Leesuksam earns all-star honors

Fonda-Fultonville Matthew Leesuksam was the lone area player selected to the recently announced Colonial Council boys soccer all-star team.

Leesuksam was named a second-team all-star for the Braves, who went 4-13 overall and 3-12 in Colonial Council play.

Schalmont and Albany Academy combined for nine of the 11 first-team Division I all-stars.

Schalmont’s Gino Rossi was named Most Valuable Player and a first-team all-star. He was joined by fellow teammates Cameron LaVallee, Joe Wignot, Greg Musk, Chris Hamilton and Tyler Smith on the first team. Smith also was named the Division I Goalkeeper of the Year for the Sabres, who lost to Colonial Council rival Ichabod Crane, 2-1, in the Section II Class B championship game. Schalmont also had A.J. Jasenski named to the second team.

Albany Academy had John Moutopoulos, Dami Osofisan and Liam Maloy named to the first-team, while Jordan Lockridge was named to the second team.

Voorheesville’s Kevin Clark and Luke Gorca rounded out the Division I first-team all-stars, while the Blackbirds’ Dylan Hensel was named to the second team.

Ichabod Crane had five players named Division II first-team all-stars. Seth Scarano was named Division II MVP and a first-team all-star, while Alex Niemann, Anthony DeChance, Heriberto Gomez and Derrick Fenoff also earned first-team honors. Pierce Reilly, Mihai Vlad and Diego Lezama were named second-team all-stars for Ichabod Crane.

Lansingburgh placed four players on the Division II first team, including Dakota Franklin, Pete Charde, Jarred Jarosz and Luke Fane. Jarosz also was named the Division II Goalkeeper of the Year. Anwar Addailam was named a second-team all-star for the Knights.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Vincent Grecco and Cohoes’ Bryan Thieu were also named to the Division II first team.

Also earning second-team honors were Cobleskill-Richmondville’s Arleigh Johnson, and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s Slade Feeney and Justin VanAnden.

2013 Colonial Council Boys Soccer All-Stars

Division I MVP: Gino Rossi (Schalmont)

Division II MVP: Seth Scarano (Ichabod Crane)

Division I Goalkeeper of the Year: Tyler Smith (Schalmont)

Division II Goalkeeper of the Year: Jarred Jarosz (Lansingburgh)

Division I First Team

Gino Rossi (Schalmont), John Moutopoulos (Albany Academy), Kevin Clark (Voorheesville), Cameron LaVallee (Schalmont), Joe Wignot (Schalmont), Dami Osofisan (Albany Academy), Greg Musk (Schalmont), Liam Maloy (Albany Academy), Chris Hamilton (Schalmont), Luke Gorca (Voorheesville), Tyler Smith (Schalmont)

Division II First Team

Seth Scarano (Ichabod Crane), Alex Niemann (Ichabod Crane), Vincent Grecco (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Luke Fane (Lansingburgh), Anthony DeChance (Ichabod Crane), Heriberto Gomez (Ichabod Crane), Derrick Fenoff (Ichabod Crane), Dakota Franklin (Lansingburgh), Bryan Thieu (Cohoes), Pete Charde (Lansingburgh), Jarred Jarosz (Lansingburgh)

Combined Second Team

Matthew Leesuksam (Fonda-Fultonville), Jordan Lockridge (Albany Academy), Arleigh Johnson (Cobleskill-Richmondville), Dylan Hensel (Voorheesville), A.J. Jasenski (Schalmont), Slade Feeney (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Justin VanAnden (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Mihai Vlad (Ichabod Crane), Diego Lezama (Ichabod Crane), Anwar Addailam (Lansingburgh), Pierce Reilly (Ichabod Crane)