01/22/15 4:00pm
01/22/2015 4:00 PM
Mattituck High School's first all-American, Kaan Ilgin, right, heard some inspirational words from Sir Alex Ferguson. Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult, left, accompanied Ilgin to Philadelphia for the NSCAA Convention. (Credit: Joy Rubenstein)

Mattituck High School’s first all-American, Kaan Ilgin, right, heard some inspirational words from Sir Alex Ferguson. Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult, left, accompanied Ilgin to Philadelphia for the NSCAA Convention. (Credit: Joy Rubenstein)

While listening to a speech by former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-America luncheon on Saturday, Kaan Ilgin certainly perked up when he heard two words: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo, as in the Portuguese international, the Real Madrid striker and the 2014 FIFA Best Player in the World and the Mattituck High School senior’s favorite player.

Yeah, that Cristiano Ronaldo. (more…)