Princeton's St. Paul Lions Boys Soccer team ended it spring season undefeated in the Mercer County CYO League with a victory over St. Mary's on June 16.
The Lions finished first in the regular season with an 8-0-2 record, which included six shutouts. The team then closed out the season with shutout victories over St. Gregory the Great in the semi-final and St. Mary's in the tournament final giving the Lions an overall record of 10-0-2.
“We have been focusing on defense all season long,” said Coach Trombetta of the Lions. “Both St. Greg's and St. Mary's played us close during the regular season, resulting in our two draws. During the playoffs, we were able to execute extremely well on the offensive end.”
Throughout the season, the defense has been anchored by MJ Cobb, Brendan Price and Michael Bamford, with Patrick Howell in goal. Brian Cerri, Chris Bobev, and Rory Hogan led the offense with multiple goal games during the season.
Pictured in photo:
Sitting: Lawrence Alleyne, Brian Cerri, Rory Hogan, Kyle Trombetta, Garrett Monfre
Kneeling: Alex Hall, Jan Bakaj, Chris Bobev, MJ Cobb, Daniel Fajardo, Marcelo Espana
Standing: Head Coach Patrick Trombetta, Michael Bamford, Anush Khatri, Matt Hart, Patrick Howell, Brenden Price, Robert Demaree, Coach David Demaree, Coach Malik Cobb