NJ Crush Newsletter - Winter 2015 Vol. 2 - Team Updates

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Team Updates

Flames White ended the season with an overall record of 15 wins, 3 ties, and 2 losses-- a fantastic achievement for this ever developing team..

U11 Fire
The U11 Fire have had a very successful Fall season with a current ranking of #6 in the nation! The Fire were CFC Columbus Day Champions, FC Stars Semi-Finalists, NJYS State Cup Semi-Finalists and finished with 4 wins, 2 ties and 1 loss in their EDP league season. The Fire will look to continue their good start at the Jefferson Cup in March at the end of the Winter season.

U11 Fire White
The Fire White ended their season with a 1-0 home win against Freehold. It was a great first season for the team as it was a new beginning in their short history as a NJ Crush team. The season started with a new bounce about the place, new faces and a new coach. They got of to a great start getting to their first ever final in a tournament, followed up by getting to the final of their second tournament as well. Setting a bench mark for themselves for the Spring season the future looks bright for the Fire White *Message from Head Coach Karl O'Neill: “It has thrilled me to watch this team blossom into a team that can compete at the next level. It makes me proud to see a smile on every single players face all season long. I am very proud of what they have done and have achieved in a short space of time. I couldn't have asked anymore of them. They went above and beyond their own limits to succeed. Well done girls!”

U12 Flames
After their first season with Lee, Flames finished as semi finalists in State Cup & Champions at the MSSL tournament. After losing the opening game at the MSSL tournament 5-1, they picked up the pace and managed to win the remaining games setting up a final against FC Copa, who played them in the first match. The Flames got off to a tremendous start and scored within the opening seconds. The game finished and a tie and went to an exhilarating shootout, with the Flames finishing victorious..

Great start to the first season and looking forward to the season ahead.

U12 Flames White
Flames White finished their Fall season in style with a 3-0 win away to Massapequa, putting them in 2nd all by themselves to set up a fantastic race to 1st for the upcoming spring season. Flames White ended the season with an overall record of 15 wins, 3 ties, and 2 losses-- a fantastic achievement for this ever developing team. *Message their Head Coach Karl O'Neill: “I am so proud of every single girl on our team. They have achieved so much in such a short amount of time. They deserve a lot of credit and they are a testament to what NJ Crush is all about. They have proven that with hard work, determination and a togetherness like I have never seen before, they can achieve just about anything they set their sights on. Well done girls I am very proud of each and every one of you...”

U13 Tsunami
Despite only giving up two goals in three games the entire weekend of the Adidas Bethesda Invitational in Maryland in November, sadly it was not enough to get the team into the final that Sunday afternoon. The girls wrapped up their fall league season in the NPL with a win over Massapequa 2–1. This puts the team near the top of the table going into the Spring season.
This team continues to develop. Four players from this team were named to the PDP program in our NPL league.

U13 Tsunami White
The girls played in the Maps Cup in Hammonton, New Jersey Nov. 22-23. The girls had a very successful weekend winning three games and tying one. They won the final 1–0 over Lower Merion SC from Pennsylvania. It showed the true character of the team currently. This team continues to develop and impress from one month to the next. Congrats on a great fall season keep it up!

U14 Storm
The U14 Storm have enjoyed success under a new coach this season with an NPL record of 5 wins, 1 tie and 2 losses finishing joint 2nd in the league. The Storm also finished as NJYS State Cup Semi-Finalists and have 2 tournaments left this season before they close out the Fall. The Storm will look to build on their success of the Fall season at the NEWSS tournament and then at the Annandale Premier Cup.

U16 Charge
With many players coming off a successful HS season, the Charge players were excited to get started. Their season began in North Carolina at the CASL tournament where they played strong competition from Alabama, Illinois & North Carolina. They finished winning two games and losing one. The following weekend they played at the NEWSS tournament, where they played Brentwood Freedom losing 2-1, a fast-paced Canadian team Whitby, which the Charge won 2-0 & then the final game against one of the best teams in the County, PDA O'Reilly. PDA won 1-0 but it was a good performance by the Charge to showcase their ability.
The Charge traveled to Orlando for the Disney showcase and played against some top competition. Though they didn't win the event, they progressed from the group stages with two wins, two losses and played teams from Missouri, Texas, Pennsylvania & Florida. Overall it was great a showing for the players from a recruitment standpoint for colleges.