RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Rams boys soccer team celebrated their seniors with a pre-game ceremony on Thursday Oct. 20. Parents of each senior player joined their sons on the field prior to the game, before retreating to the stands where they watched their kids take a 1-0 victory over West Morris.
“They are outstanding young men,” said Rams head coach George Mousis, when asked about his seniors. “They have guided our younger players and made them understand what it means to wear the Randolph shirt with pride.”
Junior Owen Arabia tallied the lone goal in the game for Randolph, scoring early in the second half off a feed from senior Michael Galipo. The game was Galipo’s first time back on the field after missing a couple weeks with a mild knee strain.
As the 2017 class of seniors enter the home stretch of their Randolph soccer careers, coach Mousis reflected on the growth he has seen in the boys, some of whom he has coached or known even from before they entered his high school program.
“It is amazing how they have matured and become fine young men,” said Mousis. “They have made the School proud and have represented themselves with pride and dignity.”
With two regular season games left, and the state playoffs looming, the seniors still have at least one more monumental game in front of them, the Morris County Tournament Finals on Saturday Oct. 22 against Delbarton. The game is 7:30 p.m. at Roxbury High School.
When asked if he has an outgoing message to his seniors, Mousis simply stated, “Live with passion.”