Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Waldwick Falls in Sectional Final to Mountain Lakes

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Waldwick Falls in Sectional Final to Mountain Lakes

Article excerpt

WALDWICK – Tommy Schultz felt like more than just their coach.

He was their big brother.

Schultz was just 20 when he met the seniors that changed his program at Waldwick.

He coached them as middle schoolers and grew alongside them. He never wanted to say goodbye.

It wasn't easy to do that after Waldwick's season ended with a 2-1 loss to Mountain Lakes in Thursday's North 1, Group 1 final.

But for Schultz, the journey with his 14 seniors was one to remember for a lifetime.

"Words can't express how proud I am," said Schultz, in his sixth year. "I've grown up with this group. I've watched these girls grow up since they were 11, 12 or 13. Now they're going off to college. It's like they're my little sisters so it's going to be weird without them on the field next year. …

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