Our boys' soccer team clinched first place in the state with a 3-2 victory over Pingry on Nov. 21, 2020. With the win, our undefeated team also captured the Central West, Non-Public Section Title.
Gill goals were scored by David Frankel '22, Micaah Garnette '21, and Gavin Scavino '22.
"I'm so proud of our boys," said Head Soccer Coach Tony Bednarsky. "I've been a coach here for 32 years, and this is by far the best team. To finish number one in the state, especially for a school our size, and to be ranked nationally, it's amazing. They showed resiliency and didn't let anything stop them. A total team effort."
Last Saturday's matchup pitted GSB, ranked number one in New Jersey and fourth in the nation, against Pingry, NJ's second-ranked team, as tallied by nj.com. That the two top teams would play each other proved unusual, but this fall, due to the pandemic, districts were divided regionally instead of in traditional groupings.
"It was an atypical year because of COVID," said Coach Bednarsky. "Last year, we won five championships – we won everything you could win – and I remember thinking, ‘What can top that?’ Then COVID hit."
His team adapted seamlessly, even after battling Monroe Township after a 14-day quarantine, which marked the only tie.
Athletic Director Will Taylor could not be prouder. "What our boys did this season is nothing short of a miracle," he said. "It's incredible what they were able to do, especially given the circumstances. We are the best team in the state, ranked number one ahead of everybody. It's impressive."