Athlete of the Issue: Alex Vittal ’24

Alex Vittal ’24 has been an integral part of Belmont Hill Varsity Soccer since entering the school in his Sophomore year. Alex started playing soccer at the age of 4 and had a long journey across multiple teams and states before finally making it to Belmont Hill. This season, his teammates elected him captain of the team due to his leadership, hard work, and accountability to the squad. 

In 2023, Alex has excelled individually, scoring 11 goals and assisting 5 so far in the ISL, while helping propel the team to a promising 7-3-1 start in the ISL through the team’s first 11 games as of 10/29. 

The impressive record includes a massive homecoming win over Nobles, a team previously ranked 4th in New England at the time of the match, in which Alex peppered the scoresheet with two goals and two assists. When asked about that victory, Alex responded “it was a great team performance, and everyone helped to close it out in the end.” 

His friend, teammate, and co-captain Sean Scales ’24 was amazed by Alex’s performance in the match, saying “he was everywhere. He had a mission that day, and nobody was going to stop him.” 

Along with his teammates, Coach Montoya also notices Alex’s commitment both on and off the field, remarking about “[his] incredible skill” while also commenting that Alex “is a great individual with great family values.”

With only a few regular season games left, Alex helps to continue to push the team in ISL play as the team fights for a position in the top _ of the table and jockeys for a postseason spot, stating that the team’s goals are to “become closer as a team and qualify for the NEPSAC Class A tournament.” The Panel congratulates Alex, Coach Montoya, and the rest of the Varsity Soccer team for their strong start to the season and wishes them luck as they pursue an ISL Title and NEPSAC postseason berth. 

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