Herman Colbert

Max Druckman, Editor

Herman Colbert was the star striker of the FTHS boy’s soccer team that won Central Jersey Group 4 and the A-North Division Public Championship. They finished the season ranked 18th in the state, 8th in Group 4, 2nd in the Shore Conference, and were the first FTHS team to reach a group final in 39 years. Herman was the senior captain and showed extraordinary leadership skills in helping steer the ship during an incredible season for the Patriots. He scored a whopping 16 goals to go along with 15 assists and was a constant spark in the Patriot offense. Herman was named 2021 Monmouth County Public Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Shore Conference, a Monmouth County All-Star, 1st Team All A-North Division, and a Regional All-American. He was also named the September 2021 FTHS Athlete of the Month. Speaking in September, Coach Mehl said about Herman, “Herm is one of the best leaders I have ever had. He is the best striker in the Shore Conference and the motor that runs our ship.” FTHS soccer will certainly miss Herman’s leadership and scoring abilities this fall. He is certainly deserving of the Shore Conference Sportsmanship Award and embodies the respectfulness and honorability that the award strives to promote.