TRY-OUTS FOR THE MAGIC CATS WILL BE HELD AT HILLSIDE GRADE SCHOOL ON JUNE 23RD AND 24TH. THE TIMES ARE 5:00-6:30PM.WE ARE A DIVISION ONE U11 GIRLS TEAM. WE WILL BE GOING OUT AS U12 IN THE FALL, 2003. GIRLS BORN BETWEEEN AUGUST 1ST, '91 TO DECEMBER 31ST, '92 ARE ELIGIBLE. PLEASE BRING YOUR BALL, WATER AND SKILLS. BOTH DAYS ARE MANDATORY. PLEASE CALL STEVE CONTRADA AT 516 437-8912 FOR MORE INFO.
The New Hyde Park Stormcats, Boys U11 will be having tryouts on June 13 & June 20. Tryouts are at Denton Avenue School from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. All boys born after August 1, 1992 are welcome to attend. For further information contact Tony Grimaldi at 718-343-4717.The NHP Panthers and Lions (BU12) will be having a tryout for their teams on
June 22 and 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hillside Grade School on Maple Drive. The two teams will be moving to full-sided soccer, so quite a few new players are needed. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for furtherdetails.
New Hyde Park Alleycats boys U11 tryouts will be held on Monday June 16 and Friday June 20. Tryouts are being held at Denton Ave School from 4:30 to 6:00. Any questions please call Danny Pate at 326-1651
Tryouts for NHP Tigers, Boys U15, to be held June 18 Denton Ave 6:30 PM. All boys born after Aug. 1, 1988 welcome. Please call Sean McGonigle 516 294-4906.
June 20 - Coaches Game at Tully Park, contact Caryl Lorandini
June 21 - Lady Riders at Tully Park, contact Caryl Lorandini
June 23 - NY Power Night at Tully Park, contact Dom Marrano
June 28 - 3v3 Festival, contact Eric Lorandini or Joe Tempone
August 2 - Picnic at Manorhaven Park, contact Caryl Lorandini
or Anna Carbone
November 14 - 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance at
Jericho Terrace, contact Angela Leva, Angela Perrone or
Little Jets - It was a great season for the Little Jets in spite of all the rain. Many goals were scored by them, leading the scoring were Antonio Prunella, Nick Aquino, Leah Bodh, and James Cotumaccio. Contributing to a great season were Jillian Clark, Thomas Cotumaccio, Daniel Doreste, Jeremy Elkashash and Dimitri Georgopalis. The defense was anchored by Isabel Ryan, Rohan Gulati, Amand Negretti, Dennis Boyle, Rasul Rahman, and Tara Strokin. The coaching staff would like to thank all the kids and their parents for a great time. We are looking forward to next season. Let's go Little Jets.
Lil Strikers - The Lil Strikers had a great season playing strong and skillful like their older brothers and sisters. The leading ladies played like pros with amazing offensive and defensive moves by Alyssa Arcoleo, Hannah Arkin, Amanda Casey, Kyra Casey, Bianca Gadze and Jillian Minda. They really gave these boys a run for their money. Just as amazing and skillful were our boys, pressuring the goal the entire time was Kyle Castro, Nicholas DiMaria, Matty Lorandini, Ibuki Nakamura, Mark Niewierowski and Brendan Nolty. Thanks for putting up with the weather and all the support. You are a great group of young players that will continue to grow and play fantastic. Give your parents a hug for driving you each week. See you in the fall, Coach Eric.
On a soggy morning, we traveled to Plainview/Old Bethpage for our annual barbecue and tournament at the LIJSL Soccer Park. Decimated because of the inclement weather, a conflict with a baseball tournament and fighting sicknesses, our players persevered and we were well represented in the junior and intermediate divisions. Our junior athletes merged into a joint team to strut their stuff. Nicholas Pusateri was a star in goal, Julius Sum provided terrific all-around play and Chris Correale rose to the occasion with one of the few goals in the game and a great overall display of offense.
In the intermediate game we combined with Terryville to put out a well-balanced team. Ending the day at .500, the players had a super mix of offense, defense and outstanding goal keeping. Stefani Egre led the team with 3 goals. Andrew Abberton added another 2 goals. Eugene Simmons, despite losing a tooth during the day, managed a tally for the squad. Matt Saraiva and Giovanni Graciela took over the defense and played great positional soccer frustrating the opposition time and again with great marking and booming passes.
The day ended with the annual cookout, which was quickly devoured. Each player also received a trophy and a special gift of a backpack, which contained shin guards, cones and a soccer ball!
Special thanks to our coaches who have worked all season to make the entire experience so rewarding for our players. Our young assistants Kerry Abberton, Jenny Bletsch, Maiken Bursig, Megan Griffing, Greg Walunas, Jason Stern and Peter Zimmerman came out to make it a super day. And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to my 'senior' coaches, Mary Jo Bursig, Rich Bursig and Brian Evers who are always there to help out and lend their support.
Next week we're back to Center Street and then we wind up the season with our greatly anticipated parents vs. the players match. Things are really starting to get exciting as the parents have been conducting secret practices, thinking they'll be prepared for this grueling match. We'll have to wait and see.
Rich Bletsch - Director
Cabbage Patch Division
Princesses vs Soccer Rockets
The Princesses closed out May with another strong team effort last weekend. Marisa Bartos led the offensive attack by recording her first goal of the season. Brittany Willoughby, Ashley Willoughby and Madison Casio helped out with strong offensive play. Ariana Bruschi, Jesmine Romanelli and Jaclyn Judge once again were strong on defense, supporting the solid goaltending of Morgan Roth and Nicoletta Bouzos. Jennifer Gerbe played a solid all around game.
June 7, 2003
The Princesses concluded their season this week with the Cabbage Patch Mini-tournament. The girls displayed their teamwork and individual skills. Despite the nasty rainy weather the Princesses played with great enthusiasm. Goal scoring was the flavor of the day with Brittany Willoughby, Madison Casio and Morgan Roth all hitting the back of the net. Ashley Willoughby and Jesmine Romanellli both had many great scoring chances. Jaclyn Judge, Jennifer Gerbe and Ariana Bruschi all played tremendous in goal. Marisa Bartos, Nicoletta Bouzos and Sydney Jacoby were superb playing both ends of the field. Thank you Princess Girls for a great season and don't forget the Pizza party to follow!!
Once again the weather was lousy but a lot of fun was had by all the soccer power girls and their families! The entire soccer power team played tremendously and showed the crowd that we are a very talented team. Today was the day that Francesca Boccia scored her very first goal of the season ... boy oh boy was it awesome to watch. Once again Sabrina Posadas, Ellen Carnero and Dena Cavallaro used their superb soccer skills to send their shots soaring into their opponents' nets. Alana Cohen and Karina Yu did an outstanding offensive job in all the games today and Monica Benitez, Allana Bayarin were dynamite on defense protecting their goal. We missed ya Geena Fornataro and Kelly Ng today who also played fabulously all season long. Winning first place today was a total team effort because of your talent and incredible enthusiasm which you shared with one another on the field. Thank you to all the soccer power stars and their families for a great soccer season!!!!!!! Go SOCCER POWER! See everyone at the end of the season party. Coach Rich.
The Soccer-Rockets certainly had the Eye of the Tiger today at the tournament this weekend. We play our best games in the rain.! Everyone of the Soccer Rockets has grown so much this season learning to play all positions. It's all about SPIRIT and TEAMWORK! Great job and a huge thank you and hug to all my Rockets and their parents, especially : Claire Lanzo, Katie Boccarossa, Nicole Desouza, Marisa Pino, Marisa Deodat, Alexandra Pallisco, Destiny Rosa, Marta Keller, Jacqueline Casoria and Katie Shea. Thanks again to our cheerleader: Gavin Shea . Keep on practicing girls and have a safe and fun summer!!! I will miss you!! love Coach Kal xox P.S. Keep the date open for our team pizza party! GO SOCCER ROCKETS
Congratulations to the Dragons for another undefeated season. Hargurbinder Sidhu came out strong with two goals as Oren Kidanian and Tomas Kariotis also blasted goals. Great job by all: Joshua Roca, David Arkin, Omar Ali, Kevin Pun, David Birkdale, Devin Abraham, Kyle Anderson, Kevin Ryerson, Richie Thorton, Dillon Popovich, Jason Correa, and Joby George.
Sportsmanship Award Winners
Congratulations to all the Spongebobs for winning the Spring 2003 Sportsmanship Award! Domenic Acquista, Andrew Curcio, Anthony D'Ammassa, Matthew Davang, Anthony DiMarco, Chris Ferlazzo, Chris Sacino, and Matthew Sartoris - you all played a fine season, and deserve this most prestigious award. Have a great summer - Coaches John and Mark.
Three cheers for the Lady Stormcats GU-8 shown celebrating after their Championship game vs. The Rockets. The Rockets came out on top 4-3, but you'd never know from all those smiling faces.