DENVILLE, NJ – As the 2019-20 school year approaches, the Morris Knolls High School Athletic Department prepares for a promising season with new improvements to several of its sport facilities.
“We plan to break ground on a brand-new turf field in September,” said Michael R. Bouroult, supervisor of student services/athletics.
“This will replace a dirt practice field behind our varsity softball field. This should be in place for the spring season and be home to soccer, field hockey and lacrosse. Additionally, we…resurfaced our gymnasium this summer.”
Bouroult enters his second year as Morris Knolls’s athletic director. Previously, he served as an assistant principal and athletic director at Pequannock Township High School. Prior to that, he worked at Boonton High School as a teacher and coach for football, basketball and lacrosse.
“I am tremendously excited and eager to begin my second year as the head of the Morris Knolls Athletic Department,” said Bouroult.
“Throughout the 2018-19 athletic season, the work ethic and character of our outstanding student-athletes, coaches and athletic support staff allowed for both county and sectional championships, multiple division championships, countless recognitions at the conference, county, and state levels, while also accumulating three sportsmanship awards. I can't wait to see what we can accomplish in 2019-20.”
Retrospectively, Morris Knolls’s teams achieved much in 2018-19. In the fall, girls soccer won both the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) American Division and the Morris County Tournament. Boys soccer became the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) North 1, Group 4, state champions.
During the winter season, the bowling and boys winter track teams both became Morris County Tournament champions. Boys winter track also earned the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3, state title. Not to be outdone, boys ice hockey clinched the NJSIAA Public Group “A” state title.
The spring season also did not disappoint. The boys track team became the NJAC National Division champions. Girls lacrosse took the NJAC Freedom Division title. Moreover, the softball team closed the season as champions of both the NJAC American Division and the Morris County Tournament.
Morris Knolls student, Skye Eppel, captured the storied year on a highlights reel posted on YouTube at .
The 2019 fall season officially starts Tuesday, Sept. 3. On Friday, Sept. 13, the Golden Eagles will host neighboring rival Morris Hills, at 7:00 p.m.
The entire fall schedule is available online at https://www.nwjerseyac.com/public/genie/235/school/21/. The complete list of head coaches for each sport is posted at https://www.mhrd.org/Page/313.
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