MILLBURN, NJ - With the fall varsity season finally wrapped up, it was time for the boys and girls teams to come before the Millburn Board of Education (BOE) to be honored for their successes.
Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Field Hockey and Boys Soccer were all honored for their successful seasons. Tennis won a sectional crown, while Volleyball captured their first-ever county tournament. And of course, Soccer was honored for their state win.
For Millburn AD Frank Bifulco, the chance to give his athletes the recognition they deserve is special opportunity each time he comes before the board.
"It's just a proud moment to make sure that all our athletes are not only competing at a high level but representing the school at a high level, and that's the most important part," Bifulco said. "But when you look at it, everybody has a good time and everybody has fun when you look at the amount of success...Everything is a special moment, wether it's a division, county or state title."
Bifulco also noted Jordyn Lipkin's individual success in the fall sports. Along with playing for the Girls Soccer team, Lipkin also represented Millburn with the u17 US Women's lacrosse program on the national stage, playing a pair of games against a regional team from Ontario.
Despite that, she still made her commitment to Millburn, missing minimal time and getting back to the Millers to play a majority of the season.
"Playing for any team representing the US is a great honor," Lipkin said. "You're learning lessons through the players you're playing with and you're coached by amazing coaches."
With that being said, Lipkin noted that she always had a spot for soccer, and that even with her commitment, she was still going to be there for her team.
"I've always loved playing soccer," Lipkin added. "It's been another sport for me to play and I made sure when I had the time I was able to go to as many practices as I could."