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OBSERVER Photo by Matt Spielman The Fredonia boys’ soccer team had three players who were named First Team All-Stars in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division. Senior Salvatore Tabone pictured has been called up to the First Team.

Allegany-Limestone recorded a perfect 10-0-0 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys’ soccer this season and was rewarded with a league title and multiple post-season awards.

Senior goaltender Jack Conroy was named the league’s All-Conference Player of the Year as the Gators hit nine shutouts and made 65 saves in a total of 19 games.

Conroy on the first team included junior midfielder Sean Conroy, senior forward Eric Spring and senior midfielder Zach Luce. Sean Conroy had six goals and four assists; Spring had 28 goals and 14 assists; and Luce had six goals and 10 assists.

Second-placed Southwestern, who finished the league 8-2-0, also received several awards, including a Coach of the Year award for Jason Deering.

Trojans second forward Connor Young joined Spring as attacking co-player of the year after Young scored 34 goals and provided five assists.

OBSERVER Photo by Matt Spielman The Fredonia boys’ soccer team had three players who were named First Team All-Stars in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division. Senior Jayden Yerico, pictured, was named to the First Team.

Southwestern’s senior midfielder James Pirrello was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year after the Trojans conceded just 33 goals this season. Pirrello also had four goals and five assists.

Joining Young and Pirrello in the first team were senior defender Spencer Bell and senior midfielder Nolan Froah. Bell had six goals and one assist while Froah had eight goals and 11 assists.

Third-placed Fredonia, who finished with a 6-4-0 league record, put three players in the first team. Senior striker Sal Tabone had 20 goals and seven assists; Senior forward Sam Murphy had 11 goals and eight assists; and senior midfielder Jayden Yerico had three goals and two assists.

Fredonia also received the Team Sportsmanship Award with Hillbillies junior defenseman Jack Pietro, winner of the Individual Sportsmanship Award.

Olean placed two players in the first team. The Huskies were represented by senior midfielder Quintin Allen (nine goals, one assist) and junior defenseman Alex Linderman (two goals, three assists).

Jamestown also placed two players in the first team. The Red Raiders were represented by junior forward Noah Rivera (15 goals, six assists) and junior midfielder Noah Burch (five goals, 10 assists).

The league voted Jerome Lee-Yaw Official of the Year.


Sean Conroy Junior Allegany Limestone

Eric Spring Senior Allegany Limestone

Jack Conroy Senior Allegany Limestone

Zach Luce Senior Allegany Limestone

Connor Young Sophomore Southwestern

James Pirrello Senior Southwest

Spencer Bell Senior Southwest

Nolan Froah Senior Southwest

Sal Tabone Senior Fredonia

Sam Murphy Senior Fredonia

Jayden Yerico Senior Fredonia

Quintin Allen Senior Olean

Alex Linderman Junior Olean

Noah Rivera Junior Jamestown

Noah Burch Junior Jamestown


Cooper Wilczewski Freshman Allegany Limestone

Anthony DeCapua Senior Allegany Limestone

CJ Ellison Junior Allegany Limestone

Seth Vaughn Sophomore Southwestern

Gavin Ternullo Sophomore Southwestern

Jonas Gesing Junior Southwest

Gray Kidder Sophomore Southwestern

Andrew Cowan sophomore Fredonia

Calder Anear Senior Fredonia

Andre Fratercangelo Junior Olean

Josh Gardner Senior Olean

Tyler Maloney Junior Jamestown

Andres Pacheco Junior Jamestown

Evan Sharpe Senior Jamestown

Brady Corbett Senior Dunkirk


Allegany Limestone: Henry Bairton (Sr.), Carson Kwiatkowski (Soph.), Mason Deming (Sr.), Zach Burnett (Sr.), Tyler Griffin (Sr.)

Southwest: Neves Hoose (Jr.), Bergen Nelson (Soph.)

Fredonia: Zach Hall (Sr.), Jack Pietro (Jr.)

Olean: Tyler Camp (Jr.), Brennen Keiler (Soph.), Trevor Crouch (Jr.)

Jamestown: Jarron Cotter (Soph.), Kollon Knisley (Sr.)

Dunkirk: Anthony Piede (fresh), Naisaih Rodriguez (fresh)

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