Boys soccer heads to playoffs led by All Star players


Mark Elliot Graham

Anthony Suazo scores from outside the 18 yard box. Suazo has scored 26 goals this season.

The boys soccer team ended their season with a solid record of 10-6-2. After strong team performances throughout the season, there were also many standout individual performances. 

Returning Northeastern Conference Most Valuable Player, Anthony Suazo, had yet another impressive season. After scoring 19 goals last year, he broke Gloucester High School’s single-season scoring record, this time with 26 goals.

Suazo was anonymously voted the NEC MVP for the second year in a row. He was also joined on the first team All Northeastern Conference by Sophomore Andrew Coelho. Coelho had a breakout season, scoring 13 goals and providing 6 assists. Coelho plays as a left midfielder, giving Gloucester a solid option on the wing with his speed and shooting. 

Jack Patten and Max Sperry made it onto the second NEC All-Star team. The pair of Sophomores had strong defensive campaigns this year. Patten plays as a center-back, shutting down the opponent’s most dangerous attacker. Sperry is the starting goalie and during his debut season has kept Gloucester in games with his quick reflexes and acrobatic saves. 

With this standout season, they secured the 7-seed in the North Division 3 State Tournament. On Tuesday, November 5th, Gloucester plays Lynnfield at 6:00 at Newell Stadium.