Last Updated: November 20, 2016
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  • 2015 NYCSL Premier League Champions
  • 2014 NERP Champions
  • 2014 CASL Tournament Champions
  • 2014 Disney Soccer Showcase Champions
  • 2013 and 2014 East Meadow Tournament Champions

The Merrick Force is a Premier U17 girls soccer team. Their regular season games are  played in the Region 1 Champions League Division One. Superior training by Kapper Soccer has these girls playing at a highly competitive level. The girls love to play together, and are fine examples of what good sportsmanship is all about.

Merrick Force Wins Disney Showcase


The Merrick Force traveled to sunny Florida to compete in the 2014 Disney Soccer Showcase.  Hundreds of college coaches flock to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to scout the top teams in the country to recruit athletes.  The girls of the Merrick Force performed well competing against excellent teams.  On New Years Eve, the Force defeated the Toledo Courage 2-1 in a very physical game. The Force gave up the first goal of the game, but it would be the only goal they gave up for the entire tournament.  On New Years Day, the Force defeated the reigning Indiana state champions 2-0.  On the following morning, Merrick easily defeated a Florida NPL team 3-0 and earned a place in the finals.  The Merrick Force was matched up against West Pines United, another team from Florida.  After taking an early 1-0 lead on a goal scored by team captain, Lauren Marinello, the Force held West Pines scoreless to finish the tournament as champions.

Force Girls Bring Home the Hardware

Merrick Force girls were represented well at the Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaches Association Awards Dinner.  Force girls earned All Conference, All Classification, and All County honors from their accomplishments on their high school teams. 

Merrick Force Win the 2014 CASL Tournament

The Merrick Force are Premier Flight champions at the 2014 CASL tournament. The Force traveled to North Carolina to play in the showcase tournament where many college coaches were in attendance.  The Force played teams from the areas of Cleveland, Richmond, and Raleigh.  The girls were undefeated during the tournament.  

Merrick Force Win the 2014 East Meadow Tournament



The Merrick Force are champions at the 2014 East Meadow tournament. It is their second consecutive championship at the East Meadow tournament, and third overall.


Merrick Force 2014 Region 1 Northeast Premier League Champions

The Merrick Force won the Red division in the NERP league by beating the South Central Blue Dragons 1-0 in the final game.  The victory sent the Force to the championship game in Rhode Island to play the Blue division champs.  The Merrick Force defeated the Bayside Bolts (from Rhode Island) by a score of 1-0.  The NERP championship automatically qualifies the Force to compete in the Region 1 Premier League in the Spring of 2015.

Merrick Force Win the 2014 North Carolina Triangle FC Tournament

The Merrick Force escaped the snow and ice to play in sunny North Carolina, which turned out to be just as cold as New York.  The girls went on tours of the University of North Carolina and Duke.  The Force got back onto the field the next day for the first time since November.  The Force played three matches recording two wins and one tie.  They advanced to the finals against the North Carolina State Semi-finalists, Lake Norman SC Eclipse.  The Force won 1-0 on an overtime golden goal.


Merrick Force – 2013 USCS Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist

On July 2nd, the Merrick Force ended their incredible run at the 2013 USCS Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship game as finalists. Representing New York State, the Merrick Force had a good showing at the regional games.  The girls won their three scheduled games, not giving up a single goal.  They earned a spot in the championship game against the Linden Diamonds with the winner advancing to the Nationals in Colorado.  The girls fought hard, but it was not meant to be.

The Force Witness History

The Merrick Force attended the U.S. Women's soccer game against Korea at the Red Bull's Stadium in New Jersey on June 20th.  The girls had the privilege of watching Abby Wambach score four goals, surpassing Mia Hamm as the #1 international goal scorer with 160.

2013 New York Cup Champions

The Merrick Force are the 2013 New York Cup Champions.  The team traveled to LaGrange, New York, to compete in the New York Cup Finals against the Brentwood Rush.  The scoreless game was hard fought to the end of overtime.  The game came down to penalty kicks, where the Merrick Force prevailed.  Congratulations to the Brentwood Rush on an outstanding game.

2013 Europa Turf Cup Champions

The Merrick Force won the top flight of the 2013 Europa Turf Cup. On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Force won their bracket with wins over the FC Revolution Lightning and Council Rock United FC Bucks Red.  The next day, the Force was matched up against Council Rock United FC Bucks Wildcats ECNL in their semi-final match. The Wildcats are one of the top teams in the northeast region of the United States.  The Merrick Force played the Wildcats to a scoreless tie after overtime, and prevailed on the minimum of three penalty kicks.  The win sent the Force to the championship game against the tournament's host team, the FC Europa Surge, another top regional team. The Merrick Force took the lead twice during the game, only to see a very talented Surge team tie the game twice. Once again, the overtime period ended in a tie (2-2).  The Force won the game on the fifth and final penalty kick.  The Merrick Force was the only New York team at the tournament, and represented Long Island and the state proudly.





Merrick Wins Manhattan Kick-Off Classic


The Merrick Force won the Silver flight of the 2013 Manhattan Kick-Off Classic.  The girls were eager to finally get outside and play in some real games.  The Force are now ready to compete in the FC Europa Turf Cup this up coming weekend in Pennsylvania.


Merrick Force – Spring 2011 Division One Champions & LI Cup Finalists

After finishing their State Cup run as Semi-Finalists, the Merrick Force finished the spring 2011 season in first place in division one. Also, the Merrick Force made it to the LI Cup Finals (formerly the Waldbaum's Cup) for the second time in the three years the tournament has been held for the age group. The Merrick Force faced the Bayport Blaze in the championship game. The game ended in a scoreless tie after a ten minute overtime period. The match was decided on PKs. Congratulations to the Bayport Blaze on their win. Both teams are shown above.

The Merrick Force Win the 2009 FC Delco Players Cup

On Memorial Day weekend the Merrick Force won the 2009 FC Delco Player's Cup Premier flight. Above is a combined team photo of the Merrick Force and the Parkland Area SC Pride, who the Force beat 3 to 2 in a hard fought championship game.