Boys' Soccer

Varsity

Overview

Blair soccer is rich in history and tradition. Each season, our aim is to assimilate new faces with established players to form a committed and cohesive unit, both on and off the field. Discipline, organization and communication guide our daily work, and it is the responsibility of the group to internalize these principles if we are to be successful.

At the varsity level, Blair faces a grueling schedule as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and a participant in the highly competitive New Jersey prep “A” division. Fielding a schedule of approximately 18 games, including the much-anticipated Peddie Day match, Blair soccer requires intense physical and mental preparation. Thus, fitness is crucial to the success of the team and, under the guidance of our coaching staff, our players train extremely hard to achieve peak condition.

Blair also maintains successful JV and 3rds programs, providing opportunities for future varsity players to mature and develop, while also affording students the chance to participate and enjoy the sport at an appropriate level. The teams play approximately 15 games against our MAPL rivals and a number of local high schools. Both JV and 3rds end the fall season on Peddie Day.

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Meet the Coaches

About Coach Farrell

Matt FarrellA former semi-professional soccer player in the United Kingdom, head coach Matt Farrell was appointed head coach of Blair’s boys’ soccer program in 2016.

He brought a wealth of coaching, team development and mentoring experience to this role, having served as assistant men’s soccer coach at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, as program head and trainer for Mount Olive Premiere soccer program and as a staff member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Coach Farrell holds a UEFA A coaching badge and is a New Jersey Olympic Development Program coach. He is also a director of Advanced Total Soccer Coaching, a New Jersey-based organization that works with soccer clubs on player development from foundational skills through elite national level competition.

About Coach Parauda

Assistant coach Tom Parauda is an English teacher who joined Blair's faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching classes, he is a monitor and the School's daily academic coordinator. Tom completed his undergraduate work in English and philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, in 1986 and went on to earn an MA in British and American literature from Columbia University in New York City in 1987. He is assistant coach of both the varsity boys' soccer and basketball teams. Tom does dorm duty in the new boys’ dormitory and lives in Millbrook Cottage with his wife, Christine, who is director of The Romano Gallery.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
West Point Prep (Scrimmage)
Away
vs.
West Caldwell Tech
Home Win 13-0
vs.
North Warren
Away Win 10-0
St. Benedict's Prep @ Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ
Away Loss 1-5
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Win 4-1
vs.
Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School
Away Win 4-1
vs.
Pope John
Home Win 6-1
vs.
Pennington
Home Loss 0-4
vs.
Hun
Home Win 4-0
vs.
North Warren
Home Win 5-0
vs.
Mercersburg
Away Win 2-0
vs.
Newton High School
Away 2-1
vs.
Hill School
Away Loss 2-3
State Quarters
TBD
TBD
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
State Semis
TBD
TBD
State Finals
TBD
TBD
vs.
Peddie
Away

Team News

News & Recaps

Roster

# Name Class
2 Matthew Ho 2020
3 Bryson Garriques 2019
4 Zachary Rubin 2018
5 Pierce O'Malley 2018
6 Michael Gabriel Ietta 2019
7 Kerem Ayhan 2019
8 Lucky Okpoye 2018
9 Thomas Robinson 2019
10 Adham Sobhy 2018
11 Michael Stockley 2018
14 Nicholas Furciato 2018
15 Samuel Czaja 2018
16 Ignacio Ybanez 2018
18 Timothy Johns 2018
19 Ivan Reyes 2021
22 Luke Corrado 2018
23 Ronan Smarth 2018
GK Thomas Merkle 2019
GK Victor Roccki 2018

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/2 High Point Scrimmage Home 4:00 pm
9/10 Pennington Away 6:30 pm 0-2 L
9/13 Lenape Valley Home 4:15 pm 2-0 W
9/17 North Warren Away 6:30 pm 2-0 W
9/21 St. Benedicts Home 4:00 pm 0-3 L
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 4:30 pm 2-6 L
9/28 USMAPS Home 4:00 pm 4-0 W
10/1 Montclair Kimberley Home 3:30 pm 1-0 W (OT)
10/4 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 4-0 W
10/6 Pequannock Away 4:00 pm 1-0 W
10/8 Hun Away 2:00 pm 5-2 W
10/11 Newton Home 4:15 pm 5-0 W
10/15 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 2-1 W
10/19 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Home 3:30 pm 5-1 W
10/22 Hill Home 4:00 pm 3-2 W
10/25 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm 6-0 W
10/27 Lawrenceville (state quarters) Home 3:00 pm 2-0 W
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 3-1 W
11/1 Pennington (state semis) Away 5:30 pm 1-3 L
11/5 Peddie Home 1:30 pm 2-5 L

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/4 High Point Scrimmage Away 4:15 pm
9/9 Lenape Valley
Home 4:00 pm 2-0 W
9/12 Pennington Home 3:30 pm 2-2 T
9/16 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School
Away
4:00 pm 7-0 W
9/19 North Warren Away 6:30 pm 3-0 W
9/22 Pequannock Home 4:30 pm 6-1 W
9/26 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 1-0 W
10/29
North Warren
Home 4:15 pm 4-0 W
10/1 West Point Prep
Away 5:00 pm 2-1 W
10/5 Pope John
Away 4:00 pm 5-1 W
10/10 Hun Home 2:30 pm 5-0 W
10/14 Newton Away 4:00 pm 1-0 W
10/17 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm 2-3 L (OT)
10/24 Hill Away 3:30 pm 2-3 L
10/27 Rutgers Prep
Home 4:15 pm 7-2 W
10/29 Pennington - State Semis
Home 2:30 pm PPD
10/30 Pennington - State Semis
Home 2:30 pm 3-1 W
10/31 Lawrenceville Home 2:00 pm 3-2 W (OT)
11/4 St. Benedict's - State Finals
Away 4:00 pm 0-1 L
11/7 Peddie Away
1:00 pm 2-5 L

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/4 Vernon (scrimmage) Away 4:00 pm
9/6 West Point Prep (scrimmage) Home 2:00 pm
9/13 Belvidere Home 2:30 pm 8-0 W
9/17 Newton Home 4:00 pm 1-0 W
9/20 North Warren Away 6:30 pm 1-2 L
9/24 High Point Home 4:00 pm 3-0 W
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 4:00 pm 0-1 L
10/1 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 1-1 T
10/3 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 1-2 L
10/8 Pennington Away 4:15 pm 3-4 L
10/11 Hun Away 4:00 pm 3-3 T
10/14 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm 1-1 T
10/18 Mercersburg Home 2:00 pm 0-5 L
10/20 Kittatinny Home 4:15 pm 5-0 W
10/22 Lawrenceville (state quarters) Away 3:00 pm 1-2 L
10/25 Hill Home 2:30 pm 2-4 L
10/27 Gill St. Bernard's Away 4:00 pm 2-4 L
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm PPD
11/5 Lawrenceville Away 2:45 pm 0-3 L
11/8 Peddie Home 1:30 pm 1-3 L

Fall 2013

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/7 Taft (scrimmage) Away 1:00 pm 0-2 L
9/11 Newton Away 3:45 pm 1-3 L
9/13 St. Peter's Prep Home 6:00 pm 0-2 L
9/14 Notre Dame Home 1:00 pm 0-5 L
9/18 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 3-0 W
9/21 North Warren Away 6:30 pm 0-1 L
9/25 West Point Prep Away 4:15 pm 2-3 L
9/26 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm 0-5 L
9/28 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 0-2 L
10/2 St. Benedicts Away 4:00 pm 0-5 L
10/5 Morristown-Beard Away 3:00 pm 2-1 W
10/9 Pennington Home 4:15 pm 2-3 L (OT)
10/12 Hun Home 2:30 pm 2-1 W (OT)
10/16 Rutgers Prep Home 4:45 pm 0-3 L
10/19 Mercersburg Away 1:30 pm 0-1 L
10/23 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 4-1 L
10/26 Hill Away 2:30 pm 1-8 L
10/29 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 5-1 W
11/2 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 0-2 L
11/9 Peddie Away 1:00 pm 1-0 L

JV

Overview

Blair soccer is rich in history and tradition. We maintain three levels of competitive, interscholastic soccer (varsity, junior varsity and 3rds), providing opportunities for players at all levels to participate in and enjoy the sport, while also giving future varsity players the chance to mature and develop.

Like the varsity team, the JV team plays against Blair’s Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) rivals and a number of local high schools. The soccer season culminates on Peddie Day in mid-November, when each of Blair’s fall athletic teams vies with Peddie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach Brandwood

Robert Brandwood, appointed in 1985, teaches freshman- and senior-level English. He graduated from the University of Wales U.K., with a bachelor of arts degree and earned a postgraduate certificate in education from Leicester University, U.K., followed by a master’s in English from Middlebury College. Prior to coming to Blair, Bob taught English in a government school in northern England and, for two years, in a small village school on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. During his tenure at Blair, Bob has taught at every grade level and had a hand in shaping the course of study currently adopted by the English department. He also coaches boys' soccer and swimming and serves dorm duty in Annie Hall.


About Coach Compton

Assistant coach Douglass Compton joined Blair’s English department this fall. In addition to teaching English 1 and 2, Doug coaches the boys’ varsity squash and JV soccer teams. He completed his bachelor’s degree in economics with an English minor at Bates College in 2011. A four-year member and senior-year captain of the Bates varsity squash team, he served as head squash professional from 2011-2014 at Bay Club Redwood Shores near San Francisco, California. Doug serves as housemaster of Flight Deck

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Away Loss 0-17
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Loss 2-5
vs.
Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School
Away Win 3-0
vs.
North Warren
Away Win 4-2
vs.
Pennington
Home Tie 1-1
vs.
Hun
Home Loss 0-2
vs.
North Warren
Home Win 2-1
vs.
High Point
Home Loss 0-3
vs.
Newton High School
Away Loss 0-3
vs.
Hill School
Away Loss 1-7
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

# Name Class
2 Theodore Balestro 2019
3 Robert Donnelly 2020
4 John Dragonetti 2019
5 John Partilla 2021
6 Theodore Zinn 2021
7 Anthony Whittemore 2021
8 Boris Vlasov 2020
10 Andrew Makarevich 2020
11 Jiahn Heo 2020
12 Matthew Neuffer 2021
13 Haotong Liu 2020
14 Niall Sheridan 2019
16 Aidan Donaghy 2019
23 Aidan Smarth 2020
24 John Benedetto 2019
25 Robert Rucki 2020
26 Brennan Cooney 2019
27 Garrett Long 2020
GK Thomas Engel 2020
GK William Gieson 2021

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/10 Pennington Away 2:30 pm 4-0 W
9/13 Lenape Valley Home 4:15 pm 9-0 W
9/17 North Warren Away 4:00 pm 6-1 W
9/21 St. Benedicts Home 4:00 pm 0-5 L
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 2:30 pm 3-0 W
10/1 Montclair Kimberley Home 3:30 pm 3-0 W
10/4 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 3-1 W
10/6 Pequannock Away 4:00 pm 5-2 W
10/8 Hun Away 2:00 pm 1-2 L
10/11 Newton Home 4:15 pm 0-3 L
10/15 Mercersburg Home 1:00 pm 2-0 W
10/19 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School Home 5:00 pm 3-0 W
10/22 Hill Home 2:30 pm 1-1 T
10/25 Rutgers Prep Home 4:15 pm 5-0 W
10/26 Hun Home 4:15 pm 2-0 W
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 1-3 L
11/2 Pope John Home 3:45 pm 3-0 W
11/5 Peddie Home 11:30 am 1-1 T

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/9 Lenape Valley
Home 4:00 pm 5-0 W
9/12 Pennington
Home 3:30 pm 4-1 W
9/18 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School
Away 4:30 pm 7-0 W
9/19 North Warren
Away
4:30 pm 6-0 W
9/22 Pequannock Home
4:30 pm 5-1 W
9/26
Princeton Day School
Home 1:30 pm 5-2 W
10/3 North Warren Home 1:30 pm 3-0 W
10/5 Pope John
Away 4:30 pm 7-0 W
10/10 Hun Home 1:00 pm 4-0 W
10/14 Newton Away 4:00 pm 2-1 W
10/21 Montclair Kimberley
Home 4:15 pm 4-0 W
10/24 Hill
Away
2:00 pm 2-1 W (OT)
10/27 Rutgers Prep
Home 4:15 pm 8-0 W
10/28 Hun Away 4:00 pm Canceled
10/31 Lawrenceville
Home 2:00 pm 3-2 W
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm PPD
11/4 Newark Collegiate
Home
3:45 pm 5-0 W
11/7 Peddie Away
12:00 pm 2-6 L

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/4 Vernon (scrimmage) Away 4:00 pm Canc.
9/17 Newton Home 4:00 pm 2-0 W
9/20 North Warren Away 4:30 pm 5-2 W
9/24 High Point Home 4:00 pm 5-2 W
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 2:15 pm 4-1 W
10/1 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 2-2 T
10/3 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 6-0 W
10/8 Pennington Away 4:15 pm 10-0 W
10/11 Hun Away 2:00 pm PPD
10/14 Rutgers Prep Home 4:30 pm 10-1 W
10/20 Kittatinny Home 4:15 pm Canc.
10/22 St. Benedict's Home 4:00 pm 2-4 L
10/25 Hill Home 2:00 pm 3-1 W
10/28 Gill St. Bernard's Away 4:30 pm 3-1 W
10/29 Hun Home 4:15 pm 3-0 W
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm PPD
11/4 Lawrenceville Away 4:45 pm 3-2 W
11/8 Peddie Home 11:30 am 1-3 L

Fall 2013

DateOpponentLocationTimeResults
9/11NewtonAway3:45 pm1-3 L
9/14Notre Dame High SchoolHome1:00 pm0-3 L
9/18BelvidereAway4:00 pm6-0 W
9/21North WarrenAway4:30 pm0-0 Tie
9/26Gill St. Bernard'sHome4:00 pm2-2 Tie
9/28Princeton Day SchoolHome1:30 pm0-0 Tie
10/2St. BenedictsAway4:00 pm0-7 L
10/5Morristown-BeardAway3:00 pm7-0 W
10/9PenningtonHome4:15 pm4-0 W
10/12HunHome1:00 pm6-0 W
10/16Rutgers PrepHome4:45 pm5-0 W
10/21St. Benedict's (Fr)Home4:00 pm2-1W
10/26HillAway2:30 pm1-3 L
10/29North WarrenHome4:15 pm0-0 Tie
10/30HunAway4:00 pmCanceled
11/2LawrencevilleHome3:30 pm3-0 W
11/9PeddieAway1:00 pm4-3 W

3rds

Overview

Blair soccer is rich in history and tradition. We maintain three levels of competitive, interscholastic soccer (varsity, junior varsity and 3rds), providing opportunities for players at all levels to participate in and enjoy the sport, while also giving future varsity players the chance to mature and develop.

Like the varsity team, the thirds team plays against Blair’s Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) rivals and a number of local high schools. The soccer season culminates on Peddie Day in mid-November, when each of Blair’s fall athletic teams vies with Peddie for the coveted Kelley-Potter Cup.

Meet the Coaches

About Coach Molteni

Nathan Molteni serves as Blair’s dean of academics, as well as a member of the mathematics department. Since joining Blair's faculty in 2008, he has taught Blair LEADS, algebra 1 and 2, precalculus, statistics, Advanced Placement calculus A and geometry; coached JV boys' baseball and thirds soccer; and directed the Quiz Bowl and History Bowl programs. Nathan completed his undergraduate work at Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 2008. He, his wife, Andrea Magat-Molteni, and their sons, Jeremy and Gavin, live in Lakeside Hall.

About Coach Delwiche

Benjamin Delwiche is an alumnus of Boston College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (2014) and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction (2015). A mathematics teacher at Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts, for the past four years, he teaches a class on combinatorics and graph theory and algebra 2 honors at Blair. Ben has coached track and JV baseball in past years, and he now coaches 3rds boys’ soccer and boys’ JV basketball. He resides and serves dorm duty in Insley Hall.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Loss 0-4
Belvidere
Away
vs.
North Warren
Away CANCELLED
vs.
Hun
Home Win 5-1
vs.
North Warren
Home CANCELLED
vs.
Kittatinny
Away Win 3-0
vs.
Newton High School
Away Loss 1-4
vs.
Hill School
Away Win 2-1
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

Athletics Roster

Name Class
Jordan Abraham 2021
Simar Anand 2021
Jonathan Blanco 2021
Peyton Craft 2021
Daniel Dai 2021
Owen Donaghy 2021
Lucas Economacos 2021
Kazuma Hirata 2020
Logan Humphrey 2020
Morgan Jones 2021
William Lerouge 2020
Trent Mastrogiovanni 2021
Damon McGee 2021
Henry Min 2021
Hyeongkyu Min 2020
James O'Connor 2020
Michael Palmeri 2021
Ethan Rackleff 2021
Thomas Santiago 2020
Hagen Shook 2021
Nathaniel Tung 2021
Shayne Van Ness 2021
John Weber 2021
Riley Yee 2021

Photos

View more photos from the 2017-2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/14 Belvidere Home 4:00 pm 1-1 T
9/17 North Warren Away 12:30 pm 2-1 W
9/21 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 4-2 W
9/24 Princeton Day School Away 2:30 pm 0-2 L
10/1 Newton Away 1:00 pm 0-7 L
10/4 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 3-1 W
10/6 Pequannock Home 4:00 pm 1-2 L
10/8 Hun Away 12:30 pm 0-1 L
10/11 Newton Home 4:15 pm 0-6 L
10/15 Warren Hills Home 1:00 pm 2-5 L
10/22 Hill Home 2:30 pm 4-0 W
10/26 Hun Home 4:15 pm 1-4 L
10/29 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm 0-4 L
11/2 Pope John Home 3:45 pm Canc.
11/5 Peddie Home 11:30 am 1-1 T

Fall 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/19 North Warren
Away
12:15 pm 2-1 W
9/22 Pequannock
Home
4:30 pm 1-4 L
9/26 Princeton Day School
Home 1:30 pm 0-3 L
10/3
North Warren
Home
1:30 pm 3-1 W
10/5 Pope John Away
4:30 pm 0-2 L
10/7 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 2-1 W
10/10 Hun Home 1:00 pm 3-5 L
10/14 Newton
Away 4:00 pm PPD
10/16 Belvidere Home 4:15 pm 2-2 T
10/24 Hill
Away
2:00 pm 0-4 L
10/26 Newton Home 4:00 pm 0-7 L
10/28 Hun
Away 4:00 pm Canceled
10/31 Lawrenceville Home 2:00 pm 0-4 L
11/7
Peddie
Away
12:00 pm 0-1 L

Fall 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/17 Newton Home 4:00 pm 2-7 L
9/20 North Warren Away 12:15 pm 3-4 L
9/24 Hackettstown Home 4:00 pm 1-3 L
9/27 Princeton Day School Away 2:15 pm 1-0 W
10/1 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 3-5 L
10/3 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 4-0 W
10/8 Pequannock Home 4:15 pm 1-4 L
10/11 Hun Away 12:30 pm PPD
10/15 North Warren Home 4:00 pm PPD
10/17 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 3-0 W
10/18 Morris Knolls Home 1:00 pm 1-2 L
10/22 Peddie Away 4:00 pm Canc.
10/25 Hill Home 2:00 pm 2-0 W
10/29 Hun Home 4:15 pm 5-0 W
11/1 Lawrenceville Away 2:00 pm PPD
11/4 Lawrenceville Away 4:45 pm 1-1 T
11/8 Peddie Home 11:30 am 2-0 W

Fall 2013

Date Opponent Location Time Results
9/16 Newton Home 4:00 pm 1-2 L
9/21 North Warren Away 12:30 pm 2-0 W
9/25 Pequannock Away 4:00 pm 7-0 W
9/28 Princeton Day School Home 1:30 pm 2-0 W
10/2 Pope John Home 4:00 pm 1-0 W
10/5 Ridge Home 1:30 pm 3-5 L
10/9 Madison Away 4:00 pm 2-1 W
10/12 Hun Home 1:00 pm Canceled
10/14 Belvidere Home 4:15 pm 6-0 W
10/19 Newton Away 1:00 pm 1-3 L
10/23 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 6-1 W
10/26 Hill Away 2:30 pm 7-0 W
10/30 Hun Away 4:00 pm 3-1 W
11/2 Lawrenceville Home 2:00 pm 3-2 W
11/6 Hill Home 4:00 pm Canceled
11/9 Peddie Away 1:00 pm 2-0 W
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