The Saint Peter’s Prep soccer team, which prides itself on the sense of teamwork, had a very successful 2018 season, ending with an overall record of 16-4-1, and is looking to build off that success.
Coach Josh Jantas enters his 12th season as the head coach and will be adding to his impressive resume. Jantas hopes the experience from his team will lead them to a deep playoff run later in the season.
“We have a lot of experience and quality on the team this year,” said Jantas.” “If we play to our potential we have a chance to do real well. Certainly hoping the experience will pay off during the playoffs.”
The Marauders, ranked number 12 in the NJ.com Preseason Top 20, will be led by a group of seniors and are looking to become Hudson County champions for the first time since 2016.
Antonio Callegari, who had a total of 20 goals and 14 assists last season, leads the charge. Callegari also was first team All-Hudson County and second team All-Non Public A.
Other key returners for the Marauders are Matias Carrion, who had seven goals and nine assists last season, Jacob Bacha, Kevin Diaz, Matthew Jasinski and Soren Mayendia.
The first game of the season was against Bayonne High School, where Prep won, 6-1. Prep also defeated Dickson, 5-0, on Thursday. Next up will be Clifton High School on Saturday in Clifton at 12:00 P.M.
Below is the 2019 Varsity Soccer Schedule:
- Sept. 3: Away vs Bayonne
- Sept. 5: Home vs Dickinson
- Sept. 7: Away Vs Clifton
- Sept. 10: Away vs North Bergen
- Sept. 11: Away vs North Arlington
- Sept. 14: Home vs Union City
- Sept. 17: Away vs Memorial
- Sept. 19: Home vs Kearny
- Sept. 21: Away @ Delbarton Tournament
- Sept. 22: Away @ Delbarton Tournament
- Sept. 24: Home vs Bayonne
- Sept. 26: Away vs Dickinson
- Sept. 30: Home vs Wallington
- Oct. 1: Home vs North Bergen
- Oct. 5: Home vs Harrison
- Oct. 8: Away vs Saint Benedict’s Prep
- Oct. 10: Away vs Union City
- Oct. 12: Away vs TBA (HCIAL Tournament)
- Oct. 22: Away vs Kearny
- Oct. 24: Away vs TBA (HCIAL Tournament)
- Oct. 29: Away vs TBA (NJSIAA Round 1)