Spirit United Soccer Club

2006 News Archive

Celtic won Delco League Champions

December 10, 2006—The U13 boys Celtic, won the Delco League Championships 2-0 over FC Delco. Sean McCafferty is the head coach, Lee Martin and Erik Dasbach are the assistant coaches. Congratulations to all the players!

Coppa 82 undefeated and Delco League Champions

December 3, 2006—Spikes $89 . . . Shin Guards $19.99 . . . Pizza & soda with your teammates at the "Coppa 82" Pizza Restaurant & Bar after winning the Delco League Championship — Priceless!
     The U14 boys, "Coppa 82" sponsored team, capped off an undefeated Delco League season with a playoff championship final victory over The Crystal Palace Football Club out of Baltimore Maryland. Coach Bennie Jaszczyszyn credited the players for all of their hard work and the parents and sponsor for their support. Special thanks from Bennie also went out to the Spirit United Soccer Club, the Delco Delegate (Juan Lazares), and the Delco League for all of their assistance during a very tough but successful season.

Fusion win at the Deep Run Turkey Classic

November 30, 2006—It has been hard to stop the SUSC U14 girls, FUSION, this fall! They went undefeated in their PAGS fall season, were Champions at the WCUSC Summer Classic, Finalists at the SUSC Kick-Off Classic, and finished with an impressive Championship win at the Deep Run Turkey Classic. The girls are looking forward to a competitive indoor and spring season.

Frenzy—PAGS Premier Finalists

November 23, 2006—Congratulations to the Spirit United Frenzy U12 girls who finished the fall 2006 season as finalists in the PAGS Premier division. The team earned a spot in the playoffs with a league record of 6-2-1. In their semi-final match, the Frenzy defeated the division's first place team, Deep Run, in a game that was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2 overtime periods, with the winner decided by penalty kicks (4-3 Frenzy). The team advanced to the championship final against Concord Magic on the next day. Concord came to play and Frenzy just couldn't find the rhythm. Concord Magic won 3-0 over the Frenzy. Congratulations to Concord for a well played game that led them to the championship. As for the Frenzy, last year they finished second from the bottom of the league and this year they finished second from the top. Great job girls!

Region I Players Selected for the National Team

November 20, 2006Melvin Snoh has been selected for the U14 National Team. He plays on the Spirit U13 Celtic team coached by Sean McCafferty. Congratulations!

Lightning Strikes Again!

November 20, 2006—The U-13 Spirit United Lightning girls struck gold competing in the premiere 1 division at the Hempfield soccer classic this weekend. The girls started off on Saturday with wins over the Pittsburgh Puma's and the Montgomery Mustangs by the score of 2 -1 in both contests. They followed up with a win over the Penn forest fusion by the same score 2-1 on Sunday morning and captured the championship with a thrilling win over Pa. Classic Premiere 2-1 in a shoot out. Great job girls!!! The girls are coached by Wes Davis & Meredith Yakscoe- Markle.

Downingtown West — 2006 PIAA State Champions

Photo credit—Downingtown Sports Photography

November 19, 2006Congratulations to Downingtown West High School on winning the 2006 PIAA State Championship. The Whippets won 2-0 over Moon Township in the PIAA Class AAA title match at Hersheypark Stadium. Wes Davis, coach of the U-13 Lightning is the assistant coach for Downingtown West. Congratulations!!

Lightning Shines at Parsippany

November 13, 2006—The U-13 Spirit United Lightning had a great showing by taking second place in the Parsippany Pride Invitational Soccer Tournament. playing in the premier division.The girls only allowed one goal all weekend and hit the back of the net five times. They played a hard fought championship game against the Montclair EZ Passers and the game was finally decieded in double overtime 1-0 on a penalty kick. Great job girls!

Girls District 1 AA Champions

Congratulations to Joe Corba and Takiyah Thomas, coaches of the West Chester Bayard Rustin Varsity Girls' Soccer Team on their District 1 AA Soccer Championship, in the team's first year of existence. Joe is also the coach of the Surge (U16 Girls) and Takiyah is also the coach of the Freedom (U12 Girls). Good Luck at States!

Frenzy take the Frederick Cup

October 8, 2006—Congratulations to the U12 Girls Frenzy for their first place finish in the top division at the Kirkwood Girls Premier Columbus Day Frederick Cup. Using a combination of speed, skill, and teamwork, the Frenzy finished with a perfect 5-0 record, while scoring 14 goals, and allowing only two. In bracket play the Frenzy won all three games. The first against FC DELCO 3-0, followed by FC Frederick Premier 3-1. In their final game of bracket play they beat Century United 2-0. The Frenzy went on to beat FC Buck Force 4-1in the semi-finals, and put it all together in the finals beating FC DELCO for the second time in just two days 2-0.Congratulations, girls, your hard work and commitment are paying off.

Spirit United Blue (U9 Boys) placed 2nd in the YMS Columbus Day tournament on October 7th and 8th.

Pictured from left to right (back row) Coach Joe Levan, Levi Maruca, Ian Wilson, Eli Gofort, Drew Brennan, Jordan Ambrose, Chris McFadden and Coach Craig Scangarella. (front row) Sam Goforth, Clay Moyer, Chris McFarland, Luke McGinley and Alex Potter.

Chaos win at Colleen Reilly Tournament

Front Row (L to R) Alexis Noles, Kate Weil, Emily Carlin, Alex Simmons, Celia Hanss, Audrey Forbes, Megan Updegraff. Second Row (L to R) Kristen Hanley, Tracey Weaver, Erin Davies , Caitlin Lentz, Kaela Fortino, Ashley Hamilton. Back Row (L to R) Team Mgr. Mike Weaver, Jackie Fuhrman, Jessica Henderson, Meghan Staudt, Coach Gwen Ferrier

September 10, 2006—Spirit U15 girls, Chaos traveled to Horsham and placed 1st in the 2006 Colleen Reilly Tournament, top division, finishing with a 4-0 record. The Chaos girls frustrated their opponents playing an intense offense hitting the back of the net 12 times while only allowing two goals against. The Chaos will play in Division One in PAGS (Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer) league for the 2006/07 season.

Fusion were finalists at the Kick-Off Classic

August 25, 2006—The U14 girls, Fusion were finalists at the Kick-Off Classic in the U14 Gold Division. To date the team has only let up 3 goals in the past 11 games! They lost a tough battle to the Ukranian Nationals for the championship game but had beaten them earlier in the day during the qualifying round. Keep up the "Spirit" Fusion!

Hurricanes finish 2nd at Kick-Off Classic tourney

Kneeling (left to right): Colin Congleton, Matt Mac Crory, Ryan Updegraff, Mitch Donnachie, Mark Abi-Kattar, Paul Morsov, Steven Callaghan, Nate Emery. Standing (left to right): Joe Mac Crory (Mgr), Ben Nall, Matt Myers, Luke Guyer, Ian Harrigan, Andrew Milowsky, Mikey Cross, TJ Nelson, Freddie Wachter, Andre Negahban (Coach)

August 23, 2006—The U12 Hurricanes finished 2nd in the Kick-Off Classic tournament. The team lost a few players to injuries during the tournament but played hard and finished with a 2-1-1 record. The Hurricanes have either won or placed 2nd in the last 5 tournaments — congratulations boys!

August 17, 2006Coppa 82, the under 14 boys sponsored by Coppa 82 Pizza Bar and Italian Restaurant were Champions at the West Chester Classic. The boys scored sixteen goals while giving up only two over the four games of the tournament. The team is coached by Bennie Jaszczyszyn.

August 14, 2006Fusion, U-14 girls won the Gold division at the WCUSC Summer Classic. They only let up one goal during the 4 games. The team is coached by Kurt Worley, Peter Manning-Smith, and John Calcatera.

August 10, 2006—The Spirit United Fusion Under 11 girls won at the West Chester Tournament this past weekend. The team went 4-0 winning the championship on penalty kicks. Congratulations girls!

August 7, 2006—The Spirit United Blue Under 9 boys captured 2nd Place this past weekend at the West Chester Summer Classic with 2 wins, 1 lost and 1 tie. The members of the team are from left to right (back row) Chris McFadden, Jordan Ambrose, Drew Bennett and Eli Goforth. (Front Row) Clay Moyer, Chris McFarland, Levi Maruca, Samuel Goforth and Ian Wilson. Missing from the picture are Alex Potter and Luke McGinley. The team is coached by Craig Scangarella and Joe Levan.

Gaels finish as finalist at National Championships

It took overtime to decide who would raise the Laura Moynihan Cup as the US Youth Soccer Under-17 Girls National Champions. Eclipse Select (IL) and Spirit United Gaels were tied 1-1 at the end of the regulation time. But after two 15 min. of overtime, the Gaels fell 1-4 to Eclipse Select.

At National, the Gaels tied 0-0 with the Eclipse on the first day of competition. On the second day, they won 3-2 over Mustang Blast (CA). Another 2-2 tie against Dallas Texan 89 Red (TX) on the third day. The Gaels finished second in the group play and faced the first place, Eclipse in the Championships game.

The Gaels had a great run through State Cups, Regions and Nationals. They became the first Spirit team to play in the final at National Championships. Congratulations to all of the ladies and Coaches Sean McCafferty and Jon Peirce for a wonderful year!

2006 Region I Champions
Congratulations to all of the players from the Celtic (U12 Boys) and Gaels (U17 Girls) for winning the Regional Championship today (July 4th)!

Congratulations to the coaching staff!
Head Coach Sean McCafferty (Celtic & Gaels)
Asst. Coach Jon Peirce (Gaels)
Asst. Coach Lee Martin (Celtic)
Asst. Coach Erik Dasbach (Celtic)

The Gaels will be heading to Des Moines, Iowa to compete for the National Championship from July 26 - 30.

Gaels U17 Girls—Region I Champions

Celtic U12 Boys—Region I Champions

Gaels won U-17 State Championship . . . second for Coach McCafferty

June 19, 2006—Congratulations to the Spirit United Gaels [U-17 Girls] for winning the state championship! The Gaels won 2-1 over PA Strikers. The Gaels are coached by Sean McCafferty. He will be busy at Regionals with the Gaels and the Celtic. Good luck in Virginia Beach!

Lightning Girls Bring Home Championship

June 12, 2006—The U-12 Lightning team coached by Wes Davis brought home the championship medal of their division at the PAGS tournament. In the first three preliminary games, the team came through with 2 wins and one tie giving up no goals to any opponent! The championship game was fought against Wyoming Valley going into overtime and a shoot-out. Well done team!

Thunder Wins Championship at YMS Epic

June 1, 2006—The U10 Thunder won the white division at the YMS Epic this past Mother's Day weekend. Their persistence, endurance and hard work payed off, as they won 3 games, and tied 1. They scored a total of 19 goals, while giving up only 7. Go Thunder!

U15 Legend Runner-up at Chesapeake Cup

Standing: Asst. Coach Ed Salvitti, Sarah Hindman, Sarah Naylor, Jordan Aquadro, Gina Temple, Kathryn Cudemo, Jenna Bair, Carly Russell, Lauren Smoczynski, Mgr. Morris Shelton Kneeling: Kelsey Sward, Audrey Forbes, Stephanie Salvitti, Lauren Shelton, Kristen Massey, Emily Talis

April 17, 2006—The Spirit Legend U15 Girls took home runner-up hardware in the Chesapeake Cup Classic in Elkton, MD, on Saturday, April 15. The team, led by Assistant Coach Ed Salvitti, played outstanding defense in every contest. The Legend only lost one game a tough 2-0 contest to the Baltimore Shakedown SC in the Championship game in route to claiming the second place trophy.

U11 Hurricanes Win Nether Field of Dreams Tourney

: Sean Engle, Jason Hall, Matt Mac Crory, TJ Nelson, Ian Harrigan, Steven Callaghan, Luke Guyer, Andrew Milowsky, Coach Andre Negahban. Kneeling: Zack Schaule, Tyler Lantz, Colin Congleton, Freddie Wachter, Ryan Updegraff, Mitch Donnachie

April 15, 2006—U11 Spirit United Hurricanes boys are on a streak winning tourneys at Far Post, placing 2nd in USTC outdoor tourney, and are champions of the Nether Field of Dreams tourney. The boys posted wins against Ridley and Kirkwood and tied Nether. The team is pictured with their championship trophies.

Hurricanes Won at The Far Post

Standing: Coach Andre Neghban, Matt MacCrory, Ian Harrigan, Freddie Wachter, Andrew Milowsky, Luke Guyer, Sean Engle, Mike Cross, Steven Callaghan. Kneeling: Jason Hall, Tyler Lantz, TJ Nelson, Nate Emery, Mitch Donnachie, Zack Schaule, Ryan Updegraff, Colin Con

February 20, 2006—Hurricanes U11 Boys win indoor tournament at The Far Post. The boys posted wins again against a local select team (3-0) and against Concord Crew (3-0), and lost 0-1 against Philly soccer. The championship game was a rematch against Philly soccer and Spirit reversed the previous game by winning 1-0 and taking the championship. The boys are pictured here wearing their championship shirts.

Legend U15 Girls are Champions

Standing: Coach Talezbadeh, Jenna Bair, Kristen Massey, Kathryn Cudemo, Kelsey Sward, Sarah Hindman, Asst. Coach Ed Salvitti Sitting: Stephanie Salvitti, Meghan Morley, Audrey Forbes, Lauren Shelton, Roxy Talezbadeh

February 14, 2006—On Saturday, January 29, 2006, the Spirit Legend U15 Girls won all four games en route to the Action Sports Indoor U 14/15 Championship at Action Sports in Pottstown. The final game was a tough 1 - 0 victory in the Championship game over Whitpan FC, a cup level competitior. Led by strong defensive play, the Legend allowed only one goal during the competition while a balanced attack on the offensive side of the ball provided the spark to win the championship. Scoring was led by Stephanie Salvitti and Lauren Shelton with 3 goals each, Audrey Forbes with two, including the game winner in the championship game and Meghan Morley with one.

Three Boys Teams Will Participate at the Jefferson Cup

Three of Spirit United's boys teams were accepted into the prestigious Jefferson Cup, held in Richmond, VA each year. This tournament will take place on the weekend of March 18, 19. The U12 Celtic, U13 Coppa 82 and the U15 Premier teams have all been placed in the highest divisions of their respective age groups. It is the 6th year in a row that the current U15 Premier team (coached by Joe Levan, Aaron Thomas and Mike Glauner) have participated in the Jefferson Cup; they were finalists in 2003 and 2004 and were champions of their division in 2005. Congratulations and good luck to these teams!

Coppa 82 are Champions Inside and Out!

January 9, 2006—The reigning EPYSA Outdoor State Cup Champions (Spirit United Coppa 82—U13 Boys) are now also the new Indoor State Cup Champions. The boys went undefeated as they bested a 24 team field at Hershey this past weekend with wins over Brandywine United, West Chester United, and Deep Run to win their division. Shutout wins over the PA Classics and Feltonville in the quarter finals and semi finals put Coppa 82 into the finals against a tough FC Delco squad. A hard fought 2 – 0 shutout victory gave Bennie Jasczczyszyn’s boys the championship. Victory tasted as good as a meal at their sponsor’s restaurant. Great effort Coppa 82!

Gaels Won Disney Soccer Showcase

January 6, 2006—The U17 Spirit United Gaels put in a dominating performance to win the U17 Predator Division of the nationally renowned Disney Soccer Showcase tournament in Orlando, Florida. The four day tournament was held at Disney's Wild World of Sports, December 30 thru Jan 2. The Gaels tied the state champions from Georgia and beat regional champions from northern California and Illinois during the qualifying round. They went on to beat the Ohio and South Carolina state champions in the semi finals and finals. Congratulations to the Gaels who are coached by Head Coach Sean McCafferty and Ass't. Coach Jon Pierce!

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