Dupervil, Córdoba make boys’ soccer Top XI All-State team

 

Like most really good goal scorers, Dalendy Dupervil got special attention from every defense he faced.

But, also like most good scorers, he didn’t let it stop him.

The Sussex Central High senior still finished with 23 goals and 10 assists as the Golden Knights captured the Henlopen North title.

Dupervil’s performance made him the highest-ranked boys’ soccer player in the Henlopen Conference and earned him the No. 4 spot on this year’s Top XI team.

Indian River senior Johan De Jesus Córdoba, who was ranked fifth, was the only other downstate player rated among the state’s top 11 players, as chosen by the state’s soccer coaches’ association.

Both Dupervil and Córdoba were among the state’s five players who were also named NSCAA Regional All-Americans.

With Dupervil leading the way Central had a breakout season this fall. The Knights went 14-4, won the North and reached the DIAA Division I state semifinals.

Dalendy Dupervil

“Technically, Dalendy has the ability to do anything he wants with the ball,” said Central coach Kevin Cash. “Dalendy has an extraordinary understanding of the game and his tactical awareness is at the highest level.

“His ability to change pace with or without the ball, coupled with the great element of deception, is what makes him an elite player in the state.”

Among Dupervil’s 23 goals were three game-winners in overtime. He scored at least one goal against every North team as well.

“Dalendy was without a doubt one of the top reasons Sussex Central won the Northern Henlopen Division and had such an outstanding season,” said Cash.

Likewise, Córdoba was one of the top offensive threats for the Henlopen South champion Indians.

The senior collected 21 goals and 17 assists as IR went 15-4 and reached the Division II state finals. He was ranked as the No. 1 player in the Henlopen South.

“Johan is incredible in the air and is a great ball winner,” said IR coach Steve Kilby. “He often works back and wins lost balls. A great striker of the ball with his left foot, Johan is exceptionally dangerous on set pieces. He is very difficult to take the ball from.”

Johan De Jesus Córdoba

Currently being recruited by several schools, Kilby said Córdoba is a legitimate college player.

“Johan took over our attack and allowed us to get forward to put pressure on our opponents’ back line,” said Kilby. “His incredible technical skills wreaked havoc on opposing defenses.”

 

Boys’ soccer
All-State team
Top XI
1-Jason Blackwell Salesianum, Sr.
2-Joseph Scarpinato Appoquinimink, Sr.
3-Eamon O’Connor Wilmington Charter, Sr.
4-Dalendy Dupervil Sussex Central, Sr.
5-Johan De Jesus Córdoba I. River, Sr.
6-Gavin Ford Salesianum, Jr.
7-Bryce Wallace Salesianum, Jr.
8-Alexis Ayala William Penn, Sr.
9-Andrew Cercena Tower Hill, Sr.
10-Sean Murray Archmere, Sr.
11-Gavin Campbell Salesianum, Sr.
All-State
First team
Joseph Scarpinato Appoquinimink, Sr.
Eamon O’connor Wilm. Charter, Sr.
Alexis Ayala William Penn, Sr.
Hadi Basma Appoquinimink, Jr.
Matt Mitchell St. Georges, Jr.
David Angulo St. Georges, Jr.
Edwin Garcia Hodgson, Sr.
Itunu Ogundipe Brandywine, Sr.
Sean Murray Archmere, Sr.
Zach Dainton Archmere, Jr.
Alvin Halley Delaware Military, So.
Dalendy Dupervil Sussex Central, Sr.
Marco Maddalena Polytech, Sr.
Ricky Hernadez Caesar Rodney, Sr.
Johan De Jesus Cordoba Indian River, Sr.
Patrick Mochiam Indian River, Sr.
Nate Riddle Sussex Academy, Sr.
Will Davis Sussex Academy, Jr.
Andrew Cercena Tower Hill, Sr.
Malcolm Johnson Tower Hill, Jr.
Brennan Ayres Saint Andrews, Sr.
Jason Blackwell Salesianum, Sr.
Gavin Ford Salesianum, Jr.
Bryce Wallace Salesianum, Jr.
Tommy Mgrail Salesianum, So.
Brendan Hanrahan Salesianum, Jr.
Daniel Addison Newark, Sr.
Zach Gelof Cape Henlopen, Jr.
Chris Ludman Saint Marks, Sr.
GK-Gavin Campbell Salesianum, Sr.
GK-Kevin Calles Indian River, Sr.
Second team
Benjamin Cahill Mount Pleasant, Jr.
Kevin Eriksen Wilm. Charter, Sr.
Saul Robles Delcastle, So.
Owen Johansson Wilm. Charter, Sr.
Yoel Munoz McKean, Jr.
Elie-Martin Zalambo Glasgow, Sr.
Xavier Jamieson St. Georges, Jr.
Angel Enriquez Hodgson, Jr.
Ronald Krischbaum Delaware Military, Sr.
Justin Broccoli Delaware Military, Sr.
Michael Chen Newark Charter, Jr.
Maycol Escalante Roblero S. Central, Jr.
Patrick Short Sussex Tech, Fr.
Steven Ferrandino Caesar Rodney, Jr.
Mikie Mochiam Indian River, Sr.
Oscar Cruz Osorio Indian River, Jr.
Craig Rice Laurel, Jr.
Alexis Torres Milford, Sr.
Colin Campbell Saint Andrews, Sr.
Evan Murray Saint Andrews, Jr.
Vincent Leo Sanford, Sr.
Brandon Sengphachanh Caravel, So.
Robert Miller Saint Elizabeth, Sr.
James Baxter Caravel, Sr.
Mike Ziomek Saint Marks, Sr.
Cole Bouchard Salesianum, Sr.
Mario Dellamonica Appoquinimink, Jr.
Robbie Turnbull Saint Andrews, Jr.
GK-Anthony Hitchcock Sussex Tech, Sr.
GK-Jason Sommer Appoquinimink, Jr.
Third team
Matt Meadows Appoquinimink, So.
Juris Stutts Middletown, Sr.
Gimel Djan Newark, Sr.
Rhys Newcombe Wilm. Charter, Jr.
James Churu Christiana, Sr.
Ronal Galleano Dickinson, Jr.
Juan Carlos Cruz McKean, Jr.
Joshua Moody St. Georges, Jr.
Nicholas Krusko Newark Charter, Sr.
Andrew Rosenbaum Archmere, Fr.
Liam Delaney Archmere, Sr.
Grant Henry Dover, Sr.
Osvaldo Cruz Sussex Tech, Sr.
Tommy Mcpoyle Caesar Rodney, Jr.
Pierre Medues Seaford, Sr.
Ben Davis Sussex Academy, Jr.
Antonio Ambrosino Seaford, Sr.
Parker Sard Lake Forest, Sr.
Dan Manley Wilmington Friends, Fr.
Adam Fisher Tower Hill, Jr.
Simon Sperl Saint Andrews, Jr.
Bryan Hartman Salesianum, Sr.
Bryce Magee Red Lion, Jr.
Mason Mostrom Saint Marks, Sr.
Benji Schwartz Caravel, So.
Nolan Constantine Wilm. Charter, Sr.
Dave Haynes Caesar Rodney, Jr.
Juan Perez Perez Sussex Central, Fr.
GK-Ben Mcquillin Wilm. Charter, Sr.
GK-Tom Gibb Saint Marks, Sr.

 

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