Fall sports

Greenwich boys soccer program well represented on All-FCIAC Team

Photos by David Whitham and David Fierro: Top left, Greenwich soccer player Jake Hugh-Jones, was a First Team All-FCIAC selection, as were Isaac Dumeny, top right, Santiago Borrego, bottom right and Maximo Acosta, bottom left.

Six Greenwich boys soccer players were named to the All-FCIAC Team with four athletes earning First Team honors.

Seniors Jake Hugh-Jones, Isaac Dumeny, Maximo Acosta and Santiago Borrego were All-FCIAC First Team selections. Andrew Lowitt and Alejandro Rodriguez, both seniors, received All-FCIAC West Team accolades.

Hugh-Jones, who served as one of the Cardinals’ captains, made his mark at all areas of the field. After playing more of a defensive role at the beginning of the season, Hugh-Jones, a midfielder, scored numerous key goals as the year progressed.

In Greenwich’s road matchup against Darien on Oct. 5, Hugh-Jones tallied twice to lead the team to a 3-1 win over the Blue Wave. Hugh-Jones added a goal apiece in a tie against Ridgefield, a victory over Danbury and a win against St. Joseph, to name just a few of the impressive offensive games he had for the Cardinals.

Dumeny’s signature game came in the FCIAC Tournament semifinals against Ridgefield. A forward, Dumeny recorded a hat trick to spark the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the Tigers, sending the team into the championship game.

In Greenwich’s season-opening 3-2 win over Brien McMahon, Dumeny notched two goals, leading the team to victory. Despite missing some games with an injury, Dumeny ignited the Cardinals’ offensively each time he took the field.

Borrego, also a senior captain, provided strong play and leadership defensively and at the midfield position. He also chipped in offensively, tallying in the Cards’ win against Trumbull and a triumph against Darien.

Acosta was a force offensively for the Cardinals throughout the season. His playmaking ability enabled Greenwich to register goals at an impressive pace. One of the games in which he had multiple goals came in a victory against Wilton, when he tallied twice.

Lowitt, a captain, helped organize Greenwich’s defense and was key in making the Cardinals one of the toughest teams to generate goals against.

He also managed to score a couple of goals this season. Lowitt converted a penalty kick in the team’s season-opening 3-2 win against Brien McMahon and provided leadership defensively throughout the season. Rodriguez was one of the squad’s offensive leaders. Also a captain, some of his biggest offensive games included two goal efforts against Trumbull and Danbury. For the season, Greenwich, coached by Kurt Putnam, posted an impressive 13-3-3 record, advancing to the championship game of the FCIAC Tournament, where it lost to Norwalk and the Class LL Tournament quarterfinals, where it was edged by Cheshire.

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