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Spring Recap

Updated: Jul 11

We had a very eventful spring, with two state champions, and numerous league and tournament championships and finalist appearances! Read below for some highlights!

 

States and Regionals:


We are so proud of our Torpedoes 2008 Boys' Red Team, who made it all the way to the USYS Regional Final. The boys fought hard through regulation and overtime to a 1-1 tie, but suffered heart break penalty kicks. The boys played a great game and had chances to win both in regulation and over time. Coach Andy Meaney said "I could not be prouder of the boys. Not just for their fortitude this week, but all season. I know they will come back stronger and more determined than ever next season, as that is the character we have in the group." The boys had previously won the NJYS Boys' U14 Championship to qualify for Regionals. Congrats on a great run boys!!!



Our 2010 Boys' Red Team had a tremendous showing at the USYS Eastern Regionals. The team qualified by winning the NJYS Boys' U12 Championship, and then won two and tied one at the Region 1 Finals, narrowly missing out on a place in the semifinal on goal differential. We are proud of the great effort put in by the team and coaches!!!


 

Tournaments and League Results:

2006 Girls' Elite at the Phoenix Cup in Arizona

Congrats to Luke Terkowski’s 2006 Girls Elite, who were Finalists at the Phoenix Cup in Arizona. Way to go girls!

Congratulations to our 2007 Boys, who were U16 NCSANJ Champions! The boys compiled a record of 6-2 , outscoring their opponents 38-28 over the course of the season.




2008 Boys' Red EDP Spring Classic


We would like to congratulate our 2008 Boys' Red Team, who won the top bracket at the EDP Spring Classic! Torpedoes went 4-0 without conceding a goal. In the championship game, the team defeated Morris Elite 1-0, thanks to a fine run by Caden O'Connell, who set up John Semelsberger for the winning goal, and a quality defensive effort for the shutour. Congrats Boys!!!



Our U14 (2008) Girls' Red Team reeled off three wins against Freehold, Marlboro, and CSA Bergen to go undefeated in the prelims (with a 13-3 cumulative goal differential) at the Manalapan Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. They advanced to the final, where they fought to a 4-4 tie with Manalapan, before winning in PKs! Way to go girls!


2008 Boys' White- FC Berna Champions!!!

Congratulations to Coach Kriss Bowden and his 2008 (U14) Boys' White Team, who were Champions of the top flighted bracket at the FC Berna Tournament! The boys finished off a very strong EDP Spring Season in style, with an impressive 4 wins in 4 games without conceding a goal. Great job boys!!!



Congratulations to Coach Steve and our 2010 Girls' Red Team, who ended the season UNDEFEATED in LEAGUE AND TOURNAMENT PLAY and took home the 2010 NCSANJ League Title! In addition to winning the league, they won the Manalapan Tournament by besting their opponents 1-0, 3-1, and 5-2 before winning the championship 1-0.


Congratulations to Kriss Bowden's 2010 (U12) Boys' White Team, who went undefeated to become U12 Maroons Father's Day Tournament Champions. The win rounds out a great spring season in which the boys finished in second place, playing 11v11 up a year, at U13 in Northern Counties, narrowly missing out on first place by a point.

Congratulations to Dilly Duka and the Boys' 2011 White Team, who placed second in the Manalapan Memorial Day Tournament and were Co-Champions of the Ridgewood Father's Day Tournament.






Our 2011 Boys' Red team, coached by Argjent Duka, were Undefeated Champions of the EDP U11 Boys' Central Atlantic Premier lll League! They outscored their opponents 52 to 18 on the season, for a goal differential of 34 points! Congratulations boys! The team also won the FC Delco Spring Invitational, beating Delmarva Blast 3-0, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Black 4-2, and FC Delco 3-0 to take the title. Well done boys!!!

Our 2011 Girls' Red Team won the Manalapan Memorial Weekend Tournament in a shootout, after dominating in their preliminary matches.



Our Torpedoes Boys' 2012 Red Team won the FC Delco Players Cup! They won 4 games on Saturday and Sunday and then won the finals on Monday by a score of 3-1. Great effort and performance by all. Thanks to all the families for all their work over the long weekend. They also won the spring 2022 EDP U10 North Red Flight, and were Co-Champions of the Ridgewood Father's Day Tournament, playing a year up in the U11 Division. They also placed second at the Manalapan Memorial Day Weekend tournament, playing strong the whole tournament and only missing out on first place by one goal. Great job boys!

At the Gotham Game!

Russ Farr's 2012 Girls' Red Team began the season with a resounding weekend at the DTS Spring Kickoff Tournament, winning the Top 2012 Flight (by beating NJ Premier (7-0), Matchfit Shore Blue (7-1), Matchfit Mercer (6-0), and Matchfit Academy Morris Blue 5-2 in the final).


While they were unable to defend their fall title as undefeated top flight EDP League Champions, they still fought their way to an undefeated Northern Counties Championship season, their third such championship over the past four seasons (they placed second in Spring 2021). The girls also took advantage of our partnership with Gotham FC to attend a Gotham FC Game as a team!


Congratulations to Russ Farr's 2012 Girls' White Team, who finished off their season with a strong victory over Force! They also had a great showing at the FC Berna Summer Kickoff Tournament, beating NJ Crush White 5-2, Tewksbury 6-0 and tying FC Berna on their way to the final! We are so proud of you for a tremendous season!

Dominick Terkowski's 2012 Girls' Black Team won their NCSA division this spring with a record of 9-1, won their Jersey Crew Memorial Day Tournament, and came in 2nd place in the Ridgewood Father's Day Tournament. Congratulations girls!!!


The 2013 U9 Boys' Red Team, coached by Argjent Duka, finished their league play undefeated, going 10-0 playing a year up in the NCSANJ U10 A Flight. The boys also played in the top EDP Flight, and only lost once during the season. The boys had an exciting weekend at the FC Delco Cup, where they all played their hearts out, defeating PA Classics, SUSA FC, Penn Fusion and FA Academy. They made it to the finals against Philadelphia Union. It was a close game and the boys fought hard, but lost 2-1. Congratulations on yet another incredible season of building friendships, having fun and learning

Argjent Duka's 2013 U9 Red Girls put the final touches on a perfect season, finishing their (A) Flight NCSA Spring Campaign 10 & 0. They had a whopping 63 Goals for and only 10 against in league play. During the spring season, they also won numerous other awards, including the STA Spring Tournament, NCSA Cup Tournament, and Ridgewood Maroons Father's Day Tournament.

Congratulations to Argent Duka's 2014 U8 Boys' Red team, who won the Ridgewood Father's Day U9 division, playing up a year and going an undefeated 4-0. They also played up in the 2013 Boys' U9 "B" Bracket, and completed their season undefeated, going 10-0!



Our 2014 Girls Red Team played up a year, and placed first in their NCSANJ Flight! Their final record was 9-1 and they only allowed 5 goals throughout the season Congratulations Coach Dilly Duka and girls!!!

 

Additional Highlights:

We are incredibly proud of our own Ella Caldwell for being awarded the inaugural "Growing the Girls' Game" Young Olympians Scholarship, which is sponsored by US Youth Soccer and NJ ODP (Olympic Development Program). In addition, Caldwell was named the New Jersey Youth Soccer Respect Campaign Ambassador for May. Ella is a field player for the 2012 Girls' Red Torpedoes, and has been the goalkeeper for the 2011 Girls' Red Torpedoes for the last two years. She has been a member of the club since her Pre-K Clinic days, and is coached by Russell Farr and Argjent Duka, and Torpedoes in-house Goalkeeper Trainer Walter Gotrell. Read the full article about her being chosen as the the NJYS Respect Ambassador on the NJYS website here: bit.ly/3ylLxps

Thanks to our in-house trainer Coach Walter on another tremendous season of goalkeeper training! Your knowledge and passion for the game helps our players excel! Here are some of our 2011, 2012, and 2013 keepers with Coach at their last session of the season!




Finally, it was great to see Dan Costa, Luke Weis and Sam Ware finish their 11-year Torpedoes career on a high note when the U19 boys defeated Wayne 6-2 in their last Torpedoes game. Congrats on the win and best wishes next year at college!




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