Saleh named RCAC Player of the Year

Mabrook Saleh (4) led the RCAC with 21 goals and 16 assists to earn 2018 Player of the Year. (Photo: CHRIS ROACH)

By CAITLIN McCLARE

Mabrook Saleh led Edison to a 13-3-2 overall record and a spot in the Section V Class AA semifinals. The senior midfielder’s offensive excellence garnered 2018 Rochester City Athletic Conference (RCAC) Player of the Year honors.

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Saleh led the RCAC with 21 goals and 16 assists as Edison won its last nine regular season games (part of an overall 11-game winning streak) to earn a No. 4 seed in the Class AA bracket. Four of Saleh’s teammates joined him on the RCAC First Team: Malik Musa (midfielder; 12 goals, 7 assists), Rey Arizmendi (midfielder; nine goals, 16 assists), Esam Saleh (attack; four goals, four assists), and Mpenzi Yohanna (defender; one goal, one assist).

2018 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Four of McQuaid’s top players earned spots on the first team. The Knights’ (12-2-1, 6-0-0) top scorer Dan Malloy knocked in 17 goals and collected eight assists, grabbing the honors. Malloy was joined on the  squad by fellow Jesuit Knights Tim Brown (defender; two goals, one assist), Jeevan Deol (midfielder; four goals, one assist), and John Marangola (attack; one goal, two assists).

Dan Malloy (10) led McQuaid with 17 goals and eight assists. Wilson Magnet’s Alin Thapa (5) and Mohamood Muthana (13) defend on the play. (Photo: NORMAN STREHLE)

Third in the league with 12 goals and 14 assists is World of Inquiry’s (7-10-0, 5-4) Emmanuel Nsengiyumva, who is one of three from the Griffins on the first team. A’leman Bardques (midfielder; five goals, five assists) and Yusuf Jeylani (midfielder; six goals, seven assists) join him.

Wilson (6-8-1, 4-5) has three representatives, including sophomore Christophe Roberts. Roberts scored two goals and tallied two assists, alongside Mohamood Muthana‘s seven goals. Senior defender Alin Thapa (two assists) earned a spot as well.

Rounding out the league’s first team are SOTA’s Eliphazi Irrishura (midfielder; five goals, five assists) and Chris Rapoza (defender; one assist) and East’s Abdulaziz Osman (midfielder; four goals, two assists) and Bryon Munoz (attack; six goals, two assists).

 

2018 RCAC All-League
Player Name School Position Grade
Bryon Munoz East A 12
Abdulaziz Osman East MF 11
Rey Arizmendi Edison MF 12
Malik Musa Edison MF 12
Esam Saleh Edison A 12
Mpennzi Yohana Edison D 11
Mohamood Muthana Wilson MF 11
Christophe Roberts Wilson A 10
Alin Thapa Wilson D 12
Tim Brown McQuaid D 12
Jeevan Deol McQuaid MF 12
Dan Malloy McQuaid A 12
John Marangola McQuaid A 12
Eliphazi Irrishura SOTA MF 12
Chris Rapoza SOTA D 12
A’leman Bardques WOI MF 12
Yusuf Jeylani WOI MF 12
Emmanuel Nsengiyumva WOI MF 12
Player of the Year
Mabrook Saleh

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