Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00
The Great Neck Strikers boys U-9 team capped off a tremendous fall season this past Sunday with a 2-1 win over another undefeated team from Queens, winning their division convincingly with 7-0-1 record. This team has come a long way from one year ago when they were just formed and won one game in the fall, finished second in the spring and now winning it all this fall with a first and two second place tournament finishes in between. This is all a direct result of the boys’ hard work and dedication which includes twice a week practices with a nine game schedule per season (fall/spring) on the weekends as well as three local tournaments. Players (l. to r.): Dennis Gal, Alex Geula, Ryan Sheena, Luke Hakimian, Jackson Cronin, Attilio Lamoretti, Ty Weber, Jack Nathan, Jesse Witt, Jonathan Javaheri, Nick Moundros, Damien Chafe, Isaac Turofsky and missing Dylan Solomon; Back row left to right: Trainer Horlan Smith, Coach Michael Lamoretti, Coach Ben Turofsky and missing Coach Rod Nathan.
The Strikers are a Great Neck Soccer Club team which has numerous boys and girls travel teams currently ranging in age from 7 or second grade to 16 or sophomores in High School. This is a tremendous organization and asset to the community which helps feed the middle schools and eventually the high school teams as evidenced by the strong finishes by both North and South varsity boys and girls soccer teams.