Mansaray edges Lopez in Del Val MVP battle

The Del Val crown came down to a pair of battles between Interboro and Penn Wood. The Bucs won the title; the Patriots earned a place in the District One Tournament by a minute fraction of a point.

In the individual realm, those teams presented the prime combatants for Del Val MVP. In the end, it was a reversal of the league battle, with John Mansaray of Penn Wood edging Inteboro’s Diego Lopez by a slight margin.

Both teams get four representatives on the first team. Penn Wood’s other three first-teamers are defenders Romaine Thomas, Andrew Mnah, and Habib Toure.

Interboro has a representative at every level, starting with Lopez at top. Midfielder Kyle Dutch, defender Dom Scrivano and goalkeeper Brandon Welden also make the team.

Below is the full list of All-Del Val first and second teamers plus honorable mentions.

Note: The All-Del Val team is selected by league coaches. The Daily Times has no input on the process.

First Team

Interboro's Diego Lopez, left, battling with Springfield's Mike Wallace in a recent game, was named the runner-up for Del Val League MVP by league coaches. (Times Staff/Robert J. Gurecki)
Interboro’s Diego Lopez, left, battling with Springfield’s Mike Wallace in a recent game, was named the runner-up for Del Val League MVP by league coaches. (Times Staff/Robert J. Gurecki)

MVP: John Mansaray, Sr. F, Penn Wood
MVP Runner-up: Diego Lopez, So.  F, Interboro
Brandon Welden, Jr. GK, Interboro
Harun Abdulliah, Fr. D, Chichester
Dom Scrivano, So.  D, Interboro
Romaine Thompson, Sr. D, Penn Wood
Andrew Nmah, So.  D, Penn Wood
Habib Toure, Jr. D, Penn Wood
Kyle Dutch, Sr. M, Interboro
Owen Ede, Jr. M, Academy Park
Lansana Doumbouya, So.  M, Academy Park
Austin Wilson, Sr. M, Chichester
Jarred Sullivan, Sr. M, Chichester

Second Team

Goodwill Agbaadem, So.  GK, Penn Wood
Bill Zwoduah, Jr. D, Academy Park
John Coleman, Sr. D, Chichester
Konta Marah, Sr. M, Academy Park
Michael Satimehin, Sr. M, Academy Park
Matt Dwyer, Jr. M, Chichester
Nick Franz, Sr. M, Interboro
AJ Diallo, Sr. M, Penn Wood
Koffi Adjesson, Jr. M, Penn Wood
Collins Asimoah, Jr. M, Penn Wood
Prince Bla, Jr. M, Penn Wood
Guillermo Ramirez, Jr. F, Interboro
Hassan Warritay, Jr. F, Penn Wood

Honorable Mention

Joey Pitts, Jr. M, Interboro
Emmanuel Chea, So.  M, Penn Wood
Josh Encarnacion, Sr. D, Interboro
Tyler Bollinger, Sr. D, Interboro
Amadu Barrie, Sr. D, Penn Wood
Frankie Knuckles, Jr. D, Penn Wood
Tahjay Swaby, Fr. F, Academy Park

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