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RFH Boys Soccer Triumphs in 2013

The team finished as the Central A Division champ.

RFH Boys Soccer Team (Photo: RFH)
RFH Boys Soccer Team (Photo: RFH)


Not only did the the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Soccer team finish its season as the Central A Division champ, but one of its captains has been dubbed Player of the Year and the coach has been named All Division Coach of the Year.

The season, according to a release, was the high school's best, ending with a 19-3-1 record, according to a release from RFH.

And, to top it off, co-captain Eamon Kitson, the team's forward, has been named Player of the Year by the Asbury Park Press and Jersey Shore Sporting Network; and Will Gould, head coach, earned the Coach of the Year title from Jersey Shore Sporting Network the release added.

"A coach's first season is one that he will never forget," RFH Boys Soccer Coach Will Gould. "My players made sure that the memory of my first season will be one that keeps me smiling for a lifetime."

The team's accomplishment history …

• The RFH soccer players made school history by advancing to the finals of the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II tournaments, each for the first time. The team’s seeding for the tournaments, at numbers three and two respectively, was also the highest in school history;

• The team claimed the greatest number of “goals for” in the 2013 Shore Conference lineup, with 60 goals for and just 21 goals against for a goal differential of +39;

• Kitson was also named to the First Team All-Shore by the Asbury Park Press, as were co-captain and midfield player Pete Martin and senior defense and midfield player Matt Dell. Senior defenseman Ryan Strang was named to the Second Team All Shore;

• Eamon Kitson, Pete Martin, and senior goalie Chris Tierney were named to the First Team All Division – Central A and First Team All County – Shore Conference by the Star-Ledger;

• Also honored by the Star Ledger were Chris Tierney and Eamon Kitson for First Team All-State and Pete Martin for Second Team All-State;

• Jersey Shore Sporting Network named Eamon Kitson and Pete Martin to First Team All Shore, and Ryan Strang to Second Team All Shore;

• Matt Dell and Chris Tierney were selected for Third Team All Shore;

• Eamon Kitson, Peter Martin, Matt Dell, and Ryan Strang were honored by Jersey Shore Sporting Network as First Team All Division;

• Junior forward Mike Slutz, senior midfielder/forward Harry Gassert, senior defenseman Carl Geiger, senior defenseman/midfielder Chris Drummond, Chris Tierney, and junior forward Mike Slutz were named to Second Team All Division;

• Tierney made 110 saves and earned six shut-outs for the season;

• Kitson led the team in goals scored, with a total of 15;

• Martin led the team for assists, with 14 in all.

RFH Varsity Boys’ Soccer roster also featured: Sam Atkinson, Kieran Doherty, Colin Heath, Trevor Hembling, Bryce Langille, Enzo Lucarelli, Tom Miller, Jimmy Purcell, Matt Sheehan, Paul Criscitiello, Shaemus Ffrench, Danny Susser, Christian Ciardiello, Pete Halliday, Jamie Martin, Jack Balestro, Carson Greengrove, and Sam Sapnar.

Assistant Coaches are Adam Wolff and Jon Pennetti.

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