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November 22, 2013

Indians, Wildcats lead Div. III boys' soccer all-stars

Wells and Schroon Lake battled for supremacy throughout the regular season in the Northern Soccer League’s Division III.

Both the Indians and Wildcats were rewarded for their strong seasons with multiple All-Star selections.

Schroon Lake had two first-team all-stars, four more on the second team and the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Wells was honored with three first-team all-stars and three second-team all-stars. Both teams shared Coach of the Year.

Keene was awarded the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award.

The all-star teams and awards were selected by the NSL coaches.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Justin Lough (Schroon Lake)- Lough, a senior, played the middle for the Wildcats during the season, and, though short in stature, played like one of the biggest and toughest kids on the field. He used his speed to get to most loose balls and set up multiple scoring chances with his tremendous hustle. Lough finished the season with five goals and 11 assists.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Lee Silvernail (Schroon Lake)- Silvernail, in his sixth season as head coach, led the Wildcats to a 10-1-1 record in 2013 and claimed the fourth seed in the Section VII Class D playoffs. He helped guide Schroon Lake into the semifinals after defeating Willsboro in the quarterfinal matchup.

Don Beach (Wells)- Beach, in his second season, led the Indians to the Division III title with a 12-2 record. In his two seasons, Beach has compiled a 17-10 record. He helped Wells to a third seed in the Section VII Class D playoffs and a quarterfinal victory over Westport.

FIRST TEAM

Kalab Helms (Minerva/Newcomb)- Helms, a freshman, was a strong offensive talent for the Mountaineers this season. He played forward for Minerva/Newcomb and finished with 13 goals and six assists.

Ben Brenan (Wells)- Brenan, a senior, was the netminder for the Indians this season. He faced 156 shots in net and allowed 22 goals, helping Wells to the Division III title.

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