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Boca Forward Named U15 Boys SYL Player of Week
July 4, 2002

July 4, 2002 (Toms River, NJ) – The USL’s Super Y-League has selected Jersey Shore Boca forward Jara Habib as the league’s U15 Boys ” National Player of the Week.”

The announcement came on Wednesday July 3rd from the USL Super Y-League office in Tampa, FL.

Habib, who will be a sophomore at Marlboro HS, scored two goals for the Boca U15 side in their first SYL win of the season over the South Jersey Barons. The Boca U15s hosted the Barons in a mid-week contest at Ocean County College on June 26.

Early in the first half, Andrew Finger volleyed the ball low from the top of the eighteen past the diving Barons’ keeper but was then ruled offside.

Sean Babcock found Jara Habib later in the first half, who poked the ball between the keeper’s legs for the first tally of the match.

In the second half Stephen Thompson lofted the football to a streaking Jara Habib. Habib was tackled in the box and was awarded a pk, where he shot towards the inner left siding of the goal and scored his second of the match.

Mike McBride of Wall Township (St. Rose High School) posted the shutout in net.

The Jersey Shore Boca U15s improve to 1-3-0 in Super Y-League 2002 competition while the South Jersey Barons U15s fall to 2-2-0. The two teams will meet again on August 7th when the Barons will play host at Winslow, NJ

This is the first time this season a Boca player was selected as the USL Super Y-League “National Player of the Week”.

During the 2001 Super Y-League campaign, Chris Konopka, who will be a senior at Toms River East HS in September and current goalkeeper for the Jersey Shore Boca U17s, was selected as the USL Super Y-League “National Player of the Week” on May 22, 2001 for his 11 save effort against FC Delco in SYL action.

The Super Y-League is a National elite youth league which is run and administered directly by the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). It is the only national youth soccer league in North America.

Jersey Shore Boca is now in their second year of competition in the Super Y-League. Boca is only one of four soccer clubs in New Jersey invited to participate in the Super Y-League. Jersey Shore Boca is the only soccer club in Monmouth and Ocean County as a member of the SYL. Boca has placed 4 teams in the 2002 Super Y-League; U14s, U15s, U16s and U17s.

Jersey Shore Boca competes in the highly competitive Super Y-League’s Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to Boca and the South Jersey Barons, the region includes FC Delco of Downingtown PA; Super Nova FC of Harrisburg PA; the Northern Virginia Royals of Fairfax, VA; the Chesapeake Athletic Club of Bowie MD; Matchfit Academy of Hoboken, NJ and youth development teams from DC United of Major League Soccer.

Jersey Shore Boca continues their 2002 Super Y-League season on Saturday July 13th when all four of Boca’s Super Y-League teams will see action. Boca will host the high competitive Northern Virginia Royals at Ocean County College in Toms River. The U14s kick-off at 11am at followed by the U15s at 1:00pm and the U16s at 3:00pm. The Boca U17s complete the Saturday match card starting at 5:00pm.