performers

East Hampton keeper Nick Tulp makes one of

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Sept. 24 -30:

Connor Gill, Commack: The junior scored the only goal during a win over Brentwood on Monday. He had three goals and an assist in a win against Floyd and had an assist in a 2-1 victory over Roslyn last week.

“He struggled a bit early because we put leadership responsibility on him,...

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Whitman boys soccer on the upswing

Whitman senior goalkeeper Dan Zagorski.

(Credit: South Huntington Schools/Steve Bartholomew)

These days, Whitman senior goalkeeper Dan Zagorski believes his teammates are putting their soccer uniforms on with a much greater sense of pride than in recent years.

And they have plenty of reason to.

In a preseason coaches’ poll, Whitman’s boys soccer team was chosen to finish last in Suffolk League II, which didn’t sit too well with players and coach John DiGiacomo.

“We knew...

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