Locals named soccer all-stars

COLBY THOMAS

DYLAN THOMAS

DAVE CAVALIERI

Several varsity soccer players from SusquehannaCountyhave been named to the Scranton Times-Tribune All-Region team.

On the boys’ side,Mountain View’s Colby Thomas and Dylan Thomas andForestCity’s Dave Cavalieri were selected.

C. Thomas, a sophomore, had 31 goals and eight assists to earn his first selection. He was a 2010 Division I second-team all-star and a 2011 first-team all-star. He led Division I in points (52)_ and had two goals in PIAA Class A quarterfinal to lift the Eagles of Schuylkill Haven, 2-1.

D. Thomas, a junior defender, had four goals and 19 assists to earn his first all-region selection. He is a 2011 Division I first-team all-star and led the Eagles defense that had 10 shutouts through the regular season and District II Class A playoffs and gave up only one goal in the first round of states.

Cavalieri, a senior atForestCity, scored 19 goals and had 10 assists to earn his first all-region selection. He is a first-team all-star midfielder. He scored on a penalty kick to seal the Foresters’ 3-0 win over Meyers in the District II Class A quarterfinals. He scored six goals in a 9-1 win overDunmoreon Oct. 8 to record his 50th career goal.

KATIE GROOVER

JENNY MOLENKO

ALIX TAYLOR

KYLIE BORICK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the girls’ side, Mountain View’s Jenny Molenko and Alix Taylor, along with Montrose’s Katie Groover andForestCity’s Kylie Borick were all selected.

Molenko, a sophomore forward, had 24 goals and eight assists for the Eagles to earn her first selection. She is a 23011 Division II first-team all-star and scored in 11 games and recorded a hat trick in six of them. She assisted teammate Sarah Pulice’s game-tying goal in the District II Class A final to send the game into overtime.

Taylor, a senior midfielder, had 12 goals and 12 assists to earn her first all-region selection. She is a 2010 Division II/III first-team all-star and a 2011 Division II first-team all-star. She scored the game winning penalty kick in the second overtime to lift the Lady Eagles overLakelandin the District II Class A semifinal.

Groover, a senior defender, had one goal on the year and earned her first all-region selection by anchoring the Lady meteor defense that allowed 11 goals through the regular season and four in the District 2 Class A semifinal. Her lone goal was a penalty kick in a win overCarbondalein October.

Borick, a junior defender, earned her first all-region selection and had three goals and eight assists on the year. She is a 2010 Division II/III first-team all-star and a 2011 Division II second-team all-star. She is an integral part of the Lady Foresters defense that gave up just nine goals through the regular season and three in the District II Class A playoffs.