Emma Letizia is a four-year varsity letter winner who as a senior has had a tremendous season as a leader of the girls’ soccer team helping the squad to improve to a 10-8 overall record and earn a share of the 2021 Big North Liberty Divisional Championship. Coach Kiernan describes Emma as the team’s core-defender and a big time “playmaker” throughout any zone on the field. At this stage of the season, Emma has two (2) goals with seven (7) assists and has helped the Lady Bulldogs earn a respectable seed in the PCCA county tournament and advance to the NJTAC Tech Tournament semifinals. The squad has also earned a top seed in the NJSIAA state-playoffs, they will have a home game which will be hosted on Tuesday 11/2/21 as the Lady Bulldogs take on Lady Bengals of Bloomfield. In the classroom, Emma embodies her role as student-athlete, she is a member of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and maintains a 3.6 GPA. Emma is currently weighing her options with post-high school plans, but she knows that she would like to continue her academic and athletic career at either the University of Scranton, Eastern Connecticut State or Farleigh Dickinson University. We wish Emma, and the entire Lady Bulldogs Soccer team, all the best for the remainder of the 2021 fall season.
Joshua Virgil is a two-year varsity starter who as a senior has had a tremendous season as one of the captains and a stand-out, offensive leader of the Boys Soccer Team. As a forward, Josh has proved to be a staple in the transition game and the Bulldogs overall offensive “attack”, his speed and ball-possession skill keeps most defenses on their heels. At this stage of the season, Josh has twenty-one (21) goals with four (4) assists and has helped the Bulldogs earn a respectable seed in the PCCA county tournament and advance to the NJTAC Tech Tournament finals. The squad has also earned a solid seed in the NJSIAA state-playoffs which will begin on Monday 11/1/21 as the Bulldogs venture to the roof-top to take on the Soaring Eagles of Union City High School. Academically, Joshua is a student in the STEM Academy studying in the Biomedical & Life Sciences discipline. Joshua is currently weighing his options with his post high school educational/career plans. We wish Josh and the entire Boys Soccer team, all the best in the remainder of the fall 2021 season.