Bronxville keeper Jack Connors out of the season


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I have some unfortunate news to report regarding one of the staples of the Bronxville program in the last five years. Senior goalkeeper Jack Connors fractured his left elbow during a collision last week against Edgemont and is probably done for the year. The recovery time is said to be 2-3 months, which makes it very unlikely that Connors could make it back this season.

“Jack is known for anchoring the defense. You’re only as good as you goalkeeper. This is the first time that he will miss games due to an injury,” Bronxville coach Donny Lucas said. “Jack will always be one of the top keepers that came through the program.”

Connors came up as an eighth-grader and was the full-time starter for the Broncos as a freshman, helping the team win a Class B section title that year. He suffered a broken leg against Blind Brook during the section title game in his sophomore season, but returned for his junior year and did not miss a game.

“Jack will be on the sideline helping out with the younger players,” Lucas said. “So far, he has been a good mentor to sophomore goalie Joe Pepe, who is now the starting keeper. ┬áThis is Joe’s second year on the varsity and he played in six games last year as a freshman.”

Pepe earned a 2-0 shutout win in his first start against Eastchester on Friday.

“He has lots of potential; the only thing he lacks is the game experience,” Lucas said. “I believe Joe will do just fine in goal. We just have to get the team use to playing with Joe behind them instead of Jack. ”

Photo by Matthew Brown/The Journal News

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VINCENT Z. MERCOGLIANO has been with The Journal News and since March 2010. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2005 and from Hofstra University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He currently covers boys soccer, wrestling and baseball, while assisting with LoHud's Yankees coverage.


  1. Valhalla Coach on

    Terrible news for an awesome kid and competitor! We at Valhalla Soccer wish Jack a speedy recovery.

  2. Very sorry to hear about Connors. Watched him make many saves in two semi-final sectional one-goal games, (one that went to pk’s) v. North Salem in 2010 and again in 2011 that probably saved the season for Bronxville and successfully kept North Salem from the finals. He is an excellent keeper and seemed to be a tough kid. Best wishes in his recovery and future endeavors.