Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:29
Eagles GU13 White Win the Presidents Cup National ChampionshipEagles White went undefeated in the tournament, earning them the U-13 Girls National Presidents Cup crown, defeating Sting East Gray from North Texas 2-0 in the final. Isabella Pariente scored in the 20th minute of play, and Sara Beaver also scored in the 65th minute.
On July 13, 2014 the Eagles White team, led by coaches Michael Alexander and Vince Thomas, were crowned US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup Champions for the GU13 Division. This result was the culmination of a six-month journey, which started on February 15th with the Cal South President’s Cup State Tournament.
The Eagles White were the first Eagles team to have won the President’s Division State Cup Tournament on March 9th. Following the State Cup win the Eagles advanced to the Region IV Tournament, hosted by US Youth Soccer, and attended by the 11 Western State Cup winners. On June 13th, the Eagles White went undefeated in regional play earning the right to represent Region IV in the National Tournament, once again bringing another first to Eagles Soccer Club.
Less than 30 days following the Region IV Championship, the Eagles White would travel to Greenville, South Carolina for an opportunity to compete against the three other Regional Winners for the right to be crowned National Champion.
Region I was represented by Carlisle Revolution from Carlisle, PA. Representing Region II was Team Elmhurst Select from Elmhurst, IL, and representing Region III was Sting East 01G Gray from Rockwell, TX. The Eagles would play each regional winner once, then the two teams with the highest point total would play again for the Championship.
In the opening game, the Eagles White defeated Texas Sting 2-0. The following day, the Eagles would face Carlisle, and were again successful with their second 2-0 win. On the third day of the round robin format, the Eagles White faced Team Elmhurst. The Eagles were able to jump to an early lead and would build to a 4 goal tally, but in the closing minutes of play, the Eagles would give up 2 goals, one from a set play, the second from the penalty spot. With the 4-2 win over Team Elmhurst the Eagles White advanced to the Final where they would once again meet the Sting from Texas.
The Sting came out determined to improve on their earlier result against the Eagles White, and the game took a very physical turn resulting in one of the Eagles players being helped from the field with a concussion. The referee was able to settle the game down, and it wasn’t long after the Eagles opened up with a goal in the 20th minute of play. The remainder of the game was a battle with both teams developing several opportunities, only to be denied by the two keepers. Finally, in the 65th minute of the 70 minute game, the Eagles were able to notch their second goal to secure the National President’s Cup Championship for GU13 Division.
Having previously won four National Cup titles (’04 & ’07 USYSA) and (’10 & ’11 USASA), this win represents the Eagles Soccer Club’s first President’s Cup title.
Of special note, Eagles White players, Isabella "Izzy" Pariente was named the tournament MVP, and Keeper Hannah Hall won the Golden Glove as the best Keeper of the tournament. In addition, the Eagles White was honored to receive the Best Sportsmanship Award for the tournament.
Representing the Eagles White were, Kristen Szczepanek (00), Kaitlyn McKeown (01), Aris Beltran (03), Sara “Mak” Beaver (04), Fiona “Dyno” Marangola (06), Lauren Quesada (07), Olivia Morales (09), Karina Plata (11), Natalie Hudgins (12), Aleesa Ramirez (13), Citlali Zambrano (15), Rachel Sarahang (18), Fiona O’Neill (20), Jaden Skinner (22), Sophie Banishemi (25), Elysia Laramie (26), Isabella “Izzy” Pariente (33), Hannah Hall (88), and Samantha Zanini (91)-----
Hannah Hall, Keeper of the Tournament, and Isabella "Izzy" Pariente - Tournament MVP
Watch the post-match interview of Mikey Alexander at the 3:11 mark and the Eagles highlights at the :25 mark.
Read more at USYouthSoccer.org
Eagles GU13 White Win President’s Cup Region IV Tournament and Advance to President’s Cup Nationals in Greenville, SC - July 10 - 13.
June 10th - 15th brought the Region IV winners of the State Cup President’s Division to Morgan Hill California. In the GU13 bracket, teams from Alaska, Northern & Southern California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington gathered to battle for an opportunity to represent Region IV at the National President’s Cup Tournament held July 10 - 13 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Lead by coaches Michael Alexander and Vince Thomas, the Eagles GU13 White needed to clear their pool in order to advance to the knockout rounds. In pool play, Eagles White team faced SF United Blast (CA-N), Phoenix Rush (AZ), and Murrieta Surf (CA-S) with results of 4-0, 3-0, and 1-0 respectively. From pool play the Eagles advanced to the Quarter Final round to face a challenging CSC Tsunmami team representing Alaska, which the Eagles White were able to knock out of the tournament with a 1-0 result. In the Semi Final round, the Eagles White met a feisty Bombers Elite team representing Utah. The Bombers were able to score the first goal of the tournament on the Eagles, but the Eagles White were able to move past the representatives from Utah with a 3-1 victory.
In the Finals the Eagles White would meet their most challenging opponent in FC Nova White representing Idaho. FC Nova were not only a challenging opponent in size and speed, but also in ball control and movement. Though a “see-saw” match, filled with both teams having good opportunities to score, in the end the Eagles White were able to convert two of the opportunities to seal a 2-0 win - earning the Eagles White the opportunity to represent Region IV in the President’s Cup National Tournament.
Congratulations to coaches Alexander and Thomas, as well as the ladies of the Eagles GU13 White team, on this great accomplishment. We wish all the best of success as they prepare to compete at Nationals.
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Ventura Fusion Tournament
Eagles Spring Classic
U13 President's Division State Cup
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Carlsbad Premier Cup
CSL Silver Elite North
Santa Barbara Summer Showdown
Central Coast Spring League
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Irvine Memorial Classic
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