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Comets earn post season honors

Four Comets named to league best teams with captain Vahid Assadpour making the first team

Comets Captain Vahid has been one of the best players all season
Comets Captain Vahid has been one of the best players all season
Thad Bell

The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced Tuesday their 2015/16 All-League First, Second, and Third teams ahead of the Conference Championship series. Comets captain Vahid Assadpour, goalkeeper Boris Pardo, defender John Sosa and forward Leo Gibson all received honors.

Vahid Assadpour was named to the All-League First Team for the second consecutive year. Assadpour helped lead the Comets to a 17-3 overall record in the regular season with a total of 50 points on 23 goals and 27 assists.

Forward Leo Gibson was named to the Second Team. Gibson ended the season with 21 goals and 23 assists for a total of 44 points after a record breaking season last year.

Defender John Sosa earned Third Team honor with 28 points on nine goals and 19 assists. Comets keeper is also on the third team with a league leading 16 wins and a 4.57 GAA.

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. Coach Vlatko Andonovski is a finalist for Coach of the Year while Pardo is a finalist for Goalkeeper of the year.

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

D

Victor Baez

Rancho Seco Saltillo

Baez scored 28 goals and 15 assists while blocking 6 shots

D

Pat Healey

Baltimore Blast

Last year's Defender of the Year recorded 23 points on7 goals and 17 assists

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

M

Cameron Brown

Dallas Sidekicks

M

Tony Donatelli

Baltimore Blast

M

Kenardo Forbes

Syracuse Silver Knights

D

Cody Ellis

Dallas Sidekicks

D

Darren Toby

Syracuse Silver Knights

M

Matt Clare

San Diego Sockers