The Babylon Panthers girls and boys soccer teams both took the field at Babylon High School on October 12th for the 11th annual “Soccer Under the Lights," honoring the life and memory of Randy Zwerlein, a beloved Babylon community member who tragically passed away in 2002.
Zwerlein, a father of two graduates of the Babylon School District, was known by friends, family and the Babylon community as a dedicated volunteer who spent countless hours lending a hand to the Babylon Soccer Club, Babylon Lions Club and many other local organizations.
He was also married to Babylon Memorial Grade School fifth-grade teacher Rayna Zwerlein, who has been co-organizing “Soccer Under the Lights” each year since 2002.
According to Mrs. Zwerlein, Randy was passionate about youth sports and volunteering, and “Soccer Under the Lights” puts athletics in the spotlight of the Babylon community while also honoring the spirit of volunteerism. Proceeds from the event, hosted by the Randy Zwerlein “Under the Lights” Committee in association with the Babylon Booster Club, help support scholarships given in Randy Zwerlein’s memory as well as raise funding for future night games.
The girls team took the nightcap against Mattituck, 1-0, in overtime. The boys team fell, 6-0, to Mattituck.