Whitby under-18 soccer team wins CSL league and cup titles
Thirteen players have moved on to university, college teams
WHITBY -- The Whitby under-18 soccer team closed out a successful run on the field by winning both the Central Soccer League L3 Division and the CSL League Cup this summer.
The team members have also shone off the field, and many have moved to exciting post-secondary opportunities.
Five players from the original under-eight team that was assembled by coach Chris Reilly remained in the U18 roster this season, with others being long-time Whitby players.
Five players also represented local high schools in OFSAA soccer this year.
Last year, the team won the CSL League Cup and the Trent University Showcase in Peterborough, and in 2011 won the U15 Ontario Cup for tier 2.
In 2007, at the U11 age group, the team won the prestigious Schwan’s USA Cup in Minnesota against teams from all over North America.
Among the solid cast of leaders on the team were Jared Brookes, of Sinclair Secondary School, who was on the student senate for the Durham District School Board, and Vinay Padalia, who was the prime minister of the student council at Donald Wilson.
Those now playing at the post-secondary school level include Michael Chin-Sang, Negus Luke and Liam Stocks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Dominic Murdaca, Colin Reilly and Aidan Comeau at Durham College, Brayden Pickering and Padalia at McMaster University, Alexsander Biorac at University of Toronto, Carlos Gonzales-Mugaburu at Ryerson University, Connor Goudey at Queen’s University, Eric Theriault at University of Ottawa and Dan Lay at University of Western Ontario. Other team members are Mike Miura, Darnell Myles and Jacob Stephens.
We are very proud of our very own "FIFA Super Soccer Dad" - Billy Pachis !!
Congratulations Billy - we are very lucky to have you in our Club !!!
UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS AT THE 24TH ANNUAL COBRA'S FC TOURNAMENT IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Congratulations goes out to the WISC 2001 Boys B team. Their hard work and dedication to the game paid off. They went undefeated 2-0, 3-3 ,6-0 and winning in the finals 3-1 against Buffalo. Great job boys! A win well deserved! To the coaching staff Coach Tony and Coach Brian and to the boys Cole Bari, Brandon Benham, Brett Benham, Brody Cain, Hunter Chiaramida, Peter Ellison, Joseph Goddard, Peter Kastanas, Scott Lusty, Andrew Malyjasiak, Raymond Martina, Ian Saage, Cole Saarinen, Joseph Salerno, Sammy Santuccio and Zack Simpson, Thank you for making us proud!!!
The Whitby Iroquois 98 Boys soccer team won their first tournament of the year at the Belleville Comets Invitational tournament over the May31st/June 1st weekend.
Mason did an amazing job keeping his net clean by not allowing a single goal during the entire tournament! The defence was anchored by Connor, Riley, Jordan, and Isaac who shut down everything that came their way. Creative midfield players were Kavon, Machi, Ben, Nick, Theo, Matt, Moses, and Vivek. The striking force of Josh, Andrei, Adam, and Wyatt provided all the scoring for the weekend. Alex was unavailable to play during the tournament due to injury, but cheered on his teammates in the final games. The team is Coached by Razvan Pulca and Mike D'Agnillo, and Managed by Kim Vieira! Thanks to the wonderful parents and sponsors for their continued support. Next stop....to take home some more hardware in New York on the July 25th weekend!