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Illinois Youth Soccer State Office 1655 South Arlington Heights Road, Suite 201 Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 Telephone: (847) 290-1577 . Fax: (847) 290-1576 e-mail: info@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Office Hours: Monday - Friday (except holidays):  10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (closed from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) Directions: From 1-90, exit at Arlington Heights Road and travel north to just past Golf Road (Route 58). The Illinois Youth Soccer State Office and the Illinois Referee Committee offices are located in a two-story glass building on the east side of the street that can be identified by a flag pole and the Illinois Youth Soccer logo at the entrance.

Office Staff & Program Directors: Executive Director: Mary Jane Bender mjb@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Director of Coaching: Adam Howarth doc@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Associate Director Of Coaching: Marek Radziszewski marekr@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Director of Marketing and Communications: Chris Jamrozy chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Assistant Director, Registration, Travel Permit & Tournament Player Pass Administrator: Meaghan Kinser mk@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Soccer For Success Director: Alejandra Jurado alej@illinoisyouthsoccer.org ODP Director & MRL Administrator: Jonathan Orlicz odp@illinoisyouthsoccer.org ODP & Coaching Education Administrator: Ivan Rico cep@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Registration & Communications Assistant: Katie O’Malley katie@illinoisyouthsoccer.org State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Director: Bill Bruno bill@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Tournament Director & Recreational Referee Director: Hugh Orlicz Inner City Program Director: Dorian Figgers TopSoccer Director: Shawn Danhouser

Board of Directors: President: Gus Bender Vice President / Central District Commissioner: David Hicks Secretary/Southern District Commissioner: Stu Kasten Treasurer: Flo Dyson Recreational Program Director: Dale Litney Northern District Commissioner: Charlie Dyson

From Gus Bender, Illinois Youth Soccer President A t this time of year, I try to reflect on the services and programs that we offer and the changes taking place in Soccer.

In an effort to standardize the National Programs, US Youth Soccer has centralized its operations to the main office in Frisco, TX under the direction of their Chief Executive Officer Chris Moore. We thank the newly appointed US Youth Soccer Midwest Region General Manager Chris Duke for attending our recent Club Directors of Coaching Meeting. In recent years US Soccer has taken a more aggressive role in coaching education, referee education and player safety. As a charter member of US Soccer we are obligated to implement their mandates and we thank all of you for your facilitating these difficult transitions. The Federation is continuing to reconfigure the Coaching Licenses and will roll out the new courses in January. Until stated otherwise, the existing requirements are grandfathered in. Please help us welcome our Illinois Youth Soccer Director of Coaching/Technical Director Adam Howarth and Associate Director of Coaching/ODP Director Marek Radziszewski. Although they are new in their positions, both have been involved in our coaching education and ODP for years. They have been attending the US Soccer coaching workshops to learn and implement the latest coaching techniques and procedures to ensure that the coaching course participants meet the US Soccer pathway requirements and to improve the quality and accessibility of educational information. To meet the US Soccer coaching standard and qualify a coach on the pathway to the D license, Illinois Youth Soccer will be offering a Grassroots Pathway Course that include on-line and in-person courses that include team management and risk management. The In-Person Courses will take place over a weekend – similar to the previous E course. Additionally, we are in the process of developing and implementing a program for 3-5 year olds. Adam and Marek are also raising the standards for ODP training. The majority of sessions are taking place at the state of the art Rockford Indoor Sports Complex that gives players the space to train and display their talent to the best of their ability in a full field setting. Illinois ODP provides progressive trainings at a reasonable cost by high level US Soccer licensed coaches in the best facility that do not prohibit you from playing in High School. We are continuing to develop our competitive offerings such as State Cup, Presidents Cup, Illinois Cup, MRL, Beach Soccer, State Premiership and several new additions such as the Spring Soccer Festival, Junior State Cup and Futsal. These events give your Team and Club an opportunity to participate in a major competition. Thanks in large part to the US Soccer Foundation grant, we continue to provide FREE after school Soccer for Success (SFS) programs to at-risk children in Chicago. For the past 20 years, this program has impacted nearly 1000 children annually and involves the inner city girls for whom there are few sport-based team activities. From the players in our SFS elementary school programs in Chicago we were able to create five travel teams that play in IWSL and YSSL and special appreciation is extended to them for their support. Approximately 30 Illinois Youth Soccer Soccer for Success players from Calmeca Academy attended the US Soccer Foundation press conference with Mayor Emanuel, Foundation President & CEO Ed Foster-Simeon and major contributor Chief Executive of Citadel LLC Kenneth Griffin at Gage Park in Chicago on December 6 to announce a national soccer campaign to build 50 mini-pitches in the City of Chicago.

We continue to support the women’s game and to provide opportunities for the top players who came out of our programs by co-sponsoring with the IWSL the Chicago Red Stars Reserve team. We thank the Chicago Red Stars and the Chicago Fire for making dreams come true for our home-grown players. I mourn the loss of Julius Roth, one of the Founders of the IYSA and IWSL, and remember his phenomenal impact on soccer over his 50 plus years of involvement. Every year we recognize the players, coaches, referees and volunteers at our annual awards banquet who are a testament to and an integral part of Illinois Youth Soccer’s success. We will be working with United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) to help host the 2019 USC Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop in Chicago. We want to thank all of our leagues, both recreational and competitive, for making improvements that enhance the experience for the players. Our recreational leagues have adjusted to some of the changes requested by US Soccer and we hope that the innovations will help make the transition easier. The IWSL continues to be the leading girls’ league in Illinois and the YSSL is the largest boys’ league in Illinois. SLYSA-IL is the biggest league in Southern Illinois. Central Illinois Youth Soccer League continues to dominate the Central Counties and ILLOWA the Iowa border. The Illinois Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer Midwest TOPSoccer Director Shawn Danhouser continues his outreach to provide soccer programs to children with special needs that culminates with the annual TOPSoccer Summerfest. In every message, I remind everyone about two important issues. The first is compassion for the referees, nearly 50% of whom are new this year. We are implementing a robust youth referee mentoring program to educate the beginning officials to deal with the constant challenges and stay in the game. Once again, we encourage the adults in the game to support the emerging referees, the majority of whom are our children, by giving them the opportunity to develop on the field and learn from their mistakes. Therefore I ask the clubs and teams to develop a Parent Code of Conduct and urge your coaches and parents to support the referees. The second item is risk management. Our foremost responsibility continues to be player safety. Over the years we have been in the forefront of Goal Safety, Background Checks and Concussion Awareness. Therefore the Illinois Youth Soccer Board of Directors has implemented the following policy effective for Fall 2018 to further protect the players. The Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) and its member organizations and their personnel are responsible for protecting participants and ensuring their safety and wellbeing during their sponsored activities. Every IYSA member organization shall adopt policies prohibiting sexual and physical abuse. Persons that have contact with athletes must successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport training at http://training.teamusa.org or the AbusePreventionSystems Sexual Abuse Awareness Training at https://abusepreventionsystems.com every two (2) years and submit a copy of their Certificate of Completion to their IYSA member organization. We appreciate your continued support and ask you to keep in mind that thoughtful changes can help us be a more viable and relevant organization. Thank you for your support and consideration Gus Bender

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Meet The New Illinois Youth Soccer

Directors Of Coaching Adam Howarth Director Of Coaching A US Soccer 'A' licensed coach Adam Howarth comes to Illinois Youth Soccer with many years of experience as Coaching Education Instructor and Illinois & Region II ODP Coach. Adam served as the Men's and Women's Head Coach at Eastern Illinois University. He has a master's degree in Sports Administration and taught Kinesiology and Sports Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Adam started his soccer career as a semipro player with Burnham FC in England. He joined Illinois Youth Soccer from Green White Soccer Club, where he was the Director of Coaching. “My goals for Illinois Youth Soccer are simple: a.) To work hard to provide comprehensive coaching education for all levels of coaches and help them become better soccer educators; b.) Improve our players in Illinois through our ODP and recreation clinics and help expose them to new and different ideas on the game of soccer; c.) Be visible to all coaches and players in the state and be there to assist all in reaching their own personal goals,” Howarth said. “For me the best part about of coaching is seeing coaches and players reach their goals. It is great to see a former player become a professional or a younger player make a team! Or a coach getting his coaching license. As a coach we make many friends and work with many players. To play a small part in someone’s journey through soccer is the most rewarding!” Adam can be reached at doc@illinoisyouthsoccer.org and 847-290-1577 ext 104.

Marek Radziszewski Associate Director Of Coaching Radziszewski played professionally and participated at all levels of the player development academy at his native club in Poland, Legia Warszawa. He currently holds the United States Soccer Federation National ‘A’ license, NCSAA Goalkeeping License and has participated in international coaching internships at the professional level and youth academies. He has several years of experience with the Illinois Youth Soccer as an Olympic Development Program coach and Coaching Education Program instructor. Radziszewski is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph and coached at Robert Morris University. “Having a positive impact on someone’s development and seeing them succeed in reaching their goals, even the smallest ones, is probably the most rewarding experience for any educator,” said Radziszewski. “Coaching Education for all of us here at Illinois Youth Soccer is on top of our priorities list. It follows a simple philosophy: Better Coaches = Better Environment = Better Players.” “Coaches should constantly challenge themselves and enhance their knowledge base in order to provide all players with the right tools, not only to improve their soccer techniques, but also mentoring them on life skills like realistic goal settings and such. Coaching Education has a direct impact on overall player experience and development.” Marek can be reached at 847-290-1577 ext 105 and marekr@illinoisyouthsoccer.org.

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Education Grads Congratulations to the following coaches from Illinois that earned their USSF National D license and above in 2017. *Denotes Illinois ODP staff A License Michael Barshai* Michael Brady Philip Knorr David Lovercheck National B Nate Boyden Nilton Da Silva Jeff Degroot Kevin Gowrie Phil Nielsen Bato Dzelal Radoncic Cesar Sanchez Jose Smith* Tony Youhanna Bonnie Young National C Aleksandar Bogosavljevic Greg Bowers Kelsey Carmichael* Sean Connor Cristiano Costa Bryant Craft Frank Deangelo Igor Galijasevic* Miguel Garcia David Gibson Rafael Heck Charles Hentz Lisa Hinchey Ben Hinchey Almir Hot Senad Hot Andrew Lenhardt* Marko Martinovic Stuart Mattison*

Reynaldo Medina Luis Mojica Geraldo Neto Luciano Noval Daniel Sementuch Patryk Seppelt-Gorajewski* Elton Silva Marcin Simson William Zardetto National D Matthew Ales Shahin Arefzadeh Ryan Ash Barsin Babrodi Jason Baldus Pedro Beretta Richard Brakebill Zachary Brown Steve Byhre James Callan Sid Capps Jamie Carr Santiago Castillo Henry Cheung Julie Colhoff Patrick Conniff William Crockford Michele Dalton* Mike Dayton Armando Adan Diaz Herve Diese Brian Elia Jamie Forbes Elizabeth Frazier Jose Galvan Terry Gordon Sergio Greco

Joshua Guerra Madalyn Harford William Hester Patrick Hoepp* Billy Jeremias Jeremy Kaden Jordan King Matt Klosterman Christopher Lashley Randy Lavaire Daniel Lewis Jeremy Lohrens Juan Luna Predrag Maksimovic David Meyer Yohance Moore Jeremy Naff Alex Neumann Paraskevas Pantazopoulos George Perry Scott Pfeiffer Joseph Pratt Mirza Prses Cesar Ramirez Khader Rantisi Jonathan Reader Steve Rineberg Jim Robinson Brad Schlemmer Ashley Schorr Michael Skutnik Eric Sorby Chad Springetti Chad Swieca Paul Tafur Alex Walter Andre Watson Timothy Williams

Coaching Education Update Adam Howarth, Illinois Youth Soccer Director Of Coaching

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s we finish 2017 we look forward to an exciting 2018 with lots of new coaching courses. As part of my position with Illinois Youth Soccer I am lucky to attend workshops with US Soccer and stay updated with new happenings on the coaching end. The most recent workshop helped define the new Grassroots pathway and D License that will be set for January 31 2018. It also helped all of the instructors on their craft as a coaching educator. January 31 2018 the new Grassroots Licenses designed for coaches will be implemented. The first courses are tentatively scheduled for February. Courses in Central and Southern Illinois will follow that month. An online Introduction to Grassroots Coaching (20 mins) will be the first step of the courses followed by

modules 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11. The courses will be offered both online and in person. Prospective Coaches can pick which courses pertain to their level of coaching. The E License will be no longer be offered. Due to the online portion not being ready at this time, the F License will still serve as the online portion of the courses until it is ready, potentially March/April. All courses are independent licenses and run for 4 Hours. To be eligible for the D License, a candidate must pass 2 In Person courses (1 Being the 11v11 course) and 1 online for a total of 3 courses. Details on our new Coaching requirements are below. The 4 Courses will follow a play-practice-play philosophy within each training session. Every coach who takes the courses will have access to a bucket of

training exercises available on the DCC (Digital Coaching Center). The new D License will also follow this philosophy. The D License will still be a two-weekend course with a developmental period. Candidates will be asked to prepare lesson plans in this course. This is the final Grassroots course in the pathway before the C-B-A courses. Recreation Clinics IYSA continues to serve its Recreation membership with clinics. We have done 12 clinics since August 5 where we have introduced information on the grassroots licenses and the Play-Practice-Play philosophy. They have been well received and follow up clinics have been discussed with members. All members are encouraged to contact Illinois Youth Soccer if they have an interest in any coaching clinics

Partnership Program IYSA is continuing to look to partner with programs. If you have an interest please contact Illinois Youth Soccer. IYSA would be looking at working with potential programs to help enhance the following: 1. Coaching Education – sharing of ideas with partner to potentially lead to a coaching education exchange and clinic and camp possibilities. 2. Player development – working with partner to help individual’s possibilities to train and work with new coaches. 3. Team Development – working with partner to have regional and select teams to participate in tournaments and games in other countries and states. Please direct any questions to Adam Howarth doc@illinoisyouthsoccer.org


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FC United Wins National Presidents Cup Shea Ackman • Danielle Barzowski • Taylor Brocato • Lillian Denk • Julia Holton • Madison Kim Kaitlyn Kurtz • Morissa Lambert • Ryann Lucas • Katherine Ohlwein • Margy Porta • Katerina Sellas Katherine Paige Sheridan • Molly Sipe • Sarah Sollinger • Cecilia Troglia • Vivian Ventura • Roxana Zieba Coach: Craig Snower

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C United 2003 Predator earned the US Youth Soccer 14U Girls National Presidents Cup title in a hard fought match against Eagles SC 2003 of Cal South that needed kicks from the mark to determine the National Champion. “I always feel PKs is a tough way to decide a game, but to go through the entire line-up and have every player make there PK was very special,” Craig Snower, FC United Head Coach said. The two sides traded a flurry of goals early in the game. FC United's Vivian Ventura opened the scoring in the opening minute of play with Eagles' Caighley Espardinez equalizing just four minutes later. FC United regained the lead after three more minutes on a Roxana Zieba goal but the score was again brought level, this time by Eagles' Jaydin Marucut. FC United's Zieba scored the second of the

wasn’t going to be on this team. I was a late addition to the team, so the goal symbolized more than a win for me. I had felt so happy for my teammates and myself. Honestly if it US Youth Soccer 14U Girls National Presidents Cup Champions weren’t for my teammates encouragement I don’t think I would’ve scored. They were “I was afraid I was going to miss,” Sipe game just before halftime to give the Illinois all cheering me on as I walked up.” side the lead going into the second half. Eagles continued. “My team had practiced PK’s the week before and each time I had hit the ball scored the lone second half goal thanks to “Molly Sipe made the 10th and winning PK Sawyer Dumond, and both teams' defenses over the net. As I walked up the idea starting which was so fitting because nobody held strong to send the game into overtime. to overpower my mind. I ended up hearing my epitomized what this team was about more dad from the sideline saying, ‘Go Molly’ and then Molly,” Snower said. “She worked hard that really helped. I took a deep breath and the After a scoreless overtime, the game went to every day with the team and extra on her own next thing I knew the ball went in and we had kicks from the mark, and in the final rounds, to become a better player. I can’t imagine a won. The feeling was exhilarating.” FC United's Taylor Brocato made a huge stop better way to win National Championship then and then Molly Sipe stepped up. how it played out.” Sipe’s kick found the back of the net and her teammates rushed the field to celebrate with “Taylor did an amazing job. It was Taylor’s After hoisting the team trophy, six FC United her. last game on our team, because she was players, Roxana Zieba, Kaitlyn Kurtz, Margy planning on focusing on volleyball next year Porta, Ryann Lucas, Madison Kim and which made it that more exciting for her,” Sipe “Winning the title didn’t even matter to me in Danielle Barzowski, earned individual honors said. “I know that drove her to win this game.” that moment,” Sipe added. “I had felt as if I being named to the US Youth Soccer had proven myself to my team. Originally, I Presidents Cup Top 18.

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Midwest Regional Champions

18U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: Lyons Township SC Union Showcase

19/20U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: FC United

Sander Adriani, Owen Allen, Charlie Clarke, Samuel Deboer, Quinn Fraser, Eric Gradilla, Tiernan Guinn, Charles Hall, Nicholas Jacobs, Adam McGahay, Brady McKay, Isaiah Nieves, Philip Panopoulos, Jack Richards, Tate Riordan, Nathan Rusk, Mathew Vear

Jose Aguilar, Alexander Alfaro, Jaylen Anderson, Ben Brandt, Jose Castillo-Bahena, Manny Cerritos, Danny Eloyiza, Ryan Grady, Seth Grossman, Alfredo Guzman, Sean Hickey, Julian Hilpuesch, Tim Iscra, Andres Marx, Noah Melick, Jake Nunez, J Nash Pirie, Jonathan Sanchez, Kevin Terhaerdt, Aaron Whiteman

Lyons Township SC & FC United Take Home Regional Titles The Midwest Regional Championships is the second leg of the most prestigious and notable championship in youth soccer, the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series. This past June, 22 teams from Illinois competed to earn the Midwest title and advance to the culmination of the soccer year, the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The following teams secured their trip to the Regional Championships either thru winning the Illinois State Cup or qualifying thru the Midwest Regional League. 13U Girls Libertyville FC 1974 13U Girls St. Louis Scott Gallagher 14U Girls CFJ South 15U Girls CFJ South 16U Girls Eclipse Select 16U Girls LFSA Select 17U Girls Campton United 17U Girls FC United 18U Girls Team Chicago 19/20U Girls FC United 13U Boys Addison United 14U Boys CFJ City 14U Boys Raiders 15U Boys Chicago Magic 16U Boys Galaxy 16U Boys Raiders 17U Boys Galaxy 17U Boys Raiders 18U Boys FC United 18U Boys LTSC Union Showcase 19/20U Boys FC United 19/20U Boys CFJ National League Two of these teams, Lyons Township SC and FC United earned Regional titles and a trip to Frisco to compete in the 2017 National Championships.

“It felt absolutely fantastic to win the Regional Title with this group,” Paul Murphy, LTSC coach said. “We had strived to reach this level for two years. We've have had a fair amount of success with qualifying for National league and being in three State Cup finals but this was the first time where everything came together and the boys were able to play at such a high level for a sustained period of time. The confidence and momentum just built from the first game and we never let up.” “Earning a regional title was icing on the cake for this already accomplished team,” said Baer Fischer, FC United Senior Boys Director. “As FC United's first three-time State Cup Champion, winning a Regional title was a fitting way for these FCU players to cap their youth careers prior to heading off to college. Coach Yianny's leadership with the team over the past three years helped take this group to new heights.” In a heart-stopping final, LTSC Union Showcase 99/00 defeated OP Green (OH-S) in kicks from the mark for an overall 2-1 win and the 18U Boys Region II crown. It was a close game as the first goal of the match did not come until the 66th minute when LTSC’s Jack Richards put the ball in the back of the net. OP responded well and equalized the match with the help of Noah Paoletti. Two overtime periods passed without a goal, so the two teams lined up for the shootout. “We were actually feeling good about (PK’s) as we had just won the Semifinal on Penalties the previous day,” said Murphy. “I had the order all worked out and we were confident in all our players to do well. We have very strong

kick takers who were able to keep mentally strong and keep their nerve and our Keeper is very good at stopping the P.K's. He stopped 2 the previous day and 4 in the final. It’s such a tough way to lose and one of the most exciting ways to win a game. Both teams played their hearts out, but we were able to just save a little more for the shootout and see it through.” LTSC goalkeeper Mathew Vear and OP goalkeeper Bryant Pratt both made crucial saves, but LTSC came out victorious after outshooting OP, 5-4. “Matt Vear was bigtime in the final shootout,” Murphy said. “He saved 4 penalties. We won on his save. He has a real knack of just reading the kickers actions and is able to make saves from both sides. He always seems to get one of the first three and then from their the nerves set in in the other team. He has not stopped smiling since.”

difference in the final,” said Fischer. “ Ben's first goal, early in the first half, was crucial as we knew the importance of getting an early lead against a very talented OP team. Ben started with FC United six years ago on one of our lower-level teams, and he's had many ups and downs over the years. Ben always persevered no matter the challenge in front of him, so watching him help lead his team to a Regional Championship after scoring two goals in the final was incredibly gratifying for both Yianny and me.” Noah Melick added a third goal in the 82nd minute to seal the victory.

Regional Finalists

FC United earned a 3-0 win over OP 97-98 Green (OH-S) to claim the Regional title. Ben Brandt opened up the scoring in the seventh minute of the match, and he scored again in the 22nd minute. “Ben's play was the

17U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Finalists: Raiders FC Julian Arroyo, Josiah Ash, Fernando Barragan, Adrian Barrera, Ramon Botello, Israel Carranza, Christian Crespo, Josue Espinoza, Axel Gongora, Mario Graciano, Fabian Lopez, Andruw Martinez, Oscar Rojas, Moises Sanchez, Evangelo Spartiatis, Carlos Tapia, Salvador Valencia, Giovanny Vargas Bruggen


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Midwest Presidents Cup Champs

14U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: FC United

17/18U US Youth Soccer Midwest  Presidents Cup Champions: Rockford Raptors

Danielle Barzowski, Taylor Brocato, Lillian Denk, Julia Holton, Madison Kim, Kaitlyn Kurtz, Morissa Lambert, Ryann Lucas, Katherine Ohlwein, Margy Porta, Katerina Sellas, Katherine Paige Sheridan, Molly Sipe, Sarah Sollinger, Cecilia Troglia, Vivian Ventura, Roxana Zieba

Lorenzo Amador, Joe Battel, Max Cincinnatti, Christopher Couper, Bernardo Dominguez, Isaiah Field, Zeus Huerta, Michael Kozlowski, Tanner Mateus, Philip Mueller, Chase Nicols, Joel Palmores, Alexis Robles, Aeneas Sala, Ivan Santiago Cruz, Cory Schleifer, Jakob Schoon, Payton Shockey, Patrik Smith, Adrian Stankovic, Giovanni Villa

14U US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Finalists:  Chicago Fire Jrs South Gabriel Czako, David Del Valle, Andre Doyle, Alexander Gonzalez, Ivan Herrera, Darragh Jeffrey, Mikolaj Kubowicz, Patrick Marshall, Collin McIntyre, Gustavo Mejia, Daniel Miller, Angel Nevarez, Grzegorz Skubisz, Yiorgos Spinos, Lukas Stary, Dominic Valentino, Diego Vega, David Vertinas

16U US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Finalists:  Bolingbrook Raiders

17/18U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Illinois Fusion

Nafay Abdul, Joseph Balas, Matt Balas, Dylan Bishop, Esteban Castro, Marcos Cid, Kevin DePaz, Kolin Goss, Pedro Lopez, Jacob Lund, Christopher Martinez, Ithalo Mercado, Paolo Mondini, Cristian Orsonio, Nathan Robinson, Kevin Ruiz, Carlos Sagols, Brayden Saunders, Ryan Sidman, Charlie Stutler, Jake Tittlebach, Christopher Zepeda

Lexia Aranda, Madison Bergeron, Rylee Billington, Grace Blair, Julia Herrman, Jessica Hieb, Sarah Hodgen, Meredith Johnson-Monfort, Sabrina Kosharek, Audrey Marsaglia, Julia Marsaglia, Rebekah Nielsen, Maggie Peters, Kaitlyn Quinn, Grace Redden, Bradi Schuckman, Megan Seger, Lauren Shanks, Hanna Simmons, Caelyn Steffens, Olivia Teplitz-Crawford, Shannon Tomlinson

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llinois was represented by 17 teams at the 2017 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup in Overland Park, KS this past June. Three of those teams earned a Regional title and a trip to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in July of 2017. FC United 2003 Predator (IL) took home the 14U girls crown after a 2-0 victory over Ohio Celtic Alliance 03 Black (OH-S). With a scoreless first half, FC United opened up the scoring in the 39th minute as Roxana Zieba finished a goal. Cecilia Troglia added a second goal six minutes later to secure the win. Rockford Raptors came back from a 1-0 deficit to claim a 2-1 win over Goshen Stars 00 Red (IN) and to take the 17/18U boys crown. Goshen

17/18U US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Finalists:  Eclipse Select

Stars had the upper hand early on as Ricardo Avila Jr. scored a goal in the fourth minute. Raptors’ equalizer came in the 51st minute when Zeus Huerta placed the ball in the net in the 51st minute. Rockford Raptors stole the lead in the 80th minute thanks to a goal from Aeneas Sala, which ended up being the game winner. In a battle between two Illinois teams, Illinois Fusion defeated Eclipse, 3-1, for the 17/18U girls Region II Presidents Cup title. Meredith JohnsonMonfort got Fusion on the board first with a goal in the 28th minute, but five minutes later, Eclipse responded with a goal from Daelyn Thompson. Fusion claimed the lead once again after Lauren Shanks netted a goal in the 43rd minute, and Maggie Peters sealed the win as she put the ball in the net during the second half.

Teagon Albert, Elizabeth Brechtel, Emma Crosswait, Mackensie Cruickshank, Riley Harmon, Autumn Hollowell, Bridget Holzer, Rachel Lawrence, Jackie Molloy, Hannah Morway, Alexis Ortega, Maja Persa, Caroline Renehan, Daelyn Thompson

18U US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Finalists:  FC United Emerson Adams, Chloe Cappas, Grace Hardy, Anna Holton, Katherine Jaros, Claire Kelly, Kiersten Kerrane, Nell Martin, Madeline Phillips, Meredith Phillips, Emily Porta, Margaret Rogan, Jessa Snower, Edina Taerbaum, Molly Tessier, Melissa Tucker, Kaitlyn Weix


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Illinois State Cup 11U Boys State Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs City: 4 - Chicago Magic North: 2 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs City Mizael Arias, Easton Bogard, Danny del Llano, Isaac Felder, Josh Goldhaber, Stanisa Kalicanin, Joseph Mejia, Caleb Mendoza, Devin Parikh, Ivan Ramirez-Sanchez, Reisse Remmer, Irfan Sarvan, Wilson Smiejek, Will Spitznagle, Christian Valdez, Ramo Velic

State Finalists Chicago Magic Eli Angres, Dylan Atkins, John Clark, Leonid Clayton, Chris Dominan Jr, A.J Fata, Nethan Gudiel, Bruce Anthony Harris, James Melcher, Jose Onofre, Javier Padilla, Aleksander Petkovic, Gabriel Silva, Patryk Stechnij, Lucas Wayer, Dominick Ziaja

“Winning the 11U State Cup was a great way to conclude what was a productive season for our group. To see the hard work and effort put in throughout the season culminate in this success has given the players some motivation to continue improving. ” - Jamie Lyons, Chicago Fire Head Coach

11U Girls State Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs South 4 - CSA Real Madrid: 0 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs South Isabella Berta, Sadie Denk, Noelle Dolan, Sissi Loza, Lillie Nugent, Carisma Rosalis, Ava Sherry, Giselle Tirado, Ashley Trippeer, Brittany Veugeler, Madison Vrdolyak

State Finalists CSA Real Madrid Ivy Black, Lilliana Cortez, Vanessa Cortez, Addison DeHoyos, Natasha Evans, Jordan Forbes, Emersyn Fry, Carolina Garcia, Sabrina George, Meredith Howard, Mackenzie Loomis, Caroline Madden, Daniela Martinez, Era Methoxha, Arianna Pellegrini, Ava Perugini, Olivia Rawls, Madison Reese, Rachel Rempert, Evyn Schokora, Colleen Thumm, Kyra Treanor, Eva Weyman

“The girls put in the extra time training to prepare for the State Cup tournament and as a result we had a successful State Cup Championship!” - Jose Smith, Chicago Fire Head Coach


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TOPSoccer Goes BIG For Summerfest

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ince 2014, Illinois Youth Soccer has hosted a Summerfest event that invites all of our TOPSoccer athletes from across the state to attend. This year's event was hosted by Park Ridge TOPSoccer and was held at Maine South High School. The event is an opportunity for our players and volunteers to "kick off" the start of the season for Fall. There are several fun soccer based skills stations and the big addition of our first inflatable slide which was a big hit with everyone! We had players, coaches and volunteers from many of our programs in attendance and the event gets bigger each year. It's an amazing event that everyone is welcome to join and a wonderful opportunity for players and coaches to network with each other and learn from each other. The theme for this years event was "TOPSoccer is Awesome" and had a Lego Movie style theme to our games and gifts. We are grateful for the continued support from organizations like the Chicago Fire, Chicago Red Stars, and IWSL who support us with promotional giveaways and appearances from their staff. One of the highlight's of the day was a small sided game with Sparky the Fire Dog. The kids loved it. We always end the event with a group photo, custom Summerfest medals, gift bags for the players and lunch for everyone. Illinois Youth Soccer Director of TOPSoccer Shawn Danhouser commented: "This years event was incredible! Coach Moni Ruterschmidt-Ryczek and her team from Park Ridge Soccer really knocked the ball out of the park. The Inflatable slide was super fun and in use the entire time of the event. The Athletic Department from Maine South High School couldn't have been more accommodating and really encourage volunteers from their soccer teams to help out. The weather was perfect and everything went off perfectly. It was great to see so many players and coaches from different programs working together to make the event a success. I just wish everyone could experience

the joy that we saw on all of our kids faces. It's hard work to put the event together but it is so worth it and the memories are priceless." Next year's Summerfest will be hosted by Chicago TOPSoccer and will be held at Addison Trail High School on August 4, 2018. We are always looking for new players, volunteers and programs. If you are interested in learning more about TOPSoccer, please contact Shawn Danhouser at sdanhouser@yahoo.com

Illinois Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Programs Cary TOPSoccer topsoccer@carysoccer.org

Grove United Buddy Soccer(Buffalo Grove) 847-686-GUSA

Southern Illinois TOPSoccer (Carbondale) sisladm@yahoo.com 618-558-1553

Chicago Super Stars TOPSoccer, Inc. jenfriedlander@gmail.com

Illinois FC TOPSoccer (Champaign) doc@illinoisfc.com

TCSA TOPSoccer (St Charles) 630-377-1101

Chicago TOPSoccer (Addison) Sdanhouser@yahoo.com 630-935-7263

Kaneland United SC TOPSoccer scarm134@mchsi.com 630-401-4069

Trevian TOPSoccer (Northbrook) trevianfcunited@gmail.com 847-386-6579

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Previous 12U Boys Champions 2016: FC Gladiators 2015: Chicago Magic PSG 2014:  GLSA FC 1974 2013: Chicago Fire Academy 2012: Chicago Magic

Illinois State Cup

Previous 12U Girls Champions 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs South 2015: Team Chicago 2014:  Lake Forest Select 2013: Grove United Revolution 2012: Chicago Magic South

12U Boys State Cup Championship: Raiders FC: 1 - GLSA FC 1974: 0 State Champs Raiders FC Diego Delgado, Jonathan Esparza, Edson Flores, Andres Fonseca, Yamir Gallegos, Nathan Lara, Sergio Oregel, Sebastian Palma, Herman Rendon, Bryan Rivera, Jesus Torres

State Finalists GLSA FC 1974 Alan Alonso, Ryan Bleser, Henry Chen, Mason DeWall, Lucas ElGhatit, Miguel Garcia, Jack Huber, Ethan Klinghofer, Alek Laroi, August Lombardo, Sean Lovinsky, Roman Lynch, Andrew Phillips, Raymond Sereno, Kaj Sorensen

12U Girls State Cup Championship: FC United Select: 3 - Chicago Fire Jrs South: 1 State Champs FC United Clair Baim, Caroline Birdsell, Paige Dziedzic, Paige Engels, Pipper Hasbrook, Maya Healy, Katherine Hungness, Mira Issar, Megan Murray, Meghan Noe, Tess O'Bryan, Greta Ohlwein, Sofia Palmer, Eva Pattison, Ava Pigott, Honor Roberts, Panagiota(Nayia) Sellas, Amelia Van Zanten

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs South Gina Czochara, Isabella Diorio, Layla Doreski, Christine Erdman, Alana Galvin, Abigail Hermanson, Reana Ibrahimianm, Hailey King, Lise Kukuck, Alexis Lehnert, Macey Moore, Ava Paoletti, Haley Trojan

“Their hard work was rewarded with the 12U Illinois State Cup title! We are very proud that we are the youngest team in our club's history to win a State Cup, and look forward to seeing what this team can accomplish in the future” -John Soltani, FC United Head Coach


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ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER - www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org Previous 13U Boys Champions 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs North 2015: Chicago Magic PSG 2014:  Chicago Fire Academy 2013: Raiders FC Premier 2012: Chicago Magic

Illinois State Cup

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Previous 13U Girls Champions 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs South 2015: Lake Forest Select 2014:  Campton United Navy 2013: Eclipse Premier NWI 2012: St Louis Scott Gallagher

13U Boys State Cup Champions: Addison United State Champs Addison United Chris Arroyo, Carlos Barajas, Devin Czeremuga, Frankie DeAngelo, Edgar Duenas, Alexander Lamb, Nicklas Manev, Osvaldo Mondrago, Ray Navarrete, Guiseppe Palidino, Arya Patel Juan Ponce, Kevin Reynoso, Angel Rodriguez, Michael Urias

13U Girls State Cup Championship: GLSA FC 1974: 1 - SLSG Illinois Blue: 0 State Champs GLSA FC 1974 Rachel Ackerman, Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Ellie King, Meghan Mrowicki, Shannon Murphy, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft , Maddie Ruppert, Elizabeth Thomson, Samantha Whisenand

State Finalists SLSG Illinois Blue Isabella Arro, Emily Baker, Peyton Baker, Kameryn Cortese, Sophia Dutko, Victoria Ejeh, Payton Federmann, Jordan Gary, Sarah Henze, Mackenzie James, Aniston Keller, Sydney Lane, Kinlee Lippert, Taylor Maxim, Kiley McMinn, Sydney Mueller, Jillian Nelson, Brynn Presley, Ella Sanchez, Regan Schreckenberg, Taylor Ziebold

“My deepest gratitude and most sincere congratulations to my players for becoming the champions of the State Cup. Their performance in the year of 2017 is proof that the fruits of the will to work, the love and support of their parents, and discipline give results.” - Memo Martin, GLSA FC 1974 Head Coach

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Illinois Youth Soccer Hosts 1st Spring Soccer Festival

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he Illinois Youth Soccer Spring Soccer Festival allows 8U-10U teams of ALL skill levels the chance to compete in a fun state-wide tournament. Each team played three games in a fun competitive atmosphere. In addition to playing on the pitch, there were additional fun activities for the kids off the field. The Illinois Women’s Soccer League and Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League sponsored face painters, temporary tattoo artists and balloon artists. The Chicago Fire Street Team brought interactives to engage players and LegoLand provided some additional fun. The Yokohama Tires Skill Challenge tested players soccer prowess and Chelsea FC hosted free clinics for players between matches. Registration for the 2018 Illinois Youth Soccer Spring Soccer Festival being held May 5-6 in Naperville can be found at illinoisyouthsoccer.org

2017 Illinois Youth Soccer Spring Soccer Festival Champions Ponys FC 2009 Boys Gold

Skomor SC 2009 Boys Bronze

Valladolid USA 2009 Boys Bronze

Northwinds Blue 2008 Girls Gold

Chicago Fire Jrs City 2008 Boys Gold

Three Rivers SC 2008 Girls Bronze

Chicago Blues FC 2008 Boys Bronze

Inter Gurnee Premier 2008 Boys Bronze

Chicago Fire Jrs South 2007 Girls Gold

Chicago Fire Jrs South 2007 Boys Gold

Chicago Blues FC 2007 Boys Silver

Southland FC Strikers 2007 Girls Bronze

Skomor SC 2007 Boys Bronze

Elmhurst FC 2007 Boys Bronze


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Previous 14U Girls Champions 2016: Lake Forest Select 2015: Campton United Navy 2014:  Team Chicago 2013: NSA Rockets 2012: Eclipse Tri-Cities

Illinois State Cup

14U Boys State Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs City: 4 - Roadrunners SC: 1 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs City Abel Aldape, Colin Campbell, Lucas Cozuc, Miguel de Leon, Miguel Figueroa, Charlie Kennedy, Tyler Maling, Quinn Malven, Maxim Maronde, Tyler Masseur, Stefan Milutinovic, Christian Munoz, Grant Nagel, Sean Carlo Ocampo, Thurston Page, Jesus Rangel, Joan Riera, Juan Sanchez, Ridley Shumaker, Josua Torres, John Wande

State Finalists Roadrunners SC John Benge, Brian Benton, Jacob Bozeman, Christopher Brady, Samuel Bull, Franklin Griffin, Alvaro Gutierrez, Trygve Hansen, Andrew Janowiak, Lopez Julian, Matt Kramer, Colin Nuttall, Ricky Padilla, Braydn Ramler, Bryce Ramler, Mason Roberts, Joseph Roper, Erik Rozanski, Ian Schuller, Jerry Smazil, Ivan Torres

“This was Chicago Fire Juniors City's first state cup title as a club! The team is working hard to get the chance to play for another State Cup title in 2017.” -Nate Downing, Chicago Fire Jrs City Head Coach

14U Girls State Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs South: 1 - Chicago Inferno: 0 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs South Kathy Barrios, Isabella Corluka, Yulexi Diaz, Adyson Duran, Molly Fischer, Maggie Haverstock, Elyse Hermanson, Megan Hutchinson, Sophia Jaime, Madison Kaminski, Cecelia Light, Halle Nugent, Erin O'Connor , Alexa Ordaz, Xcaret Pineda , Mariana Pinto, Lindsey Richter

State Finalists Chicago Inferno Morgan Belcher, Lauren Boafo, Gianna Diaz, Emma Duval, Kelly Flores, Beige Garza, Ashley Gasca, Caroline Golt, Rose Kentish, Megan Langdon, Nina Nicosia, Ashleigh Ontaneda, Anna Pedraza, Eisha Peyyeti, Mia Pfeifer, Briana Rodriguez, Kayla Shebar, Emma Showman, Julia Simon, Emma Simpson, Emily Soriaga, Mia Vavaroutsos

“Great feeling winning State Cup with this group. Illinois has a very large talent pool at ‘03 so coming out as champs really means a lot. I’m very proud of the young ladies who put in time to ensure we won the trophy, congrats to them.” -Nick Kolliniatis, Chicago Fire Head Coach


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ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER - www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org Previous 15U Boys Champions 2016: GLSA FC 1974 2015: GLSA FC 1974 2014:  Chicago Fire 2013: Chicago Magic PSG 2012: Chicago Magic

Illinois State Cup

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Previous 15U Girls Champions 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs South 2015: GLSA FC 1974 2014:  Eclipse Elite Fall 2013: FC United Select Spring 2013: Eclipse Elite

15U Boys State Cup Championship: Chicago Magic: 2 - Galaxy SC: 1 State Champs Chicago Magic Oliver Akintade, Victor Antonyuk, Brandon Applehoff, Evan Bach, Gandhi Cruz, Isaac Flores , Luis Flores, Kurt Herrmann, Luke Illes, Adrian Jurkowski, Eden Melamed, Oliver nales, Christian Perez, Jakub Potoniec, Nicholas Prus, Alfredo Riquelme, Sebastian Rodriguez, Christopher Valkov

State Finalists Galaxy SC Myles Barry, Shea Bechtel, Kyle Blasingame, Nico Couropmitree, Noah Glorioso, Trey Gora, Alex Gramigna, Hans Haenicke, Owen Jarrell, Adam Johnson, Tyler Kaput, Ty Konrad, Tyler Mathews, Sean Murphy, Jack Olsen, Tommy Paltzer, Miguel Rodriguez, Zachary Smith, Mark Thurow

“We got the result that we all worked hard for the whole season and that is a State Cup title. Ghandi Cruz had a birthday that day and he scored the wining goal from a PK. He will remember that moment for the rest of his life.” -Bato Radoncic, Chicago Magic Head Coach

15U Girls State Cup Championship: Evolutions SC: 2 - FC United Predator: 1 State Champs Evolution SC Cameron Dinkla, Hannah Dudley, Juliann Grubisic, Melisa Hadzic, Abby Haskell, Ava Heshelman, Annie Hunter, Carley Jorstad, Meghan Joyce, Madison Korosec, Taylor Korosec, Mackenzie Korzenecki, Ellen Malone, Sarah McCracken, Madelyn O'Brien, Katie Park, Sullivan Schubel, Olivia Valdez, Malia Velker

State Finalists FC United Predator Shea Ackman, Danielle Barzowski, Lillian Denk, Olivia Dorhorst, Julia Holton, Madison Kim, Kaitlyn Kurtz, Morissa Lambert, Ryann Lucas, Katherine Ohlwein, Margy Porta, Katherina Sellas, Katherine Sheridan, Molly Sipe, Sarah Sollinger, Annabel Tritsis, Cecilia Troglia, Vivian Ventura

“It's amazing. We've been working with the majority of this team since U11 and they've grown together, so it's truly a fantastic achievement for the girls. I'm very proud that this particular group provided the -Keiran Howarth, Evolution SC Head Coach club's first State title.”


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YOUNG SPORTSMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE

Illinois Youth Soccer’s LARGEST Boys Competitive League With Over 1600 Teams Congratulations to the following teams that won YSSL Championships in 2017 AAC EAGLES CHICAGO 2008A AGUILITAS 2003 ALITHSA ARSENAL 2006 RED ATLETICO LIONS 2001 BARCELONA ELITE 05B WHITE BARCELONA ELITE 06A ORANGE BSC RAIDERS 04 RED BSC RAIDERS 05 BLACK BSC RAIDERS 06 WHITE BSC RAIDERS 07 WHITE BURBANK BULLDOGS FC 2005 BURBANK BULLDOGS FC 2006 CARY DEFENDERS 04/05 CARY DEFENDERS 06B RED CELTIC FC CHICAGO 2004 CELTIC FC CHICAGO 2006 CFJ CITY 2000 BOYS WHITE CFJ CITY 2001 BOYS WHITE CFJ CITY 2004 BOYS RED CFJ CITY 2005 BOYS NAVY CFJ CITY 2006 BOYS RED CFJ CITY 2007 BOYS PRE-AC CFJ CITY 2007 BOYS WHITE CFJ CITY 2008 BOYS PRE-AC CFJ CITY 2008 BOYS PRE-AC CFJ CITY 2008 BOYS WHITE CFJ SOUTH 06 PREMIER CFJ SOUTH 07 PREMIER CFJ WEST 2007 BOYS PRE-ACADEMY CFJ WEST 2008 BOYS PRE-ACADEMY CFJ WEST 2009 BOYS PRE-ACADEMY CHICAGO BLUES FC 05 ELITE CHICAGO BLUES FC 05 SELECT CHICAGO BLUES FC 07 SELECT CHICAGO CITY 2006 BLUE I CHICAGO CITY 2007 BLUE I CHICAGO CITY 2007 ELITE CHICAGO EAGLES 98 CHICAGO EDGE 2003 PREMIER CHICAGO EVOLUTION 2007 CHICAGO EVOLUTION 2009 CHICAGO FIRE JUNIORS GOLD CHICAGO INTER SOCCER CLUB CHICAGO INTER SOCCER CLUB 08 - RED CHICAGO INTER SOCCER CLUB 09 - RED CHICAGO KICKERS SC 02 RED CHICAGO KNIGHTS 02 CHICAGO MAGIC CITY 2003 B CHICAGO MAGIC NORTH 2008 CHICAGO MAGIC PREACADEMY CHICAGO MAGIC-TSPRO 2009 CHICAGO RUSH 2006 BOYS PR CHICAGO STARS FC 04 CHICAGO STARS FC 06 CHICAGO WIND 2005 RED CL FORCE 04 PREMIER CL FORCE 06 ELITE CSA PREMIER 03 DORTMUND CSA PREMIER 04 AJAX CSA PREMIER 04 PSV CSA PREMIER 07 AC MILAN CSA PREMIER 08/09 HELLAS CSA PREMIER 08/09 HELLAS VERONA DEPORTIVO JUNIORS 07 DEPORTIVO JUNIORS 09 DP AMERICA FC 2002 DP AMERICA FC 2003 ECLIPSE YDP EAST BLACK 20 ECLIPSE YDP EAST BLACK 20 ELA 2002 ELITE ELA 2004 WHITE ELA 2005 BLUE ELA 2006 BLUE ELA 2007 BLUE ELA 2009 RED ELITE FC 09 ELK GROVE FORCE 2004 ELK GROVE FORCE 2005 ERA FC 2007

EVOLUTION 08 BLACK EVOLUTION 08 RED FC ALLIANCE 2004 FC LAKE COUNTY 03B FC LAKE COUNTY 04A FC LAKE COUNTY 04B FC LAKE COUNTY 05A FC LAKE COUNTY 07A FC MIRAGE 08/09 FC MIRAGE 2007 FC SETANTA 06-07A FC UNITED 2001 PREMIER RED FC UNITED 2006 SELECT 1 FC-1 ACADEMY 00 ELITE FC-1 ACADEMY 01 ELITE FC-1 ACADEMY 2004 SELECT FC-1 ACADEMY 2005 SELECT FCX 2005 BLACK II FCX 2006 BLACK

IP-SKOMOR SC 07 BLUE JAHBAT YELLOW 2007 JOGA BONITO SC 07/08 JOLIET MAGIC 2002 JOLIET MAGIC 2005 JOLIET MAGIC 2006 JOLIET MAGIC 2007 KICKERS UNITED FC 02 KICKERS UNITED FC 06A KICKERS UNITED FC 07A KICKERS UNITED FC 08B KICKERS UNITED FC 09A KUBA ELITE 2003 ELITE KUBA ELITE 2006 ELITE LFSA 07A JUVENTUS LFSA 08A MADRID LFSA 08B CHELSEA LFSA 09A BARCELONA LFSA 10 AJAX

FCX 2008 BLACK I FCX 2009 BLACK FIREBIRDS 2004 BLACK FIREBIRDS 2006 BLACK FIREBIRDS 2008 BLACK FORCE 03 PREMIER FVBM U10-2008 SELECT FVBM U9-2008 SELECT GE LAKERS 2005 PREMIER GE LAKERS 2008 BLACK GLADIATORS FC 2006 GLENVIEW SC 2008 PREMIER GLENVIEW SC 2009 ELITE GREEN WHITE 07 GRUN GREEN WHITE 08 GRUN STUTTGART GREEN WHITE 2001 GRUN GREEN WHITE 2005 GRUN HDS EAGLES SOCCER ACADEMY HEAT UNITED 2004 BLACK HEAT UNITED 2007 HP ELITE SC 07 HUSSARS UNITED 2003 IMPERIO MONARCAS CHICAGO 2003 INTER GURNEE PREMIER 2006 RED INTER GURNEE PREMIER 2008 IP-ARLINGTON ACES 2007 BLUE IPRO ARSENAL 2007 IPRO ARSENAL 2009 IPRO ARSENAL 2010 IP-SKOMOR SC 04 WHITE IP-SKOMOR SC 06 BLUE

LIBERTYVILLE 05C BLACK LIBERTYVILLE 09B BLACK 2 LIBERTYVILLE FC 1974-07A LIFEZONE FC 06 LIFEZONE LIONS 06 BLUE LIFEZONE LIONS 09 BLUE LIFEZONE LIONS 09 WHITE LIONS SC 00 BLACK LIONS SC 07 BLUE LIONS SC 08 BLUE LTSC 2004 SELECT LTSC 2009 TRAVEL WHITE LTSC PREMIER WHITE B07/08 MSC STRIKERS 2008 NAPERVILLE EAGLES 03 TITANS NCU 2005/06 SELECT NH UNITED 2007 FELLOWS NORTH SHORE FC 2007 NORTHWIND 2005 BLUE NORTHWIND 2005 WHITE NORTHWIND 2006 PREMIER NUFC 1999 PREMIER NUFC 2002 PREMIER NUFC 2003 PREMIER NUFC 2003 SELECT NUFC 2007 PREMIER NUFC 2008 PREMIER OBSC 2003 BLACK OBSC 2004 NAVY OBSC 2007 BLUE OBSC 2009 BLUE

PALATINE CELTIC 2003 BLACK PARK RIDGE 2006 ORANGE PARK RIDGE 2007 WHITE PARK RIDGE SC 2010 ORANGE PCSC06 U11B1 BLACK PCSC06 U11B2 GREEN PEAK PERFORMANCE SOCCER CLUB PEAK SOCCER ACADEMY 06/07 PEGASUS FC 2006 RED PONYS FC 07 PONYS FC 10 RAIDERS FC 09 REAL ACAPULCO 03 ROMEOVILLE SPARTANS 03 RUSH NORTH 05 PREMIER RUSH NORTH 06 AZUL RUSH NORTH 07 PREMIER RUSH NORTH GROVE 08 PREMIER RUSH NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE 08 PREMIER RUSH SOUTH 04/05 NERO RUSH SOUTH 08 NERO RUSH WEST 05 PREMIER RUSH WEST 07 PREMIER RUSH-PANTHERS 06 ORANGE RUSH-THREE RIVERS 00 SAA-SCU 1998 BLACK SAA-SCU 2006 BLACK SAMBA SOCCER ACADEMY 02/03 SBW 2009 GRAY SBW ALLIANCE 02 SBW ALLIANCE 04 SCOTTISH SOCCER ACADEMY 2008 PREMIER SCOTTISH SOCCER CLUB 04 SHADOW PREMIER FC 2005 SHADOW PREMIER FC 2007 SIDEKIXX SA 2005 SIDEKIXX SA 2009 SKOMOR SC 03 - BLUE SKOMOR SC 04 - WHITE SKOMOR SC 05 - BLUE SKOMOR SC 09 SKOMOR SC U17 00 - BLUE SPARTAN FC 2008 GREEN SSA ENFORCERS 2009 STARS SC 03A STARS SC 05 BOYS SUFC FALCONS 06A SUFC FALCONS 08/09 SUFC FALCONS 08A SYNERGY 05 BOYS GREEN SYNERGY BOYS GREEN '05 TC ACADEMY 04-05 ELITE TC ACADEMY 1999 ELITE TEAM CHICAGO 2009 ELITE TEAM EVANSTON 06B BLUE TEAM EVANSTON 08A BLUE TEAM EVANSTON 08B BLUE TEAM EVANSTON 09B BLUE BOYS TESC 05 SELECT TESC 07 SELECT TESC 99 SELECT THUNDER FC 02 THUNDER FC 06 THUNDER FUTBOL CLUB 03 TREBOL FC 03 TREVIAN 2007 BLUE TREVIAN 2007 BLUE TS PRO SOCCER ACADEMY 03 UNITED FC WAUKEGAN 03 VALLADOLID USA 09 PURPLE VH COUGARS SC 06 BLUE VICI AUSC 04 W.C LIONS ACADEMY 2007 W.C. LIONS ACADEMY 2005 ACA. W.C. LIONS ACADEMY 2010 WHEATON WINGS 05 PREMIER WILMETTE WINGS 2005 PREMIER YOUNG WOLVES 2006 YOUNG WOLVES 2009

Spring Registration Now Open. Call 847-818-1440 or Email info@yssl.org


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Previous 16U Girls Champions 2016: Eclipse Select Black 2015: Eclipse Elite 2014:  NSA Rockets Fall 2013: FC United Select Spring 2013: NSA Jaguars

16U Boys State Cup Championship: Galaxy SC: 3 - FC United: 1 State Champs Galaxy sC Jason Barba, Joseph Bavol, Jason Benjamin, Matthew Berry, Thomas Bludgen, Colin Iverson, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Johnathan Kraemer, Mason McCaw, Alexander Nava, Edwin Nava, Jose Navarro, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Christian Romano, Cameron Strang, Andrew Zain

State Finalists FC United Quinn Ackman, Ryan Ball, Dominic de Boer, Daniel Flores, Jack Freel, Ryan Grady, Michael Groza, Jhovany Guadarrama, Tetsuya Lio, Christian Jimenez, Rei Kubota, Andrew Kuhn, Jacob Lukasik, George Luke, Joey Martens, Jimmy McMahon, Tyler Medvec, Daniel Montaquila, Eric Ramirez, Alexander Walega

“Galaxy is very proud of all the boys that were a part of the State Cup Championship win over FC United. It was an honor to win this event and represent Illinois at Regionals. Thank you to Illinois Youth Soccer for running such an amazing event. ” - Jay Konrad, Galaxy SC Head Coach

16U Girls State Cup Championship: Eclipse Select Black: 4 - Campton United: 0 State Champs Eclipse Select Black Ryann Anderson, Chloe Barrett, Piper Biziorek, Grace Corluka, Sophia D'Ambra, Kiera Fullick, Hannah Johnstone, Rachel Kutella, Agnes Lojek, Arianna Lombardi, Cailyn Munar, Camila Picha, Kiara Pralle, Maddie Raftery, Allison Rapaduski, Hannah Rebhan, Jordan Rose, Mia Sedgwick, Tara Tesmond, Rachel Wandless, Emily Wheat, Hailey Yellin

State Finalists Campton United Amy Alexander, Annie Brolly, Hailey Flannagan, Ava Geen, Emily Hancock, Zoey Kollhoff, Alyssa Kraft, Alyssa Mileham, Stephanie Naskrent, Helena Niforatos, McKenna Oesterle, Reagan Oller, Gen Porsche, Gracie Prather, Abigail Roy, Samantha Rydberg, Lindsey Rzeszutko, Megan Stout

“Trying to win a State Cup with a team multiple times is always extremely tough and for this core of girls this was their 3rd title in a row. It just shows the hard work they keep putting in to -Nick Kolliniatis, Eclipse Head Coach maintain playing at a high level.”


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Previous 17U Boys Champions 2016: FC United Select 1 2015: Chicago Magic PSG 2014:  GLSA FC 1974 2013: Campton United Navy 2012: Galaxy SC Blue

Illinois State Cup

Previous 17U Girls Champions 2016: Campton United 2015: FC United Select 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: NSA Jaguars Spring 2013: Academy United SC

17U Boys State Cup Championship: Galaxy SC: 3 - Raiders FC: 1 State Champs Galaxy SC

State Finalists Raiders FC

Emanuel Acosta, Shareef Amor, Jared Avalos, John Barry, Blake Biery, Matthew Bilardello, Ethan Conners, Jesse Corneliusen, Daniel Costea, Jake Crawford, TJ Fenton, Ford Frazer, Amish Gupta, Ethan Harvey, Leo Herard, Zachary Lass, Nathan Lukasik, Jack O'Reilly, Brad Palagi, Giacomo Parrino, Will Ritzmann, Anthony Safo-Adusa

Julian Arroyo, Josiah Ash, Fernando Barragan, Adrian Barrera, Angel Barriga, Ramon Botello, Israel Carranza, Christian Crespo, Baltazar Duran, Josue Espinoza, Daniel García, Axel Gongora, Mario Esteban Graciano, Fabian Lopez, Andruw Martinez, Luis Moreno, Oscar Rojas, Moises Sanchez, Evangelo Spartiatis, Carlos Tapia, Salvador Valencia, Giovanny Vargas, Evan Wimberly

“I could sense early on in the weekend that our boys were playing with a bit of an edge and wanted this title very bad. I am very proud of this group because it was a total team effort all weekend and every player was important to our success against two very good teams.” - Brett Strang, Galaxy SC Head Coach

17U Girls State Cup Championship: Campton United USYS: 4 - FC United: 0 State Champs Campton United Julia Ball, Alondra Carranza, Emily DeVivo, Ashley Diorio, Jenna Dominguez, Maddie Donnelly, Makenzie Eldridge, Grace Griffin, Anna Holcombe, Stephanie Howe, Katie Montgomery, Nicole Neslund, Katie Niermann, Nicole Peeters, Amanda Rose, Yetzemany Solis, Claire Stack

State Finalists FC United Claudia Campolo, Josie Crumley, Meghan Dwyer, Madelyn Flynn, Julia Goldish, Nicolette Gossage, Samantha Holton, Gabrielle Jezorski, Megan Kurtz, Hailey Laurenson, Samantha Mckibben, Maura Murphy, Kyrsten Pellikan, Madeline Prassas, Jennifer Staten, Ashley Stearns, Eleanor Ward, Torrie Welch

“Winning the IL State Cup with the 2001’s was an awesome experience. This group lost in the semifinals in 2016, and for them to go all the way this year was testament to their hard work over the past 12 months. Campton Nation are so proud of the girls!” -Scott Keena, Campton United Head Coach


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Previous 18U Girls Champions 2016: Team Chicago Elite 2015: Eclipse Elite 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: Windy City Pride Spring 2013: FC United

Illinois State Cup

18U Boys State Cup Championship: FC United: 2 - Chicago Fire Jrs City: 0 State Champs FC United Benjamin Axelrod, Mateo Blair, Ruben Delgadillo, Deng Deng, Joseph Farina, William Felitto, Robbie Fraser, Evan Goldberg, David Gripman, Chase Heyman, Ryan Krueger, Jose Mariscal, Sahil Modi, Matthew Randall, Mason Rose, Samuel Rutherford, Colin Thompson, Reilly Walsh, Sam Warden, Logan Weaver

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs City Carlos Abarca, Kevin Amoah, Jose Berber, Rudy Bieglmeier, Leo Daley, Julio Diaz, Jesus Flores, Luc Fougere, Szymon Glab, Israel Guevara, Freddy Irakiza, Simon Jillson, Marcin Kieta, Alex Merzyk, Cole Robbins, Bryan Rodriguez, Zachary Rogers, Alex Rydberg, Reed Schaefer, Richard Thomas, Quinn Troy

“I am incredibly proud of the boys for winning the State Cup championship. They earned this success through their commitment to working hard and dedication to all team and club activities. ” -Baer Fisher, FC United Coach

18U Girls State Cup Championship: Campton United: 3 - FC United: 0 State Champs Campton United Lauren Albrecht, Fatima Bustamante, Chantel Carranza, Gracey DiBiase, Jenna Dombrowski, Caitlin Farrell, Madison Fischer, Saydie Holland, Mattea Huerta, Cassidy Joyce, Rachael Lutter, Erin McKinney, Claudia Najera, Jenna Nichols, Anna Rakos, Hannah Rittenhouse, Hailey Rydberg, Kristen Szumski, Victoria Thornton, Kayla Villa, Cece Wahlberg, Zoe Welsh

State Finalists FC United Claudia Campolo, Josie Crumley, Meghan Dwyer, Madelyn Flynn, Julia Goldish, Nicolette Gossage, Samantha Holton, Gabrielle Jezorski, Megan Kurtz, Hailey Laurenson, Samantha Mckibben, Maura Murphy, Kyrsten Pellikan, Madeline Prassas, Jennifer Staten, Ashley Stearns, Eleanor Ward, Torrie Welch

“This group of players are extremely talented, with all the group committed to playing at the College level. The groups mentality is unbelievable, they want to win each and every game they play.” - Scott Keena, Campton United Head Coach


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Previous 19U Boys Champions 2016: Chicago Celtic 2015: Chicago Fire Academy 2014: Chicgo Fire Academy 2013: Chicago Fire Academy 2012: Strikers FC

Illinois State Cup

2016: 2015: 2014:  2013: 2012:

Previous 19U Girls Champions Chicago Red Stars Chicago Red Stars Eclipse Select Eclipse Select Eclipse Select

19/20U Boys State Cup Championship: FC United: 1 - Chicago Fire Jrs South: 0 State Champs FC United Select 1

State Finalists CFJ South

Jose Aguilar, Alexander Alfaro, Jaylen Anderson, David Brandt, Jose Castillo Bahena, Manny Cerritos, Danny Eloyiza, Matthew Grady, Seth Grossman, Alfredo Guzman, Sean Hickey, Julian Hilpuesch, Tim Iscra, Andres Marx, Noah Melick, Jake Nunez, J. Nash Pirie, Jonathan Sanchez, Kevin Terhaerdt, Aaron Whiteman

Nicholas Anweiler, Matthew Bahena, Ethan Barangan, Peter Becht, Patrick Breslin, Ethan Butler, Christian Cunningham, Jake Farley, Cade Fink, Noah Kettle, Anthony Markanich, Nicolas Markanich, Elijah Monjaras, Connor Mote, Carlos Nunez, Jackson Ranck, Robert Reichert, Daniel Rohder, John Schuler, Christopher Sullivan, Michal Szaflarski, Max Taylor

“This group of boys have created their legacy. 3-time State champions and completed their youth soccer career as National Semifinalists losing to the National Champion 2-1. We created many memories on/off - Yianny Caparos, FC United Head Coach the field and truly feel like family.”

19U Girls State Cup Championship: NSA Shock: 3 - FCX Black: 2 State Champs NSA Shock Bella Alessio, Madeleine Becker, Katelynn Buescher, Gianna Dodaro, Shaina Dudas, Erin Flynn, Catherine Johnson, Kaitlyn Joniak, Kennedy Messina, Kendra Pasquale, Sophia Senese, Kailey Serna, Kate Shroyer, Alyssa Siebers, Jessica Siebers, Abby Swanson, Amy TenHaken, Chesney Wargo

State Finalists FCX Black Taylor Abbott, Christine Batliner, Madison Belo, Kristin Brousseau, Lauren Caffe, Cassandra Farber, Kacie Filian, Samantha Hartman, Cassie Kowalski, Annabelle Moore, Sydney Pryor, Erin Rafferty, Alexis Rosa, Madeline Rosen, Paige Stevens, Chloe Trom, Abigayle Willock

“Many of the players have been together for more than 6 years, we've added players that are super dynamic to an already talented team. Having the team stay together and become even more special is rare. This group deserves to be recognized for all of the reasons above even - Greg Muhr, NSA Shock Head Coach more so then winning. ”


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ciysl.com

Central Illinois Youth Soccer League From Its Humble Beginning Of 8 Teams, CIYSL Is Now The Preferred Competitive League For Over 200 Teams In Central Illinois & Chicagoland Chicago Fire Jrs South Chicago Fire Jrs City Chicago Inter SC Chicago Rush Eastern Illinois FC FC United Illinois FC Illinois Fire Jrs Integrity SC Galaxy SC Jacksonville SC Lincoln FC Lyons Township SC Mahomet Seymour SC Mattoon SC MidState SC Olympiacos SC Oak Brook SC Pekin Pride Raiders FC Roadrunners SC Rockford Raptors Saint Joseph FC SASA Spirits

2017 CIYSL League Champions Spring Champions U-11 Boys U11/12 Boys U-12 Boys Platinum U-12 Gold U13/14 Boys U14/15 Boys U15/16 Boys HSB Platinum HSB Gold HSB Silver U-11 Girls Platinum U-11 Girls Gold U-12 Girls U13/14 Girls U-14 Girls U-15 Girls

Mahomet Seymour SC 06 IL FC 06 Orange SASA Spirits Mahomet Seymour SC 05 Mahomet Seymour 03/04 MidState SC 03 MidState SC 02 IL FC 99 Orange IL Fusion 98 Select VC SC Integrity 06 Purple Mattoon SC SASA Spirits 05 White IL FC 03 Orange IL Fusion 04 Black SASA 02 White

Fall Champions U11/12 Boys Platinum U11/12 Boys Gold I U11/12 Boys Gold II U13/14 Boys U14/15 Platinum U14/15 Boys Gold U11/12 Girls Platinum U11/12 Girls Gold U13/14 Girls HSG Gold HSG Silver

Illinois Fire JRS 06 Red Illinois Fire JRS 06 White Madrid Illinois Fire JRS 06 White Barcelona Illinois Fire JRS 04 White IL FC 03 Orange Illinois Fire JRS 03 Red Integrity SC Lightning Illinois Fire JRS 06 White Illinois Fire JRS 05 red MidState SC 00/01 Illinois Fire JRS 04 R

No Standings kept for U8 – U10 Divisions as part of the CIYSL Academy Program. CIYSL – Home of the Bi-Annual Silent Soccer Sideline Program.

CIYSL- North CIYSL-North is a division of the Central Illinois Youth Soccer League that operates in the greaterChicago area. The following clubs are part of CIYSL-North Lyons Townships SC Chicago Fire Jrs South Olympiacos SC Chicago Fire Jrs City Chicago Inter SC Oak Brook SC Chicago Rush Raiders FC FC United Roadrunners SC Galaxy SC Rockford Raptors

St. Louis Youth Soccer Association - Illinois SLYSA-IL Member Clubs AJAX IL Alton Fighting Irish Alton United FC Bethalto FC C.C. United Capital City Clinton County FC FC Gold Rush Fire FC Gateway Rush Glen-Ed SC Highland Attackers Integrity Kixx United

Metro East Legacy FC

Millstadt Triumph MOMAC FC Panthers FC Premiere SC Puma Futbol Club SASA Spirits SIFC Force Southern Illinois Revolution Staunton Strikers Steel City United Troy Fire FC

SLYSA-IL FALL CHAMPS Girls Glen-Ed 09 Elite Kixx United 08 Nieroda ME Legacy 2008 Black SASA 2007 Blue Me Legacy 07 Red Capital City Renegades Puma Futbol club Lady Pumas 06 Integrity 05 Flames Puma Futbol Club/Legends SASA 2004 Blue Gateway Rush 2004 Premier ME Legacy 2000 Elite Boys ME Legacy 10B Red Troy Fire 09

Premiere U9 SASA 2008 Blue 1 Fire FC Kixx United 08 Peterson SIFC Force SI Revolution Luedeman 2007 Glen Ed 07 United Gateway Rush 07 United Pumas 06 Black Kixx United 06 Hoelscher II SASA 2005 Blue Kixx United Kulp 05 ME Legacy 2005 Elite Glen Ed 05 UniteD Puma Futbol 05 SIFC Force SASA 2004 White Integrity 04 Blue Crew

In Fall 2016, the St Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) joined Illinois Youth Soccer as its newest member competitive league. As a member of Illinois Youth Soccer, Illinois teams can compete in SLYSA while keeping their eligibility for Illinois Youth Soccer member events such as Illinois State Cup, Presidents Cup, Illinois Cup and more.

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Illinois Presidents Cup 12U Girls Presidents Cup: Northwind SC: 5 - TCSA Premier Black: 3 State Champs Northwind SC Ellis Avery, Elle Belval, Alena Brandt, Jesse Carlson, Leila Chapman, Cate Cupps, Doherty Ellie, Kate Feurer, Lola Feurer, Anya Landolt, Eleanor Nagle, Felder Patricia, Helena Pina Anagnostolpoulos, Eden Raviv, Emilia Rodriguez, Sydney Stone, Fiona Sullivan

State Finalists TCSA Premier Black Kayla Eichstaedt, Katherine Erickson, Megan Hines, Alyssa Hughes, Hope Ieler, Haleigh Manske, Leah Palmer, Rebecca Schulenburg, Erin Slagle, Lauren Slagle, Amanda Stepien, Abby Vichich, Alyssa Wolff

“They demand a lot from each other and are an extremely unselfish bunch so it was very gratifying to watch them win the President's Cup. These girls are competitive and hungry and I'm excited to see them - Chris Chapman, Northwind SC Coach grow as individuals and as a team.”

12U Boys Presidents Cup: Lyons Township Select: 1 - CSA Manchester City: 0 State Champs Lyons Township SC William Albright, Tyler Balon, Emre Erashin, Brack Hyde, Peter Machado, Mario Naumovski, Allessandro Ortega, Colin Schaeffer, Ronan Schmidt, Jake Schumaker, Peter Soudan, Owen Suda, Danny Svelnis, Balys Zamalaitis

State Finalists CSA Manchester City Skyler Bell, Connor Brown, Max Dodrill, Alex Ebel, Brady Gilroy, Jacob Glanzman, Ryan Horlock, Dominic Howard, Guillermo Lee, Logan Lewarchick, Stefano Nava, Gavin Netzel, Liam O'Donoghue, Deven Patel, Jackson Perry, Matt Rempert, Skyler Schmidt, Conor Stauton

“Credit to both teams who tried to play the game in the right way. It was a great team performance from start to finish and I'm extremely proud of my boys.” - Gavin McCridle, Lyons Township SC Head Coach


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Illowa provides competitive youth soccer opportunities to teams in western Illinois and eastern Iowa for boys and girls teams 8U - 18U. Illowa currently has 22 clubs and approximately 175 teams Bettendorf Soccer Association Clinton United Dixon East Moline Soccer Association Eastern Iowa Soccer Association QC Legends Soccer Club FC America Freeport Soccer Club Geneseo Soccer Club Key City Soccer Macomb Soccer Associatio

Mid America Premier Soccer Moline United Muscatine Soccer Club North Scott Soccer Orion Traveling Soccer Quad City Strikers Soccer Association Quad Cities United Soccer Association Rock Island Futbol Club Sterling Soccer Club United Soccer Association

details at www.illowa.org

In Memorium: Julius Roth

J

ulius Roth, one of the first organizers and founders of US Youth Soccer, passed away in April of 2017. A visionary, Roth was one of the first to recognize the value of youth and women's soccer programs and their impact on the future of soccer in the United States. When helping to start and expand US Youth Soccer, Roth identified and organized the US Youth Soccer State Associations throughout the Midwest and lobbied to have women's soccer recognized by the US Soccer Federation. Roth was a visionary and was ahead of his time by providing female teams the opportunity to play regulation, scheduled games. Through his efforts at this critical time, soccer gained its widespread, grassroots popularity. Born in Forberg, Czechoslovakia, Roth immigrated to the United States in 1951 where he began playing for Hansa Junior, one of eight German-American clubs in Chicago. Julius played for Hansa Junior until 1965, helping them win the US Junior Championship from 1953 to 1954. At the conclusion of his playing career, Roth continued his passion for the game by coaching the team he just retired from. Roth later went on to attend the first US Youth Soccer Annual General Meeting in Alaska in 1972 where he began his work with the organization where he was elected to the Illinois Soccer Association Board and become a beloved figure. In 1974, he became the first US Youth Soccer Region II Director on the Board of Directors, where he served until 1976. Starting in 1975, Julius had served as the President of the Sepp Herberger Committee. The committee has hosted hundreds of teams from Germany, including the Women’s and Men’s national teams and has raised $260,000 in funds to help youth teams of affiliated clubs. He was instrumental in proving the Sepp Herberger Scholarships to outstanding Illinois Youth Soccer's Soccer for Success players for the last 15 years. In 1975, Julius also began serving as the chairman of the James P. McGuire National Challenge Cup, a position he held for two years, which is currently part of the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series. Roth served as the Chairman of the Appeals Committee for US Youth Soccer Region II for the next two years and, in 1981, he served on the US Youth Soccer Region II Planning Committee. Through the 1980’s, Roth was active in the founding of the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL). To date, the IWSL is now 780 teams strong. Julius continued his dedication to the game as he had continued to serve as an advisor for the IWSL as well as on many of their committees. In 1990, Roth was recognized for his efforts to expand and improve soccer and was inducted into the Illinois State Soccer Hall of Fame. He served as Illinois State Soccer Association's historian from 1997 to 2001 and as the Chairman of their Hall of Fame Committee. Most notably, Julius received a Meritorious Service Award from the Illinois Youth Soccer Association in 2003 in recognition of his dedication to soccer. He was later inducted into the United States Adult Soccer Association's Hall of Fame 2006.


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Illinois Olympic D O

ur Olympic Development Program has kicked off the 2017 - 18 season with a bang and a tremendous sense of excitement from both Players and Parents.

The Illinois Olympic Development Program or ODP is the first step in the identification process for the National and Olympic Teams. The Illinois Youth Soccer Association conducts the program for US Soccer under the jurisdiction of the US Olympic Committee. The purpose of this prestigious program is to identify players on the basis of open tryouts and develop them to represent their state, region, and the United States in soccer competition. We have been working very hard behind the scenes assembling a top notch coaching staff, while raising the minimum requirements at the same time. We have added coaches who for many of us are, and have been experts in their own rights regarding the development and growth of players. Our staff comes from the ranks of Colleges, High Schools and clubs from around the state. Only the most experienced coaches with US

Soccer A and B licenses are working with our youngest groups, the Pre-ODP, to ensure the best player experience. We are very excited in knowing that so many new players have joined our program. 1,000 players are involded in this year’s ODP, which kicked off November 18 at the brand new Indoor Sports Center in Rockford. Here is what we have planned for this season: • 28 event days over 14 weekends that started on November 18th and it will conclude on April 8th • Many of these days will be going on simultaneously at two or more locations including • Indoor Sports Center at Mercy Sportscore Two in Rockford • Schaumburg Sport Center in Schaumburg • Avantis Dome in Pekin • Goals Indoor in Springfield • Power Haus Sports in Columbia In addition to the training during the winter, we also have a

number of tournaments and interstate ODP events: • Rockford College Showcase - Rockford, IL (February 10 – 11) • Interregional Showcase - Memphis, TN (February 17-19) • Ohio Elite Showcase – (February 23-25) • Rockford College Showcase – Rockford, IL (March 3-4) • Michigan ODP Friendlies – (March 10-11)

Illinois ODP Sta The following players were selected as members of the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) State group of over 1,000 players in northern, central and southern Illinois based on their performance 2017 Olympic Development Program Interregional Showcase hoste * Denotes Regional Player ** Denotes National Player 2000 GIRLS Johanna Bozic, Chicago Anne Callaghan, Orland Park Ashley Capetillo, Chicago Emma Crosswait, Naperville Alexandra Drobny, Western Springs Emily Graham, Brookfield Lauren Hansen, Grayslake Brianna Hatfield, Godfrey Mattea Huerta, Gilberts Katherine Knutte, Lemont Julia Lentz, Bolingbrook* Abigail Merk, Wilmette Hillary Noakes, Rockford* Riley Obrien, Aurora* Alexis Ortega-Saa, Palataine Emma Philips, Naperville Sara Salvino, Western Springs Kayla Wisniewski, Wauconda 2001 GIRLS Kylee Brandau, Manhattan Jessica Ehlinger, Glenview* Destiny Garcia, Chicago Eleanor Geier, Hinsdale Kenna Koehler, Dunlap Ann yao Luo, Palatine* Katie Montgomery, Geneva* Eileen Murphy, La Grange Park* Megan Nemec, Tinley Park* Nicole Neslund, elburn Alexis Parker, Westmont Katherine Reinhardt, Lake Forest Madeline Schlecht, Naperville* Helen Siavelis, Arlington Heights Elise Stanley, Lake Bluff Autumn Weeks, East Peoria* Abigayle Willock, Hawthorn Woods 2002 GIRLS Lauren Doerr, Morton*

Abby Dudek, Schaumburg Morgan Fagan, Glencoe* Kate Flynn, Woodridge* Lauren Holland, Skokie Jessica Inman, Wauconda Maddie Kenny, Glenview Allie Kirby, Long Grove Lucille Klimkowski, Oakwood Hills* Zoey Kollhoff St., Charles marianne mihas, Chicago Hannah Miller St., Charles Katelyn Nardulli, Naperville* Emerson Newman, Morton Kristiana Pappanastos, Orland Park Jordan Rose, Woodridge* Bridget Salter, Northbrook Tara Tesmond, Naperville* Gracie Wingfield, Long Grove Olivia Wolf, Gurnee 2003 OLDER GIRLS Abigail Baldridge, Elmhurst Sydney Boudreau, Mundelein* Kylie Brodkorb, Gilberts Emily Dunkel, Barrington Eva Eiss, Rockton Ashleigh Fischer, Hawthorn Woods Kenedi Jones, Cary Reese Komsthoeft, La Grange Amber Langosch, Grayslake Madison McGrath, Naperville Alexa Quaranta, Naperville Laura Rios, chicago Lisa Rios, chicago Lauren Rocco, Libertyville Abigail Roy, Bartlett Zoe Weeks, Bartlett 2003 YOUNGER GIRLS Sophia Berto, Lake Forest Abby Cox, Schaumburg Kayla Dorn, Silvis Sarah Epstein, Oswego Beige Garza, Algonquin

Kayleigh Hanlon, Frankfort Caroline Hazen, Moline Sophia Jaime, Valparaiso Madison Kaminski, Orland Park* Julia Kempf, Vernon Hills* Dakota Leonard, Lincolnshire Dakota Lyons, Mettawa* Isabel Martinez, Chicago Payton Nolan, Libertyville* Grace Rodriguez, Schaumburg Isabella Schopp, Oak Brook Natalie Thurston, Glenview* Stella Tobin, Evanston 2004 OLDER GIRLS Colette Casey, Naperville Kathryn Dalton, Naperville Adyson Duran, Momence Meghan Economos, Wheaton* Avery Gleason, Libertyville Paige Gleason, Libertyville Peyton Hegner, Naperville Katherine Jannusch, Cary Ella Johnson, Oswego* Morgan Lietz, Saint Charles* Eleanor Musgrove, Western Springs* Samantha Pullins, Waukegan Payton Richter, Waterloo Kassandra Salviola, Burr Ridge Alexis Sassower, Chicago Ava Shah, Wilmette Julia Straub, Naperville Katelyn Winton, Elmhurst 2004 YOUNGER Grace Apgar, Cary Brooke Brown, South Barrington Kiara Carter, Chicago Nahla Dominguez, Skokie Catherine Downs, Geneva Victoria Ejeh, Mount Zion Emily Fisher, Vernon Hills Jordan Gary, Collinsville Patricia Georgiou, Crystal Lake

Rilee Hasegawa, Geneva Dayanara Huerta, Streamwood Jenna Krakowski, Green Oaks Samantha McPhee, Oswego Natalie H Miller, Lake Forest Meghan Mrowicki, Arlington Heights Emily Pikarski, Chicago Samantha Tull, Oswego Amelia Van Zanten, Buffalo Grove* 2005 GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION Jadyn Aling Chicago Sophia Benjakul Lake Forest Clara Deliduka Wilmette Daly Dodsworth Naperville Brigid Donnellan, Roscoe Amalia Dray Elmhurst Sybil Evans Wilmette Margaret Fitzgerald Naperville Emma Garrelts, Park Ridge Charlotte Gilbreth, Chicago Molly Hughes, Roscoe Leah Hyland, Elmhurst Allison Ince, Bloomington Audrey Jeffery, Elmhurst Sophie Kirsten, South Elgin Ali Kloeppel, Waterloo Sophie Kusserow, Naperville Amina Marin, Park Ridge Kaleigh Meyer, Springfield Johane Miller, Oak Park Mikayla Morse, Glenview Isabella Perryman, Springfield Ella Peterson, O'Fallon Maria Petrakis, Wilmette Maya Sanchez, Aurora Keegan Schmeiser, Bolingbrook Jade Schrader, Sugar Grove Madison Schrader, Sugar Grove Jayden Sliney, Warrensburg Abby Vichich, St. Charles 2000 BOYS STATE TEAM Shree Bhattarai, Chicago


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Development Program • Puma Cup – Rockford, IL (April 6-8) We are implementing the use of webinars and “parent huddles” to increase parent participation and communication, as well as the “educational piece” with players just before the start of each practice session.

receive complete evaluations by the end of April. For the 2001-2006 age groups we will create the State Select Teams and the State Pool Teams to represent the state in Tournaments. For the 2001-2005 age groups, players from the top teams will be selected to participate in the Midwest Region ODP ID camp on July 5-9 for Boys and July 11-16 for Girls, in Saginaw, MI. The 2006-2008 age groups will come to NIU on June 21-24 for the IL ODP Development Camp. Limited spots are still available in some age groups. If intereested in participating in the 2018 Illinois ODP please contact JD at odp@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or 847-290-1577.

Illinois ODP 6-Step Player Development Pathway

US Soccer National Team, Camps, Trainings & Pools

Step 5: US Youth Soccer Region II ODP

Step 4: Illinois ODP State Select The top 18 players from each Illinois ODP age group will represent the state in tournaments or interstate matches.

Under-13 thru Under-17 Players The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is designed for elite players who have aspirations to be identified for regional and national team events.

Step 2: Illinois ODP Developmental Group Under-12 Players Focuses on developing the players’ technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social ability through IYSA’s ODP age appropriate player curriculum.

The focus of Illinois Pre-ODP is strictly on technical skill development, training and preparing players for the next step in the Olympic Development Program.

ate Select Teams Select Teams. These players represent the top players in the Illinois ODP Program and were selected from a e throughout the year in ODP trainings. Illinois ODP State Select teams represented Illinois at the ed at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana from July 29 - July 1, 2017.

2001 BOYS Joseph Boduch, Des Plaines* John Colvin, Thornton Robert Curran, South Elgin George Elias, Bettendorf* Hunter Goodwin, Normal Hudson Hazlewood, Princeville* Jedidiah Mccloud, Wheaton* Alberto Mendoza, Waukegan Ezau Millan, Waukegan* Adam Przytula, Chicago Gabriel Regalado, Chicago Kendall Rice, Chicago Kol Rollins, Elmhurst Benjamin Sollinger, Evanston* Trey Tabachka, Burr Ridge Anthony Tambellini, Palatine* Peter Wagner, Champaign* Matthew Webley, Evanston* 2002 BOYS Cristian Correa, Des Plaines Gandhi Cruz, Aurora Jose Angel, Fernandez Bolingbrook Noah Glorioso, Naperville

2003 OLDER BOYS Nikolas Argyros, Lake Barrington Blake Bastian, Coal Valley Thomas Cairney, Aurora* John Cronnolly, Park Ridge Bryan Franco, Chicago Brendan Lodl, Barrington Vincent Luglio, Wilmette Tyler Madsen, Naperville Trent McVey, Aurora John Nitti, Bartlett Jaden Rice, Chicago* Nicholas Sanchez, Naperville Vander Santoro, Crest Hill Lukas Stary, Carol Stream Zachary Thompson, North Aurora Giuseppe Vitale, Shelbyville Kanon Woodill, Plainfield* Gavin Wooldridge, Lombard 2003 YOUNGER BOYS Samual Beeman, Troy James (Jac) Chiarelli, Wilmette Ryan Doherty, Bartlett Isiah Gallegos, Moline* Aidan Hilling, LaGrange Park Remigijus-Remi Ivanovas, Antioch Zachary Juszko, Bartlett Isaac Muir, Evanston

State Select

Step 3: Illinois ODP

Under-10 & Under-11 Players

Angel Gomez, Addison Daniel Hesselbein, Barrington* Bascom Jackson, Kankakee Dylan Kimball, Evanston Aidan Lew, Barrington* Ricky Martinez, Chicago Joseph Meade, Elmhurst* Aaron Moreno, Chicago Martin Murillo, Addison Cory Pitlik, Frankfort* Brennan Rzewuski, Lombard Carson Steere, Hinsdale Nicholas Tamayo, Palos Park Ronan Wilcox, Arlington Heights

REGION II

Illinois ODP coaches will designate outstanding players as Regional Pool Players for possible invitation into Regional ODP events.

Step 1: Illinois Pre-ODP

All players will

Daniel Blaszkiewicz, Lockport Matthew Brickman, Buffalo Grove Stone Conner, Oak Park Kosta Drossos, Chicago David Ejeh, Mount Zion* Finnr Elsmo, Oak Park Adrian Flores, Melrose Park Martin Jimenez, Elgin* Matthew Joseph, Muscatine Wes Miller, Deerfield Gavin Morse, Glenview* Brant Mueller, Davenport Zaul Perez, Des Plaines James Serrano, Elgin Parker Smith, Downers Grove Joey Sopikiotis, Hoffman Estates* Ajay Vohra, Bolingbrook Will Weinman, Evanston*

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Segi Odongo, Buffalo Grove Chance Pape, Evanston* Jack Powers, Oak Park Daniel Saltzman, Buffalo Grove Joshua Shin, Grayslake Grzegorz Skubisz, Bridgeview Taylor Sowell, Machesney Park* Jack Streepy, Bettendorf William Travis, Evanston Brayan Villa, Chicago Ryan Weil, Glen Ellyn 2004 OLDER BOYS Ryan An, Vernon Hills Luke Bianco, Batavia* Aden Caruso, Lemont Owen Cornell, LaGrange* Michal Dejworek, Crystal lake Christian Diaz, Chicago* Kaden Finnestad, Belvidere* Daxton Foote, Antioch Benjamin Goldberg, Evanston John Kim, Naperville Samuel Moore, Bloomington* Vincent Newton, Washington Enzo Panozzo, Bettendorf Edwin Paulsen, Western Springs Cameron Radeke, Naperville Jason Salwach, Roselle* Teague Stotlar, Aurora Nicholas Wagner, Chicago 2004 YOUNGER BOYS Hansel Calix, Chicago Vasilis Callas, Morton Grove Jack Cardwell, Wauconda Brenton DuBoise, Chicago Michael Enz, Arlington Heights Joseph Ergun, Chicago Ian Ferguson, Lake Zurich Matthew Hipolito, Plainfield Maddox Kaye, chicago Joshua Maher, Caseyville* Owen McGarry, Naperville

Keith-Arnold, Monteclar Monee* Isaac Rice, Chicago* Jacob Ryu, Naperville* Eric Slavin, Highland Park Ian Thompson, Lake in the Hills 2005 BOYS HONORABLE MENTION Kendall Andrewin, Elgin Fabian Arellano, Woodstock Dane Bell, Marion Peyton Carlson, South Beloit Pierce Chaseley, highland park Nathaniel Chmielowicz, Chicago Colin Chough, Burr Ridge Israel Contreras, Elgin Wilson Espino, Arlington Heights C.J. Feldman, Wilmette Aiden Fendel, Lindenhurst Maxwell Fitzekam, Geneva Dane Hagen, New Lenox Kolton Hunt, Bourbonnais Sergio Janneau, Grayslake Nikolas Juarez, Aurora Ethan Klug, Joliet Larry Martinez Jr, Bridgeview Bennett Nippert, Geneva Declan O'Connell, Park Ridge Liam Oxendine, Danville Jake Pollock, Belleville Austin Reibling, Normal Jack Rice, Lake Bluff Danny Svelnis, Western Springs Steve Tapia, Chicago Jamie Tauber, Prairie Grove Lucas Veenstra, Hainesville Cameron Walker, Cary Joshua Weigel, Naperville Emin Zec, Morton Grove

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State Premiership Champions I

llinois Youth Soccer started the State Premiership Division in Spring 2013 with support from our competitive member leagues. This exclusive competition was designed to give elite teams that are registered with Illinois Youth Soccer competitive member leagues: Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL), Central lllinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL), St Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA), and ILLOWA, an opportunity to compete against the other top teams in the state.

Spring 12U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Valladolid USA Purple Alex Corona, Daniel Cortez, Gerardo Espinosa Jr., Adan Gutierrez, Joel Gutierrez, Yashier Hernandez, Matthew Laboy, Claudio Landin, Kelvin Medina, Barima Oware, Edgar Perez, Francisco Ramirez, Kleber Rodriguez, Christian Roosevelt, Giovanny Urquiza, Cameron Walker

Spring 12U Boys State Premiership Champions: North Central United

Spring 14U Girls State Premiership Elite Champions: FC Alliance Kate Chan, Jordan Dale, Hanna Helzer, Katie Jannusch, Mia Kraft, Kate Larry, Brianne Markee, Maggie Mason, Berkley Mensik, Avery Nielsen, Lauren Passaglia Jaden Peck, Sydney Schmidt, Carly Splitt, Jenna Stayart, Abby Waligurski, Rosie Wisniewski

Spring 14U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Raiders FC

Spring 14U Boys State Premiership Champions: Ela Elite Nicholas Alvey, Braden Burns, Ryan Dreves, William Fava, Connor Furlong, Matthew Geisel, Jack Gilboy, Cade Gordon, Avery Krautsack, Miles Larson, Josh Lerner, Connor Mack, Nicholas Orr, Ryan Peters, Nicholas Spacone, Matthew Vollmer, Nathan Wenzel

Spring 15U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Galaxy SC Blue Myles Barry, Shea Bechtel, Kyle Blasingame, Nico Couropmitree, Noah Glorioso, Trey Gora, Alex Gramigna, Hans Haenicke, Owen Jarrell, Adam Johnson, Tyler Kaput, Ty Konrad, Tyler Mathews, Sean Murphy, Jack Olsen, Tommy Paltzer, Miguel Rodriguez, Zachary Smith, Mark Thurow

Spring 15U Boys State Premiership White Champions: Deportivo Juniors 

Spring 15U Boys State Premiership Blue Champions: Elite Futbol Ramon Acosta, Jeremy Castro, Alexander Chegue, Alberto Cruz, Hernan Garcia, Jayrell Garcia, Brian Guarneco, Anthony Guerrero, Jose Ibarra, Jorge Nava, Brandon Ortiz, Harvey Partida, Edson Rangel, Fernando Rea, Hector Rodriguez, Jorge Romero, Jordi Sanchez, Melvin Sandoval, Fabian Vega

Spring 16U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Galaxy SC Blue Jason Barba, Joseph Bavol, Jason Benjamin, Matthew Berry, Thomas Bludgen, Colin Iverson, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Johnathan Kraemer, Mason McCaw, Alexander Nava, Edwin Nava, Jose Navarro, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Christian Romano, Cameron Strang, Andrew Zain

Spring State Premiership Applications

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registration (CIYSL, ILLOWA, IWSL, SLYSA, YSSL)and paid all their fees will not be considered for Premiership.

To apply: 1.) Complete your Illinois Youth Soccer competitive league registration and pay all fees. Must be completed by 2/1/18. Any team that has not completed their competitive league

2.) After your league registration is completed, complete the online State Premiership Application. Application must be completed no later than 2/8/2018.

pplications for the Spring State Premiership Division are now being accepted.

Accepted teams will be notified no later than 2/19/2018 Teams NOT accepted will play in the Illinois Youth Soccer competitive league they registered with. Age Division for Spring State Premiership 12U Boys 12U Girls 13U Boys

13U Girls 14U Boys 14U Girls 15U Boys 15U Girls 16U Boys 17U Boys 18U Boys 19U Boys


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Previous 13U Boys Champions 2016: FC United Copa 2015: Chicago Fire Jrs West 2014:  SASA Spirits 2013: Chicago Kickers

Illinois Presidents Cup Under-13 Girls Presidents Cup Champions: Pegasus FC

State Champs Pegasus FC Kendall Beil, Kayley Bouzas, Natalie Bouzas, Magnolia Conover, Simone Criz, Holly Deutsch, Hannah Gryzik, Brigid Horgan, Hannah Mekky , Katie Morgan, Litzaira Paz, Ailene Rodriguez, Angelica Rosas, Marissa Siciliano, Rachel Winski, Drew Zimberoff, Dylan Zimberoff

Under-13 Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Rush Premier: 2 - Shadow Premier: 1 State Champs Chicago Rush Lucas Brummel, Benjamin Burns, Cael Cummings, Evan Felgenhauer, Jack Hawkins, Ryan Johnson, William Kalsto, Kellen Klosterman, Ian Laird, Peter Leurck, Kyle McGreevy, Gilberto Mijarez, Joshua Nelson, Philip Nowak, Braeden Roth, Jack Walsh, Aiden Weaver

State Finalists Shadow Premier Oscar Aranzolo, Tony Carillo, Heriberto Dominguez, Martin Garcia, Antonio Gutierrez, Brayden Johnson, Xavier Lopez, Julio Milan, Jovanny Millan, Kevin Munoz, Andy Nava-Meraz, Xavier Perez, Eagan Reams, Isaac Reveles, Odi Rivera, Jason Rosas, Alex Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz, Alexander Sala, Britton Sala, John Wolcott, Ben Younker

“Every year the team continues to develop and progress. Winning Presidents Cup, going to Regionals and qualifying for MRL are achievements that all the players and families can be immensely proud -Jonny Collins, Chicago Rush Head Coach of. ”

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Spring 16U Boys State Premiership Champions: Oak Brook SC Navy Sachin Advani, Ross Atassi, Michael Campbell, Andrew Carras, Mimi Dweydari, Nathan Goliak, David Gust, Roshan Hoffmann, Jared Levine, James Locascio, Ben Metzger, Alex Ovan, Luke Postiano, Andrew Pygon, Tommy Sloan, Aidan White, Seth Yancey

Spring 18U Boys State Premiership Champions: Chicago Wind Pre-Academy

Spring 17U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Galaxy SC Emanuel Acosta, Shareef Amor, Jared Avalos, John Barry, Blake Biery, Matthew Bilardello,Ethan Conners, Jesse Corneliusen, Daniel Costea, Jake Crawford, TJ Fenton, Ford Frazer, Amish Gupta, Ethan Harvey, Leo Herard, Zachary Lass, Nathan Lukasik, Jack O'Reilly, Brad Palagi, Giacomo Parrino, Will Ritzmann, Anthony Safo-Adusa

Spring 17U Boys State Premiership Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite Cole Barroso, Ricky Cristante, Joey Cubelic, Matt Darbro, Drew Dayton, Joseph Diedrich, Sean Fenton, Matthew Jensen, Conrad Majzner, Oswvaldo Mendez, Kyle Owens, Edwin Rodriguez, Kevin Santopadre, Raemon Savillo, Peyton Story, Jack Wruck, Ryan Yazel

Spring 19/20U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: GLSA FC 1974

Spring 19/20U Boys State Premiership Champions: Illinois Fusion Jhon Alzate, Wade Anderson, Payton Biddle, Griffin Bruso, Nathan Clay, Ryan Flynn, Josef Halcomb, Derek Kemp, Joshua Kings-Nobles, Matt Lage, James McBride, Paul McBride, Michael Napolitano, Carson Oltman, Ryan Powers, Connor Turner. Austin Woodside, Cooper Zogg

Fall 12U Boys State Premiership Champions: Deportivo Juniors Bryan Amezcua, Daniel Dominguez, Adrian Garcia, Carlos Gonzalez, Gustavo Herrera, Jaden Jaime, Reese Krusche, Israel Leanos, Cristian Mendoza, Jacinto Nevarez, Alexis Perez, Osmar Perez, Jayden Quedzada, Brandon Razo, Jordi Romo, Omar Romo, Alonso Sojda, Juan Villa

Fall 14U Boys State Premiership Elite Champions: Addison United Select Edwin Alanis, Chris Arroyo, Carlos Barajas, Devin Czeremuga, Edgar Duenas (Puya), Henry Moreno, Osvaldo Navarrete, Ray Navarrete, Guiseppe Paladino, Juan Ponce, Kevin Reynoso, Angel Rodriguez, Michael Urias

Fall 14U Girls State Premiership Champions: GLSA FC 1974 Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Kora Kipley, Athena McGinn, Meghan Mrowicki, Shannon Murphy, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft, Maddie Ruppert, Elizabeth Thomson

Fall 14U Boys State Premiership Champions: Lifezone FC  Daniel Bautista, Jose Caballero, Julio Casique, Angel Diaz, Frankie Flores, Luis Fontes, Ricardo Garcia, Daniel Grimaldo, Alexander Martinez, Oscar Mejia, Kevin Ojeda, Juan Pacheco, Joas Plancarte, Jason Quintana, Fernando Ramirez, Victor Rodriguez, Alexis Salazar, Erik Satsatin, Deven Tinajero, Iker Villagomez

Fall 15U Girls State Premiership Champions: SBW Alliance FC Madaline Anderson, Kate Chan, Jordan Dale, Beige Garza, Hanna Helzer, Katie Jannusch, Mia Kraft, Kate Larry, Brianne Markee, Berkley Mensik, Avery Neilsen, Lauren Passaglia, Jaden Peck, Rosalie Rojewski, Sydney Schmidt, Carly Splitt, Abby Waligurski, Rosie Wisniewski


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ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER - www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org Previous U4U Girls Champions 2016: Eclipse Elite USYSA 2015: Team Elmhurst Select 2014:  Panther SC Orange 2013: Elite SC Black 2012: Midwest Wings

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Previous 14U Boys Champions 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs North 2015: Ela Elite 2014:  Team Evanston 2013: Crystal Lake Force Elite 2012: Illinois Fusion

Under-14 Girls Presidents Cup Championship: FC United Predator: 2 - Chicago City SC Elite: 0 State Champs FC United Danielle Barzowski, Taylor Brocato, Lillian Denk, Julia Holton, Peyton Hudson, Madison Kim, Kaitlyn Kurtz, Morissa Lambert, Ryann Lucas, Katherine Ohlwein, Margy Porta, Katherina Sellas, Katherine Sheridan, Molly Sipe, Sarah Sollinger, Ceclilia Troglia, Vivian Ventura, Roxanna Zieba,

State Finalists Chicago City SC Alexandra Carlin, Maeve Deely, Parker Ellis, Lily Garner, Chloe Garton, Anneliese Kelner, Tieman Lauren, Poorman Leah, Stella Ljung, Carmen Marshall, Jungels Meaghan, Scout Murray, Mia Ocana, Moore Olivia, Ava Owens, Shannon Rdyz, Alexis Sassower

“This is a special team. We never sacrificed development for the sake of winning a game but we made it a goal to be ready to win Presidents Cup playing the game the right way. ” - Craig Snower, FC United Head Coach

Under-14 Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Kuba Elite: 3 - Chicago Fire Jrs South: 1 State Champs Kuba Elite Diego Benitez, Yaroslav Demidiak, Martin Gerych, Jacob Gieron, Brandon Grosfiler, Filip Jahjah, Kamil Kozerski, Kamil Macko, Alexander Mietka, Jakub Murzyn, David Nadborski , Sebastien Onis, Maximillan Ostrowski, Gabriel Predescu, Ryan Reyes, Jonathan Rivas, Nathan Solarski, Krystian Wojtylo

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs South Blake Bastian, Raymond Cantelo, Gabriel Czako, David Del Valle, Andre Doyle, Alexander Gonzalez, Ivan Herrera, Darragh Jeffrey, Mikolaj Kubowicz, Patrick Marshall, Collin McIntyre, Gustavo Mejia, Daniel Miller, Angel Nevarez, Grzegorz Skubisz, Yiorgos Spinos, Lukas Stary, Dominic Valentino, Diego Vega, David Vertinas

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Fall 15U Boys State Premiership Blue Champions:  Eleven United Premier

Fall 15U Boys State Premiership White Champions: Raiders FC Luis Angel Alvarado, Giovanni Alvarez, Daniel Avila, Fredy Cardenas, Jessie Cardiel, Raul Carlos, Jonathan Cruz, Neitzel Gallegos, Diego Gamino, Nadim Gomez, Saul Guzman, Jose Mariscal, Julian Ochoa, Sebastian Padilla, Andy Perez, Julian Rojas, Ricardo Roman, Alann Torres, David Vela

Fall 16U Girls State Premiership Champions: Rockford Raptors

Fall 17U Girls State Premiership Champions: Rockford Raptors Julia Barenbaum, Bailee Blecker, Madalin Blumhoff, Isabella Green, Abigail Gribble Leah Haney, Olivia Hart, Katie Hayner, Brinley Hefty, Madison Hougan, Nia Leslie Paige Lockard, Taylor Meier, Anjelica Ortiz, Brooke Parnello, Jess Redington, Cali Schmitz, Leah Starnes, Gabby Victorov, Isabella Villacorta

Fall 18U Girls State Premiership Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite+ Nicole Anderson, Jena Berkland, Taylor Bittenbender, Jillian Brokhof, Catherine Crounse, Brooke Dunteman, Jenna Franklin, Katie Glowinski, Kendall Haaugard, Madison Kachelmuss, Abigail Klimkowski, Kayla Llewellyn, Eve Meintz, Elise Olsen, Cameron Sengstock, Megan Sinnott, Kelly Stayart, Abigail Wiegand

Fall 19U Girls State Premiership Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite+ Nikki Anderson, Jena Berkland, Taylor Bittenbender, Olivia Covelli, Jenna Franklin, Katie Glowinski, Kendall Haugaard, Amber Humphries, Sarah Kitterman, Kayla Llewellyn, Mikayla Neumann, Madie Rokos, Cameron Sengstock, Kelly Stayart, Abby Wiegand, Zoe Zuzzio


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ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER - www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org Previous 15U Girls Champions 2016: Eclipse Elite USYSA 2015: FC United Select 2 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: Warren United Blazers Spring ‘13: Palatine Celtic

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Previous 15U Boys Champions 2016: Ela Elite 2015: Dynamic FC 2014:  SASA Spirits 2013: Palatine Celtic 2012: Midwest Wings SC

Illinois Presidents Cup

15U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: IP Aces Blue: 3 - Chicago Fire Jrs South: 0 State Champs IP Aces Blue Kayla Askew, Kaya Augustyn, Caroline Ayala, Elena Barbaric, Lilly Collins, Madison Culli, Emma Donner, Emma Guerard, Madeline Kim, Ella Laera, Isabella Larkwowski, Avery Larson, Gracie Lee, Tierney Libit, Aliah Mendez, Julianna Nikolich, Bridget Reynolds, Kalie Schreiner, Caroline Sexton,Jane Stefaniak, Natalie Tolpygo, Veronique Tolpygo

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs South Merrigan Allen, Jillian Arnold, Emma Baumstein, Rachel Brettin, Esmeralda Canchola, Anna Dennis, Avery Geigner, Kayleigh Hanlon, Mason Hillery, Katie Juarez, Mia Loza, Tanya Martinez, Allison Nagaraja, Sophia Nie, Alyssa Palacios, Rosemarie Richardson, Lindsey Richter, Alivia Rose, Karolina Sowa, Amanda Yaeger

“I was very proud of these girls they set a goal and achieved it. We always talk about our vision for player development and this team started in D Division years ago and stuck together to win this - Dwayne Cruz, Aces Head Coach Presidents Cup.”

15U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: North Central United: 4 - FV Bayern Munich: 1 State Champs

State Finalists North Central United FV Bayern Munich Pedro Arcos, Sebastian Avalos, Osmar Barajas, Rafael Bonilla, Ryan Carbajal, Sebastian Catalan, Anthony Crespo, Jorge Garcia, Fabian Gracia, Edwin Mejia, Jackson Moats, Kevn Popoca, Jonathan Rios, David Romero, Adrian Sanchez, Fernando Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez, Raul Soto, Charly Trujillo

Victor Becerra, Chase Brieger, Sam Colucci, Jackson Godfrey, Ryan Heileman, Tommy Hernandez, Antonio Herrera, Patrick Hopkins, Alexander Jaimes, Bryce Jungers, Nathan Ludwig, Grant Mccord, Angel Munoz, Jesus Nunez, Eric Puquirre, Bryan Rivera, Miguel Rodriguez, Mark Schuster, Stephan Turske

“This is a very talented group of players that displayed true mental toughness and skill when the game was on the line. This is one of those games we will never forget” - Sal Gloria, North Central United Head Coach


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Previous 16U Girls Champions 2016: LG Celtics First XI 2015: Eclipse Elite USYSA 2014:  Ela Elite Fall 2013: Ela Elite Spring ‘13: Campton United

Illinois Presidents Cup

Previous 16U Boys Champions 2016:  Heat United 2015: Windy City Pride 2014: Illinois FC Orange 2013:  Campton United White 2012: Palatine Celtic

16U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs City: 1 - Mundelein SC: 0 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs City Abigail Balmaseda, America Calverio, Bruna Cambron, Elizabeth Cherf, Alexis Dempsey, Maya Edwards, Isabella Gillingham, Natalia Guerra, Sofia Hatto, Maria Katsogridaki, Hanna Loew, Elizabeth Martinez, Isabel Martinez, Nerlyn Munoz, Jazmine Ortiz, Stefanie Pollock, Cameron Shutt, Maya Warkentin, Adrian Williams

State Finalists Mundelein SC Kadra Balla, Kate Belmont, Karlee Boshold, Kate Boshold, Madigan Franzen, Ariana Gotshall, Madeline Guzman, Loryn Hettinger, Amanda kocialkowski, Isabella Kropiwiec, Gianna Marrero, Danielle Mensah, Rebecca Nielsen, Joana Noriega, Lia Perrelli, Audrey Schiro, Addison Spilman, Eva Their, Callie Wilson, Caimin Xi, Victoria Yundt, Carly Zents

“The tight games, the 1-0 wins, are the games that you remember; not the 4-0 blowouts. This is what I told the girls at the end of the game. Looking back, I know the girls will recall how hard they had to work and how they had to - Cat Fox, Chicago Fire Jrs City Head Coach maintain their focus for 90 minutes. ”

16U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Bolingbrook Raiders: 2 - Dynamic FC: 1 State Champs Bolingbrook Raiders Nafay Abdul, Joseph Balas, Dylan Bishop, Estaban Castro, Marcos CID, Kolin Goss, Jacob Lund, Ithalo Mercado, Paolo Mondini, Cristian Osornio, Nathan robinson, Kevin Ruiz, Carlos Sagols, Brayden Saunders, Ryan Sidman, Charlie Stutler, Jake Tittlebach, Christopher Zepeda

State Finalists Dynamic FC Nelson Aguilar, Alexis Arrellano, Jose Arrelano, Miguel Castro, Samuel Castro, Juan Cuevas, Joseph Gerrera, Steven Herrera, Jose Orozco, Luis Pillado, Gabriel Regalado, Abraham Rivera, Adrian Roman, Jairo Samudio, Giovanni Velasquez, Josue Villagomez

“It was truly an amazing feeling. This team set winning the Presidents Cup as a goal from the start of the season. They had been to the semi final 3 times in a row and lost in the final a couple of years ago. It was really nice to see the excitement the boys showed after seeing all of - John Sidman, Bolingbrook Raiders  Head Coach their hard work pay off.”


ILLINOIS YOUTH  SOCCER 2017 NETWORK NEWS

ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER - www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org Previous U15 Girls Champions 2015: FC United Select 2 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: Warren United Blazers Spring ‘13: Palatine Celtic 2012: GLSA Premier Orange

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Illinois Presidents Cup

17U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Rush Select: 3 - Chicago City SC: 1 State Champs Chicago Rush Yariliz Aguado, Audrey Alexa, Marissa Anderson, Lauren Brandt, Brooke Brodzinski, Cheyenne Brusven, Meredith Conant, Olivia Crane, Annie Cullen, Lilly Cullen, Hailey Hoge, Meg Kimberly, Ellie Lochbaum, Jamie Mastro, Kate McKee, Anna Moravec, Taryn Sandei, Payton Siragusa, Emma Tallitsch

State Finalists Chicago City SC Madeleine Clerkin, Alana Coffman, Kayla Dutton, Destiny Garcia, Senna Gardner, Halle Grotewold, Zehra Halilic, Miriam Hamada-Pena, Lauren Hardgrove, Lindsay Holzman, Leigh Ann Lindgren, Natalie Loos, Carlye Makuch, Brooklyn McDowell, Alexandra Moser, Cameron Niforos, Giselle Rivera, Gabriella Salazar, Samantha Sorich, Sidney Varga, Araceli Zaragoza

“Chicago Rush was really proud of these girls, and all they have accomplished this season. Early on in the group stages we had some injuries, and conflicts, so we had to adapt a little and have some players playing out of position. Therefore it made it extra special to -Michael Cockroft, Chicago Rush Head Coach go on to win the President Cup.”

17/18U Boys Presidents Cup Championships: Rockford Raptors: 2 - Chicago Kickers: 1 State Champs Rockford Raptors Lorenzo Amador, Edward Aranda, Joe Battel, Max Cincinnati, CJ Couper, Isaiah Field, Zeus Huerta, Michael Kozlowski, Tanner Mateus, Philip Mueller, Chase Nichols, Joel Palomares, Alexis Robles, Aeneas Sala, Andres Saldana, Cory Schleifer, Jakob Schoon, Payton Shockey, Patrik Smith, Martin Soto, Adrian Stankovic, Giovanni Villa,

State Finalists Chicago Kickers Dustin Baca, Virgil Cannon, Matthew Fixx, Tijerina Gabe, Jarod Geiger, Matthew Heery, Brett Holmes, John Kerr, Tristan Klark, Barton Krumpos, Matthew Mercure, Jeffrey Milostan, Logan Perhacs, Ronaldo Rojas, Vazquez Rolando, Jovan Selakovic

“This group of young men were a special group. They overcame losing the State Cup play-in game to go on a 23 unbeaten streak that consisted of wins in the State, Regional and National levels of the Presidents Cup.” -

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Illinois Presidents Cup 18U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: SBW Alliance Warriors: 1 - Green White Grun: 0 State Champs SBW Alliance

State Finalists Green White Grun

Grace Anderson, Sydney Csoka, Danielle Dale, Abby Gunwall, Megan Harbeck, Kelli Ives, Savanna Johnson, Jonna Kilger, Mckenna Kopeny, Elsa Larry, Abigail McHugh, Braylin Mensik, Olivia Ott, Jillian Rejczyk, Caitlin Scopa, Kassandra Silenzi, Lilli Sisler, Baylee Vincent, Kari Webber, Kayla Wisniewski

Ashley Adams, Michaela Donohue, Mackenzie Folkers, Melissa Gomez, Ryann Harold, Sarah Magnoni, Alexa Mitka, Vanessa Reyes, Madeline Roppel, Kristin Schneider, Lauryn Schneider, Isabelle Suto, Kristina Suto, Natalie Trytko, Marissa Valentini, Dylan Van Fleet, Ashley Welk

“We knew Green White was going to be a tough, tough, tough game and when it went to PK's to hear our girls say ‘We got this, we practiced this all week’ made me even more proud of - Mark Lewis, SBW Head Coach them.”

18U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Eleven United Premier State Champs Eleven United Premier Matthew Bernhardt, Sam Bogan, Jason Boudakh, Alejandro Coronel, Carlo DiBernardo, Isaac Diop, Theodore Dove, Nicolas Henriquez, Kristian Hernandez, Niko Kapetan, Aaron Kite, Irfan Krndzija, Yael Lara, Jack Norman, Amcy Odicho, Nicholas Roberts, Gavin Rosengarten, Aidan Tobin, Tyler Tomasello, Jonathan Trujillo

The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams. This competition is designed for C/3rd-Level teams and below. This in-state only tournament will follow a similar format as the other Cup competition (State & Presidents) and offer teams that have not gotten the chance to experience a state-wide tournament, that opportunity

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SOCCER FOR SUCCESS I

llinois Youth Soccer has been providing FREE after school soccer-based programs to at-risk children living in Chicago for over 20 years. These programs impact approximately 1,000 children annually, including girls, for whom there are few sport-based team activities. 90% of the participants are Hispanic or African American, 90% are eligible for free/reduced school lunch and 55% are considered overweight or obese. With support from the US Soccer Foundation, Illinois Youth Soccer conducts the Soccer for Success Program using US Soccer certified coaches that receive training which includes an academic based curriculum to teach the nutritional value of food and the value of exercise, education and good grades. Coaches serves as mentors, both on and off the field, for the Soccer for Success participants. The following locations host Soccer For Success Program and we thank them for their dedication to the program and to the betterment of their community: • Addams – ABLA • Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language • Chase Elementary School • Corkery Elementary School • Dawes Elementary School • Edwards Elementary School • Eli Whitney Elementary School • Funston Elementary School • Garvy Elementary School

• Goethe Elementary School • Greene Elementary School • Hale Elementary School • Haugan Elementary School • Hernandez Middle School • Madero Middle School • Mozart Elementary School • Nightingale Elementary School • Richardson Middle School • St Ann Catholic School • Tonti Elementary School A very big THANK YOU to our Coach Mentors for making the Soccer for Success a successful program. Your hard work, dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated. Interested in making a tax-deductable contribution to the Soccer For Success program? Contact Ale at 847-290-1577 or alej@illinoisyouthsoccer.org

Upcoming Tournaments The following tournaments are officially sanctioned by Illinois Youth Soccer meaning that the tournament is of the highest quality and it abides by strict risk management guidelines. You can find a complete listing of all sanctioned tournaments not only in Illinois, but also Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin at www.thetournamentcenter.com. The tournaments are also included on the US Youth Soccer website. To get your tournament sanctioned by Illinois and listed here, contact Ivan Rico at 847-290-1577 or at cep@illinoisyouthsoccer.org. MARCH Gateway Rush March Meltdown 3/2/2018 - 3/8/2018 www.gatewayrush.com Entry Date Deadline: 2/5 O'Fallon Sports Park, O'Fallon Contact: Karla Merlak Phone: (314) 288-9511 Email: kmerlak@gmail.com Boys: 6U – 19U Girls: 6U – 15U SASA LincolnLand Invitational 3/17/2018 - 3/18/2018 www.sasasoccer.org/lli2018 Entry Date Deadline: 3/2 SASA Soccer Complex, Springfield Contact: Chuck Eguez Phone: (217) 891-4486 Email: ceguez@yahoo.com Boys: 8U – 19U Girls: 8U – 15U

APRIL 2018 Polo Friendlies 4/7/18 - 4/8/18 Entry Deadline:3/9/18 Naperville Polo Fields Scott Meineke Phone: (630) 548-4300 tournamentdirector16@gmail.com Boys: 7U - 14U Girls: 7U - 15U Integrity Friendlies 4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018 www.integritysoccer.org Entry Date Deadline: 4/13/2018 Hope Church Soccer Fields, Springfield Craig Lansing Phone: (217) 306-5023 Email: lansings@gmail.com Boys: 8U – 18U Girls: 8U – 14U 9th Annual MidState Cup 4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018 decatur-parks.org/classic-cup-2017

Decatur Soccer Complex/Millikin

University Rod Schanefelt Phone: (217) 429-3472 tournamentdirector@decparks.com Boys:8U - 19U Girls: 8U - 15U MAY 2018 Illinois FC Spring Invite 5/4/2018 - 5/6/2018 www.illinoisfc.com/si18 Entry Date Deadline: 4/20/2018 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana Contact: Brian Pianfetti Phone: (217) 417-2871 Email: tournaments@illinoisfc.com Boys: 9U – 19U Girls: 9U – 14U Armed Forces Cup Boys Weekend 5/11/2018 – 5/13/2018 http://www.armedforcesdaycup.com Entry Deadline: 4/13/2018 Green Valley Sports Complex Pat McStay Phone: (804) 337-7635

Email: patmcstay@smcsoccer.com Boys 9U – 19U Armed Forces Cup Girls Weekend 5/19/2018 – 5/20/2018 www.armedforcesdaycup.com Entry Deadline: 4/20/2018 Green Valley Sports Complex Pat McStay Phone: (804) 337-7635 Email: patmcstay@smcsoccer.com Girls 9U – 19U The Memorial Day Challenge 2018 5/25/2018 - 5/28/2018 www.thememorialdaychallenge.com Enry Deadline: 4/1 Olympic Park, Schaumburg Joel Manning Phone: (847) 652-3060 joel@commongoalssoccer.com Boys: 8U - 19U Girls: 8U - 19U

JULY Chicago International College Showcase 7/13/2018 - 7/15/2018 www.chicagointersoccer.com/Defaul t.aspx?tabid=263150 Entry Date Deadline: 5/20/2018 Brent Hassert Park, Lockport & Lewis University Contact: Sena Halilovic Phone: (630) 890-6998 Email: info@chicagointersoccer.com Boys: 12U – 19U Girls: 12U – 19U SEPTEMBER 2018 Illinois FC Fall Cup 9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018 www.illinoisfc.com/FC18 Entry Date Deadline: 8/31/2018 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana Contact: Brian Pianfetti Phone: (217) 417-2871 Email: tournaments@illinoisfc.com Boys: 9U – 15U Girls: 9U – 19U


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Illinois Presidents Cup 19U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: FC United Select: 3 - Bolingbrook SC Raiders: 0 State Champs FC United Emerson Adams, Maggie Avery, Chloe Cappas, Victoria Flannagan, Anna Holton, Kiersten Kerrane, Nell Martin, Zoe Nelson, Ellie Pass, Madeline Phillips, Emily Porta, Jessa Snower, Edina Taerbaum, Molly Tessier, Melissa Tucker, Kaitlyn Weix,Callie Zak, Grace Zern

State Champs Bolingbrook SC Grace Abbott, Emily Bergeron, Molly Brink, Angie Chen, Evangeline Frantzen, Alysa Goldman, Azucena Gomez, Rhea Hasan, Abigail Jurcich, Samhitha Rai, Amrita Rehal, Kalie Rice, Kayla Rissman, Annie Rosenberg, Emily Roth, Tatum Satterlee, Allison Vitel, Kelly Welch

“Presidents Cup has always been this team’s favorite event. As the first team at FC United to participate back when Presidents Cup was just getting started they paved the way for other teams in our club to be part of this great event. Winning a second title in their final season of club - Craig Snower, FC United Head Coach soccer at U19 is a perfect ending!”

11U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Rush Premier: 1 - Oak Brook SC Blue: 0 State Champs Chicago Rush Will Brummel, Dylan Drendel, Divinci Huitron, Michael Kalsto, Alan Mindock, Nicholas Nobles, Noah Radeke, Griffin Schneid, Andrew Scott, Benjamin Sobecki, Ryan Walsh, Daniel Zepeda

State Finalists Oak Brook SC Denis Altman, Youssef Ayoub, Brendan Bergnach, Adrian Gesicki, Jared Hagstrom, Rafael Hernandez, Nielsen Hurst, Christopher Koulouris, Jack Kupiec, Brody O’Hare, Kacper Oskiewicz, Alex Papa, Dilan Reddy, Samson Schuyler, Kellen Tran

“Very hard fought game where one slip would make the difference in the game. Great individuals coming together as a team! Awesome feeling!! Not solely for the victory but for the significance of it for the players.” - Cleo Huitron, Rush Head Coach


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Illinois Youth Soccer Member Recreational Programs

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ecreational soccer is the building block for developing not only a players skills but also their love for the beautiful game. For the player who is primarily interested in fun, fitness, and friendship; Illinois Youth Soccer provides a healthy activity through its recreational and small sided games programs. These programs emphasize fun and de-emphasizes winning at all costs. Every child is guaranteed playing time and the game is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. ***** Represents programs awarded The US Youth Soccer Region II 5-Star Recognition, which is awarded to a US Youth Soccer member recreational program that promotes coaching education, referee development, goal safety, kid safety and positive sideline behavior Recreational Program

Community

A&M Soccer League ALITHSA Barrington Area Soccer Association***** Belle Clair Soccer League Bolingbrook Soccer Club Bruce Samlan Soccer League Carterville Soccer Association Cary Soccer Association Casey Youth Soccer Association Central Cosmos Soccer Association Chicago Alliance FC Chicago Edge Soccer Club Chicago KICS United FC Chicago Super Stars TOPSoccer Inc. Chicago TOPSoccer Chicagoland/Max Indoor Soccer Collinsville Area Soccer Association Columbia Soccer Club Community Soccer Outreach, Inc. County West Soccer Association Crystal Lake Soccer Federation***** East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Edison Park Youth, Inc. Ela Soccer Club***** Elks Recreational & Club Soccer Fox River Grove Recreational Council Freeport Area Soccer Association Gol Soccer Foundation Greater Libertyville Soccer Association Green White ***** Harvard Junior Hornets, Inc. Heat United Soccer Club Homer Soccer Club Illinois Valley Youth Soccer League Inter-Community Soccer League Inverness Soccer Club Kaneland United Soccer Club Joga Bonito Soccer Club LDE Soccer League

Assumption Algonquin / Lake In The Hills Barrington Belleville Bolingbrook Roscoe/Rockton Carterville Cary Casey Clifton Crystal Lake Oak Park / River Forest Chicago Chicago Addison Chicago Collinsville Columbia West Chicago Kankakee Crystal Lake East Moline Chicago Lake Zurich Granite City Fox River Grove Freeport Chicago Libertyville Mount Prospect Harvard Huntley Homer Township Peru Washington Inverness Kaneland Downers Grove Chicago & Cicero

Recreational Program

Website alithsa.org basa.net belleclairsoccer.org bolingbrooksoccerclub.org hysasoccer.org cartervillesoccer.org carysoccer.org caseysoccer.org chicagoalliancesoccer.com chicagoedgesc.com kicsunited.org chicagotopsoccer.com chicagolandindoorsoccer.com collinsvillesoccer.org columbiasoccerclub.us cso48.org countywestsoccer.net clsf.org emssc.org edisonparkyouth.org elasoccer.com eteamz.com/Elksyouthsoccer/ frgrc.org freeportsoccerclub.com golsoccernetwork.com glsa.org greenwhitesoccer.org harvardjrhornetssoccer.com heatunited.com homersoccer.org ivysl.com icsoccerleague.com invernesssoccer.com kanelandsc.com joabonitosc.com ldesoccer.com

Community

Website

Litchfield Youth Soccer Association Litchfield Lockport Soccer Club Lockport Manteno Youth Soccer Association Manteno Marshall Area Soccer Kids Marshall Mascoutah Little Indians Soccer Club Mascoutah Massac County Soccer Boosters Assc. Massac County Mendota Area Youth Soccer Mendota Midwest Youth Soccer League Spring Valley Morris Soccer Association Morris North Side Youth Soccer League Chicago Northern United FC McHenry Ottawa Soccer Club Ottawa Perry County Soccer League Pickneyville Plainfield Soccer Association Plainfield Prairie Cities Soccer League Normal Princeton Youth Soccer League Princeton Quinsippi Soccer League Quincy Raptor Youth Soccer League Rockford Reed-Custer Soccer Club***** Braidwood River Forest Youth Soccer, LTD River Forest Robinson Soccer Club Robinson Rock Run Soccer Club Rockford Salem Soccer Association Salem Saline County Youth Soccer Harrisburg Schaumburg Athletic Association***** Schaumburg Shorewood Soccer League Shorewood South East Suburban Soccer South Holland Southern Illinois Soccer League Belleville Team Elmhurst Soccer Club Elmhurst Thunder Soccer Club Franklin Park Vernon Hills Soccer Club Vernon Hills Waterloo Sports Association Waterloo Wauconda Township Soccer Assoc. Wauconda Waukegan Association For Youth Soccer Waukegan West Loop Soccer Club Chicago Wilmington Soccer Club Wilmington Woodstock United Soccer Association Woodstock Youth Soccer International Chicago

www.litchfieldsoccer.org lockportsoccer.com mantenosoccer.com maskonline.org littleindians.org massacsoccer.com spring-valley.il.us/mysl/ msa-soccer.org northernunitedfc.org ottawasc.com perrycountysoccer.com plainfieldsoccer.org pcslsoccer.org pyslsoccer.com qslsoccer.org rockfordraptors.org rcscsoccer.com rfys.org robinsonsoccer.com rockrun.org soccersalem.com eteamz.com/salinecountysoccer/index.cfm

saa-online.com shorewoodsoccer.org sisl.org elmhurstsoccer.com vhsc.org waterloosports.ws waysc.com wayssoccerleague.com westloopsoccerclub.com wilmingtonsoccerclub.org woodstockunitedsoccer.com youthsoccerinternational.com

Mark Your Calendar: Important 2018 Dates Dates Subject To Change January 2: SLYSA-IL Spring Registration Deadline February 1: YSSL Spring Registration Deadline February 1: IWSL Spring Registration Deadline February 1: CIYSL Spring Registration Deadline February 6: Spring State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Registration Deadline February 8: Spring State Premiership Applications Due February 27: SLYSA-IL Spring Season Begins February 23: Spring Cup Brackets Announced February 23: YSSL Spring Seeding Meeting February 27: Junior Cup Registration Deadline March 4: Illowa Scheduling Meeting March 9: Spring Open Cup Game Change Request Deadline March 9: Junior Cup Brackets Announced March 11: YSSL Scheduling Meeting March 21: Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office April 7: YSSL Spring Season Begins April 7: ILLOWA Spring Season Begins April 15: IWSL Spring Season Begins April 21: Open Cup Play-In Weekend: Rockford April 30: Spring Cup Group Play Game Change Request Deadline May 5-6: 2007 (11U) Junior Cup Group Play: Plainfield May 5-6: Illinois Youth Soccer Spring Soccer Festival May 12-13: Spring Cup Group Play Weekend: Rockford

May 12-13: 2006 (12U) Junior Cup Group Play: Rockford May 13: YSSL Silent Weekend May 25-28: Spring State Cup Quarterfinals and Semifinals, May 25-28: Spring Presidents Cup Semis and Finals May 25-28: Spring Illinois Cup Semis and Finals June 1: YSSL Fall 2018 Registration Opens June 1: IWSL Fall 2018 Registration Opens June 2: Spring State Cup Finals June 2: Junior Cup Semis & Finals June 3: SLYSA-IL Spring Season Ends June 10: YSSL Spring Season Ends June 14-18: US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup: Cincinatti, OH June 20: Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office June 21-26: US Youth Soccer Midwest Championships: Westfield, IN July 12-15: US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup: Westfield, IN July 23-29: US Youth Soccer National Championships: Frisco, TX September 19: Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office August 25-26: Fall Open Cup Play-Ins: Rockford October 20-21: Fall Cup Group Play: Rockford November 2-4: Fall State Cup Quarterfinals & Semifinals: Rockford November 2-4: Fall Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Semis & Finals: Rockford November 10: Fall State Cup Finals: Rockford December 19: Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office

New Junior Cup

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tarting Spring 2018, the statewide competitions for 11U and 12U teams will be renamed the Illinois Youth Soccer Junior Cup. The Junior Cup will feature 4 levels of 9v9 competition: • Junior State Cup • Junior Presidents Cups • Junior Illinois Cup: Designed for B/3rdLevel teams and below only. • Junior Cup Recreation: Open to teams made of players from an Illinois Youth Soccer member recreational league Registration and details at illinoisyouthsoccer.org


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Illinois Cup 11U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Chicago Black Lions: 3 - Chicago Rush Orange: 2 State Champs Chicago Black Lions Ariel Ayala, Daniel Campa, Maximiliano Castro, Diego Fernandez, Miguel Fernandez, Cesar Guzman, Julian Hernandez, Cristian Morales, Leobardo Nevarez, Ruben Quinonez, Julián Rodríguez

State Finalists Chicago Rush Jonathan Carranza, Ignaccio Escamilla, Jack Farrell, Peyton Huitron, John Kellogg, Lukas Kleronomos, Thomas Marcoux, Tristan Mehra, Mariano Ramierz, Mizael Terrazas, Jack Wentzell

“It has been a team that had taught me so many lessons like, never give up at any time, no matter the opponent they put themselves to the limit and succeed. Thank to this tournament there was much collective and personal growth for each child.” - Miguel Fernandez, Black Lions Head Coach

11U Girls Illinois Cup Championship: Alliance FC: 1 - Lyons Township SC Select: 0 State Champs Alliance FC Brooklynn Carlson, Addison Dale, Madison Hoffman, Ava Hortillosa, Sophie Kloss, Mikayla Koscielski, Meredith Levine, Libby Magnone, Kennedy Markee, Alivia Nielsen, Caitlyn Rozhon, Samantha Skerl, Gracie Smith

State Finalists Lyons Township SC Estelle Giustini, Ciara Griffin, Lindsay Harzich, Erin Higney, Madeline Morris, Madison Osterkamp, Adeline Proctor, Jane Pruitt, Isabel Strnic, Marin Yates

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Midwest Regional League T

he MIDWEST REGIONAL LEAGUE (MRL) mission is to provide the highest standard of competitive play for youth teams in US Youth Soccer Region II (the Midwest Region) and to assure the continued growth and development of elite level players. Very simply the MRL is for the BEST TEAMS…BEST PLAYERS…BEST COMPETITION.

Spring U14 Boys Premier II West Division Champions: GLSA FC 1974 Jack Brennan, Jack Buschman, Ryan Cawley, Nicholas Diana, Trip Fleming Max Floriani, Connor Hay, Will Herbek, Colin Klainos, Vladimyr Landa, Cole Pauly, Ishaan Shah, Joshua Shin, Andrew Sorensen

Spring U14 Boys 1st Division West Blue Champions: Chicago Magic Nathaniel Ackerman, Dylan Alic, Erik Anderson, Aaron Bach, Ethan Burstin, Trevor du Vair, Nicholas Flynn, Mario Hrvojevic, Adam Jezierczak, Benjamin Kaden, Vihn Le, Giuseppe Maida, Stefano Maida, Jabarie McCoy, Segi Odongo, Charlie Post, Michael Sullivan, Jacob Tune, Thomas Tustison, Ryan Weil

Spring 14U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: Roma FC Academy

Spring 14U Girls Premier I Blue Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs South Premier Kathy Barrios, Isabella Corluka, Yulexi Diaz, Adyson Duran, Molly Fischer, Maggie Haverstock, Elyse Hermanson, Megan Hutchinson, Sophia Jaime, Madison Kaminski, Cecelia Light, Halle Nugent, Erin O'Connor , Alexa Ordaz, Xcaret Pineda , Mariana Pinto, Lindsey Richter

Spring 14U Girls 1st Division West Red Champions: CSA Chelsea

Spring 14U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Chicago Inter Claire Astudillo, Dani Auble, Madelyn Camaioni, Emma Elliott, Karli Ferguson, Shelby Fuller, Gabriella Galvez, Emily Ibrahim, Gabriela Koziel, Abigail Pasternak, Ashley Sak, Victoria Silvar, Kailyn Terry, Jacqueline Torres

Spring 15U Boys Premier II West Division Champions: GLSA FC 1974

Spring 15U Boys Premier II East Division Champions: Galaxy ‘02 Blue Myles Barry, Shea Bechtel, Kyle Blasingame, Nico Couropmitree, Noah Glorioso, Trey Gora, Alex Gramigna, Hans Haenicke, Owen Jarrell, Adam Johnson, Tyler Kaput, Ty Konrad, Tyler Mathews, Sean Murphy, Jack Olsen, Tommy Paltzer, Miguel Rodriguez, Zachary Smith, Mark Thurow

Spring17U Boys 1st Division West Blue Champions: Central Illinois United Jacob Band, McCade Brown, Kamoy Creary, Seth Crull, Clayton Davis, Pablo Diaz, Lucas Fontana, David Ejeh, Wesley Gibson, Conner Graham, Hudson Hazlewood, Jack Ierulli, JD Kelley, Noah Madrigal, Ethan Mansfield, Justin Meadows, Ethan Miller, Josue Nsukami, Magnus Parente, Cayden Redd, Santiago Rodriguez, Delphy Sabu, Ethan Sandoval , Myles Sophanavong,Parker Theobald, Peter Wagner, Jordan Walker, Mitchell Whitman

13U Illinois MRL Qualifying Division

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he 13U Illinois MRL Qualifying Division is for designed for the most competitive 13U teams in the state. This Fall competition determined the teams that qualified for the Midwest Regional League (MRL) in Spring 2018 and for seeding in the 2005 Illinois State Cup.

Spring 17U Boys 1st Division West Red Champions: Kickers United FC

Girls Qualifying Division Top 8 FC United 05 Pre-Academy Chicago Fire Jrs South Chicago CSA Chicago Inter Red Team Chicago Elite FC United Select Red North Central United Galaxy SC

Boys Qualifying Division Top 8 Raiders FC Rockford Raptors GLSA FC 1974 - 1 Mundelein Academy Chicago Fire Jrs City Galaxy SC Blue FC United Pre-Academy Addison United


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Illinois Cup 12U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Skomor SC Blue: 2 - Kuba Elite Premier: 1 State Champs Skomor SC Blue Ali Al-Saimary, Leonardo Aleman, Kevin Bretan, Guy Brown, Robin Chavez, Maxsym Denkovych, Ben Divovich, Emil Djencic, Jonathan Geerdes, Matthew Hatieganu, Bryan Ionescu, Aleksander Kapciak, Ari Klein, Gabriel Klein, Andrew Koppe, Parker Kosey, Nathan Kostovetsky, Tyson Kuchii, Colin Schnabel, Lucas Teboul, Mitchell Tuchten, Trey Zakeri

State Finalists Kuba Elite Krystian Boron, Michael Choi, Maximilian Czapulonis, Tymoteusz Czerwiec, Alex Gancarczyk, Eric Graca, George Ifantis, Matthew Kupczyk, Jacob Nowacki, Casian Rus, Eric Rzepiela, Enzo Santillan, Christopher Stojkowski, Bartosz Ziomek

“It felt amazing to win the Illinois Cup final. My boys and I fought hard throughout the season to accomplish our goals. It took a full effort from the entire club to compete at such a high - Nick Rojas, Skomor Head Coach level.”

12U Girls Illinois Cup Championship: FV Bayern Munich All-Stars: 3 - SBW Alliance: 2 State Champs FV Bayern Munich Jocelyn Campos, Janae Gillus, Olivia Hornberg, Alexandra Hornberg, Aria Hurt, Taylor Klocek, Michaela Kruse, Lana Lopez, Julia McKlem, Araceli Mendeza, Naiya Nguyen, Rown Oberle, Doyin Omoremi, Emelia Rodriguez, Nathalie Schuster, Ella Stock

State Finalists SBW Alliance Grace Helzer, Brina Hollensbe, Kalissa Kaiser, Sophia Nordquist, Kylie Piatek, Karen Reyes, Gabby Rivera, Diana Roa, Delaney Roimiser, Mary Sessoms, Chloe Warner

“The girls winning the Illiniois Cup was a huge achievement for them. In the finals they played with only 9 players and on a hot day they won in overtime after giving up a goal with only minutes to play in regulation. It is a game they will always remember and they showed a lot of heart in being able to prevail when facing adversity. ” - Rick Schuster FV Bayern Head Coach


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13U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: CSA Ajax: 6 - Chicago Knights: 2 State Champs CSA Ajax Sam Andrzejewski, Cameron Crawford, Alec Crum, Diego Cruz, Zachary Curtis, Michael Friedman, Casey Graham, Billy Grossklag, Zach Grossklags, Lucas Landstrom, Thomas Larsson, George Marquez, Max Montgomery, Gage Naselli, Gavin Newkirk, Gabriel Olsen, Isaac Vandesampel

State Finalists Chicago Knights Jesus Almazan, Adrian Bahena, Hansel Calix, Greco Guerrero, Alberto Hernandez, Giovanna Martinez, Samira Martinez, Jorge Medina-Trejo, Alexis Pallares, Edwin Romero, Giselle Ruiz, Yair Ruiz-Gonzalez, Ignasio Salazar, Stewart Sanchez, Jose Tirado, Erick Vazquez

“The boys were fighting all season for that tournament , it was a good experience for them and looking forward for next Cup challenge” - Daniel Hernandez, CSA Head Coach

13U Girls Illinois Cup Championship: Vernon Hills SC Blue: 1 - Palatine Celtic Black: 0 State Champs Vernon Hills SC Julia Adelman, Jessica Avalos, Bridgett Bolotin, Hannah Bordeau, Lila Brandwein, Audrey Brua, Logan Friedman, Katelyn Huse, Lindsay Iannuzzi, Ashley Jiang, Caitlin Leuck, Christina Mo, Megan Otto, Gabrielle Reyes, Jenna Saleh, Ashley Sawa, Kate Sear, Peyton Self, Alex Sobel, Mia Soto, Rachel Stavola, Carly Wujcik

State Finalists Palatine Celtic Madison Adcock, Peshal Desai, Alexis Franzwa, Ella French, Allie Henning, Sofia Klein, Batrice Kuusik, Angelina Lopez, Ella Malone, Rachel Martin, Paige Millstone, Tara O'Sullivan, Rylen Reid, Leah Saxe, Evelyn Urbaniak, Maria Varon, Stella Varon, Josephine Westerkamp

“Winning the Illinois Cup was a goal we had set and the parents and I are extremely proud of the girls' achievement. They not only showed their talent but they showed how hard they could work. It is an experience that the girls, their families and I will always remember. ” -

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MRL Champions

Spring 17U Boys 1st Division Central Blue Champions: Galaxy 2000 Blue Chr

Spring 17U Boys 1st Division West White Champions: Rockford Raptors

Spring 18U Boys 1st Division West Blue Champions: Heat United Braden Anderson, Nicolas Barrientos, Jack Bell, Parker Bishop, Anesu Chinoda, Juan Collazo, Jack Fairwood, Andrew Fulcer, Drew Iancoch, Natean Janney, James Karl, Adam Kaster, Patrick Murphy, Jason Novacovici, Issac Nordan, David Nunez, John Olivarez, Charles Piazza, Jason Polletta, Aaron Ruffner, Brandon Ruffner, Gab Swarthout, Raul Valldares, Thomas Walker, Hubert Wasilewski

Spring 19/20U Boys Premier I Blue Division Champions: FC United Jose Aguilar, Alexander Alfaro, Jaylen Anderson, David "Ben" Brandt, Jose Castillo Manny Cerritos, Seth Grossman, Matthew Grady, Sean Hickey, Julian Hilpuesch, Tim Iscra, Andres Marx, Noah Melick, Jake Nunez, Nash Pirie, Jonathan Sanchez, Kevin Terhaerdt, Aaron Whiteman

Lorenzo Amador, Jaden Andujar, Eddie Aranda, Jorge Bravo, Max Cincinnati, John Coll, Christopher Couper, Tejeda Edgar, Isaiah Field, Aleksa Gligorevic, Jacob Harvey, Zeus Huerta, Nathan Hunt, Michael Kozlowski, Martin Martinez, Tanner Mateus, Ethan Minnick, Nick Morgan, Phililp Mueller, Chase Nichols, Alexis Robles, Andres Saldana, Cory Schleifer, Eric Schlosser, Jakob Schoon, Payton Shockey, Patrik Smith, Adrian Stankovic, Xavier Varela, Giovanni Villa

Spring 18U Boys Premier II West Division Champions: FC United Ben Axelrod, Mateo Blair, Ruben Delgadillo, Deng Deng, Joseph "JoJo" Farina, Will Felitto, Robbie Fraser, Evan Goldberg, David Gripman, Ryan Krueger, Jose Mariscal, Sahil Modi, Matthew Randall, Mason Rose, Sam Rutherford, Colin Thompson, Riles Walsh, Samuel Warden, Logan Weaver

Fall 14U Girls Premier Qualifying Division West Blue Champions: GLSA FC 1974 Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Kora Kipley, Athena McGinn, Meghan Mrowicki, Shannon Murphy, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft, Maddie Ruppert, Elizabeth Thomson

Fall 14U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Pegasus FC Kendall Biel, Natalie Bouzas, Kayley Bouzas, Magnolia Connover, Simone Criz, Holly Deutsch, Kyla Dunlavy, Emily Fox, Hannah Grysk, Bridgid Horgan, Hannah Mekky, Katie Morgan, Magnolia Connover, Rachel Winski, Aileen Rodriguez Jelly Rosas, Marissa Siciliano, Drew Zimberoff, Dylan Zimberoff

Fall 14U Boys Premier Qualifying West Division Champions: Mundelein SC Edgar Arteaga, Juan Castillo, Eduardo Cirilo, Abdiel Cisneros, Bryce Durlacher, Anthony Feather, Joel Infante, Omar Mangato, Teo Marquez, Oscar Martinez, Rafael Nuno, Christian Ortiz, Reyes Parra, Ernesto Perez, Gerardo Perez, Christian Roznowski, Ivan Villegas, Wilbert Deldgado

Fall 14U Boys 1st Division West Red Champions: Addison United SC Edwin Alanis, Chris Arroyo, Carlos Barajas, Devin Czeremuga, Edgar Duenas (Puya), Henry Moreno, Osvaldo Navarrete, Ray Navarrete, Guiseppe Paladino, Juan Ponce, Kevin Reynoso, Angel Rodriguez, Michael Urias,

Fall 14U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: Raiders FC

Fall 15U Premier II Champions: GLSA FC 1974 Stella Bechtold, Jessica Biede, Sophia Goodale, Julia Hazen, Amber Langosch, Addie Miller, Lauren Milz, Aly Negovetich, Maya Oppenheim, Lauren Rocco, Sally Grace Rogers, Mia Salvi, Ella Skelton, Kylee Swanson, Lanie Szatmary, Hannah Vieth, Mia Zaccaro

Fall 15U 1st Division Green Champions: Evolution SC Cameron Dinkla, Hannah Dudley, Juliann Grubisic, Melisa Hadzic, Abby Haskell, Ava Heshelman, Annie Hunter, Carley Jorstad, Meghan Joyce, Madison Korosec, Taylor Korosec, Ellen Malone, Sarah McCracken, Madelyn O'Brien, Katie Park, Sullivan Schubel, Olivia Valdez, Malia Velker


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Illinois Cup

14U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Skomor SC Blue: 3 - Lyons Township SC Select: 1 State Champs Skomor SC Blue

State Finalists Lyons Township SC

Peter Chavez, Nahiyan Chowdhury, Ian Cominek, Jan Carlos De Leon, Wilbert Escalante, Joaquin Felix, Louden Gershbein, Colin Graham, Adam Gucik, Timmy Keegan, Joseph Lorenz, Ian McNulty, Caleb Mendez Toomey, Julia Montes, Alen Perazic, Edin Perazic, Andrew Perez, Kyle Pham, Anthony Sticlaru, Adji Teoudoussia, William Thannert, Devin Zakeri

Jack Albright, Luke Anderson, Teddy Andrews, Ryan Barnicle, Benjamin Bereckis, Garrett Bolte, Louie Finder, John Griffin, Andrew Holmes, Aidan Lee, Payton Martinez, Luigi Mollo, Colin Patrick, Connor Reblin, Luke Stockbridge, Tyler Vizgirada

“As we progressed through the Illinois Cup, it was a wonderful feeling for us to win. More importantly, it gave my team a sense of what is possible for the future through working hard.” - Justin Sanabria, Skomor Head Coach

14U Girls Illinois Cup Championship: Storm Premier: 5 - Kickers SC: 4 State Champs Storm Premier Molly Babczak, Chloe Black, Kylie Brazill, Jenna Conrad, Julie Drew, Annika Eichstaedt, Kendall Forbes, Emma Ludwig, Caroline McCormick, Morgon Nelson, Lily Perillo, Riley Russellburg, Audrey Salamon, Madison Schiffer, Morgan Slagle, Faith Stellick, Sydney Tecza, Gina Williams

State Finalists Kickers SC Sydney Atkins, Elizabeth Barbosa, Emily Barbosa, Brookie Bolger, Megan Cibulski, Jocelyn Duran, Abby Erdman, Erena Greaves, Anna Johnson, Elizabeth Kuhn, Isabel Langenkamp, Taylor Mathews, Alexandria McQueen, Mary Kate O'Hare, Sarah Pabin, Apurva Redd, Megan Schuh, Ryan Uebel, Natalie Weisman, Jocelyn Williams

“I love that Illinois Youth Soccer has built a structure that allows all the players within the state to learn how to compete. All of the games were competitive but the finals were crazy. The way they won and amount of attention given to them afterwards was fantastic, they were on Cloud 9. I've never seen a championship ceremony put on like that, it was top shelf, no question about it.” -

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Fall 15U 1st Division Red Champions: Team Chicago Academy Emanuel Acosta, Shareef Amor, Jared Avalos, John Barry, Blake Biery, Matthew Bilardello,Ethan Conners, Jesse Corneliusen, Daniel Costea, Jake Crawford, TJ Fenton, Ford Frazer, Amish Gupta, Ethan Harvey, Leo Herard, Zachary Lass, Nathan Lukasik, Jack O'Reilly, Brad Palagi, Giacomo Parrino, Will Ritzmann, Anthony Safo-Adusa

Fall 17U Girls 1st Division Blue Champions: FC United Claudia Campolo, Josie Crumley, Meghan Dwyer, Madelyn Flynn, Julia Goldish, Nicolette Gossage, Samantha Holton, Gabrielle Jezorski, Megan Kurtz, Hailey Laurenson, Samantha Mckibben, Maura Murphy, Kyrsten Pellikan, Madeline Prassas, Jennifer Staten, Ashley Stearns, Eleanor Ward, Torrie Welch

Fall 17U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Windy City Pride

Fall 18U Girls 1st Division Blue Champions: Illinois Fire Jrs Madison Bergeron, Rylee Billington, Grace Blair, Julia Herrman, Jessica Hieb, Sarah Hodgen, Meredith Johnson-Monfort, Kenna Koehler, Sabrina Kosharek, Maddie Louis, Audrey Marsaglia, Rebekah Nielsen, Maggie Peters, Kaitlyn Quinn, Lauren Shanks, Hanna Simmons, Caelyn Steffens, Olivia Teplitz-Crawford, Shannon Tomlinson, Autumn Weeks

Fall 16U Girls 1st Division White Champions: FCX Black Abigail Bens, Emma Bolanowski, Lindsey Cepa, Julia Cison, Jennifer Devona, Emily Dunkel, Marissa Faulkner, Kendall Keck, Allison Khoshabe, Olivia Lageschulte, Lara Lubinsky, Kate McGreevy, Morgan Rocco, Tess Vages, Anna Weith, Claire Wessberg, Annie Whittmeyer

Fall 16U 1st Division Red Champions: Chicago Inter Alyssa Marzullo, Samantha Reidy, Maddie Pertle, Anna Borzecki, Allyson Kallberg, Hannah Kostelz, Ella Hase, Kristiana Pappanastos, Lindsey Dusatko, Anna Waishwell, Jamie Cibulka, Tera Sparks, Ellie Urbanski.

Fall 17U Girls 1st Division Red Champions: Team Chicago Allison Anderson, Elizabeth Barker, Hannah Bradley-Leon, Samantha Buol, Nikki Coryell, Lauren Douglass, Isabella Espinoza, Molly Fank, Amy Flores, Abigail Hillman, Alyssa Lanzon, Brooke Lipscomb, Leah Molloy, Emma Puls, Delaney Putnam, Alexandra Salemy, Audrey Siebert, Zaira Solis, Shannon Tagler, Jessica Wallace

Fall 17U Girls 1st Division Green Champions: Rockford Raptors Julia Barenbaum, Bailee Blecker, Madalin Blumhoff, Isabella Green, Abigail Gribble Leah Haney, Olivia Hart, Katie Hayner, Brinley Hefty, Madison Hougan, Nia Leslie Paige Lockard, Taylor Meier, Anjelica Ortiz, Brooke Parnello, Jess Redington, Cali Schmitz, Leah Starnes, Gabby Victorov, Isabella Villacorta

Fall 18U Girls Premier I Champions: Campton United   Lauren Albrecht, Fatima Bustamante, Alondra Carranza, Chantel Carranza, Jenna Dombrowski, Jenna Dominguez, Caitlin Farrell, Madison Fischer, Anna Holcombe, Saydie Holland, Stephanie Howe, Cassidy Joyce, Rachael Lutter, Erin McKinney, Claudia Najera, Anna Rakos, Hannah Rittenhouse, Hailey Rydberg, Kristen Szumski, Victoria Thornton, Kayla Villa, Celeste Wahlberg, Zoe Welsh, Alison Wessel

Fall 18U Girls Premier II Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite+ Nicole Anderson, Jena Berkland, Taylor Bittenbender, Jillian Brokhof, Catherine Crounse, Brooke Dunteman, Jenna Franklin, Katie Glowinski, Kendall Haaugard, Madison Kachelmuss, Abigail Klimkowski, Kayla Llewellyn, Eve Meintz, Elise Olsen, Cameron Sengstock, Megan Sinnott, Kelly Stayart, Abigail Wiegand

Fall 18U Girls Qualiying Division Champions: Chicago Inter Katrina Ratzke, Angela Dagnino, Nina Guitron, Cierra Welch, Claire Sokol Heidi Schuffert, Tiffany Tanev, Jessica Plesnicar, Brittny White, Claire Barrett, Natalia Gonzalez, Jane Pinkerton, Maddie Manske, Sara Louchinger, Stephanie Quigley.

Fall 19U Girls 1st Division Blue Champions: FCX Black Taylor Abbott, Christine Batliner, Madison Belo, Kristin Brousseau, Lauren Caffe, Cassandra Farber, Kacie Filian, Samantha Hartman, Cassie Kowalski, Annabelle Moore, Sydney Pryor, Erin Rafferty, Alexis Rosa, Madeline Rosen, Paige Stevens, Chloe Trom, Abigayle Willock


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15U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Chicago Knights SFS: 2 - OPRF Alliance: 0 State Champs Chicago Knights Rodrigo Bahena, Gonzalo Capetillo, Octavio Custodio, Angel Dominguez, Bryan Franco, Jose Gonzalez, Ricardo Gonzalez, Saul Hernandez, Mario Landa, Edgar Monroy, Eduard Nunez, Karol Piszczor, Jocelyn Rivera, Diego Salinas, Stewart Sanchez, Alex Toledo, Brayan Villa, Victor Villaman, Ricardo Villegas

State Finalists OPRF Alliance Sebastian Aguilar-Ripley, Nicholas Amunategui, Talib Becktemba-Goss, Alan Berggren, Jonah Black, Zachary Buchta, Perahje Cannon, Jai Hsieh-Bailey, Ben Issel, Isaiah Kent, Miles Kirk, Tyler McLaurin, Lee Nathaniel, Patrick Perkins, Luke Pilditch, John Powers, David Schalich Ayllon, Sam Schenkelberg, Matt Wunsch

“Watching players celebrate on the field as they won their first tournament championship was very exciting. This year was a very successful one for the players, having won Illinois Cup and their Division in the YSSL, Players felt that all the hard work and tough seasons from previous years had finally paid off. It was very rewarding listening to players talk with more confidence and - Juan Carlos Jurado, Chicago Knights Head Coach wanting more as a team.”

15U Girls Illinois Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs South: 6 - Rockford Raptors: 3 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs South Merrigan Allen, Ryann Anderson, Jillian Arnold, Bianca Cahue, Esmeralda Canchola, Lauren Doerr, Lesly Gaytan, Avery Geigner, Kayleigh Hanlon, Laci Jerkatis, Alyssa Palacios, Kiara Pralle, Ella Richards, Rosemarie Richardson, Emily Viurquiz, Rachel Wandless, Amanda Yaeger

State Finalists Rockford Raptors Taylor Boe, Carina Colletti, Breanna Culver, Alexa Dahnert, Yaneli Delgado, Emma Evans, Adriana Fiorini, Ellie Gasso, Abigail Goff, Taylor Harrison, Naomi Jackson, Hailey Lange, Gabrielle Martinez, Madeline Martinez, Alish McGuinness, Grace Mitchell, Kelly Munoz, Maeleah Nuccio, Emily Perea, Samantha Shiels, Virginia Speltz, Paige Stees

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Soccer Tournament T

he Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament is unlike any other soccer tournament in the Midwest. Play with your club or get a collection of your friends from the neighborhood together for a day of sun, fun and soccer. Mother Nature prevented the boys teams from preventing on Day One but over 40 Girls teams competed in the 9th Annual event on Sunday. Details about the 2018 event are coming soon. Congratulations to the following teams that finished as 2017 Chicago Beach Soccer Champions.

10U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Deportivo Juniors

11U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: SBW Alliance

12U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs South

13/14U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: FC Alliance Red

14U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Team Yonce

15U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Advantage ‘03

US Youth Soccer National League The US Youth Soccer National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League and Far West Regional League) to play not only to claim the title of National League Champion but also to earn four slots in each gender age group at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. In addition to the four Regional Championship winners, the top four finishers in each age group from the National League will earn slots to the national finals. The National League's top finishers will also retain their positions in the league for the following season.

16/17U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Green White Knights

19U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs City

2016/2017 National League Champions

16U Boys Black & 17U Boys Red

19/20U Boys Blue

Congratulatiosn to the following teams that have earned a spot in the 2017/18 US Youth Soccer National League: ● GLSA Libertyville FC 1974 ● Chicago Fire Juniors City 03 Pre-Academy (15U Boys) ● FC United 2002 Pre-Academy (16U Girls) ● Eclipse Select 2002 Black (16U Girls) ● Chicago Magic (16U Boys) ● FC United 2002 Pre Academy (16U Boys) ● Galaxy SC (17U Girls) ● Raiders FC (17U Boys) ● Galaxy SC (17U Boys) ● Campton United (18U Girls) ● FC United 2000 Pre-Academy (18U Girls) ● Raiders FC (18U Boys)


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Illinois Cup

16U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Evolution SC Black: 4 - Green White Grun: 0 State Champs Evolution SC

State Finalists Green White

Dylan Finck, Dom Godde, Tyler Henderson, Cris Hernandez, Cooper Kwit, Mac Lehman, Tyler Orlow, Connor Plos, Clayton Rester, John Roseberg, Gabe Ruff, Chris Schell, David Serrano, Eric Serrano, Noah Szajkovics, Julio Torres, Mikey Venardi

Jack Delahunty, Julian Estrada, Giovany Gutierrez, Sebastian Howarth, Blake Johnson, Hayden Jorgenson, Gavin Kafkakis, Jonathan Keane, Stephen Kozil, Shaun Leary, Jorge Martinez, Joshua Morales, Ethan Mundt, Colin Sand, Alexander Urdov, Rafael Walker, Chris Welk, Aedon Wesselink

19/20U Boys Illinois Cup Championship: Illinois FC: 4 - FC Lake County Black: 0 State Champs Illinois FC Bennett Anderson, Max Berry, Brandon Bussman, Brandon Butzin, Noah Dobson, Daniel Giger, Joseph Hoffman, Darien Jackson, Drake Jackson, Joseph Johnson, Junior Kadji, Garrett Kraft, Max Larrison, Jacob Lo, Evan Lundstrom, Ndumiso Madela, Omeed Miraftab-Salo, Rahi Miraftab-Salo, Ethan Norton, Diarmuid Reilly, Benjamin Rowitz, Reynaldo Zarco

State Finalists FC Lake County Michael Alemu, Curtis Bae, Mike Bassier, Landon Binstock, Luke Dahlberg, Christopher Galla, Joshua Grzesiak, Sebastian Hinestrosa, Andrew Kegel, Max Kupfer, AJ La Mont, Thomas Macheras, Ryan Miksch, Tyler Salvador, Jason Schulz, Jack Spalding, Jacob Spheeris, Jack Tully, Matthew Wattelet, Daniel Wieczorek, Reed Wilson

“It was a really special moment for the team to win the Inaugural Illinois Cup. It represented for many of the players the culmination of many years competing in state competitions and for some their last opportunity to compete in a state competition. ” -

- Seamus Reilly, Illinois FC Head Coach


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Awards Banquet

Each year Illinois Youth Soccer honors a great collection of individuals who have made a significant impact both on and off the soccer field in the state of Illinois at the annual Awards Banquet. It was a great evening of celebrating the award winners and celebrating the beautiful game with the Illinois soccer community.

The 25th Annual Illinois Youth Soccer Awards Banquet will be held on March 2 at the Stonegate Conference Centre in Hoffman Estates. Tickets can be purchased thru the Illinois Youth Soccer office.

Boys Coach Of The Year: Rick Ceh, Heat United Pictured with Caulbert Smith, former Illinois Youth Soccer Association Director Of Coaching & Bob Berkley, YSSL President & IYSA Board Member

Meritorious Service Award Recipient: Tim Deters

Recreational Coaches Of Year: Peter Roth, Prairie Cities Soccer League Pictured with Dale Litney, Illinois Youth Soccer Board Member &  Hugh Orlicz former US Youth Soccer Region II Recreational Director

Career Achievement: Paul Cadwell

Pictured with Gus Bender, Illinois Youth Soccer President

Pictured with Gus Bender, Illinois Youth Soccer President

Administrators Of The Year Barbara Baumgartner, Illinois State Referee Committee Sarah Bradley-Leon, NSA

TOPSoccer Buddy Of Year Larissa Seibt, Chicago TOPSoccer Larissa was also awarded the US Youth Soccer Region II TOPSoccer Buddy Of Year

Soccer For Success Boys Players Of The Year: Jarell Harris, Leonardo Almazan & Jennifer Gonzalez Pictured with Julius Roth

Soccer For Success Coaches Of Year: Juan Carlos Jurado & Diane Jurado

TOPSoccer Coaches Of Year:  Moni Ruterschmidt- Ryczek, Park Ridge TOPSoccer & Shannon Hartinger, Trevian TOPSoccer  Pictured with Shawn Danhouser, Illinois Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Director & Kelly Fairwood, Illinois Youth Soccer Board Member

Unfortunately not all honorees could be in attendance for the Awards Banquet Boys Coach Of The Year Sena Halilovic, Chicago Inter SC TOPSoccer Buddy Of Year: Juan Solis, Chicago TOPSoccer

Recreational Coaches Of Year:  Susan Bennett, Fox River Grove Rec Council

Volunteer Of The Year: Susan May, Team Elmhurst TOPSoccer Partner Of Year New Trier High School

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Awards Banquet Young Referees Of Year:  Kelsey McInturff & Joshua Davis

Regional & National Pool ODP Players Pictured with Caulbert Smith, former Illinois Youth Soccer Associate Director Of Coaching

Jonathan Spector ODP Scholarship:  Isiah Gallegos & Shalyn Pryor Pictured with Jake Mooney, Illinois Youth Soccer Board Member

National Championship Referees:  Zach Richter, Alex Beehler, & Prem Kumar

National Presidents Cup Referees:  Ryan Cornell and Kevin Ortega not pictured - Carlos Rodriguez

Midwest Regional Champions CFA Raiders (U15 Boys)

Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs North (U14 Boys)

Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Eclipse Elite USYSA (U14 Girls)

Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Ela Elite (15U Boys)

Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: FC United Copa (U13 Boys)

Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: SBW Alliance (U13 Girls)


2017 Illinois Youth Soccer Network News  
2017 Illinois Youth Soccer Network News  

Celebrating The Beautiful Game & Highlighting The 2017 Soccer Year In Illinois