Portville Dominates CCAA East Awards

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley sophomore Ethyn Gilbert (6) was named to the CCAA East Division First Team at midfield. P-J file photo

After running through the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East Division with a perfect 10-0-0 record, it’s no surprise that Portville claimed most of the awards voted on by the league.

Senior Kyle Mathes was voted the Player of the Year, junior Michael Cole was voted Offensive MVP, senior Todd Stone was voted Defensive MVP, and JJ McIntosh was voted the Coach of the Year. Randolph’s Ben Hitchcock was voted the Sportsmanship Award while Grant Vincent was the Referee of the Year. The league’s top five players were voted in order of Mathes, Cole, Stone, Ellicottville’s Sam Edwards and Portville’s Christian Gariepy.

At forward on the first team was Cole who scored 16 goals and four assists for Portville. Joining Cole at forward is Pine Valley/Gowanda senior Wayne Libby who scored eight goals and two assists.

In the midfield was Mathes, Edwards, Gariepy and Falconer/Cassadaga Valley sophomore Ethyn Gilbert. Edwards earned his spot in the First-Team and top five thanks to his 20 goals and two assists. Gilbert was a maestro in the midfield for the Golden Cougars, scoring six goals and assisting 13 more.

The First-Team defense was composed of Stone, Portville senior Thomas Carls, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley sophomore Finley Pavlock, and Pine Valley/Gowanda freshman Noah Frontuto. Pavlock was a key piece to the Golden Cougars defense that sported a plus 30 goal differential and posted four clean sheets in league play. Frontuto, the youngest member of the First-Team, found ways to contribute from the back line scoring once and adding nine assists.

First-Team goalie was to no surprise Portville sophomore Troy VanSickle. VanSickle posted six shut outs in league play while on the season Portville just surrendered 11 total goals with a plus 50 goal differential.


Michael Cole Junior Forward Portville

Wayne Libby Senior Forward Pine Valley/Gowanda

Kyle Mathes Senior Midfield Portville

Sam Edwards Sophomore Midfield Ellicottville

Christian Gariepy Senior Midfield Portville

Ethyn Gilbert Sophomore Midfield Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Todd Stone Senior Defense Portville

Thomas Carls Senior Defense Portville

Finley Pavlock Sophomore Defense Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Noah Frontuto Freshman Defense Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Troy VanSickle Sophomore Goalie Portville


Nick Harmon Senior Forward Portville

Darwin Westlund Junior Forward Pine Valley/Gowanda

Haydn Myers Junior Forward Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Griffin Nelson Freshman Midfield Randolph

Adam Dossey Junior Midfield Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Brady German Freshman Midfield Portville

Matthew Hostetter Junior Midfield Pine Valley/Gowanda

Brendon Butcher Senior Defense Pine Valley/Gowanda

Nathan Petryszak Senior Defense Portville

Aiden Harrington Sophomore Defense Ellicottville

Austin Main Sophomore Defense Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Carson Olson Junior Goalie Falconer/Cassadaga Valley


Alex Reynolds Junior Forward Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

Jordan Ambuske Junior Forward Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Andy Herrick Junior Forward Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Cooper Freeman Eighth Grade Midfield Randolph

Drew Hind Freshman Midfield Randolph

Caedon Wyatt Junior Midfield Ellicottville

Ignacio DeOrbe Senior Midfield Ellicottville

Coleson Barber Junior Defense Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

George Kruszka Junior Defense Pine Valley/Gowanda

Clayton Crouse Senior Defense Randolph

Cole Faulkner Junior Defense Portville

William Benatovich Sophomore Defense Ellicottville

Christopher King Senior Defense Pine Valley/Gowanda

Kendell Valvo Senior Defense Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Owen Ward Senior Goalie Pine Valley/Gowanda

Evan Bauer Sophomore Goalie Ellicottville

Lucas Barber Senior Goalie Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley


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