After being named a team captain as a junior, Ryan Archer showed he was worthy of the honor by helping lead Newburyport boys soccer to one of its best seasons in program history.
The junior striker was Newburyport’s top overall point scorer, tallying four goals with eight assists for 12 total points, which ranked third in the area. He earned First Team All-CAL honors as well as All-State distinction after being recognized as one of the top three players in the league.
With Archer leading the charge, Newburyport finished 13-4-4 and contended for its first-ever Cape Ann League title until the very end of the season. Once in the postseason, Archer scored in Newburyport’s 4-0 first round victory over O’Bryant and then scored in a shootout to help the Clippers down defending state champion Wayland, sending Newburyport through to the Division 3 North semifinals against top seeded Bedford.
In addition to soccer, Archer also plays varsity hockey and baseball for Newburyport.
Newburyport, Sr, defense
All-CAL. Senior tri-captain anchored dominant defense and helped lead Newburyport to best season in years. Defense recorded 12 shutouts in 21 games and allowed 12 goals overall (0.57 goals per game). Newburyport went 13-4-4 overall and posted six consecutive shutouts down the stretch before falling to top seeded Bedford in Division 3 North semifinals. Scored four goals. Also plays varsity hockey and baseball.
Newburyport, Sr., defense
CAL All-Star. Senior tri-captain helped lead Newburyport boys soccer (13-4-4) to best season in recent memory. Anchored outstanding defense that allowed just 0.57 goals per game and recorded 12 shutouts in 21 games. Finished season strong with six consecutive shutouts, including two in the state tournament, before playing top seeded Bedford tough in 1-0 loss in Division 3 North semifinal. Had one goal and one assist on the season.
Newburyport, Soph., midfield
Sophomore midfielder was Newburyport’s top distributor and right at the heart of team’s success. Two-year varsity starter had two goals and three assists, helping lead Clippers to 13-4-4 season and appearance in Division 3 North semifinals. Described by head coach Shawn Bleau as “arguably the team’s top all-around player.” Father DC Gagnon is program’s all-time leading scorer. Plays point guard for varsity basketball team.
Pentucket, Soph., goalie
All-CAL. Two-year varsity starter further established place as one of region’s top goalies. Led Pentucket to 12-5-2 season while recording six shutouts. Made six saves to tally shutout in Pentucket’s 1-0 win over Newburyport in ALS Cup. Earned win against Danvers to help deliver coach Christian Langlois 200th career win. Scored eventual game-winning goal against Amesbury after converting late penalty kick. Earned Eastern Mass Soccer Coaches Association All-Star honors after season. Older brother Jake Correnti was team quad-captain and earned Daily News All-Star honors last year.
Pentucket, Jr., defense
All-CAL. Junior defender anchored dominant Pentucket defense, helping team hold opponents to 22 goals in 19 games (1.15 goals per game). Helped Pentucket post six shutouts, including thrilling 1-0 win over Newburyport in ALS Cup, to finish season 12-5-2 overall. Scored two goals on the season, both coming in key wins against Masconomet and Lynnfield.
Pentucket, Sr., forward
CAL All-Star. Senior quad-captain led Pentucket in scoring with eight goals and seven assists for 15 total points, which ranked second in area. Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 ALS Cup win over Newburyport, blasting a shot from 30 yards late in thrilling win. Had two assists in big 2-0 win over Masconomet and also a goal and two assists against Ipswich. Scored in team’s 3-2 win over Danvers, helping deliver coach Christian Langlois his 200th career win.
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Triton, Sr., goalie
Two-time Daily News All-Star. All-CAL. Senior tri-captain backstopped resurgent Triton team that steadily improved as season went along. Posted 2.98 goals against average while recording four shutouts against North Reading, Amesbury, Cristo Rey and Ipswich. Made 11 saves in win over North Reading, and had 14 saves to help Triton nearly upset rival Pentucket. Finished with 157 saves and faced 119 corner kicks overall. Two-time Viking Team Award recipient is also a standout pitcher and could play both soccer and baseball in college.
Georgetown, Sr., midfield
All-CAL. Senior tri-captain led area in scoring with 11 goals and five assists for 16 total points. Helped lead Georgetown back to state tournament for first time in six seasons. Scored hat trick in season-opening win over Amesbury. Also scored two goals against Ipswich and gave Georgetown an early lead over Bishop Fenwick in eventual 2-1 state tournament loss.
Amesbury — Jack White, Sr., defense; Joshua Nowland, Jr., defense
Georgetown — Coty Angelopolus, Sr., midfield; Aidan Maguire, Jr., defense
Newburyport — Owen Spence, Jr., forward
Pentucket — Jojo MacDonald, Sr., defense; Seamus O’Keefe, Jr., midfield
Triton — Chatham Campbell, Sr., midfield; Ben Smith, Sr., forward