Soccer - Boys' Varsity

The boys' varsity soccer team can look back on their season with pride. The team recorded seven wins, seven losses, and two ties in a long and challenging three months in the hot sun, cold rain, wet mud, and Nor'easter winds. The Knights bagged twenty-six goals from eleven different players.  Goalkeeper Ryan Martin recorded 154 saves throughout the season. Backup goalkeeper for a match and left-back Rafael Fauxbel tallied three. Ethan Gosper topped the offensive charts with six goals and five assists on the season. Kristian Mena and Jared O'Connor both notched four goals each. Shawn Murphy, Rafael Fauxbel, Dylan Ngyuen, Connor Murray and Colby Pion held the defense together throughout the year. Newcomers Peetu Pakarinen, John Vigliotti,  Xander Cook, and Blake Kuzdzal led on the wings and all recorded goals and assists throughout the season. Pedro Alegret Font began the year leading the junior varsity, only to end the year leading the varsity from the center midfield. Aidan Cook was a go-to man, reliable and always ready to run through a wall for the team. Syhyoung Lee was dependable and always willing to work hard. He also scored a goal which secured the victory at home against MacDuffie on homecoming. James Alves and Daniel Twohig stepped up to the task and held the central midfield throughout the season. Both freshmen started throughout the season and should be commended for their hustle and commitment to the team. Ben Laconto and Nick Basley supported the offense and had a spectacular partnership at Concord Academy, which led to a dramatic tie. Wins against Winchendon, MacDuffie, Rocky Hill, and Portsmouth Abbey were all hard-fought team wins. The Knights did not have a single easy game. This team had to work for each result. The highlight of the season was a final victory on Senior Day against St. Andrew's in the last minutes of the season. Ethan Gosper would secure the victory with a goal with less than two minutes to play. The screaming fans, the dreary November weather, and the elation of the team will not fade from memory for a long, long time. The Knights will miss our five graduating seniors, but the future of Marianapolis Boys soccer continues to look bright. 

Record: 7-7-2

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
Bancroft Jamboree
Bancroft School Away Details
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Away Details Loss 3-2
vs.
Winchendon School
MPrep Home Details Win 2-1
vs.
The Rivers School
MPrep Home Details Loss 2-0
vs.
Beaver Country Day School
MPrep Home Details Loss 4-0
vs.
Greens Farms Academy
Greens Farms Academy Away Details Loss 2-0
vs.
Concord Academy
Concord Academy Away Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Pomfret School
Pomfret School Away Details Loss 3-0
vs.
Winchendon School
Winchendon School Away Details Win 4-2
vs.
MacDuffie School
MPrep Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham & Monson Academy Away Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Kingswood Oxford School
MPrep Home Details Loss 4-0
vs.
MacDuffie School
MacDuffie School Away Details Win 2-1
vs.
Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy Away Details Loss 2-0
vs.
Hamden Hall
Hamden Hall Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
Rocky Hill School
Rocky Hill School Away Details Win 3-1
vs.
Portsmouth Abbey
MPrep Home Details Win 3-1
vs.
Bancroft School
Bancroft School Away Details CANCELLED
vs.
St. Andrew's School
MPrep Home Details Win 2-1 CHANGED: This event has changed.

Roster

Roster

# Name Class
27 Pedro Alegret Font 2019
5 James Alves 2022
8 Nicholas Basley 2020
21 Aidan Cook 2020
16 Xander Cook 2021
15 Rafael Fauxbel 2019
6 Ethan Gosper 2020
10 Blake Kuzdzal 2019
22 Ben Laconto 2020
29 Syhyoung Lee 2020
28 Ryan Martin 2020
12 Kristian Mena Correa 2021
19 Shawn Murphy 2019
9 Connor Murray 2020
23 Dylan Nguyen 2019
18 Jared O'Connor 2020
24 Peetu Pakarinen 2021
7 Colby Pion 2020
3 Daniel Twohig 2022
2 John Vigliotti 2021

Coaches

Coaches

  • AgustavsonAbraham Gustavson
    Head Coach

    Abraham Gustavson, Marianapolis class of 2007, has coached boys’ soccer for seven years at MPrep, including the last three as the varsity squad head coach. Gustavson began his coaching career in 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa, volunteering as a youth development coordinator in the township of Manenberg. Returning to Marianapolis after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2011, he immediately joined the junior varsity soccer coaching staff. He credits much of his soccer knowledge to two mentors, his father, Eric Gustavson, who coached the boys’ varsity team for thirty-three years and to Marianapolis varsity girls’ coach Esad Darman, who helped Gustavson develop as both a youth player and as a coach. Above all, Coach Gustavson desires to build camaraderie among his team members and to build on values of sportsmanship, integrity, and character that have characterized the Marianapolis soccer program for the past five decades. He holds a U.S. Soccer National F license.

  • 6dkhjfqtnT.J. Capaldi
    Assistant Coach

    T.J. Capaldi teaches Computer Science, serves a dorm parent for Baptist Hall in St. John's, and assists in coaching both boys varsity soccer and wrestling. While in college at Georgia Tech, Mr. Capaldi studied abroad across continental Europe and in the UK. He has also traveled to Ecuador and Peru on mission trips. Before coming to Marianapolis, Mr. Capaldi completed three years of philosophy and theology studies at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans while discerning the Catholic priesthood. He is looking forward to working with the athletes on the soccer team during the fall season.