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Boca Men Looking To Build On Recent Success
October 27, 2005

Boca Men Looking To Build On Recent Success

Team also prepares for New Jersey Amateur Cup

TOMS RIVER, NJ (October 27, 2005) – The Jersey Shore Boca men’s open team will look to continue their two game winning streak this Sunday as they host the Tatry Slovakia Soccer Club at 10am at the Manchester Soccer Complex in a Garden State Soccer League (GSSL) Semi-Pro Elite Division game match-up.

The Boca men hold an overall record of 3-2-0 this season heading into Sunday’s game which includes a 6-4 win over the Sputnik Soccer Club and 5-3 win over the Union Ukrainians in their last two outings.

The team is currently in fourth place out of ten teams in South Group of their division.

Jamie Nelson (Toms River), a former standout at Richard Stockton College and 2000 Toms River North graduate, leads the team in scoring with 5 goals.

Lithuanian born Thomas Bannionis (Berkeley Township), the team’s MVP high-scoring forward from a year ago, follows with 4 goals so far this season including 2 against the Union Ukrainians in Boca’s last game.

Former Shore area players Ryan Applegate of Central Regional (’94) – Rowan University and Christian Treney of Toms River East (’94) – Methodist College are player-coaches of the team.

Also making contributions for the Boca men this year are former Monmouth University player John Carozza (Central Regional ‘01) along with Mike McCullion, a former Monsignor Donovan High School (‘96) and College of New Jersey (Trenton State College) standout, Brian Hutterman (Toms River East ’92 – Richard Stockton College), Chris Auriano (Toms River North ’00 – William Paterson University), Moses Mingle (St. Raymond’s ’95 – FDU Teaneck) as well as long-time Boca veteran Eddie Decker (Toms River East ‘88 – East Stroudsburg University), who played professionally with the NJ Stallions of the USL and with Boca’s PDL team in 2003.

New additions to the Boca men’s open team this year that are also making their presence felt are Justin Fuccello (Brick), Frank Guacdascione (Manchester), and Oren Solon (Bayville) who all played for the Boca U23 team this past summer in the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League.

Former Rutgers University standout Donny Gray (Toms River) and former Richard Stockton star Ken Masuhr (Island Heights) are other roster newcomers making contributions this year as well.

The Boca men’s open team will also host the Parsippany Soccer Club in a New Jersey Amateur Cup first round game next weekend either Friday night November 4th or Sunday November 6th.

Boca is coming off of a very successful 2004-2005 season.

The team had an overall record of 14-6-2 last year which included advancing to both the New Jersey Amateur Cup finals as well as the finals of the GSSL Semi-Pro League Cup last year.

Boca also captured the 2004 New Jersey State Cup in the men’s open division.

Jersey Shore Boca has been a fixture in the soccer community since 1978 and is one of the most respected soccer clubs on the East Coast.

The Club is celebrating their 27th year of existence in 2005.

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