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2017 Boys Varsity Soccer
Head Coach: Camp Shropshire
Assistant Coach: Connor Lander
|25||Alastair de Papp||Sr|
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2017 Varsity Boys Soccer
Varsity Head Coach: Camp Shropshire
|Sport(s) Coached||Boys Varsity Soccer|
|Coached at Greeley since…||2012|
|Family Info||Married, with two kids in the Chappaqua school district|
|Athletic Background||High school: varsity soccer (4), basketball (1) and baseball (4). College: Colgate University, class of 1991.Varsity Soccer Freshman and Sophomore years. Ended because of injury.|
|Why did you decide to coach sports?||I love the game. I love to work with adolescents. I love the energy of training. I love the complexity of
game management. I love winning. I love constantly learning when we
lose. And I love coaching soccer, specifically, because a successful
experience is ultimately up to the players on the field. It is a
player-driven game. While my preparation of the team is important,
the game empowers the young players to rise up, themselves, to any
situation. No other game better prepares young people for life.
|What is the most rewarding / fun thing for you about coaching?||The
moments that mean the most to me are those during which a player
exceeds his or her potential and realizes something extraordinary
happened. At that moment, all the doubt, all the pressure, all the
anxiety is gone, and you see a young person experience nothing but the
joy of accomplishment. It is a beautiful thing.
|Fun fact you would like to share||I've read the entire
Patrick O'Brien ""Master and Commander"" series. Twice.
Coach: Kristin Spiros
|Sport(s) Coached||Varsity Boy's Soccer|
|Coached at Greeley since…||2013|
|Family Info||Married to a high school lacrosse coach|
|Athletic Background||Played division I soccer at Manhattan College, played for Olympic Developmental Team for 6 years, was only 5 year starter on John Jay High School varsity team, still holds all major scoring records and jersey #11 is retired.|
|Why did you decide to coach sports?||I’ve helped my coaches coach in my capacity as a captain for many years playing. I have loved the sport since the first time I kicked a ball. Sharing this love and fostering it in others is my passion.|
|What is the most rewarding / fun thing for you about coaching?||Watching a player improve using advice you gave them. Also, watching someone who isn’t the most skilled player still find joy in playing the game - that’s what it’s all about!|
|Fun fact you would like to share||y brother and I used to wear #99 until The Great One, Wayne Gretzky retired, then we hung up all of our #99 jerseys in my bedroom and chose new numbers out of respect.|
Coach: Alfredo Possante
|Sport(s) Coached||Boys JV A Soccer|
|Coached at Greeley since…||1998|
|Family Info||Born to an awesome family|
|Athletic Background||Played Street soocer since the age of 5 and club soccer since 14, for three clubs in my native country of Portugal, at 17 joinned Atletico Clube do Cacem them a 3rd Division Regional Club and played for 4 years, 1989 came to the States and have been playing in leagues and pickup games since.|
|Why did you decide to coach sports?||Motivated by an old friend and Greeley Varsity successful coach, Bob Oddo, who thought I should. Gave it a try and loved it.|
|What is the most rewarding / fun thing for you about coaching?||To see a player with little skills turnout to be a good player and athlete and a great young person.|
|Fun fact you would like to share||I never give up, at my age I still think I can be out there with the kids and show them how to do it instead of tell them how.|
September 2017: Yorktown Soccer Honors Casey Taub
by Rachel Ornstein '18
At the September 19th game, the Yorktown Varsity Soccer Team presented a signed number 22 jersey honoring Greeley's Casey Taub. During Yorktown's game vs. Mahopac on September 13th, they held a moment of silence in Casey's honor concurrent with the Greeley game.
September 2017: #TaubStrong Goal at 22:22 Highlights Greeley's 3-2 Win Over Ossining
Dylan Glickman put one home in the 78th minute as Greeley bested previously unbeaten Ossining yesterday in a 3-2 epic thriller.
In a game honoring #22 Casey Taub (more below), the scoring opened in incredible fashion. With the crowd clapping during the 22nd minute, Matt Lafortezza launched one from range over the keeper. When the referee paused the clock. It improbably read 22:22.
Ossining equalized and then went ahead on 2 goals from the spot by Matteo Marra. But Greeley stayed tough. Jake Cronin went low corner in the 64th minute to even it again at 2-2. Ossining almost went ahead again in the 78th when they beat the keeper, but Harris Allen, pulled the ball off the goal line to keep the game level before Glickman netted the winner 4 minutes later.
All cameras were panning the stands, but Sue and Jon Resnick were savvy enough to capture Lafortezza's goal during the special moment.
Other teams in Section One honored Casey as well either before or during games. These schools included Yorktown, Walter Panas, Pelham, Byram Hills, Tuckahoe, Lakeland and Brewster (list likely incomplete).
As many of you may know, Casey bravely fought brain cancer over the past two years but succumbed to it this past summer. Living a loving and robust life, with deep passions for friends and soccer, Casey had a profound impact on all who hold him in their hearts.
September 2017: Boys JV-A Opens Season In 3-3 Draw
by Matty Wasserman '21
On Thursday, September 7, the Greeley JV-A soccer team hosted their regular season opener against Arlington High School. The Greeley offense came out of the gate strong in the first half, dominating the game, but were only able to score once on a penalty kick by Daniel Cronin.
Arlington responded quickly in the second half, striking two goals in the first 10 minutes of the half to take a 2-1 lead. Just as the momentum shifted towards Arlington, Evan Tabor turned the game around for the Quakers, scoring two goals in less than two minutes, both on assists from Ryan Pohly. The high-scoring second half continued when Arlington tied up the game at 3-3 with a long goal. Neither team was able to finish the game off in OT despite numerous scoring chances, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
2016 Boys Varsity Soccer
Head Coach: Camp Shropshire
Assistant Coach: Kristen Spillane
* - Captains
2016 Boys JV-A Soccer
No roster received
2016 Boys JV-B Soccer
Head Coach: Michael Yoder
* - Captains
2017 Varsity Boys Soccer Schedule & Results
|8/24||10:00AM||at Brewster||Brewster High School||Scrimmage|
|8/25||9:00AM||at Somers||Somers High School||Scrimmage|
|8/30||2:00PM||at Suffern||Suffern Middle School||Scrimmage|
|9/1||3:00PM||at John Jay - East Fishkill||John Jay - East Fishkill||T 0-0 (2OT)|
|9/5||4:30PM||vs. Roy C. Ketcham||Contest Field||L 2-1 (OT)|
|9/9||6:00PM||at Suffern||Suffern High School||W 2-0|
|9/11||4:30PM||vs. Mahopac||Contest Field||W 1-0|
|9/13||4:30PM||vs. Ossining||Contest Field||W 3-2|
|9/15||5:00PM||at Port Chester||Port Chester High School||W 3-1|
|9/19||4:30PM||vs. Yorktown||Contest Field||W1-0|
|9/25||4:15PM||at Fox Lane||Fox Lane High School||W 5-1|
|9/27||4:30PM||vs. Mamaroneck||Contest Field||L 2-1|
|9/29||4:30PM||vs. Ramapo||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||W 2-0|
|10/3||4:30PM||at Ossining||Ossining High School||W 3-2|
|10/5||6:00PM||vs. Port Chester||Contest Field||L 1-0|
|10/7||11:00AM||at Scarsdale||Scarsdale High School||T 1-1|
|10/11||5:00PM||at Yorktown||Yorktown High School||L 1-0|
|10/13||7:00PM||vs. Fox Lane||Contest Field||L 1-0|
|10/17||4:30PM||at Arlington||Arlington High School||T 0-0||Rescheduled from 9/7|
|10/20||6:30PM||at R.C. Ketcham||R.C. Ketcham H.S.||W 5-2||Sectional First Round|
|10/23||3:00PM||at New Rochelle||New Rochelle H.S.||W 0-0 (3-0 PKs)||Sectional Quarterfinal|
|10/26||3:00PM||at White Plains||White Plains H.S.||L 1-0 (2 OT)||Sectional Semifinal|
by Matty Wasserman '21
Thursday, October 5 - Coming off a 3-2 win at Ossining on October 3, the Greeley Quakers boys varsity soccer team looked to get a late season victory against the Port Chester Rams. The Rams stormed out of the gate and scored a breakaway goal just 40 seconds into the game. Both teams had some missed opportunities in the rest of the first half, and the score remained 1-0 at halftime.
The momentum shifted to the Quakers in the second half, and they kept the Port Chester’s defenders on their heels. Greeley was unable to capitalize on some late corner kicks and shots on goal, including two that sailed just over the crossbar, and ultimately fell to Port Chester 1-0.
October 20th: Boys Advance to Monday QF at New Rochelle
Playoff soccer got underway Friday night when the Boys Varsity teams traveled north to Wappingers Falls to take on Roy C. Ketcham under the lights. The game was a rematch of a September 5th game at Greeley where the Ketcham Indians took home a 2-1 OT win.
This time the Quakers left no doubt as they got off the bus ready to play. The boys found net early and often. First, Ryan Sullivan got on the board, followed shortly thereafter with a pair of goals from Matt Lafortezza. Jonathan Seidman scored the 4th goal to give Greeley a comfortable lead, Ketcham was able to get on the board twice in the second half. Al DePapp put the final tally on the board for the Quakers, returning home with a strong 5-2 win.
The Boys will now travel to #1 seeded and defending Class AA State Champion New Rochelle on Monday afternoon.
October 23rd: Boys Soccer Dethrones Defending State Champ New Rochelle, Advances to Sectional Semis at White Plains
In an early afternoon contest, the Greeley Boys Varsity Soccer traveled to New Rochelle to take on second-seeded and NY State Class AA defending champions New Rochelle.
The game intensity ratcheted up throughout the game as neither team could find the back of the net. Greeley was the beneficiary of some fortunate "close-but-no" shots as New Rochelle hit the crossbar three times.
After 80 scoreless minutes, the teams headed to sudden victory overtime. Each team had their chances. Greeley's best chance came from Matt Lafortezza in the 90th minute, but the Huguenot goalkeeper David Lopez managed to get his left hand on it at the last moment and deflect it wide.
After 20 minutes of extra time, the teams moved to penalties. Each team missed their first shots on solid saves by Lopez and Rader. Jonathan Seidman stepped to the spot and buried it lower left. Rader then made his second stop to give Greeley the 1-0 lead after 2 shooters. Sam Resnick was up next and scored. Rader followed with his 3rd consecutive save, another diving stop to position the Quakers for a clinching shot.
Teddy Rader making one of his three saves in penalty kicks
Ryan Sullivan's turn came and delivered the dagger a little more than shoulder high in the right corner to seal the win.
Varsity Soccer will now travel to play White Plains, who beat #3 Mamaroneck 1-0 Monday night, on Thursday in the Sectional Semifinal.
October 25th: Boys Soccer Edged in 2OT By White Plains
by Matty Wasserman '21
Thursday, October 26 - The #10 seeded Greeley Quakers Boys Varsity Soccer Team traveled to White Plains High School to face the #6 seeded Tigers in a NY State Class AA semifinal game.
Playing in front of a loud and energetic White Plains crowd, the game started off with both sides going back and forth. After a scoreless first half, Greeley came out attacking in the second half, but they were unable to turn their momentum into a goal. As the second half wore on, White Plains appeared to gain an advantage with more opportunities and shots on goal. However, the Quakers goalie Teddy Rader was able to save all the shots including one excellent diving stop.
For the second game in row, Greeley headed into a sudden death overtime after a scoreless regulation. Unfortunately, this time the game ended in the 101st minute with a header that would serve as the game winning goal from White Plains. The Quakers fought hard against a good White Plains team, and although they couldn't come away with the win, they had a great season altogether.
2016 Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule and Results
Final Record: 12 Wins, 6 Losses
|9/6||4:30PM||vs. Putnam Valley||W 9-1|
|9/8||4:15PM||vs. Fox Lane||W 3-2|
|9/10||3:00PM||vs. New Rochelle||L 2-1|
|9/12||4:30PM||vs. John Jay - East Fishkill||W 2-0|
|9/14||4:30PM||at Roy C. Ketcham||L 2-1 (OT)|
|9/16||4:30PM||at Suffern||L 3-1|
|9/20||4:30PM||at Ossining||W 1-0|
|9/24||12:30PM||at Mahopac||W 3-1|
|9/26||4:30PM||at Yorktown||W 2-1|
|9/28||4:30PM||vs. Port Chester||W 1-0|
|10/5||4:30PM||at Putnam Valley||W 6-1|
|10/7||6:00PM||at Fox Lane||W 3-0|
|10/8||2:00PM||vs. Scarsdale||L 2-1|
|10/13||4:30PM||vs. Ossining||W 2-0|
|10/14||4:15PM||vs. Yorktown||W 4-0|
|10/17||4:15PM||at Port Chester||L 2-1|
|10/20||3:00PM||vs. North Rockland||W 4-1||Sectional 1st Rd.|
|10/24||3:00PM||at Arlington||L 0-0 (5-4 PKs)||Sectional Quarterfinals|
2016 JV-A and JV-B
no results available
2017 Boys JVA Soccer
Head Coach: Alfredo Possante
2017 Boys JV-A Soccer Schedule & Results
Last Updated 10/11/17 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
|8/30||2:00PM||at Suffern||Suffern High School||Scrimmage|
|9/5||4:30PM||at Roy C. Ketcham||Roy C. Ketcham High School||W 2-0|
|9/7||4:30PM||vs. Arlington||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||T 3-3|
|9/9||11:00AM||vs. Suffern||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||W 9-0|
|9/11||4:30PM||at Mahopac||Mahopac High School||W 2-0|
|9/13||4:30PM||at Ossining||Ossining High School||L 1-0|
|9/15||4:30PM||vs. Port Chester||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||W 1-0|
|9/19||4:30PM||at Yorktown||Yorktown High School||L 1-0|
|9/23||11:00AM||vs. John Jay - East Fishkill||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||L 3-1|
|9/25||4:15PM||vs. Fox Lane||Contest Field||W 5-1|
|9/27||4:30PM||at Mamaroneck||Mamaroneck High School||W 3-2|
|10/2||4:30PM||at Ramapo||Kakiat Elem. School||W 5-1||Rescheduled from 9/28|
|10/3||4:30PM||vs. Ossining||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||W 2-1|
|10/5||4:30PM||at Port Chester||Port Chester High School||W 3-2|
|10/10||4:30AM||vs. Scarsdale||Girls' Soccer Field||W 3-1|
|10/11||4:30PM||vs. Yorktown||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||W 1-0|
|10/16||4:15PM||at Fox Lane||Fox Lane High School||Rescheduled from 10/13|
2017 Boys JVB Soccer
Head Coach: Tom Corbia
* - Captains
2017 Boys JV-B Soccer Schedule & Results
Last Updated 10/11/17 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
|8/29||4:30PM||at Port Chester||Port Chester High School|
|9/5||4:30PM||vs. Rye Neck||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field|
|9/7||4:30PM||at Ossining||Ossining High School|
|9/13||4:30PM||vs. New Rochelle||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field||L 7-2|
|9/15||4:30PM||at Mamaroneck||Flint Park|
|9/19||4:30PM||vs. Scarsdale||Girls' Soccer Field||W 4-0|
|9/25||4:45PM||at Arlington||Arlington High School||L 5-0|
|9/27||4:30PM||vs. Ossining||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field|
|10/3||4:30PM||at New Rochelle||New Rochelle High School||L 5-1|
|10/5||4:30PM||vs. Mamaroneck||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field|
|10/11||4:30PM||at Scarsdale||Scarsdale High School||W 4-1|
|10/13||4:30PM||vs. Arlington||Soccer/ Lacrosse Field|