Team

VARSITY

Nick Ambrose
Gabe Baltierra
Josh Berman (quad-captain)
Will Birch
Kenny Brill
Matteo Broccolo
Luca Cocito
Ry Cohen
Spencer Daniels (quad-captain)
Shane Dasbach
Jannis Dietze
Matt Engler
Ziggy Hallgarten (quad-captain)
Thomas Heisler
Danny Jersey
Sam Kantor
Teddy Lawrence
Timmy Liles
Anton Mahr
Chris Martenson
Thomas Nealon
Griffin O’Neill
Daniel Reid (quad-captain)
Stephen Rowland
Rory Steele
Tyler Wright

HEAD COACH:  Dan Woog
ASSISTANT COACHES:  Kurt Dasbach, Tom Henske, Chris O’Dell

VIDEOGRAPHER:  Johnny Donovan
LIVE TWEETER: Reid Rizack

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MEET THE WRECKERS!

NICK AMBROSE
Grade: 10
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Alex Morgan
PREGAME RITUAL:  Eat a granola bar before every game
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Missing 2 open nets in a club game last year
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Hiking a 14er in the Rocky Mountains
BEST MEAL:  Spaghetti carbonara with bacon
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Godfather
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I am a black belt in tae kwan do
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Mr. Jones blowing up stuff in school
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  “Rich and famous” (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ry score a goal
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Welcoming
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  O’Dell, because I would be allowed to make everybody run.

 

GABE BALTIERRA
Grade: 10
Position: D

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos
PREGAME RITUAL:  I always listen to music really loud
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  In a tournament, our team lost 21-0
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting my dog Louis and bringing him home for the 1st time
BEST MEAL:  Filet mignon with potatoes, and a side of carrots and hummus
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  EDM
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I like to rock climb
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  The view at sunset in Spain
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Playing professional soccer
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Our team go to the FCIAC finals
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Family
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Chris Martenson, because he is a great defender

JOSH BERMAN (Quad-captain)
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey
PREGAME RITUAL:  Pass witih Daniel  Reid on the side of the field near the hill
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Slipping on the track in front of all the Danbury fans
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Back-to-back rec basketball champs
BEST MEAL:  Steak with beans and chimichurri
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Anything Matt Engler recommends
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Sandlot
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I can move my eyebrows independently
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Stephen Rowland’s stories. Always solid.
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Livin’ it up in NYC
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Teddy Lawrence wear proper soccer shorts
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  The farm team for Staples cross country
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Timmy Liles, so my mom would pack my lunch every day

WILL BIRCH
Grade: 11
Position: F/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Mesut Ozil
PREGAME RITUAL:  Watching “Nikes Risk Everything” video with Timmy Liles
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Not being able to stop smiling when playing on Loeffler for the 1st time
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Becoming friends with Matt Engler
BEST MEAL:  Penne alla vodka
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Shawhank Redemption
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Being a snake
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Ziggy Hallgarten struggling during our hike in Lake Placid
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Slithering
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Nick Ambrose smile
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  #1
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Spencer Daniels, because he is the croc boss

KENNY BRILL
Grade: 12
Position: D

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: FC Barcelona, Neymar
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listen to “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  The ball slipped out of my hands on a throw-in
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Winning the school ping pong tournament out of 120 people
BEST MEAL:  Steak and mashed potatoes
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Classic rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Dark Knight
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I’m really good at juggling
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Lightning struck a tree in my back yard
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Living in a mansion
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Someone chip the opposing keeper
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Amazing and fun
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Jannis, because he can speak German

 

MATTEO BROCCOLO
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Udinese, Andrea Pirlo or Alessandro Nesta
PREGAME RITUAL:  Get relaxed and in the zone
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Got a concussion from the goalie throwing the ball out and hitting the back of my head
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting subbed on
BEST MEAL:  Ethiopian family-style buffet
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Russian reggae
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Iron Sky
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Professional Play Vs. player
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Griffin O’Neill looking into his shorts with the caption, “What are you looking for down there, Griff?”
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  27 years old
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Spencer showing up somewhere without Birch
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  A gaggle of boys who all have a subcutaneous passion for the beautiful game
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Kenny, because  he’s cutest on the team (sorry Engler)

LUCA COCITO
Grade: 12
Position: F

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Palmeiras, Kaka
PREGAME RITUAL:  Chill and get my mind off everything
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Hitting a penalty about 10 feet wide
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Catching a Dragonite
BEST MEAL:  Hibachi shrimp at Sakura
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  MPB
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Anchorman
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  My ability to not blink for long amounts of time
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  At a World Cup Round of 16 game vs. Chile
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Owning my own business in New Zealand
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ziggy scoring a 79th-minute equalizer
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  All that matters
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Marty, so I would never have to play against him in practice

 

RY COHEN
Grade: 10
Position: GK

 

SPENCER DANIELS (quad-captain)
Grade: 12
Position: F/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Staples soccer, Chris Martenson
PREGAME RITUAL:  Put shin guards on an hour before arrival, keep my yellow golf ball in my bag, drive Snake, and be a croc boss
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Missing against Hall
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Winning the rec championship with Josh Beerman
BEST MEAL:  Anything my mother cooks
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Country of course
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  National Geographic documentary about croc bosses
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  My behind the back trick shots
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Anything from Teddy
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  In Afghanistan
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Snake play well
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Life
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Engler because of his looks

 

SHANE DASBACH
Grade: 12
Position: MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Bas Dost
PREGAME RITUAL:  “The Final Countdown” by Europe
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Being a goalie
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  🙂
BEST MEAL:  Ask me for my meatloaf recipe
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Sam’s soulful pan flute melodies
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I tend to grow pretty well
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Stephen Rowland’s, or any Snap story with Luca in it
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Watching Staples soccer games and yelling “Marshmallow!” at the players
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  O’Dell wear shoes
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  A diverse collection of individuals who assemble to partake in the beautiful game as a cohesive unit
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Kniffin O’Geill cuz he’s a naughty boy

 

JANNIS DIETZE
Grade: 10
Position: MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: F.C. St. Pauli, Aaron Ramsey
PREGAME RITUAL:  Sit down for 5 minutes and try to get rid of everything in my mind besides the game
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Got nutmegged by my little brother 🙂
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Freeing baby turtles in the Mexican ocean
BEST MEAL:  Pizza
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rap, house
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Force Awakens
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Sitting for an hour doing nothing, just looking at the wall
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  When Germany won the World Cup
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Happy with my job, good relationship with my family
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  A last-minute winning goalkeeper goal
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Unity
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  I am really happy so I would stay myself, but if I had to choose I would be Ziggy because he really knows how to motivate the team.

MATT ENGLER
Grade: 11
Position: MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, DiMaria
PREGAME RITUAL:  Watch the “Risk Everything” video several times
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting megged by a Prep player
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Watching Timmy’s Just Dance video
BEST MEAL:  Annie’s 4-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Inception
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I’m a skimboarding master
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Anything from Gwartz
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  A pro cliff jumper
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Timmy score a penalty
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Nothing without Sam Liles
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Spencer, to be the croc boss

 

ZIGGY HALLGARTEN (quad-captain
Grade: 12
Position: GK

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Staples soccer, Timmy Liles
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listen to music way too loudly
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting scored on by Spencer
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD: Winning $20 while jumping off the 70-footer in Lake Placid
BEST MEAL:  Qdoba burrito: Flour tortilla, white rice, chicken, steak, queso, pico, hot sauce, tortilla chips, sour cream and guacamole (it’s free)
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Savage SZN 2.0 Spotify playlist says eveerything you need to know
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Grease
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  My Diablo skills are a little insane
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Teddy on the bus
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  L17
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ambrose smile
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Interesting
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Jannis, he said the girls are more attractive in Germany

 

THOMAS HEISLER
Grade: 12
Position: GK

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Wolverhampton FC because of the name, Tim Howard
PREGAME RITUAL:  I don’t have a specific ritual. I just try and stay focused ont he game.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  In spring league I tried saving a shot. it went through my legs. That goal was the difference between a tie and a win.
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Becoming an EMT
BEST MEAL:  Spaghetti and meatballs
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Pulp Fiction
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I skipped a rock once … that was pretty cool
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  I have only posted a Snap story once, and it was just a selfie that I accidentally posted
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  A doctor in the US Air Force
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Nick Ambrose smile
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  A family
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Griffin O’Neill, so I could understand what Shane, Matteo and Rory were saying 90% of the time

 

DANNY JERSEY
Grade: 12
Position: D

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Everton, Leighton Baines
PREGAME RITUAL:  I listen to 4 songs in a certain order right before putting on my gear. It’s always helped me focus.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  When I was a sophomore on JV, we played New Canaan. With the game tied 1-1 in the final seconds the ball came in to me, unmarked on the 6-yard box. I headed it off the bar and out, and that was the end of the game. The guys who were there still rip on me about it.
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Probably being cast as the lead in the 1st play I ever auditioned for
BEST MEAL:  Anything my mom makes
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Alternative/indie rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Usual Suspects
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Singing
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Comedy Central
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Balancing my love of soccer with my work, whatever it may be. The goal for me is to stay playing for as long as physically possible.
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Cocito hit a scorpion kick for a goal
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  A community that links different generations to one another
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Marty, because he’s an absolute beast 100% of the time

 

SAM KANTOR
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Maccabi Tel Aviv FC, Nosa Igiebor
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listening to music
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Engler’s snake move
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Watching “Short Poppies”
BEST MEAL:  Pizza
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Matrix
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Pronouncing stuff wrong
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  The cliff jump
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Somewhere
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Birch not being near Spencer
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  #1
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Kenny, because it’s Kenny

TEDDY LAWRENCE
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Pogba
PREGAME RITUAL:  Having Daniel stretch me
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  When I overreacted and told a kid I’d kill his family
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Hanging with Cayne
BEST MEAL:  Sakura noodles
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  We Are Your Friends
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I can wiggle my eyes
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Stories of Stephen’s Trump pinata
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  A vet
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Kenny Brill score a bicycle kick
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Lit
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…: Matt Engler, because he’s super cute and funny

TIMMY LILES
Grade: 11
Position: MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Unaffiliated, Kevin De Bruyne
PREGAME RITUAL:  Watching “Risk Everything” with Will
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Missing the last PK from 5 feet away in the WIN tournament, and losing it for my team
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Watching Jack watch Zwe
BEST MEAL:  Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  EDM
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  The Interview
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Painting
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Gwartz’s emotional goodbye advice
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Starting Pre-Calc with Engler
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Gabe not holding his girlfriend’s hand in school
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Spencer, because he’s the croc boss

 

ANTON MAHR
Grade: 11
Position: F/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Barcelona, Pogba
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listen to music to get me pumped
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting a concussion at Wethersfield
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Moving to America
BEST MEAL:  Bacalhau a bras (Portuguese)
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Jazz
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Surf’s Up
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I can do card tricks
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Me laughing a lot at something stupid
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  A filmmaker
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  O’Dell wearing shoes
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  An example of a good team
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Ziggy, cause I wouldn’t have to run as much.

 

CHRIS MARTENSON
Grade: 11
Position: D

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Everton, Leighton Baines
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listening to motivational videos
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Getting punched int he face by Brenden Price on a clear
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Surviving the Cooper Test
BEST MEAL:  Lasagna
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Pop/rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Threat Level Midnight
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I can play offense
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Ethan Brodows missing from a yard away
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  26
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Nick Ambrose smile
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Not a matter of life or death … it is so  much more than that
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Gabe Baltierra, so that I could have 1 more year at Staples

 

THOMAS NEALON
Grade: 12
Position: MF/D

GRIFFIN O’NEILL
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Chelsea, Wissam Ben Yedder
PREGAME RITUAL:  Tums and music
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Accidentally stepping on top of the ball while intercepting a pass, then falling back and knocking the wind out of myself
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Flipping a water bottle and it landing ont he cap
BEST MEAL:  A bag of Tostitos
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Reggae
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Remembering every moment of every game I’ve ever played in
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Cosmopolitan
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  27
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Luca Cocito shoot
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Storied
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Matt Engler, because of his blissful elegance

 

DANIEL REID (quad-captain)
Grade: 12
Position: MF/D

STEPHEN ROWLAND
Grade: 12
Position: F

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Real Salt Lake, Jason Kreis
PREGAME RITUAL:  A nice pass with Kenny Brill
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Hitting a PK on the ground down the middle
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Winning the rec championship
BEST MEAL:  BBQ chicken cutlet pizza
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  21 Jump Street
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  I can turn my tongue in a full circle
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  A day in the life of Trump
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Snappin’ necks and cashin’ checks
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ambrose score
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Dan Woog’s world, and we’re all just paying rent
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Marty, because he is a savage

 

RORY STEELE
Grade: 12
Position: F

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Arsenal, Andrey Arshavin
PREGAME RITUAL:  Stretching as long as possible
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Being offsides 1000 times vs. Trinity junior year
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD: Top 30 for Slalom in Pico
BEST MEAL:  Surf and turf
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  Classic rock
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Shawshank Redemption
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Croquet
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Jordan Botaka’s morning face
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  Playing for FC United of Manchester
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ziggy scoring a bicycle kick
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  Tradition
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Griffin O’Neill, knows how to make a proper entrance into a pub

 

TYLER WRIGHT
Grade: 11
Position: f/MF

FAVORITE SOCCER TAM AND PLAYER: Tottenham, Gareth Bale
PREGAME RITUAL:  Listen to music
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON A SOCCER FIELD:  Watching Timmy Liles miss a penalty right down thte middle to lose in the finals
GREATEST MOMENT OFF A SOCCER FIELD:  Going undefeated, winning 2 FCIAC titles and 1 state title, all in tennis
BEST MEAL:  Steak and potatoes
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:  EDM and rap
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME:  Sausage Party
A TALENT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT:  Injuring Teddy Lawrence
BEST SNAPCHAT STORY:  Liam McDevitt’s after we won FCIAC this year
10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL BE…:  26 years old
JUST ONCE THIS SEASON I’D LIKE TO SEE..:  Ry score a goal
STAPLES SOCCER IS…:  A family
IF I COULD BE ANYONE ELSE ON THE STAPLES SOCCER TEAM, I WOULD BE…:  Chris Martenson, because he’s an animal

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RESERVES

Chris Andrews
Ethan Brodows
Josh Buckman
John Cordero
Brad Cox
Wilson Daniels
Jake Didner (co-captain)
Nick DiMasi
Rob Diorio
Ryan Fincher (co-captain)
Will Foisie
Steven Frost
Zach Howard
Daniel Leaf
Daniel Loughney
Brendan Mahoney
Andrew Marshall
Tom Messenger
Lefty Penderakis
Alejandro Perez Elorza
Azam Plummer
Jake Porter
Jared Wainshal
Josh Zhang

COACH:  Nicky Hoberman

 

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FRESHMAN

Emerson Anvari
Carter Bassler
Colin Corneck (co-captain)
Joseph  Crise
Josh DeDomenico
Lars Djuve
Matt Epstein
Benny Feuer
Drew Halperin
Nicholas Hein
Ben Ibarra
Vignesh Karredy
John Kuehndorf
Sam Liles
Kevin Lindwall
Brendan Lynch
Tadeo Messenger
Teddy O’Kane (co-captain)
Patrick Ostbye
Andres Perri
Aiden Rose
Evan Siegel
Callum Wisher

COACH:  Russell Oost-Lievense