St. Francis Wins To Complete Championship
The St. Francis 4th Grade Boys defeated Our Lady of Grace 3-1 in an exciting league Championship match on November 21 that culminated an undefeated 11 – 0 – 1 season for St. Francis.
“This success was the result of a collective commitment by our coaches, parents and players to promote sportsmanship and mutual support on and off the field,” according to Head Coach Steve Arikian.
“Goals were scored predominantly by our strikers, and their success was due to strong defense, solid goal tending, and aggressive mid-field play. I have had the pleasure of coaching this outstanding team since they were in first grade, and already look forward to next season!”
The Championship Team includes: Strikers Thomas Arikian, Kevin Magee, Ryan McDade, Patrick Goldberg and Charlie Wanderer; Halfbacks Devon Rocks, Brian Shannon, Joseph Gusmorino, Sean Carroll, Brendon Margolies, and Mark Basoa; Sweeper Jimmy Wolfer; Fullbacks Sean Morgan, James Buckley, Tommy Mercer, and Adam Tyszka; Goalies Matt Linares and Billy Dunn; Assistant Coaches MaryBeth Dawson, Joe Gusmorino and Jon Tyszka, and Head Coach Steve Arikian.