SRA congratulates former Town Soccer “red team” standout, Mason Toye, for being selected 7th overall in the 2018 Major League Soccer draft, by the Minnesota United. Former SRA Coach extraodinaire Mike Carey seems to remember Mason slide tackling at age 6. It has not been confirmed, but rumor has it Mason credits Town Soccer for all his success. After his time in Swarthmore, Mason moved to North Jersey, then onto Indiana University where he earned all Big-10 honors. Well done Mason! You can learn more about the MLS draft here, and you can see Mason in person when the United visit Talen stadium to meet the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, October 6th.
The Swarthmore Recreation Association held another successful New Year’s Day 5K and kids’ runs on Jan. 1, 2017. On a beautiful, sunny Sunday with 45-degree temperatures, the 5K attracted 206 finishers, with dozens more children participating in the kids’ runs on the Swarthmore College track.
The winning 5K time of 16:59 went to Kevin Donnelly, and the first seven finishers, including women’s winner Jenn Cronin (18:09), all ran sub-6:00 miles.
Kick off 2017 in one of the best ways possible. The family-friendly SRA New Year’s Day 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House and travels through the beautiful borough of Swarthmore. Race-day registration and packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. in the field house.
Unique wooden race medals are awarded to the top two finishers in each age group. Kids’ races are held on the college track at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 13. Long-sleeve tech T-shirts are given to 5K participants (first 200 registrants) and cotton short-sleeve T-shirts to kids’ race participants.
This year, TOWN Soccer will begin September 10th, with UK Elite trainers for players and coaches. UK Elite will be with us Sept 10th and 17th, followed by league play from September 24th through November 5th.