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March 9, 2010

Jersey Shore Boca announces summer squads

Asbury Park Press
Staff Writer
March 8, 2010

TOMS RIVER — The Jersey Shore Boca soccer club announced Feb. 15 it will enter two teams in the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League (MSSL) for the 2010 season.

It is searching for the top men’s and women’s college age players from the area to join the club for the spring and summer.

Boca will field a U23 men’s and U23 women’s team this summer as it participates for the seventh consecutive year as one of the inaugural founding members of the MSSL.

All college age players and high school seniors who are born either on or after Aug. 1, 1986 are eligible to participate on the Boca summer teams provided they have not signed a professional contract with the US Soccer Federation.

Players should go to, click on the U23 team tab and submit their soccer background and playing references. Selected players will be invited to attend initial tryouts for Boca MSSL teams starting in the spring.

MSSL is a seventh-year regional soccer league fostering high level competition during the summer months at both the youth and adult ages in both men’s and women’s divisions. The adult level of MSSL is designed for college players under the age of 23 and is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), the national governing body for adult amateur soccer.

Boca’s home MSSL league games will be played at the John Patrick Sports Complex, Lakewood.

“During our club’s history, we have always provided a competitive environment for our college players to stay active over the summer months when they return to the shore,” said Walt Pericciouli, a member of the Jersey Shore Boca board of directors who will
also coach the U23 men’s team this summer. “The MSSL allows us to continue our college age program at the highest level of soccer available with the most
affordable cost. This is not a Sunday tavern league.

“There are very good players in this league and excellent soccer is played as we have seen over the past several years. I believe our Boca summer teams
of recent years have set the standard for our summer competition.”

In its third season last year, the Jersey Shore Boca U23 women’s team won the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Middlepath Soccer Club.

It’s the first time during the club’s six previous seasons of MSSL play that a Boca team, either men or women, won the MSSL Cup. It also was the first time in Boca’s history a women’s team of any age won a title.

The Boca U20 men’s team reached the MSSL Cup semifinals last year.

Boca celebrates its 32nd anniversary this year.

Asbury Park Press
March 8, 2010