T&G residence crew highschool soccer (protection) all-star crew

Home team player of the year

Quinn Herlihy

St. John’s High, Junior, Defense Line

Although Herlihy was the focus of every blockade plan used by opposing crimes, he was generally unstoppable. He lost doubles with ease and spent as much time in the backfield as a quarterback. And for this he was named Home Team Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3,230-pound tail / edge rusher made 28 tackles, including seven for a loss, finishing second at Central Mass. With 11 bags. Herlihy, who will reclassify next year and play at the Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, sees his most memorable moment of the season as a 17-6 win over BC High, as it was the Pioneers’ first win against an opponent of the Catholic Conference in since They announced that I will be attending the conference as a full-time member in September. He is the son of Kelly and John Herlihy from Worcester.

Gavin Briggs, Shepherd Hill Football All-Star.

Gavin Briggs

Shepherd Hill Regional, Defense Line, Senior

Add Briggs to the list of talented linemen who have qualified for the Rams in recent years. The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder put the ledge, pushing the pocket on defense, and was a roadworthy end on the offensive. His most memorable moments over the years included being called up as a freshman, catching the only pass of his career – a 33-yarder – as a junior, and playing a pancake block against Wachusett this season. Briggs will continue his football career and study accounting at Worcester State University. He is the son of Dena and Ed Briggs of Charlton.

Northbridge High Football Allstar Jonathan Cray.

Jonathan Cray

Northbridge High, Senior, Linebacker

Cray defended from sideline to sideline for a defense that allowed 9.8 points per game to help the Rams make it 6-0. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound linebacker finished third at Central Mass. With 63½ tackles and added a sack. Cray also lined up on the fullback, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 19 yards per reception while scoring two touchdowns. As captain of the soccer and baseball teams, he considers his most memorable moments of the season to be beating rival Uxbridge and staying undefeated. Cray will play soccer and plans to study economics at Wesleyan University. He is the son of Julie and Brian Cray from Whitinsville.

John Furno, the all-star of Valley Tech football.

John Furno

Blackstone Valley Tech, Junior, Defense Line

Furno was a two-year-old two-way starter who once again added productivity and versatility, helping the beavers achieve 4-1 success. The 6-foot-3,263-pounder lined up on tackle and end and received 22½ tackles and 2½ sacks for a defense that allowed 22 total points and scored two shutouts in the last four games. Offensively, this team captain played tackle and guard for a unit that averaged 38 points per game. This season will always be remembered by Furno as he dedicated it to his “best friend and football brother” Tony Pena, who died of brain cancer last year. He is the son of Chrystal and Adam Furno from Douglas.

Southbridge soccer all star Benjamin Lazo.

Benjamin Lazo

Southbridge High, Senior, Linebacker

Lazo lined up for the Pioneers in multiple spots in the top seven, and no matter where he started a game, he usually finished around the soccer ball. The 6-foot-2,245-pound defensive demon led Central Mass. Sacked for a second straight season, racking up 19 in four games after posting 21½ quarterback takedowns as a junior. He finished fifth in tackles with 46. Lazo, who also played defender and scored two touchdowns, will continue his football career at the American International College, where he is studying sports science. He is the son of Michelle Ethier Lazo and Douglas Lazo of Southbridge.

Narragansett Regional Soccer Allstar Nicholas Leger.

Nicholas Leger

Narragansett Regional, Senior, Defense Line

Leger was a four-year-old two-way starter who played a typically immense role in the Warriors’ 3-1 success. The 6-foot tackle, weighing 283 pounds, collected 19 tackles, including 10 for one loss, and one sack, while forcing three fumbling and recovering two fumbling. Offensively, he positioned himself in the middle. This two-year-old captain considers his most memorable moment of the season to be when he broke the line and took an intended handover from the quarterback against Quabbin. Leger will continue his football career at St. Anselm College, where he will study biology. He is the son of Shauna and Matthew Leger from Gardner.

West Boylston Football Allstar Josh Louriero.

Josh Louriero

West Boylston High, Senior, Defense Line

This is the T&G Super Team’s second selection in a row for Louriero. The 6-foot, 190-pound end garnered 30 tackles and three sacks for a defense that kept four opponents to 14 points or less. Offensively, this double threat quarterback made a total of 933 yards and eight touchdowns. He considers his most memorable moments of the 5-1 season as victories against EMass heavyweights Plymouth South and KIPP Academy. Louriero will continue his football career at Assumption University, where he will study computer science. He is the son of Michelle and Jason Louriero from West Boylston.

Leominster football all-star Kyle Philbin.

Kyle Philbin

Leominster High, Senior, Defense Line

While the Blue Devils struggled against a tough schedule during the shortened spring season, Philbin stood out for his strong, steady and spectacular play on both sides of the game. The 6-foot-4,250-pounder was always difficult to block in defense and consistently ended its blockades on the offensive. As a two-year-old captain and three-year-old college starter who was named a junior all-star of the T&G Division 3, he also plays lacrosse for the Blue Devils. Philbin will continue his football career at Brown University while his twin brother Kyle is signed to Bentley. He is the son of Linda and Jim Philbin from Fitchburg.

Nashoba Regional Soccer All Star Connor Salmon.

Connor Salmon

Nashoba Regional, Junior, Linebacker

Salmon anchored a defense that allowed 8.8 points per game and scored a total of eight points in the second half of the season when Nashoba won 5-0. The 6-foot linebacker, weighing 215 pounds, led the team in tackles, making 18 solo stops and assisting 17 others, with seven lost. He added three sacks and a fiddly recovery. Salmon also lined up on the run back and rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 44 runs and got a reception, good for 11 yards and six points. He is the son of Karen and Raymond Salmon from Bolton.

Marlboro Football Allstar Jason Short.

Jason Short

Marlboro High, Senior, Defensive Back

Short was the undisputed leader of the Panthers who, with his work ethic and athletic prowess, set an excellent example when the Panthers took the 3-3 lead. The win over rival Hudson, which he considers to be his most memorable moment of the season, was the highlight. The 6-foot, 195-pound corner / safety made 11 tackles and lost two passes while also breaking five passes and causing three fumbling. Offensively, he rushed for 227 yards and seven touchdowns to 58 carries and went past for 327 yards and three touchdowns. As a two-year football and basketball captain, Short plans to study business analytics at Western New England University. He is the son of Kristen and Paul Short from Marlboro.

Wachusett Regional Soccer All Star Angelo Smith.

Angelo Smith

Wachusett Regional, Junior, Linebacker

Smith was a mainstay in the middle for the climbers, who did not allow more than 14 points in a game at 6-0. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound playmaker amassed 31 tackles, including 10 for one loss, and two sacks while forcing two fiddles. Smith was also of great importance on the offensive. He finished 12th in the Central Mass, rushed 550 yards and finished 11th with 54 points. Smith regards his most memorable moments of spring as the news that there would be a season and then the climbers would remain undefeated. He is the son of Tammy and Thomas Smith from Jefferson.

West Boylston Football Allstar Danny Williams.

Danny Williams

West Boylston High, Senior, Defensive Back

Williams was a primary concern of opponents with his ballhawking methods in secondary school. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder security had 36 tackles and was provided with four interceptions for the Central Mass. Leadership bound. Williams was equally productive on the offensive, rushing for 655 yards, averaging 14 yards on seven receptions, and scoring 82 points. He considers his most memorable moments of the season as a week 1 win against Plymouth South in 13th and four touchdowns against Clinton. Williams will continue his football career and study biology and health sciences at Assumption University. He is the son of Caroline and Ryan Williams of West Boylston.


The players were nominated by the coaches of each team

Catholic Conference

Luke Feraco, St. Johns

Jake Newsham, St. John’s

Bobby Rodolakis, St. John’s

Central Mass. Pod 1

Owen Champagne, Wachusett

JC Cora, Leominster

Rio Ferguson, Algonquin

Tom Flynn, Doherty

Romeo Holland, Shepherd’s Hill

Tucker McDonald, Wachusett

Mike McEvoy, Algonquin

Jon Mejia, Doherty

Jack Philbin, Leominster

Matt Raeke, Wachusett

Tom Raeke, Wachusett

Tim Refolo, Shrewsbury

Eli Sulmasy, Wachusett

Central Mass. Pod 2

Devon Barisano, Fitchburg

Colton Bosselait, Oakmont

Josh Digeronimo, Nashoba

Tyler Dimond, Grafton

Collin Freitas, Marlboro

Jay Jay Jarmann, Marlboro

Kevin McCarthy, Westboro

Ryan McKenna, Oakmont

Joey Saborin, Nashoba

Adam Steinberg, Westboro

Dante Reno, Tantasqua

Declan Van Nest, Westboro

Ashton Worstell, Westboro

Central Mass. Pod 3

Jacob Banchs, St. Bernard

Jack Barry, Groton-Dunstable

Marcus Bass, Hudson

Tom Billings, Hudson

Wyatt Bingham, St. Bernard’s

Max Hannagan, Littleton

Thomas Hirsh, Maynard

Will Jent, Clinton

Damien Jones, St. Bernard’s

Ryan Kozlowski, West Boylston

Parker Landfors, Littleton

Joey Lemoine, Hudson

Antonio Nieves, Clinton

Richie Powderly, Littleton

Keevan Regan, West Boylston

Caesar Romero, Clinton

Cody Shearer, Littleton

Matt Smith, St. Bernard’s

Central Mass. Pod 4

Owen Faulha, Quabbin

Anthony Gramolini, Narragansett

Adam Hill, Lunenburg

Brian Holmes, Ayer-Shirley

Jaden Jenkins, Lunenburg

Brian Melendez, Lunenburg

Cam Monette, Murdock

Jack Polcari, Murdock

Zak Ramos, Narragansett

Anthony Stowell, Narragansett

Calvin Tenney, Murdock

Central Mass. Pod 5

Anderson Arpano, South

Angelo LaRose, south

Cam Gallagher, Valley Tech

Aiden Morrow, South

Carl Muanya, Valley Tech

Jarad Wielsma, Northbridge

Central Mass. Pod 6

Jonathan Altemus, Sutton

Cameron Ayotte, Millbury

Connor Benedict, Sutton

Ryan Gleason, Millbury

Sam Kontoes, Bartlett

Briant Johnson, Sutton

Carlos Morales, Southbridge

Alex Nunez, Bartlett

Antonio Vaccaro, Millbury

Central Mass. Pod 7

Issaih Agnew, St. Paul

Nick Army, St. Paul

Brendan Burke, Quaboag

Raymond Dewar, St. Paul

Justin Faletti, David Prouty

Jonah Familia, Burncoat

TJ Farr, Monty Tech

Tyler Gillespie, Bay Path

Matt Griffing, Quaboag

Brendan Halloran, David Prouty

Tyler Jacques, Oxford

Colin Johnson, St. Paul

Antoine Lacourt, Oxford

Brandon Merino, Worcester Tech

Cenceir Mills, Monty Tech

Zack Paine, David Prouty

Darius Richardson, Oxford

Reyes Rodriguez, Worcester Tech

Liam Silva, St. Paul

Nick Silva, burncoat

Santino Trifone, Quaboag

Niko Vitkos, Bay Path

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