The Huntington varsity boys’ soccer team saw four of its players capture post-season honors following the close of the Blue Devils’ fall campaign.
Luke Luckow and Johnny Tucker were named to the All-Conference team. Manny Reyes and Carlos Reyes both garnered All-League recognition.
Huntington compiled an 8-8-1 record under coaches John Pagano and Jason Suarez. The Blue Devils defeated Bellport (2-1), North Babylon (1-0 and 3-2), West Islip (6-0), Centereach (6-0 and 7-0) and Comsewogue (4-0 and 3-2).
The team’s top players also included midfield Alex Rivera, goalkeeper Kolby Rappel and defensive specialist Julien Rentsch.
“Alex and Johnny led by example,” Pagano said. “Kolby kept us in every game. Julien can be a top player in Suffolk in 2019.”
The Huntington roster also included freshmen Roberto Contreras and Jose Flores; sophomores Arnold Alfaro, Wilber Cuadra, Junior Flores and Owen Husselbeck; juniors Carmine De Ieso, Emerson Forbes, Deybi Jimenez Euseda, Cole Pillion and Nicholas Thompson and seniors Tyler Abedin, Christian Bellissimo, Cristian Garay, John Langton, Juan Salamanca and Rudy Salmeron.
The Blue Devils advanced to the Section XI playoffs where they squared off against No. 5 Ward Melville. After battling to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime periods, Huntington finally fell in the penalty kick phase, 1-0.