Alex Vorotilo: “I am very sad to notify you, that our dear friend and a teammate of 15+ years Alex Rikshpun has passed away past Sunday 10/1. Alex has been battling cancer for over a year now.
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Alex loved soccer and his teammates. Alex was always fun and joyful to be around. As a long time soccer player and enthusiast he loved to explain specific soccer situations, strategies and outcomes to his teammates. Known for his defensive player mastery, Alex actually started out playing soccer as goalkeeper. So when team was shy of goalie, he always had his spare keeper gloves ready to support his team as a goalkeeper.
Alex’s son Sam, is a star soccer player for his local high school in Manalapan, Nj. For several years, Sam traveled to Europe to train at professional soccer (futbol) camps gaining valuable skills to become star striker.
Alex is survived by his wife Olga and two wonderful kids Rinata and Sam. Alex will always be remember as a great friend, teammate and a soccer enthusiast.”