Tag Archive for: Soccer


2023 Fall Northeast 8 Athletic Conference Champions / Selections

Team Champion(s): South Range

Full Name School Full Name School

Player(s) of the Year Antuan Gardner Niles McKinley


Tuff McConahy Girard QB
Blake Ewert South Range RB
Cole Fulton Poland Seminary RB
Stephen Sims Girard WR
Brady Crumbacher South Range WR
Anthony Carter Struthers TE/Ath.
Chris Macioce Niles McKinley OL
Lucas Seese Hubbard OL
Sam Belest Lakeview OL
Gus Valentine South Range OL
Caleb Sakara Struthers OL
Jas Stefancin Poland Seminary K
Logan Butcher South Range P
Domenico Simone Girard Ret.


Nick Bowser Hubbard DL
Allen Hess Cardona Girard DL
Kamron Aquisto South Range DL
Alex Stefek Poland Seminary DL
Ahmad Curd-Stephens Girard LB
Luke Starkey South Range LB
Devin Braham Struthers LB
Danny Nittoli Poland Seminary LB
Andrew Brown Lakeview DB
Tristan Toy South Range DB
Jason Dukes Struthers DB
Andrew Todd Poland Seminary DB


Dom Pagano Poland Seminary QB
Garland Warren Hubbard RB
Joe Smith Niles McKinley RB
Anthony Bengala Girard WR
Kris Hrosar Niles McKinley WR

Jake Nicholas Lakeview TE/Ath.
Gabe Hamrock Hubbard OL
Dom Vince Girard OL
Tyler Canfield Poland Seminary OL
Vince Biola Struthers OL
Cam Carr South Range OL
Zack Morris Girard K
Braydon Songer Hubbard P
Dylan Smesko South Range Ret.


Isaac Griffith Girard DL
Landon Hall Lakeview DL
Oliver McCully Poland Seminary DL
Carter Waldren Niles McKinley DL
Nolan Toth Lakeview LB
D'Onte Williams Niles McKinley LB
Matt Boccieri Poland Seminary LB
Aidan Dominguez South Range LB
Michael Hazimihalis Hubbard DB
Samuel Gillis Lakeview DB
Paul Greco Poland Seminary DB
Gaven Nagy South Range DB
Vito Komara Poland Seminary DB

Team Champion(s): Lakeview

Player(s) of the Year Bree Latell Girard

Reagan Price Lakeview
Mallory Mailach Lakeview
Bailey Walters Girard
Peytyn Slovesko Hubbard
Anna Toy South Range
Scarlet Horvath Struthers
Bella Khoury Poland Seminary


Molly Stuart Lakeview
Nico Cochran Girard
Lauren Komorek Hubbard

Sarah Kuhns South Range
Mickayla Taaffe Struthers
Natalie Burosky Struthers
Hallie Capan Lakeview

Team Champion(s): Poland Seminary

Player(s) of the Year Angelo Rinaldi Poland Seminary


Michael Garwacki South Range
Michael Chambers Poland Seminary
Jason DeMonica Lakeview
Jack Carey South Range
Garrett Brajkovich Hubbard


Matthew Morrone Poland Seminary
Luke Rohan South Range
Griffin Pahanish South Range
Gabe Rusnak Hubbard
Matthew Shelley Girard

Team Champion(s): Poland Seminary

Player(s) of the Year Chloe Puhl South Range


Malorie Oyler Hubbard
Cassie Klotz Lakeview
Kelli Kover Niles McKinley
Nina Gordon Poland Seminary
Kylie Kapics Poland Seminary


Julia Ragozzino Girard
Kennedy Perline Hubbard
Olivia Loftus Poland Seminary
Delaney Godfrey Lakeview

Bethany Witmer South Range

Team Champion(s): Hubbard

Player(s) of the Year Michael Daley Poland Seminary


Logan Butcher South Range
Caleb MacKay Hubbard
Brandon Toot Lakeview
Andreas Tsikouris Poland Seminary
Jacob Gugliotta Girard
Ben Bradley Lakeview
AJ Lisko Poland Seminary
Vinny Maiorca Hubbard
Luca Regule South Range
Jacob Williams Girard
Alex Williams Girard


First Name Last Name School
Barnabe Duhautois South Range
Trent Reinard Hubbard
Jack Staffeld South Range
Skevos Tsikouris Poland Seminary
Andrew Whitfield Girard
Quinn Bulick Poland Seminary
Maddox Ifft Hubbard
Lucas Manzo Hubbard
Matthew Matiste Poland Seminary
Caden McConnell South Range
Anthony Marble-Salem Lakeview

Team Champion(s): Poland Seminary

Player(s) of the Year Sophia Generalovich Poland Seminary


Lorelai Lowe Lakeview
Cali Rodgers Niles McKinley
Taylor Bickerstaff Niles McKinley

Kiley Hamady Hubbard
Ava Blinsky Poland Seminary
Mary Brant Poland Seminary
Maddie Yost Niles McKinley
Leah Clark Lakeview
Natalie Tate Niles McKinley
Angelina Carcelli Struthers
Leanne Williams Poland Seminary


Lexa Tovtin Struthers
Giana Schubert Girard
Devin Sauerwein South Range
Daphne Hendrix Hubbard
Annabelle Humphrey Lakeview
Caitlyn Niemeyer Girard
Rheanna Barr Hubbard
Lauren Coss Poland Seminary
Lilah Angus South Range
Ava Croyle Struthers
Ava Hipple Lakeview

Team Champion(s): Lakeview

Player(s) of the Year Emmitt Slabach South Range


Anthony Marble-Salem Lakeview
Charles Reigrut South Range
Jake Langmeyer Lakeview
Griffin Oravec Lakeview
Evan Hyde Lakeview
Max Freeze South Range
Trent Miller Lakeview


Jaden Kropp Lakeview
Caleb Baun South Range
Mason Wheeler Lakeview
Luke Whitmore Lakeview
Marcus Grube Lakeview

Xavier Winner South Range
Malachi Sweeney Poland Seminary

Team Champion(s): Poland Seminary

Player(s) of the Year Jalyn Deleon Lakeview


Mila Milosevic Poland Seminary
Jackie Skruck Hubbard
Sydney Penick South Range
Giana Sabatino Girard
Kennedy Henderson Poland Seminary
Kate Harrell Poland Seminary
Sara White Poland Seminary


Kendall Yankey Girard
Emma Purton South Range
Jocelyne Salaty Poland Seminary
Isabella Smith South Range
Abigail Baun South Range
Ava Sabatino Girard
Rebecca Ruthrauff South Range

Team Champion(s): Struthers

Player(s) of the Year Lucienne Hopps Poland Seminary


Ava Croyle Struthers
Clare Coppola Struthers
Gabby Russell Struthers
Cameron Silverman Girard
Sophia Shuster Lakeview


Avah Rodgers Niles McKinley
Cadence Shorthouse Struthers

Lauren Shaw Poland Seminary
Sofia Elia Poland Seminary
Ella Yarabenetz Lakeview


BOARDMAN, OH- In today’s episode, titled “Boardman Player Profile: Andrew Cvercko,” we delve into the fascinating world of a talented young athlete from a sports-oriented family. Andrew joins us to discuss the unique dynamics and pressures that come with being part of a competitive household.

We explore his journey in various sports, from soccer to swimming, and the influential role his family has played in his athletic pursuits.

Join us as we uncover Andrew’s passion for football, his determination to excel, and his plans for the future. So, sit back, relax, and get ready for another engaging player profile on YSN!




POLAND, OH – Caden Catcott and Matthew Matiste are two exceptional senior soccer players who have left an indelible mark on the Poland Bulldogs soccer program. Caden, a dynamic player, has been a key figure in the team’s success with his blazing speed and great finishing. His dedication to the sport is evident in his consistent performance throughout his high school career, earning him a reputation as one of the most consistent players at Poland. Beyond his technical prowess, Caden’s leadership on and off the field has been instrumental in creating a strong team spirit among his fellow players.

Matthew Matiste, a tenacious player in his own right, has been the heartbeat of the Poland Bulldogs’ soccer team for the past four years. His exceptional ball control and vision make him an invaluable playmaker, orchestrating the team’s attacks and providing crucial assists. Matthew’s work ethic and commitment to the sport have set a remarkable example for his teammates, and his ability to maintain composure under pressure has been instrumental in the Bulldogs’ success. Together, Caden and Matthew have been instrumental in leading their team to multiple victories, leaving a lasting legacy of excellence within the Poland Bulldogs soccer program.




BOARDMAN, OH-Welcome back to YSN, where we bring you the latest player profiles and exclusive interviews with some of the most talented athletes in the game. In today’s episode, we have a special guest joining us – Morgan Russo, a rising star in cross-country running.

Morgan sits down with our host to discuss her passion for running and what it means to be a part of a team. She shares her journey of how she fell in love with cross country in 7th grade and how it became her sport of choice. We also delve into her dedication to pushing through challenges and the motivation she finds in her teammates, even when things get tough.

Join us as we uncover the behind-the-scenes moments of Morgan’s cross-country experience, from the joys of hanging out and playing games with her team to the stressful recruiting process she’s currently navigating. She opens up about her dreams of securing scholarships and her aspirations to study psychology or education.

We also get a glimpse into Morgan’s close-knit family, including her mom’s valuable advice and her dad’s infectious goofiness. From pogo sticks at camping trips to sibling bonds, we explore the support system that keeps Morgan grounded.

So stay tuned for an inspiring conversation with Morgan Russo, where we discover the drive and determination that fuels her success on and off the cross-country track. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.




BOARDMAN OH- Sarah Blasco, a senior standout for the Boardman Spartans girls’ soccer team, is more than just a player on the field; she’s a symbol of resilience and leadership. Blasco’s impact on the team goes far beyond her skills – it’s her unwavering determination and positive attitude that make her an invaluable asset.

This season, Blasco faced the challenge of coming back from an injury that could have sidelined her dreams. However, her determination shone brightly as she worked tirelessly to recover. The physical aspect of her rehabilitation was demanding, but perhaps the mental hurdle was even more daunting. Overcoming the fear of reinjury in a contact sport like soccer required immense courage. Blasco’s journey epitomizes the spirit of a true athlete – someone who doesn’t let setbacks define her.

Blasco’s presence on the field is transformative. Her return from injury marked a turning point for the team. It was evident that her leadership and dedication inspired her teammates to strive for excellence. In the face of adversity, she became a role model, showing them that challenges can be conquered with determination and a positive mindset.

Boardman’s season might not have been flawless in terms of wins and losses, but the team’s resilience reflects Blasco’s own journey. Like their leader, they refuse to stay down for long. Each loss is met with a determined rebound, mirroring the strength and spirit of Sarah Blasco herself. As the Spartans navigate the ups and downs of their season, they draw inspiration from their remarkable leader, who exemplifies the true essence of sportsmanship and resilience.

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CANFIELD, OH- Welcome back to another exciting episode of YSN Player Profile, where we delve into the lives and stories of extraordinary individuals.

In today’s episode, we shine the spotlight on Conner Merrill, a senior offensive and defensive lineman for the Canfield Cardinals. Join us as we sit down with Conner at Cocca’s Pizza in Canfield, Ohio, to discuss his football journey, his role as a leader on the team, and the importance of family.

From his unwavering commitment on the field to his quick wit and humor off the field, Conner gives us fascinating insights into his life and what drives him.

So grab your headphones, get comfortable, and tune in to this Canfield Player Profile episode featuring the one and only Conner Merrill.



POLAND, OH – The Poland Lady Bulldogs are having a season to remember as they are currently undefeated in the NE8 with a chance to win the league outright this week! That success can be linked to many things but one main reason is a group of talented senior leaders. Ariel Grischow and Leanne Williams are integral members of the Poland Lady Bulldogs soccer team, playing pivotal roles in the team’s success. As a senior midfielder, Ariel is the engine that drives the midfield with her exceptional ball-handling skills, vision, and awareness. Her ability to control the flow of the game, distribute precise passes, and contribute defensively has been instrumental in the Lady Bulldogs’ success on the field. Leanne, also a senior, has been a rock-solid presence between the posts for the Lady Bulldogs. With an impressive 75 saves on the season and five shutouts, Williams’ goalkeeping abilities have been nothing short of exceptional. Her shot-stopping, quick reflexes, and commanding presence in the box instill confidence in her teammates and serve as a barrier to opposing attackers. Leanne’s remarkable consistency and determination as a goalkeeper have played a crucial role in the Lady Bulldogs’ defensive solidity, making her a true asset to the team as they chase their goals and playoff run this season.




POLAND, OH – The Poland Lady Bulldogs are having a season to remember as they are currently undefeated in the NE8 with a chance to win the league outright this week! That success can be linked to many things but one main reason is a group of talented senior leaders. Mary Brant and Ava Sabrin are the two that form the dynamic defensive duo on the Poland Lady Bulldogs soccer team, bringing their exceptional skills and commitment to the pitch. As seniors, they have not only been a formidable force on the field but also inspirational leaders for their teammates. Brant is known for her rock-solid defensive prowess, with a keen sense of anticipation and remarkable agility, she has stopped countless opposition attacks, earning her a reputation as a tenacious defender. Her ability to read the game and initiate crucial counterattacks from the backline has been pivotal to the Lady Bulldogs’ success. Sabrin, on the other hand, complements Mary’s skills perfectly as a fellow senior defender, Ava brings her own brand of determination and skill to the team. Her exceptional ball control and precision passing make her a vital cog in both the defensive and transitional phases of the game. Together, Mary Brant and Ava Sabrin exemplify the teamwork and dedication that have defined the Poland Lady Bulldogs soccer program.




BOARDMAN, OH- In this episode of “Boardman Player Profile,” we have the talented and multi-sport athlete, Kosta Cvercko, joining us.

Kosta, a junior from the Boardman soccer team, shares his journey in soccer and how he also became the kicker for the football team. We dive into the pressures of being a kicker and the difference between playing soccer and football. Kosta also discusses the challenges of his junior year in school and reveals his aspirations to become a lawyer.

Join us as we learn more about Kosta’s family dynamic and how they support him in his athletic and academic pursuits. Stay tuned for more engaging conversations coming up on YSN!



BOARDMAN, OH- In this episode, we have a special guest joining us – the talented Gabe Hammerton, who has been a fixture of our coverage since his early days. Gabe comes from a sports-heavy family, with his father serving as the assistant athletic director and head girls basketball coach.

While he used to play baseball, Gabe decided to focus on tennis and soccer, ranking tennis as his best sport.

We dive into Gabe’s journey, including his team’s challenging start to the season, his leadership style learned from his dad, and his aspirations to go pro in basketball.

Get ready for an exciting conversation as we learn more about Gabe Hammerton’s player profile.