The North Arlington High School boys’ varsity soccer team was recognized Jan. 24 at a Board of Education meeting where they received championship sweatshirts from the board, team plaques from the NJIC and individual proclamations from Mayor Daniel H. Pronti and the Borough Council. The boys’ team won the 2021 North Jersey Interscholastic Conference-Meadowlands Division championship with a division record of 15-1 and an overall record of 18-3-1. The team scored 74 goals while yielding only 12. This was the first division title since 2015.
Seen at the ceremony are, top row, from left, BOE member Robert Dorsett, BOE VP Edward Smith, BOE member Michele Higgins, BOE Member George McDermott, BOE President Heather Gilgallon, Superintendent of Schools Stephen Yurchak, Athletic Director Joshua Aronowitz, Council President Mario Karcic, Councilwoman Lynette Cavadas and Councilman Kirk Del Russo. In the middle row, from left, it’s Assistant Coach Michael Farrell, Tomas Custodio, Felipe Carvalho, Adam Cheikhali, Vincent Richard, Angel Arce, Justin Bunnell, Daniel Janosek, Patrick Lind, Mert Kutlutan, Shane Gilchrist, Christopher Gilmour, Tiago Regatao, Christtovic Tauzard-Morillo, Aidan Maleski, Mayor Daniel H. Pronti and Councilwoman Donna Bocchino; In the bottom row, from left, Tiago Alves, Declan Hughes, Hugo Rojas, Josh Perez, Peter Nadonly, Sean Manzo, Matthew Muchotrigo, Marco Ponce, Nicholas Stanzione, Head Coach Kevin Barber, and Council VP Allison Sheedy. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Addison Keim, volunteer Coach Matthew Barrington, Ethan DeJesus and Claudio Soto.
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