HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Their motto was: Work. Hustle. Believe. And that’s what helped propel the Hasbrouck Heights u10 Girls Travel Team to win the fall and spring regular season.

“We taught the girls to believe in themselves and their teammates and to be there for each other,” said Joe Castellano, head coach.

The team played in the Northern Counties Soccer Association which boasts 1200 teams across all age brackets. It is the largest soccer association in New Jersey and includes parts of Staten Island and New York state.

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In the fall season, the team went 8-1 overall. During the spring travel season, the girls were 6-2-1. They played other travel teams from across northern New Jersey including Montvale, Tenafly, Montclair, Verona an Orangeburg, NY.

Team players were Anna Casale, Grace McGuire, Kailen Peterson, Kelis Guzman, Lexi Powers, Nina Castellano, Sophie Haines, Tessa Reyngoudt, and Victoria Morales.

Head coach was Joe Castellano, assisted by Steve Reyngoudt, Neil Peterson, and Dan Fernandes.

The u10 travel team plays under the auspices of the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association, a volunteer run organization dedicated to teaching children the game of soccer, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Upcoming events: HHSA will host its annual opening day Soccer Swarm on Saturday, September 16 at Woodland Park. The day with features soccer games, entertainment, food and 50/50. They will be selling tickets to the association’s largest fundraiser, Parents’ Night Out on Friday, October 13. For more information, contact HHSA at hasbrouckheightssoccer@gmail.com.


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