Golf Team Honors: Like Father, Like Son


Share post:

- Advertisement -
Will LaRiccia and his father after Monday's match.

Today at the Super Essex Conference Golf Championships at Forest Hills Golf Club in Bloomfield, the Verona golf team scored 471, good for fourth place, behind Livingston, Glen Ridge and Nutley. Even more impressive for the Hillbillies was the fact that Verona junior Will LaRiccia was the individual tournament champion, shooting a 79, the best game of his life.

It wasn’t the first time a William LaRiccia earned conference champion honors. Back in 1977, when William (Bill) LaRiccia Sr. was on the VHS golf team, he was also named conference champion for shooting the best golf game of the day. Talk about a chip off the old block.

The golf team is currently 4-5 in the league, with two matches left this week. “We’re pretty happy with that record,” says 3-year coach Bob Brady. And with another year of a LaRiccia on the links, Coach Brady should be pretty happy next season, too.

- Advertisement -

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
- Advertisement -
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Fire Truck Santa December 11

The Verona Fire Department will be driving Santa around the streets of Verona on Sunday, December 11. VFD members...

Real Estate: 3 New Listings, 4 Open Houses, 3 Price Changes

For the third week in a row, there are three new listings in Verona real estate. But there...

Community Center Tree Lighting

The Verona Community Center will once again hold its Children's Tree lighting on Tuesday, December 6. Doors open...

Dolphins Girls Swimmers Qualify For Carolina Meet

Two Verona teens were among the four swimmers from the Montclair Dolphins girls’ team who smashed their personal...
error: Content is protected !!