This season started with a successful soccer camp in late August with a record number of players in attendance. But no sooner that the boys had returned than the first match was upon them, taking them by surprise. Although the match was a tie, the Panthers allowed a late-tying goal, and, unfortunately, that seemed to be the theme for most of the season.
The boys played hard and competed well in every match but would lose by the odd goal in a number of fixtures. Added to that, the squad lost two of their defensive starters in mid-season, which affected the make-up of the team.
However, the players certainly improved over the course of the year, and I look forward to 2016 with the core of players returning to do battle on the fields at Randall’s Island.
--Coach David Watson