A pair of Haverling Rams soccer players earned state honors along with other local talent in the boys soccer 2018 New York State All-State Teams for large and small schools released recently.
Haverling had a successful season with a 20-1 overall record, a Section V Class B title and a trip to the state tournament. That success led to Thomas Binkowski and Griffin Yastremski earning honors.
Binkowski, a junior, led the Rams with a first-team small school selection. Binkowski put up 17 goals and 22 assists to lead Haverling in both categories and was the leading point getter in the Livingston County Athletic Association.
“Thomas is a threat no matter where he is on the field,” Haverling head coach Matt Hill said. “He’s tough to deal with, it takes a couple people and even then he’s still able to get loose and get a shot off or pass to someone who has a chance to score.”
Yastremski, a senior and three year starter, earned a third-team selection in goal for Haverling. Yastremski was a key contributor to the Rams’ success, only allowing six goals all season long.
“Griffin has been so solid for three years, he has 37 shoutouts in those three years,” Hill said. “We had a great defense as well, but when teams did have chances, Griffin stopped them. He was there to knock things out in the air and shots from close range, he was there. He’s a huge kid with great reflexes, he’s been a huge asset to us. “
Other local selections included Noah Sperduto of Elmira, who earned a second team selection and Zach Church from Horseheads, who earned a fifth team selection both in the large school division.