INSIDE THE PRESS BOX: BOYS SOCCER
Seniors Deng Deng Kur and Sahil Modi got the press.
And deservedly so. The duo supplied much of the firepower for the 19-4-1 Glenbrook North boys soccer team this fall.
Kur scored 19 goals and added eight assists to earn all-sectional honors.
Modi, who ended up with a team-high 22 goals and 12 assists, was honorable mention all-sectional.
But don’t forget about Robbie Fraser. The senior defender was well rewarded for his outstanding play by being named to the all-state team.
Fraser, who just so happens to be the Executive Sports Editor for GBN’s student-run newspaper (Torch), was “im-press-ive” in the midfield. He was a torch — and lightning rod — on both sides of the field, finishing with nine goals and 12 assists.
Modi (Torch’s Executive News Editor), Kur and Fraser also headed up the all-CSL North list. They were joined by senior defender Evan Goldberg, senior forward-midfielder Matt Metzger and junior defender Ben Gordon.
Fraser (first team) and Modi (second team) also were named to the Chicago Fire All-State All-Academic team.
The Spartans, who advanced to the sectional championship game (losing 3-2 to Evanston), also received offensive punch from a number of other players in sophomore Joey Martens (10 goals, 8 assists), junior Max Marquez (10 goals, 6 assists), senior Alex Kahn (6 goals, 4 assists), senior Brandon Mankoff (4 goals), senior Arie Sztainberg (3 goals), sophomore George Luke (2 goals, 3 assists), senior Mason Rose (1 goal, 3 assists), junior Sam Sullivan (1 goal, 2 assists) and junior Nate Aronson (3 assists).
Senior Daniel Spencer and sophomore Nick Washelesky were stellar in goal. That duo, along with talented defenders Rose, Goldberg, Aronson, Gordon, Josh Lee and Sam Heydt, allowed only 13 goals in 24 matches.
Spencer will move on to the baseball season. Earlier this month, he made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Denison University.