Team Profile

Sigma B2 (1994)
Established: 2007

Background: The core group of the Sigma B2 (1994) squad formed two years ago and has consistently grown each year into a stronger team. The core members of the team travelled to Holland two years ago, then formed into a competitive team, playing in the SAAC Academy League last year.

"This group is what I usually say is the hardest working group in Sigma, from a work ethic on the field, getting things done, leaving every ounce on the field," said Sigma Technical Director Bobby Smyrniotis. "They are a technically good group, a tactically savvy group and their work rate is very good. There are some technically special players on the team, while others are tactically sound.

Outlook: According to Smyrniotis, the B2s having reached the U16 level, and having reached through their growth spurts and at the stage where they have physically matured and are ready to refine their play.

As the B2 players start formulating their plans for school and soccer, Sigma coaches have started exposing the team to what they will be seeing as they start the recruitment process for University. The team travelled to several schools such as Siena College and Syracuse University with older Sigma teams to play U.S. academies and visit the schools.

The B2 team routinely trains with the older group at Sigma, said Smyrniotis, so having the teams travel together makes sense.

"There's cohesion, talking, communication between the teams, and we think this is a good thing as the boys begin to plan for their futures," he said.

Competition: The B2 squad will play in the SAAC Academy league in the same division as the C1 squad. This being the B2's second year playing against U17 competition, Symriontis says the team will be more accustomed to the demands and will be more ready to perform.

"Last year, the boys competed in U17 age group as U15s and did very well. We expect them to do well this year," he said.

Quote: "This group is what I usually say is the hardest working group in Sigma, from a work ethic on the field, getting things done, leaving every ounce on the field."

SIGMA B2 (1994)

  • Agim Sherrifi
  • Daniel Whyte
  • Misha Mulalu
  • Domenic Samuel
  • Quinn Hasenbacher
  • Shane Herbert
  • Ryan Ramdial
  • Luca Ciminelli
  • Irvin Mai
  • Juan Bernal
  • Jonathan Aggostino
  • Matt Guerriero
  • Christopher Tuszynski
  • Nathanial Allicock
  • Thomas Giannotta
  • Caylan Ambursely