As many of you know, my daughter plays soccer. North Pocono plays in the Spring. This season was bad, weather wise. So many rescheduled games due to rain. Due to that, we ended up having all of our games pushed into a 3 week period to get them all in before the playoffs started. The team came around and the girls played like a team. They really did well. This was the first time since 1998 that they went past the first round of playoffs, and Jess even had a spot on the sports section of the news scoring a goal.
We had 6 girls make All Stars this year ( I hope I get this right) 1st team All Stars went to Corinne Glassman, Alyssa Hamill, and my daughter, Jess. Jess was also voted MVP. 2nd team All-Stars went to Fjollza Shabani, Sarah Wicker and Chelsea Kincel. Awesome job girls! I will miss watching you play next year. I will try to make a game or two to take some shots for you, but I won’t be there if it’s a monsoon like the last couple games you played!
These are some of the shots from this season. I can’t even say they are all of my favorites because there were so many that I loved!
Almost a year ago I posted about my daughgter’s travel soccer team, FC America. They had a few players who were seniors, so they were now too old to play in their age bracket. This left half a team. So, back in the summer they played their last tournament together, on the field as a team, on last time. Or so we thought…
This fall we found out that the younger girls who were left behind, were given permission to play in the adult league at Riverfront. The girls scrambled to get their team back, and get some new shirts made. They couldn’t be FC America anymore, so they renamed themselves ‘Back in Black’.
They’ve had a tough season, but managed to win a couple games. The best part was that they were all back together, playing again, for a little while longer.
These images are from last night’s game. I don’t even know what the score was, but I know we lost. It was a rough team, but our girls played well.
My daughter’s soccer team got the girls together for one last tournament last weekend. These girls have been playing together for 5 or more years. None of them go to the same school. They are just girls who love the game, and wanted some good training to improve. Over the years we have seen some girls come and go. Some girls graduated, some got busy with other things, and some just moved to other teams. Which leaves us with half a team, struggling to play a game.
Over the years they have built a strong bond. They always have fun when they play, even if they don’t win, you can see them having fun. They have traveled together to different tournaments. Us parents as well as the kids have all formed our own family. They attend each other’s high school games to cheer each other on. They send cards and visit when one is injured. They have played many a game, short a few players, while the team they played kept their full 11 on the field. It all made them tough kids, and tough players.
I think the world of these kids, and love them all. I will miss seeing the yellow jersey on the field. Good luck in what you do girls. Im sure we’ll be catching some games this year!
As usual, we found ourselves at Riverfront on Sunday afternoon. FC played Pocono Mt West, and had a good game. Even with only 1 sub. When these kids get to their school season, they won’t know what to do with all the subs.
North Pocono was down a few girls as well this week. Must have been something in the air (Valentine’s Day). NP did not fare as well. They gave it a strong fight, but did not win.
As if one afternoon wasn’t enough, we went back to Riverfront for more on Monday. This was just a pick up game. The kids allowed us to stick a camera in the goal while they played. This is something we have been wanting to try for a long time now. We didn’t do too bad for a first try. We’ll make a couple more modifications and try it again.
Here are some of our favorite shots from the weekend.
Session 2 started at Riverfront yesterday. We did not make it to Fc’s game, but we did get there in time to see the girls from North Pocono play Prep. It was a tough game, and the girls played well. They managed to come out of it with a tie.