HUSKIES FILIPE VILELA NAMED OCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR TO HIGHLIGHT AWARDS BANQUET

HUSKIES FILIPE VILELA NAMED OCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR TO HIGHLIGHT AWARDS BANQUET

TORONTO, Ont. – On Thursday evening at the Courtyard and Towneplace Suites, the OCAA recognized the best soccer players from across the province prior to the start of the 2018 OCAA soccer championship hosted by  George Brown and presented by belairdirect held Toronto this weekend.
 
George Brown second-year forward Filipe (Toronto, Ont.) was honoured as the 2018 OCAA player of the year following a spectacular season. Vilela was a force for the Huskies, finishing the regular season with an OCAA best fourteen goals, his second consecutive season leading the league in scoring.
 
Vilela was the most dangerous scorer in the province throughout the season, scoring two or more goals on five separate occasions. 
 
"It's a great honour to be selected as the recipient of this award, but as a group we aren't here to win individual awards," said Vilela. "We're excited to host and start playing for a championship on Thursday afternoon and that's what we're focused on at this time."

Vilela was also named the league scoring champion for a second straight year, as well as an OCAA All-Star.
 
Fellow Husky, Robert Mijackovic (Toronto, Ont.), was also honoured on the evening as an OCAA all-star. The fourth-year Husky's captain has been among the best defenders in the province for much of his career with the college. Shaquille Agard (Toronto, Ont.) was named an all-star for the third time in his Huskies career. The 6'0" striker scored four goals and set up numerous others for a George Brown team that finished the season with 27.

Serving as host for the 2018 OCAA soccer championship, game one gets underway at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning at Esther Shiner Stadium. The Huskies open the tournament at 3 p.m. against Algonquin.

Admission to the provincial championship starts at $10 for a full weekend pass, while all games will also be streamed live. Visit ocaa.com/msoc for full information.

See below for full listing of award winners.

2018 OCAA Men's Soccer Awards
OCAA Men's Soccer Player of the Year
Filipe Vilela, George Brown 

CCAA Coach of the Year Nominee
Dave Ashfield, Durham Lords

OCAA Men's Soccer League Scoring Champion
Filipe Vilela, George Brown

OCAA Men's Soccer Overall Rookie of the Year
Ben Vyfschaft, Fanshawe 
Regular Season Champions
East - Algonquin Thunder

Central - Humber Hawks
West – Fanshawe Falcons

OCAA Men's Soccer East Division Coach of the Year
Dave Ashfield, Durham Lords

OCAA Men's Soccer Central Division Coach of the Year
Andrew Seuradge, Sheridan Bruins

OCAA Men's Soccer West Division Coach of the Year
Gad Espinosa, Redeemer Royals

OCAA Men's Soccer East Division Rookie of the Year
Nigel Buckley, Durham

OCAA Men's Soccer Central Division Rookie of the Year
Cyrus Rollocks, Sheridan

OCAA Men's Soccer West Division Rookie of the Year
Ben Vyfschaft, Fanshawe

OCAA Men's Soccer East Division Defensive Player of the Year
Ostap Hamarnyk, Centennial

OCAA Men's Soccer Central Division Defensive Player of the Year
Riley Ferrazzo, Humber

OCAA Men's Soccer West Division Defensive Player of the Year
Bradley Heath, Fanshawe

OCAA Men's Soccer East Division Scoring Champion
Jeremy Bangala, Durham

OCAA Men's Soccer Central Division Scoring Champion
Filipe Vilela, George Brown

OCAA Men's Soccer West Division Scoring Champion
Ben Vyfschaft, Fanshawe

OCAA Men's Soccer East Division Best Defensive Team
Algonquin Thunder

OCAA Men's Soccer Central Division Best Defensive Team
Sheridan Bruins

OCAA Men's Soccer West Division Best Defensive Team
Fanshawe Falcons

OCAA Men's Soccer All-Stars
Colin Gibson, Algonquin
Ostap Hamarnyk, Centennial
Justin Gibson, Algonquin
Cody Kraemer, Durham
Marco Natoli, Algonquin
Nigel Buckley, Durham
Adrian Bojaca-Tolentino, Centennial
Ebrahim Al-Ariky, Algonquin
Liam Cox, Centennial
Jeremy Bangala, Durham
Lucas Blain, Algonquin
Alexander Jakma, Fanshawe
Quinton Leone, Niagara
Zach Kingma, Redeemer
Bradley Heath, Fanshawe
Enzo Guerra, Redeemer
Jordi Amores, Niagara
Bastien Aguilera, St. Clair
Ahmad Al Rajie, Fanshawe
Mike Sneddon, Fanshawe
Oti Frigole, Niagara
Korede Adepitan, St. Clair
Chester Ashby, Sheridan
Michael Fayehun, Humber
Robert Mijackovic, George Brown
Julian Mullin, Humber
Federico Leal, Humber
Manuel Morgado, Sheridan
Shaquille Agard, George Brown
Zimba Galloway, U of T Mississauga
Filipe Vilela, George Brown
Cyrus Rollocks, Sheridan
Jaineil Hoilett, Humber