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Boys soccer players to watch 2014

Comsewogue varsity soccer player James Thristino poses for

Comsewogue varsity soccer player James Thristino poses for a portrait. (Oct. 4, 2013) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

CHRIS ABRUZZO, St. John the Baptist, M, Sr.

Plays well defensively and has the ability to score from 40 yards.

WESLEY BOSSE, Half Hollow Hills East, F, Sr.:

Big-time scorer who could lead team to playoffs.

T.J. BUTZKE, St. Anthony's, F, Sr.

Had six goals and 12 assists for the CHSAA state champions.

JUSTIN CEBOLLERO, Commack, M, Sr.

Voted by the coaches as the most valuable player in League I.

STEVE DOVI, Smithtown West, D, Sr.

Anchors the defense for the Class AA county champions.

KAAN ILLGIN, Mattituck, F, Sr.

Led team to fourth straight county title with 18 goals and 17 assists.

JAMES THRISTINO, Comsewogue, F, Sr.

Set a school record for most goals in a single season with 27.

EVER TORRES, Brentwood, F, Sr.

The three-time All-Long Island selection scored 19 goals.

HARRISON WEILBACHER, Sachem North, F, Sr.

Dynamic scorer who had 13 goals and 16 assists last season.

NICK WEST, East Hampton, M, Sr.

Versatile player who can dominate at both ends.

GREG BAUMSTEIN, MacArthur, D, Sr.

A traditional sweeper who is one of the best at protecting the net.

JOE DESTEFANO, Farmingdale, D, Sr.

Consistently shuts down opponent's best scorer.

MAX HEFFRON, Friends Academy, F, Sr.

Will take on an offensive role after starting as a defender.

JOE LOMONACO, Chaminade, D, Sr.

Showcased speed and athleticism in CHSAA final.

ALEX MEDOLLA, Jericho, M, Sr.

New leader of the three-time defending state Class A champs.

SEAN NEALIS, Massapequa, M, Sr.

Has a high soccer IQ and at 6-4 dominates in the air.

ALESSANDRO PUGLIESE, South Side, F, Sr.

Scored 10 goals and is poised to lead team to another county final appearance.

MATTHEW SLOAN, Hicksville, M, So.

A powerful and smart player who has started since eighth grade.

CHRIS TAIBI, Wantagh, M, Sr.

Makes all the right decisions and finds teammates consistently for points.

MATT ZIPKOWITZ, Syosset, F, Sr.

Scored nine goals and will lead young team.

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