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William Vanzela and Pat Healey named First Team All MASL

 William Vanzela and Pat Healey Named To First Team All MASL

 

Baltimore, MD - The Major Arena Soccer League today announced its All-League First, Second, and Third Teams for the recently completed 2014/15 regular season.

Each team, as well as members of the league front office, were each given a ballot and the players who received the most votes at each position were placed on the All-League Team. Because of a tie in the voting, seven players qualified for the First Team instead of six.

Baltimore Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela received the third most First Team votes after Leo Gibson and Vahid Assadpour after a season in which he went 14-2 with a record 2.83 GAA.  Vanzela's flashy numbers were punctuated by recording four of the league's six shutouts this season.

 

Joining Vanzela as the co-captains of Baltimore’s top-rated team defense is defender Pat Healey. Healey was named to the MASL Team of the Week four times and led the 18-2 Blast with 22 assists while adding seven goals and a league-leading 53 blocked shots.

 

Blast Head Coach Danny Kelly said “First Team All League for both Pat and William is well deserved.  In my opinion they are the top players in the league at their respective positions, and have had a tremendous impact on our success this season up to this point.  We are looking for both Pat and William to continue to lead us in the playoffs, and in our quest for a championship.”

 

 William Vanzela said “I’m really really happy to be on the First Team in a league where there are so many good goalkeepers. I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and staff. This award goes out to my family and all of the Baltimore Blast fans.”

 

Pat Healey said "It is a great honor to be acknowledged by the coaches and league. The team's goal is to win the championship and we have that opportunity in front of us."

 

2014-15 MASL All-League First Team

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

William Vanzela

Baltimore Blast

Vanzela went 14-2 with a record 2.83 GAA and four shutouts

D

John Sosa

Missouri Comets

Sosa scored 13 goals and 24 assists with 14 blocked shots

D

Brian Harris

Missouri Comets

Harris scored 23 goals and 13 assists with 18 blocked shots

D

Pat Healey

Baltimore Blast

Healey scored seven goals and 22 assists and blocked a league-high 53 shots

M

Vahid Assadpour

Missouri Comets

Assadpour was fourth with 61 points on 36 goals and 25 assists

F

Leo Gibson

Missouri Comets

Gibson was a unanimous pick after scoring 48 goals, 45 assists, 93 points and 15 power play goals as well as most points in a game (12), and eight hat tricks

F

Kraig Chiles

San Diego Sockers

Chiles makes the First Team for the fifth straight year after finishing third in scoring with 45 goals and 17 assists, including 10 hat tricks



 2014-15 MASL All-League Second Team 

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Danny Waltman

Missouri Comets

Went 17-0 with a 4.83 GAA to set league record for wins

D

Eduardo Velez

San Diego Sockers

Velez scored 16 goals and 19 assists while blocking 23 shots

D

Alex Moseley

Wichita B-52s

Moseley tied for the scoring league among defenders with 39 points (20 goals, 19 assists)

M

Tiguinho Dias

Ontario Fury

Tiguinho finished seventh in points with 53 on 31 goals and 22 assists and scored five hat tricks

F

Gordy Gurson

Seattle Impact/St. Louis Ambush

The rookie Gurson scored 46 goals and 18 assists and 11 power play goals, and seven hat tricks in a record 23 games played

F

Mauricio Salles

Rochester Lancers

The Lancers long distance threat was fourth with 41 goals and fifth with 57 points

 

 

2014-15 MASL All-League Third Team

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Chris Toth

San Diego Sockers

Toth finished 12-3 with a 4.58 GAA, third in wins and fourth best GAA in MASL

D

Enrique Tovar

Turlock Express/Las Vegas Legends

Tovar finished tied with Moseley in points by a defender with 39 on 12 goals and 27 assists, along with 20 blocked shots

 

D

 

Nelson Santana

 

Syracuse Silver Knights

 

Santana scored 11 goals and 17 assists and blocked 24 shots as Syracuse's captain

F

Lucas Totti

Oxford City FC of Texas

Totti was second among rookies with 55 points on 30 goals and 25 assists.

F

Nick Perera

San Diego Sockers

Perera returned to the Sockers after three years in Milwaukee and scored 27 goals and 22 assists to finish ninth in the league with 49 points

F

Freddy Moojen

Dallas Sidekicks

Moojen finished fifth with 39 goals and eighth with 52 points and seven hat tricks

 

The finalists for Most Valuable Player, Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Rookie of the Year will be announced on March 12.  The final award winners will be announced at a time and location during the week of the Ron Newman Cup Finals.

Vanzela, Healey, and the rest of the Blast will host the Rochester Lancers in the Eastern Division Final on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:05p.m. 

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