Soccer - Boys Varsity
Head Coach: Thomas Connolly
Assistant Coach: Anthony Quinn
1 Cameron Reichenbach
4 Robert Lewicki
5 Nicholas Valverde - Captain
6 Matt Guzzi
7 Christian Cinque
9 Anthony Fiatarone
11 Jack Attanasio - Captain
12 Jorge Encalada
13 Carson Rodriguez
15 Michael Derivan
17 Manny Santos
18 Niko Guzzi
19 Jake Pacacha
20 Carlos Barrera
21 Mateo Cruz
22 Brett Ingram
99 Rafael Masbad
Boys soccer started in 1984, with the first varsity season in 1985. Through 2014, the team has qualified for the CIAC State Tournament 12 times. In addition, they reached the quarterfinals in 2002, 2007 & 2008. In 2014, the team were semifinalists, equaling the school record.
The team was crowned ACC Co-champions in 1988 and in 2007 qualified for the FCIAC playoffs for the first time.
For the year-by-year results of SJ soccer, click here.
Eight players have earned all-state honors, while Doug Morabito (SJ class of 1989) was named NSCA All-New England in 1988. Numerous players have garnered all-league status as well.
For a list of all-time player awards, click here.
SJ Boys Soccer offers a varsity and a junior varsity team.
2019-2020 Team News
Stay the course.
That was the call to arms from both St. Joseph coach Thomas Connolly and Trumbull mentor Sil Vitiello when the FCIAC and town rivals played to a 0-0 draw at the Dalling Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon. Click here to read more about their game against Trumbull!
The Cadets notched their first win of the season tonight against Trinity Catholic! Three different Cadets scored in the 3-2 victory - seniors Christian Cinque and Carlos Barrera and freshmen Jake Pacacha! Below is the video of Jake's career goal as a Cadet!
Boys Soccer is back in action on Wednesday 4pm at home against Bridgeport Central!
SJ Athletics is excited to announce the appointment of Thomas Connolly as the Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach! Thomas has been working with Everton America (Norwalk) and Soccer Extreme (Wilton) for 5 years but has been involved with soccer since boyhood. He currently coaches 2001 boys with Everton America and 2004/5 girls with Wilton Soccer Association. He played for several successful clubs in Ireland winning both leagues and cups multiple times. Thomas has coached with the Wilton Soccer Association, Wilton High School (boys and girls Varsity) and was the head coach of Classical Magnet School Girls Varsity in 2014-2015. Thomas has been coaching 12 years. He has USSF. F, E and National D License, FAI (Ireland ) Kick-Start 1 and 2. And CJSA Technical training certificate.
Thomas currently resides in Wilton, CT
2018-2019 Team News
On Thursday, November 29th, seventeen SJ Cadets Soccer Boys attended the MLS Eastern Conference Championship between the New York Red Bulls & Atlanta United at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The trip was organized by Coach Carlos Reinoso (and co-chaperoned by Coach Fabian Cano).
At half-time, Coach Carlos surprised the boys with an on-field experience and professional photo. They were all very excited and amazed as they walked out to the field.
This is the second time Coach Carlos has orchestrated this type of outing. Last year, SJ Cadets also attended a professional soccer match between the New York City FC and the Columbus Crew. Last year, approximately 20 students attended.
Coach Carlos writes: "It's not just about playing but watching it on TV and attending a live match when possible. The goal is to get the player to feel the passion and begin to love the beautiful sport for all it is. Some of our players had never been to a professional soccer match so it was all new to them. It's always very gratifying seeing them enjoying the experience. Overall, it's always a great time and experience and by the end, we are making memories that will last a lifetime!"
The Cadets finished up the regular season last night vs Staples HS. Overall this season, the boys compiled a record of 3-11-2. Prior to the match, the team honored their 12 seniors in a short ceremony. Click here to view more pictures of the senior night game!
The boys looking sharp in their Ruden Report Team of the Week shirts before their game vs Wilton! The Cadets went on to tie the Warriors 3-3 in a back and forth game. Christian Cinque, Robert Razzaia, and Sawyer Meehan all scored for the Cadets.
Well look who topped the polls Ruden Report Team of the Week!!
The Cadets earned their second straight win with a 4-3 victory over Bridgeport Central. This win brings the Cadets overall record to 2-1 to start the season.Click here to read more about their back to back wins!
The Cadets defeated Trinity Catholic 4-0 last night. Robert Razzaia scored 2 goals with two more coming Sawyer Meehan and Christian Cinque. Click here to read more about their exciting win!