Champions Crowned at NJYS Presidents & Commissioners Cup
Champions were crowned this past Sunday at New Jersey Youth Soccer’s Presidents and Commissioners Cup tournaments. The weekend concluded the annual statewide events with the U11-U14 winners representing New Jersey in regional competition against other state champions.
Youth Soccer News: The 2016 New Jersey 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.
Christie Rampone, former U.S. 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.
Rampone challenged players to not only make themselves better — but to work to make everyone else better as well.
NJ Youth Soccer Commissioners Cup Champions
- 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.)
Source/Photo Credit: New Jersey Youth Soccer