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From Gus Bender, Illinois Youth Soccer President It has been another great year of accomplishments and the development of new programs to meet the needs of our members for the upcoming year. Our Marketing and Events staff continues to build awareness for our events and engages our members through social media. For those of you featured in this edition of our Network News, keep in mind that it is distributed to 143,000 households. 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 & Insurance: Meaghan Kinser mk@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Soccer For Success Director: Alejandra Jurado alej@illinoisyouthsoccer.org ODP Director & MRL Administrator: Jonathan Orlicz odp@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Coaching Education Administrator: Ivan Rico cep@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Registration & Communications Assistant: Katie O’Malley katie@illinoisyouthsoccer.org Programs Assistant: Vince Tirado vince@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:

Our Illinois teams are doing very well. Seven Illinois Presidents Cup champions and six Illinois State Cup champion teams advanced to the US Youth Soccer nationals. Congratulations to Galaxy SC (17U Boys) and NSA Shock (19U Girls) for winning the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championship and to finalist Campton United (18U Girls) who narrowly missed first place by one goal. Congratulations to US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Champions Illinois Premier Aces Blue (15U Girls), Chicago Rush (17U Girls), and Green White SC (18U Girls). The Illinois Youth Soccer Women’s Team won the 2018 Flo Dyson U23 Women’s Open Cup. 18 Illinois teams qualified for the 2018/19 US Youth Soccer National League. With the delayed introduction of the new US Soccer Grassroots courses, our coaching staff had to meet the challenges of implementing new courses and getting licensed as instructors. We conducted over 40 grassroots courses, three D courses and numerous grassroots clinics to member recreational leagues. Thanks to the Federation’s Innovate to Grow grant, we developed and implemented the 1t Kick program for 2-6 year olds at Addams Park in Chicago. The IYSA will host a Grassroots Instructors License course in March. Beginning next fall, US Soccer reported that the Development Academy will no longer offer U12 programming. This is an opportunity for our membership to operate US Soccer Development Academy standards-based Zone 1 programming that is focused on their standards and certification. Although we were impacted by the US Soccer Girls Development Academy, our Olympic Development Program has grown and continues to offer opportunities and advanced training for our players under the US Soccer guidelines. In addition to several inter-state ODP friendlies, our 2002/03 Illinois ODP boys and girls team will be participating in an international competition in Barcelona, Spain. In conjunction with Illinois ODP, the IYSA is offering an identification and training program for eligible, ambulant Paralympic athletes aged 14-18 who have one of the following neurological conditions: stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic/acquired brain injury. 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 over 20 years. From the nearly 1000 players participating in our programs in 24 elementary schools in Chicago we were able to create five travel teams that play in IWSL and YSSL and special appreciation is extended to them. We continue to support the women’s game and to provide opportunities for the

top players who came out of our programs. We conducted a U23 Women’s team and co-sponsored 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. 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 are looking forward to seeing you at the United Soccer Coaches Convention, the largest soccer coaches’ convention, that is being held in conjunction with US Youth Soccer on January 10-13, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago. We want to thank all of our leagues, both recreational and competitive, for making changes that enhance the experience for the players. Our recreational leagues provide the beginning players their first soccer experience and teach them to love of the game. 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. As 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 culminate with the annual TOPSoccer Summerfest. Once again, I remind everyone about having compassion for the young referees, nearly 50% of whom are new every year. We implemented a robust youth referee mentoring program to educate the beginning officials to deal with the constant challenges and to stay in the game. Once again, we encourage the adults 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. 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. It is the policy of Illinois Youth Soccer and its members to comply with state and federal laws including but not limited to Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act that was passed by Congress earlier this year. Additionally the IYSA Board has prohibited any person who is younger than 18 years of age from moving goals. 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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Member Competitive Leagues Illinois Youth Soccer member competitive leagues offer teams the highest level of competition as well as an umatched standard of risk management and customer service. ONLY teams that play in one of these affiliated competitive leagues are eligible to participate in the Illinois State Cup, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference & National League, State Premiership, Presidents Cup, Junior Cup, Spring Soccer Festival and other exclusive member competitions.

Central Illinois Youth Soccer League Web: ciysl.com • Phone: 217-391-4111 • Email: ciysl@comcast.net From it’s humble beginnings of only 8 teams, CIYSL is now the preferred competitive league for over 200 teams in Central Illinois and Chicagoland. CIYSL - North is a division of the Central Illinois Youth Soccer League that operates in the greater Chicago area. Facebook: CIYSL

Illinois Women’s Soccer League Web: iwsl.com • Email: office@iwsl The IWSL has been proudly serving female soccer players since 1974. As the world’s oldest and largest all female soccer league, the IWSL strongly believes that soccer is for everyone. Facebook: IWSLeague

Twitter: @iwslprez

Illowa Youth Soccer Web: illowa.org • Email: registrar@illowa.org Illowa provides competitive youth soccer opportunities to teams in western Illlinois and eastern Iowa. Illowa has approximately 22 clubs and 175 teams in the 8U-18U age divisions

St. Louis Youth Soccer League - Illinois Web: slysa.org • Phone: 618-558-1553 • Email: jraede@slysa.org The major objective of the SLYSA is to develop, promote, and provide top level competition for youth soccer in the greater St. Louis area. We are affiliated with the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) & Illinois Youth Soccer (IYSA) Facebook: slysa.league

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Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League Web: yssl.org • Phone: 847-818-1440 • Email: info@yssl.org The YSSL is Illinois Youth Soccer’s largest competitive league with over 1600 teams. In 2018, the YSSL celebrated 50 years of serving the Illinois soccer community. The YSSL offers a competitive opportunity for teams of all skill levels. Facebook: YSSLeague


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Training & Identification Program By Marek Radziszewski, Illinois Youth Soccer Associate Director Of Coaching

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llinois Youth Soccer Association is very proud of our Olympic Development Program (ODP). Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) and Brad Guzan (Atlanta United) both used the Illinois ODP as a springboard to play on their respective United States National Teams. A very impressive list of professional players who have participated in the Illinois ODP program is available on our website. The Olympic Development Program is considered one of the highest levels of competition in the state and provides young soccer players with a great opportunity not only to showcase their skills and compete against other talented Illinois players, but also provides a realistic chance to be identified for a State Select Team and represent us in multiple venues. Every year, players are being evaluated by the ODP professional staff of coaches. The identification process starts with the first practice and ends at the conclusion of the program, with the most elite players being selected for the Regional Camp, where they compete for a position on the Midwest Regional Team. Players can then be identified by US Soccer staff coaches for possible entry to the National Team program. Yet even those players who do not make the Midwest Region or the National Team pools, often use ODP as a path to college scholarships and professional soccer. The opportunities are endless, and the experience is unforgettable. As a coach, I consider myself very lucky to be part of this inclusive, challenging and professional environment. Every year we work very hard to assemble a top-notch coaching staff to provide our players with the best experience possible. I am proud to announce that in addition to our College, High School and Club coaches we have added a few who actually have World Cup playing experience and/or are currently working with the highest professional leagues in the United States. Better coaches = better environment = better players. The 2018-19 season kicked off with a bang and a tremendous sense of excitement from players, parents and coaches as we added a new “International Experience” to our program. Two teams will travel to Barcelona during Spring Break for unbelievable soccer and educational experience. The goal is to provide more opportunities and send multiple teams in the following years as we try to

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2018 Illinois ODP State Select Teams The following players were selected as members of the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Select Teams. These players represent the top players in the Illinois ODP Program and were selected from a group of over 1,000 players in northern, central and southern Illinois based on their performance throughout the year in ODP trainings. Illinois ODP State Select teams represented Illinois at select tournaments during the year. *Regional Pool Player 2001 Girls Bethany Bussey Braidy Ceh Jessica Ehlinger Mia Goldberg Amy Leon Katie Montgomery Julia Olander Alexis Parker Olivia Rayis Jacqueline Roberts Elliana Short Helen Siavelis Elise Stanley Alexandria Wawrzyniak Autumn Weeks Abigayle Willock Rachel Younker 2001 Boys Justin Biela Joseph Boduch Jalen Cabral Benjamin Castillo Jorge Chavez Caden Ciesemier Benjamin Cosentino Robert Curran Samuel Dunn George Elias Hunter Fuss Wesley Gibson Hunter Goodwin Miles Hagen Dane Hoare Nolan Laczynski Alberto Mendoza Kol Rollins Noah Smeja Myles Sophanavong Matthew Webley Isaiah Whitaker 2002 Girls Madison Arflack Rachel Balinao Lindsey Cepa Ashley Erickson Brenna Frommelt Erin Haslett Jessica Inman Hannah Johnstone Lucille Klimkowski Peri Kracker Rachel Kutella Alexandra La Quaglia Elizabeth Maciejewski Juliana Medina

Marianne Mihas Emily Mikitka Cailyn Munar Emerson Newman Lia Ward 2002 Boys Luke Berg Kaelan Conway Gandhi Cruz Lance Evans Eryk Grabowski Marlo Guadiana Mason Hsieh-Bailey Nicholas James Aidan Johnston Dylan Kimball Jeremiah Lanzillo Ricky Martinez William Maurice Aaron Moreno David Neisler Brandon Obot Dominick Peri Cory Pitlik Krystian Potapa Joseph Quinn Dylan Taglang Ethan Turner Alex White Ronan Wilcox

Payton Givens Sebastian Howarth Isaac Ishmon Vincent Luglio Grant Nagle Eianncris Panaligan Chance Pape Jack Powers Ryan Reyes Taylor Sowell Jackson Turner Matthew Vollmer Kanon Woodill Gavin Wooldridge

2003 Girls Kayla Borg Nina Bradshaw Kylie Brodkorb Abby Cox Elizabeth Dickman Emily Dunkel Sarah Epstein Molly Fischer Taylor Harrison Isabella Hughes Sophia Jaime Alexa Joshi Kennedy Kiersten* Ella Kilstrom Kelly Leon Costandena Liapis Grace Lietz Eun Hae Lillig Rachel McBride Jaden Peck Abbie Peterson Lisa Rios Ashley Sak

2004 Girls Grace Apgar Alison Beck Anna Bergmann Josephine Bieda Bridgett Bolotin Valerie Champagne Olivia Checchi Rielly Chesna Sailor Clare Sofia Dailey Julia Daun Olivia Davila Amanda DiForti Brinkley Douglas Victoria Ejeh Sofia Fennelly Emily Fisher Kathryn Fulscher Patricia Georgiou Margaret Hamilton Katherine Hoffman Cayla Koerner Ella Koleno Clare Kostolansky Kaitlyn Lewellyan Athena McGin* Helen Linares Caroline Locke Samantha McPhee Brooke Miller Eleanor Musgrove Megan Norkett Mikayla Rivera Olivia Rodriguez Alexis Sassower Allison Sheehan Mia Stobart Zoey Trout Nadia Van Den Berg

2003 Boys Nikolas Argyros Jack Bonavia Bryan Franco Isiah Gallegos

2004 Boys Ryan An Luke Bianco Grant Cabral Hansel Calix

Jack Cardwell Owen Cornell Devin Czeremuga Adolfo Diaz Emre Emanet Ian Ferguson Caden Frank Andre Glamocak Benjamin Goldberg Riley Johnson Jack Kilstrom John Kim Evan King Zavier Kosiorek Michael Kostoglanis Aryan Krishna Aiden Krumpelt Jake Lane Mateo Lopez Walter Luglio George McAtee Samuel Moore Nico Parente Adhish Rajan Thomas Rodriguez Jason Salwach Sinan Sehitoglu Nathan Sowers Dawson Steere Peter Straus Luke Van Leer Nicholas Wagner Tristan Wakefield 2005 Girls Arlie Akers Jadyn Aling* Sophia Benjakul Calli Chiarelli Natalia Colin Kiley Crowder Clara Deliduka Riley DiBiase Sybil Evans Margaret Fitzgerald Arya Gandhi Jordan Gary Charlotte Gilbreth Elisa Hernandez Riley Irvin Anna Jenkins Jordin Kadiri Kora Kipley Haley Lindquist Amina Marin Samira Martinez Isabella Najera Maria Nikas Francesca Pastorelli Eva Pattison Maria Petrakis

Emily Petring Abigail Raynor Audrey Sawyer Keegan Schmeiser Ellianna Seeley Mckenna Shilevinatz Sophia Shrum Jayden Sliney Erika Smiley Rian Spaulding Anne Tarpey Avery Trapp Reanne Marie Valera 2005 Boys Brenden Beals Austin Bullock John Carr Colin Chough Declan Colleran Israel Contreras Aiden Fendel Easton Hoch Jadyn Hsieh-Bailey Saiheed Jah Petar Janjic Sergio Janneau Leonardo Lopez Zachary Malinsky Larry Martinez, Jr. Joel McIntyre Aida McMahon Cohen Musschoot Bennett Nippert Liam O’Donoghue Oliver Pohlenz Luca Raso Austin Reibling Jordy Rodriguez Robert Sambou Alessandro Scalera Owen Senn Riley Smith Danny Svelnis Steve Tapia David Taylor Lucas Veenstra Kyle Ward Joshua Weigel Ryan Wilson Emin Zec 2006 Girls Sophie Ackerman Celia Barkley Kate Barry Isabel Ceaser Paige Chrustowski Gracie Cwik Sophia Davila

Devyn Davis Rania Fikri Sydni Fink Kaitlyn Gaspari Natalie Gomez Emily Gordon Lily Larson Mia Linares Joella Livingston Piper Lucier Emilia Rodriguez Abigail Rounds Sydnee Schuler Ella Simpson Abigail Snowden Addison Soroka Ashley Strachn Alexis Suptela Stephanie Svestka Dena Swan Camila Torres Avery Wengerd Molly Vapensky 2006 Boys Zachary Aaron Dylan Atkins Kole Beck-Jewusiak Sohan Bendre Joe Brudnak Andrew Czech Michael DiTomasso Kacper Durski Giuseppe Falbo Max Friedman Patrick Ganschow Kale Hunt Erik Kormoczy Frederick Krug Martin Krug Roman Marsh Julian Mendoza Sam Middendorf Nicholas Milkowsk Lee Muir Charlie Norkett Mason Oberheim Vaughan Osga Owen Pacetti Vincent Pratt Jeremiah Reynolds Bryce Richards Aryan Sharda Christopher Slawek Peter Soudan Maxwell Timchak Dominik Tyka Diego Zarate Kayne Rizvanovich


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GLSA FC 1974, FC United & NSA Prove To Be Best In The Midwest

14U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: GLSA FC 1974

15U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: FC United Pre-Academy

Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Kora Kipley, Kylie Mahoney, Athena McGinn, Meghan Mrowicki, Shannon Murphy, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft, Maddie Ruppert, Elizabeth Thomson

Keegan Acres, Nikolas Argyros, Chaz Bond, Ethan Burnstin, TJ Cairney, John Cronnolly, Hunter Heyman, Mario Hrvojevic, Ryan Leider, Isacco Mati, Drew Maytum, Stefan Milutinovic, Zachary Moskowitz, Gabriel Nayman, Peter Norehad, Michael Sullivan, Zachary Thompson, Jackson Turner, Tommy Zipprich

19U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: NSA Shock

19U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions: FC United Select 1

Isabella Alessio, Madeleine Becker, Katelynn Buescher, Shaina Dudas, Erin Flynn, Sydney Gratz, Mary Kate Hansen, Danielle Hopkins, Catherine Johnson, Kennedy Messina, Kendra Pasquale, Sarah Scoles, Sophia Senese, Kailey Serna, Kathryn Shroyer, Jessica Siebers, Alyssa Siebers, Abby Swanson, Amy Ten Haken, Mia Ullmer, Chesney Wargo

Josiah Ash, David (Ben) Brandt, Christian Crespo, Ruben Delgadillo, Deng Deng, Joseph Farina, Hunter Faurbo, David Gripman, Ethan Harvey, Chase Heyman, Tim Iscra, Noah Kettle, Ryan Krueger, Jose Mariscal, Sahil Modi, Kevin Penarrieta, J. Nash Pirie, Christopher Sullivan, Colin Thompson, Reilly Walsh, Logan Weaver, Arron Whiteman

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LSA FC 1974, FC United & NSA lead an impressive showing of Illinois teams at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships winning regional titles at 14U Girls, 15U Boys, 19U Boys and 19U Girls. Overall, Illinois teams showed very well at the regional event going a combined 50-24-7. In addition to the four champions, Illinois also had three regional finalists: Galaxy SC (17U

B), Campton United (18U G) and Lyons Township SC (19U B) and four semifinalists: Raiders FC (13U B), FC United Pre-Academy (13U G), Chicago Fire Jrs City (15U B) and FC United (18U G). GLSA pulled out a narrow win against Michigan Jaguars 04 Green in the 14U Girls final. Michigan took a 1-0 lead into halftime but GLSA netted the equalizer in the 42nd minute with a goal from Meghan Mrowicki. In

the final minutes of the game, Avery Gleason scored to give GLSA the lead and the 2-1 win. In the 15U Boys final, it took the final minute for either team to find the back of the net. In the 80th minute, Tommy Zipprich scored to give FC United the lead. Connor Burkett of Kalamazoo Kingdom SC 03 tied it seconds later to send the game to overtime. FC United out-shot Kalamazoo in PK’s for the championship win.

In an all Illinois 19U Boys Final, FC United 1999 Select 1 and LTSC Union Showcase 99/00 faced off. In the 20th minute Reilly Walsh scored to give FC United the 1-0 lead. Ryan Kruegger scored in the 36th minute, extending the lead to two. With just three minutes left in the first half, Josiah Ash found the back of the net to give FC United the 3-0 lead at halftime, which held till the conclusion of the match.

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Illinois Teams Reign Supreme Winning 7 of 14 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Titles

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wenty teams went to West Chester, OH to represent Illinois at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Midwest President Cup and seven of them returned home as Midwest Presidents Cup Champions. Shadow Premier (14U Boys), IP Aces Blue (15U Girls), FC United Select Black (16U Boys), Chicago Rush (17U Boys & 17U Girls), Green White SC (18U Girls) and FC United Select 1 (19U Girls). Overall, Illinois teams showed very well at the regional event going a combined 53-17-9 Shadow Premier FC began its final match against CUSA Crew SC NPL slowly. CUSA put the early pressure on Shadow with multiple chances to score but Shadow held strong defensively to keep the game knotted at zero. The teams went to halftime all tied at zero. Coming out the half, Shadow brought more energy and fought hard. Finally, in the 73rd minute of a scoreless game, Isaac Reveles scored to give Shadow the lead. They held on to the slim lead to earn the win and the 14U Boys Regional title. The 15U Girls final match between MN Thunder Academy 03 Hartwell (MN) and IP Aces Blue started quick off the whistle. Just four minutes in to the game, Avery Larson put a shot on goal that found the back of the net to give IP the early 1-0 lead. MN Thunder kept fighting in the second half yet were unable to find the back of the net. IP was able to hold MN Thunder scoreless and win the final 1-0. After advancing to the Regional event via a Wild Card, FC United 2002 Select Black earned a spot in the Presidents Cup finale and squared off against St. Louis Gallagher White (MO). In the 28th minute, Alex White was able to take advantage of a chance and give FC United the 10 lead. Four minutes later, Luis Garduno netted a goal to give FC United an early 2-0 lead that they held on for the win. In the 17U Boys group, the final match between Chicago Rush 2001 Select and Millennium

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14U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Shadow Premier Antonio Carrillo, Aaron Garcia, Anthony Genchi, Kristian Hernandez, Isaac Lara, Christopher Mejia, Julio Milan, Julio Morales, Edwin Pereira-Pacheco, Eagan Reams, Isaac Reveles, Efrain Rivas Jr., Odilon Rivera, Alex Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz, Felix Suastegui, Dennis Valle, Jace Whitehead, Ben Younker

Soccer Academy 01 Black (IN) came down to the final 10 minutes of play. In the 81st minute Brandon Palid found the back of the net for the first goal of the game and his fourth of the tournament to give Rush the late lead. Rush held on to the slim lead to win the 17U Boys final. Chicago Rush Select was crowned champions of the 18U Girls group after a low-scoring affair against CUSE Elite (OH-S). The game went back and forth in the early going, but in the 38th minute Katrina Barthelt scored her seventh goal of the tournament to give Rush the lead. In the 78th minute, Payton Siragusa found the goal to extend Rush’s lead. Both teams battled till the end, but Rush was able to hold on to earn its fourth win and finish the tournament undefeated. In a close low scoring game, Green White earned the title of 2018 Midwest Presidents Cup 18U Girls champions against SBW Alliance 2000 in an all Illinois battle. It was not until the 76th minute when Ashley Adams was able to get a shot passed the goalie to give Green White the late 1-0 lead. SBW kept fighting till the end, but Green White was able to maintain the lead and win the game. The 19U Girls wrapped up play at the 2018 Midwest Presidents Cup in a finals rematch from 2017 with FC United 1999 Select against KC Fusion Matthews 99 (KS). In the 31st minute, Julia Hamill of FC United was awarded a free kick which she put on goal, but the shot hit the goalie and the rebound was put in by Edina Taerbaum to give FC United the lead. Just three minutes later KC Fusion found the equalizer off of a free kick from Kelly Kleekamp. There was early pressure put on KC Fusion in the second half that led to a goal in the 49th minute by Chloe Cappas to give FC United the one goal lead. The game was hard fought back and forth till the end, but a late cross from Grace Hardy in the 78th minute led to a Julia Hamill goal to secure the win and redemption for FC United.

15U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: IP Aces Blue Kayla Askew, Kaya Augustyn, Caroline Ayala, Elena Barbaric, Lilly Collins, Madison Culli, Emma Donner, Madeline Kim, Ella Laera, Avery Larson, Gracie Lee, Tierney Libit, Aliah Mendez, Julianna Nikolich, Bridget Reynolds, Kalie Schreiner, Caroline Sexton, Jane Stefaniak

16U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: FC United Black Michael Barker, Frank Berkley, Peyton Bernstein, Liam Brennan, Andrew Burgis, Charles Collins, Carter Collis, Javier Espinoza, Luis Garduno, Alexander Glueck, Ryan Humphrey, Johan Jacome, Sunjay Joshi, Will Knox, Conor Lowry, Nicholas Meuser, Ojaswee Singhal, Alex White, Benjamin Williams


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17U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Chicago Rush Select

17U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Chicago Rush Select

Jared Albarran, Caleb Aquino, Blake Brandenburg, Jake Camaioni, Eli Gurin, Carson Heglund, Ethan Klosterman, David Lawinger, Collin Moran, Alex Noser, Brandon Palid, Rodrigo Perez, Jacob Purvis, Alexander Richter, John Seeley, Steven Udy, TJ Vilet, Conor Waldron, Joel Wanta

Yariliz Aguado, Mia Alessio, Marissa Anderson, Katrina Barthelt, Brooke Brodzinski, Cheyenne Brusven, Meredith Conant, Olivia Crane, Tessa Evans, Hailey Hoge, Meg Kimberly, Ellie Lochbaum, Jamie Mastro, Anna Moravec, Taryn Sandei, Payton Siragusa, Emily Tully

18U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: Green White SC

19U Girls US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions: FC United Select

Ashley Adams, Michaela Donohue, Lilianna Duckmann, Mackenzie Folkers, Melissa Gomez, Claudia Kadzielawa, Sarah Magnoni, Greta Martin, Alexa Mitka, Vanessa Reyes, Maddie Roppel, Lauryn Schneider, Kristin Schneider, Kristina Suto, Isabelle Suto, Natalie Trytko, Marissa Valentini, Dylan Van Fleet, Ashley Welk

Ainsley Allan, Chloe Cappas, Victoria Flannagan, Julia Hamill, Grace Hardy, Anna Holton, Katherine Jaros, Kiersten Kerrane, Nell Martin, Emily Porta, Margaret Rogan, Jessa Snower, Edina Taerbaum, Molly Tessier, Melissa Tucker, Kaitlyn Weix, Grace Zern

New Illinois Paralympic Development Program

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llinois Youth Soccer is proud to offer a first-of-its-kind player identification and training program for Paralympic eligible athletes to prepare and showcase them for collegiate and US Soccer national team selection.

Opportunities for youth Paralympic athletes to train and play in a competitive environment with their peers in the 7vs7 game formats utilized at the Collegiate, Olympic and International competitions are extremely limited. This new program has been developed to create teams for these athletes to develop their skill sets and offer opportunities to showcase their talents in the game environments for identification by next level coaches.

This new competitive training and playing environment will be known as the Paralympic Development Program and will utilize the same coaching staff and training curriculum used for Olympic Development Program (ODP) elite youth soccer players.

Paralympic Development Programs players will train alongside their ODP peers to leverage learning opportunities for both groups. To be eligible to play, athletes must be age 14-18, ambulant (no requirement for assistive walking aids), and have one of the following neurological conditions: • Have had a Stroke • Have Cerebral Palsy • Have had a Traumatic Brain Injury / Acquired Brain Injury Training and games will be held at the Schaumburg Park District Sports Center starting in January 2019. More details and registration can be found under PROGRAMS at illinoisyouthsoccer.org

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any are familiar with TOPSoccer and how it benefits athletes with special needs. What is often forgotten is that the program also serves another community of people just as much, our TOPSoccer volunteer Buddies. Without the involvement of the buddies, the program doesn’t have the impact that it does. Buddies provide stability and support for the athletes while facilitating the socialization benefit that is just as important to everyone involved. While soccer provides the vehicle for bringing athletes and buddies together, it is the interaction on a personal level where the magic happens. Working together, persevering together and celebrating success together can be a deeply emotional bond. Many buddies have remarked in the past that they think they get more out of the program than the athletes do.

Illinois TOPSoccer Programs Cary TOPSoccer : topsoccer@carysoccer.org Chicago Super Stars TOPSoccer, Inc: chisuperstars@gmail.com Chicago TOPSoccer (Addison): Sdanhouser@yahoo.com Crystal Lake TOPSoccer: refbob@sbcglobal.net

Being a buddy serves the individual in several ways including; serving their community, bonding with teammates, giving back to the game they love and learning that they have more in common with those with special needs than differences. Having a team become involved can be great for team bonding as well. The Barrington High School Boys Soccer team has been involved with TOPSoccer for a few years now and here is how their team manager reflects on their involvement: “The boys have a great time-sharing stories, music and just getting to know each other better during the car ride to TOPSoccer and on the way back they talk about their experience and successes. It is heartwarming to see the older players coach the younger players on being a mentor and buddy for the TOPSoccer players. I see the joy and sense of pride the boys get from working with the TOPSoccer players – from the little successes, to the smiles, fist bumps, hugs, and of course celebrating goals.” – Beth F. It’s not only teenagers that benefit from being a buddy. TOPSoccer always benefits from having coaches involved as well. TOPSoccer allows coaches to fill their emotional gas tank by being on the field with players without the pressures of winning and meeting parent expectations. There aren’t the awkward

GLSA TOPSoccer (Libertyville): jwidmark@sbcglobal.net Green White TOPSoccer (Mt Prospect): mfolkers@greenwhitesoccer.org Illinois FC TOPSoccer (Champaign): doc@illinoisfc.com

conversations regarding playing time and positioning with TOPSoccer parents. The only thing you are likely to hear is a very sincere thank you. It’s a great way to stay in love with the game and to stay connected if you’ve always coached your kids and they are now transitioned to college or adult life.

Mascoutah TOPSoccer : richard.a.crothers@nga.mil Olympic Super Stars (Plainfield): olympicsocceracademy@gmail.com Park Ride Soccer TOPSoccer : prs.topsoccer@gmail.com

It can be a family affair as well: “We have made so many positive connections with all the kids, as well as families, involved in the program. It's really hard to describe the sense of satisfaction and joy it brings us when we are part of a program that has such a positive impact on so many people. We would absolutely recommend volunteering with TOPSoccer to everyone - our friends, fellow coaches, athletes - everyone!” – Zac & Bree L. TOPSoccer has been growing steadily in Illinois in the last 10 years as more clubs see the benefit of adding TOPSoccer to their programming to better serve their communities and players who volunteer. Despite good growth, we are still only

Peak TOPSoccer (Rockford): TOPSoccer@PeakSoccerAcademy.com scratching the surface of the impact we can have. More programs are needed as there are still many communities that do not have a TOPSoccer program close to home. I urge you to consider offering TOPSoccer in your clubs if you haven’t done so already. If you are not able to offer a TOPSoccer program, you can still help by volunteering to be buddies for local programs. The help is always appreciated. TOPSoccer, changing lives on the field and off it. To learn more or to start getting involved, please visit www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org/topsoccer and start making a difference today.

Schaumburg Athletic Association TOPSoccer : vnj22@sbcglobal.net Southern Illinois TOPSoccer (Carbondale): sisladm@yahoo.com TCSA TOPSoccer (St Charles): lindsay@tcsa.net Trevian TOPSoccer (Northbrook): jocelynsnower@gmail.com

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Previous 13U Boys Champions 2017: Addison United 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs North 2015: Chicago Magic PSG 2014:  Chicago Fire Academy 2013: Raiders FC Premier

2017: 2016: 2015: 2014:  2013:

Previous 13U Girls Champions GLSA FC 1974 Chicago Fire Jrs South Lake Forest Select Campton United Navy Eclipse Premier NWI

13U Boys State Cup Championship: Chicago Inferno: 4 - Raiders FC: 1 State Champs Chicago Inferno Sebastian Alarcon, Gael Alfaro, Joel Alvarez, Gabriel Antunez, Eldin Bahic, Axel Catalan, Adrian Diaz, Emiliano Farias, Michael Garcia, Ariel Gomez, Diego Granados, Emilio Hernandez, Juan Martinez, Johan Montes, Ernesto Paucar, Yeray Roman, Sergio Suarez, Jordy Vargas

State Finalists Raiders FC Xion Garrett Ash, David Cisneros Jr., Diego Delgado, Jonathan Esparza, Edson Flores, Andres Fonseca, Yamir Gallegos, Jesus Hernandez, Nathan Lara, Marco Antonio Moreno, Orlando Ojeda, Sergio Oregel, Sebastian Palma, Eduardo Perez, Bryan Puga, Herman Rendon, Bryan Rivera, Jesus Torres

“If I would summarize this group of kids it would be the humbleness they demonstrated every game, pushing each other in practice to reach a potential, higher that they ever imagined. Winning state cup was a satisfaction due to all the hard work and heart these kids applied in - Moises Alarcon Chicago Inferno Head Coach every game and training session.”

13U Girls State Cup Championship: FC United Pre-Academy: 1 - FC Peoria: 0 State Champs FC United Clair Baim, Caroline Birdsell, Ella Couri, Paige Engles, Pipper Hasbrook, Maya Healy, Katherine Hungness, Mira Issar, Megan Murray, Meaghan Noe, Tess O’Bryan, Greta Ohlwein, Sofia Palmer, Eva Pattison, Ava Pigott, Honor Roberts, Panagiota Sellas, Nora Zelazny

State Finalists FC Peoria Emily Bandy, Elly Bare, Ellen Dahlquist, Sophia Davila, Devyn Davis, Abbie Gleason, Merideth Haines, Kam Heider, Lauren Kottabi, Samantha Lard, Paige Miller, Cailynn Pitcher, Casey Rodgers, Isabella Sims, Tessa Sutton, Kate Woods

“This team's success was a pure group effort that was accomplished due to the fact these girls all love each other, love the game, and were committed to putting in the work they needed to in order to be successful.They are an awesome group of young women and they deserve and earned all the accomplishments they achieved.” - Greg Hennelly, FC United Head Coach


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Previous U14 Girls Champions 2017: Chicago Fire Jrs South 2016: Lake Forest Select 2015: Campton United Navy 2014:  Team Chicago 2013: NSA Rockets

14U Boys State Cup Championship: Raiders FC: 3 - Chicago Fire Jrs City Pre-Academy: 1 State Champs Raiders FC Bryant Alvarez, Ulises Castaneda, Oscar Cerritos, Cesar Garcia, David Gomez, Pedro Guzman, Yahir HernandezCeballos, Alejandro Landa, Christian Leon, Ivan Lopez, Raul Mariscal, Julian Martinez, Melvin Martinez, Irving Axel Moreno, Terry Munoz, Nathanael Olivo, Carlos Pichardo, Francisco Reyes, Alan Sanchez, Nicolas Soto, Marco Antonio Valencia, Josue Villanueva

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs City Fabien Ballesteros, Nathan Calderon, Miguel Cordero, Bobby Cupps, Christian Diaz, Daniel Diaz, Elliot Dickinson, Eduardo Dominguez, Xavier Gamez, Kevin Gasca, Grant Kelner, Joseph Lebron, Pablo Mancha, David McLone, Juan Ramirez, Ethan Reuter, Alejandro Soto, Brian Teran, Luke VanLeer, Nicholas Wagner

14U Girls State Cup Championship: GLSA FC 1974: 3 - FC United Pre-Academy: 0 State Champs GLSA FC 1974 Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Kora Kipley, Kylie Mahoney, Athena McGinn, Meghan Mrowicki, Shannon Murphy, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft, Maddie Ruppert, Elizabeth Thomson

State Finalists FC United Charlotte Andress, Maya Basan, Shayna Bilsky, Avery Butler, Lauren Caldwell, Phoebe Fox, Emma Gassman, Sara Goldstone, Jessica Hutchinson, Sofia Lampe, Katelyn Marschall, Molly Pistorius, Olivia Rodriguez, Ashleigh Rupprecht, Riley Schimanski, Ava Shah, Annie Shaughnessy, Ayanna Soto

“(Winning State Cup brings) great satisfaction and joy for two reasons; to return in the second year in a row to be champions of State Cup and return to represent the state of Illinois in - Memo Marin, GLSA FC 1974 Head Coach Regionals. ”


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Target United Cup Offers 8U-10U Teams An Introductory Competitive Tournament That Includes Off The Field Fun

8U Boys Gold Champions: Ponys FC Axel Arias, Rolando Aviles, Nicolas Chavez, Lionel Espinola, Nathan Espinoza, Alex Garcia, Eric Guzman, Jacob Monroy, Carlos Ojeda, Samuel Salto, Abram Vazquez, Oscar Velazquez, Fernando Venegas, and Oscar Zambrano

9U Girls Gold Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs South Kaiya Bradshaw, Shea Durkin, Taylor Gaffud, Angelique Gallardo, Myra Lehnert, Mia McGregor, Mia Sherry, Adelyn Thomas, Reagan White, Riley White, Lorigan Wrzesinski, and Krista Zuromskas

9U Girls Bronze Champions: Pegasus FC Patrice Friesz, Danica Goldman, Camila Krone, Olivia Levin, Addison Margulis, Hayden Rubinstein, Abby Samson, Peyton Smith, Lilia Stutland, and Abby Warhaftig

9U Boys Gold Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs South James Acevedo, Owen Bohren, Miguel Canchola, Andrew Guzy, Charlie Hrebic, William Jirek, Zachary Kuk, Dylan Lenarz, Michael Sallese, Angel Sevilla, Caleb Trabado, and Zachary Trippeer

9U Boys Gold Champions: Ponys FC Jessi Aviles, Xavier Del Real, Emmanuel Garcia, Josiah Garcia, Jovanni Hernanez, Maxmiliano Montesinos, Gabriel Ramirez, Alexander Rodriguez, Joshua Solis, Jashua Sontay, Robert Turdean, Diego Villanueva, and Alexander Yamini

9U Boys Silver Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs City Jason Amador, Bautista Berardi, Cormac Cyrne, Antoni Czarkowski, Nikolas Dabic, Judah Given, Kelvin Hernandez, Magnus Johnson, Walker Ross, Sebastian Semeco, Luca Sevim, and Jaiden Shah

9U Boys Bronze Champions: Ponys FC Angel Acosta, Santiago Bravo, Luis Cortes, Martin Garcia, Daniel Gomez, Rodrigo Herrera, Michael Merino, Jacob Monroy, Victor Moreno, Rey Ochoa, Michael Panduro, Nathan Panduro, Jacob Ruiz, and Anthony Vega

9U Boys Bronze Champions: Era FC Dion Ademi, Christian Beahan, Nicolas Bernal, Krystian Chrzanowski, Danis Dizdarevic, Isreal Juarez, Marcel Latek, Enrique Orizaba, Jackson Parchem, Nicholas Skupien, Stefan Stojich, and Michael Szala

9U Boys Bronze Champions: Inter Gurnee Premier FC Logan Ahonen, Daniel Brumar, Patrick Coursin, Braxton Goodfellow, Ryan Hogberg, Alexander Holst, Kavin Krishnarajah, Max Newton, Charlie Ogren, Brayden Song, and Landon Zdenahlik 10U Girls Gold Champions: Galaxy SC Kelsey Anderson, Elizabeth Burfeind, Emerson Burke, Camden Cosich, Delaney Harwood, Claire Johnson, Eleanor Kane, Maggie Meyers, Sydney Michalak, Mila Norkett, Allessandra Russo, Malia Shen, Quinn Sigal, Gabrielle Smith and Jessica Terada


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Previous U15 Girls Champions 2017: Evolution SC  2016: Chicago Fire Jrs South 2015: GLSA FC 1974 2014:  Eclipse Elite Fall 2013: FC United Select

15U Boys State Cup Championship: Eclipse 2003: 5 - FC United Pre-Academy: 3 State Champs Eclipse 2003 Manuel Amezcua, Martin Argirov, Alex Budina, Francesco Caira, James Chiarelli, Anthony Doughty, Isaac Espinosa, Guillermo Garcia, Jayrell Garcia, Alexander Gomez, Javier Gonzalez, Preston Huitron, Ryan Koschik, Leonardo Magana, D’Marcus Marin, Andrew Montenegro, Raul Pasillas, Ricardo Patino, Julian Vargas

State Finalists FC United Keegan Acres, Nikolas Argyros, Chaz Bond, Ethan Burnstin, TJ Cairney, John Cronnolly, Hunter Heyman, Mario Hrvojevic, Lucas Kovarik, Ryan Leider, Isacco Mati, Drew Maytum, Stefan Milutinovic, Zachary Moskowitz, Gabriel Nayman, Peter Norehad, Michael Sullivan, Zachary Thompson, Jackson Turner, Tommy Zipprich

“Winning the State Cup is special because of the long tradition of the tournament and the quality of the teams participating in it. It is a great milestone, but most importantly assurance that we can compete against the best and come out victorious.” - Dino Delevski, Eclipse Head Coach

15U Girls State Cup Championship: GLSA FC 1974 Elite: 4 - Team Chicago Elite: 2 State Champs GLSA FC 1974 Grace Apgar, Riley Brennan, Katelyn Crowson, Olivia Ehlers, Emily Fisher, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Katie Jannusch, Ellie King, Kora Kipley, Kylie Mahoney, Athena McGinn, Meghan Mrowicki, Avery Nielsen, Samantha Pullins, Chloe Ravenscraft, Elizabeth Thomson

State Finalists Team Chicago Olivia Anderson, Kaylee Bannack, Colette Casey, Anna Champine, Krystal Diaz, Ryan Gianfrancesco, Brynn Higgins, Isabelle Kastel, Jordan Lange, Gabriella Mattio, Samantha McPhee, Ella Phalen, Alana Rawls, Jessica Stewart, Julia Straub, Riley Strcic, Katelin Venardi

“It was amazing for these girls to win their third State Cup title in three years, which is very difficult to do. They became the first girls team in the history of our club to do that. I am so - Srgjan Smileski, GLSA FC 1974 Head Coach proud of these girls. ”


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Coaching Education 2. Rockford, IL July 29 – August 2 & Sept 23-27

By Adam Howarth, llinois Youth Soccer Director Of Coaching

Host A Grassroots Courses The new Grassroots coaching courses continue to grow from our starting point in February 2018. We have now completed 40 plus Grassroots courses.

Grassroots Licensing Coaching Pathway Replacing E License The E License is no longer offered and their is a new Grassroots Course to replace that license. Current E License holders will not need to take this course. Please see below the new competitive course steps for coaches wanting to coach competitively.

If as a club you wish to host a coaching course please contact Adam Howarth, Illinois Youth Soccer Director Of Coaching, directly to set up a date and time for the course. Complete details on hosting a course can be found on our website. Illinois Youth Soccer can also host a coaching course for the coaching staff of a member club at a reduced cost. Pathway to the D Course: Under the new US Soccer Coaching License Pathway, a individual must meet the following requirements befor they are elibgle to take a D License Course: • 2 In Person Courses (One must be 11v11) • 1 Online Course (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) • Illinois Youth Soccer’s “Intro To Competitive Club Coaching” webinar. This webinar is hosted on Tuesdays and last about 30 minutes. The “Intro To Competitive Club Coaching” webinar focuses on – Coaching, Game management, Risk management and coach sideline behavior. It provides the answers for what coaches need to be ready to coach in our member leagues. Upcoming Grassroots Courses: D License Collinsville, IL – Jan 25-36-27 and March 9-10 Arlington Heights, IL – March 29-30-31 and May 11-12 2019 7v7/9v9 – Arlington Heights, IL March 9 11v11 – Arlington Heights, IL March 10 7v7/9v9 - Arlington Heights, IL April 6 2019 11v11 – Arlington Heights, IL April 7 2019 US Soccer C License Course 2019 Following our submission and now approval we have been granted 2 C License courses in Rockford, IL for 2019. C License Course Dates – 2 Meetings – Each Meeting is 5 Days. 1. Rockford, IL April 22-26 and June 10-14

Grassroots Course for Competitive Clubs: 1. Create a coaching profile in the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center(DCC) (Free) 2. Complete the US Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module (Free -20 minutes) 3. Complete one 2 Hour Online Course – either 4v4 or 7v7 or 9v9 or 11v11 course. **All are available online ** ($25 per course payable to US Soccer - F License suffices) 4. Attend one 4-hour In-Person Course – either 4v4 or 7v7 or 9v9 course ($125 per course) 5. Attend one 4-hour In-Person 11v11 Course ($125) 6. Attend Introduction to IYSA Competitive Club Soccer Webinar/In Person – 30 minutes (Free). Webinar information will be given to candidates following completion of the 11v11 course. Webinars take place on Tuesday evenings. A webinar is an online presentation that candidates follow at home on a computer.

10U Girls Bronze Champions: Coyotes FC Genesis Barrera, Layla Brisbon, Justice Dueringer, Kiera Gallagher, Mia Hernandez, Cristal Jimenez, Stephanie Mendez, Marely Quintana, Roseli Ramirez Garcia, Gabryel Smith, Trinity Yancy, Trista Yancy, Melissa Zuniga

10U Girls Gold Champions: Chicago CSA Inter MIlan Kendall Browne, Olivia Graham, Reese Kyle, Reese Miller, Francie Myszkowski, Penelope Platt, Lorraine Surina, Peyton Theisen, Emma Wecker, and Ava Zubel

10U Boys Bronze Champions: Trebol FC Christian Albarran, Amy Brito, Adrian Cantu, Diego Cardoso-Luna, George Castilla, Allan Cruz, Brianna Nunez, Alessandro Padilla, Julian Padilla, Maximillian Sanchez, Luis Sandoval and Eli Vela

10U Boys Gold Boys Champions: Ponys FC Jahir Anaya, Michael Ceron, Alexis Duarte, Jesus Duarte, Jayden Farley, Samuel Garcia, Bryan Juarez, Alexsander Panduro, Diego Ramirez, David Rocha, Brett Tucker

10U Boys Bronze Champions: Black Lions Jaythan Araujo, Victor Camacho, Diego Canas, Jerry Contreras, Yandel Duenas, Diego Fernandez, Malaya Garcia, Jazlyn Hernandez, Diego Jacobo, Yahir Jacobo, Oscar Lara, Diego Miranda, Julian Ochoa, and Nathan Rodriguez

10U Boys Bronze Champions: Chicago Rush South Dylan Cleek, Jakob Crandall, Adrian Dames, Ryan DeLuca, Braelynn Galt, Aidan Gubbins, Marco Heald, Lucas Heap, Jason Nykaza, Andrew Ochoa, Tristan Radeke, Andrew Straley

Total Cost - $275 FREE Recreational Clincs Illinois Youth Soccer offer free clinics to member recreational programs. If you are a member recreational program and would like to schedule a FREE clinic, please contact Adam Howarth at 847-290-1577 or doc@illinoisyouthsoccer.org . Some of the topics include: • Organizing a youth training session using Play - Practice -Play • Methods of Coaching • Team Administration and Risk Management • Technical Training • Tactical Training • Laws of the Game • Principles of attack and defense • Small sided games

Illinois Youth Soccer Coaches Club Find how to join the Illinois Youth Soccer Coaches Club in the COACHES section of illinoisyouthsoccer.org. Member benefits include access to special coaches events and training sessions, an exclusive coaches newsletter, a tshirt, a special coaching notebook and more.

Chelsea Coaches Clinic Chelsea FC will run a special coaching education clinic on Monday, January 7 at the Illinois Youth Soccer Office, 1655 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. This classroom only session will focus on “Challenging Individual Players Within A  Session” and run from 6pm-8pm. SPACE FOR THIS SESSION IS VERY LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION INTO THE EVENT. Registration is now open at illinoisyouthsoccer.org


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Previous U16 Girls Champions 2017: Eclipse Select Black 2016: Eclipse Select Black 2015: Eclipse Elite 2014:  NSA Rockets Fall 2013: FC United Select

16U Boys State Cup Championship: Eclipse 2002: 2 - Chicago Fire Jrs City Pre-Academy: 0 State Champs Eclipse 2002 Leonardo Acosta, Eduardo Berrum, Kareem Castaneda, Kaden Eberman, Aidan Ellison, Nathaniel Enriquez, Jose Fernandez, Jack Finnegan, Liam Fitzgerald, Nicholas Flores, Dimitri Huitron, Daniel Lukaszczyk, Arnas Miskinis, Martin Murillo, Juan Murillo, Juan Noyola, Thomas Pranica, Edwin Rivera, Brennan Rzewuski, Julian Saldana, Aaron Sanchez, Benjamin Suddeth, Nicholas Tamayo

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs City Osvaldo Alfaro, Owen Andersen, Jared Atoubi, David Contreras, Michael Junay, Andi Kallaba, Devin Lopez, Lucas Macfarlane Glasow, Talcott Malven, David Oluwole, Stephen Pavkovic, Rambert Ramos, Daniel Rau, Luciano Ringo, Alberto Rodriguez, Jacob Rojek, Ariel Romero

“What separates us from the rest is the style of play and the quality of our performance. Winning the State Cup is a very proud moment of us. It is yet another testament to the quality of -Dino Delevski, Eclipse Head Coach this special group.”

16U Girls State Cup Championship: Chicago Inter Red: 2 - FC United Pre-Academy: 1 (PK’s) State Champs Chicago Inter Claire Astudillo, Danielle Auble, Sarah Borsellino, Madelyn Camaioni, Emma Elliot, Karli Ferguson, Gabriela Galvez, Emily Ibrahim, Laci Jerkatis, Mackenzie Korzenecki, Gabriela Koziel, Ashley Sak, V ictoria Silvar, Kailyn Terry, Jaquelin Torres

State Finalists FC United Danielle Barzowski, Alex Carlin, Grace Elhert, Franny Eshuis, Bella Gemingnani, Julia Holton, Julia Kempf, Morissa Lambert, Costandena Liapis, Quinlan Libit, Ryann Lucas, Carly Menocal, Lilly O'Rourke, Margaret Porta, Naya Rhee, Ashley Scesniak, Kendall Sierens, Sarah Sollinger, Cecilia Troglia

“We consider ourselves a small club and being the first team to win State Cup certainly meant a lot to me and the rest of the club officials.The girls and families are obviously extremely excited as well. We had a good run and things were just falling into place at the right time. The girls gave it 120% every training session and every game and - Alen Smjeacanin, Chicago Inter Head Coach hard work and determination paid off. ”


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Previous U17 Girls Champions 2017: Campton United 2016: Campton United 2015: FC United Select 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: NSA Jaguars

17U Boys State Cup Championship: Raiders FC: 3 - Galaxy SC: 2 State Champs Raiders FC Miguel Boleaga, Isaac Carnalla, Rogelio Cisneros, Brian Davila, Alexis Delgado, Yobani Esparza, Daniel Favela, Vincent Garcia, Alexander Gonzalez, German Hernandez, Jacob Jones, Felix Mendoza, Melvin Mora, Angelo Oquendo, Felipe Ramirez, Covieli Reyes, Damian Rincon, Fernando Rosales, Alejandro Ruiz Jr., Omar Salgado, Sergio Valencia, Jason Ybarra

State Finalists Galaxy SC Jason Barba, Rohan Bhargava, Kyle Blasingame, Colin Iverson, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Ty Konrad, Evan Lang, Mason McCaw, Jose Navarro, Jack Olsen, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Zachary Smith, Cameron Strang

17U Girls State Cup Championship: Rockford Raptors: 3 - Crystal Lake Force Elite: 2 (OT) State Champs Rockford Raptors Jacqueline Aranzola, Taylor Boe, Emma Brinkmann, Carina Colletti, Breanna Culver, Alexa Dahnert, Emma Evans, Adriana Fiorini, Ellie Gasso, Abigail Goff, Taylor Harrison, Maddie Hasken, Courtney Hinrichs, Lilly Horne, Olivia Lewis, Alexys Lipscomb, Hannah Loertscher, Kierah Meier, Abigail Membrino, Olivia Zediker

State Finalists Crystal Lake Force Jordan Bigos, Emma Bolanowski, Emily Chudik, Eva Eiss, Ashley Erickson, Samantha Gablenz, Chelsea Gale, Shea Jones, Elizabeth Montford, Erica Novy, Grace Rokos, Nora Ryan, Delaney Todd, Zoe Villont, Reanne Weil, Alexis Winger, Cameron Wormley

“This team went into every game thinking of themselves as the underdogs. They also understood that to win a State Cup title they had to believe that they were good enough to win it. They had an extremely close bond on and off the field and demanded the best of each other on a consistent basis.” - Hugh Ward, Rockford Raptors Head Coach


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Previous U18 Boys Champions 2017: FC United Select 1 2016: Galaxy SC Blue 2015: Fire Raiders Elite 2014:  FC United 2013: Raiders FC Premier

Previous U18 Girls Champions 2017: Campton United 2016: Team Chicago Elite 2015: Eclipse Elite 2014:  Eclipse Elite White Fall 2013: Windy City Pride

18U Boys State Cup Championship: Raiders FC Roadrunners: 5 - GLSA FC 1974: 4 State Champs Raiders FC Fernando Barragan, Angel Barriga, Brannon Castro, James David, Josue Espinoza, Mickey Flores, Alejandro Gutierrez, Eduardo Hernandez, Eduardo Huerta, Alfredo Jaimes, Adam Kukielski, David Medina, Jonathan Mitra, Anthony Moreno, Miklos Rab, Oscar Royas, Eduardo Ruiz, Franklin Rutkowski, Salvador Valencia, Rigoberto Villa-Sanchez, Tyler Williams

State Finalists GLSA FC 1974 Daniel Bronfeyn, Andre Chirinos, Grant Herbek, Parker Jackim, Tanner Kelly, Brandon Kim, Ryan Kim, Elijah Larson, Thomas Pearson, Dylan Penarrieta, Evan Rasmussen, Angel Uriostegui, Jackson VanDixhorn, Scott Wagner, Preston Wickremesekera, Mason Williams

“We are very pleased to have won the State Cup. The competition level in the semi's and finals was extremely challenging and I know there were other very strong teams that we did not play. Congrats to our players, parents and club but also to all those who participated and to the IYSA for running such a good - John Hannan, Raiders FC Roadrunners Head Coach tournament.”

18U Girls State Cup Championship: Campton United USYS: 4 - FC United Pre-Academy: 1 State Champs Campton United Alondra Carranza, Emily DeVivo, Jenna Dominguez, Maddie Donnelly, Anna Holcombe, Saydie Holland, Stephanie Howe, Erin McCarthy, Paige Miller, Katie Montgomery, Claudia Najera, Katie Niermann, Amanda Rose, Yetzemany Solis, Claire Stack, Cece Wahlberg, Jessica Wallace

State Finalists FC United Claudia Campolo, Josie Crumley, Meghan Dwyer, Madelyn Flynn, Julia Goldish, Nicolette Gossage, Eva Hanson, Samantha Holton, Gabrielle Jezorski, Megan Kurtz, Hailey Laurenson, Samantha Mckibben, Maura Murphy, Madeline Prassas, Kate Sawdey, Ashley Stearns, Torrie Welch

“Winning back to back State Cup with this groups is an awesome achievement. We knew at the beginning of the year that defending the State Cup title would be very difficult, but we also knew that we had the ability to do it. I am very proud of the girls.” -Scott Keena, Campton United Head Coach


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Previous 19U Girls Champions 2017: NSA Shock 2016: Chicago Red Stars 2015: Chicago Red Stars 2014:  Eclipse Select 2013: Eclipse Select

19U Boys State Cup Championship: FC United Select 1: 4 - LTSC Union Showcase: 1 State Champs FC United Leonardo Acosta, Eduardo Berrum, Kareem Castaneda, Kaden Eberman, Aidan Ellison, Nathaniel Enriquez, Jose Fernandez, Jack Finnegan, Liam Fitzgerald, Nicholas Flores, Dimitri Huitron, Daniel Lukaszczyk, Arnas Miskinis, Martin Murillo, Juan Murillo, Juan Noyola, Thomas Pranica, Edwin Rivera, Brennan Rzewuski, Julian Saldana, Aaron Sanchez, Benjamin Suddeth, Nicholas Tamayo

State Finalists Lyons Township SC Owen Allen, Adrian Banat, Ryley Canda, Charlie Clarke, Osvaldo Espinoza, Eric Gradilla, Jonathan Gray, Tiernan Guinn, Charles Hall, Connor Hilliard, Nicholas Jacobs, Jason Lichtenauer, Skip Locke, Roberto Martinez, Brady McKay, Isaiah Nieves, Philip Panopoulos, Jack Richards, Tate Riordan, Nathan Rusk, Anthony Staiano, Mathew Vear

19U Girls State Cup Championship: Oak Brook SC Magic Elite: 3 - FC United Pre-Academy: 2 State Champs Oak Brook SC Claudia Baginski, Barbara Castellanos, Ailyn Gallardo, Olivia Hansen, Karissa Illingworth, Sarrah Jackemeyer, Addison Joiner, Priscilla Levy, Carmina Liberman, Litzy Mendez, Neida Ocampo, Emma Ramagnanao, Giselle Sahagun, Analea Scott, Olivia Shaw, Marney Sisson, Crystal Sotelo, Priscilla Sotelo, Ciara Thomas, Skyler Thomas, Mary Wright

State Finalists FC United Maggie Brett, Riley Burns, Hadley Bushala, Jolie Carl, Emily Chrisman, Sarah Clancy, Lily Conley, Lauren Daffada, Anna DeStefano, Elizabeth Gousios, Maggie Grossman, Sylvi Imrem, Nicole Kaspi, Keara Kerr, Hannah Lapeire, Vanessa Murray, Ashley Prell, Madi Rosen, Ruby Siegel, Makayla Stadler, Christina Teik, Emma Weaver

“What makes this group special is the chemistry and bond the girls have built over the years leading to longtime friendship on and off the field and a group that is willing to leave it all on the field for the club they represent and for their coach. I believe in them and they believed in me and that's what helped solidify this team, the union, and the success.” - Jorge Noval, Oak Brook SC Magic Elite Head Coach


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Statewide competitions for 11U and 12U teams, features 4 levels of 9v9 competition; Junior State Cup, Junior Presidents Cup, Junior Illinois Cup & Junior Recreational Cup

2007 (11U) Boys Junior State Cup Champions:  Deportivo Juniors Enrique Ayala, Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Guzman, Gustavo Herrera, Aaron Holloway, Damian Martinez, Christian Mendoza, Jimmy Morataya, Salvador Perez, Jayden Quezada, Sebastian Ramirez, Brandon Razo, Omar Romo, Jose Teudocio, Juan-Giovanni Villa

2007 (11U) Girls Junior State Cup Champions: Chicago Fire Juniors South Mckinzie Anderson, Kelsey Barrett, Lola Berta, Karina Estrada, Jazmin Jimenez, Emily Kovar, MaTaia Lawson, Jada Neill, Grace Petrina, Doria Quintana, Emma Russell, Kayla Siefert, Kiersten White, Peyton White

2007 (11U) Boys Junior Presidents Cup Champions: Glen Ellyn Lakers FC Jordan Ademuyiwa, Cody Bochenski, Nolan Borgman, Sawyer Briggs, Sam Clark, Jack Davis, Yadier Delacruz, Holden Glibkowski, Bryce Huff, Roshan Patel, Jacob Quintos, Jesus Ramos, Dylan Vlach, Christopher Weber, Sameer Yamala

2007 (11U) Girls Junior Presidents Cup Champions: SASA Spirits Caroline Cody, Alyssa Day, Kamryn Hoffman, Kelsey Irwin, Bailey Leach, Hadleigh Maley, Karigan Matthews, Hailey Sobieski, Alaina Stock, Brooklyn Termine, Aubrey Warren, Kinsley Zellers

2007 (11U) Boys Junior Illinois Cup Champions: Team Elmhurst Select Landon Beerhalter, Benjamin Brown, Justin Cello, Oliver Connor, Jonah Jones, Elias Lucier, Jack McGreal, Noah Moskal, Graham Reedy, Trevor Rice, Bogdan Stadnyk, Quinn Stratton, Phillip Wojciuk, Evan Zapata

2007 (11U) Girls Junior Illinois Cup Champions: Arlington Aces Dominique Bartoletti, Lucy Bollweg, Addison Coval, Keaton Craft, Sophie Fransen, Amy Hubrich, Grace Lisota, Gloria Luo, Cienna Morrow, Megan O'Brien, Carmen Powers, Maya Virgen

2006 (12U) Boys Junior State Cup Champions: Oak Brook SC Black Dylan Atkins, Brandon Cottelleer, Ariel Diaz, Christian Escobedo, Joshua Ferrari, Eliel Gutierrez, Gustavo Herrera, Javier Julio, Oscar Katsoulis, Alek Lechuga, Sebastian Maldonado, Aldo Mora Lovera, Daniel Noval, John Rosiles, Oscar Ruiz, Mitchell Sowa, Edgar Vega

2006 (12U) Girls Junior State Cup Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs South Isabella Berta, Katelyn Borschnack, Kiara Desiderio, Noelle Dolan, Maeve Durkin, Sissi Loza, Evelyn Rachel, Carisma Rosalis, Morgan Sallese, Sydnee Schuler, Daksha Sutharshan, Eesha Sutharshan, Giselle Tirado, Ashley Trippeer, Brittany Veugeler

2006 (12U) Boys Junior Presidents Cup Champions: Integrity Cup Logan Ackermann, Bruce Beem, Reid Bodine, Joe Brudnak, Evan Carrell, Isaac Crumrine, Elliott Fifer, Faron Harmony, Bret Mizeur, Carson Moscardelli, Jackson Munuo, Ishaan Prakash, Abhinav Ramaraju, Mason Simmons, Benjamin Wilcoxen, Abdurrahman Zeino

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2006 (12U) Girls Junior Presidents Cup Champions: SBW Alliance Brooklynn Carlson, Addison Dale, Gabriella Farraj, Katelyn Gitzke, Madeline Gray, Madison Hoffman, Mikayla Koscielski, Sadie Quinn, Caitlyn Rozhon, Lilianna Schmidt, Samantha Skerl, Gracie Smith, Adriana Wrzos

2006 (12U) Boys Junior Illinois Cup Champions: Real Guerrro Yahir Aguilar, Denny Alvarado, Sergio Barron, Armando Castro, Giovanni Duran, Juan Espinosa, Daniel Garcia, Alexis Guzman, Brayan Lobato, Angel Lopez, David Lopez, Javier Lopez, Javier Pardo, Daniel Rendon, Emiliano Salazar Barraza

2006 (12U) Girls Junior Illinois Cup Champions: Chicago Inferno Elite Jaylan Arellano, Briana Cruz, Madison Cummings, Isabella Fusco, Riley Killen, Abarca Monserat, Ana Montes, Gianna Pristera, Jozie Richert, Alexia Rolek, Carlie Weishaar

2007 (11U) Boys Junior State Cup Finalists: Chicago Fire Jrs City Pre-Academy German Barrientos, Alexander Cielo, Christian Correa, Julius Guzman, Aditya Hansoty, Medjenski Hicks, Andrew Hwu, Nikola Ivetic, Milan Shah, Judah Shalit, Bowie Shumaker, Patryk Stechnij, Matthew Szklarz

2007 (11U) Girls Junior State Cup Finalists:   Windy City Pride Ava Bach, Claire Drzyzga, Elizabeth Feigl, Addison Gast, Jennifer Huerta, Julia Kakaletris, Addison Kozera, Delaney Richard, Gabriella Savarino, Abby Sudkamp, Marlee Tracy, Annabel Walsh

2007 (11U) Boys Junior Presidents Cup Finalists:   Rockford Raptors Aidan Aarli, Nathan Alexander, Tyler Anderson, Alex Kowalski, Alonzo Latimore, Blake Linder, Stevan Ljubicic, Jesus Mandujano, Anthony Marquez, Edin Muhic, Julian Pena, Carter Plesic, Gilbert Ruiz, Anthony Scordato

2007 (11U) Girls Junior Presidents Cup Finalists:  SBW Alliance FC Claire Connelly, Madison Davis, Lilah Dudey, Elizabeth Gray, Makenna Harvey, Maya Helzer, Braelyn Hollensbe, Malaina Kurth, Alivia Nielsen, Ellie Santucci, Avery Stortz, Mairyn Underwood, Julia Valaitis

2007 (11U) Boys Junior Illinois Cup Finalists:   Phoenix Black Federico Conde, Dexter Empleo, Jonathan (Jack) Gleason, Xavier Justice, Joseph Kallan, Adam Klemm, Wyatt Panczuk, Elias Perez, Caleb Reveter, Antonio Silva, Ayden Springborn, Isaiah Trujillo, Mitchell Walters

2007 (11U) Girls Junior Illinois Cup Finalists:  Bolingbrook SC Raiders Purple Lexi Belter, Katie Brouwer, Brooke Jable, May Jackson, Lauren Meyer, Laney Oeth, Carley Rogers, Chelsey Rufino, Ava Scalzo, Alexa Shearer, Elena Uram, Mina Zaucha

2006 (12U) Boys Junior State Cup Finalists:   Raiders FC Christopher Bueno, Americo Castaneda, Ricardo Fonseca, Gael Garcia, Jose Guzman, Christian Eduardo Munos, Marco Antonio Ochoa, Christian Jesus Ramirez, Michael Ramirez, Angel Reyes, Carlos Sanchez Jr, Donavyn Thomas, Gabriel Felipe Vidaurre, Diego Ronaldo Zarate, Ivan Diego Zelaya Hinojosa, Zane Ziruu

2006 (12U) Girls Junior State Cup Finalists:   LG Celtics Caleti Kathryn Adams, Layden Almer, Julia Amonson, Olivia Austin, Abigail Brown, Kate Grubish, Lauren Gruca, Gabi Kapusta, Libby Langan, Sadie Martinez, Rozlyn Piagnarelli, Josie Pochocki, Addie Proctor, Nikolette Weiss, Avery Wengerd, Riley Wengerd, Isabel Wirtz

2006 (12U) Boys Junior Presidents Cup Finalists:   FC Lake County Black Ryan Bassier, Ethan Cole, Antonio DosSantos, Rylan Frazer, Zachary Grzesiak, Jason Klimas, Brady Lockwood, Joshua Lynn, Nickolas Molochnikov, Caden Pulido, Cooper Riley, Cade Ternes, Karsten Ternes, Peter Visconti, Jack Wolf, Michael Yang

2006 (12U) Girls Junior Presidents Cup Finalists:   SASA Spirits Blue Lila Ambrose, Alyse Day, Lyla Franke, Ava Gorrie, Aubrie Haas, Karley Hawkins, Hannah Hutchinson, Lily Lambert, Taylor Offer, Raegan Reynolds, Caroline Sheehan, Jayda Sperry, Emily Thomas

2006 (12U) Boys Junior Illinois Cup Finalists:   Firebirds SC Black Lukas Czapla, Luke Feeley, Alex Flores, Aidan Kraft, Liam Moran, Jason Pllumbaj, Adrian Ruman, Jack Schaafsma, Maxwell Seelbach, Balin Surface, Essa Surti, Sulaiman Syed, Alex Tuecke, Eric Twarowski, Aidan Weltin, Jonothan Weltin

2006 (12U) Girls Junior Illinois Cup Finalists:   LASC United Premier Madelynn Barrett, Jasmine Cannon, Paige-Elicia Caruth, Carter Conway, Vera Fogel, Reese Harrison, Alessia Hopkins, Michela Hopkins, Emma Leung, Moira Marston, Grace Rios, Anya Silber, Mia Silber


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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

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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 Greater Libertyville Soccer Association Green White ***** Harvard Junior Hornets, Inc. Heart Of The City Heat United Soccer Club Homer Soccer Club Illinois Valley Youth Soccer League Impact Fox Valley Inter-Community Soccer League International Soccer League Inverness Soccer Club Kaneland United 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 Libertyville Mount Prospect Harvard Waukegan Huntley Homer Township Peru St. Charles Washington Rockford Inverness Kaneland Chicago & Cicero

facebook.com/amsoccerleague/ alithsa.org basa.net belleclairsoccer.org bolingbrooksoccerclub.org hysasoccer.org cartervillesoccer.org carysoccer.org caseysoccer.org facebook.com/CentralCosmos14/ chicagoalliancesoccer.com chicagoedgesc.com kicsunited.org

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 Mentorship DBA Champions League Soccer Northbrook Midwest Youth Soccer League Spring Valley Morris Soccer Association Morris Murphysboro Soccer Inc. Murphysboro 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 Schaumburg Athletic Association***** Schaumburg Shorewood Soccer League Shorewood South East Suburban Soccer South Holland Southern Illinois Soccer League Belleville Stickney Soccer League Stickney Team Elmhurst Soccer Club Elmhurst Thunder Soccer Club Franklin Park Union County Soccer League Jonesboro 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

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 glsa.org greenwhitesoccer.org harvardjrhornetssoccer.comheartofthecitysports.org heatunited.com homersoccer.org ivysl.com impactfoxvalley.com icsoccerleague.com inter-soccer.com invernesssoccer.com kanelandsc.com ldesoccer.com

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• Puma Cup – Rockford, IL (April 5-7)

improve and grow our program every year.

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.

It is very exciting to know that so many new players have joined our program. 1,000 players are involved in this year’s ODP, which kicked off November 11 at the Indoor Sports Center in Rockford and the Sports Center in Schaumburg. Here is what we have planned for this season: • 28 event days over 14 weekends that started on November 11th and it will conclude on March 10th • 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 • Vetta Sports in O’Fallon • Power Haus Sports in Columbia In addition to the training during the winter, we also have a number of tournaments and interstate ODP events: • Indiana ODP Friendlies – Grand Park (January 5-6) • Rockford College Showcase - Rockford, IL (January 2627) • IL ODP Friendlies – Rockford, IL (February 2-3 & 9-10) • Interregional Showcase - Memphis, TN (February 16-18)

All players will receive complete evaluations by the end of April. For the 2002-2007 age groups we will create the State Select Teams and the State Pool Teams to represent the state in Tournaments. For the 2002-2006 age groups, players from the top teams will be selected to participate in the Midwest Region ODP ID camp in July. The 2007-2009 age groups will come to NIU on June 23-26 for the IL ODP Development Camp. 2002-2006 age groups will be invited to NIU June 28-30 for the IL ODP Summer Camp. Limited spots are still available in some age groups. If interested in participating in the 2018 – 19 Illinois ODP please contact Marek Radziszewski at marekr@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or 847-290-1577.

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spring-valley.il.us/mysl/ msa-soccer.org mborosoccer.com/murphysborosoccer/ 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 saa-online.com shorewoodsoccer.org sisl.org stickneysoccer.com/ elmhurstsoccer.com facebook.com/FranklinParkThunderSoccerClub/

eteamz.com/ucsl/ vhsc.org waterloosports.ws waysc.com wayssoccerleague.com westloopsoccerclub.com wilmingtonsoccerclub.org woodstockunitedsoccer.com youthsoccerinternational.com

Important Upcoming Dates • January 2: SLYSA Spring Registration Deadline • January 4: Futsal State Cup Registration Deadline • January 7: Chelsea Coaches Clinic, Arlington Heights • January 9-13: United Soccer Coaches Convention, Chicago • January 23: YSSL Club Manager’s Meeting • January 26-27: Futsal State Cup, Rockford • February 1: IWSL Spring Registration Deadline • February 1: YSSL Spring Registration Deadline • February 1: CIYSL Call For Teams Deadline • Feburary 8: Illinois State Cup Registration Deadline • February 8: Illinois Presidents Cup Registration Deadline • Feburary 8: Illinois State Premiership Application Deadline • Feburary 8: Illinois Cup Registration Deadline • February 18: Junior Cup Registration Deadline • Feburary 23: IWSL Spring Seeding Meeting • February 24: YSSL Spring Seeding Meeting • March 1: Illinois Youth Soccer Awards Banquet • March 1: Spring Soccer Festival Registration Deadline • March 10: YSSL Scheduling Meeting • April 27-28: Open Cup Play-In Games, Rockford • April 27-28: 11U Junior Cup Group Play Games • April 27: Spring Soccer Festival (Girls), Rockford • April 28: Spring Soccer Festival (Boys), Rockford


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First time event, offers teams high level Futsal experience. Registration for 2019 event now open

12U Boys Futsal State Cup Champions & Finalists:  Deportivo Juniors Bryan Amezcua, Cashmere Ballesteros, Adrian Garcia, Daniel Guzman, Gustavo Herrera, Jaden Jaime, Reese Krusche, Israel Leanos, Christian Mendoza, Jimmy Morataya, Jacinto Nevarez, Osmar Perez, Salvador Perez, Jayden Quezada, Brandon Razo, Jordi Romo, Omar Romo, Jose Teudocio, Juan-Giovanni Villa

14U Boys Futsal State Cup Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Edgar Arteaga, Juan Castillo, Eduardo Cirilo, Luis Hernandez, Joel Infante, Christian Ortiz, Gerardo Perez, Erik Tapia, Delgado Wilbert

13U Boys Futsal State Cup Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Ivan Barrientos, Armando Garcia, Uriel Garcia, Sakutora Hoga, Oscar Martinez, Reyes Parra, Ernesto Perez, Ditar Useni, Ivan Villegas

“The Futsal State Cup is a good test for any team who wants to see where they stand Technically and Tactically. Playing in a smaller field with no walls makes you play smarter and faster. My teams enjoyed a positive experience at the event while having fun and learning at the same time.” - Peter Petrov, Mundelein SC Head Coach 16U Boys Futsal State Cup Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Julio Aguilar, Jonathon Ayala, Giovanni Garcia, Mitchell Kocialkowski, Dante Martinez, Eliam Mier, Aiman Naqvi, Jose Servin, Izak Sosa, Anthony Taboada

16U Girls Futsal State Cup Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Kadra Balla, Karlee Boshold, Ariana Gotshall, Loryn Hettinger, Danielle Mensah, Rebecca Nielsen, Lia Perrelli, Eva Thier, Caimin Xi, Victoria Yundt

13U Boys Futsal State Cup Finalists: FC Athletico   Victoria Delgadillo, Edith Enriquez, Amelia Mundo, Ethan Romero, Marko StJepanovic, Sergei StJepanovic

14U Boys Futsal State Cup Finalists: Chicago Knights Alexis Castro, Greco Guerrero, Erick Loyola, Xavier Magana, Giovanna Martinez, Samira Martinez, Jorge Medina-Trejo, Stewart Sanchez, Jack Skelton, Camila Torres

MIDWEST CHAMPS (Cont.) NSA Shock won the 19U Girls crown topping EGA 99 (NE). With just seven minutes left in the first half, Kathryn Shroyer scored to give NSA took a 2-0 lead to halftime. The NSA defense held the two goal advantage thru the remainder of the match for the victory.

16U Girls Futsal State Cup Finalists: IP Aces Blue Lilly Collins, Madison Culli, Isabella Hubrich, Madeline Kim, Ella Laera, Avery Larson, Camryn McKenna, Bridget Reynolds, Caroline Sexton, Kaitlyn Uhlman

Evolution SC (15U Girls), Raiders Roadrunners (18U Boys) were awarded the Fair Play Award for the event, which is presented to the teams that best exhibit the Fair Play ideals in each age group. Recipients of the US Youth Soccer Fair Play Award, as selected by referees and the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships Committee, are recognized for displaying positive conduct on the field toward their opponents and game officials throughout the competition.

16U Boys Futsal State Cup Finalists: Chicago Knights David Contreras, Octavio Custodio, Angel Dominguez, Bryan Franco, Jose Gonzalez, Ricardo Gonzalez, Saul Hernandez, Raul Lopez, Diego Salinas

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NATIONAL Galaxy SC & NSA Shock Win US Youth Soccer National Championships

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wo teams from Illinois, Galaxy SC & NSA Shock, proved to be the country’s best, winning a US Youth Soccer National Championship. It was the first US Youth National Championship for an Illinois team since 2015 and the second National championship win for both clubs. Galaxy hoisted the Don Greer Cup in 2012 as 17U Boys champions and NSA were 17U Girls champs in 2011. Galaxy 2001 Blue defeated the defending National Champion, Tampa Bay United (FL), 4-2 in overtime to claim the 17U Boys 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championship title. Earlier in the tournament, Tampa Bay defeated Galaxy, 3-1, in group play, but the championship matchup was a different game. Galaxy struck first in the 10th minute when a long throw-in was flicked on by a Galaxy player and Cameron Strang was there to volley the ball in at the near post. The Illinois side did not have a lot of time to enjoy the lead as Tampa Bay served a long diagonal ball for Trevor Stanley six minutes later, and Stanley brought the ball down for a left-footed shot into the top right corner. Tampa Bay took control of the game and stole the lead when Brennan Breuer sent a low driven shot from inside the 18-yard box. Just as Tampa Bay was about to win the game, in the 90th minute, the ball found its way to Galaxy's Kyle Blasingame in Tampa Bay's 18-yard box, and Blasingame took the open shot. Two minutes into the first overtime period, Galaxy regained the lead when the ball was played into the box, and Evan Lang was there to pass the ball into the goal. Galaxy sealed the win with a Nick Renfro goal, as he redirected a corner kick into the net

17U Boys US Youth Soccer National Champions: Galaxy SC Blue Jason Barba, Myles Barry, Rohan Bhargava, Kyle Blasingame, Noah Glorioso, Colin Iverson, Owen Jarrell, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Ty Konrad, Evan Lang, Mason McCaw, Jose Navarro, Jack Olsen, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Christian Romano, Zachary Smith, Dylan Soto, Cameron Strang, Bryan Torres; Coaches: Jay Konrad and Brett Strang

“In the championship game, the greatest pride I felt was that even though we were down and time was running out we found a way to equalize with less than a minute left in the game,” said Jay Konrad, Galaxy Head Coach. “Coming out for OT, the focus the kept was tremendous. We were tremendously successful all summer with our restarts both on winning the first ball and finding the second. The game winner by Evan Lange was a perfect example of his movement to find the second ball and slot it past the keeper. After that, Nick Renfro scored from another restart to lock up the 4-2 victory.” “Winning a National Championship is special for every group that does it, for us, the amazing part is that most of the boys have been together their entire soccer lives” Konrad said. “This is truly a group of boys that have worked daily to improve and not let each down. At Galaxy, we are extremely proud of how the boys represent their school community in the fall on their high school soccer teams for three months and then come to use and represent the Galaxy community for the other nine months.” NSA Shock took a 2-0 victory over Utah FC 99 Black (UT) to claim the 19U Girls National Championship. With the two teams playing to a 1-1 draw on Thursday in group play, there had to be a clear winner on Saturday night. The Illinois side went up 1-0 in the 23rd minute as Erin Flynn took a corner kick, and although the ball was headed out, Flynn picked up the rebound and launched the ball at the goal for a far post finish. In the 37th minute, NSA earned some breathing room when an initial shot was blocked by the Utah FC goalkeeper, but in a crowded 18-yard box, Abby Swanson sent the ball into the goal. Utah FC came out of halftime with the determination to get back into the game, keeping the ball in NSA's defensive end for the majority of the half. Utah FC nearly cut into NSA's lead when the ball was laid off for an open shot at the goal, but NSA goalkeeper Isabella Alessio came off her line to block the ball and gain control of it. Alessio came up big in a few other instances, ultimately playing a huge role in NSA's shutout victory. "The last 20 minutes, we were just trying to hold together," Alessio said. "The center backs and I were trying to hold everything together. Everything was just going so fast. We just needed to slow it down."

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19U Girls US Youth Soccer National Champions: NSA Shock Isabella Alessio, Madeleine Becker, Katelynn Buescher, Shaina Dudas, Erin Flynn, Mary Kate Hansen, Catherine Johnson, Kaitlyn Joniak, Kennedy Messina, Kendra Pasquale, Sarah Scoles, Sophia Senese, Kailey Serna, Kathryn Shroyer, Alyssa Siebers, Jessica Siebers, Abby Swanson, Amy Ten Haken, Chesney Wargo; Coaches: Ben Boyd & Andrea Torcivia

“WINNING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS SPECIAL FOR EVERY GROUP THAT DOES IT, FOR US, THE AMAZING PART IS THAT MOST OF THE BOYS HAVE BEEN TOGETHER THEIR ENTIRE SOCCER LIVES.” - Jay Konrad, Galaxy SC Head Coach


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L CHAMPS IP Arlington Aces, Chicago Rush & Green White SC Earn National Presidents Cup Titles

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t’s not an easy task to win a US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, especially for teams from Illinois. Teams from the Land Of Lincoln have to first get through a very difficult state event. Their reward for winning a state title, teams move on to not only face state winners from the Midwest but also determined Wild Card teams looking for redemption, often from Illinois. Midwest Regional champs then advance to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup where they go face-to-face with the best from the East, South & West. Three teams from Illinois, IP Aces Blue, Chicago Rush and Green White SC proved more than up for the challenge and earned their spot atop the Presidents Cup mountain. What makes the feat even more impressive is the fact that all three won their championship match, 1-0.

“I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN PROUDER OF THE GIRLS AND THE JOURNEY THEY TOOK TO GET TO THE - Jonny Collins, Rush  Head Coach TITLE GAME.”

IP Aces Blue followed up a big win in their final group play match that earned them a spot in the final with a 1-0 victory against HFC Ready 03 (PA-E) in the 15U Girls National championship game. Neither side managed to generate a breakthrough goal as the game entered its final minutes. With overtime looming, Josie Bieda found the back of the net in the 73rd minute to give IP Aces a late lead. The Illinois side, which dropped a tight decision to HFC to open the tournament, held on in the final moments of the match to earn the 1-0 win. “It is a difficult excitement to explain,” Dwayne Cruz, Aces Head Coach said. “It’s seven years in the making and we are still on the ride. The great part about it is that this team has been together for 7 years and been thru some difficult times at a young age with losing games because we only cared about development not winning games. So the loyalty of the parents and children is amazing. They didn’t jump ship like most travel players do when teams lose, they had faith in our development philosophy and it has payed off. This is such a special group of families because of the process. They have seen it all, if you ask them, they can tell you parents shouldn’t worry about winning before 15 years old because it doesn’t matter.” In another one goal final match, Chicago Rush Select held off NUSA Maroon (TN) to win the 17U Girls National Presidents Cup championship. After a scoreless first half, the 17U Girls leading scorer, Brooke Brodzinski scored her sixth goal of the event in the 49th minute. Similar to Friday’s matchup between the two teams, one point separated the two teams, and Brodzinski was the one to

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15U Girls US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions: IP Aces Blue Kayla Askew, Kaya Augustyn, Caroline Ayala, Elena Barbaric, Josie Bieda, Lilly Collins, Madison Culli, Emma Donner, Kendall Hennelly, Madeline Kim, Ella Laera, Avery Larson, Gracie Lee, Tierney Libit, Aliah Mendez, Julianna Nikolich, Bridget Reynolds, Lindsay Ringbloom, Kalie Schreiner, Caroline Sexton, Jane Stefaniak; Head Coach: Dwayne Cruz

17U Girls US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions: Chicago Rush

18U Girls US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions: Green White SC

Yariliz Aguado, Mia Alessio, Marissa Anderson, Katrina Barthelt, Brooke Brodzinski, Cheyenne Brusven, Meredith Conant, Olivia Crane, Kaylia Duffin, Tessa Evans, Hailey Hoge, Meg Kimberly, Ellie Lochbaum, Anna Moravec, Taryn Sandei, Reagan Shea, Payton Siragusa, Emily Tully; Head Coach: Jonny Collins

Ashley Adams, Michaela Donohue, Lilianna Duckmann, Mackenzie Folkers, Melissa Gomez, Claudia Kadzielawa, Sarah Magnoni, Greta Martin, Alexa Mitka, Vanessa Reyes, Maddie Roppel, Lauryn Schneider, Kristin Schneider, Kristina Suto , Isabelle Suto, Natalie Trytko, Marissa Valentini , Dylan Van Fleet, Ashley Welk; Head Coach: Jay Bulev


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Illinois 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 member teams an opportunity to compete against the other top teams in the state. In 2018; a US Youth Soccer National Champion, 2 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions, 3 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions, 6 Midwest Conference Champions, 2 State Cup Champions, 5 Illinois Presidents Cup Champions, 3 State Cup Finalists, 4 Illinois Presidents Cup Finalists, 10 State Cup Semifinalists and 55 Midwest Conference teams played in the State Premiership.

Spring 12U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Deportivo Juniors Enrique Ayala, Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Guzman, Gustavo Herrera, Aaron Holloway, Damian Martinez, Christian Mendoza, Jimmy Morataya, Salvador Perez, Jayden Quezada, Sebastian Ramirez, Brandon Razo, Omar Romo, Jose Teudocio, Juan-Giovanni Villa

Spring 12U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Lifezone FC Raul Aburto, Christopher Aparicio, Oswaldo Garcia, Brayan Hernández, Brandon Hernández, Eduardo López, Manolo Maldonado, Jason Morales, Carlos Nava, José Olguín, Edgar Pérez, Joel Sánchez, Ivan Sánchez

Spring 13U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Chicago Blues Bryan Alvarez, Holden Collier, Pedro Cordoba, Saif Farooq, Sasha Frias Kaehler, Leonel Hernandez, Alexis lino, Luis Martinez, Kaden Moubayed, Jacob Ostrowski, Akili Parekh, Diego Quintero, Jovanni Rosas, Deyair Ruiz, Sohail Sajdeh, Franco Sovero,

Spring 14U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Illinois Fire Juniors Brea Benson, Alyssa Brown, Valerie Champagne, Olivia Checchi, Olivia Corson, Makenna Gill, Madelyn Johnson, Olivia Kawakita, Annika Klauss, Katie Lee, Lillian Miller, Avery Parks, Kyra Rivera, Jillian Rochford, Kylie Simonson, Bretauna Smith, Madalyn Yaklich

Spring 14U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Mundelein SC Eduardo Cirilo, Mason Damonte, Bryce Durlacher, Anthony Feather, Luis Hernandez, Joel Infante, Omar Mangato, Matthew Margiel, Oscar Martinez, Liam McGlothlin, Johny Meglio, Christian Ortiz, Reyes Parra, Oliver Perdomo, Ernesto Perez, Gerardo Perez, Erik Tapia, Ivan Villegas, Delgado Wilbert

Spring 14U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Shadow Premier FC Antonio Carillo, Aaron Garcia, Anthony Genchi, Antonio Gutierrez, Kristian Hernandez, Isaac Lara, Christopher Mejia, Julio Milan, Julio Morales, Edwin Pereira-Pacheco, Xavier Perez, Eagan Reams, Isaac Reveles, Efrain Rivas, Odi Rivera, Alex Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz, Felix Suastegui, Dennis Valle, Jace Whitehead, Ben Younker

Spring 15U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Evolution SC Sammy Anderson, Cameron Dinkla, Juliann Grubisic, Melisa Hadzic, Abby Haskell, Ava Heshelman, Annie Hunter, Carley Jorstad, Meghan Joyce, Madison Korosec, Taylor Korosec, Ellen Malone, Sarah McCracken, Katie Park, Sullivan Schubel, Annastacia Thiel, Malia Velker

Spring 15U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Lifezone FC Jose Aguilar, 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

Spring 15U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Real Acapulco Aldo Barcenas, Angel Ocampo, Christopher Hernandez, Edgar Orozco, Edgar Villagran, Gabriel Jurado, Ivan Jaramillo, Jose Contreras, Jose Vega, Joseph Debenedictis, Julian Morales, Justin Diego, Leonardo Magana, Oscar Flores, Ricardo Orozco, Rodolfo Sanchez Jr, Sebastian Morales


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Previous U13 Boys Champions 2017: Chicago Rush Premier 2016: FC United Copa 2015: Chicago Fire Jrs West 2014:  SASA Spirits 2013: Chicago Kickers

13U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: SASA Spirits Blue: 4 - Chicago Rush Select: 0 State Champs SASA Spirits Charlotte Beatty, Ruth Becker, Aubrey Call, Ava Danielson, Kadence Farris, Madeline Foster, Ellie Gegen, Kylee Geist, Callie Huston, Isabella Jostes, Savannah Maley, Molly Marriott, Taylor Matthew, Alexis Matthews, Gracie McCombs, Rylie Raufer, Julia Sauer, Kyra Staples, Haden Vlcek, Makenna Yeager

State Finalists Chicago Rush Bailey Abbott, Anna Africa, Hannah Bolte, Lana Bomstad, Karissa Cruz, Alyssa Doherty, Kayla Eichstaedt, Angelica Freitez, Kelly Gac, Brenna Jun, Sophia Kalusniak, Emma Kincaid, Cayla Koranda, Haleigh Manske, Kaelyn Nash, Lauren Petrauskas, Emma Skrgic, Erin Slagle, Lauren Slagle

“This team is special because of their togetherness. They have found a way to get a result in some very challenging circumstances when many factors are going against them. They always stick together and - Jason Vlcek, SASA  Head Coach work hard for each other and not themselves.”

13U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: SASA Spirits Blue: 4 - Central Illinois United: 0 State Champs SASA Spirits Brooks Bilyeu, Henry Buecker, Nihar Cheruku, Carter Downen, Cooper Formea, Maddox Gerger, Major Gibson, James Kennedy, Landon Marconi, Drew Mirabile, Noah Owsley, Brayden Paul, Adam Ryherd, Gavyn Stull, Damon Sturm, Grant Tretter, Jack Wolfe

State Finalists Central Illinois United Greyson Below, Andrew Bonham, Seth Carbaugh, Roy Contreras, Ethan Gibson, Tommy Graham, Daniel Happach, Carson Hasty, Chase Herren, Kayden Hudson, Tyler Kempf, Riley Lennington, Logan Mason, Isaac Price, Charles Roberts, Aidan Sandoval, Nicholas Sell, Dominic Taylor, Sam Tellefson, Fritz Volmar, Owen Wicker

“Since this was our first year playing 11 v 11, and having the opportunity to participate in the President Cup. We had two goals: 1. Was to understand and implement two different formations. 2. Was to win President Cup. It was very satisfying to accomplish both goals, and an honor to represent the State at regionals.” - Chris Owsley, SASA Head Coach


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Spring 16U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Chicago Wind Carlos Aguilar, Jesse Anamoo, Tomas Catoggio, Nicolas Compisi, Ethan Fineman, Ryan Gomez, Jack Hammontree, Ma'Quiis Haywood, Jahir Jimenez, George Kameristy, Uriel Lopez, Rich Park , Mark Pedersen, Nermin Peskovic, Trevor Tompkins, Ethan Turner, Jacobus Van Den Eijkhoff

Spring 16U Boys State Premiership II Blue Champions: LG Celtics First XI Max Behm, Jaiden Costello, Ethan Gould, Jonathan Hill, Max Joyaux, Alex Jumic, Cameron Labbato, Jack Luttrell, Jacob McCarthy, Jacob Muth, Brendan O’Rourke, Xander Sanchez, John Schmitt, Timothy Slusarczyk, Christopher Spasovici, Carson Steere, Robert Sullivan, John Swicionis, Julian Yanez

Spring 16U Boys State Premiership II White Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs West Dilan Anweiler, Blake Bastian, Tyler Budz, Kevin Calder, Jaime Diaz, Nathan Dodsworth, Jake Gruben, Jackson Heiden, Ryan Kuffel, Tyler Madsen, Oluwatosin Owolabi, Lloyd Quezada, Tanner Rains, Mason Rasner, Caden Redpath, Duval Verdin, Jr.,

Spring 17U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Galaxy SC Blue  Owen Anderson, Joseph Bavol, Mitchell Becker, Matthew Berry, Brian Bertoni, Tom Bludgen, Luke Herard, Johnathan Kraemer, Vince Li, Thomas Miskin, Alexander Nava, Edwin Nava, Christian Romano, Ryan Sanchez, Erik Severson, Dylan Soto, Bryan Torres, Michael Venardi, Andrew Zain

Spring 17U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Elite Futbol Hector Alfaro, Fabian Bega, Jeremy Castro, Alex Chegue, Cristopher Colin, Eric Flores, Hernan Garcia, Jose Ibarra, Leonardo Magana, Jesus Martinez, D'Alesandro Matute, Omar Olivo, Ramon Orozco, Harvey Partida, Abraham Prado, Hector Rodriguez, Alex Sanchez, Edgar Tamayo

Spring 18U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Galaxy SC Blue Jason Barba, Myles Barry, Rohan Bhargava, Kyle Blasingame, Noah Glorioso, Colin Iverson, Owen Jarrell, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Ty Konrad, Mason McCaw, Jose Navarro, Jack Olsen, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Christian Romano, Zachary Smith, Cameron Strang

Spring 18U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Sports United Black Mohammed Ansari, Luis Bautista Melendez, Samuel Bogner, Anthony Cabral, Kyle Chase, Connor Conte, Michael Cooper, Mauricio Flores, Arnav Karnik, John Kokkinias, Kentaro, Daniel Moskal, Sota Ono, Edson Orantes, Adrian Piekos, Jacob Piro, Daniel Rocha, Jake Warren

Spring 19U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Chicago Kickers SC Dustin Baca, Virgil Cannon, Matt Heery, Brett Holmes, Jared Geiger, Johnny Kerr, Bart Krumpos, Shane McKeever, Matthew Mercure, Jeffrey Milostan, Ricardo Murua, Logan Perhacs, Ronaldo Rojas, Jovan Selakovic, Gabe Tijerina, RJ Vazquez

Fall 12U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Ponys FC Giannluca Estrada, Santy Flores, Granda Giovanny, Damian Lagunas, Jose – Chuyin Lara, Kevin Manzanilla, Leonardo – Tiki Martinez, Christian-Flaco Medina, Carlos Gael Melo, Agustin – Titin Ortega, Ryan Torres, Brett Tucker, Antonio Villalobos

Fall 14U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Ivan Barrientos, Bryce Durlacher, Armando Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Uriel Garcia, Axel Gutierez, Omar Mangato, Oscar Martinez, Reyes Parra, Ernesto Perez, Jonathan Rivera, Luis Salinas, Samuel Servin, Ditar Useni, Ivan Villegas, Aaron Zelaya

Fall 14U Boys State Premiership II Champions: Addison United Select Matias Aguilar, Nicholas Gironda, Alexis Gomez, Stephen Gonzalez, Connor Gulik, Jose Hernandez, Daniel Kaldonski, Christopher Ortega, Lukas Rabianski, Noel Rodriguez, Andrew Swacha, Jason Valdez, Eduardo Vargas

Fall 15U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Pegasus FC Kendall Beil, Kayley Bouzas, Natalie Bouzas, Simone Criz, Holly Deutsch, Erin Emory, Emma Gassman, Sara Goldstone, Hannah Gryzik, Brigid Horgan, Helen Linares, Hannah Mekky, Katie Morgan, Litzaira Paz, Molly Pelz, Ailene Rodriguez, Marissa Siciliano, Emma Struck, Julia Struck, Rachel Winski


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Previous U14 Boys Champions 2017: Kuba Elite 2016: Chicago Fire Jrs North 2015: Ela Elite 2014:  Team Evanston 2013: Crystal Lake Force Elite

Previous U14 Girls Champions 2017: FC United Predator 2016: Eclipse Elite USYSA 2015: Team Elmhurst Select 2014:  Panther SC Orange 2013: Elite SC Black

14U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago CSA Roma: 4 - Eclipse NWI Black: 0 State Champs Chicago CSA

State Finalists

Chloe Black, Eva Boer, Allison Bollow, Emma Chappell, Macey DeMoss, Ava Elders, Alaina Ferraro, Amy Harper, Julia Johnson, Kaitlyn La Dieu, Giselle Martinez, Addyson Mitchell, Genevieve Montcrieff, Martina Nava, Lily Newkirk, Mia Raschke, Alana Rawls, Hailey Rivard, Kya Trejo, Lillian Wade, Taylor Walter, Macy Watts

Sydney Bresnahan, Kendal Carrubba, Julissa Cuadrado, Sarah Lenaburg, Christina Martinez, Alexi Naumoski, Cameron Pluciennik, Haylie Popkey, Anna Rosato, Emma Ruzycki, Tewabech Seerup, Ava Sickles, Mia Stobart, Kenna Teske, Leila Uras, Brianna Welter

Eclipse NWI

“It was something special for a team we just put together less than two years ago. The coaching staff including Daniel and myself assembled a team of players that were eager to learn and improve technically first, then tactics second. So it's nice to see it come together.” - Tim Balatsoukas, CSA Head Coach

14U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Shadow Premier: 2 - FC United Select: 0 State Champs Shadow Premier Antonio Carillo, Aaron Garcia, Anthony Genchi, Antonio Gutierrez, Kristian Hernandez, Isaac Lara, Christopher Mejia, Julio Milan, Julio Morales, Edwin Pereira-Pacheco, Xavier Perez, Eagan Reams, Isaac Reveles, Efrain Rivas, Odi Rivera, Alex Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz, Felix Suastegui, Dennis Valle, Jace Whitehead, Ben Younker

State Finalists FC United Dodge Adams, Thomas Albrighton, Julian Blazer, Niko Douvalakis, Erik Engleking, Cole Gawin, Charlie Halpin, Jack Jaworski, William Joseph, Walter Luglio, Liam McGlothlin, Owen Miller, Ronan O’Neill, Bryan Ramsay, Mason Roberts-Jones, Owen Shean, Marco Signoretto, Timmy Vallace

“This is a very special team, many of these players I have been coaching since they were 7-8 years old. It was a fantastic feeling to be a part of what these boys accomplished. It was extremely rewarding to coach them in the Presidents Cup and show them they can reach their - Eno Obot, Shadow Premier Head Coach goals with hard work.”


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Fall 15U Boys State Premiership I Champions: Addison United Select Chris Arroyo, Carlos Barajas, Edgar Duenas, Alex Fugelwitz, Alex Lamb, Osvaldo Navarrette, Ray Navarrette, Juan Ponce, Eloy Reynaga, Kevin Reynoso, Angel Rodriguez, Micheal Urias

Fall 16U Girls State Premiership I Champions: FC Alliance Madeline Anderson, Kate Chan, Jordan Dale, Beige Garza, Caroline Golt, Grace Harvey, Kate Larry, Brianne Markee, Berkley Mensik, Lauren Passaglia, Mia Pfeiffer, Rosalie Rojewski, Carly Splitt, Abby Waligurski, Rosalie Wisniewski

Fall 17U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite Jordyn Bigos, Emma Bolanowski, Kayla Borg, Kylie Brodkorb, Claire Christopher, Emily Chudik, Eva Eiss, Ashley Erickson, Samantha Gablenz, Chelsea Gale, Hanna Helzer, Katherine Hopkins, Julia Howdeshell, Shea Jones, Elizabeth Montford, Erica Novy, Abigail Olsson, Grace Rokos, Nora Ryan, Celia Tafoya, Delaney Todd, Zoe Villont, Reanne Weil, Alexis Winger, Cameron Wormley

Fall 17U Girls State Premiership II Champions: Bolingbrook Raiders SC Purple Hannah Baines, Angel Burke, Hailey Dehnert, Ana Horejs, Niambi Juarez, Tara Kane, Yesenia Kanney, Abigail Knoepfle, Carolina Lopez, Claire Meyer, Grace Meyer, Megan Neely, Nadia Olans, Katelyn Poremski, Jessica Randall, Emma Sands, Macy Schwartz, Paige Smith, Jane Villagran, Megan Walsh

Fall 18U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Chicago Rush South Mia Alessio, Bella Alessio, Audrey Alexa, Marissa Anderson, Brooke Brodzinski, Breanna Ciemny, Meredth Conant, Jessica Dybas, Megan Egizio, Yoselin Garcia, Hailey Hoge, Kelly Hutchinson, Jillian Janovyyak, Madeline Lant, Bailey Pubentz, Nina Riojas, Taryn Sandei, Reagan Shea, Sierra Vidican

Fall 19U Girls State Premiership I Champions: Illinois Fire Juniors Rylee Billington, Grace Blair, Taylor Camp, Sierra Cenek, Alexandra Dennis, Naomi Dupree, Julia Herrman, Jess Hieb, Maddie Louis, Audrey Marsaglia, Bekah Nielsen, Maggie Peters, Katy Quinn, Lauren Shanks, Hanna Simmons Shannon Tomlinson, Autumn Weeks

Join us in September to celebrate Youth Soccer Month with a special Youth Soccer Night with the Chicago Cubs Illinois Youth Soccer will be hosting a special Youth Soccer night at a Chicago Cubs game this September. The game day is still TBA so follow our social media to get all the info when announced. There will be an exclusive item for all those that order tickets thru Illinois Youth Soccer and proceeds will benefit Illinois Youth Soccer programming like Soccer For Success. You can also find more details at https://www.mlb.com/cubs/tickets/specials/ community-nights

Fall 19U Girls State Premiership II Champions: FC Lake County Elite Sarah Barbosa, Megan Best, McKenna Brooks, Malena Chiodi, Courtney Chomko, Katelyn Dameron, Isabella Day, Maura Fitzgerald, Maddie Gryzik, Grace Herrmann, Grace Kendzior, Noelia Padilla, Emma Preda, Alana Turner, Elizabeth Weinberg, Olivia Wolf

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Previous U15 Boys Champions 2017: North Central United 2016: Ela Elite 2015: Dynamic FC 2014:  SASA Spirits 2013: Palatine Celtic

Previous U15 Girls Champions 2017: IP Aces Blue 2016:  Eclipse Elite USYSA 2015: FC United Select 2 2014:  Eclipse Elite White 2013: Warren United Blazers

15U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs City: 3 - Crystal Lake Force Elite: 2 (PK’s) State Champs

State Finalists

Chicago Fire Jrs City

Crystal Lake Force

Briyanna Bellis, Elle Belval, Lola Fuerer, Abby Goldstein, Riya Jain, Jimena Leyva, Claire Radecki, Mary Rau, Poala Rios, Jenny Rodriguez, Carolina Rondelli, Charlotte Sims, Zoe Stephens, Sydney Stone, Thalia Witkovsky

Carlie Burns, Alexis Celentano, Juliana Chapman, Peyton Dacy, Sarah Duginske, Kaitlin Gaunaurd, Sarah Genger, Alyssa Hamann, Sophia Kershaw, Samira Khobdeh, Kelsi McThenia, Mackenzie Nelson, Paige Newport, Olivia Roth, Samantha Sander, Kylie Schulze, Kristen Silenzi, Natalie Warren, Skyler Wolfgram, Gracie Zankle, Kameron Zurzolo

“Winning Presidents cup gave our team confidence and joy. The PK's were very nerve-racking. This team has never practiced Pk's and we were not used to the pressure of making it to win. It felt rewarding ” -Carolina Rondelli, Chicago Fire Jrs City Captain

15U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Rush Select: 3 - Evolution SC Red: 0 State Champs Chicago Rush Ryan Anhalt, Cameron Barnsdale, Lucas Bass, Manuel Campuzano, Ethan Crawford, Ryan Doherty, Lucas Garcia, Ben Joder, Kellen Klosterman, Tony Kochev, Joseph Lagman, James Lawinger, Adrien Mehra, Gentaro Mori, Joey Motto, Drew Noecker, Giovanni Palid, Kenta Saito, Maximus Sambucetti, Ren Santillan, Logan Wade

State Finalists Evolution SC Javier Aguirre, Vedanth Asur, Chase Burrell, Jose Castro, Neema Darabi, Christian Diaz, Gerardo Enriquez, Danny Espino, Armando Garcia, Luis Garcia, Jack Georgi, Nikhil Javeri, Spenser Lhota, Raul Magana, Jesus Nicacio, Yahir Ortiz, Osvaldo Padilla, Josmar Ramirez, Joseph Xotla

“It was a great accomplishment for the players to come together to win the Presidents Cup. The boys played some difficult games through the group and final stages but really worked hard for each other, especially towards the end of some of the tighter games. This togetherness, added to the quality that we have across the squad, were the main reasons that we were successful.” - Liam Lacy, Chicago Rush Director Of Player Development


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Previous 16U Boys Champions 2017: Bolingbrook Raiders 2016: Heat United 2015: Windy City Pride 2014: Illinois FC Orange 2013:  Campton United White

Previous 16U Girls Champions 2017: Chicago Fire Jrs City 2016: LG Celtics First XI 2015: Eclipse Elite USYSA 2014:  Ela Elite 2013: Ela Elite

16U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: IP Aces Blue: 3 - Strikers FV Premier: 2 (PK’s) State Champs IP Aces Blue Kayla Askew, Kaya Augustyn, Elena Barbaric, Lilly Collins, Madison Culli, Emma Donner, Kayla Dorn, Emma Guerard, Madeline Kim, Ella Laera, Isabella Larkwowski, Avery Larson, Gracie Lee, Tierney Libit, Aliah Mendez, Julianna Nikolich, Bridget Reynolds, Ally Robertson, Kalie Schreiner, Caroline Sexton, Jane Stefaniak, Madison Wrzos

State Finalists Strikers FV Lauren Benson, Bella Birkhead, Hannah Blaha, Caitlin Callahan, Kathryn Casey, Jaden Collins, Mya Gardner, Morgan Haug, Diana Herrera, Sofia Iori, Carlin King, Jillian Lappin, Isabella Lins, Claire Reinke, Ashley Sego, Johanna Shubert, Sidney Timms, Taylor Walter, Madeline Willey

“It was an amazing feeling. Knowing that we had a target on our backs this season made it even harder to win. Being back to back champions isn’t easy, so the club and families are even - Dwayne Cruz, Aces Head Coach more excited because of it.”

16U Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs West: 2 - Chicago Rush Select: 1 State Champs Chicago Fire Jrs West Dilan Anweiler, Blake Bastian, Clayton Blondell, Tyler Budz, Kevin Calder, Justin D’Alessandro, Jaime Diaz, Nathan Dodsworth, Esteban Gomez, Jake Gruben, Jackson Heiden, Ryan Kuffel, Tyler Madsen, Sohan Manik, Gabriel Morales, Oluwatosin Owolabi, Lloyd Quezada, Tanner Rains, Mason Rasner, Caden Redpath, Duval Verdin, Jacob Zasada

State Finalists Chicago Rush Carter Appleton, Jason Baker, Noah Brody, Jake Camaioni, Aidan Cepeda, Ryan Felgenhauer, Nasser Hamad, Norman Hamad, Norman Hernandez, Andrew Hoekstra, Martin Imbronjev, Ethan Klosterman, Andrew Maveus, Quinn Roth, Miguel Solis, Aidan Stueck, Ryan Tennis Jason Terwilliger, Bryan Uriostegui, Christopher Xie

“It was a fantastic achievement by the boys, not only because of being crowned Presidents Cup champions, but because this is a team made up of all Freshmen, except for one Sophomore and one 8th grader. Basically, they play a year up and proved that they can not only compete technically and tactically with older teams but that they can also compete physically and mentally too.” - Paul Dalton, Chicago Fire Jrs West Head Coach


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Previous 17U Boys Champions 2017: Rockford Raptors 2016: SASA Spirits 2015: Windy City Pride 2014:  SASA Spirits 2013: GLSA Libertyville

Previous 17U Girls Champions 2017: Chicago Rush Select 2016: Illinois Fusion Premier 2015:  Roadrunners SC Select 2014:  Lyons Township SC 2013: Hawthorne Woods Elite

17U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Chicago Fire Jrs West: 5 - Chicago Rush: 1 State Champs

State Finalists

Chicago Fire Jrs West

Chicago Rush

Lesly Acosta, Aja Bradshaw, Nina Bradshaw, Natalie Drover, Morgan Furmaniak, Jessica Gruben, Emma Gruber, Kaitlyn Hudetz, Alexa Joshi, Kendall McLeod, Megan Nelson, Taylor Ostrowski, Emma Oswalt, Nora Rosenbaum, Abbey Slivka, Kaylin Smith, Alex Tetteh, Alaina Wildenradt, Mia Wotton

Jordan Boyd, Nina Calcaterra, Breanna Ciemny, Olivia Crane, Kaylia Duffin, Suzanne Healy, Jillian Janovyak, Jessica Keeley, Katie Kuhn, Ellie Lochbaum, Katie Lucarz, Alexis Marroquin, Anna Moravec, Sarah Petrauskas, Nina Riojas, Reagan Shae, Payton Siragusa, Rachel Wright

“Losing in the last two Presidents Cup semifinals was tough on the team, especially last year’s defeat on PK's. So to finally beat the 'semifinal jinx' was special for this group of girls. They remained positive throughout the year and always had the Presidents Cup as their #1 target, and to finally win it was a fantastic achievement for the team. It is a honor and a privilege to coach players such as these young ladies, and I am truly proud to be associated with - Paul Dalton, Chicago Fire Jrs West Head Coach them.”

17U Presidents Cup Championships: Chicago Rush Select: 5 - Bolingbrook Raiders Red: 1 State Champs Chicago Rush Jared Albarran, Caleb Aquino, Blake Brandenburg, Eli Gurin, Carson Heglund, David Lawinger, Colin Moran, Alex Noser, Brandon Palid, Rodrigo Perez, Jacob Purvis, Alexander Richter, John Seeley, Steven Udy, Thomas Vilet, Conor Waldron, Joel Wanta, Edwin Zuniga

State Finalists Bolingbrook Raiders Nafay Abdul, Joseph Balas, Dylan Bishop, Estaban Castro, Marcos Cid, Kolin Goss, Daniel Hernandez, Jacob Lund, Ithalo Mercado, Paolo Mondini, Cristian Osornio, Nathan Robinson, Kevin Ruiz, Carlos Sagols, Brayden Saunders, Ryan Sidman, Charlie Stutler, Jake Tittlebach, Christopher Zepeda

“I am very proud of them, there was a gradual improvement from the team throughout the competition as we worked on adapting our approach to each game depending on the conditions.” -

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Previous 18U Boys Champions 2017: Eleven United Premier

Previous 18U Girls Champions 2017: SBW Alliance Warriors 2016: Eclipse Elite USYSA

18U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: Strikers FV Premier: 4 - Chicago Fire Jrs North Shore: 1 State Champs Strikers FV

State Finalists

Emma Armbrust, Ashley Diorio, Kylie Flynn, Mary Fredericksen, Megan Galante, Amber Gutsch, Isabelle Harkleroad, Kaia Hartley, Kyle Kahley, Rylie Kaufmann, Ruby Lebo, Kiara McPherson, Olivia McPherson, Brianna Muzi, Angela Peri, Xitlali Sanchez, Katherine Schoenfelder, Emily Thill, Mary Clare Voreis, Meghan Ward, Margot Yelle, Sarah Yochem

Yael Bettenhausen, Danielle Boudakh, Nicole Boudakh, Nicole Brandt, Allie Charnas, Sophia Demopoulos, Edith Edwards-Mizel, Nineveh Eshw, Alexandra Etheridge, Lily Hollingsworth, Corbin Kimrey, Kelly Kleschen, Abra Levin, Nora Litt, Emma McDermott, Julia Nagel, Ruby Rogers, Emma Smirl, Kinsey Tench, Eleanor Ward, Emily Weil, Katherine Whitney

CFJ North Shore

“It felt great obviously, because when I took this team over our first season, they won one game. The core group hung in there, worked hard and bought in to being part of a team. They are special because most of these kids have been with us for awhile, and stuck with it when we were not good. They did - Jim Winslow, Strikers FV Head Coach not jump ship at the first sign of adversity. ”

18U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Midstate SC: 3 - Chicago Fire Jrs City Red: 1 State Champs Midstate SC Lucas Barria, Justin Boeckenstedt, Collin Budd, Luichi Caceres, Dylan Diaz, Brady Fletcher, Brendan Foster, Giovanni Fuentes, Gayge Gaona-Willis, Jacob Garrett, Christian Herrera, Christopher Herrera, Corbin Johnson, Kyler Kantor, Teagan Martin, Bryce Shumaker, Jake Shumaker, Boston Stewart, Shawn Troike, John Venverloh, Marco Wegmann, Mattias Wegmann

State Finalists Chicago Fire Jrs City Luke Albarracin, Max Aleman, Gabriel Edstrom, Edgar Garcia, Jose Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez, Jorge Heredia, Cathal O’Connor, Miguel Perez, Jae Ryding, Matteo Salazar, Carter Shirley, Phil Szutkiewicz, Michael Tinley, Andrew Villasenor, John Walsh, Leo Weldon

“For these boys they have been working toward being an elite group for many years. To enter the President’s Cup for the first time & win the whole tournament was a defining moment for them. Previously, they may have been a bit parochial in the sense they thought they were not good enough to compete, but proved themselves to be absolutely worthy of it.” - Colin Bonner, Midstate SC Head Coach


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Inner City Programs Impact Over 1,000 Children Each Year

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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 1000 children annually, including girls, for whom there are few sportbased team activities. 90% of the participants are Hispanic or African American, 90% are eligible for free/reduced school lunch, 55% are considered overweight or obese.

Housing Authority, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, ENLACE Chicago, YMCA Community School Initiative and Metropolitan Family Services. The following locations host Soccer For Success Program. We thank them for their dedication to the program and to the betterment of their community: • Addams – ABLA • AGC- Academy for

With support from the US Soccer Foundation, Illinois Youth Soccer conducts the Soccer for Success Program using US Soccer certified coaches that receive training that includes a nutritional based curriculum and mentorship. Coaches serves as mentors, both on and off the field, for the Soccer for Success participants. The program provides at least 60 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week utilizing quality, sports-based youth skill development methods that focus on developing leadership, teamwork, respect, dedication, hard work, selfesteem and improved behavior. It engages

parents and families to become advocates for a healthy life style and education. The program has demonstrated an increase in test scores, attendance and improvements in Pacer test performance and participants have regularly seen a reduction in their Body Mass Index. Community Partners include the Chicago

Global Citizenship • Brentano Math and Science Academy • Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language Chase Elementary School • Corkery Elementary School • Dawes Elementary School • Edwards Elementary School

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Garvy Elementary School Goethe Elementary School Haugan Elementary School Hernandez Middle School Lowell Elementary School Madero Middle School McCormick Elementary School Moos Elementary School Melrose Park Elementary Mozart Elementary School Nightingale Elementary School Peck Elementary School Reilly Elementary School Richardson Middle School St Ann Catholic School Tonti Elementary School

A very big THANK YOU to our Soccer for Success coaches who regardless of how their day went, their full time jobs or a college school day; they are always there to greet the players with a smile. They help make the program great with their patience, dedication and hard work.

Coaching Education Graduates ongratulations to the following Illiois coaches for earning their US Soccer National D and above license this year

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Kyle Riebeling Lisa Smith Adam Stephan Charlie Trout Chris Wright

*Denotes member of Illinois ODP Staff

USSF National C License Nick Aguilar Amine Airaki Ewerton Andrade Tony Benitez* Matt Bohmann Anthony Cappello Santiago Castillo Bhanu Choudhary Sean Doyle Mohamed Fandi Ryan Frisbie* Gabriel Garcia Bevan Gatefield Phillip Gross Eron Harvey Kieran Howarth Joseph Ilett Marcus Jenkins James Johannes Shelby Kindl Chad Kutscher* Simone Lodge*

USSF National A License Jeff Degroot Erik Hort Zac Ludwig* Slavoljub Rafailovic Gonzalo Segares Tony Youhanna Emina Zvizdich* USSF National B License Eloisa Borreguero* Jonathon Collins Rory Dames Dimitar Dzhurov Thomas Gansauge Fabrice Gautrat Mark Jaskolski Daniel Mattos Marlon Mckenzie Stefan McMillan

Wesley Lomnicki Jeffrey Lucco Vincenzo Maniaci Ricardo Mateus Rachel Mathison Matthew Mccarty Adam McLemore Jeannot I Ngameni Christian Nieroda Bryan Noval Anastasios Paparounis Angel Pedraza Wojciech Piotrowski Matthew Ravenscraft Francisco M Reyes Jeremy Reynolds Bradley Rickert Ivan Rico Ryan Roschnafsky Ashley Schorr Julianne Sitch Cody Snouffer Chris Solomons Merit Stloukal* Joe Taylor* Joseph Trask Dimitri Tsoukalas Alex Walter Wan Kamal Wan Napi

Ben Wilbor Daniel Zambrano USSF National D License Pedro Acuna David Arredondo George Asare Bahaiddeen Assaf Julian Barraza Sean Baumann Scott Beem Tyler Benton* Neil Biegler Renzo Bologna Ross Bristow Matt Brooks Taylor Budzinski Miguel Calderon Lauren Cleope Renat Cojocaru Joao Gabriel De Oliveira Emily Donohoue Rolando Espindola Joan Estragues Dylan Gardner Derrick Geist Daniel Gomez Pawel Helinski Yurii Hereha

Marlon Hernandez Adam Hewitt Thomas Homa Johnny Ioannou Chris Johnson Jaclyn Jolcover Alex Kalausich Leah Kartsimas Theodore Krzywiecki Bradley Kyes Rebecca Lake Jonathon Lavin Joseph Lewis Tj Marco Charles Martel Felicia Martel Victor Martinez Joe Mcdonald Tony Mendoza Alejandro Mentasti Semir Mesanovic Rutilo Mora Brandon Morales Bruno Motta John Michael Murillo Celis Conor Murphy Elizabeth Origer Allen Ostrowski Jr.

Adam Potter Ernesto Pumarejo Vince Revak Aidan Reynolds Oscar Rivero Gibran Rodriguez Victor Romero Mauricio Salgado Eric Salley Jonathan Schaefer Jim Schaft Costel Serban Alexis Smith Tomasz Solek Walden Sterrett John Stickelmaier Igor Stijepic Theodore Sturiale Chris Taylor Stephan Teran Miodrag Terzic Arim Yaqo Patrick Yon Przemyslaw Ziarek Dragan Zivanovic

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19U Girls Presidents Cup Championship: FC Lake County: 6 - Team Chicago Premier: 2 State Champs FC Lake County Sarah Barbosa, Megan Best, McKenna Brooks, Malena Chiodi, Courtney Chomko, Katelyn Dameron, Isabella Day, Maura Fitzgerald, Maddie Gryzik, Grace Herrmann, Grace Kendzior, Noelia Padilla, Emma Preda, Alana Turner, Elizabeth Weinberg, Olivia Wolf

State Finalists Team Chicago Jenna Berens, Blythe Braun, Tori Connelly, Sophia Granato, Madison Grandys, Kayla Hurst, Madeline Kastel, Abigail Kay, Ellie Keen, Lindsey Kohl, Emily Nagy, Sarah Phillips, Katie Straznickas, Erin Sweeney, Maegan Zappia

“Being in the final year of the girls travel soccer careers, it was a very proud moment for the players and everyone associated with the team to win this event. The girls made this event a priority from the outset of the season and we were extremely happy that we were able to follow through on that objective. We are looking forward to representing the Illinois to the best of our - Jamie Martin, FC Lake County Head Coach abilities at Regionals in 2019.”

19U Boys Presidents Cup Championship: Mundelein SC: 4 - Chicago Rush: 1 State Champs Mundelein SC Bryan Alba, Christian Alvarez, Jakub Bialkowski, Johny Campa, Kevin Gomez, Liam Hettinger, Josue Infante, Sergio Landa, Luis Mancera, Jorge Martinez, Cris Medina, Jonathan Medina, Olgar Medina, Eric Muniz, Brian Murguia, Ruben Ortiz, Spencer Randolph, Andy Rodriquez, Fredy Solis, Jorge Vasquez

State Finalists Chicago Rush Eric Anderson, Omar Carreno, Tim Doody, Peyton FrankenreiderSlack, Devin Glover, Julian Ibarra, Matthew Lagman, Erik Lakota, Dylan Leonard, Jacob Majovsky, Luis Mendez, Matt Schofield, Conner Shaw, Osvaldo Urbina, Mac Vanoudt, Tristan Vidican

“We could not be more proud of them and how they handled themselves playing MSC style soccer and the fight they showed to win the tourney. Representing Illinois at the regionals came with great pride and while we just missed making the finals we showed the rest of the country how tough - Tom Hettinger, Mundelein SC Head Coach Illinois is to play in soccer.”


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The US Youth Soccer National League Midwest Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier. The Midwest Conference consists of teams primarily from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League. Congratulations to the following teams that won their Midwest Conference Division in 2018:

Spring 13U Boys Premier II Blue Champions: Mundelein SC Academy Edwin Avelar, Ivan Barrientos, Aaron Celaya, Bryce Durlacher, Dave Durlacher, Armando Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Uriel Garcia, Omar Mangato, Oscar Martinez, Ernesto Perez, Jonathan Rivera, Para Reyes, Luis Salinas, Samuel Servin, Ditar Useni, Ivan Villegas

Spring 13U Boys 1st Division Blue Champions: Galaxy SC Cooper Allen, Patrick Berryman, Ryan Bechtel, Ryan Budz, Peter Christiansen, Sean Elster, Alex Hartmann, Danny Jankowski, Ryan Konrad, Joey LoDuca, Carlos Lomena, Nick Madden, Aidan McMahon, Nick Nirtaut, Bailey Sniadecki, Tanner Stumpenhorst, Justin Williams

Spring 13U Boys Qualifying Division 1 Champions: FC United Select 1 Ryann Anderson, Claire Astudillo, Katherine Barrios, Rachel Baumgartner, Bianca Cahue, Isabella Corluka, Yulexi Diaz, Lauren Doerr, Gabriella Galvez, Megan Hutchinson, Laci Jerkatis, Cecilia Light, Kiara Pralle, Ella Richards, Lindsey Richter, Rachel Wandless, Amanda Yaeger

Spring 13U Boys Qualifying Division 2 Champions: CSA Manchester City Skyler Bell, Connor Brown, Andrew Davison, Max Dodrill, Alexander Ebel, Max Fitzekam, Jacob Glanzman, Colin Hasty, Ryan Horlock, Logan Houck, AJ Iwinski, Quinn Leonard, Quintin Lowe, Liam O’Donoghue, Deven Patel, Jackson Perry, Skyler Schmidt, Conor Staunton

Spring 13U Girls First Division White Chamions: Galaxy SC Lucy Burk, Ella Burke, Rachel Burns, Sophie Carlos, Sophia Charbonneau, Devin Gunst, Anna Hunnius, Victoria Jaimes, Avery Miller, Alyssa Parrilli, Brooke Sharp, Gianna Skrip, Ada Suriano, Samantha Trimberger, Lauren Wotton

Spring 13U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Chicago City SC Angelina Barreno, Ava Bogdanovich, Claire Brady, Caroline Brown, Felicity Cole, Audrey Dziedzic, Natalie Gomez, Ajla Gradjan, Olivia Hannah, Maggie Helms, Sonia Liew, Jaydelis Mongoy, Taylor Murphy, Taylor Richards, Marley Rivera, Abigail Snowden, Taylor Spriggs, Kate Sweitzer, Zoe Tolbert, Hollis Vandermeid

Spring 14U Boys Premier II Blue Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs City Fabien Ballesteros, Nathan Calderon, Miguel Cordero, Bobby Cupps, Christian Diaz, Daniel Diaz, Elliot Dickinson, Eduardo Dominquez, Xavier Gamez, Kevin Gasca, Grant Kelner, Joseph Lebron, Pablo Mancha, David McLone, Juan Ramirez, Ethan Reuter, Alejandro Soto, Brian Teran, Luke VanLeer, Nicholas Wagner

Spring 14U Boys 1st Division White Champions: Raiders FC Bryant Alvarez, Ulises Castaneda, Oscar Cerritos, Cesar Garcia, David Gomez, Pedro Guzman, Yahir Hernandez-Ceballos, Alejandro Landa, Christian Leon, Ivan Lopez, Raul Mariscal, Julian Martinez, Melvin Martinez, Irving Axel Moreno, Terry Munoz, Nathanael Olivo, Carlos Pichardo, Francisco Reyes, Alan Sanchez, Nicolas Soto, Marco Antonio Valencia, Josue Villanueva

Spring 14U Boys 1st Division Green Champions: Evolution SC

NATIONAL CHAMPS (Cont.) NSA ended up holding Utah FC off, and with the two goals, the Illinois side walked away with the National Championship.

"Right now, I'm overwhelmed. I don't even know how to put it into words," Alessio said. "Everything goes to my teammates because without them, I'm back there struggling. They're keeping me up. They're keeping me going." For her stellar performance Alessio was named the Golden

Glove winner as the tournament top Goalkeeper and was joined by teammates Katelynn Buescher, Shaina Dudas, Erin Flynn and Abby Swanson in the 19U Girls Best XI. Galaxy's Ty Konrad was awarded the Golden Ball as the MVP for his age group and he and Cameron Strang were named to the tournament's Best XI


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13U Boys Illinois Cup Gold Championship: Shadow Premier: 4 - SASA Spirits White: 0 State Champs Shadow Premier Fransico Beltran, Heriberto Dominguez, Luis Galicia, Samuel GalvanCornejo, Giovanni Garcia, Antonio Gutierrez, Brayden Johnson, Carson Matthews, Augestine Medina, Mauro Meza, Andy Nava-Meraz, Ronaldo Ocelotl, Xavier Perez, Alex Pichardo, Deklan Quimby, Jason Rosas, Liam Tran, John Wolcott

State Finalists SASA Spirits Darren Booth, Tyler Campbell, Steve Clarke, Wesley Gastorf, Major Gibson, Ethan Greer, Jacob Irwin, Griffin Leach, Gunnar Mackey, Eli Morsch, Colby Olson, Jackson Pitz, Bryce Pound, Miles Renken, Ethan Stern, Gavyn Stull, Grant Tretter

“Our team showed a lot of resilience in many of the games that the goals were just not coming in the first half of the game. They stayed focused and found ways to score in the tough games. They had a no-die attitude throughout this tournament, which was their first Cup - Eno Obot, Shadow Premier Head Coach tournament.”

13U Boys Illinois Cup Silver Championship: OPRF Alliance: 3 - FC United Select Red: 2 State Champs OPRF Alliance Henry Albrecht, Brighton Curry, Nathaniel Day, Israel Erwin, Joseph Garay, Asher Gottlieb, Joey Halper, Paxton Hengesbach, Curtis Horras, Jayden Hsieh-Bailey, Michael Layton, Carlo Lissuzzo, Roman Pantazopoulous, Louis Pascarella, Ezra Plotkin, Sean Raihle, Franky Reyes, Carter Schmitz, Cole Shepherd, William Shepherd, Cameron Smith, Maxwell Taub

State Finalists FC United Zachary Ben-Isvy, Billy Cannon, Carter Denulc, Ryan Green, Nate Harron, Francisco Herrera, Daniel Ibrahim, Kieran Layland, Andreas Lazar, Gael Morales, James Novakovic, Sam Patterson, Jake Peraud, Tal Yedlin, Alessandro Zenteno

“The event was great. It was a good experience for everyone involved. It was a real focal point for the players for Spring. The kids self confidence after the win was amazing. They never gave up and stayed positive throughout. The win has brought the team closer together on many levels. The kids will always have a great memory of winning a state title” - Mark Shepard, OPRF  Head Coach


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Spring 14U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: Oak Brook SC Elite

Spring 14U Girls 1st Division Green Champions: Lyons Township SC Rielly Chesna, Amanda DiForti, Grace Epstein, Kathryn Fulscher, Niamh Griffin, Allie Kuhlman, Grace Lange, Isabella Lee, Caroline Locke, Molly Michalak, Eleanor Musgrove, Ava Pike, Abigail Rogowski, Keira Sullivan, Sidney Turnbull, Kyla Wasler

Spring 14U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: FC Alliance Carlie Burns, Sarah Duginski, Allyssa Hamann, Gracie Harvey, Grace Helzer, Katie Jannusch, Samira Khobdeh, Ellie King, Lillianna Kurth, Kelsi Mcthenia, Avery Nielsen, Kristin Silenzi, Delaney Roimiser, Olivia Roth

Spring 15U Boys Premier I Red Champions: Chicago Fire Jrs City Abel Aldape, Colin Campbell, Roberto Castillo, Lucas Cozuc, Gabriel Czako, Miguel DeLeon, Miguel Figueroa, Samuel Gibson, Charlie Kennedy, Tyler Maling, Maxime Maronde, Christian Munoz, Grant Nagle, Sean Carlo Ocampo, Thurston Page, Ernesto Perez, Jesus Rangel, Jaden Rice, Joan Riera, Juan Sanchez, Ridley Shumaker, Joshua Torres

Spring 15U Boys 1st Division West Champions: FC United Pre-Academy Niko Argyros, Chaz Bond, Ethan Burstin, TJ Cairney, Hunter Heyman, Sunjay Joshi, Lucas Kovarik, Ryan Leider, Isacco Mati, Drew Maytum, Stefan, Milutinovic, Zachary Moskowitz, Gabriel Nayman, Peter Norehead, Zachary Thompson, Jackson Turner, Tommy Zipprich

Spring 15U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: Chicago Rush Premier Ryan Anhalt, Cameron Barnsdale, Lucas Bass, Manny Campuzano, Ryan Doherty, Ben Joder, Kellen Klosterman, Tony Kochev, Joey Lagman, James Lawinger, Sam Mathew, Adrien Mehra, Joey Motto, Drew Noecker, Gio Palid, Sebastian Rio, Maximus Sambucetti , Ren Santillan, Mikey Stokes

Spring 16U Boys Premier I Blue Champions: FC United Select 1 Oscar Blazer, Eamon Brady, Kyle Czeremuga, Alexis Escobar, Dylan Gripman, Nicholas James, Andrew Juarez, Simon Kellman, Dylan Kimball, Jack Latterman, Aidan Lew, Daniel Mansueto, Liam Perreault, Nick Roscoe, Dylan Taglang, Jeffrey Urban, John Wilson

Spring 16U Boys 1st Division Central Blue Champions: Rockford Raptors Jaydan Ackerman, Jaedan Aguilera, Ryan Alt, Brandon Burke, Adrian Fonseca, Boston Glessner, Alex Hernandez, Juan Hernandez, Michael Koutsopangos, Patrick Mekalski, Collin Mendoza, Kai Morgan, Luis Olivares, Dieonte Orth, Fabian Perez, Isaac Plagakis, Joseph "Jojo" Quinn, Jonny Sarmiento, Lucas Sotelo, Aidan Westerberg, Ben Wood

Spring 16U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: FC Alliance Damien Alonzo, Joel Ayala, Oger Ramirez Bernal, Victor Cazares, Eduardo Cortez, Oscar Escorza, Gustavo Flores, Edwin Fuentes, Dylan Gonzales, Alexis Pichardo Gonzalez, Timothy Harvey, Bohdan Hollensbe, Angel Meraz, Marcos Orosco, Gerardo Perez, Joao Sanchez, Jerry Tapia, Domenick Valice

Spring 17U Boys Premier I Red Champions: Galaxy SC Blue Jason Barba, Kyle Blasingame, Noah Glorioso, Colin Iverson, Ali Khorfan, Patrick Koenig, Ty Konrad, Evan Lang, Mason McCaw, Jose Navarro, Jack Olsen, Cesar Recendez, Nick Renfro, Natalio Rojas, Zachary Smith, Cameron Strang, Bryan Torres

Spring 17U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: FC United Select Black Austin Agyemang, Ryan Batka, Henry Goetz, Colin Gorney, Sam Halwaji, Gerardo Jacinto,Marcelo Lanuza, Chase Mazzier, Bill McGowan, Benjamin Moseley, Gabriel Oreskovich, Roan Pluta, Sean Ramsay, Colin Reinhart, Jake Scesniak, Brennan Scott, Tyler Smith, John Peter Steiner

Spring 18U Boys 1st Division East Red Champions: FC United Select 1 Jared Albert, Josiah Ash, Nikita Bankevich, Michael Blanke, William Burgis, Christian Crespo, Sean Gooze, Noah Greenberg, Dylan Jung, Ethan Kalis, Christian Kozaczka, Collin Leider, Nicholas Lew, Maximus Marquez, Jonathan Perez, Zaul Perez, Jose Puma, Orest Sison, Nick Tashima, Colin Walsh


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13U Girls Illinois Cup Silver Championship: Midstate SC: 4 - Lombard Firebirds: 1 State Champs Midstate SC Megan Allen, Lucy Corley, Camille Cutler, Reese Donahue, Boston Flanigan, Mia Hausmann, Mia Hefner, Anika Jyothinagaram, Madelyn Kendall, MaKayla Koeppel, Taylor Kovach, Mackenzie Krieger, Joella Livingston, Ava Meadows, Kyndel Moore, Emma Parks, Gabi Ray, Gracie Rigg, Jayden Sliney

State Finalists Lombard Firebirds Madison Aderholt, Maya Ahillen, Nuria Calderon, Brielle DeForest, Grace Farrar, Leah Filskov, Natalie Gercone, Kayla Hickman, Allison Ihms, Marin Johnson, Hanna Kale, Ava McMillan, Madelyn, Nowak, Catherine O’Brien, Lauren Price, Sophia Sommesi, Carolin Vercoe

“The team really enjoyed the event. Being from Central Illinois, the girls were excited to be able to play against teams we don’t traditionally see in our league or at local tournaments. With Illinois Cup being a state sponsored tournament, the girls were thrilled to participate. The girls were all smiles after the championship win. I believe all of them put their Illinois Cup Champions t-shirt - Stan Livingston, Midstate Head Coach on as soon as we handed them out.”

14U Boys Illinois Cup Gold Championship: FC-1 Academy Elite: 4 - Eleven United Premier: 1 State Champs FC-1 Alliance Jimmy Aglikin, Rafael Balbinot, Owen Beumer, John Bosacoma, Owen Coleman, Wes Fagin, Jason Fink, Benjamin Gonzalez, Alexander Hwang, Michael Kondilis, Dylan Mankoff, Landon Minkow, Spanya Odisho, Jack Redland, Alex Rupprecht, Damian Tajanko, Nicholas Yonan, Griffin Yoss

State Finalists Eleven United Eren Aksoy, Connor Bailey, Brandon Brokowski, Grant Cabral, Nico Combopiano, Ashur Eshw, Paxton Fetters, Gabriel Gyorgy, Torin Ravi, Sebastian Schultz, Amar Sinanagic, Henry Sternstein, Braden Weiss

“Winning Illinois Cup helped our players’ love for the game. I thought the competition was even and we had good games. It concluded a positive season for our team.” - Isaac Moushi, FC-1  Head Coach

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14U Girls Illinois Cup Gold Championship: Illinois Fire Jrs: 4 - Fox Valley Bayern: 1 State Champs Illinois Fire Jrs Brea Benson, Morgen Bradshaw, Alyssa Brown, Valerie Champagne, Olivia Checchi, Olivia Corson, Makenna Gill, Madelyn Johnson, Olivia Kawakita, Annika Klauss, Katie Lee, Lilly Miller, Avery Parks, Kyra Rivera, Julian Rochford, Kylie Simonson, Bretauna Smith, Madalyn Yaklich

State Finalists Fox Valley Bayern Genevieve Bangert, Kristiana Brennan, Rory Byhre, Carissa Cerniglia, Taylor Dulson, Janae Gillus, Olivia Hornberg, Alexandra Hornberg, Izel Jimenez, Amanda Johnson, Julia McKlem, Naiya Nguyen, Ruby Peralta, Nathalie Schuster, Abigail Semerau, Jaden Szymonik, Jordan Vopat

“It was great to have this group get an opportunity to win a State title. For any level, that is an accomplishment and the event was a good alternative to the other Cup competitions that Illinois Youth Soccer offers. The kids and their parents really enjoyed and savored the title. I saw a lot of parent Facebook posts after they won showing the pride they had for their kids. That's worth it - Brandon Menke, Illinois Fire Jrs Head Coach right there.”

14U Boys Illinois Cup Silver Championship: Fox Valley Bayern: 5 - Rockford Raptors: 4 (PK’s) State Champs Fox Valley Bayern Tyler Brieger, Tyler Brunsting, Jacob Budys, Tyler Buthman, Yahir Carachure, Adrian Czerwik, Alex Czerwik, Everardo Gonzalez, Luke Guros, Zach Janikowski, Matt Kapeta, David King, Tory Lindolm, Nathan Mazza, Adrian Mikiewicz, Axel Munos, Miguel Pena, Morgan Sajitar, Kacper Wujda

State Finalists Rockford Raptors Will Almy, Oscar Aranzolo, Dylan Brown, Logan Gensler, Logan Gray, Brennyn Green, Chase Holmes, Caleb Kingpavong, Camden Klicker, Thomas Mainguy, Sam Manley, Rodolfo Ortiz, Ethan Richeson, Moses Rodriquez, Mateo Rothschild, Carlos Valdez, Michael Van Offeren

“The event provided a great experience for players playing in 3rd division or lower. I am very proud of my players because they worked really hard. My team played outstanding, they kept going after regular time, double overtime, shootout and finally sudden death shootout in 90 degree weather. I couldn’t be more proud of - Billy Munos, Fox Valley Bayern Head Coach each of the players.”


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Spring 19U Boys Premier I Blue Champions: LTSC Union Showcase Owen Allen, Adrian Banat, Ryley Canda, Charlie Clarke, Osvaldo Espinoza, Eric Gradilla, Jonathan Gray, Tiernan Guinn, Charles Hall, Connor Hilliard, Nicholas Jacobs, Jason Lichtenauer, Skip Locke, Roberto Martinez, Brady McKay, Isaiah Nieves, Philip Panopoulos, Jack Richards, Tate Riordan, Nathan Rusk, Anthony Staiano, Mathew Vear

Spring 19U Boys Premier II Blue Champions: Chicago Fire Junior City Kevin Amoah, Jose Berber, Rudy Bieglmeier, Leo Daley, Julio Diaz, Jesus Flores, Szymon Glab, Stiven Gonzalez, Majeed Hassan, Freddy Irakiza, Simon Jillson, Danny Kacey, Marcin Kieta, Symon Lacyzak, Alex Merzyk, Bryan Rodriguez, Zachary Rogers, Reed Schaefer, Amel Sinanagic, Troy Quinn, Tobias Wimmer

Spring 19U Boys 1st Division West Blue Champions: Rockford Raptors Lorenzo Amador, Joe Battel, Josue Carreno, Vince Christidis, Max Cincinnatti, John Coll, CJ Couper, Bernie Dominquez, Luis Garcia, Aleksa Gligorevic, Tanner Grable, Zeus Huerta, Jason Jaramillo, Luis Leon, Martin Martinez, Tanner Mateus, Ethan Minnick, Nikola Miovski, Justin Tapia Nava, Chase Nichols, Matthew Oliveira, Mark Pifer, Michael Pifer, Alexis Robles, Jakob Schoon, Adrian Stankiovic, Xavier Varela, Gio Villa

Fall 14U Boys 1st Division Blue Champions: Chicago Inferno Sebastian Alarcon, Gael Alfaro, Joel Alvarez, Gabriel Antunez, Eldin Bahic, Axel Catalan, Adrian Diaz,Emiliano Farias, Michael Garcia, Ariel Gomez, Diego Granados, Emilio Hernandez, Juan Martinez, Johan Montes, Ernesto Paucar, Yeray Roman, Sergio Suarez, Jordy Vargas

Fall 14U Boys Qualifying Division Champions: Illinois Premier Skomor SC Marco Atallah, Kevin Bretan, Guy Brown, Phillip David, Ben Divovich, Emil Djercic, Mario Eloiza, Sebastian Hernandez, Bryan Ionescu, Parker Kosey, Nathan Kostovetsky, Tyson Kuchii, Patrick Moskal, Colin Schnabel, Daniel Sokolovsky, Lucas Teboul, Trey Zakeri

Fall 14U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Campton United Kiara Andrewin, Cameron Bishop, Brigid Donnellan, Lily Figueras, Kayla Floyd, Amelia Ingebretsen, Brigid Kaminski, Kami Lobliner, Kara Machala, Mariana Martinez, Robyn Meador, Julianna Park, Eva Samuelian, Abigail Sims, Ella Stehman, Gracie Stehman

Fall 16U Girls 1st Division Yellow Champions: Chicago Inter Red Claire Astudillo, Danielle Aubile, Sarah Borsellino, Madelyn Camaioni, Emma Elliot, Karli Ferguson, Gabriela Galvez, Emily Ibrahim, Laci Jerkatis, Mackenzie Korzenecki, Gabriela Koziel, Ashley Sak, Victoria Silvar, Kailyn Terry,Jaquelin Torres

Fall 16U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Strikers FV Premie Lauren Benson, Bella Birkhead, Hannah Blaha, Caitlin Callahan, Kathryn Casey, Jaden Collins, Mya Gardner, Morgan Haug, Diana Herrera, Sofia Iori, Carlin King, Jillian Lappin, Isabella Lins, Claire Reinke, Ashley Sego, Johanna Shubert, Sidney Timms, Taylor Walter, Madeline Willey

Fall 17U Girls 1st Division Yellow Champions: Crystal Lake Force Elite+ Jordan Bigos, Emma Bolanowski, Emily Chudik, Eva Eiss, Ashley Erickson, Samantha Gablenz, Chelsea Gale, Shea Jones, Elizabeth Montford, Erica Novy, Grace Rokos, Nora Ryan, Delaney Todd, Zoe Villont, Reanne Weil, Alexis Winger, Cameron Wormley

Fall 17U Girls 1st Division Black Champions: Chicago Soccer Academy Sarah Andrey, Alexis Bolger, Ashley Brummel, Riley Coine, Ava Geen, Lindsey Hupach, Brooke Kala, Elizabeth Maciejewski, Kyla Mackenzie, Madeline McAuliffe, Sidda Patel, Yazmin Martinez, Mia Rogers, Jessica Stepien, Bella Zink, Abby Zipse

Fall 17U Girls Qualifying Division Champions: Campton United Navy Kelly Anderson, Grace Barresi, Kellie Callaghan, Taylor Carlson, Makenna Collins, Tanner Fleury, Marijke Hanley, Isa Hartmann, Christelle Lappin, Megan McCarthy, Reagan Oller, Sophia Perugini, Kyra Petsche, Maddie Rossi, Jenna Sitta, Sydney Stitz, Taylor Vander Horn, Mia Vavaroutsos, Kate Warta, Bridget Wolf, Anna Weyman

Fall 18U Girls Premier II Champions: FCX Black Alexis Armando, Ashley Armando, Christine Batliner, Lara Dulaca, Leah Eisenbarth, Brittany Gestrich, Caroline Kilayko, Kristina Lumperis, Rachel Martini, Elinor McAuley, Juliana Moreno, Rebecca Shomaker, Katelyn Skibinski, Genevieve Rendl, Natalie Urso, Abigayle Willock, Grace Wingfield, Kirsten Wyse


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14U Girls Illinois Cup Silver Championship: FC-1 Academy Elite: 5 - East Moline Silvis SC: 1 State Champs FC-1 Academy Caitlyn Antman, Mia Carr, Lindsay Cohn, Payton Davidson, Mia Demattia, Anna Durow, Molly Durow, Danielle Friedman, Leah Hides, Kelly Hood, Suzanne Kurland, Audrey Langenbach, Kiki Patton, Julia Smith, Kristin Smith, Taylor Song, Katerina Souleles, Heather Sundstrom, Evie Tsonis, Kate Winter

State Finalists EMSSC Sidekicks Briseyda Ayala, Janeah Bell, Sofia Camarillo, Addison Garcia, Olivia Hansen, Ella Harris, Castaneda Karina, Calleja Lilybeth, Ella Lingafelter, Calleja Lorna, Natalie Morrow, Allyssa Pirmann, Jessica Raya,Isabela Saguilan, Julissa Sarabio, Ella Schneider, Tristen Werner

15U Girls Illinois Cup Gold Championship: Rockford Raptors: 1 - FC United Copa: 0 State Champs Rockford Raptors Mackenzie Alvarez, Audrey Cassata, Breanna Culver, Anika Elgin, Taylor Harrison, Jada Harvey, Naomi Jackson, Hailey Lange, Madison Macon, MacKenzie Marti, Madeline Martinez, Ashley McGuire, Grace Mitchell, Maeleah Nuccio, Hailie Schafman Virginia Speltz, Isabella Spera, Julia Theien

State Finalists FC United Shea Ackman, Sophie Berto, Alexandra Carlin, Lillian Denk, Bella Gemignani, Julia Holton, Madison Kim, Kaitlyn Kurtz, Morissa Lambert, Ally Lin, Carly Menocal, Lilly O’Rourke, Katherine Ohlwein, Margaret Porta, Katernia Sellas, Kendall Sierens, Molly Sipe, Sarah Sollinger, Stella Tobin, Annabel Tritsis, Vivian Ventura, Roxana Zieba

“Winning the IL Cup was a great highlight for our team to close out the year. It was a great accomplishment for our team and the club. All the kids played their heart out against a very good FC United side. I think the effort and determination to want to win - Mike Rizzo, Rockford Raptors Head Coach really helped us get the 1-0 victory.”


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Fall 19U Girls Premier I Champions: Campton United Red Alondra Carranza, Jillian Di Tusa, Jenna Dominguez, Molly Grant, Anna Holcombe, Sadie Holland, Stephanie Howe, Grace Kucharski, Rachael Lutter, Natalie Massa, Erin McCarthy, Paige Miller, Katie Montegomery, Claudia Najera, Hannah Rittenhouse, Kayla Villa, CeCe Wahlberg, Allison Wessel

US Youth Soccer National League

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he US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation's top teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U boys and girls age groups. The 14U through 18U divisions consist of up to 32 teams per gender age group, while the 19U age group features up to 16 teams for each gender. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league. There are three means to earning automatic qualification into the National League: 72 Regional Championship winners/finalists/ representative; 96 returning National League division top finishers, 168 Regional League qualifiers. Congratulations to the following teams from Illinois that earned their place in the 2018/2019 US Youth Soccer National League

U14 Boys • Raiders FC 2005 • Libertyville FC 1974 U15 Girls • Libertyville FC 1974 Elite • Team Chicago Academy 2004 Elite U16 Boys • FC United 2003 Pre Academy • Libertyville FC 1974 Elite • Chicago Fire Juniors City 2003 Premier U17 Boys • Galaxy 2002 Blue • FC United 2002 Pre Academy • FC United 02/03 • Libertyville FC 1974 Elite • Chicago Magic U17 Girls • Team Chicago Academy 2002 Elite • FC United 2002 Pre Academy U18 Boys • OBSC Blue • Galaxy 2001 Blue • FC United 2001 Pre Academy U19 Girls • Campton United Red


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15U Boys Illinois Cup Gold Championship: Peak Soccer Academy: 4 - Premier SC: 0 State Champs Peak Peter Breiten, Travis Daughtry, Max Erhlich, Dershaye Fry, Elmer Garcia, Melvin Garcia, Blaine Gibbons, Andrew Hendrickson, James Hernandez, Zachary Hollister, Sam Honkamp, Matthew Matuska, Alexander Moore, Thomas Ptacin, Sam Sandona

State Finalists Premier SC Jack Belconis, Jack Demirjian, Shant Demirjian, Ryne Downing, Harrison Fogel, Christo Georgiafentis, Andrew Hamilton, Ethan Kasicki, Liam Maloney, William McGarry, Kerim Orucevic, Declan Pleuss, Nicholas Pothast, Ryan Pothast, Alex Rider-Leiner, Mac Ross, Luke Schilling, Joey Smeriglio

“In all aspects of the game they took big steps leading up to this victory. You should watch for more of the same in the coming years as a group and as individuals. This event is another way of showcasing the talent in Illinois. It was a good experience for the club and the - Jim Ehrlich, Peak Head Coach players.”

15U Boys Illinois Cup Silver Championship: East Moline Silvis SC: 3 - Chicago Kickers: 1 State Champs EMSSC Predators Peyton Bennett, Noah Bielema, Amit Boodhoo, Jackson Colgan, Derek Cruse, Mason Degreeve, Austin DeVilder, James Edmunds, George Garcia, Yahir Garcia, Devin Gordon, Codey Hamm, Alejandro Hernandez, Dylan Kastner, Andrew King, Ram Lian Thang, Esteban Villazana, Cameron Winters

State Finalists Chicago Kickers Brayden Barnes, Peyton Caruth, Alex Correa, Daxton Foote, Brendan Getzinger, Chris Holtz, Brock Jurinek, Jared Lawson, Jake Linck, Vic Manke, Michael Mayer, Paul Migas, Cooper Perhacs, Carson Porter, Nathan Rendl, Vince Rodkey, Andrew Roth, Matthew Runyard, Colin Todd, Evan Vazquez

How To Become A Referee The Illinois Soccer Referee Committee would like to invite anyone interested to become a referee. Anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible to become a US Soccer referee, but MUST be 12 years old on or before March 31, 2019 to officiate in 2019. Clinics for new referees are conducted January through March and are currently being posted for 2019. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money, gain work experience, develop people and time-management skills, and build confidence.

In addition, the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee has established two Mentoring Programs (one for referees who are ready for US Soccer-affiliated higher level games or adult matches, and one for younger referees who are currently doing US Soccer-affiliated youth matches). The Adult Mentoring Program is geared to referees who have advanced or on the verge of advancing to games at a

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16U Boys Illinois Cup Gold Championship: Illinois Fire Jrs: 2 - Firebirds SC Black: 0 State Champs Illinois Fire Jrs Foster Baird, Austin Beard, Adam Conrad, Drew Doellman, Austin Graham, Gade Hinshaw, Ashton Hubert, Justin Jacobs, Noah Klauss, Payton Lanning, Elijah Maze, Isaac Ogunleye, Isaac Olson, Webby Phiri, Zachary Poehlman, Amit Sawhney, Michael Van Plew, Brady Veal

State Finalists Firebirds SC Joshua Bode, Alexis Chairez, Gaetano Defeo, Andreja Duncevic, Jimmy Espinoza, Michael Esposito, Maxwell Fellows, Thomas Florey, Thomas Glenzinski, Christian Juvan, Kevin Kapica, Dhruv Kaul, Alexander Kuban, Oscar Martinez, John McManus, Alfredo Nava, Dominic O’Brien, Jack O’Donnell, Carlos Orozco, Francisco Perez, Louis Stoerl, Ruben Valle Jr.

“The boys were very happy to keep playing after the disappointment in the Presidents Cup.” - Don Ideran, Illinois Fire Juniors Head Coach

16U Girls Illinois Cup Gold Championship: AT Eagles: 5 - Chicago Powerstrikers: 2 State Champs AT Eagles Emily Ayala, Edith Delgado, Valeria Gonzalez, Elva Hernandez, Yerelin MartinezFavela, Giselle Moreno, Brittany Nocelot, Amara Olivas,Allison Pulido, Yullisa Ramirez, Julisa Reyez, Venessa Rosales, Ivette Salgado, Sitota Salgos, Jackeline Sanchez, Aileen Sandoval, Nancy Villanueva, Naydelin Villasenor

State Finalists Powerstrikers Katrina Arsenijevic, Nadia Arsenijevic, Alayna Avila, Jane Baer, Rita Briody, Christine Byrd, Kate Diblik, Claudia Geer, Margaret Jay, Sarah Kessler, Annika Leistensnider, Gabriella Mann, Petra Oganovich, Sarah Perrine, Ella Reese-Clauson, Avery Vahey

“It was amazing. I was so proud of the girls and the work they put in. They were all locked in from the beginning of the tournament and did what what they needed to do. I love this group.” - Joseph Ntaconayigize AT Eagles SC 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 great evening of celebrating the award winners and celebrating the beautiful game with the Illinois soccer community.

The 26th Annual Illinois Youth Soccer Awards Banquet will be held on March 1 at the Stonegate Conference Centre in Hoffman Estates. Tickets can be purchased thru the Illinois Youth Soccer office.

Boys Coach Of The Year: Frank Mateus, Rockford Raptors Pictured with Dave Hicks, CIYSL President &  Marek Radziszewski, Illinois Youth Soccer Associate Director Of Coaching

Recreational Coach Of The Year: Pete Nikolakakis, Schaumburg Athletic Association Pictured with Dale Litney, IYSA Board Member & Hugh Orlicz, IYSA Tournament Director

Administrator Of The Year: Jan Berkley, Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League Pictured with Jake Mooney, IYSA Board Member & Bob Berkley, YSSL President

50th Anniversary: Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League Frank Minneci YSSL Board Member, Bob Berkley, YSSL President, Jan Berkley YSSL Executive Director, & Scott Kegarise, YSSL Board Member

TOPSoccer Buddies Of Year: Jenna Birdsell, Trevian TOPSoccer, Zoey Kollhoff, Kaneland United Soccer Club TOPSoccer & Matthew Berkshire, Chicago TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer Commuity Partner Of Year:  Maine South High School

Jonathan Spector ODP Scholarship Recipients Eleanor Musgrove & Ghandi Cruz

Soccer For Success Volunteer Of Year Luz M. Hernandez

Julius Roth Meritorious Service Award:  Hugh Orlicz & Stu Kasten 

Volunteers Of Year: Warren Huey, Schaumburg Athletic Assoc. Shawn Danhouser, Chicago TOPSoccer, Rick Kaempfer & Steve Samuelson, Green White Soccer Club

Young Referees Of Year: Gabriel Billings & Kelsey Medina Pictured with Tim Deters, State Youth Referee Administrator & Flo Dyson, IWSL President

Pictured with Shawn Danhouser, IYSA TOPSoccer Director

Soccer For Success Coach Of Year: Juan Jose Jurado Pictured with Adam Howarth, Illinois Youth Soccer Director Of Coaching


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Annual Event Offers (Some) Sun, Lots Of Fun & Sand Soccer

10U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Midway Strikers Elena Colmenero, Evelyn Flores, Alexa Lopez, Amelia Pazmino, Alyssa Ramos, Nataly Salgado, Samantha Sandoval, Mia Schilf

12U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Alternate Wave Elizabeth Cardwell, Emma Czech, Mya Nugent, Taylor Richards, Clara Roche, Abigal Snowden, Natalie Zodrow

13U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Heat Wave Mia Bilinski, Morgan Gallagher, Madison Hackett, Kaylin Klutcharch, Alexis Lehnert, Brinlee McNabb, Emma Poremski, Delaney Shrupsha

14U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Fuego FC Maya Basan, Avery Butler, Lauren Caldwell, Leena Gopala, Daphne Murray, Riley Schimanski, Annie Shaughnessy

16U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Las Chicas Logan Brown, Chassity Colburn, Jadelyn Jackson, Allison Mirimanian, Gracen Ruggles, Delaney Speth, Alli Wessels

18U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Champions: Mother McAuley Lena Bryan, Sydney Conn, Caitlin Fitzsimons, Julissa Gomez, Abigail Grobarcik, Jane Hynes, Emma Keaty, Julia McKee, Bridget Murphy and Veronica Zapata 16U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: Team Yonce Emma Gull, Nicole Gwiasda, Cora Krull, Anna Pavlus, Abigail Raynor, Riley Raynor, Grace Robbins

10U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: Midwest Wings Corinne Benoist, Hayley Istanbouli, Lucy Jethani, Casey Kenny, Emily Macek, Margaret Pearse, Khaira Rahmouni, Kate Rodakowski

12U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: FC Alliance Brooklyn Carlson, Gabriella Farraj, Katelyn Gitzke, Madeline Gray, Madison Hoffman, Olivia McPerson, Caitlyn Rozhon

13U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: Lady Irish Emily Bandy, Elly Bare, Sophia Davila, Devyn Davis, Laruen Kottabi, Paige Miller, Casey Rodgers, Tessa Sutton

14U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: Land Sharks Ella Bernier, Hannah Bukowski, Taylor Green, Georgia Liapis, Gabriella Mattio, Lauren Mrugala, Brooke Sharp

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18U Girls Chicago Beach Soccer Finalists: Chicago Knights Yannaly Sarahy Alvarenga, Veronica Brito, Alondra Castillo, Lorena Herrera, Kaileen Magana, Jocelyn Rivera, Azury Sanchez, Ava Skelton, Katlyn Vargas, Ashely Vicario


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Awards Banquet Soccer For Success Players Of Year: Angel Dominguez, Azury Sanchez & Kaileen Magana

Illinois Olympic Development Program Regional & National Pool Players

National Championship Referees: Landon Albert, Kelly Chambers, Brandon Knauss, Daniel Szeliga  Pictured with Alex Gyurko

2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions FC United 

2017 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions Lyons Township SC Union Showcase

2017 US Youth Midwest Presidents Cup Champions Rockford Raptors 

Unfortunately not all honorees could be in attendance for the Awards Banquet Career Achievement Casey Short

TOPSoccer Buddy Of Year Alexa Narel, Park Ridge TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer Coach Of Year: Cary Claver, Grove United TOPsoccer

PRESIDENTS CUP NATIONAL CHAMPS put away the game winner. Despite NUSA putting Chicago Rush under pressure for the remainder of the half, the Tennessee side couldn’t get the equalizer, and Chicago Rush became National Presidents Cup champions. “It's an amazing accomplishment for the team and our club to win our first National Championship, I couldn't have been prouder of the girls and the journey they took to get to the title game,” Jonny Collins, Rush Head Coach said. “After winning our State championship, competing well enough in Regionals to qualify for Nationals was an achievement in and of itself. This is our (Chicago Rush's) first ever team to make it to a National competition, all of the girls knew this was an incredible accomplishment and trained hard leading up to the final weekend.This was a group of girls who were only able to train 2-3 times together leading up to Regionals and Nationals and so they knew going into it they would have to make up for lack of training chemistry with hard work, focus, discipline and tremendous on the field communication and they did just that. Green White SC bounced back from a day three defeat to Sting Timbers 00/01 (ID) to win the rematch, 1-0, and earn the 18U Girls title. In the 68th minute, Dylan Van Fleet scored her third goal of the tournament to give Green White SC a key opening goal. The Timbers pushed for an equalizer in the last 20 minutes of the game, as it pushed up players and played several balls into the Illinois side’s penalty area. However, Green White SC’s defense did not allow any clean looks at goal, as it held on for the 1-0 victory.

“What made the experience special was a couple of unique factors,” Jay Bulev, Green White Head Coach started. “First, we lost in the state final in November on penalty kicks which was heartbreaking, but we were invited to Regionals as a wild card. In the regional final we faced the same team, SBW Alliance, we lost to in the state final, but we were able to score in the second half and hold on until the end for the 1-0 win. Second, some of the players on this team have played together for over five years and had previously lost in the quarterfinals and finals of the President’s Cup, so for them to come together and win this tournament after all of the hard work and years playing together, was extra special. The camaraderie, teamwork and effort the girls showed during the state, regional, and national games was exemplary and was capped off by them also winning the Fair Play award in national championship.” “Our defensive effort in the final was what ultimately won the game,” Bulev added. “We had played the same team and lost the day before, which actually helped us prepare more effectively for the final.” With the amount of team success, it was no surprise to see many players from the National champion teams recognized for their individual achievements on the field From IP Aces, Avery Larson was awarded the Golden Boot for the 15U Girls age division and Lilly Collins the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper in her age group. With her six goals it was no surprise to see Rush’s Brodzinski win the Golden Boot and following here clutch score in the National final, Green White’s Van Fleet also earned the Golden Boot.

Soccer For Success Player Of Year: Karol Piszczor

BECOME A REFEREE (Cont.) higher level including adult matches. The ISRC felt there was a need to have a program that could both expediently identify and develop top level referees. The Youth Mentoring Program is geared to younger referees (ages 16-21) who are doing exclusively youth games but have a desire to learn and advance their referee career. ISRC’s goal for this program is to help identify and provide opportunities for referees to improve, and ultimately become eligible to be selected for State Cup, President’s Cup, MRL, and other Youth Regional events. Many of our Adult and Youth Mentoring Program Referees were selected for both Adult and Youth Regional and National Events this year. Visit our website at www.illinoisSoccerRefereeCommittee.org and click on the “Clinics” tab to find a clinic location near you, or click on the “Mentoring Program” tab to learn more about the expectations for our Mentoring Programs. You may also email info@IllinoisSoccerRefereeCommittee.org for more details on the refereeing opportunities in throughout the state.


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2018 Illinois Youth Soccer Network News  

Highlighting events, programs, teams, players, coaches & the Beautiful Game.

2018 Illinois Youth Soccer Network News  

Highlighting events, programs, teams, players, coaches & the Beautiful Game.