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COVID-19 Update
(July 6th, 2020)
Today, we move into Phase 4.  Full games, scrimmages and practices area allowed.  Players and Coaches (when not engaged in an activity) and spectators must continue physical distancing and wear a face covering/mask.
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COVID-19 Update
(June 22nd, 2020)

As we prepare to move into Phase 3 on June 22nd, here are some Return-To-Play Guidelines.

We can't wait to get back on the field! If everyone follows these simple guidelines, it will be easy.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy and we'll see you on the field!

Remember, if you are not comfortable with returning to play, don't.
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COVID-19 Update
(May 6th, 2020)
As we all continue to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the challenges it has presented, the Millville Soccer Association hopes that everyone is remaining safe and healthy.  This pandemic has forced all of us to adjust our lives in a variety of ways.  As this crisis continues, we will strive to keep everyone as updated as we can.  We know that many of you are anxious to return to the field, but we must stress the continued need to conform with all applicable state and federal health guidelines and safety procedures.

At this time, NJYS and US Club Soccer has extended the suspension of all game related activities (practices, training, tryouts, friendlies, games, etc.) until at least May 18th, 2020.   In addition, the State of New Jersey has restricted group gatherings and closed schools through the rest of the school academic year.  While the Governor has eased the limitations on county and state parks, activities in some locations are limited to passive recreation, including our complex.  Team sports remain prohibited.   Further announcements are expected to be made later in May.

As a result of these decisions, and due to the concerns that many players and parents have expressed even if the state restrictions are eased, the Millville Soccer Association Spring 2020 Season has been cancelled.  It is not practical at this point to attempt to extend and play the season through the summer.  SJSL (Boys Travel) have also cancelled their Spring 2020 Season.  SJGSL (Girls Travel) have extended their suspension of the Spring 2020 Season until at least May 18th, 2020.

The Millville Soccer Association Board of Directors met on May 5th and the following was determined:

Players who were registered for the Spring 2020 Recreation Season will receive credit towards the Fall 2020 Season.  Players that require a refund should notify their coach and a representative from the club will contact you.  Recreation players that would have aged out (U14) in the Spring 2020 Season will be allowed to play in the Fall 2020 Season (as a U15 player).

Fall registration will begin in June 2020.  The Fall 2020 Season should begin on or about September 12th 2020.  These dates are on the condition that all restrictions are lifted on gatherings by the State of New Jersey and as sanctioned by NJ Youth Soccer.

We know that you are all frustrated.  Stay strong!  We are all in this together.  MSA hopes everyone stays safe and healthy and looks forward to the return of SOCCER!

COVID-19 Update
(March 31st, 2020)

Our primary focus is always the safety and welfare of our players, parents, coaches, referees and our entire Millville Soccer Family.  And, it continues today through this pandemic.

Following direct instruction from US Soccer, NJ Youth Soccer, Emergency Management and local officials along with the CDC about social distancing, the Millville Soccer Association is extending the suspension of all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities until April 30th.

We will continue to keep everyone updated on the evolving  situation to the best of our ability.  We continue hope that we will be able to play our spring season in some form.  But, based on the ever changing conditions with this situation, we cannot confirm a fixed schedule at this time.  We will update as soon as we can.  We can assure you that your child's place on a team will be held for the Spring Season. A new update can be expected by Thursday, April 30th.

Thank you for you continued patience and understanding.


Covid-19 Update
(March 17th, 2020)

The Millville Soccer Association continues to work hard to stay up to date and following the warnings and advice offered by the United States Soccer Federation, NJ Youth Soccer, Emergency Management officials, and other health organizations regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Our concern is always with the health and safety of our players, coaches, referees and their families in and around the game of soccer. 

Yesterday, NJ Youth Soccer issued a statement suspending all soccer activities on club and local levels.  This includes all games, scrimmages, practices and training.

Also, previously, our affiliated Travel Leagues have suspended and/or cancelled games through the end of the month or further.

We have decided to follow the guidance of NJ Youth Soccer and have suspended all soccer activities (games, scrimmages, practices and training) until at least March 30th, 2020.  Plus, the City of Millville has closed all recreation fields, prohibiting all athletic activity at our complex.

We are working on many different options for getting in a full season of games and practices.  But, based on the ever changing conditions with this situation, we cannot confirm a fixed schedule at this time.  We will update as soon as we can.  We can assure you that your child's place on a team will be held for the Spring Season.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via email, private messages or comments here.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  Stay safe, stay active and wash your hands.
Millville Soccer Association Board of Directors



Covid-19 Update
(March 12th, 2020)

The Millville Soccer Association is working hard to stay up to date about the warnings and advice offered by the United States Soccer Federation, NJ Youth Soccer, the CDC, NJ Emergency Management, Millville Office of Emergency Management and other health organizations regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Our concern is always with the health and safety of our players, coaches, referees and their families in and around the game of soccer.
Everyday preventative actions should be taken.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Several sports organizations have looked for and imposed alternatives to the pre and post game handshaking rituals. Proposed ideas have included: waving, fist bumping, elbow bumping, inside foot touches, among others. Please discuss these alternatives with your players and teams and feel free to utilize those ideas that you feel are both safer and continue to encourage sportsmanship among our players.

We are operating in the midst of uncertain times with rapidly growing developments that require difficult decisions and consistent communication.  You have our continued commitment to communicate with you in a timely and effective manner regarding rescheduling or postponing practices and/or games. 

If you have any questions, please call the clubhouse (856-293-8700) or message us here.

Thank you,
Millville Soccer Association Board of Directors



Millville Soccer Association Team & Individual Picture Night


Team & Individual Picture Night is on Tuesday October 8th.  Schedules and order forms have been distributed to your coaches.  

ALL players will report to the Clubhouse at your team's scheduled time.  All players and coaches should be in the team photo, Even if you are not ordering individual pictures .  If you are ordering individual pictures, we suggest you arrive 15 minutes before. Individual pictures should be taken before the team photo. Please have the order form completed prior to arriving for your picture time. Don't forget to wear your team uniform (jersey, shorts, socks and cleats)!

All teams will meet together outside of the clubhouse and be called in by teams for the group picture. Only coaches will be inside with the players for the team picture. U5 & U6 players may be accompanied by their parents for their individual pictures.

There are over 30 teams and over 300 kids that will be taking part in picture night.
Please help the night to run smoothly by following theses reminders and the below schedule.

5:00pm - M1      7:00pm - M23
5:00pm - M2      7:00pm - M24
5:15pm - M3      7:15pm - M25
5:30pm - M4      7:15pm - M26
5:30pm - M7      7:30pm - M27
5:45pm - M8      7:30pm - M28
 5:45pm - M9      7:45pm - Bolts
    6:00pm - M10    7:45pm - Venom
      6:00pm - M13    8:00pm - Raptors
      6:15pm - M14    8:00pm - Hornets
       6:15pm - M15    8:15pm - Maniacs
    6:30pm - M16    8:15pm - Storm
  6:30pm - M21    8:30pm - Elite
    6:45pm - M22    8:30pm - Pride
    
The schedule was made to balance the number of players and teams in the times provided by Bassetti Photo.



Millville Soccer Fall 2019 Travel Division Results

Week 3:

U16 Girls -

Millville Storm hosted the Logan Velocity this past Sunday. The first Storm goal came late in the second half when Outside Midfielder Jordana Kelly crossed the ball in front of the goal box to the awaiting Striker Taylor Whitaker for the finishing strike. The score remained 1-0 until the last eight minutes of the game when the Velocity scored on a PK. Storm players worked hard as a team to get the 2-1 victory when Jordana Kelly swiped a stopped shot from the Velocity Keeper before she had control of the ball and walked the ball into the net. Center Midfielders Taylor Whitaker and Kyra Backman controlled the middle the field while Outside Midfielders Mia Miller and Brooke Kowalski played a strong defensive game along with defender Rachel Goranson to solidify the Storm's win.

Week 2:

U16 Girls -

Millville Storm hosted Pennsauken Thunder.  The first goal of the game came from Outside Midfielder Jordana Kelly, who made a long run down the outside passing several defenders then took a shot from the corner of the penalty area for the goal. The second goal was made by Center Midfielder Kyra Backman in the later part of the second half. Kyra zig zagged through the middle of the field and placed the ball in the corner of the net. The Storm's defense did a fantastic job in stopping the constant press from the Pennsauken Thunder's offense. Shayde DeSail, Alexis West, Leah Alcorn and Janessa Watson and Emily Abdill were stellar in the day's game.  Keeper Kiomora Batista-Rodriguez made some difficult stops to shut-out the Thunder. Millville Storm held on to win 2-0.

Week 1:


U11 Boys -


Millville Raptors

The Millville Raptors started off their season with a 4-1 victory at home against the Voorhees Avengers on Sunday.  Bobby Dixon led the way with his first hat trick of the season, scoring three times and assisting on another.  Klint Coll added his own goal with an opportunistic play at the net and Jared Reed notched his first assist of the season with a perfectly placed corner.  Matthew Lucas provided an assist with an excellent pass to set up one of Dixon's goals.  The entire team played a great game on both sides of the field making this a true team win!  The Millville Raptors continue their season with Week 2 action as they travel to Medford next week to take on the Medford Storm.

U14 Boys -


                   Millville Maniacs Braydon Courtney                                                      Millville Maniacs Terron Stevenson

The Millville Maniacs opened their season with a 2-2 tie against the Deptford Raptors. The game was not only exciting but fun to watch and very evenly matched.  Millville was up 2-1 at half time, but the Raptors scored off a rebound from the crossbar to even the match in the final two minutes of the game. Terron Stevenson and Jesiah Cruz each had a tally mark for the Maniacs. John Abdill had an assist to help the Maniacs gain a halftime lead.  Solid goal keeping by Matthew Sooy and defense by Christian Mercardo, Luke Patterson, Merik Sykut, Aidan Whilden, and Travis Jenkins helped keep the score close. Gavin Miller, Lukas Harrington, Lorenzo Lewis, Gavin Hawes, Braydon Courtney, Joshua Johnson, Bryant Nelson, and Matthew Miller all contributed to a solid game. The Maniacs had many opportunities to score and played solid as a team. They continue their season at the Millville Soccer Association complex this Sunday 9/15 vs the Medford SC United at 12pm.

U16 Girls -

Millville Storm hosted the Highland Pulse last Sunday for season opener. The Millville Storm's first goal came on a Corner Kick from Leah Alcorn to Brooklynn Donia who received the ball off her body to redirect the ball into the goal. Storm's second tally came from Novalee Bybel with a drive up the middle passing several defenders for the shot. Defense player of the game goes to Alexis West. Keeper Rachel Goranson started in net for her first time and played a great game with multiple stopped shots.  The Millville Storm host PYAA Thunder next Sunday at 3pm.



Millville Pride College Showcase Champions


Millville Pride:  (Front Row): Emily Thompson, Olivia Giordano, Emma Weiss, Abbey McGinley, Trista Cleaves, Lauren McCall, Kayla Jacobo, Julianna Giordano
(Rear Row): Angie Mainiero, Jayme Sooy, Corinne Vicente, Olivia Fiocchi, Tanasia Stevenson, San'aa Doss, Mary Greco, Joya Cisco


The Millville Pride U16 Girls Soccer Team competed in the prestigious PA Classics Winter College Showcase in Lancaster, PA. Playing in the top bracket against teams from Pennsylvania and Maryland, the small club team from South Jersey braved game time temperatures below 30 degrees and made their mark walking away as champions. With a win and a tie on Saturday, Millville needed to win their Sunday match by two goals to ensure the championship. Trailing 0-1 at half time, Millville rallied, with a total team effort,  to score 3 goals in the second half. Forward Olivia Giordano got the scoring started by finishing a lose ball off a corner and midfielder Mary Greco would tally the final two goals, both on blasts from well outside the 18 yard box. Lauren McCall and Kayla Jacobo joined Greco and Giordano on the scoring sheet for the weekend. Center defenders Abbey McGinley and Julianna Giordano were consistent key contributors for the Pride. The players would like to thank their parents and club for there support.


Millville Elite Captures Title

The newly formed "Millville Elite" 2004 Girls Soccer team recently completed their first season together in the EDP League. The Elite finished with a 7-0 record to capture their division. During their championship run, Millville scored 40 goals, while only allowing 5 and posted two shutouts.

Forward, Olivia Giordano led the way with a team high 11 goals. Mary Greco tallied 6 goals on the season, while Reese Sheppard and Julianna Giordano each finished with 5 goals. The success Millville achieved was due to a total team effort with contributions from all 13 players.



Millville Soccer Association October 2018
Player of the Month

Each month, the Millville Soccer Association will be recognizing one Recreation Player and one Travel Player of the Month, whose accomplishments on and off the field stick out from among the rest. The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship, academic and citizenship.
 

For the month of October 2018, the Millville Soccer Association will recognize two Recreation Players of the Month!   They are Andrew Laird and Jean Duffy!

Andrew Laird is an 8th grade student at Lakeside school.  He has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old.  Andrew has performed with Operafest International in the staring role of Amahl in two productions of "Amahl and the Night Visitors".  Andrew loves to sing and plays the bassoon.  He is also a boy scout with Troop #137 and a competitive swimmer. In addition to all these achievements, he is an all-star on the soccer field as well. He has been the heart of the defense since the day he started on the team. Coach Amber and Coach Josh can put him in any position and he does it without argument and always gives his all while helping out the other players on the field.

Jean is 11 and a 6th grader at Lakeside Middle School. It's been a big adjustment to a new school, but she is putting forth her best effort and doing well. Her favorite teacher is Mrs Pettit. Her favorite position to play in soccer is goalie. She has had the only shut out of the season for her team, M26. Outside of soccer she has been in Girl Scouts for 4 years and reached the rank of Cadette. Plays the flute in 6th grade band. Jean loves to help out in the kitchen when it's meal time and especially likes helping her grandmother make meatballs. She is a very energetic and caring, always willing to help. Jean has done nothing but improve in goal and on the field since joining the team. Coach Amber and Coach Josh can always count on Jean for every practice and every game. 


Millville Soccer Association September 2018
Player of the Month

Each month, the Millville Soccer Association will be recognizing one Recreation Player and one Travel Player of the Month, whose accomplishments on and off the field stick out from among the rest. The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship, academic and citizenship.

 

For the month of September 2018, the Millville Soccer Association will recognize two Recreation Players of the Month!   They are John Ackerson and JD Abdill!

John is in 5th grade at Rieck Ave School. He is a good student who works hard every day to be the best student he can be and is always kind and respectful to everyone he sees. History is one of his favorite subjects, but he's not a fan of math. He loves soccer & basketball and loves playing with his cousins & friends. But he especially loves spending time with his 2 year old niece, who he calls his best friend. He is her bodyguard and makes sure she is always protected when he is around. His other best friend is his dog, Diesel. He takes Diesel out when he needs to, plays with him, takes him for walks and is always taking care of him. John also participates in community events with his Mom.  Such as Relay For Life and the Breast Cancer Walk in Ocean City. He helps his mother fundraise for each of these events, as well as walking with her in honor of loved ones. John gives nothing shy of 110% on the field and always has a smile on his face. He listens to everything the coaches have to say and is respectful and always kind.


JD has been a straight A student all through elementary school. He especially enjoys Science, Language Arts and Gifted & Talented. He always looks for the opportunity to help out teachers or his fellow students. Aside from excelling at school and soccer, JD is a new member of Boy Scout Troop 137. JD tolerates his Dad taking him fishing, but he really enjoys playing video games with his friends. He helps out with the newer players on the field and always listens to his coaches.



 Millville Elite Comes Away with EDP Summer Classic 2018


Millville Pride Repeat Champs

The Millville Pride U15 Girls captured their second EDP Division title in as many seasons.  After dropping their opening match of the Spring 2018 Season against Middletown, the Pride rattled off 6 straight victories.  Over that span, they scored 14 goals while only allowing the opposition to tally 6.  Millville has put together a successful year in not only repeating as EDP Division champions, but also winning the Hersey Cup tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Cup and reaching the semi-finals of both the EDP Fall Cup and the EDP Fall Showcase Tournaments. Currently ranked as the 15th best U15 girls team in the state,



Millville Soccer Association April 2018
Player of the Month

Each month, the Millville Soccer Association will be recognizing one Recreation Player and one Travel Player of the Month, whose accomplishments on and off the field stick out among the rest. The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship, academic and citizenship.

 

For the month of April 2018, the Millville Soccer Association will recognize two Recreation Players of the Month!  They are Josh Johnson, Jr. and Brandon Clifford.

Both nominations come from their coach Amber Smith.  Ambers says, "Josh is always kind and respectful on the field and helps out  by cleaning around the complex and picking up trash.  He also fills in for missing players when he is needed.  Brandon is the most selfless person I have ever met and is extremely humble.  Both have good grades in school and are helpful on the field with the opposing players.

 





Millville Maniacs Champions at Washington Twp Easter Tournament

The Millville Maniacs U12 Boys teams competed in the Washington Township Easter Tournament this past weekend.  On Friday night, they were involved in a high scoring match against the TBAA Outlaws. Down 5-4 in the second half, Gavin Miller (1 Goal, 1 Assist) scored the equalizer by fighting off a defender and putting the ball in the low corner of the net tying the game 5-5. The Maniacs pulled out the win scoring in the final minutes of the game on a goal by Spencer Hickman-Hakola (3 Goals, 2 Assists). Jesiah Cruz (2 Goals), Terron Stevenson (2 Assists), and Travis Jenkins (1 Assist) rounded out the scoring.  Matthew Sooy played a solid game in net in a game where shots were flying from everywhere, all game long.

Saturday, brought an early game at 745am vs the Washington Township Warriors. The Maniacs showed true resilience being up only 1-0 at half time before pulling away in the final 10 minutes for 3-0 victory.  Sound defense by Otley Makosky, Merik Sykut, Aidan Whilden, and Christian Mercardo solidified the shutout.  Jesiah Cruz (2 Goals) lead the scoring again for the Maniacs and John Abdill added the final goal in the closing seconds of the game, a laser from the top of the 18.  Terron Stevenson (2 Assists) and Spencer Hickman-Hakola chipped in with assists.

The third and final game was against the Harrison Raptors and ended in the same fashion.  A 3-1 win that was finalized in the final few minutes.  Jesiah Cruz again had 2 goals and Terron Stevenson added a goal and an assist.  Spencer and Gavin each added an assist as well.  Great defense again and excellent keeper play by Matthew Sooy allowed for a solid victory again.

Lukas Harrington, Adam Jara, Braydon Courtney all chipped in much needed minutes and played lights out when called on by the coach.  Lorenzo Lewis served as honorary coach due to injury and provided much needed motivation and encouragement to his teammates.






Street Millville Soccer 2017

MSA Player Hopes to Follow in the Footsteps of Her Favorite Player

Aaniyah Street is a 13 year old budding soccer star who wears #20 in honor of her favorite player, the recently retired Abbey Wambach. Aaniyah began her soccer career in the Millville Soccer Association Recreation League several years ago, but has only played travel soccer (Millville Mutiny and Millville Pride) for the past three seasons. She has blossomed quickly, in large part, due to her passion for the game.

Last year, Aaniyah went to a local tryout for ODP (Olympic Development Program) and was selected to participate in the South Jersey pool of players. She went on to make the cut for both the state pool and the regional pool of players. This past week, she was informed that her talent has landed her in the US National U14 pool, meaning that she is recognized as one of the best players in the country at her age group.

Aaniyah will travel to Arizona in January to train for one week with other players her age from all over the United States. She will be exposed to not only other talented players, but also be trained by some of the top coaches in the country. In addition, she has been invited to go to Iceland in March with her East Regional teammates to play matches against teams from all over the world.

Perhaps some day there will be another great striker wearing number 20 for the US Womens National Team in the World Cup, Only this time, it will be worn by a local star, Aaniyah Street. Millville Soccer Association, her coaches and teammates could not be more proud of the accomplishments of Aaniyah and want to wish her the best of luck moving forward.

 


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