KEY MAN: Princeton High boys’ soccer player Josh Nieman, left, goes after the ball against Long Branch in the Central Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals last Friday. Junior midfielder Nieman scored a goal to help third-seeded PHS edge the 11th-seeded Green Wave 2-1. The Little Tigers, who improved to 14-5-1 with the win, were slated to play at second-seeded Monroe in the sectional semi on November 7 with the victor advancing to the title game on November 10. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
Josh Nieman wasn’t sure how much he could contribute this fall for the Princeton High boys’ soccer team.
Recovering from a stress fracture in his pelvis, Nieman couldn’t play this past spring for his club team and didn’t see any game action for PHS until mid-October.
“I think there were some points where I thought it was going too be hard to come back,” said junior midfielder Nieman. “I have to thank my coaches, especially coach [Carlos] Salazar. I am still getting back into 100 percent shape but I am just super lucky to be on the field and playing soccer with my friends.” more