Mount Laurel 7 Gold (pictured)
Mount Laurel capped its summer season by taking first place at the Bob DiDonato Memorial Baseball Tournament in Glendora. The 7-year-old squad won a thrilling championship game in extra innings, 9-8. Head coach Anthony Mascuilli was assisted by Pete Meosky, Scott Binder and Jeff Freedman.
Marlton Cardinals U-11 baseball team
Over the course of about three months this past summer, the Marlton Youth Baseball U-11 Cardinals won four championships, including the Summer Slam title, Marlton Mayhem crown, a district title and a state championship. The state crown came with a victory over Sacred Heart at the Cal Ripken 46/60 Tournament in Mount Laurel. They ended their season with a record of 16 wins and only five losses, a .762 winning percentage.
Washington United Arsenal U-15 boys soccer team
The Arsenal, led by coach Brad Yates, won the NJYS State Cup Tournament earlier this year. The boys defeated Wall SC in the semifinals, 5-3, in a game that was tied at 3 at the end of regulation. In the championship game, the Arsenal edged FC New Jersey, 1-0, as Ryan Logar scored the only goal on a header. They finished the season with a 16-3-3 record.
Woodcrest Red volleyball team
Woodcrest Swim Club’s adult volleyball team, the Woodcrest Red Team, was honored by the Cherry Hill Township Council after being named champions of the Cherry Hill Association of Pools Volleyball League. The Red Team had an astounding 25-5 record during the regular season and went 9-1 during the playoffs to secure the championship.
Haddonfield 9-10 baseball team
The Haddonfield 9-10-year-old baseball team claimed the District 13 championship this summer, as it went 4-1 in the tournament. Haddonfield capped the tourney with a 10-8 win over Cherry Hill American. Bob Spinelli, John LaProcido and Darren DiMedio coached the team.
Rowan University field hockey team
Rowan University was the place to be on Sept. 28, as the Profs set an NCAA Division III record for attendance at a field hockey game by drawing 1,958 fans to their matchup against visiting Neumann. The Profs rewarded the crowd at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium with an impressive 10-2 victory. Rowan shattered the previous Division III record by 948 fans and also surpassed the Division II attendance mark.
Medford SC Blue Storm
The Medford Soccer Club Blue Storm, a U-11 girls soccer team, got the fall season off to a great start. In their first three games together, the girls went undefeated at the Pittsgrove Labor Day Tournament. Medford defeated the TBAA Titans and the Swedesboro Wolves and tied the Pittsgrove Rush to finish second in its division.
Moorestown Friends School girls tennis team
The Moorestown Friends girls tennis team earned a surprise win by taking the team title at the Burlington County Open. Freshmen Grace Kim and Jess Ferber earned upset victories at first and second singles, respectively. Kim defeated reigning champion Breezy Maravich of Moorestown, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, while Ferber topped Moorestown’s Kelly Hopkins, 6-4, 6-1. Katie Teitelbaum also prevailed at third singles, while the duo of Erin Chen and Paige Hurley sealed the team crown with their three-set win at No. 1 doubles.
Eastern Junior Vikings 70-pound football team
The Junior Vikings 70-pound youth team, a member of the South Jersey Elite League, kicked off the 2013 season with an exciting 40-33 victory over the Winslow Eagles. Their 40-point total was the highest out of all 14 teams in the league for opening weekend.
Gloucester County College women’s tennis team
The GCC women’s tennis team wrapped up the regular season with a perfect 13-0 record during a 9-0 shutout against Northampton Community College on Oct. 5. The team has won 24 straight matches between 2012 and 2013. The highlight this year was the team championship at the 14-team Mercer Invitational. Vicky Russell, Kelly Stanton, Marthalynn Johnson and Madison Underwood all won singles titles for the Roadrunners, who are the defending national champions.
Washington Township High School boys soccer team
The Minutemen got the 2013 season off to a scorching start, as they reached the midpoint of the regular season with an undefeated record. After a 3-0 victory over Olympic Conference American Division rival Shawnee, Washington Township was sitting at 9-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play.
Haddonfield High School boys cross country
The Bulldawgs enjoyed an impressive showing at the Shore Coaches Invitational, placing second in the team standings of the Championship Division. Haddonfield runners averaged a time of 16:50 on the Holmdel Park course as they finished as the top New Jersey team.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 8 (October, 2013).
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