Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · River Ridge Boys Soccer Varsity 2020 Senior Night


“I would have never imagined that we would be celebrating our Seniors this way, but this is the world we live in at this time.  It is important that we recognize this group of 2020 Seniors the best way possible given our circumstances.  With that said, I want to thank this group for everything they have given the River Ridge Boys Soccer program.  For all Senior classes it is important that they leave their program in a better place than when they arrived.  That is absolutely the case for this group.  They have helped to establish the legacy of what leadership should look like on and off the field for future Senior classes.  Each of these young men put the team before themselves and pushed everyday to improve the team.  I cannot thank them enough for all of their efforts and willingness to adjust to new leadership in such a short period of time.  Congratulations on all of your accomplishments on and off the field and good luck to you in your future endeavors. ”

Coach Thomas

Jorge Andrade #17

Parents: Jorge and Erica Andrade; Siblings: Eric Andrade, Angelita Andrade, Alejandro Andrade and Christian Andrade

How long have you been playing soccer? “Since the age of 3.  I’ve been playing for GA Rush since the very beginning.”

Years as a varsity soccer player at River Ridge: “4 Years”

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “Beating Creekview this season”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “Captain since Sophomore year”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “Enjoy every minute you have in preseason, training and games.  It will fly by and soon enough it will be your last game.  Special thanks to my parents for providing so much and my siblings for pushing me to be the best I could possibly be.”

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “Attending Kennesaw State University”

Tomiwa Aroyewun #14

Parents: April and Michael Awe

How long have you been playing soccer? “7 years”

Years as a varsity soccer player at River Ridge: 1 year

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “Winning the last game against Etowah junior year”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “Making Varsity”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “Just keep grinding and it will eventually happen.”

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “Attending Kennesaw State University for nursing”

Matthew Broomhall #12

Parents: Rebekah and Todd Broomhall; Siblings: Emily Broomhall

How long have you been playing soccer? “Playing soccer since I was only 10 years old.  Throughout the years, I have mostly played at Cherokee impact or now known as Georgia Impact.”

Years as a varsity soccer player at River Ridge: 2 years

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “Getting to create new friendships and brotherhoods with the players on the team.  Also, getting to beat Woodstock for the first time in my four years.”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “For receiving the award for highest GPA on the team, playing varsity soccer for 2 years and being nominated for Georgia Governors Honors program.”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “I had a great time getting to play with you guys and I know you guys are going to do great things next season.

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “I plan on attending Kennesaw State and then transferring into UGA after one year at Kennesaw State.  I will be majoring in civil engineering and minoring in business.”

Chileshe Chipumbu #16

Parents: Ivy Kani (mom) Moses Bangura(stepfather) Siblings: Managa & Kayongo

How long have you been playing soccer? “I’ve been playing soccer since I was 4 years of age. I spent 2 and a half years playing for North Springs High School and 1 year and a half at River Ridge High School. I am currently playing for Nth NASA ECNL 01/02.”

Years as a varsity soccer player at River Ridge: 2 years. “I also ran cross country prior to first playing for the soccer team.”

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “When I scored a one touch half volley against Riverwood high school. I was so excited; it was the equalizing goal of the game, making it 4-4.”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “I’m most proud of being able to maintain my grades while playing competitive sports (soccer & cross country)”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “It was an honor having teammates that play for each other! I enjoyed my time playing for River Ridge HS and I would like to thank and acknowledge coach Philip Thomas for building the team from scratch; we’ve achieved a lot with the help of coach Thomas! Thank you again and hope you can continue to build the soccer program. My word of advice to my teammates, is to keep working hard and remember everything we’ve accomplished!”

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “My plans after graduation is to Attend Memphis University and study Civil Engineering. I will take a gap year prior to attending the school. I will also work towards my dream to play professional soccer!”

Julian Delgado #23

Parents: Dolores Delgado and Cesar Delgado Sibling(s): Isabella Delgado

How long have you been playing soccer? “I’ve been playing since I was 5”

Years as a Varsity Player at River Ridge: Two Years

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “All of the bus rides and times in the locker room with my teammates that I’m proud to call my brothers.”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “Playing on the top team for my child after playing on the second team for 5 years and getting 3rd place at Disney.”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “I would like to thank Coach Mirvad, Coach Matt and Coach Thomas for making me the player I am today.  I would also like to thank my mom and dad for pushing me in and out of school to help me be where I am today.”

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “I plan on attending Kennesaw State University in the Fall.”

Edson Dominguez #9

Parents: Gustavo Dominguez and Maria Rangel; Siblings: Estefany Dominguez

How long have you been playing soccer? “Since 5th grade.”

Years as a varsity soccer player at River Ridge: 2 years

Best/Favorite memory of playing soccer at River Ridge: “Goal v Marietta in the scrimmage.”

Honors, Recognition, Accomplishments, etc. that you are most proud of: “2 years varsity soccer”

Words of advice, encouragement, thanks, etc. to your current River Ridge teammates and/or coaches: “Thank you to all my teammates for these past 2 years of soccer and creating an unforgettable chapter in my life.”

Plans after graduating from River Ridge: “Attending Kennesaw State University”