Brick Township officials recognized a local girls' soccer team that won a national champion at the township council meeting Tuesday night.
The Twin County Real Magic U15 Girls Soccer Team was ranked second place in New Jersey and ninth place in the nation. The team recently won the national league championship during a match held in Illinois, defeating a Spokane, Wash. team in a 2-1 victory.
"When you make it to the nationals, that is something such a small percentage of our kids make it to," said Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis.
All of the members of the team were handed certificates by township officials, and a resolution honoring the team members by name was passed by the council during the meeting.