Maple Grove’s Cresanti Receives Central Division’s Top Honor
Maple Grove finished with a perfect 10-0-0 mark in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division boys soccer this fall.
For their efforts, several Red Dragons were honored on the league’s postseason all-star team.
Senior goalkeeper Nathan Cresanti was named the league’s Player of the Year, while he was joined on the First Team by four teammates.
Cresanti spearheaded a Maple Grove defense that allowed just 21 goals all season and made a majority of the team’s 56 saves. He was also part of nine clean sheets.
Senior Jonah Foley was named to the First Team after leading the Red Dragons with 18 goals and finishing second on the team with 10 assists. Senior Trey DeMink was a crucial part of the team’s defense and also chipped in a goal and two assists. Senior Keegan Rishel was third on the team with 14 goals and also third with seven assists. Maple Grove’s final First-Team selection, junior Drew Oste, was second in goals with 16 and first in assists with 12.
Maple Grove also earned the Sportsmanship Award with senior defender Matt Trim the Individual Sportsmanship Award winner.
Second-place Westfield/Brocton finished second in the league with an 8-2-0 record and placed three players on the First Team.
Junior Carson Swanson poured in a team-high 32 goals to go along with 13 assists, which tied for the team high. Senior Aiden Gatto tied for second on the team with 11 goals and tied for the team lead with 13 assists. Senior Donovan St. George anchored the Wolverines defense that allowed 34 goals on the season and also chipped in a goal of his own.
Westfield/Brocton’s Neil Huber was named the Coach of the Year.
Third-place North Collins finished with a 5-4-1 league record and was represented on the First Team by senior Derek Ebersole, who had a team-high 22 goals and 13 assists.
Fourth-place Frewsburg had a 3-5-2 league mark and was represented on the First Team by seniors Zayne Cline and Garrett Brink. Cline anchored a Bears defense that allowed 37 goals on the season, while Brink led the team in goals with 12 and chipped in a pair of assists.
Fifth-place Chautauqua Lake also had two players recognized on the First Team. Senior Clayton Fairbank anchored the defense in front of junior Brendan Klossner.
Silver Creek senior Dean League represented the Black Knights scoring six goals and adding an assist.
Gary London was named the Referee of the Year by the league.
Nathan Cresanti Senior Maple Grove
Jonah Foley Senior Maple Grove
Trey Demink Senior Maple Grove
Keegan Rishel Senior Maple Grove
Drew Oste Junior Maple Grove
Carson Swanson Junior Westfield/Brocton
Aiden Gatto Senior Westfield/Brocton
Donovan St George Senior Westfield/Brocton
Derek Ebersole Senior North Collins
Zayne Cline Senior Frewsburg
Garret Brink Senior Frewsburg
Clayton Fairbank Senior Chautauqua Lake
Brendan Klossner Junior Chautauqua Lake
Dean League Senior Silver Creek
Matt Trim Senior Maple Grove
Gavin Rogers Senior Maple Grove
Ryan Lockwood Junior Maple Grove
Fletcher DeMink Senior Maple Grove
Anthony Gatto Sophomore Westfield/Brocton
Mihir Patel Senior Westfield/Brocton
Isaac Stoughton Junior Westfield/Brocton
Matt Warsaw Senior North Collins
Daniel Downes Senior North Collins
Kenton Dahlin Senior Frewsburg
Gavin Smith Senior Frewsburg
Nate Henry Junior Chautauqua Lake
Kameron Press Junior Chautauqua Lake
Alex Karnes Junior Silver Creek
Tom Hogg Senior Silver Creek
Caleb Barton Senior Maple Grove
Jake Reinhardt Junior Maple Grove
Ty Kraft Sophomore Maple Grove
Cameron Paternosh Senior Westfield/Brocton
Tristen Phillips Junior Westfield/Brocton
Tahner Stowe Sophomore Westfield/Brocton
Vinny Sanfillipo Senior Frewsburg
Lincoln Smith Junior Chautauqua Lake
Anthony Powell Junior Chautauqua Lake
Jonah Farina Senior North Collins
Angelo Fera Junior North Collins
Travis Brennan Junior Silver Creek
Joel Dolce Senior Silver Creek