FAU High boys’ soccer team off to solid start

By Gary Curreri

Sun Sentinel Correspondent

Jan 06, 2022 5:04 PM

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FAU High School senior Michael DeOliveira, right, races upfield as Westminster Academy junior Daniel Milora gives chase in a recent game. FAU downed the host Lions, 4-0.

FAU High School senior Michael DeOliveira, right, races upfield as Westminster Academy junior Daniel Milora gives chase in a recent game. FAU downed the host Lions, 4-0. (Gary Curreri/Contributor)

It was a successful homecoming of sorts for FAU High boys’ soccer coach David Bishop when his team took on host Westminster Academy recently.

Westminster Academy (2-5) finished last season at 13-5 and fell in the FHSAA Class 2A state semifinals to the eventual state champion Canterbury, 3-1. The Lions were hit hard by graduation and are rebuilding.

Bishop, who coached at Westminster from 2012-18, entered the year with a 121-18-0 record in 12 seasons. He also coached at Sagemont for two years and out in Tulsa before moving back to South Florida.

“It is obvious they (Westminster) lost quite a few of their seniors,” Bishop said. “Both of my kids went here and played on this field and my daughter graduated from here. I have a love for Westminster Academy because I coached here and I will always have a love for them.”

This is Bishop’s first season at FAU where he inherited a team that finished 1-9 last year. The Owls are 10-2-1 this year following a 4-0 win over Westminster Academy.

FAU High School boys' soccer coach David Bishop talks to his team during a recent game against Westminster Academy.

FAU High School boys’ soccer coach David Bishop talks to his team during a recent game against Westminster Academy. (Gary Curreri/Contributor)

Seniors Ethan Jean-Louis, Robert Van De Werken along with junior Nathan Tito and freshman Chris Naraysingh all scored goals in the victory. Senior Michael DeOliveira, Jean-Louis, and freshmen Ryan Mayer and Lucas Vega each contributed assists. Junior goalkeeper Thomas Flores had four saves to post the shutout.

“I am all about making a difference in one kid’s life,” Bishop said. “They didn’t have a great [season] outing last year. It is all about practice and teamwork and they bought into the system.”

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