Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5763 (2002) - Finals

Boy's Chatzi (Four Holy Cities) League

Naftali Simcha Swartz (with the ball) surrounded by teams (from left to right) Danny Dasher, Shalom Sukol, and Yisroel Mond.
Play Hard
The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club has given awards to many goalies in this league over the course of the season. From Team Tiveria’s Yisroel Teitelbaum to Team Hevron’s Eliezer Shames to Team Yerushalayim’s Yoni Hawk. We have many great goalkeepers in this league. But, this week, one goalie deserves a special award for his outstanding play. This week, this goalie proved that he is one of the, if not the, best goalies in the league. He played against Team Hevron’s high-powered offense and held them to one goal despite MANY more scoring opportunities for Team Hevron than this one goal. If this young man wasn’t playing goalie for Team Tsfat, Team Hevron would have easily scored four or five more goals. Despite playing well all season, this player had the best game of his season this week. This boy is a special player, a special goalie, and a big mensch. The Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Play Hard” player of this week is from Team Tsfat and is...Max Byer.

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Zeke Melman (Team Hevron)
Week 2 – Shalom Sukol (Team Hevron)
Week 3 – Max Byer, Ariel Baron (Team Tsfat)
Week 4 - Reingold, Kardon, Hawk (Team Yerushalayim)
Week 5 – Swartz (Team Hevron), Rosen, A. Byer (Team Tsfat)
Week 6 – Daniel Dasher (Hevron), Eitan Grunhaus, Yossi Miller (Yerushalayim)
Semi-Finals - Grunhaus, Miller, Hawk, and Kardon (Team Yerushalayim)
Finals – Max Byer (Team Tsfat)

Play Smart
The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club selected two “Play Smart” player of the week this week. Team Tiveria beat Team Yerushalayim 4-1 this week. And, one player for Team Tiveria played very hard AND very smart. He had two goals and an assist in his team’s win and...just played a beautiful game. It was a pleasure watching him perform all season, but during this game, it was particularly fun to watch him play. And, the first Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Smart” player of the week is...Amir Klein (Team Tiveria).

The second Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Smart” player award winner goes to a player for Team Yerushalayim who had a gorgeous goal this week. This player hit a blast into the upper corner of the goal from the top of the 18-yard box. According to the Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club, this goal may stand as the best goal scored all season by any player in the league. A truly beautiful goal. And, the second Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Smart” player of the week is... Elazar Reingold (Team Yerushalayim).


Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Dovid Feldman (Team Tsfat)
Week 2 – Dovid Feldman, Akiva Singer (Team Tsfat)
Week 3 – Yisroel Mond (Team Hevron)
Week 4 – Eliezer Shames (Team Hevron)
Week 5 - Jaffe, Komarow, Klein, Tuchman, Bookstaber, Dovolsky (Team Tiveria)
Week 6 - Shalom Sukol (Hevron), Teitelbaum, Yoel Jaffe, Tuchman (Tiveria)
Semi-Finals – Teitelbaum (Tiveria), Dasher, Swartz, Galitzer (Hevron)
Finals – Amir Klein (Team Tiveria), Elazar Reingold (Team Yerushalayim)


Be a Mensch
There are three “Mensch” players of the week this week. Team Tsfat has the high-powered scoring duo of Dovid Feldman and Akiva Singer. Team Hevron has the scoring phenomena in Jonathan Galitzer. And, with these three players playing in the league final, Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club fans had very high expectations for this game. And, the fans were NOT disappointed. What a game! The final score was 1-0 on a Team Hevron goal via Jonathan Galitzer. Though a low scoring game, especially with such high scoring players on the field, there was no lack of excitement. Again, what a game. And, three players were at the center of the excitement: Dovid Feldman, Akiva Singer, and Jonathan Galitzer. And, the three “Mensch Player’s of the week are, from Team Tsfat, Dovid Feldman and Akiva Singer, and from Team Hevron, Jonathan Galitzer.

Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Reingold, Bergman, Rosenbloom, Kardon, Grunhaus, Hawk, Kritz (Team Yerushalayim)
Week 2 - Yisroel Teitelbaum, Saadia Tuchman (Team Tiveria)
Week 3 – Jonathan Galitzer (Team Hevron)
Week 4 – Amir Klein (Team Tiveria)
Week 5 – E. Bergman, Miller, Kardon, Kritz (Yerushalayim), Galitzer (Hevron)
Week 6 – Jonathan Galitzer (Team Hevron), Amir Klein (Team Tiveria)
Semi-Finals – Dovid Feldman and Akiva Singer (Team Tsfat)
Finals - Dovid Feldman (Tsfat), Akiva Singer (Tsfat), Jonathan Galitzer (Hevron)



Play-Off Scores and Scorers

Game Scores: Team Tsfat 0 – Team Hevron 1
Team Yerushalayim 1 – Team Tiveria 4

Leading Scorers:
Jonathan Galitzer (Hevron) 9 points 4 goals 1 assist
Dovid Feldman (Tsfat) 8 points 3 goals 2 assists
Amir Klein (Tiveria) 5 points 2 goals 1 assist
Akiva Singer (Tsfat) 5 points 2 goals 1 assists
Danny Dasher (Hevron) 4 points 2 goals 0 assists
Naftali Simcha Swartz (Hevron) 3 points 1 goal 1 assist
Elazar Reingold (Yerushalayim) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Yoel Jaffe (Tiveria) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Eli Bookstaber (Tiveria) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Zeke Melman (Hevron) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Gavi Rosenbloom 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Eliezer Shames (Hevron) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist

Looking Forward to the All-Mensch Game and Half-time Skills Contests
12:30 - The Four Holy Cities League All-Mensch Game will commence “picking sides”. If your son shows up late, we will do our best to put him on a team, but we can not promise that he will be placed immediately.
12:45 – The Four Holy Cities All-Mensch Game will start. At half-time of the game, we will have the HSSSC skills contests for The Four Holy Cities League: dribbling, penalty kicks, and juggling. The game and contests should be over at about 2:45.

 

Boy's K'tana (Four Malochim) League

Play Hard
Anyone who had the benefit of seeing the Team Gavriel vs. Team Rafael game this week had the benefit of seeing arguably the best game of the season. Team Gavriel scored their goal midway through the first half of the game on a long-range goal from the play-off league leading scorer, Yitzie Feldman. Team Gavriel held onto their 1-0 lead until three minutes left in the game and were forced to play an overtime period where they were eventually beaten by a very talented Team Michael. During the regular time, Team Gavriel played... beautifully. During the overtime period, Team Gavriel played... beautifully. The league continues to love this very special, hard-working team. And, the Hapoel Silver Spring "Play Hard" Player of the week is... Team Gavriel (Aaron Komarow, Huda Mendlowitz, Yonaton Jaffe, Yitzie Feldman, Aviaad Grunhaus, Dovid Nachman Fisher, and Chaiby Leiman).

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Avrohom Mond (Team Rafael)
Week 2 – Mendel Cohen (Team Michael)
Week 3 – Duvie Bergman (Team Uriel), Dovid Nachman Fisher (Team Gavriel)
Week 4 – Shmueli Mark (Team Rafael)
Week 5 – Hirsh Milgraum (Team Rafael), Yosef Simcha Singer (Team Uriel)
Week 6 – Meir Retter (Team Uriel), Yechezkel Levine (Team Michael)
Semi-Finals – Aviaad Grunhaus (Team Gavriel)
Finals – Team Gavriel (Aaron Komarow, Huda Mendlowitz, Yonaton Jaffe, Yitzie Feldman, Aviaad Grunhaus, Dovid Nachman Fisher, and Chaiby Leiman)

Play Smart
There are two “Play Smart” players of the week this week. One player is from Team Uriel and he simply played a great game. He controlled the tempo of the game for Team Uriel and just played a gorgeous game. The second player is from Team Rafael. This player also played a great all-around game for his respective team including scoring the two goals for Team Rafael in their 2-0 win: a long-distance shot and a rocket of a shot during a break-away. The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club is proud to announce that the "Play Smart" Players of the week are... Duvie Bergman (Team Uriel) and Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael).

Naftali Schwartz

Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Max Frankl (Team Michael)
Week 2 – Noah Horn (Team Michael)
Week 3 – Max Frankl, Noah Horn (Michael), Naftali Schwartz (Rafael)
Week 4 – Yonah Soskin (Uriel), Yaakov Singer, Yitzchok Singer (Michael)
Week 5 - Huda Mendlowitz, Aviaad Grunhaus, Chaiby Leiman (Team Gavriel)
Week 6 - Yitzie Feldman, Huda Mendlowitz, Aviaad Grunhaus (Team Gavriel).
Semi-Finals – Team Rafael (Schwartz, Pines, Ruchelman, Mark, Milgraum)
Finals – Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael), Duvie Bergman (Team Uriel)

Be a Mensch
Team Michael beat Team Gavriel in the league finals this week. The final score was 2-1. For his first goal to tie the score against Team Gavriel at 1-1 with only three minutes left in the game and for his second goal during the over-time period, the Hapoel Silver Spring “Mensch” player award this week, from Team Michael, is... Noah Horn.

Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Yitzie Feldman (Team Gavriel)
Week 2 – Avi Pines, Simmy Ruchelman, Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael)
Week 3 – Sammy Mellman (Team Uriel), Yizchok Singer (Team Michael)
Week 4 – A. Komarow, Yoni Jaffe, Y. Feldman, D.N. Fisher (Team Gavriel)
Week 5 – Duvie Bergman (Team Uriel), Robert Elenberg (Team Michael)
Week 6 – Avrohom Mond (Team Rafael), Max Frankl (Team Michael)
Semi-Finals – Yitzie Feldman (Team Gavriel)
Finals – Noah Horn (Team Michael)

Play-Off Scores and Scorers
Game Scores: Team Gavriel 1 – Team Michael 2 (Over-Time)

Team Rafael 2 – Team Uriel 0

Avi Pines (left) and Yonah Soskin (right) fight for the ball while several players lend support.

Leading Scorers:
Yitzie Feldman (Gavriel) 8 points 4 goals 0 assists
Naftali Schwartz (Rafael) 6 points 3 goals 0 assists
Noah Horn (Michael) 4 points 2 goals 0 assists
Yitzchok Singer (Michael) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Hirsh Milgraum (Rafael) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Avi Pines (Rafael) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Yoni Jaffe (Gavriel) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist


Looking Forward to the All-Mensch Game and Half-time Skills Contests
10- The Four Malochim League All-Mensch Game will promptly commence “picking sides” and arranging the line-ups. If your son shows up late, we will do our best to put him on a team, but we can not promise that he will be placed immediately.
10:15 – The Four Malochim League All-Mensch Game will start. At half-time of the game, we will have the HSSSC skills contests for The Four Malochim League: dribbling, penalty kicks, and juggling.