Mustangs and Rams lead the way on the annual N-O All-League boys soccer team

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 November 2019 at 9:55 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Champion Medina/Lyndonville has placed this quartet of players on the first team of the Niagara-Orleans All-League soccer squad. From left are Nate Dillenbeck, Jack Whipple, Nate Sherman and Evan Horn.

Champion Medina/Lyndonville has placed four players on the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League boys soccer squad.

The Mustangs quartet includes junior forward Nate Dillenbeck, who was named N-O Player of the Year, senior midfielder Nate Sherman, senior defender Evan Horn and sophomore defender Jack Whipple. Sherman is a repeat first team honoree.

Dillenbeck led the Mustangs in scoring with 19 goals and 8 assists while Sherman had 4 goals and 7 assists.

Runner-up Roy-Hart is represented by five players including junior forward Aidan Bligh, sophomore forward Trent Choate, junior midfielder Noah Stern, senior defender Clayton Keyes and senior goalie Colby Hancock. Bligh is a repeat first team selection.

Choate had 14 goals and 5 assists, Bligh 12 goals and 9 assists and Stern 9 goals and 3 assists while Hancock made 92 saves in goal.

Roy-Hart Coach Greg Martillotta was honored as N-O Coach of the Year.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart Coach Greg Martillotta, who was named N-O Coach of the Year, is shown here with the Rams quintet of first team All-League honorees. They include, from left, Trent Choate, Clayton Keyes, Colby Hancock, Noah Stern and Aidan Bligh.

Rounding out the first team are Albion senior midfielder Angel Rosario, Newfane junior midfielder Jeremy Foltz and Wilson senior defender Marcus Schwarzmueller.

Rosario and Foltz both had 8 goals and 2 assists while Schwarzmueller had 6 goals and 2 assists.

Medina/Lyndonville is also represented by four players on the second team including junior forward Dan Mandujano, junior midfielder AJ Seefeldt, junior defender Casey Winiecki and sophomore goalie Zach Fike. Mandujano had 12 goals and 4 assists and Seefeldt 4 goals and 7 assists.

Contributed Photos – Angel Rosario (Albion), Marcus Schwarzmueller (Wilson) and Jeremy Foltz (Newfane) round out the first team.

Wilson has placed the trio of senior forward Quinn Rees, sophomore midfielder Owen Cloy and sophomore defender Patrick Hemming on the second team.

Albion is represented by the senior duo of midfielder Juan Santiago and defender Spencer Sietmann on the second team which also includes Roy-Hart junior defender Dominic Peracciny, Newfane junior forward Trevor Heschke and Akron senior midfielder Bryce McClaine. Heschke had 15 goals and 10 assists.

The following players, who are listed by school, earned Honorable Mention:

Akron – Joey Abrams (Jr.), Caleb Suckow (Fr.) and Clint Szcygielski (Sr.)

Albion – Omar Peterson (Sr.), Conner Hollenbeck (Sr.) and Alex Gibson (Jr.)

Medina/Lyndonville – Russ Stephens (Jr.)

Newfane – Connor Gunby (So.), Ty Williams (So.) and Connor MacEvoy (Sr.)

Roy-Hart – Peter Martillotta (Fr.), Aiden Guild (Fr.) and Matt Scott (Sr.)

Wilson – Jacob Hecko (Sr.), Trent Kenny (Sr.) and Joseph Moote (So.)

Final N-O Standings: Medina/Lyndonville 9-1, Roy-Hart 8-2, Newfane 5-3-2, Albion 3-6-1, Wilson 3-6-1, Akron 0-10