GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Shooting Stars year-round travel soccer program was recognized for a successful fall season at the May 8 council meeting.
Mayor Bruce Packer said he was "pulled-in" as mayor beginning with his coaching in the league. Council President Kristine Morieko said she played in the league as a child.
Founded in 1973 with more than 400 Glen Rock children participating annually in the program, the 2018-2019 fall season was "incredibly successful," according to borough officials, with three “flight champions – a difficult thing to accomplish in the extremely competitive league that they belong to."
Participants ranged from age 7 through 18 with a developmental program for children between ages 5 and 7.
The mission of the group is to help Glen Rock children build their love of soccer at a more competitive level, with the long-term vision of preparing players to compete at the high school level, according to borough officials.
The borough recognized the 2010 Girls Red (second and third graders), coached by Tom Blount; the 2009 Boys Black (third and fourth graders), coached by Evan Rooney; and the 2005 Boys Red (seventh and eighth graders), coached by Peter Lauk.