WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Following Saturday’s Wood-Ridge High School girls basketball game against Passaic County Tech, senior Angela Picheo was recognized by the school as the girls’ soccer program's All-Time Saves Leader.  A soccer ball, painted in Wood-Ridge colors with her name on with, was placed into the school's display case outside the gymnasium.  

A four-year starter, she finished her career with 758 saves, and was named to the NJIC All-Meadowlands team all four seasons. Her accomplishments include: 

  • 2016- NJIC All Team - Honorable Mention
  • 2017- NJIC All Team - Second team
  • 2017- Team MVP
  • 2018- NJIC All Team - First Team
  • 2018- Team MVP
  • 2019- NJIC All Team - First Team 

"Over the last four years, Angela really established herself as one of the better goalkeepers in the NJIC as well as Bergen County,“ stated Wood-Ridge girls soccer coach Jerry Cala.  “I am so grateful and honored to have coached her for the last three years. She was always prepared and dedicated to improving herself as a goalkeeper. Angela worked all year round at doing this by playing club soccer and attending many collegiate run camps throughout the area.”  

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“Angela has made her mark on the soccer field as well as in the classroom,“ Cala continued. "This was evident recently as she was named the Student of the Month at WRHS. Angela has put herself in a position to succeed both academically and athletically at the next level.  I will always cherish the three years that I had to coach her. Angela will be sorely missed, and she will always have my love and support."


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