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West Essex Athletics Spotlight: Knights' Tailback Will Perez

October 22, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - As the undefeated West Essex football team powers onward in defense of a state championship, senior tailback Will Perez leads the way for the squad.

“[My expectation] is nothing short of another state championship," Perez said. "(For myself) and a lot of other captains on the team as well as our coach, that’s the standard we hold ourselves ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Wins Eighth Straight County Title

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team used resilience to take a 3-1 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) on continuing the championship tradition with the Knights’ eighth consecutive county title.

“I was excited that we did a good job,” said head coach Jill Cosse. “All of us played well in the second half and it got better and better and ...

Football: West Essex Makes a Statement with Victory Over Parsippany Hills

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex football team sent a message to both the conference and state on Senior Night Friday with a 55-14 victory over Parsippany Hills, leaving the Knights undefeated at 7-0.

“The thing I like about this team more than anything else is they’re never satisfied,” said head coach Chris Benacquista. “Last week, I challenged them that this ...

Girls Soccer: West Essex Rebounds From ECT Loss, Wins on Senior Night

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex girls soccer team rebounded from a tough Essex County Tournament loss on Wednesday in a big way with an impressive 5-0 victory over Cedar Grove on Thursday  “Senior Night.”

West Essex head coach Allison Decker said that after losing in a county match that went into double overtime and penalty kicks, it was “definitely nice to ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Routs Livingston, 8-0

LIVINGSTON, NJ - West Essex scored all its goals in the first half and went on to an 8-0 field hockey victory over Livingston on Thursday.

Ellie Decker provided four assists to go with one goal. Gianna Puorro and Emily Holleuffer each finished with two goals and one assist for West Essex (13-2-1).

Cait Lutz scored two goals, and Ali Gann scored one goal and assisted on one. Cameron Kinsella ...

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Upsets Montclair in Essex County Tournament Stunner

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Caldwell girls soccer team, seeded 14th, pulled off the shocker of the Essex County Tournament so far with a 1-0 upset victory over third-seeded Montclair on Thursday.

The only goal of the game came in the second half, when Emily Blankenship dribbled down the left wing and sent a cross to freshman striker Angela Nicol, who stuck a point blank shot past the keeper to give ...

Girls Soccer: West Essex and Millburn Need PKs to Decide ECT Match

MILLBURN, NJ - After playing to a 1-1 deadlock over 100 minutes of action, the eighth-seeded Millburn girls soccer team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament by prevailing over ninth-seeded West Essex in a shootout, 3-2, in penalty kicks on Wednesday.

Sophomore Carly Bernstein connected on the deciding penalty kick that broke the 2-2 tie in the PK shootout.

Boys Soccer: West Essex Beats Technology in ECT

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex boys soccer team moved on in the Essex County Tournament with a 2-1 overtime victory over Technology High on Tuesday.

The Knights (6-6-2) advanced in the opening round when Nico Rosamilia scored the game-winner in OT with an assist from Cam Barrett. Joe Barbarito scored in the first half off an assist from Sebi Morrello to give West Essex the early 1-0 ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Coach Earns 450th Win, Knights Head to County Final

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team advanced to its fourth consecutive Essex County title game in historic fashion on Saturday after a 7-0 victory over Millburn gave head coach Jill Cosse her 450th career win.

“It’s real exciting,” said Cosse. “I’m just so proud to be in a program, be with my coaches and be with my team. It’s an ...

Football: West Essex Stays Unbeaten With 42-3 Win Over Caldwell

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex football team showed its explosive ability on Friday evening, walloping rival Caldwell 42-3 to remain undefeated on the season.

“I told the guys in the huddle after the game I’m really proud of them because besides being 6-0 and a really talented team, their work ethic and approach to the game is something I really admire…they really take ...


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