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Aquinas Boys Varsity Soccer Finishes Strong

By on November 15, 2017
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Aquinas Boys Varsity Soccer had a strong come back this year with a 9/8/1 season finish. They overcame a two-win season last year. Their 2017 season ended in the sectionals where they lost to the 3rd ranked team in the state, Honeoye Falls, in a 1/0 sudden death OT game. Coach Josh Gleason and Assistant Coach Nick Laurini of Greece led AQ varsity boys’ soccer into the sectionals for the first time since 2014.

This season’s best player was Josiah Fragnito of Greece, a senior at AQ.  As a center middle-fielder, Fragnito had an amazing season with 17 goals and 7 assists.  Aidan Kopacz of Greece played his third year on varsity as a junior at AQ and ranked #1 in most minutes played in the season. Kopacz is a defense center middle-fielder. Robby Beach of Greece, utility player and Brian House of Chili, defensive center middle, both also had a very strong season. Kyle Pero, of Greece, a junior at AQ is the Goalie and came back after a knee injury to help lead the team to a very strong finish.

Coach Gleason is looking forward to having 17 players returning next year and he anticipates a great season. Both Coach Gleason and Coach Laurini are AQ graduates. Head Coach Gleason graduated in 1994 and has been coaching AQ soccer for 5 years.  This is my favorite team of kids I have ever coached,” said Gleason.   For more information on the team visit www.aquinasinstitute.com.

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