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November 27, 2012

Standout MAC boys soccer players recognized

By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer

With the 2012 Macomb Area Conference boys soccer season in the rearview mirror, the MAC has named its top players, honoring standouts with All-Conference recognition.

All-MAC teams have been released for each division, along with Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year honors.

Here’s a division-by-division breakdown of the honor teams.

MAC Red
Utica Eisenhower senior Ryan Goike won MVP honors, while his coach, Josh VanHouten, was named Coach of the Year.

All-Conference honorees are Goike, Tyler Armstrong, Lucas Dalach, Jesse Jobin and Travis Harrington, Ike; Noah Brenizer, Utica High; Spencer Steinwascher, Neil Martorana and Kevin Ulch, Utica Stevenson; Dalton Amez, Tony Beneditti, Chris Johnson and Dane Haggerty, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley; Drew Niewoit, Costa Wells and Kyle Kline, Utica Ford II; and Matt Vang and Devon Butler, Anchor Bay.

Ike went 9-1 to win the Red.

Chippewa Valley and Stevenson (5-4-1) tied for second place, followed by Ford II (4-3-3), Anchor Bay (2-6-2) and Utica High (1-8-1).

MAC White
Fraser High’s Greg Petty and Thaier Mukhtar were named MVP and Coach of the Year, respectively.

All-Conference honorees include Petty, Mark Trombley, Brandon Hejza, Matt Lang, Thomas Mok, Fraser; Alex Detwiler, Mark Adamazack, Andrew Cornwall and Robert Durand, Grosse Pointe South; Dylan Dorley, Robert Lonpo and Matt Gross, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North; Michael Majcuski, Tony DeMaria and Tyler Busch, Warren Cousino; Eric Cass and Gjonson Biblekaj, St. Clair Shores Lakeview; Eric Shankin and Zef Dushaj, Romeo High; and Will Colborn, Grosse Pointe North.

Fraser won the White with a 10-0-2 mark. South (7-2-3) finished in second place, followed by LCN (6-3-3), Cousino (4-7-1), Lakeview (4-7-1), Romeo (2-7-3) and North (2-9-1).

MAC Blue
St. Clair Shore Lake Shore’s Marcus Barnett won MVP honors, while his coach, Dave Lount, earned Coach of the Years recognition.

All-Conference honorees are Barnett, Jaylin Harris, Mike Swarthout and Jeff Sawka, Lake Shore; Clayton Cole, Nicholas D’Onofrio, Brandon Sanchez and Pasquale Madonna, Macomb Dakota; Steven Fegan, Paul Karasiewicz and Ryan Berra, Port Huron Northern; Logan Ross, Sean Haddow and Maryos Azeez, Warren Mott; Brad Tunney and Joseph Verbeke, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse; Anh Ho and Chuck Grade, Sterling Heights High; and Yousif Elia, Madison Heights Lamphere.

Dakota and Lake Shore both recorded 8-1-3 marks to share the league title. Port Huron Northern (6-3-3) finished third, followed by Mott (5-5-2), Sterling Heights High (4-6-2), L’Anse Creuse (3-9-0) and Lamphere (1-10-1).

MAC Gold
Roseville High’s Christian Thursam took home league MVP honors, while Clawson High’s Jared Kullman was named Coach of the Year.

All-Conference honorees are Thursam, Mason Mahaffey, Vincenzo Cracchido and Cory Haviland, Roseville; Tyler Jujon, Alex Maison, Nathan Cote, Andrew Halsey and Evan Deciantis, Clawson; Nick Kellogg, Ryan Atkinson and Cory Gardner, Marysville High; Brad Eisen, Tom Lemke and Nick Ball, St. Clair High; Tyler Mascarin, Alex Willis and Conner Pierce, Warren Woods Tower; Justin Bonney and Adam Christie, Port Huron High; and Ben Harris, Center Line High.

Clawson went 11-0-1 to win the Gold. Roseville (10-1-1) came in a close second. Marysville (6-4-2) finished third, followed by St. Clair (4-7-1), Tower (4-8-1), Port Huron High (3-8-1) and Center Line (1-11-0).

MAC Silver
Marine City’s Quinten Buckley was named league MVP. New Haven’s Lance Whitney earned Coach of the Year honors.

All-Conference honorees are Buckley, Kyle Lamanski, Andrew Debecce and Gavin McPherson, Marine City; Dolan Bonkowski, Brandon Gonzales, Rayshawn Griffin and Connor Bauman, New Haven; David Urso, Austin Hart, Thomas Pawlusiak and Kyle Shelest, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Ben Lee, Brett Erskine and Andrew Rehs, East Detroit; and Matt Trontl and Walter Shropshire, Warren Fitzgerald. Warren Lincoln’s and Mount Clemens’ selections were not available at press time.

New Haven went 11-1 in winning the Silver. Marine City and South Lake tied for second at 8-2-2, followed by Lincoln (4-7-1), East Detroit (4-7-1), Fitzgerald (3-7-2) and Mount Clemens (0-12-0).

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Jason Carmel Davis at jdavis@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1107. Twitter Follow Jason on Twitter.