Bledi Bardic has scored 12 goals in the league and playoffs for Cosmos B this season. (Photo courtesy of Cosmos B)
Cosmos B placed three players on the North Atlantic Conference XI that was announced by the National Premier Soccer League Friday night.
The players were right back Jonathan Borrajo, midfielder Danny Szetela and forward Bledi Bardic, who led Cosmos B with 10 regular-season goals. He added two in the first half of the team’s 4-2 extratime win over the Elm City Express in the conference semifinals Wednesday.
Carlos Mendes also was selected as the North Atlantic’s top coach.
Hartford City FC also placed three players on the team — goalkeeper Hami Kara, defender Andrew Geres and forward Ryan Taylor.
Brooklyn Italians defender Dominick Falanga and Kingston Stockade FC midfielder Juan Parada also were chosen.
Cosmos B hosts the Italians in the conference final at Commisso Stadium in New York City Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Teams, media and fans were part of the online voting process.
Each Conference XI includes one head coach, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards. The Conference XI winners automatically qualify as nominees for the NPSL Region XI teams.
North Atlantic Conference XI
Carlos Mendes, New York Cosmos B
Hami Kara, Hartford City FC
Jonathan Borrajo, New York Cosmos B
Dominick Falanga, Brooklyn Italians
Andrew Geres, Hartford City FC
Danny Szetela, New York Cosmos B
Miguel Carneiro, Elm City Express
Starvros Zarokostas, Rhode Island Reds FC
Juan Parada, Kingston Stockade FC
Bledi Bardic, New York Cosmos B
Shaquille Saunchez, Elm City Express
Ryan Taylor, Hartford City FC