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The breakdown of this list is a sure sign that girls soccer is on the upswing in Western New York. While four student-athletes wrapped up their NCAA Division I college soccer careers this past fall, 13 more completed their freshman season at the top level of collegiate sports. Williamsville South alum Carissima Cutrona, who plays at the University at Buffalo, paced a…

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ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK Chosen by WNY coaches Player of the Year: Maya Palmer (Williamsville North) FIRST TEAM Position - Player - School - Class F Hope Balling Tonawanda 12 F Bella Buscaglia Williamsville East 9 F Kayleigh Daniels Newfane 12 F Meghan Root Pioneer 12 M Emily Foltz Newfane 12 M Tess Ford Williamsville East 12 M Molly McClella…

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Winning a state championship is supposed to be harder than the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer team made it look. Coach Dale MacArthur knew his Gators were talented at the start of the season, but he wasn’t sure if the team knew just how good it could be. Allegany-Limestone piled up lopsided win after lopsided win, only losing to eventual Class A-2 champ Pioneer. Mac…

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Meet the members of the 2017 All-Western New York girls soccer first team, as selected by a panel of area coaches. The team will appear in print Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Meet the members of the 2017 All-Western New York boys soccer team, selected by a panel of coaches.

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International Prep alum Ezana Kahsay, FC Buffalo defender Brian Paredes and former Buffalo State goalkeeper Will Banahene have been selected to represent the National Premier Soccer League's Midwest Region in front of professional scouts at the annual NPSL Player Showcase. The fourth annual event runs from Jan. 13 to 15 in Kissimmee, Fla., where 17 players from each of …

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You never know where #PrepTalkAlumni might turn up. Many products of Section 6 and the Monsignor Martin Association's high school soccer programs stay local, filling out the rosters of the area's abundance of non-NCAA Division I schools. Others wind up at places a little tougher to find on a map - like Thiel, Skidmore, Clarks Summit and Oberlin, to name a few. Here's…

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With just three men's NCAA Division I programs remaining in the area, there's less variety to choose from in determining a local Best XI. Given Canisius' outstanding season and St. Bonaventure's trip to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 10 of the 11 spots are dedicated to those two programs. GK: Marco Trivellato, Canisius senior Stats: 9-4-4, 1.31 GAA, 77 saves, six shutouts…

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The United Soccer Coaches have finally unveiled all of their All-American and All-Region selections for the fall 2017 season, and several Western New York college and high school standouts have been recognized. Here's a rundown of the student-athletes honored: ALL-AMERICANS NCAA Division III: Luke Pavone, Buffalo State, second team NCAA Division III: Julia Kell…

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Even as Buffalo-area girls soccer players have been recruited to elite schools such as Florida State, Ohio State and West Virginia, several local NCAA Division III programs have struggled to fill out their rosters. The composite record for 2017 among the area's five D-3 women's sides was an abysmal 19-59-7, which looks even uglier if you remove D'Youville's 8-7-4 mark. …

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East Aurora senior Bryce Schiltz was one of 66 players named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Fall High School Boys All-America Team announced Monday by United Soccer Coaches. Players on this year’s All-America Teams will be formally acknowledged at the All-America Luncheon on Jan. 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coac…

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NCAA DIVISION I Canisius College - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Grattarola, sophomore defender First Team: Filippo Tamburini, freshman forward; Troy Brady, sophomore forward; Melvin Blair, junior midfielder; Alex Grattarola, sophomore defender. Second Team: Bjarki Benediktsson, redshirt junior defender. All-Rookie Tea…

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Faced with crowd-sourcing $1.3 million in a span of two weeks, the Rochester Rhinos were in dire straits as a franchise. Thursday, when the two-week deadline passed, Rhinos owners David and Wendy Dworkin announced that the United Soccer League squad, in the second tier of the United States' soccer pyramid, would take a one-year hiatus from play in an attempt to secure e…

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NCAA DIVISION I University at Buffalo - Mid-American Conference First Team: Julia Benati, senior midfielder; Gurjeena Jandu, sophomore defender. Second Team: Laura Dougall, senior goalkeeper. All-Rookie Team: Gianna Yurchak, freshman forward; Marcy Barberic, freshman defender/midfielder. Niagara University - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie T…