Carle Place Boys Varsity Soccer Wins NYS Class B Championship

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The Carle Place High School boys varsity soccer team took home the New York State Class B Championships after their 3-0 win over Westhill High School on Nov. 17. Not only were they the only team in the state to go undefeated (18–0–1), but they are also the first team in the district’s soccer history to win a championship.

“Being a part of this experience has been priceless for everyone involved,” said Chris Ceruti, director of health, physical education, athletics, and family and consumer sciences at Carle Place School District. “Of course, as a team, you want to be victorious, but to win the championship has made everything that much more amazing.”

“This has been a great success for the community as well as the team,” said head coach Allen Foraker. 

“It feels like we have an enormous extended family,” added Ceruti. “There is a tremendous amount of pride and love.”

“We had 13 seniors on our team this year who had a tremendous amount of experience,” said Foraker. “That really helped mold them into natural leaders.” Foraker also attributes the team’s success to the fact that they are “a tight-knit group that supports each other.” 

The Section VIII scholar-athlete team received additional guidance throughout the season from assistant coaches Dan Krause and Dan Marques, JV coach Brian Krummenacker and athletic trainer Anthony Fisichella.

“It has been difficult to grasp what we have done,” said Foraker. “We gave it everything we had and made it all the way – it’s been unbelievable.”