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Top 50 boys soccer players on Long Island for 2015

Meet the top 50 boys soccer players on Long Island. (Players are listed in alphabetical order.)

KELECHI AKUJOBI

North Babylon M/D, 5-10, 160, Sr. Great agility
Credit: James Escher

North Babylon

M/D, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Great agility and footwork make him a lockdown defender.

HUNTER ALLEN

Glenn F, 6-0, 170, Sr. A four-year varsity
Credit: James Escher

Glenn

F, 6-0, 170, Sr.

A four-year varsity starter with a high soccer IQ.

JESUS ALVARENGA

Great Neck North F, 5-11, 160, Senior A
Credit: James Escher

Great Neck North

F, 5-11, 160, Senior

A natural goal scorer, Alvarenga is Nassau's top returning goal-scorer with 11 in 2014.

JOHN BEHR

Half Hollow Hills West F, 5-10, 150, Senior
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Half Hollow Hills West

F, 5-10, 150, Senior

The Hills West captain has a hard shot-on-goal and is dangerous nearly every time he gets near the ball.

JONATHAN BENITEZ

Westbury F, 5-2, 130, Sr. One of Nassau's
Credit: James Escher

Westbury

F, 5-2, 130, Sr.

One of Nassau's top returning scorers with 13 points.

DOMINIC DABROWSKI

Patchogue-Medford M, 6-0, 175, Senior Making the switch
Credit: James Escher

Patchogue-Medford

M, 6-0, 175, Senior

Making the switch from center back last year, Dabrowski can read the field well. He has great accuracy with passes and terrific size, speed and leadership skills.

DOUG DEMAIO

Shoreham-Wading River F, 5-11, 185, Senior The four-year
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Shoreham-Wading River

F, 5-11, 185, Senior

The four-year starter has dangerous speed and ball skills, which makes him dangerous in the open field. His playoff experience makes him a natural leader.

MATT DI LUCCIO

South Side M, 5-11, 175, Senior Di Luccio

South Side

M, 5-11, 175, Senior

Di Luccio has started and played every minute since the beginning of his sophomore year.

JONATHAN FERONE

Floral Park M, 5-10, 150, Senior The three-year
Credit: James Escher

Floral Park

M, 5-10, 150, Senior

The three-year starter's vision and creativity are the keys to Floral Park's offense.

BRIAN FLYNN

St. Anthony's D, 5-7, 140, Senior Flynn anchors
Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's

D, 5-7, 140, Senior

Flynn anchors a defense that allowed 0.7 goals per game in 2014.

NICK GARZON

Great Neck North M, 5-6, 150, Sr. He
Credit: James Escher

Great Neck North

M, 5-6, 150, Sr.

He commands the field for Great Neck North.

DAVID GEYER

Plainview-JFK D, 5-11, 155, Sr. He keyed a
Credit: James Escher

Plainview-JFK

D, 5-11, 155, Sr.

He keyed a defense that allowed three goals in 2014 regular season.

RYAN GONCALVES

St. Anthony's M, 5-10, 150, Sr. He had
Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's

M, 5-10, 150, Sr.

He had seven goals and two assists as a junior.

JUNGER HERAZO

Islip F, 5-5, 130, Senior The quick forward
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Islip

F, 5-5, 130, Senior

The quick forward has solid footwork and creates space to get open.

DELWIN HERNANDEZ

Glen Cove F, 5-7, 140, Junior Nassau's top

Glen Cove

F, 5-7, 140, Junior

Nassau's top returning points scorer had 10 goals and seven assists in 2014.

WITMAN HERNANDEZ

Whitman F, 5-9, 150, Sr. Tenacious on both

Whitman

F, 5-9, 150, Sr.

Tenacious on both sides of the field with a high work rate.

RYAN INNES

North Babylon F, 5-8, 160, Senior The quick
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North Babylon

F, 5-8, 160, Senior

The quick senior forward will be a dangerous weapon on the skillful North Babylon attack.

ANTHONY IZZO

Commack F, 6-0, 160, Senior The versatile forward,
Credit: James Escher

Commack

F, 6-0, 160, Senior

The versatile forward, who also contributes defensively, is hard to beat with passes in the air.

AIDAN KEENAN

St. John the Baptist F, 5-11, 155, Sr.
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St. John the Baptist

F, 5-11, 155, Sr.

Quick trigger in the box and a great finisher.

SEAN KELLY

Newfield GK, 6-1, 180, Senior The four-year varsity
Credit: James Escher

Newfield

GK, 6-1, 180, Senior

The four-year varsity keeper is regarded as one of the best at his position on Long Island.

PEDRO LAMARRE

Wheatley F, 5-9, 185, Senior Lamarre's six goals
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Wheatley

F, 5-9, 185, Senior

Lamarre's six goals led the Nassau B favorites last year.

JARED LEE

Ward Melville M, 5-11, 155, Sr. Technically sound
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Ward Melville

M, 5-11, 155, Sr.

Technically sound with great dribbling skills.

KEVIN LEE

Chaminade D, 5-10, 155, Senior Lee, who led

Chaminade

D, 5-10, 155, Senior

Lee, who led the JV team in scoring, has been Chaminade's unsung hero since switching to center back last year.

JOSH LEVINE

South Side G, 6-3, 175, Sr. He had
Credit: James Escher

South Side

G, 6-3, 175, Sr.

He had seven shutouts and led South Side to the Nassau A title.

MIKE LORELLO

Whitman M, 5-10, 155, Sr. Tremendous field vision

Whitman

M, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Tremendous field vision and crafty distributor.

SEAN LYONS

MacArthur GK, 5-10, 180, Junior Lyons was part
Credit: James Escher

MacArthur

GK, 5-10, 180, Junior

Lyons was part of a defense that earned 14 shutouts in its Nassau AA championship run.

SPENCER MANUS

Half Hollow Hills East M, 5-11, 170, Senior
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Half Hollow Hills East

M, 5-11, 170, Senior

Manus leads a team that returns six starters from last season.

JOSUE MARTINEZ

Amityville M, 5-7, 160, Senior The crafty three-year
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Amityville

M, 5-7, 160, Senior

The crafty three-year starter with exceptional field vision will prove to be dangerous for Amityville.

KEVIN MARTINEZ

Bay Shore M, 5-8, 155, Junior The strong-dribbling
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Bay Shore

M, 5-8, 155, Junior

The strong-dribbling junior had six goals and six assists last season.

MATT MCDONNELL

Smithtown West M, 6-0, 170, Sr. With a
Credit: James Escher

Smithtown West

M, 6-0, 170, Sr.

With a powerful strike and quick feet, he's a force on either side of the field.

TYLER McELHINNEY

Jericho G, 6-0, 155, So. He recorded six
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Jericho

G, 6-0, 155, So.

He recorded six shutouts as a freshman.

DIMITRI MENDRINOS

Northport M, 5-7, 150, Senior The four-year varsity
Credit: James Escher

Northport

M, 5-7, 150, Senior

The four-year varsity player is very quick with excellent touch and field awareness.

PETER MEYER

Massapequa M, 5-11, 150, Sr. He had six
Credit: James Escher

Massapequa

M, 5-11, 150, Sr.

He had six goals and eight assists last year.

MIKE MEYERS

Mepham D, 5-8, 140, Senior Meyers challenges opposing
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Mepham

D, 5-8, 140, Senior

Meyers challenges opposing offenses with his anticipation and quickness.

DOUG MINOGUE

Miller Place D, 6-0, 175, Senior The four-year
Credit: James Escher

Miller Place

D, 6-0, 175, Senior

The four-year varsity defender solidifies the Miller Place backline.

NEVIN NAMBIAR

Herricks D, 6-1, 170, Senior A tough, physical
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Herricks

D, 6-1, 170, Senior

A tough, physical defender, Nambiar utilizes his size and skill to impact the game.

WILL O'BRIEN

Wantagh GK, 6-3, 200, Senior A baseball standout,
Credit: James Escher

Wantagh

GK, 6-3, 200, Senior

A baseball standout, O'Brien joined the soccer team midway through last year and drastically strengthened the defense.

JEFFERSON PORTILLO

Brentwood M/A, 5-3, 120, Sr. Great instincts and

Brentwood

M/A, 5-3, 120, Sr.

Great instincts and vision make him a precision distributor.

JAMIE QUIROZ

Valley Stream Central F, 5-10, 170, Jr. His
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Valley Stream Central

F, 5-10, 170, Jr.

His speed makes him one of Nassau's most dangerous forwards.

RICHIE RAMBARRAN

Syosset M, 5-6, 135, Junior Smooth technically and
Credit: James Escher

Syosset

M, 5-6, 135, Junior

Smooth technically and capable of attacking with speed, Rambarran is a threat on both ends of the field.

RANCES RENEAU

Central Islip F, 5-6, 170, Senior Reneau has
Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Central Islip

F, 5-6, 170, Senior

Reneau has quick feet and deceptive speed. He scored 14 goals last year.

BRETT SAMUELS

Bellmore JFK D, 5-10, 185, Senior Samuels anchors
Credit: James Escher

Bellmore JFK

D, 5-10, 185, Senior

Samuels anchors a defense that allowed 0.73 goals per game in 2014.

JESSE SCANLON

Southampton F, 6-3, 175, Senior The relentless forward
Credit: James Escher

Southampton

F, 6-3, 175, Senior

The relentless forward has great speed and athleticism, which makes him hard to beat on passes through the air. He had 18 goals last season.

CHAR SENLIK

Deer Park M, 5-10, 135, Junior The three-year
Credit: James Escher

Deer Park

M, 5-10, 135, Junior

The three-year crafty varsity midfielder is dynamic and creative in the open field with skillful ball skills.

JOSUE SIGUENZA

Lawrence F/M, 5-8, 140, Senior Siguenza, the unsung

Lawrence

F/M, 5-8, 140, Senior

Siguenza, the unsung backbone on last year's team, is highly skilled with a high soccer IQ.

RYAN SINNOTT

Commack GK, 6-5, 185, Sr. Has the mental
Credit: James Escher

Commack

GK, 6-5, 185, Sr.

Has the mental and physical capacity to take over a game.

MATTHEW SLOAN

Hicksville F, 6-1, 185, Jr. Started every game
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Hicksville

F, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Started every game since eighth grade.

STORM STRONGIN

Hicksville M, 6-1, 175, Junior The skilled, athletic
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Hicksville

M, 6-1, 175, Junior

The skilled, athletic center midfielder, teamed with Sloan, gives Hicksville a potent 1-2 punch.

ROBERTO VENTURA

Brentwood M/A, 5-8, 140, Jr. Dangerous in the
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Brentwood

M/A, 5-8, 140, Jr.

Dangerous in the box and can score with both feet.

MATT VOWINKEL

Chaminade F, 5-11, 165, Jr. He had 14
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Chaminade

F, 5-11, 165, Jr.

He had 14 goals and two assists last season.

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