The 2021 season for Cedar Stars Rush has officially ended. Despite a disappointing 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Western Mass Pioneers in the first round of the USL2 Playoffs, the team has so much of which they should be proud. During the regular season, CSR finished in 2nd place with 27 overall points, while holding an 8-3-3 record within a very competitive Metropolitan Division. The team finished with a 3-2-2 record at Fairleigh Dickinson University Stadium and 5-1-1 when traveling on the road.
CSR had a knack at finding the back of the net all season, as the squad posted a division high of 28 goals scored in 14 games (an average of 2 goals per game). The team also had the second-best goal differential in the division (+13) right behind top-seeded Long Island Rough Riders (+14).
Zemedkun Rodriguez was a standout for CSR right from the get-go, as the star-studded forward tallied 7 goals in merely 11 regular-season matches in which he appeared. Regsan Watkins also had a successful campaign, as he notched 6 goals and 3 assists in just 10 regular-season games. From top to bottom, CSR had phenomenal team chemistry all season and always had the right strategies implemented by head coach, Anthony Nixon.
As the summer months begin to wind down, CSR players will look to stay in shape competing as the school year begins. We look forward to what the future holds for the club and appreciate all of the support and loyalty from team and league staff, from family and friends, and from all of the fans in the stands this past season!