Bartlett claims UEC Valley crown

By Steve Nichols

Since Bartlett opened its doors in 1997, it has never been able to call its boys soccer program conference champions.

But after the Hawks’ commanding 6-1 win over East Aurora on Senior Night at Millennium Field Thursday in Streamwood, you can say adios to the 18-year drought.

Behind a hat trick from senior forward TJ Ivkovich and 1 goal and 2 assists from senior AJ Santori, Bartlett (12-7-2) won the Upstate Eight Valley Division with a 4-0-1 record, and its seniors did so rather convincingly and in style for their regular-season finale.

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