South Jersey soccer coach honored by ESPN

A South Jersey soccer coach has received a major honor. 

Lenape High School girls soccer coach Kevin Meder says he didn’t even know he was tapped to be the top girls’ soccer coach of the year by ESPN until a former student sent him a e-mail.

“She sent me a congratulatory e-mail with a link to the site that had a little blurb about me,” said Meder.

Meder credits teamwork for his lifetime record of 124 wins, 11 losses and 5 ties in six years for the Indians.

“We’ve had great players, they come in very talented we put them in a position to succeed and just get out of the way,” he said. “I don’t think we try to do a whole heck of a lot, we’ve tried to establish something where they try to have fun.”

The award comes with praise from Meder’s colleagues, but no signing bonus.

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