to the Black Rock FC players of the month.
Selected players demonstrated outstanding character, performance and intelligence while representing Black Rock throughout February.
ABOUT THE FEBRUARY TEAM OF THE MONTH
Peter Silvester followed up an impressive season in net for Berkshire with an outstanding performance at the BRFC Boy's Winter Showcase, where he finished top three in goals against average. He is currently representing the Bermuda U20 National Team as the starting goalkeeper during their Regional CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers.
Laura Malle primarily operates as an Outside Back and has been in excellent form within the Girls Prep Academy. She is extremely hard working and plays a defensive and offensive game with equal quality. She is a native or Denmark, here in the US at Taft on a 1 year placement via the Right to Dream Academy and their affiliation with FC Nordsjaelland
Mateo Rodriguez was the Golden Ball Winner and a U19 Champion at the Black Rock FC Winter Invitational Tournament. Also, Mateo recently committed to Cornell University; an outstanding achievement and recognition of his academic and athletic talent.
Bilal Mihoubi has anchored the U19 Boys Residential Academy | High Mowing School throughout some big games this month. A standout in the match vs New England Revolution, Bilal's distribution and dominance on the ground and in the air has been outstanding. Bilal is becoming a great leader on the defensive line.
Sonny Bizure has made the transition from Right Midfield to Right Back with the move indoor for the Boys Residential Academy | High Mowing School. With this move, Sonny's confidence has skyrocketed, showing the true depth of his game. He has been able to come forward and score goals from the back, all while being a tenacious defender. The move has been excellent for him and his game.
Nwabisa "Pinky" Qoba played as the holding midfielder for the Residential Academy team's run to their tournament victory at the Generation Adidas National Cup. Her ability to break up the opponent's attack was showcased all weekend as BRFC only gave up three goals in four games.
Santiago Matheu scored the game winner in 1-0 win over New York City FC U19s for the Boys Residential Academy | Northwood School. Santiago was a constant threat and capped off a massive win for the boys program with the only goal of the match.
Kylie Jones scored five goals in the Residential Academy team's four games at the Generation Adidas National Cup. She regularly helped connect the midfield and forwards and made good runs throughout the weekend to get behind the defence.
Chioma Okafor scored a tournament-high 10 goals when she guested for the Residential Academy at the Generation Adidas National Cup. She was a force to be reckoned with scoring in all four games and recording at least one assist in the final three games as well. Whether playing up top, out wide or as an attacking midfielder, Okafor turned heads all weekend long to help secure a nice piece of silverware.
Joy Okonkye performed tremendously well at the Girls Indoor Showcase and played with a high level of soccer IQ, and an incredible level of technical proficiency. As a 2023 Graduate, Joy is one of the most exciting talents within the BRFC network.
Jai Pitt Bean continues to demonstrate the work rate and skill befitting a team of the month nomination just two months after being crowned New England Prep Boys Player of the Year by NESJ for chipping in 16 goals and 18 assists on the way to a Class B Championship with South Kent. Defenders all across New England, his own team included, would probably admit that Bean should be nominated for this award twelve months out of the year considering his relentless approach to the game.