The College of Staten Island men’s soccer season saw their quest for a title fall short last week, but the team got a boost today, receiving a total of four All-Star selections from the City University of New York Athletic Conference, who recognized five players in total. Senior Vasyl Fedortsi and freshman Wilson Quintero were named to the 1st-team, while freshman Bryant Navarro and sophomore Ryan Layman were named to the 2nd-team. First-year talent Joe Bolella was also cited, named to the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team.
Fedortsi, a senior captain, made his second appearance on the list of first-team All-Stars. As a central producer offensively and defensively, Fedortsi shined in 17 games this season, making 16 starts. He scattered a pair of goals and added a pair of assists, scoring the game-winner in a 4-0 win over CCNY in mid-September. Firing 17 shots, Fedortsi’s stabilizing midfield presence saw him a part of almost every rush up the field for the Dolphins, as he registered over 1,300 minutes played. Finalizing a tremendous career, Fedortsi finished with three career goals and four career assists on 61 total shots.
Defender Wilson Quintero enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign in 2017, making 18 starts for the Dolphins, all on the back line. Quintero logged over 1,450 minutes tending to the area in front of the goal box, and scored in his second career-game in a lop-sided victory over St. Joseph’s (BK). Registering seven total shots, Quintero is more noted for his quick footwork on the back line that helped CSI to five shutouts this season. Quintero played wire-to-wire in four of the five shutout victories.
Ryan Layman made 16 starts for the Dolphins this season, equaling his total from last year when he earned on to the All-Sportsmanship team. A midfielder, Layman spent a great deal of time patrolling the back line primarily, scoring a lone goal on six total shots. He logged over 1,400 minutes on the pitch, playing a full 90 (or 110) minutes in 11 games, including the last six on the year.
Rounding out the All-Stars was rookie sensation Bryant Navarro, who made seven starts this year, finishing tied for the team lead with six total goals. Navarro posted 23 total shots, the sixth highest total on the team, and his four game-winners easily led the team in that category. Navarro posted over 700 minutes this season on the pitch, used primarily as a high-energy reserve able to turn the tables offensively. He was a CUNYAC Rookie of the Week in mid-September.
Each year, the CUNYAC announces an All-Sportsmanship team, and this year Bolella took the honors, turning in a tremendous freshman campaign. Bolella tied for the team lead with six goals, adding a pair of assists for a team-best 14 total points. More so than his production, Bolella represented proper sportsmanship through a leadership-by-example style. His ability to fill a multitude of roles and leading CSI through community-service outreach were a primary reason for his nomination.
Lehman College’s Salh Alzubidi was named the CUNYAC Player of the Year, while Rookie of the Year honors went to Brooklyn’s Azizjon Ziyaev. The Coach of the Year honors were given to John Jay College’s Ridi Dauti.