Story by Janmarie Foschini
The Greenwood Lake Gorillas Soccer team, led by Coach Joe DiMattina and Assistant Coach Katheleen Holder, are now known as the Undefeated Team!
The final game was played on their home field against the Orange County Lynx, defeating them by a score of 8-1. Seven team players scored during the game making the coaches very proud. The team is 10-0 on the season and won the U-12 Boys Group 4 Division.
Coach DiMattina and Assistant Coach Holder have been coaching together for the last three years since the Gorillas team was formed. DiMattina has been coaching some players since Kinderkickers. Holder has been coaching for the soccer club for over ten years.
“I’ve watched the team grow over the years. I’m so proud of the team, their dedication and love for the game. I can’t wait to see what their future brings,” said Holder.
Over the years the team has formed strong bonds both on and off the field. The team practices regularly and has improved from game to game. Hard work, discipline, and dedication are just some of the traits the team portrays.
Coach DiMattina is proud of the strong team defense, and unselfish play that gave the team more success.
“I loved watching them grow as players, as teammates, and as individuals,” DiMattina said.