Photos: To The Champions Go The Jackets

Girls' Soccer Sectional champs receive what is becoming a school tradition: jackets with their accomplishment on the back.

It's been two months ago when the to win the Div. 2 North Sectional title in Lynn.

Since then, many of the teammates have migrated to other sports or are taking time away from athletics to concentrate on the daunting academic schedule and social scene Belmont High places on all its students. 

But the champions came together one more time in the school's Wenner Field House on Wednesday, Jan. 16 for what is a time-honored tradition at the school: receiving their championship jackets. 

Coaches Paul Graham and Stacie Marino called out names and presented each of the players their steel blue heavy-duty jackets with their names and numbers on the front and "Division II North Champions" on the back. The team's four co-captains – Maria-Alice Menatas, Charlotte Alexander, Julia Russo and Alexandra Cellucci – received their jackets a bit earlier in the week. The four seniors now have a matching set of championship jackets having won the same title in 2010.

And 20-odd personalized jackets aren't cheap; the following local businesses and individuals pitched in to donate funds to recognized the accomplishment of the girls on the pitch: Cambridge Savings Bank, Thomas Ferraro, Watertown Savings Bank, The Lions Club of Belmont, East Boston Savings Bank, W.T. Phelan & Co. Insurance and East Cambridge Savings Bank.


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