Category Archives: Soccer

VIDEO: Boys’ soccer season preview

For the full scoop on the Varsity845 boys’ soccer season preview, be sure to click on over to on Friday. For now, check out the video above to watch Monroe-Woodbury and Goshen’s top returning players talking about what it’s like trying to find team chemistry with an entirely new group of players. – I’ll [...]

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Busy day for Monroe-Woodbury boys’ soccer

I stopped by Monroe-Woodbury boys’ soccer practice on Monday morning as the Crusaders were in for a special treat. A yoga session led by Michelle Bulla, wife of head coach Pat Bulla. After a hard first week of practice with plenty of conditioning built in, the players needed something a little soothing and relaxing to [...]

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Local coaches sound off on the World Cup

I’m putting together a piece for Wednesday’s paper about the U.S. Men’s National Team and their run to – at least – the round of 16 at this year’s World Cup. I got some feedback from local coaches for the story, but some of it applies to Tuesday’s game against Belgium (4 p.m., ESPN). I [...]

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5 things you should know about VC’s opponent in the Class AA state semis: Liverpool

1. Liverpool has won 20 games in a row since losing to Cicero-North Syracuse 10-5 on April 14. The Warriors beat Cicero North 2-1 in nine innings to win the Section 3 Class AA title. Cicero North had won the last four championships. 2. Perhaps, he’s playing coy, but Liverpool coach Nick Spataro said he [...]

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Soccer: Quickstrike FC promoted to NPL

Quickstrike FC, the club soccer program based in New Windsor and which practices often at Newburgh Free Academy, has been accepted into the National Premier Leagues, according to director of coaching, George Vizvary. The NPL is the highest rung of club soccer competition in the nation. Quickstrike would play similar teams in Long Island, New [...]

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Boys soccer All-State team: 2013

The New York State Sportswriters Association is apparently not doing its traditional All-State team this year, but the NYSSWA did post an All-State team via the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. There are two divisions, large school and small school. I’m just going to list Section 9 players here, but for the full list, [...]

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VIDEO: Varsity845 boys soccer All-Stars: 2013

The Varsity845 boys’ soccer All-Star team was published in today’s paper. Check out the video above to see the first-teamers talk about their favorite moment of the season. Click here to read the story on Varsity845 Player of the Year, Bruce Jeter. Click here to read the story on Varsity845 Coach of the Year, Pat [...]

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Section 9 Coaches Association Boys Soccer team

The Section 9 Boys’ Soccer Coaches Association All-Section 9 team was released today. Here are the results. The Varsity845 boys’ soccer All-Stars will appear in print and online this Sunday, so check back soon for that. Offensive Player of the Year Class AA – Bruce Jeter, Monroe-Woodbury, Jr. Class A – Sean Cray, Wallkill, Soph. [...]

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Jeter, O’Neill earn All-American honors

Monroe-Woodbury junior forward Bruce Jeter was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-American team on Monday. Jeter scored 26 goals and made eight assists, leading Monroe-Woodbury to a Section 9 Class AA title and a berth in the state semifinals. No Monroe-Woodbury team had ever advanced that deep into the state tournament. [...]

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VIDEO: Boys soccer state tournament celebration highlights

MIDDLETOWN – When practice starts in August, hundreds of boys’ soccer teams from all across New York State, from the south fork of Long Island to Niagara Falls, dream of one thing. Celebrating on Faller Field in the middle of November. The 2013 boys’ soccer season wrapped up on Sunday at Middletown High School with [...]

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