December, 2013

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Terriers top TimesLedger’s best in boro list

The dawn of the new year provided us with a moment to look back on the events of the last 365 days, so I took the time to recognizes the top players, coaches and performances during the year in Queens high school sports. Here is a look at who and what made the cut. Comments (1)

November, 2013

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s bows out of NCAA tourney

In Ian Stone’s mind, his St. John’s University’s women’s soccer team’s season could have been over weeks ago. Comment
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Red Storm soccer team earns respect during historic season

The St. John’s University’s women’s soccer team continues to give us new reasons to take notice. Comment

Red Storm beats Ford to win boys’ soccer championship

St. John’s Prep erased the memory of last season’s title game defeat. Comment

Bustos’ hat trick powers Tigers to PSAL B crown

Queens High School of Teaching’s Jasmine Bustos didn’t expect to play the hero. The senior did fulfill the role masterfully by recording a hat trick in the biggest game of her career. Comment
East Elmhurst

McClancy team rallies with late goals for title

Just two minutes. That’s all Monsignor McClancy needed to change its fortunes against Kennedy Catholic and clinch its third straight city soccer title. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Terriers’ state title hopes dashed by Friars

Joseph Loboco dropped to his knees and put his head in his hands as the final horn sounded on his St. Francis Prep career and a season that went further than his team could have imagined. Comment
Jamaica Estates

SJU women’s soccer team earns NCAA tournament appearance

Georgia Kearney-Perry and her St. John’s University women’s soccer teammates were noticeably nervous waiting to hear their NCAA tournament fates at Taffner Field House. Comment
Long Island City

Aviation, Bryant fall in PSAL Class A boy’s soccer semifinals

Aviation had been able to advance through the PSAL playoffs without playing its best on offense. However, the team’s scoring struggles continued in the semifinals and finally cost the Flyers. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Prep finds Silva lining in win

Brandon Silva didn’t miss the moment he had been waiting all season for. Comment
Middle Village

Royals score crown over TMLA team

Christ the King’s Sarah Nolan was in a deep goal-scoring slump as the regular season came to a close. Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep beats Fordham to advance to soccer finals

Brandon Silva, still battling a hip injury, woke up at 10 a.m. Thursday and was ready to put on his uniform and cleats to compete for a chance at another city championship. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Molloy beats Christ the King in overtime soccer match

Justin Bertea sat on the Molloy bench for 80 minutes praying and thinking about how cool it would be to score the winning goal and send the Stanners back to the city title game. Then he got to find out. Comment

October, 2013

Middle Village

Three Queens teams reach soccer semifinals

Christ the King saw history repeat itself. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Late DeLeon goal pushes Terriers past Molloy

It’s the type of big goal St. Francis Prep has come to expect from Sophia DeLeon. Comment
East Elmhurst

McClancy beats St. Edmund to remain in first in division

Monsignor McClancy appears to have righted itself after a two-game losing streak. Comment
Middle Village

Mulic scores twice in Royals victory

Medina Mulic again proved she could score from anywhere in any way and at any time. Comment
Long Island City

Draw keeps Bryant ahead of Aviation in A division

Despite a hard-fought tie with rival Aviation, Bryant remains in control of its own destiny in PSAL Queens A West soccer. Comment
Middle Village

Healthy Christ the King team falls to Fordham Preparatory

Christ the King got a glimpse of what its full team is capable of against Fordham Prep, last season’s city runner up. However, the strong performance did not translate into a win. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Penalty breaks SJU’s streak against Providence College

St. John’s University saw something it hasn’t seen in 24 years, and it wasn’t a welcome sight. Comment

Bayside beats Dozo with late game tally

The clock was ticking down as Bayside’s Madeline Zambri got her foot on the ball during a scramble in the box and sent it toward the net. She immediately panicked and felt it was going wide. Comment
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English import Daly proves to be missing piece

Rachel Daly was worth the risk and the wait. Comment

Elliot’s late goal propels Cardozo past rival Lewis

Jason Elliot spent most of the second half on the sidelines because of serious cramping in his legs. The Benjamin Cardozo defender let out loud screams of pain before and after his teammates carried him off the field. He said his legs still hurt while playing the final minutes of regulation and overtime. Comment

September, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis team ties with Spellman

Mary Louis couldn’t capitalize on a quick start. Comment

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New SJU formation helps Red Storm to strong start

A grin quickly appeared on Tim Parker’s face at the mention of the St. John’s University men’s soccer team adjusting its formation this season. Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep falls to Firebirds in league opener

St. Francis Prep girls’ soccer Coach John Jenkins isn’t keen on using an attacking style of play. The Terriers take a different and more defensive approach to the game as they try to compete in the top division of the CHSAA Nassau/Suffolk league, arguably the best in the area. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Sepe leads St. John’s to victory over WVU

The St. John’s University men’s soccer team finished its four-game home stand perfectly, winning all games, thanks to the strength of Sean Sepe’s second consecutive game-winning goal. Comment
Middle Village

Royals take aim at third straight diocesan soccer title

Christ the King’s Medina Mulic quickly went from unknown to being touted as one of the best all-around female soccer players in New York City as a freshman last season. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Ray lights way for Molloy past rival St. Francis Prep

Chris Ray understands that soccer scoring chances are traditionally at a minimum when Archbishop Molloy and St. Francis Prep meet, so the Stanners junior knows he had better make his count. Comment

Bayside bests Lewis on Trontz’s late goal

The final minutes of the girls’ soccer game between Bayside and rival Francis Lewis was typical of the tense atmosphere that always surrounds this division rivalry. Comment

August, 2013

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Intersectional formal for girls long overdue

The CHSAA is finally moving toward structuring its girls’ leagues like its boys’ counterparts and providing a more competitive experience for its athletes. Comment

June, 2013


FMCP needs no soccer stadium

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is important to the people of Queens. Comment

May, 2013


Qns soccer site may be dead

The odds that a soccer team funded by an Abu Dhabi sheik and the New York Yankees will scrap plans for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park are more likely than official announcements have indicated, TimesLedger Newspapers has learned. Comments (2)

Ferreras should back people, not biz

It does not require a rocket scientist to make a decision concerning a Major Soccer League stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Yankees join MLS stadium project as search for site expands

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday the New York Yankees have teamed up with an Abu Dhabi sheik to buy a new soccer team franchise based in the Big Apple, but the announcement cast doubt on whether the crew will eventually play in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1)

March, 2013


MLS stadium could pose health hazard

Supporters of the Major League Soccer stadium in Flushing Meadow Corona Park have a myopic view of our need for another stadium. They espouse economic benefits and jobs, but little else. Comment

February, 2013

Fresh Meadows

SFP soccer star fulfills dream to play with Red Storm

For Eric Mirkov, there was always one school above the rest. Comment

January, 2013


Nix plan for FMCP soccer stadium

In terms of taking parkland for private interests, I remember helping to get citizens to sign petitions against Donald Mannes’ project for putting a racetrack in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Comment

MLS sees stadium plan as biz boon for Queens

Supporters and opponents of a proposed soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park fortified their ranks recently, with Major League Soccer touting the support of 1,000 small businesses and opponents winning the backing of a major borough civic group. Comments (4)

Molloy’s Kostel best in boro

Queens teams dominated the Catholic High School Athletic Association and made history in the Public Schools Athletic League. Comment
Middle Village

CK’s Mulic best in Queens

The Queens girls’ soccer teams remained among the city’s elite. Comment
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