On the road to victory: On Feb. 7, it was a day of celebration at Father Judge, as four student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent. From left: Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Jim Green; All-American soccer player Joey Hansen (La Salle University); standout soccer midfielder Ryan Nork (also La Salle University); defensive lineman Eric Drains (Villanova University); offensive/defensive lineman Kevin Lang (Millersville University); and Father Jack Kolodziej, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs. Hansen led the Crusaders with 13 assists, and Nork was an integral part of bringing Judge a Catholic League soccer championship. Drains was Second-Team All-Catholic as a defensive tackle and shined as a leader since transferring from Franklin Learning Center as a junior. Lang, a force on both sides of the ball for the football team, also participates in indoor and outdoor track for Judge.
Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.
Considering how well the Father Judge soccer season went in 2013, it’s no surprise that Joey Hansen has been able to add a few suffixes to his name.
A Gatorade shower for a coach following a game at any level usually signifies a victory celebration is coming.
Kevin Ceno always dreamed of this moment. He just didn’t think it would come so soon.
All stories have a beginning, but oftentimes it’s the ones with the best endings that make the origins that much more meaningful.
Aaron Povlow and the Father Judge soccer team had been waiting 10 long, brutal months for this game, so the goal going in was pretty cut and dry.
Having been best friends since the second grade, Ryan Nork and Joey Hansen have spent ample time talking about attaining future goals together.
“Kevin is a great leader… we rely on him. We let him move and everybody else kind of follows. He’s our team captain. He’s ranked in the top of his class. He’s a great example of a student athlete.” — Father Judge coach John Dunlop, referring to Kevin Pohl.