Elisabeth Morgan was presented with the first ever Keith Warren Memorial Sportsmanship Award at the end of the Aston Galaxy Summer Camp. Along with this award Elisabeth received an savings bond for her hard work, dedication and love of soccer. These are all things that were important to Coach Keith Warren and Elisabeth continually demonstrated these strengths throughout camp. The Galaxy team, and their families as well as all of the Aston community will miss Keith. He has touched us all and we will hold him close to our hearts forever.
This award was awarded to one girl who attended the Galaxy Camp this summer. It was a coach picked award , by all coaches at camp for a girl who demonstrated, good sportsmanship, hard work, and good behavior and was a role model at camp.
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In February the Aston Union (U9 girls’ club team) embarked on their first indoor soccer season at the Maple Zone center, located just outside of Aston. During the regular season, which ran until the beginning of April, the Union compiled a record of 7-1-0. The team’s sole loss (a 1-0 game) came at the feet of the BYC Blast, who also finished with a record of 7-1-0.
The Union compiled a goal differential of +22 (the Union scored 24 and let in only two goals all season), while the Blast had a differential of +7 (12 scored and five allowed). Because of the head-to-head loss versus the Blast, however, the Union finished in second place.
The Union faced the Rose Tree Red Stars in the first round of the playoffs and won 3-1. The Blast also won their opening round versus the BYC Lightning 1-0, setting up a rematch of number one versus number two for the championship!
As in the regular season, the game was a tough, low-scoring affair. There were many physical plays and, in the first half, the Blast were called for a hand ball foul in the box. The subsequent penalty shot was taken by Hannah Vickers and she blasted it into the top left corner for a beautiful goal. The second half was well contested but the Union’s mid-fielders and defense did not allow a single shot and Olivia Nickerson and Leah Czaplicki combined for a shutout in net —final score, 1-0!
With the win in hand, the girls began to cheer and shout as the clock wound down, putting a wonderful ending on a fun and exciting first indoor season!
Overall, the Union had a very successful first year, going a combined 24-2-5 in our fall, indoor seasons and three tournaments. Both of the team’s losses this season were scores of 1-0 and, although the team dominated play, they were unable to put it past the other team’s goalie.
The team is looking forward to the upcoming U10 season and continued success!
The U9 Aston Union enjoyed a successful inaugural season and are poised for further success. In the first row (r to l) are Juliana McHugh, Leah Czaplicki, Ava Ruggieri, Hannah Vickers, Jacqueline Oldham and Bridget Duffy. In the second row are Shannon Purfield, Olivia Nickerson, Tara France, Sara June, Madelyn Mager and Kassidy Lambert. IN the third row are Coaches Greg France, Keith Vickers and Chris Lambert. Union players not present: Samantha Hoy and Lauren Albrecht.
Celebrating the Number One Coach of the Year – The Aston Galaxy U11 girls celebrate EPYSA’s Coach of the Year – Girls Competitive, Chris Lambert, pictured, far left. EPYSA represents soccer for Eastern Pennsylvania and Coach Lambert was selected from among all those nominated.
Lambert Named EPYSA Coach of the Year
The Galaxy is filled with many stars – the brightest among them is the head coach, Chris Lambert, who was named 2010 Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Association (EPYSA) Coach of the Year – Girls Competitive.
“The most rewarding aspect of coaching is seeing players grasp a concept or technical skill and apply it in a game situation and see that look on their face when they know that they got it,” said Lambert. “When kids get inspired they can do great things! I am fortunate to be able to experience such events almost daily.”
Lambert has been coaching soccer for 12 years. He is currently the head coach of the U11 Aston Galaxy girls’ team. Like many coaches before him, Lambert got hooked on coaching when he started with his children.
“I wouldn’t just pick any coach to be coach of the year, only the coach that deserves it, which is my coach, Coach Chris,” wrote one member of the Galaxy. “He has patience with us when we talk and makes us work hard to achieve our goals. So far, we won two tournaments with his awesome coaching. He also has confidence in us. He doesn’t care about the score just if we play well and have fun.
“He takes time from his day to help us practice. He keeps our team connected, even from six different schools. He keeps us a team no matter what – he tries and that’s the most important part of a team!”
Galaxy Assistant Coach Keith Warren says that Chris inspires him to read about new drills and strategy, learn more about the game and be a better assistant coach. “He is always open for suggestions during the game and willing to try different things.”
“Soccer helps to build strong personal relationships between players, families and the community at large. It is awesome to be a little piece of that giant puzzle,” said Lambert.
Aston Earthquakes, U14G, Crowned PAGS 2010 Champions!!!
The U14 Aston Earthquakes were PAGS Division Champions for the fall 2010 season.
The Earthquakes finished the regular season in third place with a record of 5-1-2. They traveled to Montgomery County Community College for their semi-final game vs. MUSC Thunder and won 2-0.
The Championship game pitted the Earthquakes vs. the Swarthmore Tomahawks at Hempfield High School, near Lancaster, Pa. The Earthquakes completed a perfect postseason with a 1-0 win!
The Earthquakes started off the season rather slowly but then had a streak of three consecutive 1-0 wins and eventually ended the season with seven shutouts.
This season was a particularly satisfying one after going winless the year prior. Great job by all the girls this year — their coaches, parents, family and friends are all very proud of this great accomplishment!
The PAGS Champion Aston Earthquakes are, from left to right:
Front Row: Abby Ferrie, Kassidy McVey, Morgan Fusco, Kim Eckenrode, Megan O’Neill, Sarah Lang, Amanda Maher, Theresa Mignogna.
Back Row: Coach Anthony Skwirut, Lauren Evangelista, Emily Skwirut, Alex Viscusi, Maddie Thornton, Claudia McLaughlin, Megan Cage, Andy Locke, Ashley Gindle, Coach Krista Tucker