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Sandercock nets game-winning goal in NPSL championship game
Sophomore midfielder leads FC Sonic to league title
July 26, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton men’s soccer team reports back to campus to begin the preseason on August 7. One player, however, will have already won a team championship this year
Sophomore midfielder Tucker Sandercock, who is competing with FC Sonic of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), scored the game-winning goal in the league’s championship game this past weekend. Sonic defeated FC Chattanooga 1-0 this past weekend in San Diego to claim the NPSL crown.
“It’s an amazing feeling to score my first goal of the season and have it be in the championship game,” Sandercock said afterwards.
After earning America East All-Rookie honors as a freshman in 2011 with Binghamton, Sandercock returned to his hometown of Bethlehem, Pa. at the start of the summer. Since FC Sonic was based in the nearby Lehigh Valley, he was able to join the squad and has been part of the first team ever since.
“Playing for FC Sonic this summer has been pretty unbelievable so far,” Sandercock said. “We were recently ranked No. 1 out of all NPSL and PDL (Premier Development League) teams in the country, according to US Soccer Report. It has been a great opportunity to be able to play against high level competition which I am confident will help me this season at Binghamton.”
Sandercock is one of 12 current Binghamton players that have been competing in either the PDL or the NPSL this summer. Spanning the country from Binghamton to California, the Bearcats have used the past three months to hone their skills for the upcoming season.
“I think it’s very positive that so many of us are playing at a high level this summer as we prepare for what promises to be a very successful season,” he said. “It should be a very productive preseason knowing that everyone is going to be prepared to start working and getting ready for our first match.”