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Jun 19, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Janet Urban

Class of 1992, Soccer

Janet Urban Black (Class of 1992, Soccer) joined the Varsity Soccer team as a freshman, where she made an immediate impact on the team. That season, she was second on the team in goals, scoring seven goals and 10 assists. The team was a Section 2 finalist, with a record of 17-2-1, and Janet was named a Suburban Council All-Star, her first of four times earning this honor. As a sophomore, Janet was second on the team in goals, with 7 goals and 2 assists. The final record for the team was 15-3.

Janet was the leading scorer on the team as a junior with 16 goals and 4 assists. She led the team to the New York State Class B finals, winning the Regional and Section 2 Class B Championships. Janet was named an All-American that season, and she was also on the First Team for New York State and was the Section 2 Player of the Year. Her team had a 19-3-2 record.

As a senior, Janet led her team to a 15-3-1 season and the team was a Section 2 Class A finalist. Janet scored 20 goals and had 12 assists, and was again named an All-American. She was also named to the All-State First Team, and was the Section 2 Player of the year. Janet ranks number 6 on the all-time Career Point Leader list for BH-BL Women’s Soccer, and is 6ths in Career goals and assists.

Janet graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BS in Health Science, and from Elmira College with an MS in Education. She played soccer all four years on scholarship, and her team won a National Championship during her freshman year. Janet was the SUNYAC Player of the Year and was named a 1st Team All-American during her senior year.

After graduation, Janet became the assistant soccer coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She then went into fitness training and management, and is currently a special education teacher and coach at Nolan Ryan Junior High School. She is a member of the Atomic Crossfit and competes in the Reebok Crossfit Games. Janet lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband and daughter.