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Soccer Academy completes 2011 summer camps

Students athletes ready to kick off school year

All of the campers and counselors of the Cazenovia Soccer Academy Summer Camp break at the end of the program to pose for a group photo. About 30 campers and 30 counselors from the Cazenovia Central School District partook in the week-long camp.

All of the campers and counselors of the Cazenovia Soccer Academy Summer Camp break at the end of the program to pose for a group photo. About 30 campers and 30 counselors from the Cazenovia Central School District partook in the week-long camp.

— The annual youth soccer camp for children in kindergarten through fourth grade recently concluded. The camp acted as a fundraiser for the boy’s and girl’s high school programs. The boy’s varsity soccer coach, Adam Reynolds, and newly appointed girl’s varsity soccer coach, Keith Comfort headed the program.

The program was overwhelmingly supported by both the JV and varsity girls and boys who were volunteer camp counselors. This year 30 campers and 30 counselors attended the camp.

Student counselors were able to fulfill some of their required community service hours, which is necessary for graduation in the Cazenovia Central School District. The night camp was offered to 5th through 12th graders and had over 80 players.

The camp featured several college instructors as well as Cazenovia soccer coaches. The camp commenced with goalie training provided by Chris Perkins, the Morrisville College Women’s Coach. Coaches throughout the week included Women’s Head Coach at Utica College Claire McLain, Assistant Coach at Colgate University Eric White and Odyssey/Morrisville State College Coach Hans Von Packal.

The Cazenovia girl’s coach, Keith Comfort, Assistant Varsity Coach Kara Connellan and JV Coach Melissa Clarke provided further support. The boy’s coaches consisted of Head Varsity Coach Adam Reynolds and newly appointed JV Coach Danny Polsin.

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Members team Germany, the three-versus-three tournament champions, Eli LaGorga, Teddy Dwyer, Paige Hunt and Lucy Connor celebrate after being crowned victors at the conclusion of the Cazenovia Soccer Academy Summer Camp.

The week long program concentrated on fundamentals of the game and aided the players in further development as well as getting in shape for pre-season. The three-versus-three camp tournament finished with team Germany winning the finals. Team Germany consisted of Eli LaGorga, Paige Hunt, Lucy Connor and Teddy Dwyer.

A portion of this year’s camp proceeds will go to the Light Up Fenner campaign. A growing group of “sports enthusiasts” is campaigning to raise money to construct permanent lights at Field Number One of the Sean Googin Memorial Sports Complex.

All donations are tax deductible, as the organization has partnered with the Lions Club, who formed the Cazenovia New York Lions Club Foundation, Inc. This foundation allows all donors the tax benefits of charitable contributions when they give to this community project.

Donations can be sent to Cazenovia NY Lions Club Foundation, Inc., care of Susan Baldwin at 126 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia, New York 13035.

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