Nauset remains the best boys’ soccer team in Cape Cod and the Isles, but a draw with Sandwich proved that even the Warriors can be beaten. Still, it’s hard to bet against a team that has given up the fewest goals and has one of the highest-scoring offenses on this side of the channel.
Monomoy and Falmouth Academy look like they’ve been battling back and forth for the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse title all fall, despite the fact that Nantucket has won more games and is only one point down on the table. Monomoy and Nantucket are both playoff veterans, but FA is looking for his first postseason appearance since joining the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Upper Cape has shown it can score in bundles and must now continue the attack while the Mayflower Athletic Conference schedule continues. The same goes for Cape Tech.
It’s still early enough in the season for any of the 17 local teams to make it through the postseason, regardless of how the season started.
Here are 34 of the best boy soccer players you can see on Cape Cod this fall.
Kaike Maia, Barnstable Red Hawks
Maia have scored three goals and assisted two more in Barnstable’s last three games, which has contributed to at least one goal in every game. He is tied with four goals for the team leadership.
Joao da Silva, Barnstable Red Hawks
Da Silva has scored three goals in the last three games. He has also scored four goals this season.
Shea Ullo, Bourne Canalmen
Ullo, who received an Honorable Mention from the South Coast Conference last season, has scored three goals and set up a fourth goal this fall. He scored both goals in a September 20 loss to Fairhaven.
Thomas Sullivan, Bourne Canalmen
A senior captain, Sullivan quickly establishes himself as one of Bourne’s defensive anchors. He made 10 tackles and five clearouts in Monday’s loss to Dighton-Rehoboth, bringing him to 48 tackles and 36 clearouts during the season.
Adam Ezzaoui, Cape Cod Academy Seahawks
Ezzaoui scored the Seahawks’ first goal of the season in a September 20 loss to Falmouth Academy.
Jace Clady, Cape Tech Crusader
Three great games in a row helped Clady keep his place on this list. He currently leads the team by six goals, including a hat trick in a win against CCA on September 17, and has scored in four of his team’s first five games.
Mathew Silva, Cape Tech Crusader
With three goals, Silva is second in the team. He scored two in a win on September 21 against Bristol Aggie.
Sam Pereira, Dennis Yarmouth Dolphins
Pereira has scored two of DY’s four goals this season. He suffered his last defeat on September 21 against Nauset.
Olivier Fanfan, Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins
Fanfan scored one of two DY goals in the 2-2 draw with Sandwich. He is a returning All-Star of the Cape & Islands League Atlantic.
Ryan Simone, Falmouth Clippers
Simone has come off big in several of Falmouth’s recent games. He scored against in the team’s season-opening win on September 13 against Sturgis West.
Caleb Sousa, Falmouth Clippers
Sousa has scored a goal in each of Falmouth’s last two games.
Cody Feldott, Falmouth Academy Mariners
Feldott leads the FA with six goals this season, including two in the September 16 draw against Monomoy and Hattrick in the season opener against Cape Tech. The Mariners have scored in four of their first five games and Feldott has scored a goal or assist in each of them.
Roberto Marzot, Falmouth Academy Mariners
Marzot scored a hat trick in beating CCA last week. He has scored four goals in his first five games.
Kaio DaSilva, Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders
DaSilva leads the team with three goals through the first five games. He scored twice to help MV tie sandwich on Thursday.
Arthur DaSilva, Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders
Arthur DaSilva is right behind Kaio with two goals. That includes one goal in the Falmouth draw on September 18 and another in Saturday’s loss to Nantucket.
Peter DeFrancesco, Mashpee Falcons
DeFrancesco has scored four of Mashpee’s ten goals this season and has assisted on a fifth, making him the list of players on the Watch for the second year running. He scored two goals and added an assist in defeating Hull on September 15.
Nick Almeida, Mashpee Falcons
Almeida led the Falcons against Hull, scoring two goals and two assists.
Ryan Laramee, Monomoy Sharks
Laramee was Monomoy’s best offensive weapon at the start of the season, making it onto this list for the third year in a row (including the preseason). He leads the team by five goals, including both in the 2-2 draw with the FA on September 16.
Troy Olson, Monomoy Sharks
Olson has scored two goals this season but has been more successful as a dresser for teammates. He leads the team with five assists, three in the 6-3 win over Sturgis West on September 20.
Pat Pinto, Nauset Warriors
Pinto is one of the top scorers on Cape Cod this fall. He has scored six goals in Nauset’s first five games.
Will Schiffer, Nauset Warriors
Schiffer made this list during the preseason and hasn’t left yet. He has scored five goals, including a hat trick against Barnstable on September 11 and two more in a win against Falmouth.
Nate Watring, Nauset Warriors
Watring leaves Pinto and Schiffer behind in the total number of goals, but has proven to be an equally strong passer and shooter. He goes into the third week of autumn with four goals and four assists.
David Lemus-Castro, Nantucket
Lemus-Castro has scored four goals and one assist in the first five games to take the lead in the team and take first place in the total number of points with five points. He scored a hat trick in a game against Falmouth on September 21.
Yeison Gregorio Castro, Nantucket whaler
Gregorio is tied with Lemus-Castro with four goals this season. He scored two goals against Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday and scored one goal in each of Nantucket’s three wins.
Niko Traykovski, St. John Paul II Lions
The Lions have scored three goals this season, two of which belong to Traykovski. He scored the game winner on September 14 against CCA and in the following game against Rising Tide.
Carlos Seguencia, St. John Paul II Lion
Seguencia equalized in a 1-1 draw with Monomoy on Friday, claiming a streak of three games.
Jake Sutton, Sandwich Blue Knights
Sutton, a returning Atlantic All-Star of the Cape & Islands League, has contributed to goals in three of Sandwich’s five games this season. He scored a hat trick in a win over Barnstable on September 21, and added a goal on Thursday against Martha’s Vineyard to increase his season to four, and also scored goals in both the September 7 opener against Plymouth North and in the MV game.
Joe Morrison, Sandwich Blue Knights
Morrison and Matt DiGiacomo have each scored two goals for Sandwich. Morrison are ahead because his two goals came in separate games – September 14th against Nauset, Thursday against MV – while Morrison’s goals both came on September 16th against Dennis-Yarmouth.
David Belino, Sturgis East Storm
Belino has scored three of Sturgis East’s four goals this season. He scored two against JPII on Thursday, resulting in the Storm’s first win of the season.
Alex Mendez, Sturgis East Storm
Mendez contributed the storm’s fourth goal of the year and added an assist, all against JPII. He is a returning Cape & Islands League Lighthouse All-Star.
Ian Fernandes, Sturgis West Navigators
Sturgis West have won two games this season, Fernandes top scorer in one of them. He had two goals against JPII.
Alex Ghirardini, Sturgis West Navigators
Ghirardini has done big on both of the Navigators’ victories this season. He scored a goal in the team’s shutout win on September 21 against JPII and also in a win on September 16 against inter-campus rivals Sturgis East.
William Webber, Upper Cape Rams
This is Webber’s second appearance in a row, and for good reason. He leads the team through the first five games with 12 goals and two assists, last scoring a hat-trick against Norfolk Aggie on Thursday, has scored at least one goal in every game and is in a series of three multi-goal games.
Ryan Besse, Upper Cape Rams
Two high-scoring games catapulted Besse into second place among the Rams’ goalscorers. He scored four goals in a win against Norfolk Aggie on September 21 and dropped three more goals against the same team on Thursday. Coupled with two goals at the start of the season, Besse has now scored nine goals.