Senior Zoe Maxwell Scores 100th Career Goal, Named Athlete of the Week
Zoe Maxwell, an Irvington High School senior and outstanding soccer player, scored her 100th career goal during a game against Dobbs Ferry High School on Oct. 11. She reached the milestone when she scored the first goal of the game, which was followed by four additional goals for a final 6-1 victory.
Currently at 108 goals, Maxwell is the first student-athlete among the boys and girls soccer teams at Irvington High School to reach the milestone in recent history.
“Zoe’s 100th-goal milestone helps sum up the amazing qualities that she brings to the table as a student-athlete, including hard work, dedication, persistence, athleticism and consistency,” her coach Patrick DiBenedetto said. “This is a milestone that is unbelievably difficult to achieve.”
Maxwell reached the milestone the same day she was named Con Edison’s Westchester Scholar Athlete of the Week, when she was recognized for her athletic and academic achievements by a panel of athletic directors and coaches. She has also received All-League and League MVP honors, as well as All-Section, All-State Class B Player of the Year and All-American honors.
“She is a role model for our soccer program,” DiBenedetto said. “Since her freshman year, her dedication to the sport, love of the game and commitment to her team has continued to develop, making her the complete athlete that she is today. As a senior captain, Zoe leads by example. She is the first one to practice and last to leave the field. Her knowledge of the game, explosive speed, technical skills and agility enable her to evade defenders and score goals. These qualities are all balanced by her humble personality and team spirit. She is a true teammate that always encourages her fellow players.”
The girls soccer team is ranked No. 19 in New York State in Class B, and has earned the League Champion title for the third year in a row after boasting a 14-1-1 overall record. The team enters the Class B sectional tournament as the No. 2 seed, playing Yonkers Montessori Academy on Oct. 21 at Meszaros Field.
In addition to her dedication on the field, Maxwell is taking a demanding course load consisting of Advanced Placement and honors-levels classes. She is a member of the Latin Club and a class representative, and was selected as a senior peer leader from a pool of 80 applicants. She is also an outstanding member of the track and field team and holds numerous titles and honors. Outside of school, Maxwell is a Westchester Youth Soccer League referee and volunteers to provide holiday gifts for children in need.
Maxwell will attend Brown University next fall, where she will continue her academic and athletic pursuits.
Irvington Schools will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
October 30 - November 9
Please donate non-perishable food items or $25 Stop & Shop gift cards to help district families in need.
Suggested items: nut-free snacks and granola bars, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, instant oatmeal, tuna fish, soup, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned chicken, juice, Parmalat or other long-life milk.
Donations should be dropped off in the Dows Lane or Main Street School lobbies.
Cash donations are also welcome. Cash should be brought to the main office of your school in a sealed envelope labeled Food Drive.
Thank you for helping those in need!
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Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.
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THE HARLEM WIZARDS ARE COMING TO TOWN!
Don't miss the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team on Friday, November 17 at 7pm at the Irvington HS gym! This annual event brings together our school community for an evening of fun and laughter as the Harlem Wizards thrill the crowd with lots of slam dunks, athletic tricks and humor. Come cheer on the Irvington All Stars, featuring teachers, coaches and staff from the IUFSD!!
Advance purchase tickets start at $16 and are on sale online starting October 17: www.harlemwizards.com Or, for grades K-5 only, or fill out the order form and return to school.
Meet and Greet tickets (courtside reserved seating, pregame meet & greet with players, souvenir lanyard and $10 discount on Wizards replica jersey) are $30 and available online only, quantities are limited.