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.
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.
Ken Chicoski (Wells)- Chicoski, a senior, had 11 assists on the season while also finding the back of the net nine times for the Indians.
Stephen Raymond (Wells)- Raymond helped the Indians offensively with 13 goals and seven assists during his senior season.
Bobby Rose (Schroon Lake)- Rose, a senior, played defensive midfield for the Wildcats this season and proved to be a terrific stopper. He possessed both speed and strength when fighting for loose balls. He had a knack for throw-ins to get the ball close to the goal for Schroon Lake. Despite playing mostly defense, Rose finished with two goals and eight assists.
Alex Shaughnessy (Schroon Lake)- Shaughnessy, a junior, was an offensive weapon for the Wildcats. He led the team in scoring with 20 goals and also finished with five assists. He had the ability to not only finish off set plays, but could also score from anywhere on the field.
Shane Short (Indian Lake/Long Lake)- Short was the leading scorer for the Orange this season, finishing with 12 goals. He showed outstanding athleticism in both offensive and defensive situations.
Zoran Karapetrovic (Keene)- Karapetrovic is a foreign exchange student from Serbia who had a strong defensive prowess. He helped anchor Keene’s defense and earned the nickname “Iron Curtain.”
Gabe Warner (Keene)- Warner was a team captain for the Beavers this season and a key component to the offense. He had several clutch goals while leading the team in scoring.
Noah Macey (Crown Point)- Macey, a freshman, was one of the biggest offensive threats in Division III this season. He finished the year with 25 goals and eight assists, despite being covered one-on-one or even sometimes double teamed. He showed tremendous ball skills and had excellent shot-placement control.
Chad Stephens (Crown Point)- Stephens, a freshman, was one of the better all-around defenders in the league. He had a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and anchored a young defense that had six shutouts on the year. Stevens was also able to net two goals off corner kicks.
Northern Soccer League
Div. III Boys’ All-Stars
Kalab Helms (Minerva/Newcomb), Ben Brenan (Wells), Ken Chicoski (Wells), Stephen Raymond (Wells), Bobby Rose (Schroon Lake), Alex Shaughnessy (Schroon Lake), Shane Short (Indian Lake/Long Lake), Zoran Karapetrovic (Keene), Gabe Warner (Keene), Noah Macey (Crown Point), Chad Stephens (Crown Point)
Austin Washburn (Johnsburg), Daghan Karaali (Minerva/Newcomb), Trevor Moulton (Minerva/Newcomb), Matt Michienzi (Wells), Seth Weaver (Wells), Brenden Hall (Schroon Lake), Austin Armstrong (Schroon Lake), Jack Higgins (Schroon Lake), Caleb Maisonville (Schroon Lake), Colby Pertak (Crown Point), Jaice Spring (Crown Point)
Most Valuable Player: Justin Lough (Schroon Lake)
Coach of the Year: Lee Silvernail (Schroon Lake) and Don Beach (Wells)
Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award: Keene