D8 JUNIOR SOCCER: District 8 All-Star Team Announced


WATERLOO REGION (December 8, 2022) – District 8 announced their all-stars from the junior soccer season this past Fall, headlined by four St. Mary’s players who helped secure the league title for a ninth straight season. 

Grade 10 striker Michael Hajjar received the all-star nomination by finishing third in league scoring with 12 goals in ten games, including two hat tricks, one of which helped secure the championship in the title match. 

Hajjar is joined by fellow Eagle, grade 9 center back Samson Pusztahegyi, and a pair of midfielders, grade ten Nahom Tekle and grade nine Jake Gouthro.  

Monsignor Doyle is represented by three grade 10 midfielders; Owen Benevides, Keanu Pereira and Colton Santarella. Benevides finished with the second most goals in the league with 13 goals in ten games, while Pereira and Santarella added four and two respectively. 

Resurrection finished the regular season atop the league standings, and are represented by grade ten striker Sergej Nikolic who scored eight goals in nine games, and grade nine center back Colton Wagner. 

Grade 10 striker Elliot Dell returns to the all-star squad for St. David’s, scoring the league leading 21 goals in nine games. This included a five goal match, a four goal match and two additional hat tricks. 

Rounding out the junior soccer all-stars is grade 10 centre back from St. Benedict’s, Mateo Guevara. 

2022-2023 District 8 Junior Boys Soccer All-Stars:

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
OwenBenevidesMidfield10Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.
ElliottDellStriker10St. David C.S.S.
JakeGouthroMidfield9St. Mary’s H.S.
MateoGuevaraCentre Back10St. Benedict C.S.S.
MichaelHajjarStriker10St. Mary’s H.S.
SergejNikolicStriker10Resurrection C.S.S.
KeanuPereiraMidfield10Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.
SamsonPusztahegyiCentre back9St. Mary’s H.S.
ColtonSantarellaMidfield10Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.
NahomTekleMidfield10St. Mary’s H.S.
ColtonWagnerCentre Back9Resurrection C.S.S.