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Boca Standouts To Participate In NCAA – Toms River Times
September 22, 2007

Boca Standouts To Participate In NCAA

Toms River Times
Published September 22, 2007

TOMS RIVER – When the 2007 NCAA college soccer season kicks-off, chances are that shore area soccer fans will not have to look very far to find a former or current Jersey Shore Boca player participating with some college team, either facing opponents on the field or coaching from the sidelines somewhere throughout the United States.

Sixty-seven Jersey Shore Boca standouts who previously played for the club, on either their Men’s, Women’s, Super Y-League, PDL, Club or Youth teams, will participate in NCAA intercollegiate soccer this fall, representing their respective institutions as players and coaches in some of the top college soccer programs in the nation.

The 67 mark the highest number ever of Jersey Shore Boca players and coaches to participate in NCAA intercollegiate soccer during the same season in the club’s 29 year history.

Eight former Boca standouts will lead their college teams from sidelines this season including West Virginia’s head men’s coach Marlon LeBlanc of East Windsor who was tabbed the 2006 “Coach of the Year” by both Soccer America and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). LeBlanc was part of the two-time Boca NJ State Cup Championship teams coached by Dave Ellis in the early 1990s.

Also guiding his team for the 12th season this year is George Gelnovatch of Wall, head men’s coach at the University of Virginia and one of the most recognized Jersey Shore Boca alumni in history. Gelnovatch, who played several years in Boca’s youth system in the mid 1980s under long-time Boca coach Walt Perniciously while attending Wall High School, has led Virginia to numerous ACC titles and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach.

In addition to the eight coaches, 59 Jersey Shore Boca players will be either battling opponents, including squaring-off against each other or will be college teammates when the 2007 college soccer season begins.

Leading this season’s list of Boca’s collegiate players are seven club standouts that will take the field for teams in the Big East Conference, one of the top Division I soccer conferences in the country.

For more information on the Jersey Shore Boca Soccer Club, log on to the club’s offi- cial Web site at

Toms River Times
Published September 22, 2007