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Boys Nov 03, 2016

NJ Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, Commissioners Cup champions crowned

Bordentown, NJ (Via NJ Youth Soccer) ― The 2016 NJ Youth Soccer Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup tournaments were decided at Bordentown Friendship Field this past Sunday. This event concluded the statewide competition that included teams representing the U11-U14 age groups. Winners of the NJYS Presidents Cup will now represent New Jersey in regional competition against other state champions.

The US Youth Soccer Presidents is a national tournament designed to create a high-level competition for those looking to play against teams of similar abilities for a regional or national title. “We are incredibly excited to host this tournament. The players dedication, their hard work and skilled play are going to help to elevate their teams to the next level. New Jersey Youth Soccer looks forward to the seeing these champions represent New Jersey at the Region I competition,” said Buddy Hart, NJYS Games Commissioner. This year’s inaugural Commissioners Cup is a state only tournament designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams not seeking regional or national competition.

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1-rampone-njysChristie Rampone, former US Women’s National Team captain and Sky Blue FC star, and Christy Holly, Head Coach of Sky Blue FC made a special appearance to watch the games and congratulate some of the players. Drawing from her own New Jersey experience, Rampone shared valuable advice and told the players about the important role relationships and friendships on the field have influenced her career. She explained to the players how team sports is about working with each other. She challenged players to not only make themselves better but to work to make everyone else around them a better player as well. Coach Holly echoed those ideas and added “Most importantly, enjoy every game you play and try to get a little bit better each time.”

U11 Boys*: Watchung Hills NJ Elite, Den of Lions United
U11 Girls*: NJ Stallions Wayne United Blue, NJ Rush Blue, GPS-NJ Central
U12 Boys: Marlton SC Lightning Red
U12 Girls: Match Fit Montclair United
U13 Boys: Harrison SC Zolos
U13 Girls: Scotch Plains Fanwood
U14 Boys: Montclair United White
U14 Girls: Voorhees SA Lightning

U12 Boys: Washington United
U12 Girls: Howell United SC Fire
U13 Boys: Delran Gunners
U13 Girls: Manalapan Sting
U14 Boys: Den of Lions Gunners
U14 Girls: Rancocas Valley SC

(The U11 age group in the Commissioners Cup hosted multiple flights.)