This year’s Boys U-16 FC Freeze soccer team did not lose a single game during its regular season schedule in the Northern New York Youth Soccer League.
The team, composed of players from central St. Lawrence County, won five and tied three, finishing second to the Watertown Rhinos, a team that Freeze tied in its final league game of the season.
Coached by Carl Normandin, the U-16 Freeze gave up the fewest goals and scored the second most goals in the league.
FC Freeze soccer is a summer program run by St. Lawrence University’s Men’s Soccer Coach Bob Durocher and Women’s Soccer Coach Franco Bari. The program organizes and trains girls’ and boys’ teams from the U-10 through U-18 levels. These teams practice at St. Lawrence University and compete against teams from Jefferson and Lewis Counties. This year 128 St. Lawrence County youth participated in FC Freeze.
Other FC Freeze teams also turned in winning seasons. The U18 Boys defended their championship, finishing in first place in their division and ending the season with only one loss. The U-10 team, coached by Luke Seymour and Deana Huntley, went undefeated as well. The Women’s Open Team, which includes college-aged women, took first place in the regular season and is currently competing in the semifinals of the playoffs.
FC Freeze U-16 Boys are, from left, front, Dan Cruikshank, Potsdam; Jon Sloan, Heuvelton; Scott Wight, Canton; Matt Mende, Canton; Pat Normandin, Potsdam; Nate Peo, Ogdensburg; Aaron Peo, Ogdensburg; Ebuka Ononye, Potsdam; Stephen Folk, Canton; back, Kaden Dandrow, Edwards-Knox; Peter Clark, Potsdam; Felix Grimberg, Potsdam; Jake Watson, Canton; Matt Normandin, Potsdam; Buck Doheny-Farina, Potsdam; Colin Jenkins, Canton; Nathan Gibson, Canton; Aaron Cobb, Heuvelton; Coach Carl Normandin.