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Amsterdam players earn Big 10 honors

November 19, 2012
The Leader Herald

By The Leader-Herald

A total of seven Amsterdam players were among those named to the recently announced Big 10 boys and girls soccer all-star teams.

Amsterdam's Jared Gallup was named a first-team all-star on the Big 10 boys soccer all-star team.

Troy's Graeme Corrigan was named the league's Most Valuable Player.

Troy's Brandon Dory and Rafik Makhaldi also were named to the first team, while Albany's Tyler Stemsey and Ali Waleed Alalkawi also were named first-team all-stars.

Rounding out the first team were LaSalle's Ben Beaury, Schenectady's Bebeto Roberts, CBA's Forrest Scaringe, LaSalle's Chris Skiba, CBA's Brandon Bolger and Schenectady Jhon Rojas.

Amsterdam's Andrew DiSalvi and Andrew Druziak were named to the second team.

Also named to the second team were Albany's Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez, Jaheem Lawitz, Erik Kwizera, Hot Chu and Kalid Holtzclaw.

Rounding out the second-team all-stars were Troy's Will Valle, Catholic Central's Edwin Afena, CBA's Michael Wasilchuk, LaSalle's Alexi Broshinhan and Schenectady's Gorka Perez.

For the Amsterdam girls, senior midfielder Monica Rouse and freshman goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille were named first-team all-stars.

Freshman defender Kaitlyn Devine and senior defender Rebecca Natale were named second-team all-stars for the Lady Rams.

Catholic Central had three players - sophomore midfielder Madison Purcell, senior defender Kelsey Moss and freshman forward Alexis Rifflebach named first-team all-stars.

Rounding out the first-team all-stars were Albany's Alexandra Kellam, Hannah Moran and Mollie Kather; Troy's Genevieve Stinson and Liisi Vink-Lainas; and Schenectady's Oriana Miles.

In addition to their three first-team selections, Albany and Catholic Central each had three second-team all-stars as well.

Sophomore forward Adrianna Guidetti, junior midfielder Cara Waterson and senior defender Sofia Viella were named second-team all-stars for Albany.

Senior midfielder Shanley Carpenter, senior defender Hannah Duncan and freshman midfielder Lauren Drake earned second-team honors for Catholic Central.

Rounding out the second-team all-stars were Troy's Jessica Schaeffer and Courtney Avery; and Schenectady's Nyla Cortes.

Big 10

Boys Soccer All-Stars


Graeme Corrigan (Troy)

First Team

Brandon Dory (Troy), Rafik Makhaldi (Troy), Bebeto Roberts (Schenectady), Forrest Scaringe (CBA), Tyler Stemsey (Albany), Ali Waleed Alalkawi (Albany), Chris Skiba (LaSalle), Jared Gallup (Amsterdam), Brandon Bolger (CBA), Jhon Rojas (Schenectady), Ben Beaury (LaSalle)

Second Team

Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez (Albany), Jaheem Lawitz (Albany), Erik Kwizera (Albany), Will Valle (Troy), Edwin Afena (Catholic Central), Michael Wasilchuk (CBA), Alexi Broshinhan (LaSalle), Andrew Druziak (Amsterdam), Gorka Perez (Schenectady), Hot Chu (Albany), Kalid Holtzclaw (Albany), Andrew DiSalvi (Amsterdam)

Girls Soccer All-Stars

First Team

Madison Purcell (Catholic Central), Kelsey Moss (Catholic Central), Alexis Riffelbach (Catholic Central), Alexandra Kellam (Albany), Hannah Moran (Albany), Mollie Kather (Albany), Monica Rouse (Amsterdam), Cassandra Robataille (Amsterdam), Genevieve Stinson (Troy), Liisi Vink-Lainas (Troy), Oriana Miles (Schenectady)

Second Team

Shanley Carpenter (Catholic Central), Hannah Duncan (Catholic Central), Lauren Drake (Catholic Central), Adrianna Guidetti (Albany), Cara Waterson (Albany), Sofia Viella (Albany), Kaitlyn Devine (Amsterdam), Rebecca Natale (Amsterdam), Jessica Schaeffer (Troy), Courtney Avery (Troy), Nyla Cortes (Schenectady)



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