The Pennington School boys’ soccer coach Chad Bridges was selected as one of seven elite boys’ soccer coaches to take part in the seventh annual High School All-American Game, and Pennington senior Ibrahima Diop was also selected to compete in the game.
Coaches and players were selected from fall-playing states across the country to participate in the game on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Players were divided geographically into East and West teams for the contest, which the West won 4–1. Bridges was selected as one of the coaches for the East team, and Diop, as a player.
Bridges, a Ewing Township native, graduated from The Pennington School in 1996; he is also the School’s assistant headmaster for community life. Diop, from Saint-Louis, Senegal, was the two-time Trenton Times Area Player of the Year in boys’ soccer. He scored 34 goals as a junior and 25 more as a senior. Pennington’s Satchel Cortet was Area Player of the Year in 2015.