Soccer Team Holds 5th Annual Quiz Night


Dana Rappaport ’11
Web Opinions Editor

Quiz Night always gets a full crowd of players, family, and friends | Photo by Dana Rappaport '11

On Friday, October 23, Staples Boys Soccer had their 5th annual Quiz Night held in the Staples cafeteria. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends of the Staples soccer boys, along with the players, all gathered ready to play.

Quiz Night was created by Gregg McGibney, the father of former varsity soccer player and now JV coach, Ross McGibney ’06. The Irish Mr. McGibney brought the idea to coach Woog 5 years back. Quiz Night is based off an Irish tradition. The soccer clubs of Ireland would gather in the pubs and have an event very similar to that of Staples’ Quiz Night.

Quiz Night has now transitioned into a fundraiser for the Staples Boys Soccer program. Players and their guests pay to play and for raffle tickets which are offered throughout the evening. In return, great prizes are up for grabs throughout the night. From gift baskets of candy to Knicks tickets for the first prize winner.

The way the night works is that there are seven rounds with eight questions per round. The questions range from “Who was the only President to enter office unelected by the people?” “How many men have walked on the moon?” or “What geometric shape forms the hole that fits an Allen wrench?” The questions are collected and created by head varsity coach Dan Woog, and all of them test the knowledge of the players and guests.

“Quiz Night is something special for the boys soccer program. It’s a way to develop a ‘soccer family’ feeling, to have a lot of laughs – and to show that soccer players are smart, creative people. I’m always amazed at how much everyone knows.” said Woog.

Quiz Night will remain a part of the Staples Soccer tradition and continue to grow.

Slideshow: (all photos by Dana Rappaport ’11)