As the season is coming to a close, we are happy to introduce our 2023 OSFL All-Stars. All-OSFL was designed to provide players with the opportunity to be recognized and celebrated for their season’s performance.
The All-Star roster was compiled from the nominations of managers and coaches across the league. When determining the final roster, All-Star selections were not solely based on player stats but also considered off-the-field contributions such as dedication to their team, leadership, and growth through the season.
There are accompanying quotes and rationale for why each player was selected, including the honourable mentions.
We will be releasing our All-OSFL lists for the following divisions: U18 AAA, U18 AA, U16 AAA, U16 AA, U14 AAA, and U14 AA.
Quarterback: Trent Seton, Oshawa Hawkeyes
Trent had a “Monster season” racking up 915 passing yards along with 13 touchdowns through the air. Trent also had rushed for another 601 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Running Backs: David Nosa, Oshawa Hawkeyes; Danielle Nicastro, Myers Riders
David Nosa, Oshawa Hawkeyes:
Not only did David have 987 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, but he continued to impact the game through his leadership. David is leader both on and off the field where he is always looking to improve and help teammates.
Danielle Nicastro, Myers Riders:
Through 6 games, Danielle rushed for 818 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also amounted 8 catches for 139 yards and 2 more touchdowns. Danielle is also a Team Captain and Leader of the U14 Myers Riders.
Wide Receivers: Cadence Parke, Durham Dolphins; Brendan McCausland, London Junior Mustangs; Jayce Payne, Essex Ravens
Cadence Parke, Durham Dolphins:
Cadence, sometimes called Max, is a dynamic player racking up 12 catches for 6 touchdowns and 450 all-purpose yards. Not only is Max a great receiver, but he plays both sides of the ball and continues to dominate equally. Cadence has a bright future with the Dolphins.
Brendan McCausland, London Junior Mustangs:
Brendan stood out as the top wide receiver with 260 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns with the London Junior Mustangs this past season. In addition to his receiving abilities, Brendan was one of the team’s best-blocking wide receivers. He is a captain on the team, even offering to step in as long snapper and kicker during the season when needed. Brendan has made tremendous improvements in his game this past year and become an integral part of London Junior Mustangs.
Jayce Payne, Essex Ravens:
Jayce was one of the toughest players on the Essex Ravens, playing every snap on offensive, defence, and special teams. As a receiver, Jayce amounted 25 catches for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jayce continues to lead by example with his effort and toughness.
Flex: Levi Pelletier, Essex Ravens
Levi Pelletier, Essex Ravens:
Levi played every skill position on offence this past season. As a dominant blocker and pass catcher, Levi had 40 receptions for 600 yards, 10 touchdowns, with 2 more kick return touchdowns.
Offensive Lineman: Joseph Pimentel, Vaughan Rebels; Rahim Simms, Oshawa Hawkeyes; Rohi Obeghar, Cumberland Panthers; Clint Noble, London Junior Mustangs; Hayden Earnest, Burlington Stampeders
Joseph Pimentel, Vaughan Rebels:
While he played multiple positions this season, Joseph was a beast on the offensive line with more than 24 pancakes. Joseph was an integral part of the team demonstrating sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication to his team while improving throughout the season.
Rahim Simms, Oshawa Hawkeyes:
Rahim was a leader and Team Captain of the Oshawa Hawkeyes. On the field, Rahim blocked for fellow All-Star teammate David Nosa, helping him surpass 1,000 rushing yards with his 11 pancakes.
Rohi Obeghar, Cumberland Panthers:
Rohi had countless pancakes throughout the season with him being regarded by some as the best offensive tackle in the entire OSFL. Rohi never missed a snap as Team Captain of the Cumberland Panthers.
Clint Noble, London Junior Mustangs:
In an unflashy position, Clint continued to stand out with multiple pancake blocks. Clint was the anchor of Mustang’s offensive line, not letting up a sack all season while being the team’s best run-blocking lineman. Clint always had a great attitude and worked very hard to be the best he could be.
Hayden Earnest, Burlington Stampeders:
Hayden was a top offensive lineman for the Burlington Stampeders while he was in the younger age group of the team. Hayden loves to compete with a strong desire to win, bringing others up in the process. He plays both ways where he was often relied on to make the big play or block.
Defensive Lineman: Isaac Kalubi Lukuni, Oshawa Hawkeyes; Justin Wood, Essex Ravens; Darren Armstrong, Hamilton Jr. Tiger-Cats, Benny Mistretta, London Junior Mustangs
Isaac Kalubi Lukuni, Oshawa Hawkeyes:
As a 7 time Defensive Player of the Week, it is no surprise that Isaac is an OSFL All-Star. This season Isaac amounted to 83 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. Isaac was a Captain of the Oshawa Hawkeyes who led by example in his effort to always show up to practice, never wanting to leave the field.
Justin Wood, Essex Ravens:
Justin was always the first player to help someone up and one of the hardest-working players on the Ravens this season. His hard work helped him achieve 40 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks.
Darren Armstrong, Hamilton Jr. Tiger-Cats:
Darren demonstrated incredible displays of leadership and dedication to his team. During the offseason, Darren worked incredibly hard in the weight room improving his power, agility, and strength. This effort translated to the field where Darren achieved 57 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, and 5 sacks. Darren gave 100% effort on every play, making his presence felt on the field even if he was not directly involved in the play.
Benny Mistretta, London Junior Mustangs:
Benny was the heart of the Junior Mustang’s defence, continuously making an impact on every play. While his stats do not show how disruptive he truly was, Benny still reached 55 tackles and 8 sacks.
Linebackers: Logan Dore, London Junior Mustangs; Torin Dracopoulos, Durham Dolphins; Michael Bodnariuc, Oshawa Hawkeyes
Logan Dore, London Junior Mustangs:
After making the switch from offence to defence this season, Logan has quickly become the Junior Mustangs’ best linebacker. As captain of the defence, Logan had 50 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 5 sacks.
Torin Dracopoulos, Durham Dolphins:
As one of the youngest players on the team, Torin did not let that stop him from getting 35 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception. Torin was dedicated to his team, playing both sides of the ball when needed and should be a great leader in the upcoming Fall season.
Michael Bodnariuc, Oshawa Hawkeyes:
As Captain of the Hawkeyes’ defence, Michael made an impact both on and off the field. Michael had 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, an interception, and 2 passes defended.
Defensive Backs: Tucolin Downey, Essex Ravens; Nathaniel Gelo, Oshawa Hawkeyes; Charlie Sheehan, Burlington Stampeders; Chala Jones, London Junior Mustangs; Alex Brousseau, Myers Riders
Tucolin Downey, Essex Ravens:
Tucolin was a major leader in organizing the Essex Ravens’ secondary, going above his responsibilities in helping to make the calls. Tucolin also had a successful season getting 15 tackles and 3 interceptions.
Nathaniel Gelo, Oshawa Hawkeyes:
Nathaniel had an impressive season where his 6 interceptions were one of the most of any U14 AAA player. He is viewed as a lockdown corner obtaining his 6 interceptions in 6 straight games. In addition to his picks, Nathaniel had 21 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.
Charlie Sheehan, Burlington Stampeders:
As Team Captain and Team MVP, Charlie was one of the most complete players on the team. Charlie competes at a very high level, obtaining 30.5 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. He can play anywhere on the field, demonstrating his high football IQ.
Chala Jones, London Junior Mustangs:
Chala was new to football and had never played for the Mustangs before this season. Chala showed tremendous improvement throughout the year, ending the season with 35 tackles and an interception for a 110-yard touchdown. After a spectacular first season, Chala has become a standout on the Mustang’s defence.
Alex Brousseau, Myers Riders:
In Alex’s first year playing football, he quickly asserted himself as the best defensive player on the Rider’s defence. This year, Alex obtained 27.5 tackles and 2 passes defended.
Kicker: Kadin McCready, London Junior Mustangs
While Kadin is more well known as being the leader of Mustang’s defence, he was also impressive this season when he stepped up and did all the kicking for the team.
Punter: Mateo Monetta, Burlington Stampeders
In addition to being the starting quarterback in his first season playing tackle football, Mateo was also a great punter. This season, Mateo had over 1000 punting yards and 1 rouge.
QB: Andrew Coulson, Myers Riders
RB: Hudson Glover, London Junior Mustangs
WR: Ryan Goffe Lambert, Oshawa Hawkeyes
OL: Channing Avelar, Essex Ravens
DL: Emmanuel Trench, Durham Dolphins
LB: Donovan Belisle, Cumberland Panthers
DB: Keenan Brighton, Oshawa Hawkeyes
DB: Kenzo Santana, Burlington Stampeders