Beach Girls Program among the best in the country

Girls olders program is resuming play in the next few weeks.

The Beach brand of soccer has gone viral, and as the teams return to the pitch for the most important part of the season, it’s a good time to reflect on what has transpired thus far and what’s to come.

 

Based on a possession style of play, a sort of coming out party for the older teams happened at the Surf College Cup in San Diego over Thanksgiving and the following weekend at the USYSA National League in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In Surf Cup, Beach placed three age groups in the championship match (13s, 16s, 18s), and the stellar play of the G18s led to the U18 US National Team call up for La Serna High School Junior Michelle Reed. The U13s, currently ranked 3rd in the country and number one in the state, dispatched the likes of Xolos, SDFA, Impact (Utah), Scottsdale and Del Sol (Arizona), before falling in the championship to Legends 1-0. The U16s, currently ranked 12th in the country, had a great run to the championship game beating Blues ECNL 3-0, Real So Cal ECNL 1-0, Arizona Arsenal 2-0, and West Coast Wild 2-0, before falling to host Surf in the final 2-0. The other Beach team to reach the championship match is the G18 team, (currently ranked 5th in the nation) who won their bracket which included MVLA Thunder, Slammers ECNL, and Sparta (UT). They defeated West Coast ECNL 4-1 in the semifinals before falling to Legends 2-0 in the championship game.

The G17s and G18s continued their season the following weekend in USYSA National League competition in North Carolina. Top teams from all over the country are invited to take part in a 16 team league season, with the top two finishers in each of two 8 team divisions gaining automatic entry to USYSA National Championships in Maryland in July. The 17s showed very well with two wins over the weekend, giving them an opportunity to be a top two finisher when the league resumes play in Las Vegas March 22nd. The 18s impressed with a perfect 4-0 record rolling thru the competition with a plus 16 goal differential. They will also have an opportunity to clinch one of the top two spots in March in Las Vegas.

The last event of the year took place in Orlando Florida and it included our G16s winning the Disney College Showcase event. This prestigious event saw our girls play Tennessee SC, Princeton (NJ), Sunrise Sting (FL), and Waza FC, the team they defeated in the championship in penalties.

Spring club season will be very exciting with many Beach teams fighting for state, regional, and national championship opportunities. Let’s take this time to recognize the amazing work of our players and staff on giving our young club national recognition.