- Glen Cove City School District
Glen Cove Clinches Nassau County Soccer Championship
Knights edge out Garden City for Class A title
GLEN COVE, NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 2022) — The Glen Cove Knights took home the Nassau County Class A Boys Soccer championship in a tense match against the Garden City Trojans at the Mitchel Athletic Complex on November 2. The Knights, led by Head Coach Brian Smith and Assistant Coach Erick Pajuelo, jumped from being the Number 11 seeded team when they bested the MacArthur Generals, to the Number 2 seeded team, during overtime in the semifinals.
The Knights came out strong against Garden City with a final score of 2-0 as goals from Sophomore Enry Hernandez and Senior Londell Wheeler led the team to its first county win since 2016. “Congrats to our boys soccer team on their hard-fought win and all of their success this season! This is a tremendous achievement for Glen Cove and is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the team, Coach Smith and Assistant Coach Pajuelo,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna.
The match against the Trojans was also a chance at redemption from last year’s championship, in which Garden City clinched the title against Glen Cove by one goal.
The team advanced to the Long Island Championship on November 6, facing off against Amityville. Although they put up a tough fight for the title, the Knights lost against the Amityville Warriors by a final score of 3-2.
The team’s roster includes Mitchell Muzante, Bryan Hernandez, Edin Alvarado, Evan Rodriguez, Nick Ladearious, Jordan Flores, Vincent Morotta, Ethan Graziosi, Michael Gonzalez, Jose Rumipamba, Joshua Singh, Nicolas Parodis, Jabier Escobar, Davy Giron, Erasmo Mendez, Luis Rivas, Enry Hernandez, Kevin Martinez, Xavier Lizarraga, Adrian Olivera, Londell Wheeler, Daniel Hernandez, Frank Andrade, Cristian Yanes, Gabriel Alvarado, Hector Flores, Christopher Hernandez, Jose Santiago Moradel, Dylan Alvarado and Kyle Calderon.
The Glen Cove Knights clinched the Nassau County Class A Boys Soccer championship against the Garden City Trojans.
Teammates celebrated the win at the Mitchel Athletic Complex on November 2.
Standout player Londell Wheeler beamed as he showed the championship plaque to his team.
The achievement marked Glen Cove’s first Nassau County championship win since 2016.
Teammates celebrated the win with Head Coach Brian Smith.
Goalie Bryan Hernandez greeted the audience.
Enry Hernandez scored one of the goals that led the team to victory.
Article by Brian Stieglitz
Photos by Zachary Gotterbarn