Only 35 boys age 15U were chosen to play this year from the surrounding area. Nick plays fullback/linebacker, Jake plays on both offensive and defensive lines, and Jason also plays fullback/linebacker.
The boys will play in November at Penn Charter and Franklin Field in Philadelphia, and will travel to Dallas, TX in December to play.
After five years of participating in the Columbus Cup Soccer Tournament, the Langhorne Neshaminy Cobras took home first place this past Columbus Day.
“This is a great group of boys,” said Kevin Heltzel, coach of the Cobras for five years now. “They’re real respectful and hardworking kids. Everyone is just excited to come home with the trophies.”
According to Gotsoccer, the Columbus Cup is ranked 28th-best boys soccer tournament in North America, and held annually by Yardley Makefield Soccer. Competitors have ranged across the U.S. to provide some stiff competition for the boys to play against.
- 1. The Patriot FC U11 Girls team took home the championship in the U11 8 vs. 8 bracket, in the seventh annual Council Rock United Soccer Association/FC Bucks Invitational Tournament on August 2nd. Pictured in front from left are Jessica Phillips, Payton Lennon, Julia Puckett, Payten Lowry, and Katie Cressman; middle row, Maura Ott, Emma Tobias, Chelsea Bennett, Ashley Smith, Kate Thomson, and Demmi Fox; back row, Coaches Rich Thomson and Chris Bennett.
Brendan Harte has a few things in common with Ryan Howard that not everyone can share. He likes the Phillies, has set foot on the field at Citizen’s Bank Park, and also has been crowned the winner of a home run derby.
“It was so much fun and exciting,” Brendan said. “To spend the day there and meet a couple of Phillies was really cool.”
For Victoria Hill, soccer has always been her passion. With her senior year of high school on the horizon, this Newtown resident and Council Rock North student has committed to the University of Syracuse to continue playing the game she loves.
The soccer bug bit Victoria when she was young. As many sports families know, it isn’t an uncommon sight for parents to look out the back door to see their kids having a catch or shooting hoops. For Maureen Hill, Victoria’s mother, it was seeing her four-year-old daughter kicking a soccer ball around with pretty much whoever would oblige.
One of the latest examples is Ani Javardian, a senior at the private Catholic college-preparatory high school in Holland. Ani’s Armenian heritage made her eligible to compete at the Pan-Armenian Games, a multi-sport competition held every four years in Yerevan, Armenia.
The tourney started out with a match versus the Warminster Arsenal, a squad which had beaten the team during the 2014/2015 tournament season, 6-4. The boys came out quickly and scored in the third minute, giving them a lead which they would never relinquish. The final tally was 5-2, with the Arsenal scoring two goals in the second half but never attaining anything less than a two-goal deficit.
Pictured from left are Mason Toto, Lou Salmi, Ayden Demi, Zack Bowman, Tyler McCord, Ryan Schoenemann, Josh Haus, Dominic Cosenza, Andrew Jones, Liam Del Guerico, and Cole Carson. Coaches are Tom Jones, Jay Bowman, and Jared Haus.
Pictured in back row from left, Alexa Cahill, Ashley Volans, Lindsey Bennett, Jenna Garber, Dana DeDominics, Lara Hensler, Kaila Rahn, and Coach Tom Rodman; front row kneeling, Brenna Schoenfeld, Caroline Grunwell, Riley Hepler, Katie Rodman, Paige Geiger, and Katie Daniels; reclining in front, Ashleigh Adams. Not pictured are Madelyn Deal, Matrona Melekos, Kiersten Whalen, Coach Rich Finneyfrock, and Coach Mike Adams. Photo by Lynn Adams.