Published on October 21st, 2017 | by Staples Soccer


Quiz Night Roars To Another Success

Do you know how people answered the phone before they said “Hello”? The fast food franchise with the most locations worldwide? The leading scorer in US national team history?

The team of varsity assistant coaches Kurt Dasbach and Tom Henske, reserve coaches Nicky Hoberman ’07 and Brad Green ’07, girls varsity assistant Dave Sharpe ’07, and several girls varsity players did. (“Ahoy,” Subway and Abby Wambach, respectively). It was the coaches’ 2nd consecutive victory.

They eked out a controversial, sudden-death win in the 13th annual Quiz Night, held yesterday evening in the Staples cafeteria. All the winners are soccer players themselves. They got a run for their money — and for their goody-filled winners’ basket — from nearly 200 other Staples soccer players, parents, other relatives and friends, younger siblings and Staples soccer fans. Soccer players are indeed very smart.

There was enormous energy in the room, as contestants battled to answer questions like what is OJ Simpson’s real name (Orenthal James), the Japanese word that means “empty orchestra” (karaoke), and the most popular breed of dog in the US (labrador retreiver).

There was also plenty of food, tons of raffle prizes, and a couple dozen silent auction items. Funds raised go to the Staples boys soccer program, including a project just getting underway: putting turf on Loeffler Field.

The event was made possible thanks to the hard work and contributions of many Staples parents. Kerry Liles, Aimee Kuehndorf and Yvonne O’Kane headed the project, with help from Regina Miniutti Engler, Stephanie Martenson, Margaret Corneck, Alan Frost, Lyn Hogan, Ana Messenger, Vanessa Valadares, Nicky Wisher and many others. Head coach Dan Woog said, “This is one of the great nights on our calendar. It’s a fantastic way for the Staples soccer community to come together, have fun, and do what we do best: compete together.”

He thanked all who participated, in any way. He did express concern over the team of players who won the booby prize. “They better hit the books,” Woog warned.

The winners!


Runners-up, after a controversial finish — Staples seniors.


3rd place finishers — Staples sophomores.


In last place: Staples freshmen.



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