Southeastern Regional's Boys Soccer Team Captures Mayflower League Championship
Congratulations to this year’s Boy’s Soccer team and their proud Coach James Braga. Finishing at 11-2-1 in league play and 11-3-1 overall, the team took their first league championship in Boy’s Soccer since 1999. Having accumulated the most points in the Mayflower League, the team qualified for the MIAA State Tournament, were put into the 5th seed in the division and granted a “bye” on the first game.
After being defeated in their first game of the regular season, the team won 11 games in a row. “Losing the first game was very upsetting to them. They realized we could have won it, and then went on an 11 game winning stretch.” Coach Braga added, “the team is incredible. I had the seven varsity seniors for all 4 years. This is the group that, as a coach, you wait to see them arrive at this point as a successful unit. Along with having good discipline and great effort, all of them were on the same page. The kids were positive, coachable, listened well, had great attendance and were just good kids. No trouble makers or behavioral issues.
Seventeen varsity players – 11 players with 6 substitutes - participated for most of the season along with some junior varsity. Being a small team, they were required to play different positions, giving them the big picture to understand the game better. “All of them were cooperative. For the most part, all play more than one position. Once I saw we would be in the play offs for post season, I brought up the stronger Junior Varsity players from Coach Greg Ribeiro’s team, giving them more exposure and motivation to work harder” said Coach Braga.
The Varsity Boys Soccer team has four Captains: Co-Captain Kessy Alves, one of the top players in the league who plays hard and was easy to coach. He’s currently being recruited by colleges. Co-Captain Andre Perreira has grown into an incredible player and goal scorer over his 4 years at Southeastern. John DePina, can be counted on to give his best. He is a versatile player that has played the most team positions. Jason Galarza, the 4th and final captain is “the epitomy of what you want in a player”, according to Coach Braga. “He challenges himself to become a better player. He’s a well respected, good and smart kid.”
Team members include Kessy Alves, Justin Braun, Ronialde Charles, Luis DaSilva, John DePina, Christopher Dubois, Jason Galarza, Abraham Johnson Trevon Meserve, Clautino Monteiro, Jorge Paiola, Andre Perreira, Jeffrey Pierre, Mozard Raymond, all of Brockton, Brian Johnson and Chris Ribeiro of East Bridgewater, Nicholas Armas and Craig Arsenault of Norton and Andrew Nunes of Stoughton.
Brian Johnson, Mozard Raymond, Nicholas Armas, Craig Arsenault, Ronaldi Charles, Trevon Meserve, Clautino Montero, Jorge Paiola, Jeffrey Pierre, Chris Ribeiro, Justin Braun, Luis DaSilva and Andrew Nunes.
This is the third consecutive year the team has made it to the state tournament. The athletes and coaches will proudly remember 2012/13 as the year they secured the Mayflower League Championship and represented their school so well.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School is a public 9-12 vocational high school located in Easton, Massachusetts, serving approximately 1,255 students from the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.