Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Male Athlete of the Week: Matt Urrea of Pascack Valley

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Male Athlete of the Week: Matt Urrea of Pascack Valley

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Where Matt Urrea ran, Pascack Valley followed.

The senior rushed for 312 yards and six touchdowns Friday to help the Indians beat NV/Demarest, 48-42.

When you factor in his touchdown pass and four extra points, The Record Male Athlete of the Week accounted for 46 points as new Indians coach Len Cusumano got his first career victory after an 0- 5 start.

Urrea doesn't renounce his mantle of leadership when he steps off the field.

As senior class president, he takes his duties in student government seriously.

He presides over at least one meeting each week, and there are always fundraisers to discuss and details to be hashed out for things such as the Valley Cup, a competition between grades at Pascack Valley that includes events such as dance-offs.

"Once it's prom and the field trip starts coming around, it picks up," Urrea said.

"Last meeting, it was mostly about selling water bottles at football games and the soccer games to make a few bucks. The food truck we have at our football games and a couple soccer games, we get a portion of the money they make. …

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