Caldwell first fielded a team in 2003 consisting of 25 boys. The 2003 jv team under coach John Timan started with a very successful 11-3-1 record. The young team established a program which was based on fundamentals and aggressive play.
The following year the now varsity Chiefs entered the Kimber division and finished the 2004 season with a winning 14-6 record. They defeated every Kimber division opponent except for a 13 - 8 loss to Glen Ridge who went on to win the conference. The Chiefs also won their first round game in the new Essex County Tournament 15-0 against West Orange but then was defeated by Seton Hall in the quarter finals. They also qualified for post season play in the NJSIAA tournament where they lost to Pingry who was ranked 9th in NJ.
In 2005 the Chiefs were now 42 players strong and continuing the winning tradition under Coach Timan. They achieved a 12-7 record overall and in the Kimber Division came one game away from winning their first championship by losing a tough game to Watchung Hills. Similar to the end of the 2004 season, the Chiefs qualified for the NJSIAA tournament but were defeated by Pingry 6-5 in a very close game.
2006 was a very successful year for the Chiefs finishing with a 13 and 8 record. They moved into the Pooley conference from the Kimber and won their first conference championship. The pivotal win over Vernon, was achieved by overcoming a half time score of 11-4 on way to a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory. The game was tied at 11 with a goal scored by Noah Thrope with only 3 seconds left in regulation. Noah also scored the game winning goal in overtime. In the Essex County Tournament, the Chiefs defeated Livingston and again lost a close game in the quarter final round to Seton Hall by a score of 8 to 4. The Chiefs qualified for post season play for the third year in a row and defeated Rumson Fair Haven to record their first NJSIAA group 1 play-off victory. In the next round the Chiefs lost to a strong Summit team 13-6.
In 2007 Coach Timan resigned and three year assistant coach Gary Gadek took over as the head coach. The team finished with a 9 and 10 overall record. In the ECT they defeated Nutley in the first round but lost to Columbia in the quarter finals. The Chiefs again qualified for the NJSIAA tournament but lost to Kinnelon in the first round.
In 2008 the Chiefs finished the season with a record of 10-8. In the ECT they were defeated by Columbia. In the NJSIAA tournament, the Chiefs faced Chatham ranked #4 in the state and were defeated.
In 2009, Coach Timan has returned as the head coach and is excited to pick up where he left off.
This page was created in 0.1719 seconds on server 121