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Amateur (and a half) hour –
March 16, 2006

Boca-German American Kickers in Jersey final

Published on
March 16, 2006

The Jersey Shore Boca hosts the German American Kickers in the Nw Jersey Amateur Cup championship game at the Eastern Soccer Complex in Berkeley Township at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Jersey champion will advance to United States Adult Soccer Association regional tournament later this spring for an opportunity to reach the USASA Amateur Cup this summer.

The Boca men are4-4-1 this season heading into Sunday, including a 5-1 win over the Parsippany Soccer Club on Nov. 4 in the Amateur Cup semifinal round.

The team is in fifth place out of ten teams in South Group of the Garden State Soccer League’s Semi-Pro Elite Division.

Lithuanian born Thomas Bannionis (Berkeley Township), the team’s MVP high-scoring forward from a year ago, has a team-high eight goals.

Jamie Nelson (Toms River), a former standout at Richard Stockton College and 2000 Toms River North graduate, follows with five goals.

Former Shore area players Ryan Applegate of Central Regional (1994) Rowan University and Christian Treney of Toms River East (1994) – Methodist College are the team’s player-coaches.

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), Jim Dellpietro (Lacey ’92 – Bloomfield 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 New Jersey Stallions (United Soccer League) and with Boca’s Premier Development League 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 Under-23 team last summer in the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League.

Other roster newcomers include former Rutgers University standout Donny Gray (Toms River) and former Richard Stockton star Ken Masuhr (Island Heights) along with Art Shatterwhite (Somerset) and Kevin Hartwyk (Washington Township), who recently completed their college eligibility at Monmouth University.

The club is celebrating its 28th year.

Published on
March 16, 2006