Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge

Knights of Columbus – 2014 Soccer Challenge

Knights of Columbus – 2014 Soccer Challenge

On Saturday, September 20, Lawrence Council 7000 held the annual Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge for boys and girls aged 9 through 14.  Worthy Grand Knight Nate Eberle and Sir Knight Greg Gauthier assisted in running the event on behalf of Princeton Council 636.  The competition took place on the grounds of the National Armory in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

The goal divided into five scoring areas.

The goal divided into five scoring areas.

The competition focuses on penalty kicks.  The goal is divided into five scoring areas.  The large scoring area in the center is worth 5 points, the two lower corner areas are worth 10 points, and the upper corner areas, which are quite difficult to hit, are worth 20 points.  Each competitor gets 15 kicks from the penalty spot, 12 yards away from the goal.  In each age group, the boy and girl who have accumulated the greatest score advance to the District Level.  Winners there advance to the Regional and State levels.

In Council 7000, the following boys and girls won their age groups and advanced to the District Level:

  • 9-year-old Girls: Eliza M.
  • 9-year-old Boys: Patrick M.
  • 10-year-old Girls: Oliva D.
  • 10-year-old Boys: Liam C.
  • 11-year-old Girls: Sierra S.
  • 11-year-old Boys: Aditya S.
  • 12-year-old Girls: Kelli C.
  • 12-year-old Boys: Sean C.
  • 13-year-old Girls: Casey K.
  • 14-year-old Boys: Antonio A.

Fifty-three competitors participated in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.  Many of the competitors participated in the challenge just after competing in one of the many soccer games held on the Armory fields on Saturday morning.

A penalty kick is launched.

A penalty kick is launched.

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