The 2017 Lady Redwings’ Soccer Team, led by Head Coach Jackie Gennarelli and Assistant Coach Victoria Gemma, proved that the hard work and dedication of 27 student-athletes could very well lead to great success, as the Lady Redwings were named HCIAL White Division Champions for the second season in a row.
The guidance of senior captains Sophia Battaglia, Lizeth Oliva, Veronica Mannillo, and Maeve Munroe paved the way as the Lady Redwings posted a record of 12 wins (4 by way of shutout) and 9 losses, qualifying for both the county and state playoffs and receiving the #4 seed in both tournaments.
Elyse Santiago led the team with 13 goals and 5 assists; Zoe Higgins had 8 goals and 15 assists; Charlotte Foberg had 8 goals and 9 assists; and Josephine Conlon had 8 goals and 8 assists. As goaltenders, Victoria Bravo and Rhea Theodore combined with some stellar play to lead the Redwings to their 12 wins.
Each and every member of this team played a vital role in the success of this season. The team’s individual achievements include some all league recognition — 3 members on the all-league first team, 3 members on the all-league second team, and 2 earning honorable mention for Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League. Additionally, Coach Gennarelli was named the HCIAL Coach of the Year.
While the 2017 was certainly memorable, the future looks even brighter as the Lady Redwings return 23 student-athletes for the 2018 campaign.
Go Redwings! ☺
The following players earned HCIAL first team for the 2017 season:
Forward: Zoe Higgins, Sophomore
Midfield: Charlotte Foberg, Sophomore
Defense: Olivia Cahn, Freshmen
The following players earned HCIAL second team for the 2017 season:
Forward: Elyse Santiago, Junior
Defense: Isabel Ramos, Freshmen
Goalkeeper: Victoria Bravo, Junior
The following players earned Honorable Mention for the 2017 season:
Sophia Battaglia, Senior
Josephine Conlon, Freshmen
HCIAL Coach of the Year: