The Nauset boys’ soccer team rolled through the regular season in fall 2020 and had to be satisfied with a title at the Cape & Islands League Atlantic Tournament instead of the typical deep run through state playoffs. The Warriors gave up just two goals all season and several core players returning from last year make Nauset once again favorites in the division.

Sturgis East won the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse in the regular season, but Monomoy won the tournament title. And Mashpee and Upper Cape both proved competitive in their divisions of the South Shore League and Mayflower Athletic Conference, respectively.

Boys’ football preseason is less than two weeks away.

Here are 34 players featured on Cape Cod and the islands this fall.

Barnstable High School Red Hawks

Paul Sullivan, senior, midfielder

“Versatile, team-minded player type. Will try 100% every minute he’s on the pitch.” – Barnstable trainer Sam Viana

Ramon DeSouza, junior, midfielder

“Exceptional technique and vision. Has the ability to direct the game from the position of the holding midfielder.” – Vian

Bourne High School Canalmen

Thomas Sullivan, senior, defense attorney

Sullivan will be captain this fall, hoping to lead the team to their first win since the 2019 season. “After a leg injury last season, Thomas worked hard in the offseason to get back in shape and lead the defense this season.” – Bourne trainer Andrew Arki.

Shea Ullo, junior, striker

Ullo was an SCC Honorable Mention player in his sophomore year during the Fall II 2021 season. “An incredible talent who is a pure finisher and creative playmaker ready to take his game to the next level.” – Arki

Cape Cod Academy Seahawks

Aidan Peck, senior, defense attorney

Peck is one of only a handful of players left on the 2019 roster when CCA last competed in inter-school boys’ football. He earned All-Star Awards in sailing in the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse last spring and also ran for the Seahawks Cross Country.

Emir Polat, senior, midfield

Polat is also back from 2019, a season where he has shown both the ability to score and find others for goals. He also plays basketball for CCA, which will be Lighthouse’s defending champions this winter.

Cape Cod Tech Crusaders

Ian Brownville, runner-up, goalkeeper

Brownville made 37 while playing all nine games in goal for the Crusaders during the Fall II 2020 season. “He has had private goalkeeping training and I expect him to come back even better than last season.” – Cape Tech trainer Ivan Popov

Tafari Burke, senior, defense attorney

Burke is back for his third year of college and will become team captain this fall. He was a key part of the 2019 squad that won the Mayflower Athletic Conference Vocational Small title. “With his personality and his commitment on and off the pitch, he is a great role model for the young players. I think he will make a big impact this season. ”

Dennis-Yarmouth High School Dolphins

Olivier Fanfan, senior, midfielder

This will be fanfan’s third year as a captain and fifth year as a starter for college. He was a C&I Atlantic All-Star last season. “Ollie is the engine of the entire program. He sets the tone of the game with his ability to move forward at a fast pace, but also with his ability to slow the game and control possession for his team. ”- DY head coach Evan Botting

Caleb Higgins, senior, defense attorney

Higgins started college since he was in eighth grade. He was the Dolphins’ Defensive Player of the Year in 2020 and is a former C&I Atlantic Honorable Mention recipient. “Caleb has all the tools to be the most dominant center-back in the league this year: height, power, speed, ball control and soccer IQ.” – messengers

Falmouth High School Clippers

Lucas Reis, senior, midfielder

Rice was named both C&I Atlantic and Eastern Mass in the 2020 fall season. All-Star Awarded. “Our most technical player in midfield. Speed, speed, technique. ”- Falmouth trainer Dave Plourde

JP Hirth, second, midfielder

Hirth made it as a newcomer and will be back in the squad this fall. “Another solid midfielder who plays with heart, determination and ball talent.” – Plourde

Falmouth Academy Marines

Cody Feldott, senior, striker

Feldott had a dominant lacrosse season for boys last spring in which he led the league by goals and was the key to the Mariners’ first C&I Lighthouse title. This will be the FA’s first competitive football season since 2019, which ended with him receiving Lighthouse All-Star Awards. “Cody’s athleticism and speed should cause problems for defenders.” – FA trainer Patrick Kennedy

Mike Zitomer, senior, goalkeeper

Mike has some of the better instincts I’ve seen in a goalkeeper. With 9 senior starters, I have high expectations of this group. ”- Kennedy

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Vineyarders

Ryan Koster, junior, midfielder

The Vineyarders didn’t compete as an interschool team during the pandemic, so coach John Walsh had few players with prior college experience. Koster is one of them who joined the university as a newcomer in 2019.

Kaio DaSilva, young striker

DaSilva played well as a second semester during the 2020 intramural season. He’ll be looking to build on that success this fall when the team returns to the Cape & Islands League schedule.

Mashpee High School Hawks

Luke Olson, senior, goalkeeper

Olson has been the Falcons goalkeeper for the last two seasons and will be the captain this fall. “He sustained a few injuries along the way and we were lost without him a few years ago. We hope he stays healthy and goalkeeping should be one of our strengths if he is. ”- Mashpee coach Ed Furtek

Gabriel DaSilva, junior, striker

DaSilva led the Falcons for each of the past two seasons and was an SSL All-Star in both soccer and boys’ lacrosse last year. He set the school record for the most goals in a single soccer game with five last fall. “We ask him to do a lot more this year. He will likely play more in midfield and come back both defensive and attacking. He’s taking on more responsibility, but we really believe he can handle it. ”- Furtek

Monomoy high school sharks

Troy Olson, senior, striker

Olson was a Lighthouse All-Star of the Cape & Islands League last season and scored the winning goal in the Sharks’ win over Sturgis East in the Lighthouse Tournament Championship. He’ll be the captain this fall. “He can improvise and create opportunities through assists and goals.” – Monomoy trainer Keith Clark

Ryan Laramee, freshman, striker / midfielder

“Technically and tactically, he is one of our top players. He has a cultivated left foot that can thread a pass or hit the goal. Ryan has a high soccer IQ and will be a threat to score goals and create opportunities for teammates. ”- Clark

Nantucket High School whalers

David Lemus, senior, striker

Nantucket played a fully intraramural schedule during the Fall 2020 season due to the pandemic, but before that, Nantucket had been a consistently dominant force in both the league and minor leagues of the MIAA South Sectional tournament. Her attacking success this year will have a lot to do with Lemus, who coach Rich Brannigan calls “difficult and can score with either left or right foot”.

Treyce Brannigan, junior, midfielder

Brannigan made it to college as a freshman in 2019. He will look to continue his success this year as the “metronome of the Whalers style of play,” according to his head coach and father, Rich.

Nauset Regional High School Warriors

Will Schiffer, senior, midfielder

Schiffer has had a dominant junior season in which he led the league with 14 goals and received C&I Atlantic All-Star awards. He’ll be the captain this year.

Nate Watring, junior, striker

Watring finished last season just behind Schiffer with 13 goals, including three in the tournament finals, and was a C&I Atlantic Honorable Mention player. The top scorer duo and co-captains will try to get big leads that defenders like seniors Caelan Donovan and James Rose can preserve.

Sandwich High School Blue Knights

Jacob Sutton, senior, midfielder

Sutton is a returning Atlantic All-Star of the Cape & Islands League, entering his fourth year at Blue Knights. “Jake is a box-to-box player who can seamlessly fulfill the 6, 8 or 10 roles (in midfield).” – Sandwich trainer Alfredo Alvarenga

Matt DiGiacomo, senior, midfielder

“Matt has a great work ethic, attitude and is very coachable. He gives me a lot of options on the flanks. ”- Alvarenga

John Paul II lion

Brian Mitchell, senior, striker

“Brian Mitchell spent last season with an ankle injury on the sideline. I’m looking forward to taking a leadership role on and off the pitch with his dedication and athleticism.” – JPII trainer George Killian

Tony Ahn, Junior, Defensive Back

“An international student at St. John Paul II High who found a common language with his classmates on the soccer field. Athletically strong and knows how to step into space and turn off attacks. ”- Killian

Sturgis east storm

Alex Mendez, senior, midfielder

Mendez enters his fourth year as a varsity player and becomes one of the team’s three captains. He was a C&I Lighthouse All-Star last fall. “He is very skilled, with limitless energy and a desire to do his best. He has a great shot on goal and will be a strong leader on the field. ”- SE coach Brian Hastings

Isaac Rocha, second, goalkeeper

Rocha is back for its second year on the web. “Isaac faces a big challenge this year as we lost most of the defensive group from last year. Last year Isaac was one of three newcomers to college who took on the pressures of a new goalkeeper and did an amazing job for us. ”- Hastings

Sturgis West Navigators

Paul Rideout, senior, goalkeeper

Rideout has been a solid contributor to both the Navigators ‘soccer and basketball teams and has played on the Navigators’ college squad since his junior year. He was the soccer team’s goalkeeper for several games last fall and recorded his first career shutout in October 2020.

Nate Yarnall, senior, defense attorney

Yarnall was a key member of a Navigators backline that allowed an average of just 1.6 goals per game. He will try to maintain his success in his senior year.

Upper Cape Tech Rams

Braeden Smaykiewicz, senior, defender

Smaykiewicz was the Rams Defensive Player of the Year during the Fall II 2020 season, making three assists. He’ll be the captain this fall. “Braeden has all the important qualities of a manager. He is authentic, confident, motivated, selfless, responsible, competitive, and focused. He puts the needs of the team before himself. ”- UCT trainer Michael Cabral

Lucas Sherman, runner-up, defender

Sherman was rookie of the year last season. “Lucas made you forget he was a newbie. He didn’t care how big his opponent was, he defended without hesitation or fear. His field awareness and knowledge of the game was very impressive. “- Cabral