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LI's Klein, Carfora earn All-American honors

Carle Place forward Dylan Klein controls the ball

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Carle Place forward Dylan Klein and St. Anthony’s midfielder Justin Carfora were named All-Americans on Monday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. They were the only two players from Long Island selected.

Carfora’s overall play helped St. Anthony’s win a CHSAA state championship, the boys soccer program’s first since 2008.

“At this point in his playing career, he is...

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Brentwood's Molina up for Futbol Mundial award

Brentwood's Eric Molina, right, avoids the slide tackle

(Credit: Adrian Kraus)

Erik Molina, a senior midfielder on the Brentwood boys soccer team, is one of six high school national finalists for Futbol Mundial’s Best of the Best contest for the 2013 season.

Futbol Mundial, a soccer-related magazine, recognizes 10 players (six in high school, four in college) of Hispanic descent who display leadership and “significant mental and physical strength and fortitude to overcome...

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Huntington upsets No. 2 Hills West in first round of Suffolk Class AA

Huntington boys soccer coach John Pagano called it one of the biggest wins in the program's history.

Ricky Velasquez, a junior forward, scored the winner unassisted with 15 minutes left from about 25 yards out as No. 15 Huntington upset No. 2 Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday afternoon, 1-0, in a Suffolk Class AA first-round playoff game. Lee Reiver had 11 saves in the shutout, including a few...

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Title turnaround for Central Islip boys soccer

The Central Islip boys soccer team.

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It’s likely the biggest surprise of the season in Suffolk high school boys soccer, and the Central Islip team is hopeful the revelation continues beyond Tuesday afternoon.

For the first time since 1994, according to head coach Johnny Velez, Central Islip won a league title when it clinched the top spot in League II earlier this month. The Musketeers (12-2), a team that hadn’t made the playoffs...

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Bethpage volleyball wins Conference IV title

Bethpage head coach Chrissy Bennett knew she had a talented group of sophomores two seasons ago.

Blending in with four seniors, Greg Gerber, Stephen DiSalvo, Dennis Costa and Tommy Fraher helped lead Bethpage to an 8-7 record and a playoff berth.

Graduation left a large hole in the lineup and resulted in Bethpage finishing 1-11 last season. But through it all Bennett never wavered in...

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Nassau boys soccer postseason opening matchups

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, left, heads a ball away

(Credit: James Escher)

Four outbracket games kicked off the 2013 Nassau boys' soccer postseason Thursday, featuring Class A wins by Sewanhaka, Lynbrook, Floral Park and Clarke.

All opening round Class A games take place on Oct. 25, as top-seeded Wantagh hosts No. 16 Clarke at 2:30 p.m.

Bethpage, the fifth seed, will host No. 12 Island Trees at 3:30 p.m. Sewanhaka, at No. 13, heads to No. 4 Southside at 7 p.m....

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Brentwood boys soccer wins League I title

Brentwood's Ever Torres (6) heads the ball in

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With goals from six different players Wednesday afternoon, Brentwood defeated Floyd, 6-0, to capture the League I title in the last game of the regular season.

It’s Brentwood’s eighth League I title since 2003, but "this one in particular was really special because we were so young and we didn't know if we had enough," longtime coach Ron Eden said.

Having a talented young team...

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MacArthur boys soccer banking on aggression

Kevin Mayer has the rallying cry down pat for the MacArthur boys soccer team.

"We’re all in,” said Mayer, the Generals’ senior goalkeeper who finished second in the county this season with 10 shutouts behind Carle Place’s John Guzzo (12). “Believe the whole hype. Our main team goal is to get to the county finals.”

Mayer, a co-captain, will be one of the key components for MacArthur...

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Boys soccer top performers

Cole Tobias of Half Hollow Hills West chases

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Here’s the weekly installment of top Long Island boys soccer performers for the period of Oct. 14 -20:

Christian Villalta, Central Islip

The sophomore scored a career-high four goals, all in the first-half, to lead Central Islip to a 4-0 win over Connetquot on Oct. 15. Two days later, he had two goals and one assist in a win against Lindenhurst.

Chris Monzon, Lawrence


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Sayville stays undefeated in boys soccer

It's often said that the finish is more important than the start. And on Wednesday, Ryan McEnerney proved that it doesn’t matter if you start, as long as you can finish.

McEnerney scored off a through pass from Cory Santangelo with 25 minutes left as Sayville edged Comsewogue, 2-1, in Suffolk League V boys soccer.

"He came off the bench and scored a really nice goal, which was set...

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