Brianna Mattesich has played soccer, basketball and softball for Fort Lee High School. Morgan Romba has played soccer and softball, and together, the two provided great leadership and skills to their teams.
Mattesich is no stranger to awards and honors as she made second team all league in her first year as goalie for the soccer team. Mattesich is also a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and became one of the top scorers in Fort Lee High School history along with being voted first team all league and garnering all county honorable mention. In softball, Mattesich is a three-year varsity letter winner and first team all league member.
Mattesich enjoyed her time at Fort Lee High School and every sports season.
"Each season was really fun," said Mattesich. "I had great teammates and great coaches. There were a lot of accomplishments made for each team that made it memorable seasons."
The softball team tied the school record in wins this season with a record of 15-7-1, which Mattesich was excited to be a part of. She will miss her time at Fort Lee High School and her time as a leading student athlete.
"I'm going to miss it so much," she said. "It has been such a big part of my life for so long and for it to be all over is so sad. Sports have taught me so many lessons about life and gave me so many great memories I can look back on."
Brianna will be attending West Virginia University in the fall to major in either Sports Management or Physical Education and hopes to play on a softball or basketball club team.
Mattesich’s soccer and softball teammate has also enjoyed much success during her career as a Lady Bridgeman.
Morgan Romba was a starter on the varsity soccer team as a junior and received all league honorable mention. As a senior captain and starter for soccer, Romba earned second team all league honors and also was a first team all leaguer in softball during her senior season.
Romba has many fond memories of playing soccer and softball at Fort Lee High School.
"Soccer season was challenging on the body and required hard work," she said. "We worked hard and ended up starting off strong and making it into the county and state tournaments. Softball season was always memorable, each season we improved and reached our goals of making the county and state tournament. We also went on to the 2nd round of states both my junior and senior year on the varsity softball team."
Romba will be attending The College of New Jersey in the fall to major in English and Elementary Education. Romba will be focused mainly on her studies, but may also play intramural soccer and softball. Fort Lee High School will always be in her memory as she moves on.
"I will miss high school a lot," Romba said. "I am very comfortable there and had many wonderful memories, but I am also excited for new experiences next year at TCNJ. High school athletics I will miss so much. I loved playing softball and soccer in high school and will miss the competitiveness, friendships, and excitement that it has brought to my life. Moving on in my life I will always remember all the lessons I have learned from both high school and high school athletics, and there have been many."
Fort Lee High School won't soon forget the two student athletes either.
Editor's Note: Nancie Sophias and George Padin were named female and male athletes of the year at Fort Lee High School's annual awards dinner Wednesday. Fort Lee Patch sports reporter Chris Murray will have full details in an article coming soon to Fort Lee Patch.