McLaughlin Hosts State Champs From Ichabod Crane

January 23, 2013

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin hosts the 2012 Undefeated Class-B State Champion,

Ichabod Crane Varsity Boys Soccer Team, at the Capitol. Pictured here are Derrick Fenoff, Diego Lezama, Jesus Gomez, Spencer Johnston, Lukyas Van Alstyne, Alex Niemann, Eduardo Gomez, Seth Scarano, Ricardo Cruz, Tyler Jablabski, Miguel Martinez, Heriberto Gomez, Jimmy Hollister, Emanuel Gomez, Isaiah Turek, Tyler Suchoski, Justyn Verbraska, Ryan Firmbach, Mihai Vlad, Pierce Reilly, Anthony DeChance, Joe Kaiser, Coach Mattias Nordgren, Coach John Knight and Coach Gustavo da Costa.

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) recently met with the Varsity Boys Soccer Team from Ichabod Crane, led by coaches Mattias Nordgren, John Knight and Gustavo da Costa, to congratulate them on an undefeated season which culminated in being crowned New York State Class-B co-Champions.

“Ichabod Crane’s achievements on the field speak for themselves, but what I am most impressed with is the sportsmanship, determination and integrity this team displayed,” said McLaughlin. “The members of this team have become strong role models for our children, proving that with hard work and determination you can achieve any goal.”

The team members were also named New York State Scholar Athletes, which McLaughlin indicated was another accomplishment for the young men to be proud of.

“It takes a person of great commitment and motivation to earn success in the classroom or on the field, but it takes a truly remarkable young man to achieve success in both,” said McLaughlin. “I am confident that these student athletes will use the lessons and skills they have learned to be our leaders of tomorrow.”

Editor’s Note: Click here or visit to view video of Assemblyman McLaughlin introducing the 2012 Undefeated Class-B State Champion Ichabod Crane Varsity Boys Soccer Team at the Capitol.