September Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to Sarah Shannon (Girls Cross Country) and Felix Melo (Boys Soccer) on being named September’s Athletes of the Month!

Sarah Shannon is a four-year varsity starter who:

As a senior, has had a tremendous season as the leader of the Girls Cross Country team. Sarah is easily the top runner of the Lady Bulldogs and has been so for quite some time. She’s earned nine varsity letters in Cross Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track. This fall in Cross Country, Sarah finished in fourth place at the prestigious Brett Taylor Invitational, second place in the Season Opener Invitational meet, and first place overall in the Girls NJTAC Tech Tournament Championship meet, leading the Girls Cross Country team to a NJTAC Vo-Tech Team Championship! Sarah has also taken first place in eight BNC divisional meets and has powered the Lady Bulldogs to a 4-1 divisional record, with a 6-2 overall record in the very competitive Big North Conference. She has been awarded the #1 seed in the Big North Championship meet which will run during the second week of October. Coach Weinpel describes Sarah Shannon as the “heart and soul” of our Lady Bulldogs track program and a clear leader of our Cross Country squad.

Felix Melo is a four-year varsity starter who:

Has had a tremendous senior season as the leader of the Boys Soccer team. As a senior Captain of the squad, Felix – from his stout defensive position — has lead the Bulldogs to an 8-2 start in the 2016 Campaign. The team, having posted key victories over the Mustangs of Clifton High School (2-1 in Overtime) and the Ironmen of Don Bosco (1-0), has earned the respect of Passaic County and has been awarded the #1 overall seed in the PCCA Boys Soccer Tournament. As the overall leader and a clear defensive standout, Felix has captained the team to post five shutouts in the month of September. In addition to his defensive prowess, he is a key component to the team’s designed set pieces and has managed to muster offense for the Bulldogs by netting two very important goals this season. Felix will be sure to continue the team’s efforts into the county and state post season.