Jon Okafor Invited To Major League Soccer Event


Share post:

Brown University men’s soccer senior Jon Okafor, a Verona native, has been invited to participate in the 2010 Adidas MLS Player Combine on January 7-11 in Ft. Lauderdale. Okafor, who attended Seton Hall Prep,  is one of 54 college seniors from 36 Division I schools who were selected to participate.

Okafor, No. 17,  helped guide the Bears to three NCAA Tournament appearances in his four-year career and combined for 40 points on 14 goals and 12 assists. This season, he led Brown to the third round of the NCAA tournament, as he saw action in 15 games and ranked second on the team in scoring with five goals and three assists. Okafor tallied Brown’s first goal in its 2-1 first-round NCAA victory over Boston College as the squad finished 12-4-4 overall.

Photo courtesy Brown University Athletics Department

- Advertisement -
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

William J. “Bill” Smith, 87

Mr. William J. Smith, 87, died on October 4, 2022 at Hackensack University Medical Center – Mountainside in...

Free Workout On World Mental Health Day

Crunch Fitness, located at 309 Pompton Avenue, invites everyone to prioritize their mental and physical wellness on World...

Cub Scouts Open Wreath Sale

This holiday season, you can help support Verona Cub Scout Pack 32 by purchasing a high-quality 25″ Cranberry...

Patricia DeJesus Mercurio, 66

Mrs. Patricia DeJesus (nee Montalvo) Mercurio passed away peacefully on September 26, 2022 at Jersey Shore University Medical...