By Brianna Cutter
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The Camden County College men’s soccer team recently finished another exciting season, coming out as division champs. Contributing to this successful season was right fullback Taylor Tresca.
Tresca, 21, is a sports management major at CCC. He has been playing soccer for the last 17 years. When he isn’t on the field with his team, he is busy training younger children how to play soccer.
Tresca’s love for the sport led him to give up his hobby of baseball after his sophomore year of high school, giving him time to focus solely on his soccer career. That eventually led to becoming a part of the CCC soccer team when he entered college.
This season, the team earned their way to victory with hard work, determination and plenty of teamwork. About the final game of the season against Union County College, Tresca shares what was going through his head during this final stretch to glory: “We had given up a late goal after being up 2-0. Union had all the momentum for the last five minutes of the game. All I can remember was thinking that I had nothing left, but we lasted long enough for their goalie to make a mistake, took advantage of it, and the rest was history.”
As to how it feels to be a part of the division champions, Tresca states, “It’s one of the best feelings I have ever experienced. My teammates and I have been working hard for this since the preseason in August. Two months isn’t the longest time to get to know each other and how we each play, but we played with great chemistry, and the results show this. Playing with these guys and winning the title for the first time in school history, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.”
After such a satisfying season, Tresca says he has plans involving soccer: “I have a plan, but you never know what life is going to give you. You just have to trust the Lord in my opinion. But Lord willing, my plan is to make a soccer training facility and rehabilitation center somewhere here in South Jersey.”