NY Cosmos Host Clippers for Xaverian Night at MCU!
It was a night of Clippers and Cosmos - the New York Cosmos, that is.
On Friday, June 16th, MCU Park and the New York Cosmos hosted Xaverian night as part of their match with Puerto Rico FC. The evening started with a welcome from the Xaverian Jazz Combo. These young musicians – joined by some alumni players who just couldn’t resist the gig - welcomed all attendees at the park with jazz standards; all, of course, with a bit of Clipper flare! The Xaverian flavor continued with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem before the match began.
Timothy Galligan ’19 remarked, “Singing the National Anthem at a professional soccer match is an honor in and of itself; but being able to do it with my Xaverian brothers and sisters is what made it even more special."
The highlight of the evening came during halftime, when Xaverian’s JV Girls Soccer team was honored for winning the CHSAA City Championship, the first Girls title in school history. The team posted an undefeated season, recording seven shutouts while outscoring their opponents by a total of 50 goals. This historic team will next be seen competing on the Tier 1 Varsity Level against the top schools in the city.
Coach Erin Kennedy quipped, “To have the girls back together again, looking and feeling like a team while being recognized by a professional soccer organization AND our Xaverian community, was a fantastic way to end the 2016-2017 school year.”
One of the members of the JV squad, Isabella Ferraro ’20 said it best. “Gathering with the soccer team for the NY Cosmos match was a great opportunity to get together and celebrate our championship one last time before we go back to work next season!"