On this past Sunday morning thirteen year old Kate Braun, playing for the Peninsula Aztecs Women’s Soccer team of the Garden State Women’s Soccer League became the youngest female player to score a goal in league competition.
Kate scored on a volley of a shot from team mate Jessie Fuccello that hit the goal post.
The Aztecs had been playing most of their games short handed due to injuries and pregnancy’s. Kate also plays for a Howell youth team, and is a member of an ODP club.
When she joined the Aztecs she became the youngest member of a female squad in the leagues 37 year history. Now by scoring she becomes the youngest player to score a goal in the leagues history.
– I am a very fortunate man to be able to have a soccer team that is truly a family unit that always pulls for each other when times are tough. Now I also get to watch my two granddaughters, Sam Netterman and Kate Braun play together and make me proud. With everyone working hard the Aztecs behind goals by Kate Braun, 1 , Jessie Fuccello 2, Rachel Marino 2, and Beth Troatman 1, were able to defeat Staten Island 6-2. I am currently recovering from back surgery, but the team is in good hands as they head into the State Cup Semifinal on Wed. the 10th. vs Hoboken FC in Secaucus – says team manager Richard Braun