The East Windsor PAL U12 Arsenal have clinched first place in MOSA National 1 Division and will bring home their sixth championship trophy in eight seasons.
The Arsenal began as a U8 team in East Windsor and have played in mostly Premier and National 1 Divisions before moving up an age group where they faced bigger and stronger players but came away with the same results playing in the higher divisions.
The Arsenal’s cumulative record in MOSA is 55 wins, 19 losses and 5 ties in league play. They have also gone to a MOSA Cup Final and NJ State Cup Quarterfinals.
“This team started as a bunch a great athletes who practiced and trained three times per week together since they were 7 years old,’ said Anthony Benitez, the Arsenal’s head coach. “We have become a well trained and smart soccer team with a passion and competitiveness that is hard to duplicate. I have been so lucky to spend so much time with these young ladies.”
The Arsenal will not return as a team next year as six of their players have accepted offers to play on Academy teams, while the others will continue to play elsewhere in high divisions. Arsenal is ranked 47th in the State of New Jersey as a U12 Girls Travel Soccer team. Read more