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Upper Dublin Boys U13 Win Mon 2012 Shoot For the Cause Tournament

The team is now ranked in the top 25 in the state in their age group.

The Upper Dublin Boys U13 travel team overcame some strong regional competition to take first place in the Mon 2012 Shoot For the Cause Tournament.  This is the 2nd tournament the team has won this year which has earned them ‘cup points’ and a ranking in the top 25 for their age group in Pennsylvania.

The team will also compete in a tournament in Cherry Hill, NJ the weekend of June 2-3.

The team is comprised of Joshua Saitsky, Brian Kaufmann, Kevin Hoxha, Jose Palomeque Sandoval, Noah Grossman, Liam Peyton, Troy Gomer, Jake Rappaport, Chad Dolaway, Jacob Blank, Brandon Ross, Austin Takei, Michael Cummins, Gavin Hyer, Jason Greene and Patrick Loftus with coaches Steve Saitsky, Dave Santarian, Danny Kauffman and Matt Gwilliam.

Dr Steven Greene May 23, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Way to go Strikers!
Dr Steven Greene May 23, 2012 at 03:22 PM
FYI, the tournament raised and donated monies to the Siblings Program at CHOP.
Don M May 23, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Interesting... medals for actually accomplishing something. Congratulations boys. You should be an inspiration to the parents and kids who covet participation trophies with no underlying value. Keep up the great work, team. Winning tournaments is no easy feat and helping raise money on top of it is that much more satisfying.
Conrad Bain May 23, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I heard that the Upper Dublin goalie was the star of the tournament.
Deena Rochvarg May 23, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Funny, I heard the very same thing ----- awesome goalie! Some great future in store for this guy!!!!! The entire team should feel very proud! GRMY
Dr Steven Greene May 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM
In the interest of factual reporting... "The GotSoccer rankings came out last night as the UD Strikers moved to #35 (from #51) in the Pennsylvania East rankings, as well as significantly up in the Region 1 (PA, NJ, DE, etc...) and National rankings. The Upper Dublin Patch mistyped our ranking as #25, so I wanted everyone to be aware of the official rankings." The whole team played hard and played together. Strong team effort. Looking ahead the team continues to compete in the Spring Rock League and has another regional tournament the weekend of June 2/3 in New Jersey.

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