Tony Donatelli Named to 2nd Team All-MASL; Adriano Dos Santos Named 3rd Team All-MASL
William Vanzela Named Honorable Mention
KANSAS CITY (March 14, 2018) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) followed up yesterday’s All-Rookie announcement by today naming the MASL 2nd Team, 3rd Team and Honorable Mention. These awards are a prelude to the MASL Conference Finals to be held this weekend. The Milwaukee Wave travel to the Baltimore Blast on Friday and the Monterrey Flash host the San Diego Sockers on Sunday as all four teams try to earn a spot in the Ron Newman Cup Championship.
Blast midfielder Tony Donatelli was named to the 2nd Team All-MASL. This is Donatelli’s first career All-League selection. Donatelli played 20 games this season, and led the Blast in points (43), goals (22), and assists (21). His 43 points ranked 10th in the MASL and his 21 assists were seventh in the league. Donatelli also had 21 blocked shots on the year.
Blast defender Adriano Dos Santos was named to the 3rd Team All-MASL. This is Dos Santos’ first career All-League selection. Dos Santos played 20 games this season, recording 21 points on seven goals and 14 assists. His 21 points were 5th on the team and his 14 assists were third on the Blast. Dos Santos also blocked 16 shots this season.
Blast Goalkeeper William Vanzela was named Honorable Mention. Vanzela started 13 games this season, going 10-2 with a 4.18 GAA and .770 save percentage. Despite missing nine games to injury, Vanzela’s 10 wins were tied for fifth in the MASL. He led the league in save percentage and his 4.18 GAA was third in the MASL.
Each team in the MASL was invited to submit a vote from their General Manager or Head Coach for the MASL post-season awards.
The MASL will continue to award postseason honors this week, with the 1st Team All-MASL on Thursday, March 15.
Tickets for the Eastern Conference Finals between the Blast and Wave on Friday, March 16th at 7:35 p.m. at SECU Arena are still available. To purchase tickets, contact the Blast office at 410-732-5278 or go to ticketmaster.com.
MASL 2nd Team All-MASL
GK - Josh Lemos (Milwaukee Wave)
D - Damian Garcia (Monterrey Flash)
D - John Sosa (San Diego Sockers)
M - Tony Donatelli (Baltimore Blast)
F - Kraig Chiles (San Diego)
F - Joey Tavernese (Syracuse Silver Knights)
MASL 3rd Team All-MASL
GK - Boris Pardo (San Diego Sockers)
D - Adriano Dos Santos (Baltimore Blast)
D - Darren Toby (Syracuse Silver Knights)
M - Christian Gutierrez (El Paso Coyotes)
M - Gordy Gurson (Cedar Rapids Rampage)
F - Leo Gibson (Kansas City Comets)
MASL HONORABLE MENTION
GK - William Vanzela (Baltimore Blast)
GK - Diego Reynoso (Monterrey Flash)
D - Ignacio Flores (Kansas City Comets)
D - Jonatan Santos (Milwaukee Wave)
D - Miguel Vaca (Monterrey Flash)
D - Victor Quiroz (Soles de Sonora)
F - Carlos Farias (Monterrey Flash)
D - Lucio Gonzaga (Harrisburg Heat)
D - Maicon De Abreu (Ontario Fury)
F - Ricardo De Queiroz Diegues (Florida Tropics)
F - Slavisa Ubiparipovic (Syracuse Silver Knights)
D - Pablo Da Silva (St Louis Ambush)