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January 21, 2011

ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS
HONOR THE MILLBURN H.S. GIRLS SOCCER TEAM
2010 GROUP III STATE CHAMPIONS

(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the 2010 Group III State Champion Millburn High School Girls Soccer Team during its Wednesday, January 20th, meeting held at the Hall of Records.


Members of the Group III State Champion Millburn High School Girls Soccer Team (center of photo) were on hand when the team was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during their January 20th meeting held at the Hall of Records in Newark.  Pictured with the team members are Freeholder Linda Lordi Cavanaugh (far left, front row), Freeholder Patricia Sebold (far left, 2nd row), MHS Athletic Director Dr. Ted D’Alessio (back row) and Head Coach Andy Somes (far right, front row).  (Photo by Glen Frieson)

The team captured the Group III State Championship by defeating Hopewell Valley High School, 4-2, on November 19, 2010, at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.  En route to the championship game, the team defeated Mendham High School (3-0), Scotch Plains High School (1-0), West Morris High School (1-0) and Ramapo High School (1-0).

During the memorable 17-6 championship season, the 2010 Millburn High School Girls Soccer Team ran off 7 consecutive victories to conclude the season and capture the program’s first sectional championship since 1990, and its first-ever state championship.

The team was comprised of the following players: Seniors Tori Graessle, Nikki Willlens, Tanya Sood, Lydia Vollavanh, Brianna Siracuse, Ivanka Misilo, Danielle Spinelli, Katie Beimfohr and Emily Beimfohr; Juniors Taylor Perretti, Mackenzie Haggerty, Malia Reynolds and Emilia Meo; Sophomores Stephanie Rosenberg, Isabella Gordon, Catherine Westlake, Ashley Lynn, Jennifer Olensky, Lizzie Landau and Gabby Lee; and Freshmen Courtney Brosnan, Tara Sood, Zoe Taitel and Cameron Harris.  The team was coached by Head Coach Andy Sones and Assistant Coach Dean Slaughter.

 

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For Additional Information:
Gary Kroessig, Public Information
Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
973-621-4452 (phone) 973-621-5696 (fax)
gkroessig@freeholders.essexcountynj.org

Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Essex
Hall of Records - Room 558, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 07102
Tel: (973) 621-4486 Fax: (973) 621-5695