Congratulations to all of our participating summer team players!
Mercer FC entered 10 of its teams into summer 2015 tournament play with strong competition provided from all over the north east USA. In some of the brackets, our teams faced National Champions as well as routinely facing teams ranked within the top 50 Nationally. It was great to see that even under these conditions our teams still came out with good levels of success.
Great job guys, we look forward to seeing you all on pre-season in a couple of weeks!
Mercer FC Girls show well at National Elite Womens Showcase
Mercer FC Girls showed well at the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase (NEWSS) in Long Island on Thanksgiving weekend. The College Showcase tournament attracts some of the top talent from the East coast as well as the strongest teams from Canada.
The U13 Spurs (pictured) ended as finalists won their group after overcoming competition from New York (LaGrange and PTSA) and Eastern Penn, narrowly losing out 1-0 in the final 5 minutes of an entertaining game against Yankee United of CT.
The U15 Magic playing in the Elite group ended up as semi finalists after solid victories against FC Revolution of PAE and local team Albertson Fury only to come up short in a 1-0 loss to highly ranked Toms River Everton.
The girls can be proud after representing their club well once again at such a prestigious event.
Spurs Finalists in National Girls No. 1 Tournament
Mercer FC Spurs U13G - FC Stars of Mass
Mercer Spurs had a great weekend up at the number one Nationally ranked FC Stars of Mass tournament held in Boston, Massachusetts.
Spurs opened up group play with a spirited defensive display resulting in a 0-0 tie against the highly ranked World Class Academy from New York, followed up with a 1-0 win over NJ Crush, leaving us top of the table at close of play on Saturday night.
Sunday saw us matched up against the number 2 team in New Hampshire, Global Premier Soccer, the girls came out tough with a 2-1 win with goals from Kelli and Amanda seeing us safely into the final.
We then went on to contest a very close game in the final, where we played local club the Boston Breakers. Our girls dominated large passages of play but ended up narrowly losing 2-1 to a PK in the final 3 minutes of play. The girls played hard and got progressively better as the weekend went on, this sets us up nicely for our EDP league campaign.
Great job girls, looking forwards to a great season!
Mercer Magic Finish Strong to Win National Elite Womens Showcase
Mercer Magic at Natonal Elite Womens Soccer Showcase
Mercer Magic finished the season strong by winning the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase. Playing against FC Westchester Academy (Won 5-0), HBC FCNY (won 5-0), Lake Grove Dynamite (tied 0-0) and closing out with a 4-0 win against TSF Academy capped an excellent weekend of soccer.
The win moves the girls up to number 5 in the State and 27th Nationally.
The girls ended the season losing only once in their last 10 games, to a team ranked in the top 10 in the country. After a tough transition to the highest ranked EDP flight the girls have adapted excellently as we look forward to the winter and spring seasons.