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December 2, 2012

McCarthy headlines NSL Div. I boys' All-Stars

Northeastern Clinton was able to run through Northern Soccer League opponents this fall, finishing the regular season 14-0 before claiming the Section VII Class B championship with a 4-0 win over Peru.

The Cougars were recognized for their effort, landing one player on the NLS Division I All-Stars First Team, while also nabbing the MVP and Coach of the Year awards.

Peru’s runner-up finish allowed the Indians to garner four First-Team selections.

Beekmantown earned three spots, while AuSable Valley received two.

Saranac had one representative.

The All-Stars were selected by the Northern Soccer League coaches.

Most Valuable Player

Kyle McCarthy (Northeastern Clinton) — McCarthy, a senior, recorded 29 goals and five assists to lead his team and claim MVP honors. “Kyle is a very competitive and unselfish player who will be hard to replace,” Northeaster coach Dale Hawksby said.

Coach of the Year

Dale Hawksby (Northeastern Clinton) — Hawksby posted a 16-1 season, only losing to Ichabod Crane in the state quarterfinals. His team was the Section VII Class B champion. Hawksby has posted a career record of 295-89-30 over 22 years as coach.

First Team

Nate Casey (AuSable Valley) — Casey’s work ethic, tenacity and intellect helped him lead his team this year. “He is a great leader on and off the field,” AuSable Valley coach Bob Hamilton said.

Austin Facteau (AuSable Valley) – Facteau had a substantial presence both in the backfield and in the front, creating opportunities for the forwards. “He is a fierce defender and never gives up,” Hamilton said.

Zach Brockway (Beekmantown) – Brockway’s midfield awareness, speed and skill allowed him to push the ball forward to create opportunities of his team. He also scored six goals this season and is a two time All-Star.

Adam Goldfarb (Beekmantown) – Goldfarb led his team in scoring with 20 goals and eight assists. He also had stints at defense, where he excelled as well. “Adam’s ability to score and lovable personality will be missed next year,” Beekmantown coach Ryan Loucy said.

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