June 8, 2015
The U12B NJCSA Stallions Preacademy team entered the 2015 FC Delco Players Cup as a young team playing up in the “Highest Division” in the U13 age group. Against older players the U12B NJCSA Stallions Preacademy team made it to the Quarterfinals, (3 games in 2 days). The results were impressive for a young team playing up in the top division of U13. In Game 1, they beat the #9 Pennsylvania ranked team, YMS Utd Juniors 2-0. In Game 2, they tied the #5 NYE State Ranked team, Staten Island Utd Spirit, and then lost a well fought match in Game 3 to the #3 Ohio State ranked Tri-State Futbol Alliance team. The U12 Boys played with thoughtful possession and inspired many of the tournament attendees to come watch their exciting run playing up at U13. “This was a special time for them. Word got around at the event that we were a young team playing up in the top division, and so many coaches, players and families were coming to watch them make their run. I’m so proud of them. This will be memorable for the boys and the families, and it will be for me too.”, said Marcelo Fracchia, Boys Director of Coaching and Coach of the U12B NJCSA Stallions Preacademy team.