A trio of girls from Lawrence Township became New Jersey state champions of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Competition.
Jamie Seidman, Madeleine Kemo and Natalie Klek, all of Lawrence Township, clinched their divisions in the Sept. 22 qualifying round sponsored by St. Ann’s Council Knights of Columbus, Lawrenceville. The three girls progressed to the state level to compete at the finals Oct. 21 held at the New Brunswick Sports Complex, winning state bragging rights and the chance to compete on the international level.
Seidman, age 10; Kemo, age 12; and Klek, age 13, were among the crowded field of youngsters nationwide who demonstrated their penalty kick prowess in contests held this fall and sponsored by the Knights. Open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14, each player was allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line 12 yards from the goal.
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