Team Partners with Big Apple Soccer for Senior Boy’s All-Star Game
Ironmen defender Oral Bullen was named the 2001 New York City Player of the Year while playing at MLK High School in Manhattan (Photo by Rich Graessle)
Newark, N.J. (Tuesday, March 3, 2009) – In collaboration with Big Apple Soccer, the New Jersey Ironmen are presenting the 2009 New York Senior Boys All-Star Showcase at Prudential Center in the Downtown Core Redevelopment District of Newark. Scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd, the All-Star Game will take place after the Ironmen host the Milwaukee Wave at 1:00 p.m.
“We have been having great success with our New Jersey All-Star Games, and we wanted to further develop the concept by extending into the New York market,” Ironmen General Manger Tony Novo commented. “The major metropolitan area has an extensive amount of talented soccer players, and we look to give them a platform to showcase their skills.”
The Ironmen will be working with the staff of Big Apple Soccer (www.bigapplesoccer.com) to conduct the 2009 New York Senior Boys All-Star Showcase, and the selection process for the All-Stars will be filtered through Big Apple Soccer Editor Michael Lewis. Athletic directors and head coaches that are interested in submitting nominations should send them directly to Michael Lewis at BigAppleEdit@aol.com. Nominations should include the school name, nominator’s (AD, head coach) name, phone number and email address, along with the candidate’s name, position and any additional information that the person nominating would like to include to increase the player’s chances of acceptance into the game. The deadline for nominations will be Monday, March 9th, and those players selected to play will be notified by that Friday, March 13th.
Big Apple Soccer provides extensive coverage of all levels of soccer including professional, college and amateur teams, as well as youth soccer. The site is one of six in Sports Vue Interactive’s Soccer News Net.
Earlier this season, the Ironmen concluded their 2nd Annual New Jersey Senior Boys and Senior Girls All-Star Showcases, conducted in collaboration with Sports in the Garden State (www.sportsinthegardenstate.com).
After a thrilling golden goal in sudden death by veteran midfielder Goran Vasic lifted the Ironmen past the Detroit Ignition last Saturday, 10-8, New Jersey remains on the road for their next two matches before returning to Prudential Center on Sunday, March 22nd, to host the Milwaukee Wave. Serving as honorary captain for that game will be former Cosmos captain Werner Roth. The Ironmen return to the Rock that Friday, March 27th, to host Detroit. Playing the role of honorary captain for that match will be five-time MLS Cup Champion Jeff Agoos. Tickets start at only $10 and can be purchased today by calling 1-800-IRONMEN.