Jade Villella, Haldane
Villella has been on a scoring tear. Her two goals against Pawling sealed Haldane’s seventh consecutive Section 1, Class C girls’ soccer title. The sophomore earlier had two goals in the 5-0 semifinal win against Hamilton.
Yet her biggest contribution is on the defensive end. “As center defender, Villella plays one of the most important positions on the field,” said Coach Ed Crowe. “She does a great job positioning, running down balls and clearing. Her composure is impressive.”Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.