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Maple Grove’s Eli Moore (3) was named CCAA Central Division Player of the Year after scoring 30 goals for the Red Dragons this season. PJ file photo

Winning the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division title with a perfect 10-0-0 record has brought honors to the Maple Grove boys’ soccer team.

First-year head coach Eric Daigler was recently named the league’s Coach of the Year after leading the Red Dragons to a 12-3-1 overall record and a berth in the Section VI Class D championship game. Maple Grove outplayed their opponents 70-19.

Red Dragons forward Eli Moore was named Central Division Player of the Year after scoring 30 goals and providing 10 assists.

Moore was joined by three teammates on the league’s first team. Junior midfielder Jonah Foley had 17 goals and eight assists, junior goalkeeper Nathan Cresanti was a key part of the team that only conceded 19 goals and junior midfielder Gavin Rodgers had one goal and one assist.

Runners-up Westfield/Brocton had a 6-4-0 league record and a 10-8-0 overall record. The Wolverines also had three players on the first team. Second forward Carson Swanson had 22 goals and six assists, junior midfielder Aiden Gatto had five goals and six assists and senior defender Jordin Lopez had an assist as he helped Westfield/Brocton to the Section VI Class C semifinals.

Chautauqua Lake, who tied third in the league with Frewsburg 5-4-1, placed two players in the first team while also being named the winner of the league’s Team Sportsmanship Award. Senior forward Elias Quintero scored 10 goals and added three assists while also being named the winner of the league’s Individual Sportsmanship Award. Senior midfielder Ethan Testa joined Quintero in the first-team after scoring four goals and providing nine assists.

Frewsburg put two players in the first team. Senior midfielder Zack Carr had a team-best 21 goals and nine assists, while senior Connor Murray started the season as the Bears’ goalie before moving onto the field. He finished with seven goals and 11 assists.

Silver Creek/Forestville also had two players on the first team. Senior forward Alex Procknal had 11 goals and one assist, while senior defender Wyatt Golembieski had one goal and two assists.

North Collins junior forward Derek Ebersole completed the first team with 12 goals and five assists for the Eagles.

The league named Rosario Parisi Referee of the Year.

FIRST TEAM

Eli Moore Senior Maple Grove

Jonah Foley Junior Maple Grove

Nathan Cresanti Junior Maple Grove

Gavin Rodgers Junior Maple Grove

Carson Swanson sophomore Westfield/Brocton

Aiden Gatto Junior Westfield/Brocton

Jordin Lopez Senior Westfield/Brocton

Zack Carr Senior Frewsburg

Connor Murray Senior Frewsburg

Elias Quintero Senior Lake Chautauqua

Ethan Testa Senior Chautauqua Lake

Derek Ebersole Junior North Collins

Alex Procknal Senior Silver Creek/Forestville

Wyatt Golembieski Senior Silver Creek/Forestville

SECOND TEAM

Keegan Rishel Junior Maple Grove

Drew Oste Sophomore Maple Grove

Matt Trim Junior Maple Grove

Trey DeMink Junior Maple Grove

Danny Bratton sophomore Westfield/Brocton

Aaron Fuller Junior Westfield/Brocton

Drab Phillips sophomore Westfield/Brocton

Braydon Lobb Senior Frewsburg

Garrett Brink Junior Frewsburg

Clayton Fairbank Junior Chautauqua Lake

Brendan Klossner Sophomore Chautauqua Lake

Daniel Downes Junior North Collins

Dean League Juniors Silver Creek/Forestville

AWARD

Maple Grove: Fletcher DeMink (Jr.), Ryan Lockwood (Soph.), Steven Whitman (Sr.), Georgio Akl (Sr.)

Westfield/Brocton: Mihir Patel (Jr.), Simeon Lashbrook (Sr.), Donovan St. George (Jr.)

Frewsburg: Gibson Kinney (Sr), Zayne Cline (Jr), Jacob Constantino (Sr), Lucas Eckman (Sr)

Chautauqua Lake: Evan Flurrie (Sr.), Cole Otto (Sr.)

North Collins: Tony Fera (Sr.), Montana Robbins (Sr.)

Silver Creek/Forestville: Joel Dolce (Jr.), Nathaniel Mays (Fresh.)

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