WVC Boys Soccer: Crestwood Leads Coaches All-stars
No Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer team was more highly regarded by its coaches this season than Crestwood.
The league’s Division 1 winners and District 2 Class 3A champions led the way with five first-team selections and four more second-team picks on the recently announced WVC coaches all-star teams. No other school matched the Comets’ nine total all-stars.
All-stars were broken into first and second teams for both Divisions 1 and 2.
Crestwood could hardly be stopped this season, losing only once in the regular season (to Valley West, with six all-stars) before lifting its third District 2 championship trophy in the last four seasons. The Comets’ season ended with a 3-1 loss to Athens in the first round of the PIAA tournament.
Hubert Herrera, Sean Murphy, Payton Glynn, Mike Ceklosky and Max Gariano were the Comets’ first team all-stars. Herrera led the WVC with 35 goals in the regular season, and Gariano (21G) and Murphy (18G) added to their league-leading offense.
Other Division 1 teams with multiple all-star nods included District 2 runner-up Dallas (three), Valley West (three) — which tied for second in the division to Dallas — and sixth-place Coughlin (two).
In Division 2, District 2 Class 2A champion Wyoming Seminary collected three first team and second team spots apiece. Sem’s first-team all-stars were scoring leaders Reggie Grayek (11G-4A), Luke Johns (20G-5A) and Edge Miller (10G-17A).
The division’s third- and fourth-place teams, Lake-Lehman and upstart Wyoming Area, led the way with four players named to the first team. Meyers (three), GAR (two) and Holy Redeemer (two) also had multiple first-team recipients.
Here is a full list of the coaches all-stars:
Division 1 First Team
Berwick: Tim Maron
Coughlin: Jacob Cortez, Christian Kosik
Crestwood: Mike Ceklosky, Max Gariano, Payton Glynn, Hubert Herrera, Sean Murphy
Dallas: Ryan Fisher, Kyle Greenwood, Zach Holthaus, Beaudyn Lewis
Nanticoke Area: Adam Eckhart
Pittston Area: Kyle Mlodzienski
Tunkhannock: Eddie Melan
Valley West: Kevin Grodzki, Nate Naugle, Ryan Stevens
Berwick: Zach Demko, Luis Garcia
Coughlin: Logan Davison, Chad Regan
Crestwood: Johnny Olejnik, Nick Ruggeri, Justin Sterling, Trey Zabroski
Dallas: John Betzko, Joey Nardone
Nanticoke Area: Garrett Dzugan
Pittston Area: Brandon Overman, Bryan Rowan
Valley West: Tyler Gilispie, Scott Nilson, Saquan Portee
Division 2 First Team
GAR: Rafael Amigon, Bryant Espinoza
Holy Redeemer: Lucas Barnak, Lance McGrane
Lake-Lehman: Mike Bulzoni, Max Paczewski, Justin Timonte, Nate Salus
Meyers: Tanner Nilon, Michael Krasnavage, Joel Vasquez
MMI Prep: Jimmy Kelly
Wyoming Area: Damien Bronsburg, Nick Belles, Luke Coolbaugh, Brett Kostik
Wyoming Seminary: Reggie Grayek, Luke Johns, Edge Miller
GAR: Joel Garza, Jeison Isaula, Daniel Perez
Hanover Area: Tristan Davies, Hunter Ravert, Ashton Schiel
Holy Redeemer: Ethan Cegelka, Jimmy Dunleavy, Connor Kane
Lake-Lehman: Abe Dabsheh, Gabe Mitchell
Meyers: Ryan Casey, David Kasper, Anthony Macko, Cole Walker
MMI Prep: Ian Dewar, Alex Sessock, Grant Warren
Wyoming Area: Gavin Lahart, Adam Wisnewski
Wyoming Seminary: Ryan Anderson, Jared Weisenberger, Will Ziegler