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CHSAA boys soccer preview

St. John the Baptist goalkeeper Michael Gaffary makes

St. John the Baptist goalkeeper Michael Gaffary makes a leaping save in the first half of a CHSAA varsity boys' soccer game against St. Anthony's. (Sept. 11, 2012) Credit: James Escher

St. John the Baptist looks to repeat as CHSAA boys soccer champions and returns 14 players, including seven starters. Senior forward Junior Rosero, one of the top players on the Island, senior goalkeeper Mike Gaffary and senior defender Andres Sandoval.

St. Anthony's will have an inexperienced team with lots of talent. Seniors Mark Jecewiz and Joe Busuttil anchor the defense and sophomore T.J. Butzke is part of a strong midfield.

Chaminade is always in contention for the title and is led by senior midfielder Kevin Mercadante and senior defenders Joseph Randazzo and John Platt.

Kellenberg will be improved behind midfielders Mitchell Dull and Nicholas Zorbo and forward Joseph Ferriso.

St. Mary's returns 18 players and is led by senior defender Gianfranco Terrezza.

Senior defender Chris Ernest will lead the way for Holy Trinity along with senior midfielder Bobby Antonellis.

St. Dominic has a young team with junior defender Stephen DePietto and junior forward Chris Johnson as the linchpins.

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