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Matias, Rush among top honorees in CCAA West

OBSERVER Photo by Tim Frank The Fredonia boys soccer team poses for a photo after winning the Section VI Class B-2 soccer championship last week, its first sectional crown in 35 years.

Allegany-Limestone’s Chance LaCroix has been named the All-Conference Player of the Year for Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division boys soccer.

The Gators finished the year at 14-3-2 overall and 10-0-2 in the league, falling to Fredonia in the Class B-2 sectional title game.

LaCroix scored 16 goals and picked up 12 assists in the midfield as a junior.

Fredonia’s Juan Matias has been named the Offensive Player of the Year, while Drew Keppel of Southwestern and Michael Berg of Fredonia are the Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

Matias scored 15 goals and had four assists for the sectional champion Hillbillies, who ended the year at 12-1-3 overall and 9-1-2 in league play. Fredonia’s Jim Rush was named Coach of the Year.

Keppel helped Southwestern to a 9-5-1 record and a 8-3-1 mark against West Division opponents.

Jerome Lee-Yaw is the Official of the Year; and Dunkirk won the Team Sportsmanship Award, with the individual honor going to Gianni Fred.

First-Team selections include Fredonia’s Jack Carlson, Michael Berg and Alex Rush; Joe Magro and Dominic Kahle of Olean; McKay Young and Max Vaughn of Southwestern; and Huddy Kwiatkowski, Maddox DeLong and Jack Conroy of Allegany-Limestone.

Second-Team selections include Southwestern’s Simon Pirrello, Tucker Gesing and Josh Truver; Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s Jayden Johns; Bryson Travis of Dunkirk; Jamestown’s Tyler Maloney; Allegany-Limestone’s Zach Luce, Sean Conroy and Logan Andrus; and Fredonia’s Trevor Persch, Gabe Schrader, Adam Sellari and Ronan Murphy.

FIRST TEAM

Chance LaCroix Junior Allegany-Limestone

Juan Matias Senior Fredonia

Jack Carlson Senior Fredonia

Alex Rush Senior Fredonia

Joe Magro Senior Olean

McKay Young Senior Southwestern

Drew Keppel Senior Southwestern

Max Vaughn Junior Southwestern

Huddy Kwiatkowski Senior Allegany-Limestone

Michael Berg Senior Fredonia

Dominic Kahle Junior Olean

Maddox DeLong Junior Allegany-Limestone

Jack Conroy Sophomore Allegany-Limestone

SECOND TEAM

Simon Pirrello Senior Southwestern

Jayden Johns Junior Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Tyler Maloney Freshman Jamestown

Bryson Travis Junior Dunkirk

Adam Sellari Midfield Fredonia

Zach Luce Sophomore Allegany-Limestone

Sean Conroy Freshman Allegany-Limestone

Logan Andrus Junior Allegany-Limestone

Tucker Gesing Junior Southwestern

Ronan Murphy Senior Fredonia

Gabe Schrader Junior Fredonia

Josh Truver Junior Southwestern

Trevor Persch Junior Fredonia

HONORABLE MENTION

Allegany-Limestone: Connor Bates (Sr.), Mason Kwiatkowski (Sr.), Eric Spring (Soph.), Ryan Roulo (Soph.)

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley: Carson Olson (Soph.), Jared Dorman (Senior)

Jamestown: Jonathan Brito (Sr.), Carsen Bane (Fresh.), Keith Miller (Fresh.), Andrell Leeper (Sr.)

Olean: Quintin Allen (Soph.), Stephen Hoffman (Jr.), Al Linderman (Fresh.), Mark Brown (Sr.)

Fredonia: Salvatore Tabone (Soph.), Dawson Bird (Sr.), Sam Murphy (Soph.), Ben Morrow (Jr.)

Southwestern: Declan Brown (Sr.), Miracle Berakah (Sr.), Oliver Hagel (Jr.), Spencer Bell (Soph.), Spencer Kane (Jr.), Gannon Moore (Soph.), Nicholas Marswicz (Sr.), Ashton Witkowski (Jr.)

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