Staples, Central Alums Face Off In Benefit Match

For much of the 1990s and 2000s, Staples and Central High Schools had a strong soccer rivalry.

It will be renewed on Wednesday, May 22, at Bridgeport’s Kennedy Stadium. That night, alumni from the 2 squads get together again in an “alumni game.” Players will pay $20 to participate. All proceeds benefit Bridgeport soccer programs.

Central High head coach Jay Silverman came up with the idea. Staples head coach Dan Woog eagerly embraced it.

“Our teams have always battled hard — and we’ve always had great respect for Central,” Woog said. “It will be fun to renew this rivalry — and for a fantastic cause.”

Dave Sharpe ’07 has put together a solid team, but a few spots remain open. If you’re interested in playing (all ages welcome), email david.sharpe@thomsonreuters.com. Spectators are welcome!

Steven Denowitz (left) of Staples and Antonio DaGraca of Central fight for a loose ball in 2010. (Photo by Brian Pounds/CT Post)

Steven Denowitz (left) of Staples and Antonio DaGraca of Central fight for a loose ball in 2010. (Photo by Brian Pounds/CT Post)

 

 

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