Monthly Archives: June 2016
PYAA Soccer is holding its only in-person registration on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the PYAA Fieldhouse, located at Marian and Elm avenues. You can download the registration from by clicking here.
Summer Open Play
Beginning on Tuesday, July 5, and running every Tuesday in July from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., players from 7‐13 years old will be separated into teams and play scrimmage soccer against each other. Instructions and guidance will be given throughout the night. Scrimmages are open to Merchantville and Pennsauken residents only. Forms must be received by July 5. To download the form, click here.
Philadelphia Union Day In Pennsauken
The Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer Club and PYAA Soccer Club have rescheduled their Union Day Event to Sunday, July 10.
The Philadelphia Union Day is open to children in the South Jersey area. The day will include inflatables and fun games, as well as a free youth soccer clinic for any interested child ages six to 13. There are two time slots available: 3:00-4:30 p.m. and 5:00-6:30 p.m.
All players must be registered, so please fill out the form – located at http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/fans/union-day-pennsauken – for each participating child. Please note that any participating child must bring their own soccer equipment and soccer ball to the clinic.
In addition to filling out this registration form, you will need to sign a waiver upon arrival at the clinic. All waivers must be signed by the parent or guardian, age 18 or older, of the registered child. Please print out and complete the waiver and bring to the clinic.
The Camden County Freeholder Board’s Department of Public Works (CCDPW) is scheduled to begin a roadway improvement project on Maple Avenue in Merchantville and Pennsauken on June 27, 2016.
By Gary Burgin, Pennsauken Township Building Department
Warm weather has finally come to the area and with it the scourge of mosquitoes.
A group of Pennsauken High School alumni who played professional football on the biggest stage returned to their alma mater May 13 for a special presentation of several gold footballs from the National Football League in honor of Super Bowl 50. Dwight Hicks,’74, John Taylor,’80, and Billy Griggs,’79 – representing his late brother, David, ’85 – presented gold footballs for the three former student-athletes from Pennsauken High School who played in a Super Bowl.
By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School
This past month, Pennsauken alumni John Taylor, Dwight Hicks, and Billy Griggs came back to their alma mater to present PHS with three gold footballs in honor of alumni who have played in the Super Bowl as part of the NFL’s celebration of Super Bowl 50. During the school day, former San Francisco 49er Dwight Hicks met with student-athletes and delivered a powerful speech about his life; how persistence and competition ultimately led to his success. Weeks later, I still have student-athletes coming into my office telling me how Dwight’s speech – and how he took the time to talk with them one-on-one – has made such a difference in their daily attitudes and motivation. I can’t thank Dwight enough for the time he took out to help motivate our student-athletes.
The Phifer Girls Lacrosse Team made great strides for the 2016 season. First year coach, Jennifer Worrell had a great turnout for tryouts back in March. Over 60 girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades tried out for the team. The girls worked very hard to improve with each game. Coach Worrell is very excited to see what the future brings for Pennsauken Lacrosse.
Phifer Girls Lacrosse Team
Ruby Anyanwu, Ciara Carver, Leishmillie Cedeno, Ramsha Chowdhary, Alema Gadson, Emine Gunaydin, Kiara Haywood, Arianna Hernandez, Rebecca Hudson, Elizabeth Knaus, Leslie Knaus, Satta Massaquoi, Jhocelin Morquecho, Nyla Nasir, Colleen Nguyen, Nancy Nguyen, Geoliana Nieves, Angelia Pho, Laila Porterfield, Melinda Queensbury, Eurdine Robinson, Aliyana Santiago, Aigner Settles, and Vanessa Terreros.
Team managers: Arinnett Minaya, Leslie Palmero, and Tiffany Toch.
On April 22, Roosevelt Elementary celebrated Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness. Mrs. Upshaw’s and Miss Vesper’s kindergarten classes participated in a lesson on saving our planet. After the lesson, all students put on their gloves and participated in a trash pickup, from the playground to the front of the school. All were happy to help and do their part in saving our earth!
Congratulations to the following Phifer Middle School students destined for greatness:
Jada Reese, Mekhi Brown, Bryan Jimenez, Angie Mendoza, Cameran Clark, Jhocelin Morquecho, Ian Pierre-Louis, Jillian Rivera, Issac Monroe, Jenette Crawford, Adrianna Padillo, David Nguyen, Nasir Cross Griffin, and Taliyah Ross.
Jocelyn Molina, Adrian Kim, Princess Ellis, Eurdine Robinson, Duy Nguyen, Kevin Nguyen, Daphne Kallelis, Dakota Brown, Gia Victoria-merino, Ta’shon Parker, Nyla Nasir, Christine Phuong, and Nicholas Singh.
Ashley Rivera Acosta, Zachary Martin, Zaisha Torres Rodriguez, Mehki Rippy, Amanda Chin, Vicky Huynh, Genan Farhat, Soleil Collier, Jeriel Delgado, Thien Doan, Catherine Seltzer, Benjamin Morales, Tyanla David, and Joshmarie Hernandez.