December, 2012


Soccer stadium poll sounds dubious

Major League Soccer is a private, for-profit sports businesses and much hoopla was announced over a poll of people in Queens indicating 71 percent support a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 21 percent are against it and 8 percent are undecided (“Survey finds Queens wants soccer stadium,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Nov. 15-21). Comments (2)

November, 2012


MLS nearing accord for Queens stadium

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hinted Monday that the league and the city have nearly hammered out a broad agreement for a 25,000-capacity stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (5)

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Flushing Times

Archbishop Molloy captures soccer title

Justin Thompson has been waiting for his Archbishop Molloy teammates to deliver on a promise they made to him at the beginning of the 2012 season. Comment

Newtown soccer induces high emotion in final loss

The final minutes of Friday night’s PSAL Class B boys’ soccer championship brought a dramatic swing of emotions for Newtown and Coach Eric Wozniak, not providing the ending he wanted. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

McClancy sinks rival for title

The CHSAA Class A boys’ soccer championship game looked a lot like this season’s first two meetings between St. Joseph’s by the Sea and Monsignor McClancy. Comment
Long Island City

Aviation’s amazing run ends in final

Aviation senior goalkeeper George Vlahakis went to each of his teammates and shook their hands as they sat and watched the Martin Luther King Jr. players receive their championship awards. Comment

MLS survey finds Queens wants soccer stadium

Major League Soccer released a survey last week showing that seven out of 10 Queens residents support building a new 25,000-capacity stadium in Queens. Comments (12)
East Elmhurst

Mifsud’s hat trick sends defending champ McClancy back to final

There is a running joke around the Monsignor McClancy soccer team about Joey Mifsud. Comment
South Ozone Park

John Adams takes third loss in playoffs

Alex Navarrete plans on tossing and turning all night. Losing in the quarterfinals for three straight years will keep a coach up. Comment
Middle Village

CK girls celebrate second-straight title

Christ the King’s first girls’ soccer diocesan title brought a visible outpouring of emotion after the final whistle last season. The Royals’ second-straight crown Monday brought with it a more reserved, but deeper satisfaction because of the program’s growth and the fact that a different group of players started this time around. Comment
Long Island City

Aviation boys continue fortuitous postseason

Mario Cotumaccio admitted that he didn’t think his beaten-down Aviation team could continue its improbable run. The coach’s team was tired, having played three games in as many days, and injured after a physical second round contest against Francis Lewis. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Terriers hang tough in loss against Fordham Prep squad

It appeared St. Francis Prep boys’ soccer had found the equalizer with Fordham Prep up a goal and time slowly growing short. The moment didn’t last long. Comment

Queens College bolsters athletics staff for season

With the 2012-13 school year underway, Queens College Athletics announced the addition of nine new staff members. Comment
Flushing Times

Ray losses home, leads Molloy to semifinal win

Chris Ray received a sobering reminder of how lucky he felt before scoring the biggest goal of his career. In the morning the Archbishop Molloy sophomore worked on his flooded house on 130th Street in Belle Harbor, which saw many homes burn down during Hurricane Sandy. It added some emotion as he headed to Belson Stadium later that night for the team’s semifinal game. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Georgetown eliminates SJU from Big East tournament

St. John’s’ defense of its Big East tournament title ended quickly in a 2-1 defeat by a high-powered Georgetown team in men’s soccer quarterfinals Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Comment
Middle Village

Christ the King soccer suffers heartwrenching defeat in CHSAA quarterfinals

A penalty kick began a wild Christ the King rally and brought it to an end. Comment

October, 2012

Jackson Heights

Misfud leads McClancy charge over St. Edmund

Joey Misfud admitted that the wet conditions did not provide the greatest of playing conditions at All-American Field, but it and St. Edmunds couldn’t slip up his McClancy team. They defeated Eagles 4-1 in CHSAA Class A South division boys’ soccer Friday afternoon. Misfud led the way with two goals and had a hand in three of the Crusaders’ four scores by winning a penalty kick. Comment
South Ozone Park

John Adams wins boro title for third consecutive year

The division-clinching game reinforced everything Alex Navarette believed about his veteran team. Comment

Diary: Bayside soccer star treasures what it means to be part of a team

So far my senior year has been amazing. Thanks to my parents, coaches, teammates and friends, this year couldn’t be getting any better. Comment
Middle Village

Royals soccer captures title

Sarah Nolan showed the poise and patience she has been striving for. Comment
Flushing Times

Molloy holds strong in hunt for Catholic soccer crown

Nick Matusewicz realizes good things are happening when the ball finds Denes Kostel. That’s why dribbling the ball deep while along the box he had his eyes on the budding junior. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Queens soccer clubs dominate the pitch

The top boys’ soccer teams from Queens have proven to be kings of the CHSAA so far. Comment

St. John’s Prep not discouraged by loss to rival St. Edmund

First-year soccer head coach Adam Rohan may be new to the St. John’s Prep-St. Edmund’s Prep rivalry, but he knows losing is not an option. Comments (3)

Queens HS for Teaching dominates in B after demotion

Queens High School of Teaching took its fair share of lumps playing in PSAL Class A division. However, things have changed this season. The Tigers are unbeaten after being moved down to the “B” and have racked up wins, including a 5-1 victory over Robert Wagner last Friday afternoon at Queens Farm Park. The last season QHST was in the “B,” it won the city title in 2008. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s Bedoya lifts up team after red card against UConn

Danny Bedoya was determined to make his first home start a memorable one. Comment

Soccer group outlines Qns stadium plans

Major League Soccer rolled out the preliminary outline last week for its plan to construct a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment
Forest Hills

Forest Hills soccer mounts comeback over rival LIC

Kayra Isdith had already twice failed to score on breakaways as she slipped past the sweeper to get one-on-one with the goalie. Comment

Diary: Soccer star explains why she chose to commit to Marist

Ever since I was younger, my dream was to play soccer at the Division I level. Finally, after years of hard work, this dream has come true. After my official visit Sept. 22, I verbally c Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep shuts out Christ the King

Christ the King is the only team to beat St. Francis Prep this season. So when the Terriers had a chance to avenge their season-opening loss, SFP did so emphatically. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s beats Cincinnati, heads into battle for first in Big East Red Division

Jelani Williams sees St. John’s three-goal, second-half outburst as exactly what his team is capable of when things are clicking. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis works to overcome early season slump

The plight of the early soccer season for Mary Louis has been to find the scoring complements around star Therese Boyle. Comment

Soccer stadium plans announced for Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The commissioner of Major League Soccer met with the Queens press corps Friday morning to discuss the outfit’s plans to build a 25,000-seat stadium on city-owned land in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Bayside nearly snaps 62-game Lewis streak

It’s been some time since Francis Lewis lost a league game, and no team has come closer to ending that streak than rival Bayside. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Redzematovic becomes Terriers’ top all-time goal scorer

For St. Francis Prep senior Kenny Redzematovic, the rise to the top of his school’s all-time goal scoring list wasn’t entirely an individual achievement. Comment

Soccer Stadium Right for Queens

We applaud the plan to build of a 25,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium in Queens. Comments (2)

September, 2012

Kew Gardens Hills

Knights soccer beats Nyack in second OT

The Knights women’s soccer team earned a hard-fought 2-1 double-overtime victory on the road against the host Nyack Warriors last week to move to 4-1-1 in the 2012 season. Comment

St. Francis Prep senior leads young soccer squad

Success isn’t supposed to come this early for a roster dependent on the play of a host of freshmen and sophomores. That’s why Aimée Kasmally couldn’t help but crack a smile of approval when asked about this year’s St. Francis Prep soccer squad. Comment

Bayside’s Glazer commits to Marist soccer

D.J. Glazer has just accomplished what her father strived to do. Comment

Bayside’s Glazer commits to Marist soccer

D.J. Glazer has just accomplished what her father strived to do. Comment

Soccer star talks about life on the pitch at Bayside High School

Hi! My name is Danielle Jessica Glazer, but most people call me “D.J.” for short. Throughout the years many people have asked me where my nickname came from. During Comments (1)
Middle Village

CK’s Mulic plays tough on field against TMLA

Medina Mulic has been a goal-scoring machine in her first season at Christ the King, scoring seven times in the first two games. Comment
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s on top of Big Apple women’s soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team took its place as the top program in New York City Sunday night as the Red Storm capped off its two-game, two-borough road trip with a 2-1 overtime win at Columbia. Comment
Queensboro Hill

Townsend Harris soccer beats LIC under McFadden leadership

The tears began to flow for Olivia McFadden even before the ball left her foot. Comment

Put soccer stadium at Willets Pt.

Concerning Willets Point, wouldn’t it be easier on everyone if the city put an international soccer stadium there? Comment
Middle Village

Royals eyeing BQ title run

While the Christ the King roster may have changed and gotten younger, John Fayad’s confidence in his players is unwavering. Comment

Queens College soccer ranked sixth in preseason

Coming off a triumphant 2011 campaign in which they surprised their ECC rivals by reaching the conference playoffs, the Knights are looking to build on their success in 2012. Comment

August, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women’s soccer beats George Mason

Reminiscent of last year’s contest at George Mason, the St. John’s women’s soccer team’s season-opener took nearly four hours to complete before the Red Storm could record a 2-0 victory. Comment

Girls’ soccer coaches agree with PSAL breakup

PSAL girls’ soccer coaches applauded the league’s new division alignments, saying it will bring competitive balance and allow programs to grow in the Class A and B divisions. Comment
Jamaica Estates

SJU soccer ranked No. 15 ahead of season

Already tabbed as the favorites to win the Big East Red Division, the defending Big East Tournament champion St. John’s University’s men’s soccer team has added another preseason accolade, as the squad has been ranked No. 15 in the Preseason National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 Rankings. Comment

July, 2012

South Ozone Park

Soccer star helps youngsters get kicks at Resorts World

An international soccer star from across the pond landed in the city last week to help youngsters get their kicks in South Ozone Park Comment
Little Neck

Little Neck Titans celebrate almost perfect soccer season

The girls of the U16 Little Neck Titans celebrated an almost perfect season, kicking their way through a 4-0 victory over the Northport Cow Harbor team last month to earn their second Long Island Junior Soccer League division title. Comment

League eyes Flushing park for soccer stadium project

A nationwide soccer league is hoping to build a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which already has some lawmakers cheering. Comments (1)

June, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis soccer star Bedoya gets big kudos

It was Danny Bedoya in a nutshell. Comment
Jamaica Estates

NCAA spotlights men’s tennis and women’s soccer, golf

The St. John’s University women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s golf squads were among the 950-plus Division I sports teams recognized by the NCAA for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program. Comment
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