OAA honors top boys soccer players

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published November 20, 2019

 West Bloomfield High’s David Martin plays the ball during a game earlier this season. Martin received All-Association honors.

West Bloomfield High’s David Martin plays the ball during a game earlier this season. Martin received All-Association honors.

File photo by Donna Agusti


OAKLAND COUNTY — Another boys soccer season has come and gone with multiple teams in the Oakland Activities Association finding success. None more than Troy Athens, however, as the Red Hawks claimed the Division 1 state championship.

Following is a listing of honorees who were named OAA All-Association, along with the final division standings.


Before going on to win a state title, Athens took home the top spot in the Red Division with a 6-1 mark. Giving chase were Troy High (4-2-1), Clarkston High (4-2-1), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (3-1-3), Berkley High (2-2-3), North Farmington (2-4-1), Rochester Adams (1-5-1) and Birmingham Groves (1-6).

All-Association honors went to Andri Myftari, Jason Kemp, TJ Renaud, Davis DiGiovanni, Paul Ciak and Ryan Gruca, Athens; Rafael Khoury, Nathan Morey, Ahmad Dakrouni, Andrew Howard and Will Hamilton, Troy; Danny Glazier, Diego Perez, Reid Kuhl and Sebi Kulyckyj, Stoney Creek; Sam Stone, Ari Belchinsky, TJ Withrow and Grant Hockridge, Berkley; Daniel Hanus, Bryce Flynn, Harry Yardley and Ryan Haas, North Farmington; Jack Wardle, Emerson Kekhoua and Nick Kochanski, Adams; and Charlie Meilinger, Luke Restepo and Aidan Davis, Groves. No players were provided for Clarkston.


OAA White
Birmingham Seaholm took the top spot in the White Division, finishing league play with a 5-1-1 mark. The Maples edged out Rochester High, which finished at 5-2. Bloomfield Hills High (4-1-2), Lake Orion High (4-2-1), West Bloomfield High (2-5), Oxford High (2-5), Farmington High (2-5) and Auburn Hills Avondale (2-5) rounded out the division.

All-Association honorees were Cole Karmanos, Sam Sheckell, Dean Abdrabboh, Cash Ericson, Ethan Gough and Mark Wischmeyer, Seaholm; Niko Stathkios, Stefan Baseski, Gunnar Foster, Viktor Juncaj and Jasper Najar, Rochester; Lincoln Judge, Ian Kirner, Danny Jandali and Ross Hysni, Bloomfield Hills; Keethan Punniyamoorthy, Mike Bogar, Rodrigo Gaytan and Lion Zoernack, Lake Orion; David Martin, Jake Ward, Elijah Burlak and Matt Martin, West Bloomfield; Marco Artero, Zach Townsend, Colin Deroso and Rory Vince, Oxford; Aaron Percival, Valon Gjokaj, Brevin Sterling and Cameron Ignasiak, Farmington; and Leo Castro, Alec Casal, Nick Buchanon and Tony Munoz, Avondale.


OAA Blue
The Blue Division was won by Royal Oak High, which finished at 4-0 in the league. Giving chase were Ferndale High (3-1), Pontiac High (2-2), Southfield A&T (1-3) and Oak Park High (0-4).

All-Association honorees were Brandon Swartz, Ruggero Bianchi, Jack Mulcahy, Ian Melnyk, Joe Borski and Pierce Putman, Royal Oak; Colin Bailey, Collin Beveridge, Angelo Colucci, Viktor Chhun and Cameron Khan, Ferndale; Alejandro Preciado, Jose Castaneda and Fernando Alvarado, Pontiac; and Jaylen Sarcesian, Ahmed Diop, Nicholas Abner and Andy Diop, Southfield A&T. Players were not provided for Oak Park.