Junior Emily Byrnes was the pride of the Eagles cross country team as she placed 8th in the Passaic County Championships earning All County honors. Senior Allie Steiginga also turned in a strong season and joined Emily on the All League 1st team. The future looks bright for our cross country program as a young middle school team that included just three 8th graders proved to be very competitive this fall. 6th grader Lucas Genuario won two races and turned in some great times at Goffle Brook Park. also medaling (6th place among all boys) at the 16 team, 200 runner Garfield Invitational!
Congratulations are in order for girls varsity soccer coach Laura (Kuiken) Royle and husband Simon as they expect their first child this spring! The team bid farewell to their coach with another solid season including 9 wins and a well played 1-1 tie in their rematch with Rutherford. Sophomore Amanda Faber took big steps forward, leading the team with 24 goals and tieing senior midfielder Tori Holmes with 10 assists on the season.
Boys soccer thrilled some large crowds with a 2-1 homecoming win over Veritas and a tough OT loss vs HCA. Finishing with 3 more wins than last year including a convincing 4-1 season finale over Elmwood Park, most of their young lineup returns next season though contributions by seniors Anthony Avilla on defense and Buddy New in goal will be missed.
The MS boys soccer team turned back to their winning ways this fall finishing with a 6-5 record. The Eagles attack was led and controlled by 8th-graders Evan Hopeck, Ben Visbeen, and Jack Veenema. The defensive line was anchored by 8th-graders Luke Parker, Danny Lazor, and goalkeeper Josh Steen, who finished with 5 shutouts.
Girls tennis, led by the singles trio of sophomore Cara Shotmeyer and seniors Rachel Liu and Brianne Veenstra, finished with another winning record including a rare victory over league rival Rutherford. A young Eagles volleyball team became more competitive as the season progressed, receiving strong performances from senior Tiffany Martin and sophomore Molly Boonstra.
We praise the Lord for a safe and productive season and look forward to competing for His glory in 2018.
LET’S GO EC!