Written by Richard Hendler Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
Great Neck’s own fifth grade girls’ travel soccer team, called Great Neck Jaguars, have started their second season, and they are displaying more enthusiasm than ever. The team is made up of 15 girls, they practice twice a week, and compete every Saturday and in state and countywide tournaments. For your information, their schedule is published at lijsoccer.com.
It is unbelievable how much the skills of these young girls have developed and the impact soccer has had on their understanding of teamwork, commitment, and responsibility. The Jaguars recently competed in the Columbus Day Tournament, hosted by the Town of North Hempstead, and although the Jaguars didn’t take home the first place golden trophy, the quality of soccer and spirit they displayed on the field was outstanding. We thank the Great Neck Travel Club’s president and vice president, Keri Baron and Eric Alper, and Jon Kaiman, our town supervisor, for their support of such a wonderful event. Finally, we, the Great Neck community, appreciate and are proud of the hard work and dedication these girls and the rest of Great Neck’s travel teams bring to the game of soccer. Go Jaguars!!