U17 and U12 Wizards Win Gold
Over the Memorial Day Weekend, three Legacy teams, the U17 Wizards, the U12 East End Wizards, and the U12 Wizards, competed in three different tournaments. The U17 Wizards and U12 Wizards, both finished their tournaments in 1st place, while the U12 East End Wizards took second place after a penalty shootout. The VLSC would like to congratulate all of our players for representing us well with their hard work, passion, and determination. Scroll down to see pictures and a recap of each team's weekend!
Wrangler/McDonalds Youth Soccer Tournament – Champions
The U12 Wizards traveled down to Greensboro, NC and went 4-0, beating the Liberty Point Dynamo in the final. The Wizards outscored their opponents 19-2 over their four games, thanks to George Shaw, the team’s leading scorer, and Noah Abrahamson, the team’s goalkeeper, and finals MVP.
“Overall, it was a great weekend for the boys and their families,” said coach Ryan MacArthur. “Everyone on the team contributed to the team’s success, and I couldn’t be happier with the way our players battled and gutted out a victory in the finals. It was a perfect way to end, what was essentially, a perfect season.”
U12 East End Wizards
Potomac Memorial Day Tournament – Finalists
For the U12 East End Wizards, competing in the Potomac Memorial Day Tournament was the first time they’d ever played 11-aside soccer. The boys did extremely well, making their way through the group stage, and into the finals where they lost in a penalty shootout.
“From the 1st game to the 5th game the boys were able to figure out how to play with two center backs,” said coach Justin Chezem. “Josh and Gabe did an outstanding job at that position.” Alexxio was a handful for every team we faced. Jaren also did a nice job, setting up passes and getting guys involved. Overall, I thought all the boys played great.”
Ralph Downey Memorial Day Classic – Champions
At the Ralph Downey Memorial Day Classic, the U17 Wizards said farewell to two graduating seniors, outstanding young men and tremendous teammates, Andrew Nicely (Tabb) and Noah Gendron (Poqouson), by winning the Tournament.
Coach Carey Aliff said, “The team played well and deserved to win, going 3-0-1 and outscoring our opponents 8-2 playing out of a 3-5-2 system. All played well, with several outstanding individual and team goals, as well as several outstanding individual performances each game. The players of the tournament: Andrew Nicely (CB) & Noah Gendron (CM/OM) were simply inspirational and tremendous!”
We wish Andrew and Noah all the best and thank them for being a positive part of the club!