KENILWORTH, NJ – Two graduating senior soccer players, Dylan Jorge and Darion Ferreira, were honored in a ceremony at David Brearley on Wednesday to celebrate their commitment to play soccer in college.
Jorge will attend and play soccer at Kean University next fall. He had originally joined the Brearley soccer team as a field player, but switched to goalkeeper when the team needed one.
“In my 20 plus years of coaching, I have never seen someone start to play a specialty position like goalkeeper and reach the level that Dylan did,” Coach Vincent McGowan said. “It’s a true testament to his willingness to work hard, train every day, take lessons from coaches at high school and club, go to clinics, and train on his own. By the time he was a senior, Dylan had earned all-conference and all-county honorable mentions by the Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey.”
Ferreira will attend and play soccer at Penn State Harrisburg. He was a dominant attack player, according to McGowan, and was voted to the Union County All-Conference 1st Team and the All-County Honorable Mention Team by the Soccer Coaches Association of NJ during his senior year.
“Darion developed into one of the most skillful players in the state,” McGowan said. “There is perhaps no trick, no specific ability nor any skill-set for attacking soccer that Darion hasn’t mastered by now. His rare, special brand of talent, enthusiasm, confidence, and love for the game will allow him to shine next year as he goes on to put his talents on display at Penn State Harrisburg.”
In attendance with the boys and their coach was Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tramaglini, David Brearley High School Principal Brian Luciani, David Brearley High School Assistant Principal Andrew White, Assistant Boys Soccer Coach Chris Moreno, and the boys’ family members and friends.
“Watching players grow up here in the halls of David Brearley is something that I can never get enough of,” McGowan said. “Knowing that these players have made it to the next level and will be playing college soccer is very special. I am very confident that both Dylan and Darion will leave here and go on to develop even more as both people and as soccer players. Penn State Harriburg and Kean University are both very lucky institutions.”