Former Montville Mustang and Montville Township High School graduate Matt Chierici has been proving his leadership skills on his The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) football team this season.
According to The Trentonian, Chierici has been putting in as much time on the field as possible.
Chierici, a junior at TCNJ, plays defensive back for the Lions. He is studying secondary education, health and exercise science.
Chierici played football in Montville beginning at 7 years old and played for the Montville Township Mustangs for all four years of high school.
"He was very well known in town when he played and loved by all of his coaches. In fact, we are still approached today by parents from opposing towns when he played in high school that tell us they remember him and what a great player he was," his mother, Cindy Chierici, said.