Boys' Soccer
Boys Soccer
Boys' Soccer
Boys Soccer
Boys Soccer

Boys' Soccer

Varsity

Overview

MAPL CHAMPS

2017

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.

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.

Contact Coach Farrell at farrem@blair.edu for any questions.

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
Passaic Charter
Home Win 9-0
vs.
North Warren
Away Win 2-0
vs.
Morristown-Beard School
Away Loss 3-7
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Win 3-2
vs.
Lakeland Regional High School
Home
vs.
Belvidere High School
Home
vs.
Pennington
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Newton High School
Home
vs.
Mercersburg
Away
vs.
Delaware Valley
Away
vs.
Hill School
Away
States @ TBD
TBD
TBD
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
States @ TBD
TBD
TBD
States @ TBD
TBD
TBD
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

# Name Class
2 Robert Donnelly 2020
3 Theodore Zinn 2021
4 Kazuma Hirata 2020
5 Nicholas Harpe 2021
6 Mikel Arriola Abasolo 2022
7 Etka Ayhan 2022
8 Boris Vlasov (captain) 2020
9 Andrew Makarevich 2020
10 Zachary Goncalves 2021
11 Jiahn Heo 2020
12 Thomas Santiago 2020
13 Ivan Reyes (captain) 2021
14 Robert Rucki 2020
15 Amos Debah 2023
16 Yuchuan Gan 2022
17 Matthew Ho (captain) 2020
20 Garrett Long 2020
21 Aidan Smarth 2020
24 Frederick Hargett 2022
30 Filip Balenko 2021
33 Brendan Stockhausen 2022
Julian Tashjian 2023
GK Wingate Hopkins 2021
GK Marc Koch 2022

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2018

Opponent Date Result Score
Kiski @ United Sports Training Center (PA)
Loss 0-6
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Loss 1-13
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 3-5
vs.
Lakeland Regional High School
Loss 0-2
vs.
Morristown-Beard School
Win 4-3
vs.
Pennington
Loss 0-4
vs.
Hun
Loss 0-3
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Loss 2-8
vs.
Mercersburg
Loss 0-3
vs.
North Warren
Win 5-1
vs.
Hill School
Loss 3-5
States @ Lawrenceville
Loss 2-5
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 0-4
vs.
Peddie
Loss 1-3

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
West Caldwell Tech
Win 13-0
vs.
North Warren
Win 10-0
St. Benedict's Prep @ Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ
Loss 1-5
vs.
Princeton Day School
Win 4-1
vs.
Notre Dame High School
Win 4-1
vs.
Pope John
Win 6-1
vs.
Pennington
Loss 0-4
vs.
Hun
Win 4-0
vs.
North Warren
Win 5-0
vs.
Mercersburg
Win 2-0
vs.
Newton High School
2-1
vs.
Hill School
Loss 2-3
State Quarters vs. Hun
Win 7-1
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 4-2
State Semis vs Pennington
Win 1-0
St. Benedict's Prep @ Riverfront Park, Newark NJ - State Finals
Loss 0-4
vs.
Peddie
Win 5-4

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

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 Russell

Michael Russell joined Blair’s history faculty in 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at Georgetown University (1998); JD at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (2008); and master’s degree in teaching at the University of the Cumberlands (2013). A former attorney in the Massachusetts state courts, Michael taught history for six years prior to coming to Blair at Dubai American Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia Pacific International School in Seoul, South Korea, and Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan. He teaches modern European history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at Blair; he also coaches JV boys’ soccer and varsity baseball. Michael and his wife, Associate Dean of College Counseling Shana Russell, are the housemasters of Freeman Hall, where they reside with their sons, Teddy and Ripley. The Russell family enjoys traveling the world to experience new cultures, foods, sights and geographies.

 

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Morristown-Beard School
Home Loss 4-5
vs.
Princeton Day School
Home Win 4-0
vs.
Lakeland Regional High School
Home
vs.
Belvidere High School
Home
vs.
Pennington
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Warren Hills
Home
vs.
Newton High School
Home
vs.
North Warren
Away
vs.
Delaware Valley
Away
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

# Name Class
26 Justin Baggett 2023
29 Ethan Anthony 2023
31 Robert Castillo 2022
32 Noah DiNapoli 2022
34 Alexander Grizzetti 2022
35 Nicholas Hansen 2022
37 Sam Junkermann 2022
38 Braeden Nacino 2022
39 Destin Perrella 2022
40 Gabriel Ramirez 2022
41 Ryan Rucki 2022
42 Johannes Boellhoff 2021
43 Matthew Brooks 2021
44 Kyle Hannam 2022
45 Robert Walker 2021
46 Thomas Walker 2021
47 John Weber 2021
48 Boris Zhukov 2023
49 Haoxiang Zhang 2022
50 Eric Zhang 2023
50 Xiucheng Zhang 2021
51 Oleksii Skida 2022
GK Clayton Dittman 2022
GK William Gieson 2021

Photos

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Past Results

Fall 2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 0-2
vs.
St. Benedict's Prep
Loss 0-2
vs.
Morristown-Beard School
Loss 1-3
vs.
Pennington
Win 3-1
vs.
Hun
Win 2-1
vs.
Gill St. Bernard's
Loss 0-1
vs.
Belvidere High School
Win 4-2
vs.
North Warren
Win 3-0
vs.
Hill School
Win 1-0
vs.
Hun
Win 2-1
vs.
Peddie
Tie 0-0

Fall 2017

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

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

View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

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

Meet Coach Pomeroy

Tom Pomeroy joined Blair’s business office staff as the School’s operations analyst in 2018. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice (2009) and master’s degree in sports leadership (2017) at Northeastern University and previously worked as a compliance coordinator in Northeastern’s athletic office. Tom also served as treasurer of Good Sport’s Young Professional Board in Boston. He is married to Blair language teacher Kate Lavalle.

About Coach Mundo

A Spanish teacher with 16 years’ experience at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, Jaime Mundo joined Blair’s language faculty in 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and culture at the University of Puerto Rico (2001) and his master’s degree in Spanish language at the City University of New York (2012). Currently a doctoral candidate, Mr. Mundo is completing his dissertation at the University at Albany SUNY, in the school’s department of languages, literatures and cultures. At Blair, he teaches Spanish, coaches JV baseball and oversees weight training.

 

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Morristown-Beard School
Home Loss 1-2
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away Loss 0-6
vs.
Pingry
Home
vs.
Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Home
vs.
Oratory Prep
Home
vs.
Newton High School
Home
vs.
Sparta High School
Home
vs.
Somerville High School
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away

Roster

Athletics Roster

Name Class
Zachary Baker 2023
Aniketh Bandi 2023
Mark Bazsa 2023
Emery Castimore 2023
Lucas Chittum 2023
George Coates 2023
William Devereux 2023
Daniel Devine 2023
Michael Diaco 2023
Min Jun Kim 2022
Gray Klasfeld 2023
Benjamin Kotch 2023
Brian Liu 2023
Shikun Liu 2022
Isaiah Marseille 2023
Marc-Anthony McGowan 2023
Lorenzo Norman 2023
Hayden Teitel 2023
Long Hoang Tran 2023

Photos

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View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Fall 2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Newton High School
Loss 0-6
vs.
Don Bosco Prep
Loss 0-6
vs.
Hun
Win 1-0
vs.
Hill School
Loss 0-1
vs.
Hun
Win 3-0
vs.
Peddie
Loss 0-1

Fall 2017

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Princeton Day School
Loss 0-4
vs.
Hun
Win 5-1
vs.
Kittatinny
Win 3-0
vs.
Newton High School
Loss 1-4
vs.
Hill School
Win 2-1
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 1-3
vs.
Peddie
Loss 0-3

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