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Vanzela and Healey Named Second Team All MASL

William Vanzela and Pat Healey Named Second Team all MASL

Tony Donatelli and Onua Obasi Honorable Mention All MASL

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Baltimore, MD- - The Major Arena Soccer League today announced its All-League First, Second,

and Third Teams for the recently completed 2015-16 regular season.

 

Each team, as well as members of the league front office, was given a ballot and the players

who received the most points at each position were placed on All-League Teams. Players

receive 3 points for a 1st team vote, 2 points for a 2nd team vote, and 1 point

for a 3rd team vote. 

 

Blast goalkeeper, William Vanzela, and defender Pat Healey were named to the Second Team.

 

Vanzela, who is a finalist for MASL Goalkeeper of the Year finished the season leading the

MASL in both GAA (2.85) and save percentage (.791). Vanzela also started all 19 games for

the Blast this season. Team captain, Pat Healey, is a finalist for MASL Defender of the Year.

Healey is tied for the league lead in blocks this season with 43 and anchored the best defense

in the MASL. He ranks fourth on the Blast in points with 23 and is tied for the team lead in assists

with 17 which is 11th best in the MASL. Healey has also made a huge impact in the playoffs this

season with 3 goals and 3 assists in the opening round against the Syracuse Silver Knights.

 

Tony Donatelli and Onua Obasi were named as an honorable mention. Donatelli is the Blast

leading points scorer with 34 coming off of 17 goals and 17 assists. Donatelli’s 34 points ranks

him 19th in the league. Onua Obasi recorded 9 goals and 3 assists this

season and helped lead the defense which allowed the fewest goals in the MASL.

 

The winners 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 17.

 

2015-16 MASL All-League First Team

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Danny Waltman

Tacoma Stars

Waltman went 13-7 with a 5.41 GAA and 285 saves

D

Eric Guzman

Las Vegas Legends

Guzman scored 17 goals and 23 assists with 14 blocked shots

D

Damian Garcia

Soles de Sonora

Garcia scored 22 goals and 13 assists with 10 blocked shots

M

Vahid Assadpour

Missouri Comets

Assadpour scored 23 goals and 27 assists and led the Comets with 50 points

F

Kraig Chiles

San Diego Sockers

Chiles was second with 55 points on 28 goals and 27 assists

F

Franck Tayou

Soles de Sonora

Tayou finished the season at the top of the league standings with 62 points on 47 goals and 15 assists.

 

2015-16 MASL All-League Second Team

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

William Vanzela

Baltimore Blast

Went 16-4 with a 2.85 GAA and 212 saves in 19 games led the league in GAA and save percentage.

D

Victor Baez

Rancho Seco Saltillo

Baez scored 28 goals and 15 assists while blocking 6 shots

D

Pat Healey

Baltimore Blast

While blocking a league leading 43 shots

M

Ian Bennett

Milwaukee Wave

Bennett finished sixth in points with 44 on 37 goals and 7 assists

F

Mauricio Salles

Ontario Fury

Salles scored 30 goals and 16 assists for a total of 46 points finishing fourth

F

Leo Gibson

Missouri Comets

Last year’s MVP totaled 44 points on 21 goals and 23 assists.

 

 2015-16 MASL All-League Third Team

Position

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Boris Pardo

Missouri Comets

Pardo finished 16-3 with a 4.57 GAA, first in wins and second best GAA in MASL

D

John Sosa

Missouri Comets

Recorded 28 points on 9 goals and 19 assists

D

Luis Ortega

Chicago Mustangs

Ortega scored 10 goals and 16 assists and blocked 20 shots

M

Max Ferdinand

Milwaukee Wave

Ferdinand was second for the Wave with 38 points on 19 goals and 19 assists.

M

Moises Gonzalez

Brownsville Barracudas

Recorded 42 points on 34 goals and eight assists for the Barracudas

F

Efrain “Wilo” Martinez

Chicago Mustangs

Wilo finished fifth with 21 goals and 25 assists for 46 points

 2015-16 MASL Honorable Mentions

 

Position

Player

Team

D

Felipe Gonzalez

Las Vegas Legends

D

Adam West

Tacoma Stars

D

Onua Obasi

Baltimore Blast

D

Joshio Sandoval

Chicago Mustangs

M

Miguel Vaca

Chicago Mustangs

M

Marcio Leite

Milwaukee Wave

 

The Blast will be facing off against the Missouri Comets in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game one will be played Thursday, March 24th at 8:05p.m. EST from the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Missouri. Game two and the potential mini game will be played Tuesday, March 29th at 7:05p.m. EST from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

Tickets for game two in Baltimore are on sale now and can be purchased through TicketMaster or by calling Steve Cooke at the Blast office at 410-558-4295.

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