BROCKTON, Mass. ---- After a historic season by the Massasoit men's soccer team, the Warriors placed five student-athletes on the All-Region 21 First Team.
The 11-player first team featured five from Massasoit, which captured the Region 21 Tournament Championship and participated at the NJCAA National Tournament. The Warriors who earned all-region honors included: Andrew Revanales, Jose Erazo, Sidney Cardoso, Elvis Andrade and Kessy Alves.
Revanales (Trinidad/Sharon HS) topped the team in goals (22), assists (14) and points (58) during his sophomore season. The striker was also named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team and garnered National Player of the Week honors on Nov. 2.
In the Region 21 finals, Revanales scored two goals, including the game-winning golden goal with 52 seconds left in double overtime to defeat nationally ranked and previously unbeaten Dean College, 4-3. He finished his two-year career with 47 goals and 129 points for the Warriors.
Erazo (Hyannis/Barnstable HS) was a menace as an outside midfielder for the Warriors. The freshman netted seven goals and seven assists for a total of 21 points. The biggest goal of his career came in the Northeast District semifinals against Monroe CC. Leading 1-0, Erazo lofted a shot off of a rebound over the outstretched reach of the Monroe goalie to add a much needed insurance goal for the Warriors. The victory in the semifinals secured a spot for Massasoit at the NJCAA Nationals for the first time in 20 years.
Cardoso (Portugal) ended his freshman campaign second on the Warriors in goals (16) and points (40). He teamed up with Revanales to be one of the top scoring duos in the nation. Cardoso scored the first two goals for the Warriors in the 4-3 victory over Dean College in the Region 21 Finals. Cardoso captured NJCAA National Player of the Week on Oct. 26.
Andrade (Brockton/Penn Foster HS (Pa.)) saw action at both midfield and forward for the Warriors in his first year with the program. The intimidating freshman finished with 10 goals and second on the team with 10 assists in 17 games played.
The fifth and final member from Massasoit on the all-region team was freshman Kessy Alves (Brockton/Southeastern Voc.). Alves saw most of his action up top for the Warriors, but also transitioned to defense late in the season due to injuries. He ended the year with 13 goals and eight assists for 34 points and was named NJCAA National Player of the Week on Oct. 5.