WATERLOO REGION (November 29, 2021) – It was a banner year for the St. Mary’s junior soccer squad, who went undefeated and won the District 8 championship for the eighth year in a row.
In what was a very balanced scoring attack for the Eagles over the season, grade 10 striker Quintin Gomez was named to the all-star team contributing five goals in the team’s six games, including two in the District 8 Championship. Teammate and fellow attacker on the right wing Killian Moore was also named as an all-star who scored four goals on the season.
St. Mary’s grade 10 center-mid Evan Gruetzmacher was named to the squad with three goals.
The Eagles defence was firmed up by all-stars Yoongi Hong who played in the left back spot, and goalie JR Sexton who contributed to four regular season shutouts.
The league’s leading goal scorer came from St. David’s. Grade 10 striker Aussie Hunt tore up the league with 10 goals including two games with three goals or more. Teammate Elliott Dell wasn’t far behind in scoring. Dell, a grade nine who split time between midfield and the striker position, scored eight goals on the season earning him all-star honours.
Celtics’ grade 10 centre-back Robbie Sebastian was also named to the junior soccer all-star squad as a key piece to St. David’s defencive core.
Monsignor Doyle’s Dylan Mederios was named as a league all-star for his efforts suring up the Mustangs defence, while Resurrection’s grade 9 midfielder Matteo Grant earned the honours while scoring five goals on the season.
Newcomers to the District 8 junior soccer scene were les Taureaux from ES David-Saint-Jacque. Les Taureaux had a tough year unable to find the back of the net, but are represented by grade 9 centre-back Stuart Mckenna on the all-star squad.
2021-2022 District 8 Junior Boys Soccer All-Stars:
|First Name||Last Name||Position||Grade||School|
|Elliott||Dell||Midfielder/Striker||9||St. David CSS|
|Quintin||Gomez||Striker||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Evan||Gruetzmacher||Centre-Mid||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Yoongi||Hong||Left Back||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Aussie||Hunt||Striker||10||St. David CSS|
|Stuart||Mckenna||Centre-Back||9||ES de David-Saint-Jacques|
|Dylan||Medeiros||Centre-Back||10||Monsignor Doyle CSS|
|Killian||Moore||Right Wing||9||St. Mary’s HS|
|Robbie||Sebastian||Centre-Back||10||St. David CSS|
|JR||Sexton||Goalie||9||St. Mary’s HS|