West: Players to Watch in 2013, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

Six breakout players
to watch NEXT YEAR

Scott Brazina , Concord-Carlisle: One of two underclassmen from the Dual County League to earn Eastern Massachusetts All-Star honors, the junior is a smart and talented holding midfielder for the tough-to-score-on Patriots.

Steve DeLeo , Acton-Boxborough Regional: The sophomore played a big part in the Colonials’ standout season, and could be the most dynamic forward in the Dual County League next fall.

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Shannon Fitzgerald , Newton North: The speedy junior led the Tigers to a stellar 12-3-5 season and a Bay State Conference-leading 2.4 goals per game this fall.

Justin Kap lan , Medway: The Mustangs put together a dazzling run to win the Division 2 South title behind the play of the junior forward, who seemed to score more as the weather cooled off.

Hannah Rosenblatt , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: No Dual County squad scored more than the Warriors, who averaged 3.3 goals per game on their way to a 17-2 record, and the team’s electric striker will be just a junior next fall.

Kayla Steeves , Needham: Soccer runs deep in the Steeves family, and the sophomore was a force at center midfield this year and should only get better.

Top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Wednesday)

1. Needham (20-1-3)

2. Concord-Carlisle (14-3-2)

3. Medway (19-3-1)

4. Acton-Boxborough (13-2-3)

5. Groton-Dunstable (17-2-4)

6. Wellesley (12-4-2)

7. Dover-Sherborn (17-6-1)

8. Weston (12-5-3)

9. Medfield (12-6-4)

10. Marlborough (13-4-2)

Top 10 girls’ teams

(Records through Wednesday)

1. Franklin (20-0-1)

2. Nashoba Regional (18-0-4)

3. Medfield (20-0-3)

4. Lincoln-Sudbury (17-2)

5. Needham (15-2-3)

6. Dover-Sherborn (15-4-3)

7. Newton North (12-3-5)

8. Belmont (14-4-3)

9. Concord-Carlisle (15-4)

10. Algonquin Regional (15-3-3)

Jason Mastrodonato