SSN Surf Taco Week 4 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

Chris Fontanazza, Raritan

The Rockets kept climbing in the Class A Central and Shore ranks last week with two convincing wins over Shore Regional, led by Fontanazza. The senior midfielder recorded his first hat trick in a 4-0 win on Monday, then produced two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win over the Blue Devils on Wednesday for the newly-minted No. 10 team in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.

While he was running up the score in the Player of the Week voting, Fontanazza was also running up his stats in Raritan's two most important games of the season to date. The senior scored two goals and assisted another in a 4-1 statement win over Ocean on Tuesday, the scored another goal in a 1-1 draw with the Spartans in the second game of the series.

Fontanazza is in his first season playing with Raritan after playing academy soccer during the earlier part of his high school career and he has been a welcome addition for a young core that graduated two top scorers from 2019. The Rockets will have a chance to finish atop Class A Central with good enough results in their final four games - starting with this week vs. Holmdel and finishing off the regular season vs. Rumson-Fair Haven.

Fontanazza won the Week 4 award with 22 percent of the vote and the next three players in the voting finished within six votes of one another, with Jarrett Norman (Matawan), Tim Cappucci (Jackson Liberty) and Preston Kyriakoulis (Donovan Catholic) all in the 17-percent range. All Player of the Week winners receive a gift card courtesy of Surf Taco.

Raritan senior Chris Fontanazza. (Photo by Matt Manley)