Meet the Hawks: Girls Varsity Soccer

By BELA KIRPALANI

Third Place, Photography Series — Long Island Press  High School Journalism Awards 2016

The Jericho High School girls varsity soccer team has just finished the regular season and sits in third place in conference AB-3. Led by seniors Bela Kirpalani and Haley Rothman, the team has high hopes for its first playoff game against Island Trees on October 23rd at 3 p.m. See below to meet the seniors.

Bela Picture

Age: 17

Height: 5’7”

Years on Varsity: 4, Captain

Number: 12

Fun Fact: Favorite animal is an elephant

Favorite Soccer Player: Gerard Pique or Lionel Messi

Favorite Teacher: Ms. Shannon a.k.a Mrs. Carnes

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Green apple slices

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

 

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Age: 17

Height: 5’5”

Years on Varsity: 2, Captain

Number: 00

Fun Fact: Loves Kanye West

Favorite Soccer Player: Hope Solo

Favorite Teacher: Mr. Scarnati

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Gatorade Energy Chews

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cotton Candy

 

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Age: 17

Height: 5’3”

Years on Varsity: 3

Number: 22

Fun Fact: Thought her bunny was a girl for over a year, but he’s actually a boy

Favorite Soccer Player: Carli Lloyd

Favorite Teacher: Mr. Mills

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Banana

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cake Batter or Strawberry

 

Marissa Picture

Age: 17.6 years old

Height: 5’3”

Years on Varsity: 2

Number: 34

Fun Fact: Still refers to Nikki’s bunny as “she”

Favorite Soccer Player: Lonnie Bresnick

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Ciasulli

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Banana

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Java chip extra whip

 

Julia Picture

Age: 17

Height: 5’2”

Years on Varsity: 2

Number: 8

Fun Fact: Obsessed with the movie, “She’s the Man”

Favorite Soccer Player: Caitlin McGinn

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Ciasulli

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Special K protein bar

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Java chip no whip

 

Emily Picture

Age: 17

Height: 4’10”

Years on Varsity: 2

Number: 2

Fun Fact: Is taller than her mom

Favorite Soccer Player: Bela Kirpalani

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Ciasulli

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Luna Bar

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Craze

 

Christina Picture

Age: 17

Height: 5’3″

Years on Varsity: 3

Number: 11

Fun Fact: Bela Kirpalani is her role model

Favorite Soccer Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favorite Teacher: Mr. Anderle

Favorite Pre-Game Snack: Apple

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate

 

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