HS SOCCER: UNICO All-star Games Set Today At U Of S Weiss Field
Lackawanna League senior soccer players will play the final game of their high school careers today when the annual UNICO Soccer Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. at the University of Scranton’s Weiss Field.
The girls game starts at 4 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 6:15. Admission is $5 for adults. There is no charge for children under 18. Proceeds from the game help fund UNICO scholarships.
Six players from The Times-Tribune All-Region teams dot the rosters for the game, with another 34 players who earned league all-star recognition scheduled to participate.
In the girls game, Scranton Prep’s Katherine Dzwonczyk, an all-region defender, will lead the Green squad, while Honesdale’s all-region pair of midfielder Mackenzie Meagher and goalie Sadie Wood will head the White unit.
In the boys game, midfielders Luke Abdalla of Abington Heights and Leonard Johnson of Western Wayne were all-region performers who will suit up for the Green, while another standout midfielder, Wallenpaupack’s Kasper Zaba-Poplawski, heads the White side.
Girls Green roster
Meghan Winter, Valley View; Gabby Cerra and Sam Shelesky, Mid Valley; Sydney Hazelton and Nathalia Martinez, West Scranton; Aden Meeker, Erika Aguilar and Selina Bolella, Scranton; Nina Zimmerman, Old Forge; Sam Caputo, Lakeland; Emily Christina, Gracie Guarino and Vaeda Pontosky, Western Wayne; Chloe Calabro, Forest City; Katherine Dzwonczyk and Angelina Falcone, Scranton Prep.
Girls White roster
Camden Bannan, Mackenzie Meagher and Sadie Wood, Honesdale; Miriam Denhalter and Erin Woolley, Delaware Valley; Jamie Falgie, Wallenpaupack; Susan Ntch, Alana Wright and Mason McGurrin, North Pocono; Lucy Ives and Kylie Smith, Elk Lake; Tori Wells, Leia Parry and Emily Cacioppo, Abington Heights.
Boys Green roster
Adam Bond, Leonard Johnson, Jamie Ashby and Cameron Johnson, Western Wayne; Jack Flynn and Jerry Borosky, Lakeland; Shamir Pradhan and Daniel Aguilar, Scranton; Joseph Valencia and Michael Gowarty, West Scranton; Luke Abdalla, Anthony Lionetti and Connor Thorpe, Abington Heights; Robert T. Bennardo, North Pocono; Wyatt Bravo and Charlie DeNapoli, Dunmore; Tommy Gudykunst and Eric Hall, Blue Ridge; Eric Paulin, Forest City.
Boys White roster
Francisco Grande, Riverside; Nick Bianchi, Max Gillow, Aaron Harrison and Seth Kashuba, Valley View; Peter McDermott and Kasper Zaba-Poplawski, Wallenpaupack; Jimmy Perry and Nick Silva, Old Forge; Larry Risner and Clay DeVoe, Mid Valley; Jason Seamans and Tyler Striefsky, Mountain View; Kevin Valvano, Elk Lake; Dan Bradley and David Marcial, Delaware Valley; Noah Somers, Holy Cross.