ALL-HERALD BOYS SOCCER: Our team of 12 area standouts boasts plenty of star power

Published on Monday, 25 December 2017 16:05
Written by SHELBY IAVA


With four out of the seven area teams qualifying for postseason play, there was plenty of talent to choose from when selecting our All-Herald Boys Soccer Team.

Besides teamwork, there was a great deal of individual play, and 12 players stood out among the rest.

Berlin went 13-4-1 this season and made it to the second round of the state tournament, so it’s no surprise the Redcoats had three players make our team.

Noah Silverman leads the way at the forward position, as he finished out his senior year among not only the best in the region and state, but in all of New England as well.

Honored as an all-conference, All-State and All-New England selection, Silverman holds the record for most goals scored in a single game (5) for the Redcoats. Silverman also broke a new record this year, most assists in a career. Silverman rounded out his final soccer season by earning MVP of the Senior Bowl. Silverman finished out his senior season with 15 goals and 21 assists.

Silverman has verbally committed to Central Connecticut State where he will play Division I soccer.

Berlin midfielder Ryan Jenkins is a three-time all-conference and two-time All-State selection who finished out the season with 13 goals and seven assists.

An honor roll student, the senior has won the academic award four years in a row.

Curtis Arcari is the final member of the Redcoats to make our team. The senior midfielder netted 10 goals and recorded seven assists this season. Arcari is an honors student.

Plainville, which finished its season with a 9-8-3 record, also places three players on our team.

Junior forward Dane Stephens was a key component for the Blue Devils this season and earned all-conference in the process.

Goalkeeper Sergio Zaldivar made 50 saves out of 60 shots, plus had four penalty kick saves, earning an all-conference honor. Plainville had four shutouts in all this season, including its first round Class M state tournament win over Seymour, 6-0. Zaldivar plans on attending college after he graduates and will continue to play sports.

Senior forward Patryk Wnorowski, a four-year varsity starter, earned his second consecutive all-conference honor, as well as All-State. Wnorowski plans on attending college in the fall where he will play soccer.

Adam Gottner is New Britain’s lone representative on our team. He earned his second all-CCC selection and is consistently an honor roll student. Gottner will attend college when he graduates and will take any chance he can to play soccer.

Southington advanced to the postseason once again, playing in the second round of the Class LL state tournament, falling 3-0 to Glastonbury. Three Blue Knights standouts make our team.

Evan Daddona is making his third appearance on our All-Herald Boys Soccer Team. Although the senior didn’t see much time in goal this season due to a broken hand, in the four regular season games he played, three of them were clean sheets. Daddona earned his second consecutive all-CCC honor as well as achieving All-State after playing defense as well.

Daddona is planning to attend college in the fall and is being recruited by some to play soccer.

Hayden Burbank is a two-time all-conference selection, netting six goals this season. Burbank is an honors student. He is also planning on playing soccer in college.

The final Southington player making our team is Kieran Tindall. The three-year starter had one goal this season and five assists, earning his first all-CCC selection.

Newington rounds out our All-Herald team with two players, Hermish Adarkwah and Trey Sadler.

Adarkwah started his soccer journey when he was 6-years-old, but then stopped and didn’t continue until this year. An all-CCC choice from the forward position, the junior netted 12 goals for the Indians. He was honored with the Coaches Award and was a Max Preps Player of the Week.

Sadler scored three goals and had six assists, earning him an all-CCC selection. An honor roll student, Sadler plans on playing college soccer after he graduates.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 25 December 2017 16:05. Updated: Monday, 25 December 2017 16:08.