Team

VARSITY

Nick Ambrose
Gabe Baltierra
Will Birch
Ry Cohen
Josh DeDomenico
Jake Didner
Matt Engler (co-captain)
Ryan Fincher
Steven Frost
Sam Liles
Timmy Liles
Brendan Lynch
Anton Mahr
Chris Martenson (co-captain)
Tadeo Messenger
Teddy O’Kane
Patricio Perez Elorza
Azam Plummer
Vaughan Sealey
Callum Wisher

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

VIDEOGRAPHER:  Dylan Beck
LIVE TWEETER: Sam New

 

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MEET THE WRECKERS!

NICK AMBROSE
Grade: 11
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Free
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Alex Morgan
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Beating Gabe in a race
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: Anything by Stormzy
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Emilia Clarke
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Sherwood Diner
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  I cut the lunch line once
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am in fact half white
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: VigStar123
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Julian’s Pizza
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD BE…:   rich
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  Ry’s shin guard
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

GABE BALTIERRA
Grade: 11
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Sports Literature and Research
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Sergio Ramos
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Biking 50 miles in the CT Challenge
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Back in Black” by AC/DC
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Pele
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Downtown Westport
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Mountain bike in Vermont
NOBODY KNOWS I…: used to play the cello
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: James Hickok
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Matsu
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   donate half to charity and then build a mansion in California
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  An old 1960s toy car my grandfather gave me
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Work harder than you think you did yesterday”

WILL BIRCH
Grade: 12
Position: D/MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: AP Computer Science. Timmy Liles is a true wizard on the computer.
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Timmy Liles. He can’t finish, but he can run really fast!
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Hearing Tadeo Messenger say “unyuns” after getting a math problem right
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: Rather than listen to music, I prefer to watch Nike’s “Risk Everything” video with Timmy Liles
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Billy & Jezza because of their swaz tekkers
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Basement footy with the lads
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Get in the boxing ring with Alec O’Donnell
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am friends with Timmy Liles. I prefer to keep it a secret.
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: It has to be Sam “Clout God” Giles
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Chipotle. The look of hate on the workers’ faces when Timothy Liles walks in is priceless.
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy Jake Didner the book “Street Smarts for Dummies”
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  It would have to be my son Tadeo. He has mad clout.
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Please don’t be sad”

RY COHEN
Grade: 12
Position: GK

JOSH DEDOMENICO
Grade: 10
Position: MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Darkroom
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Lukaku
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Beating GTA 5
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: Anything that’s hype
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Will Ferrell
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Qdoba runs
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Packed Ronaldo in FIFA 14
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am a 4th prestige in Black Ops Zombies
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Vignesh Kareddy
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  5 Guys
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   purchase clout goggles
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  Pop Tarts
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Clout overload” — Sam Liles

JAKE DIDNER
Grade: 12
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Culinary
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Procrastinho
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: The infamous disallowed goal
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Blood on the Leaves”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Zwe
FAVORITE HANGOUT: The Liles estate
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Make the elite Birch 100
NOBODY KNOWS I…: love deer
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Alec O’Donnell (for a brief 2-day stint)
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Garden
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy a car that has all 4 wheels turn
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My computer
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Let’s think about it”

MATT ENGLER (co-captain)
Grade: 12
Position: MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Sports Lit
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Jack Portman aka Procrastinho
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Walking onto the pitch alongside the Liles brothers
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Sauce It Up”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Stormzy #energycrew
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Late night FUT draft with the lads
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Called Birch out for his Instagram 100
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am allergic to peanuts @tommy
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Alec O’Donnell
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Chipotle @tommy
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy Ry a new shark tooth chain
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My tekkers
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “We eatin cuh”

RYAN FINCHER
Grade: 12
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Environmental Studies
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Catching a 40-inch striped bass
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “On Every Street” by Dire Straits
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Connor McGregor
FAVORITE HANGOUT: South Beach Chatham, Cape Cod
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Attempted a 360 off a cliff on skis
NOBODY KNOWS I…: enjoy woodworking
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: My father, Doug Fincher
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Gaetano’s
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy a massive yacht and sail the world
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My 1999 Jeep Cherokee
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40% done” — Jesse Itzler (Navy SEAL)

STEVEN FROST
Grade: 12
Position: MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Gov with Shamberginho
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Ry Cohen. I like sleeping on clean sheets.
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Beating Sam Liles in a PK shootout
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: Forever; Drake, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Eminem
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Zlatan or LeBron
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Basement footy
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Jurassic
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am afraid of deer
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Alex Piccolino
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Spotted Horse
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD: buy Jake Didner his own bacon, egg and cheese shop  
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My breakfast
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “We eatin’ cuh”

SAM LILES
Grade: 10
Position: MF/F

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Swimming
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: First 190 FUT draft, or coming in first in the bear walk during warmups
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: Anything by DJ-Gell, Lil Boat, or anyone else with clout out the wazoo
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Hal Robson-Canu
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Shark Week with Callum
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Quicksold a legend for draft funds, or bought a Wrecker burrito with a $100 bill
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Vignesh Kareddy (past) and Russ
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Fortuna’s Deli and Catering
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy authentic clout goggles for everyone
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My Ultimate team
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “There is only one Sliles” — Julia Lombardo

TIMMY LILES
Grade: 12
Position: MF/F

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Geometry with Professor Birch. We only learn about cubes.
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Andrew “Big Touch” Marshall
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: The infamous “cross goal”
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: SL7’s YouTube diss track playlist
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Chelsea Fox
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Garden and chill at Didner’s apartment
NOBODY KNOWS I…: have a magic gift card
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  5 Guys
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy Frost enough deer repellent to cover Westport
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My Husky

BRENDAN LYNCH
Grade: 10
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Math
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Romelu Lukaku
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Qualifying for nationals in December for club
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Till I Collapse”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Ronaldo
FAVORITE HANGOUT: My friends’ houses
NOBODY KNOWS I…: have a fear of spiders
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Via Sforza
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   save it for when I get older unless I really needed it
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My soccer jerseys
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “No pain, no gain”

ANTON MAHR
Grade: 12
Position: MF/F

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Narrative Film
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Pogba
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Finishing my 1st movie
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Humble”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Quentin Tarantino
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Puchala’s barn
NOBODY KNOWS I…: love Brazilian music
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Bartaco
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy better balls for the Staples soccer program
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My computer

CHRIS MARTENSON (co-captain)
Grade: 12
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Englneering and Applied Physics
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Leighton Baines
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Receiving the Prseton Hirten jersey from Josh Berman
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Power” by Kanye West
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Barney Stinson
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Wakeman
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Rappelling down a 140-foot cliff in Canada as a 10-year-old
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am a published poet in the UK
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: All former FCIAC and state champions
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Chipotle
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   pay back my debt to Chris O’Dell from freshman year
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  The Croc Boss title
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Pain is temporary unless O’Dell is involved”

TADEO MESSENGER
Grade: 11
Position: F

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Math with Birch. He always gets his work done on time.
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Sam Liles, because of his clout
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Scoring my 1st goal
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Despacito”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Messi
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Qdoba
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Bungee jumping
NOBODY KNOWS I…: like country music
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Russell Oost-Lievense
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Qdoba
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy a Ferrari
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  Pink Panther
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Practice makes perfect”

TEDDY O’KANE
Grade: 10
Position: GK

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Swimming
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Charly Musonda Jr.
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Beating Sam Liles in a game of FIFA
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Esketit” by Lil Pump
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Dominc Calvert-Lewin
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Fantasty Football draft at the Liles household
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Steal home during a baseball game
NOBODY KNOWS I…: make pudding with my mom
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Patrick Ostbye
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Little Kitchen
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   buy a onesie made of gold
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My clout
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Why not work as hard as you can?”

PATRICIO PEREZ ELORZA
Grade: 10
Position: MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Anything Antonio Coccoli teaches
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Finishing freshman year
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Eye of the Tiger”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Rafael Nadal
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Epic Ultimate team sessions with members of AC Pulisis’ Punishers
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Ride elephants in Thailand
NOBODY KNOWS I…: secretly sold the Ultimate team more than 4 times
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Either one of my brothers (Daniel or Alejandro Perez Elorza)
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Yvonne O’Kane’s kitchen
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   either buy an island in Greece or a soccer team
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  The “Pink Panther” movie
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

AZAM PLUMMER
Grade: 11
Position: F

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Audio Production
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Cristiano Ronaldo
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Helping a family out in Kenya by buying them supplies to cook, clean, get new shoes and clothes, and school supplies for the kids
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Seven National Army” remix (White Stripes)
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: Eric Thomas
FAVORITE HANGOUT: The beach
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Tried to do a back flip off a moving jet ski
NOBODY KNOWS I…: am considered a celebrity in western Kenya
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Spencer Daniels, because when i joined the varsity during FCIACs last year he was very welcoming, and made me feel like I was with the boys since preseason. I look up to him as a player and friend.
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Bartaco
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:  put some money in my bank account, fly to western Kenya to help rebuild the schools, and help families that cannot support themselves and their children. I would also help my mom and dad out so they can retire early, and then buy myself a nice car.
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  Soccer ball

VAUGHAN SEALEY
Grade: 11
Position: F/MF

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Astronomy
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Sadio Mane
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Playing varsity soccer as a freshman
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “GOD” by Kendrick Lamar
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: David Goggins
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  I’ve been bridge jumping before (totally safe)
NOBODY KNOWS I…: almost quit soccer when I was 13
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Viggy
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Fleisher’s Craft Butchery
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   move to Europe, and buy my parents a new car
MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:  My mattress
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “I’ll die before I quit”

CALLUM WISHER
Grade: 10
Position: D

FAVORITE CLASS AT STAPLES: Pottery
FIRST PICK FOR YOUR FANTASY SOCCER TEAM: Wayne Rooney
PROUDEST MOMENT EVER: Placing 3rd in Quiz Night
BEST SONG TO LISTEN TO BEFORE A MATCH: “Till I Collapse”
FAMOUS PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO MEET: The real 007
FAVORITE HANGOUT: Basement footy at the Liles’
CRAZIEST THING I’VE EVER DONE:  Swam with sharks
NOBODY KNOWS I…: almost died on vacation
FAVORITE STAPLES SOCCER PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT: Russ (Bus) Oost-Lievense
BEST WESTPORT RESTAURANT:  Gaetano’s Deli
IF I WON POWERBALL I WOULD…:   drop out of school
QUOTE FOR NEXT YEAR’S PRACTICE T-SHIRTS:  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

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RESERVES

Emerson Anvari
Carter Bassler
Josh Buckman
Colin Corneck
Brad Cox
Jake D’Amico
Wilson Daniels
Nick DiMasi
Rob Diorio
Lars Djuve
Matt Epstein
Benny Feuer
Will Foisie
Nick Hein
Mauricio Inglada
John Kuehndorf
Daniel Leaf (co-captain)
Kevin Lindwall
Daniel Loughney
Andrew Marshall
Tom Messenger
Lefty Penderakis
Andris Perri
Jake Porter (co-captain)
Aiden Rose
Jared Wainshal
Josh Zhang

HEAD COACH:  Nicky Hoberman
ASSISTANT COACH: Brad Green

Missing: Nick DeMasi

 

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FRESHMAN

Surya Balaji
Graham Barnes
Logan Blend
Michael Bond
Oliver Bonner
Reed Caney
Lucas Dimyan
Jack Douglas
Haran Eiger
Alan Fiore
Spencer Henske
Marcos Inglada
Aaron Jaffe
Eli Kogan
Ben Lafontan
Aidan Middlebrook
Konur Nordberg
Zach Pulichino
Kyle Rotolo
Thomas Sandhaus
Sam Seideman
Haydn Siroka
George Smith
Enzo Valadares

HEAD COACH:  Russell Oost-Lievense
ASSISTANT COACH: Reilly Lynch