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Top 50 Long Island boys soccer players to watch

Meet the top 50 Long Island boys soccer players to watch for the fall 2016 season, listed in alphabetical order.

Nick Acquafredda, Carey, M, Sr.

Strong leader with seven goals and five assists
Photo Credit: James Escher

Strong leader with seven goals and five assists in 2015.

Blake Aronson, Whitman, M, Sr.

Versatile three-year starter who scored in all but
Photo Credit: Whitman Athletics

Versatile three-year starter who scored in all but two games during a state championship season in 2015.

Eric Amaya, Center Moriches, M, Jr.

Scored 11 goals and added five assists last
Photo Credit: Center Moriches Athletics

Scored 11 goals and added five assists last season.

Lorenzo Arrindell, Floral Park, F/M, Sr.

Technically skilled center attack and center midfielder who
Photo Credit: James Escher

Technically skilled center attack and center midfielder who will generate a lot of offense.

Brian Barry, Sachem North, D, Sr.

Had eight points while leading a strong back
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Had eight points while leading a strong back line.

J.P. Basile, Garden City, M, Sr.

The athletic player had three goals and five
Photo Credit: Handout

The athletic player had three goals and five assists last season.

Patrick Basile, South Side, D, Jr.

A steady presence in the back who still
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A steady presence in the back who still had five goals and two assists.

Jelson Bonilla, Glen Cove, F, Jr.

Expected to return from injury and bring a
Photo Credit: James Escher

Expected to return from injury and bring a second scoring threat to a fast-paced offense next to Delwin Hernandez.

Jay Brezinski, Westhampton, M/D, Sr.

Widely considered by opposing coaches to be one
Photo Credit: James Escher

Widely considered by opposing coaches to be one of the top midfielders in Suffolk.

Tommy Browne, Carle Place, F, Sr.

After an injury shortened season, Browne is expected
Photo Credit: Carle Place Athletics

After an injury shortened season, Browne is expected to lead the Frogs in scoring as they defend their county title.

Dimas Cabrera, Mineola, F, Sr.

Leads an experienced group and brings high-octane scoring,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Leads an experienced group and brings high-octane scoring, including 10 goals last year.

Ryan Carfora, St. Anthony’s, M, Sr.

Solid playmaker that fuels the Friars' offense.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Solid playmaker that fuels the Friars' offense.

Scott Cebollero, Commack, M/D, Sr.

Six goals and two assists made the versatile
Photo Credit: James Escher

Six goals and two assists made the versatile player a force last season.

Dylan Clausen, Southold, GK, Sr.

Stopped 71 shots as a relentless keeper.
Photo Credit: James Escher

Stopped 71 shots as a relentless keeper.

Andrea Codispoti, Chaminade, D, Sr.

After amassing 15 points last year, Codispoti has
Photo Credit: Chaminade Athletics

After amassing 15 points last year, Codispoti has moved to the backline to bolster Chaminade's defense.

Shawn Coles, Hauppauge, F, Soph.

Coles, who had six goals and four assists
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Coles, who had six goals and four assists as a freshman, will lead one of the top teams in Suffolk Class AA.

Joe Di Miceli, Oceanside, D, Sr.

Strong defensive player who had two goals and
Photo Credit: James Escher

Strong defensive player who had two goals and one assist.

Giancarlo Franco, St. Anthony’s, F, Sr.

Had eight goals and six assists for the
Photo Credit: James Escher

Had eight goals and six assists for the CHSAA runner-up.

Jorey Garcia, Great Neck South, F, Sr.

Had 12 goals and five assists for a
Photo Credit: James Escher

Had 12 goals and five assists for a county semifinalist as a sophomore.

Rolman Guardado, Amityville, F/M, Soph.

Scored in the state semifinal as a freshman
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Scored in the state semifinal as a freshman and had five goals and two assists en route to the state title.

Griffin Halpern, Syosset, D, Sr.

Halpern is the vocal and emotional leader for
Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

Halpern is the vocal and emotional leader for a Syosset team that posted 11 shutouts in 2015.

Delwin Hernandez, Glen Cove, F, Sr.

Twelve goals and eight assists came courtesy of
Photo Credit: James Escher

Twelve goals and eight assists came courtesy of this accurate striker last season.

Jorge Hernandez, Brentwood, M, Sr.

Four-year starter who netted six goals and had
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Four-year starter who netted six goals and had 10 assists last season.

Luke Karen, Glenn, F/D, Sr.

Had 17 points in 2015.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Had 17 points in 2015.

Jared Lee, Ward Melville, M, Sr.

Lee is a stable cog in the midfield
Photo Credit: James Escher

Lee is a stable cog in the midfield for Ward Melville.

Andrew Lule, Glenn, Sr.

Lule, who had four goals and 10 assists
Photo Credit: James Escher

Lule, who had four goals and 10 assists last year, is poised to take the next step as a scorer.

Sean Lyons, MacArthur, GK, Sr.

Lyons has helped MacArthur to 20 shutouts over
Photo Credit: James Escher

Lyons has helped MacArthur to 20 shutouts over the last two seasons.

Kevin Martinez, Bay Shore, F, Sr.

Martinez scored seven goals and had four assists
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Martinez scored seven goals and had four assists last year.

Ryan Martinez, St. John the Baptist, M, Sr.

Martinez, who scored four times last year, will
Photo Credit: St. John the Baptist Athletics

Martinez, who scored four times last year, will see his role expand as St. John the Baptist tries to challenge Chaminade and St. Anthony's.

Matteo Martino, Jericho, M, Jr.

A smart facilitator for a deep team.
Photo Credit: James Escher

A smart facilitator for a deep team.

Tyler McElhinney, Jericho, GK, Jr.

A cerebral and vocal keeper, McElhinney posted seven
Photo Credit: James Escher

A cerebral and vocal keeper, McElhinney posted seven shutouts while leading Jericho to the 2015 county title match.

Evan Meinke, Floyd, M, Jr.

Healthy after playing just five games last year,
Photo Credit: James Escher

Healthy after playing just five games last year, Meinke is a high-energy, athletic, attacking midfielder for a darkhorse in Class AA.

Sebastian Pereira, Southampton, M, Jr.

As the third option on a high-octane offense,
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As the third option on a high-octane offense, Pereira had 14 goals and seven assists last year.

Jaime Quiroz, Valley Stream Central, F, Sr.

Dynamic striker who possesses natural finishing ability.
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Dynamic striker who possesses natural finishing ability.

Richie Rambarran, Syosset, M, Sr.

Athletic and improvisational in the midfield, Rambarran had
Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

Athletic and improvisational in the midfield, Rambarran had five goals and three assists last year.

Adam Raso, East Islip, F, Sr.

Raso scored 14 goals and had five assists
Photo Credit: James Escher

Raso scored 14 goals and had five assists last year.

Ryan Richer, Eastport-South Manor, M, Sr.

After scoring four times as a junior, Richer
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

After scoring four times as a junior, Richer will move into a bigger role for the Sharks.

Axel Rodriguez-Canel, Mattituck, F, Jr.

A skilled finisher, Rodriguez-Canel scored 14 goals and

A skilled finisher, Rodriguez-Canel scored 14 goals and had four assists last year.

Anthony Ruggiero, Sachem East, M, Sr.

In his fourth year on varsity, Ruggiero will
Photo Credit: Sachem East Athletics.

In his fourth year on varsity, Ruggiero will continue to be a threat all over the field.

Alessandro Sambone, Massapequa, D/M, Sr.

A rock-solid defender, Sambone has the ability to
Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

A rock-solid defender, Sambone has the ability to move into the final third and create with his left foot.

Lucas Sauer, Plainedge, F, Sr.

After posting 11 goals and four assists last
Photo Credit: James Escher

After posting 11 goals and four assists last year, Sauer has the potential to be the top scorer in Nassau.

Jamie Schubauer, Cold Spring Harbor, F, Sr.

Schubauer had three multi-goal games as a junior.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Schubauer had three multi-goal games as a junior.

Char Senlik, Deer Park, M, Sr.

A flexible midfielder, Senlik had six goals and
Photo Credit: James Escher

A flexible midfielder, Senlik had six goals and 10 assists last year.

Matt Sloan, Hicksville, D, Sr.

Sloan is an all-around player who is transitioning
Photo Credit: James Escher

Sloan is an all-around player who is transitioning to the back line after racking up 12 goals and two assists during an injury-shortened season as a forward.

Sam Steinberg, Hills East, M, Sr.

Steinberg, who had six goals and eights assists
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Steinberg, who had six goals and eights assists last year, is the top player on a top team in Suffolk Class AA.

Eric Stewart, Calhoun, F, Sr.

Stewart had four multi-goal games and scored 13
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Stewart had four multi-goal games and scored 13 times as a junior.

Storm Strongin, Hicksville, M, Sr.

Widely considered by opposing coaches to be one
Photo Credit: James Escher

Widely considered by opposing coaches to be one of the Island's top midfielders.

Roberto Ventura, Brentwood, F, Sr.

A four-year starter who had 20 goals and
Photo Credit: James Escher

A four-year starter who had 20 goals and seven assists.

Matt Vowinkel, Chaminade, F, Sr.

The Nassau player of the year had 26
Photo Credit: Chaminade Athletics

The Nassau player of the year had 26 goals and five assists while leading his team to the state championship.

Sean Zagorski, Whitman, D, Sr.

A strong, vocal leader who helped his team
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A strong, vocal leader who helped his team to 10 shutouts in its run to the state title.

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