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Athletics Announcements
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis Team!
Coach Zappel and the varsity boys tennis team recently took first place in the Comet Invitational at Hackensack high school!

Go Bridgemen!
Red Bulls Coaching Clinic

The Bergen County Boys Soccer Coaches Association along with the New York Red Bulls and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America will be offering a coaches diploma course specific to high school soccer coaching hosted by Fort Lee High school.

The event is Friday, March 18, 2016 and Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Please share this information with anyone interested in coaching education.

2016 League Champs!
Congratulations to the Boys Indoor Track and Field Team for coming in first place overall at the 2016 League Championship at the New York Armory. The boys have won their first league championship since 2005. The team scored points in every event, securing the league title by a margin of over 30 points. Overall, it was a true team effort with contributions from nearly every member of the team. Congratulations to these young men who received First Team All-League Recognition:
Michael Huertas - 55m
Achilles Pappainnou - Shot Put
Manny Montonya - High Jump
Eric Hong, John Lin, James Lin, Kenny Zhao - 4x800 Relay
Michael Huertas, Jason Samuel-Olugunju, Eric Cho, Sooyong Kwon - 4x400 Relay
Jason Samuel-Olugunj - All-Around Athlete of the Meet
American Division Coach of the Year: Dan Cirone
Welcome Back!
Fort Lee High School is proud to announce and welcome back Coach William Straub as the Head Coach of the Football Team. Joining him on staff are Assistant Wrestling and Spring Track Coach, Charles Salame, Assistant Baseball Coach, Pete Kraljic, Head Track and Field Coach, Dan Cirone, and Assistant Wrestling Coach Jefferey Rodriguez. Also coming on board is former Head Football Coach of Northern Highlands, Coach Chris Locurto. Former Fort Lee Head Coach Robert Aughey will also join the coaching staff.
The Record's Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to our very own Sarah Diaz for being named this week's female athlete of the week by The Bergen Record! Great job Sarah! Keep up the good work!
Back to Back!
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team that was undefeated in the league for the second year in a row making the girls back to back league champions.
Another congratulations goes out to the top seven girls who ALL received 1st Team All League Recognition:
Senior Captain Tiffany Tereshkina
Junior Ashley Sidoryk
Senior Captain Nina Padin
Junior Samantha Khorozian
Junior Cindy Yueh
Freshman Peri Vikatos &
Freshman Hwan Lee
Congratulations to Ashley Kim for receiving All League Honorable Mention
and Coach Zappel for being elected American Division Coach of The Year.
Athlete of The Week
Congratulations to Senior Volleyball Captain Stella Vaso for being named
The Bergen Record's Female Athlete of the Week!

League Champs!
The Girl's Volleyball team ended an 18 year drought by winning the League Championship after defeating Dumont. The Bridgemen have been led this season by Senior Stella Vaso who recorded her 300th kill during the game and currently has over 800 for her career, a school record. The girl's play at Ridgefield Park to finish their league schedule on Thursday and look forward to making a deep run in the state tournament.
Congratulations to the girls tennis team
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team for advancing to the second round of the state tournament by defeating Caldwell 4-1. Wish the girls luck as they face-off against Bernards in the next round.
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team for a fantastic start to the 2015 - 2016 soccer season. The team is undefeated with a 6 - 0 record.

The Bridgemen opened their regular season by defeating Dwight Morrow 3 - 1, River Dell 4 - 0, rival Cliffside Park 3 - 0, Dumont 6 - 1, Ridgefield Park 2 - 0 and Ramsey 2 - 0 in the Big North Conference American Division.

This is the first time in school history that the Bridgemen have gone unbeaten after 6 games, broke a 9 year win-less streak playing away at Cliffside Park, broke a 12 year win-less streak against Ramsey, out scored it's six opponents 20 - 2 and made The Record Top 25 list of soccer teams in North Jersey.

Senior captain goal keeper Mohamed Abdelhamid has recorded 4 shutouts and only allowed 2 goals in six games. In addition, he also added one assist to his name against rival team Cliffside Park. Senior captain forward Justin Picache has provided offensive power with 10 goals so far including 2 in the win over Cliffside Park and 2 against Ramsey.

Other important contributors for the Bridgemen include, senior defenders Sean kwon, Hassan Awad, Daniel Duarte, Sam Keller, goalkeeper Juan Perez, forward Nick Sepulveda, junior Sooyong Kwon, sophomre Ethan Keller and Jacob Im. Also midfielders seniors Chris Korkis, Wesley Jenq, Juniors Jared Brusco, Shunsaku Sagawa, Andy Won, forward Peter Kim, and sophomore Nick Garita and Mike Duarte.


Congratulations to Coach Ziemba
Congratulations to Coach Ziemba on his 200th volleyball victory! This victory gives coach Ziemba 500 combined victories at Fort Lee HS coaching both Volleyball and Boys Basketball.

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the Boys Spring Track and Field team on winning the Twin Boro Relay Invitational
Congratulations to the Boys Spring Track and Field team on winning the Twin Boro Relay Invitational at Ramsey on April 25th. The boys led all teams in scoring, backed by stellar performances from juniors Che Harris, Ivan Maldonado, Jason-Samuel Olagunju as well as sophomores Jay Park and Taj Martin. The boys look to continue their success at the Big North League Meet on Friday May 1st.
Football News
Congratulations to seniors and captains Alex Cheon and Aidan Bank! They were both selected to play in the Bergen County Football All-Star Game! They will be playing for the North team. The game will be played at Indian Hills High School on Friday, June 12th, at 7pm.
Bridgemen Wrestling
Bridgemen Wrestling improve their record to 9-7 after convincing wins over St. Maryís(58-19) and Eastside(69-9). Led by Seniors Elmar Ebrahim and Daniel Parra, as well as Juniors Che Harris, Gevin Castellanos, and Argjend Nela - the Bridgemen have been able to more than double their win total from the previous season. They look to take on Cliffside Park and Passaic in a tri-meet on Sat. Jan 31 as they look to compete for a possible shared league title.
Congratulations Coach Almeyda!
On Saturday January 17, 2015 the boys varsity wrestling team defeated Elmwood Park High School earning Coach Almeyda his 200th victory! Congratulations Coach Almeyda!

Go Bridgemen!
Football Banquet
On Sunday January 11, the football team held their football banquet to honor the seniors. It was a great turnout from players and parents and a very good day for the program. At the banquet, players received certificates and awards. Each senior was given a black Fort Lee Football jersey with their name and number on it. The seniors will be missed and our program is looking forward to next year's upcoming season.
Fort Lee Wrestling Alumni Night
Celebrating "50" years of Fort Lee wrestling. All Fort Lee Wrestling Alumni welcome. Food will be served in cafeteria at 5:30pm. Followed by wrestling match at 7pm. Firday, February 13th, 2015. Please RSVP to mraftery@flboe.com and jpalzer@flboe.com.
Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Mane for earning Coach of the year honors for the Big North American Division!
2014-2015 Boys Soccer
The 2014- 2015 Boys Varsity Soccer Team had a very productive year. The team went 10-5-3 overall, 6 - 1 - 1 in the league, 1 - 1 in the county, 1 - 1 in the state, and was undefeated at home.

The team started off the optional summer training playing in a 10 team summer league in which they finished first overall. This was a positive sign of things to come. They continued their success through the regular season by finishing in 2nd place in the Big North Conference, American Division. Broke an eight year win-less streak against rival Cliffside Park with a 1 - 0 victory over the defending Bergen County Champions, made The Record top 25 list of soccer teams in North Jersey, qualified for both the Bergen County soccer tournament and the NJSIAA state sectional tournament and winning its first ever county game in the school history to set up a meeting with the eventual Bergen County Champion Ramapo and being considered amongst the top 16 teams in the county.

A number of post-season honors were awarded to the team. Five players, seniors Paul Leale (Second Team All-County), Ryo Sugawara, Lenny Orenshur (Scholar-Athlete of the Year), juniors Mohamed Abdelhamid and Justin Picache, received First Team All-League, three players, senior Zack Wielcocz, junior Daniel Duarte, and sophomore Jared Bruso, received Second Team All-League and one player, senior Daniel Parra (Unsung Hero Award), received Honorable Mention All-League, and junior Benjamin Kern received the Bergen County Boys Soccer Coaches Association Busch Fan Of the Year Award. Head coach Demba Mane (Coach of the Year Award) and assistant coach Calogero Pagano instilled a "FAMILY" and "PASSION" mentality to the Fort Lee High School Soccer Program going "BACK TO BASICS" having each of the three levels dedicate themselves and play as a team and not as individuals.

The programís success this year was accredited to all three levels (Varsity, Junior-Varsity and Freshman). The future shows great promise. The Junior-Varsity team coached by Giovanni Soto, went 11-2 this season defeating nearly every team they played. They made it to the Junior-Varsity Bergen County Tournament Finals and gave a valiant effort throughout the entire season. The Freshman team, coached by Rex Flores, went 6-4 playing every game to the best of their abilities.

This was a solid season for the Bridgemen Soccer Program and the coaching staff would like to thank all of the players, parents and fans for all their constant hard work and dedication to the program. "GO BRIDGEMEN"!!

Congratulations Paul Leale!
Congratulations to Paul Leale Junior for a fantastic 2014 - 2015 soccer season. A returning 1st Team All League, Leale attacked the competition at a personal record setting rate scoring 16 goals in all competitions, 10 more then he had scored the previous year. An opportunistic forward with great balance, body control and can play with his back to the net, Leale netted in all the league matches, and the county and State tournaments.

One of the big goals he scored for the Bridgemen this season was his lone goal which defeated rival team Cliffside Park in 8th years. He also scored the winning goal which defeated Dwight - Englewood 2 - 1 in the first round of the counties to advanced the team to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. In addition, he scored and assisted on the winning goal which defeated Whippany Park 2 - 1 to advanced the team to the 2nd round of the states.

For his hard work and effort he received 1st Team All League 2nd Team All County honors. Also he joined that select group of Fort Lee High School soccer players who have earned All County Honors in the past.

Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Zappel for earning Coach of the year honors for the Big North American Division!
Congratulations to the girls tennis team!
A job well done on a perfect season!
The girls tennis team was undefeated in the league (6-0) for the 2014-2015 season. The Lady Bridgemen also had a decisive win over Westwood and a narrow victory against Ramsey. AGAINST Congratulations Coach Zappel and the girls!
1st Team All-Division
Deborah Lee
Tiffany Tereshkina
​Ashley Sidoryk
Samantha Khorozian
Nina Padin
Leah Salnave
​2nd Team All-Division
Iliana Svechin
​Honorable Mention
Nora Bauta
State Meet of Champions
Congratulations to senior Dashaun Washington who took 4th in the State Group Championship in the triple jump. Dashaun is now ranked fourth overall for all Group Two schools in the state. He will compete amongst the top jumpers in the state at the State Meet of Champions on Wednesday, June 4th, in South Plainfield. Good luck, Dashaun!
The 2013-2014 FLHS Sports Video
County Champs!
For the first time since 1986, the Freshmen Boys Spring Track and Field Team took first place the Freshen County Championship. The team was led by hurdler Eric Cho who took 1st place in both the 110 and 400 meter hurdles. Jay Hyun Park took home three medals in the 110 and 400 meter hurdles, as well as the triple jump. Sprinter Michael Huertas and distance runners Erick Hong and Victor Hua scored pivotal points that ensured the Bridgemen the Championship Trophy. The entire team's work ethic and determination was the reason for the victory. This was a fantastic way to end the season and a great sign of hope for the future!
Congratulations to the girls softball team!
"Any time you have a special team, you have a lot of special players.  The team was led by three special senior captains:  Amanda Maldonado, Liana Conticello and Caitlin McKenna.  They provided the leadership, work ethic and commitment necessary to be successful.

The team’s talent and work ethic were the reasons they were champions.  They knew how to have fun but were able to flip the switch and work hard.

It was my honor to coach this team, but I was just along for the ride…they did all the work!"  - Coach Aughey

Congratulations to the Golf team!
For the second consective year the golf team won the BNC American league title, with an undefeated league record.
They also won The Big North Conference American League Tournament for the first time in the schools history.
They were Led by Juniors Sung Kyu Ro and Rachel Wi.
Sophomores Steven Lee and Julia Jin and Freshmen Austin Yang And Kevin Ryu.
The Juniors And sophomores have an overall combine record the last two years of 31 and 11

Basketball Alumni

Fort Lee High School alumni Sandy Burgos is currently leading the NJAC with 19.7 ppg and ranked 43rd in the nation. Sandy is also 2nd in the NJAC in free throw percentage and 31st in the nation shooting 87%. Sandy is currently 6th in the NJAC shooting 40% from 3 point range and 2nd in the conference with 66 3pointers made!

Congratulations Sandy!

Go Bridgemen!

Congratulations to the boys bowling team!
The boys bowling team, led by senior captains, James Han and Ammad Quraishi, completed the most successful bowling season in school history.  This was evidenced by the teams Group II 2nd place finish at the State Tournament of Champions. Additionally, the team, with strong contributions from juniors, Theo Han and Phil Plucinski plus freshmen David Grant, placed 8th overall in a field of 46 teams at the same State Tournament.  Other accomplishments included winning the American Division for a second consecutive year, posting a 13 win 2 loss match record this season, a 27 win 3 loss match record over the past two seasons, and placing 6th in the Bergen County Bowling Tournament, the highest finish for a Fort Lee bowling team in the County Tournament.  Coach Rich Bello attributes the teams success to hard work during the off season, teammates belief and respect for each other and their ability to bowl well in pressure situations. 

Congratulations to Coach Ziemba & DeShaun Washington!
On February 15th 2014 the Bridgemen Boy's Basketball team defeated Palisades Park 46-31.  This win gave head Coach John Ziemba his 300th career win at Fort Lee High School.  Coach Ziemba has been a coach at Fort Lee for over 20 years and his 300th win for the Bridgemen improved his career record to 333-313, winning his first 33 games a Passaic Valley High School.
On February 20th 2014 senior guard DeShaun Washington scored his 1,000th career point for the Bridgemen Boy's Basketball Team against Pascack Hills.  Heading into this season DeShaun had scored 573 in his 3 years for the Bridgemen.  So far this season he has scored 520 points, tripling his career average and leading the league in scoring by averaging 20.8ppg.  His 520 points this season is the most in the league and the 4th highest in all of Bergen County.  His 20.8 average ranks 5th in in the county.
Good Luck!
Good luck to the boys bowling team who will play in the group 2 state finals on Thursday 2/27 at 9:30am in North Brunswick!

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the boys bowling team!
The boys bowling team has won it's second straight league title! Congratulations to Coach Bello and the team!
Bridgemen Basketball Alumni Double Header

Bridgemen Basketball Girls & Boys Double Header

On December 23rd at 5pm the Fort Lee High School Boys & Girls varsity basketball teams will having a double header honoring alumni Bridgemen basketball players.   At this time Fort Lee's completely renovated and redesigned gym will also be unveiled.  If you are a Fort Lee Basketball alumni planning to attend the event please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/flhsalumni
Football Alumni
Frankie Goris, a sophmore at Rowan University, caught a 71-yard TD pass to give Rowan a 24-17 victory over #11 Wesley College!

Congratulations Frankie!
Congratulations to the Boys Subvarsity Football Team!
Subvarsity Football improved their record to 5-0 today by defeating Dumont 16-6.

Michael Huertas and Gabe Noel both scored touchdowns for the Bridgemen!

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the Girls Freshmen Volleyball Team!
Congratulations to the Freshmen Girls Volleyball team who defeated Dumont in front of a full crowd at the Middle School to go undefeated in league play.  Coach Puliatte would like to thank all the fans, especially the parents that came out and supported the girls.  Congrats CHAMPS!

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the Boys Subvarsity Football Team!
Congratulations to the Boys Subvarsity Football Team for defeating Westwood HS 21-14.

Hunter LeCour had 2 touchdownds andGabe Noel threw for over 100yds.
The subvarsity are now 3-0 heading into next weeks game against Dwight Morrow.

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the boys soccer team!
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for a 4-1 victory over Ridgefield Park High School!

Congratulations to the Boys Subvarsity Football Team!
The boys subvarsity football team defeats Cliffside Park 21-14.
Mike Huertas had a 50 yard touchdown run, while Hunter Le Cour returned a 65 yard kickoff and a 40 yard TD reception!

The Fort Lee Subvarsity team has improved thier record to 2-0 with the win!

Go Bridgemen!
Congratulations to the varsity football team!
Congratulations to the varsity football team for a 37-6 victory over Cliffside Park High School!

Senior Running Back/Corner Back Josh Ford  had 175 yards on 11 carries and 3 tds, 3 tackles an interception and a fumble recovery in the Fort Lee victory.

Go Bridgemen!
Fort Lee Alumni Game
The Fort Lee High School Football team cordially invites any former player to their 2nd Annual Alumni Game on Friday, September 27th, 7:00 p.m. vs. Westwood High School.  The game will be played at the Lewis F. Cole Middle School field which is located at 467 Stillwell Avenue.  Refreshments will be served during the game.

 Anyone wishing to attend this event should respond at your earliest convenience to Michael Raftery, Athletic Director, via email: mraftery@flboe.com or by calling 201-585-4695.

 We look forward to seeing you on September 27thLET’S GO BRIDGEMEN!!!
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