Intramural & All-Star Soccer Program
With the regular season of the Intramural League complete, the play-off tournament was held over the past two weeks with the semi-finals played last week followed by a thrilling championship game held last Saturday. In the semi-final games the opener saw Manchester United, behind the scoring of Francis DePina (3 goals) and Jeffrey Herron (1 goal) defeat F.C. Barcelona by a score of 4-3. Andronique DosSantos (3 goals) provided the offense for F.C. Barcelona. In the second game Celtic F.C. defeated Inter Milan by a score of 4-1. Edison Vazquez (2 goals), Jabriel Pressley (1 goal) and Alberto Monteiro (1 goal) led the offense for Celtic F.C. while Mauro Barbosa (1 goal) led Inter Milan. For the semi-final games the Defensive Player of the Week Awards go to Desmond Oâ€™Halloran (Celtic F.C.) and Jerry Lopes (Inter Milan) while Francis DePina (Manchester United) and Andronique DosSantos (F.C. Barcelona) were declared the Offensive Players of the Week. In the Championship Game both teams played so well that in addition to an overtime period, we needed a triple-overtime shootout to determine a winner. After the third shootout it was Celtic F.C. coming away with a 6-5 victory. Isaac Butler (3 goals), Armoni Monteiro (1 goal), Molly Oâ€™Halloran (1 goal) and Alberto Monteiro (1 goal) provided the offense for Celtic F.C. while Jeffrey Herron (2 goals), Saide Smith (2 goals) and Dâ€™Mitra Weathers (1 goal) scored for Manchester United. Isaac Butler of Celtic F.C. and Joshua Herron of Manchester United were voted the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game respectively. Congratulations to all four teams on another great season. Our two All-Star teams have wrapped up regular season play as well. Our Denney Center Stars ended their season on a good note, winning their first game of the year by a 6-1 score over the South Boston Boys and Girls Club. Meanwhile, our Stars at the Marr building qualified for play-offs with the best record in the regular season. They opened the play-offs with an exciting 3-2 win over the Jordan Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea. Jezeel Mendes (1 goal), Mauro Barboso (1 goal) and Devante Teixeira (1 goal) led the teamâ€™s offense, helping lead them to the championship game against the Waltham Boys and Girls Club on 6/17. Good luck to our All-Stars as they attempt to repeat as N.E.N.E.A.P.C. champions.
Teen Program News
The Teen program at the Club offers drop-in and structured programming for members ages 13-18 on a weekday basis. The Teen Center space allows members to utilize table games, board games and computers as well as the chance to partake in some friendly competition in tournaments, video games and small group activities. In addition to these drop-in activities there are group clubs, special events and field trips offered. Our group clubs include the Girls Group, Boys Group, Cooking Club and the Keystone Club. The Girls Group will be hosting a Pajama Jam on 6/16 while the Boys Group will be hosting a Summer Jam on 6/19. Both programs require pre-registration. The members of the Keystone Club held a Car Wash/Yard Sale fundraiser this past weekend and will be taking a group outing to Canobie Lake Park on 6/27. Other events include a workshop with the Samaritans on 6/8 and a field trip to Starland on 6/12. The Teen program is also working with 100+ teens seeking summer employment through our partnerships with the Boston Youth Fund, Boston Private Industry Council and the M.L.K. Scholars program. Many of the teens will be attending a processing session on 6/17 which will be followed by a pre-summer staff training day on 6/26. Other teen-involved activities upcoming include registration for the 16-team Safe Summer Streets Basketball League & Summer Swim Team on 6/13, the start of our new Lifeguard Training Course on 6/15, an outing for our High School Seniors to Six Flags on 6/23, our Member Recognition Night Dinner on 6/25 and the start of the 20th Anniversary Safe Summer Streets program on 6/29. For more information on our Teen programming please contact Xiomara Alicea or Tomeâ€™ Andrade at (617) 288-7120, ext. 122.