CSC Galaxy Premier: Welcome
|We Are The Champions!|
We Are The Champions
The Galaxy Premier, a U17 boy’s soccer team was formed by Coach John Russo under the banner of the Columbia Soccer Club in June 2008. The team draws accomplished players from Columbia, as well as regional talent from Ellicott City, Laurel, Severna Park, and Catonsville, and currently consists of elite players from Reservoir High School (3A State Champion), Severna Park High School (4A Regional Champion and Semifinalist), and several top MIAA private schools.
In spring 2010, the Galaxy finished 3rd in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) Division 5 earning promotion to Division 3 for fall 2010. After a very competitive fall campaign, the Galaxy finished in the top half of Division 3. This spring, with the acquisition of several impact players, the Galaxy has a new vigor and attitude, and is poised to compete for the top spot in the division.
As evidence, the Galaxy recently placed in the 2011 Freestate Spring Breakout and went 3-0-1 in the Red Division of the 2011 PWSI Icebreaker Tournament to finish as Champions after serving as Finalists in the White Division in 2010. In the PWSI Icebreaker, the defense (Brad Carrion, Charlie Smith, Irving Jimenez, Peter Park, and Danny Sogunro) held opposing teams to only 3 goals while the offense put up 11 goals. Michael Watkins, Garrett Blanchard, Toma Ivanov, and Peter Park each scored goals while Paul Park and Kaegan Ingham had 2, and Cameron Britton capitalized on a penalty kick. Anthony Russo, Sadiq Jobe, Blanchard, and Paul Park ran the midfield while the Galaxy Goalkeepers, Warren Johnson and Noah Wright, held strong in the box saving several key shots.
On April 3rd, the Galaxy began its NCSL spring season with a commanding 4 – 0 victory over the Fairfax Police Youth Club (FPYC) United. The Galaxy went up 2 – 0 in the first half as the FPYC goalie mishandled a shot by Ivanov and Britton placed a penalty kick perfectly in the upper left corner. FPYC couldn’t keep up with the Galaxy as midfielders Russo, Jobe, Paul Park, and Britton controlled possession and drove the ball into the attacking third throughout the second half. A well-placed header by Watkins and another goal by Britton sealed the United’s fate. Stellar defense from Smith, Jimenez, Blanchard, Sogunro, and Peter Park helped Johnson earn his first clean sheet in league play and a handshake from Coach Russo.
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