The NA High School girls’ 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 girls’ team won the 2021 North Jersey Interscholastic Conference-Meadowlands Division championship with a division record of 9-1 and an overall record of 16-4-1. The team scored 72 goals while only giving up 15. It was the team’s first division championship since 2000.
Seen at the ceremony are, top row, from left, BOE member Michele Higgins, BOE President Heather Gilgallon, BOE VP Edward Smith, Superintendent of Schools Stephen Yurchak, Athletic Director Joshua Aronowitz, Council President Mario Karcic, Councilwoman Lynette Cavadas and Councilman Kirk Del Russo. Middle row, from left, Principal Patrick Bott, BOE Member Robert Dorsett, Assistant Coach Christopher Moore, Madalena Goncalves, Amanda Bayas, Sophia Veloso, Kelly Pereira, Laurynn Teixeira, Dalianna Rojas, Ashley Miranda, Nicole Garcia and Councilwoman Donna Bocchino. In the front row, from left, are BOE member George McDermott, Assistant Coach Kevin Blackford, Isabella Silva, Abbygail Lopes, Medelis Paez, Brielle Serodio, Isabella Bianchi, Lia Cruz, Ashley Martinez, Arancha Antunes, Brenna Sullivan, Head Coach Michael Vivino, Council VP Allison Sheedy and Mayor Daniel H. Pronti.
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