Congratulations to Coach Brandon and the 00 Girls.
The 2016 Illinois Presidents Cup State Champions.
The team played 3 group games and finished atop of the group. This qualified them for the Semi finals which they played on Saturday 10/15/16 at 8am. They were successful in their 8am game winning 4-0.
The State final was played on sunday morning at 8am. The team fell behind early but rallied in the second half with two goals from Lauren Shanks with the go ahead goal coming 5 minutes before the end.
The team has now qualified for the Region 2 finals June 15-19th in Overland Park. They will play against the state winners of the 14 states in Region 2. Teams will be split into a tournament style format with teams moving on to semi finals and finals.
The champions of the Region 2 Tournament will have a chance to compete for the National Championship a little later next summer.
This is a truly amazing achievement for the team and join the 98 Boys Premier as State Champions.
Many of the players started their soccer playing days in PCSL and then joined the Illinois Fusion Academy. It is great to see their hard work, dedication and effort pay off with this amazing result.
Wishing them all the very best in the Region 2 Championships next summer.
Back Row L-R Coach Brandon, Audrey, Bradi, Sabrina, Grace, Lauren, Bekah, Jess, Hannah, Riley, Denise, Julia
Front Row L-R Maggie, Katie, Olivia, Sarah, Shannon, Maddie, Lexi