Three Legacy Teams Finish 2nd
Charlottesville, VA – Loudoun Soccer wins Overall Club Champions League trophy and Girls Club Champions League trophy. “Loudon Soccer is honored to win the CCL Overall and Girls trophies. The culmination of a seasonal year is represented by the efforts of our entire club, boys and girls. To win the Overall and Girls trophies is extremely difficult with the high level of competition offered in the CCL,” said Darryl Gee, Loudon Soccer Director of Coaching.
Arlington Soccer Association comes away with the Boys Overall Champions League trophy. “The CCL represents the very best competition in the Region. We are honored to have won the Boys Overall Club Champions League trophy against the best club competition around,” said German Peri, Arlington Director of Coaching.
The Club Champions League presents the top clubs, based on the accumulation of club points earned by all club teams, an Overall Club Champion, Boys Club Champion, and Girls Club Champion.
Boys Age Group Champions: (U11) FC Richmond, (U12) PWSI, (U13) Beach FC, (U14) Arlington, (U15) Loudoun, (U16) SOCA, (U17) Arlington, (U18) SYA
Girls Age Group Champions: (U11) Annadale, (U12) Braddock Road, (U13) DC Stoddert, (U14) Annadale, (U15) Braddock Road, (U16) PWSI, (U17) FASA, (U18) Loudoun
Several Virginia Legacy teams faired well in the inaugural CCL year, finishing in the top five in the highly competitive league. The U12 East End Wizards, U16 Wizards, and U17 Wizards all finished 2nd place within their divisions, while the U15 Wizards finished third and the U14 Phoenix placed fourth.
The U12 East End Wizards, coached by Steve Shaw and Justin Chezum, ended their season with a record of eleven wins, two draws, and one defeat. On top of their tremendous regular season, the East End Wizards also made an appearance in the State Cup semi-finals. The U17 Wizards, coached by VLSC coach of the year, Carey Aliff, also made a State Cup final four run, while completing their season with a 10-3-1 record. The U16 boys went 10-2-2 and the U14 Phoenix were 7-4-3.
“To be able to compete over a 15 game season – fall, winter and spring and come out with these results is fantastic,” said VLSC Technical Director, Bobby O’Brien. “These are the best clubs and teams in VA and DC/MD area and our teams showed we can compete on the biggest stage. The consistency needed in training and games to produce these results is a testament to this clubs desire to improve and get better. It truly takes the parents, players and coaches all buying in – and everyone should be proud of the hard work they put in to achieve these results”