Friday, November 16, 2012
Danielle Colaprio is competing in the NCAA Tournament for the Virginia Cavaliers.
Danielle Colaprico's introduction to her favorite sport left her in tears. "My first experience playing soccer was when I was five years old and my parents (Janet and James) entered me in a girls' recreational league in Old Bridge," Colaprico said. "I stepped on the field with my other teammates for the first match and wound up running off the field when the whistle sounded, crying to my parents, I told them that I didn't want to play." Now, when the former standout for Red Bank Catholic High School looks back, she's repeatedly grateful she didn't quit. Colaprico blossomed into the 2011 New Jersey Gatorade Girls' Player of the Year and she moved up to compete at the highest level of women's college soccer. Currently a sophomore midfielder…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Students from the Red Bank Middle School and Red Bank Charter School met for the annual Count Basie Cup Friday.
The stakes are large, the pressure high. For the next year, until they meet again on the field under the bright lights, the winner of the Count Basie Cup gets bragging rights and the title of Red Bank champion. On Friday, the respective girls and boys soccer teams of Red Bank Middle School and Red Bank Charter School met on the turf field at Count Basie Park for their annual rivalry games. Hundreds of fans gathered in the stands to cheer on their favorite team and the action didn’t disappoint. After drawing to a tie last year, the girls teams looked poise to repeat the performance, playing a stalemate down to the final seconds. With less than 10 seconds left in the game, however, Jacqui Valdetano scored the game-winning goal off of a pass …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Red Bank Regional tied RFH 1-1 last Tuesday night and lost to Holmdel 3-2 on Thursday at home. Murphy Davis and Kayla Cunningham both scored against Holmdel.
Plagued with injuries to returning starters this season, the Lady Bucs are a young team. Goalkeeper Devon Van Loon, who is a Freshman, had 10 saves against R-FH on Tuesday. The Lady Bucs return home to face the Lady Bulldogs on Oct. 4 at 3:45 p.m.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Keep your soccer fever alive by attending a Sky Blue or Red Bulls game.
On a beautiful Sunday not too long ago, during a family barbecue, my brother John sat in my dark basement watching the Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals on the big screen. It was weird because John is a die-hard spectator of “guy” sports like football and baseball, and, to my knowledge, had never before viewed any soccer, let alone the kind played by chicks. But the U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s impressive performance this summer in Germany got him, and the rest of America watching. It was a beautiful day indeed. If you thought seeing soccer on TV was exciting, you should watch it live. No, seriously. Get off your butt, unstick your thighs from the couch and go support the sport once and for all, dammit. And, no, sitting on the sidelines …