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2010-2011 US Youth Soccer National League Girls play wraps up in Wilson, N.C.

December 5, 2010 09:00 PM
 
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WILSON, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2010) – After four days of play, the US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, 16 and 17 Girls have solidified their spots until they meet again Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 at ESPN Wide World of Sports®, where they will continue competing for their ticket to the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., July 26-31.

""If you want to be one of the top teams in the country you have to compete against the best, and I think that's what this platform is doing for us,"" said Iggy Moleka, coach of United FA 94 Elite of Georgia, runners-up at the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships. ""Each team here is one of the best in the country and it's not just where you come from or who your club is, each team has proven that they are among the best in their age group. I have not seen a weak team yet. We've played three games and each team is as good as the other. My kids are about to embark on the college journey and if you want to be prepared you've got to play against the best and that's what National League is providing for us.""

The first weekend of National League Girls' play welcomed 40 of the country's top teams to Wilson, N.C, where 80 games were played, all of which held great significance and meaning as teams were competing for a strong position in the standings and an eventual chance at earning advancement to the National Championships. Demonstrating the competitiveness of the National League, over half of the games played over four days were decided by one goal or less, with only three teams exiting with a perfect record.

Adding to the exposure of the league's premier talent, games were held alongside the NCAA Women's College Cup and the CASL National Soccer Series college showcase, drawing over 175 college and National Team scouts from across the nation.

A snow storm dropped an inch of snow in the Wilson area Saturday night, but the City of Wilson Parks Department and National League staff worked late into Saturday night, and out again at 4 a.m., to prepare the fields and ensure they were safe for play on Sunday morning. Despite the adverse conditions, collegiate scouts were in abundance once again for Sunday's games.

""You don't get to play on a beautiful sunny day every day of the week. I think that's a great thing for us to see how mentally tough the players can be, because it's frustrating; your hands are cold, your feet are cold and yet, the level of play today as I walk around to all these fields is extremely impressive,"" said Frank Mateus, head coach for Loyola University of Chicago. ""For me, what I was looking at is how kids deal with situations because that occurs for us at the college level. It would be nice if it was much warmer, but I think it's invaluable for us to come out here and see how they adjust to the circumstances of whatever is going on. Even with the way the fields were, covered in snow, they're still trying to play good soccer and adjust a little bit. It's nice to see that and I've been very impressed with the level I'm still seeing in these circumstances.""

For complete standings, scores and schedules, click here or go to /National_League.  
 
US Youth Soccer National League Results | Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010

U-15
AFC 96 Elite
GA
0
SAC United Premier
MD
2
SAC - Imani Dorsey (43:00) (61:00)

Match Fit Chelsea Beat
NJ
2
 Arsenal Elite
FL
0
BEAT - Schuyler DeBree (14:00) (53:00)

So Cal Blues-Pearson
CA-S
2
BRYC 95 Elite
VA
0
SCBL - Nicole Faris (37:00) Katelyn Eisendrath (44:00)

Internationals
OH-N
1
GR Crew Juniors Gold
MI
0
INTR - Alyssa Pejic (51:00)

U-16 Blue
Dallas Texans 95 Red
TX-N
1
So Cal Blues Draluck
CA-S
1
DTR - Sophie Groff (4:00)
SOCA - Amber Munerlyn (65:00)

Brandon FC Flames - Blue
FL
1
Albion SC
CA-S
0
BFC - Nicole Naclerio (48:00)

Eclipse Select 94/95
IL
1
Cleveland FC
OH-N
1
ES94 - Caroline Pyzdrowski (2:00)
CFC - Sandra Yu (33:00)

CYA Firecats
VA
4
Patriots FC 95
NY-E
0
CYAF - Danielle Fitzgerald (9:00) (59:00) (61:00) Hanna Hannesdottir (62:00)

U-16 Red
Blast FC
OH-S
0
JB Marine Wipke
MO
1
JBMW - Kristin Wolff (35:00)

GSA 95 Phoenix Red
GA
2
Sockers FC Chicago
IL
1
GPHX - Rachel Garcia (57:00) Lauren Tanner (69:00)
SFCC - Alyssa Altosino (68:00)

Legends Breakaway
CA-S
PP
Hurricane FC 95 Shubert
OK
PP

Penn Fusion 94
PA-E
PP
VSA Heat Blue
VA
PP

U-17 Blue
So Cal Blues Pearson
CA-S
0
Toro Bravo
NE
1
BRAV - Paige Nielsen (66:00)

Buffalo SA Invaders
NY-W
1
FC Pennsylvania Strikers
PA-E
1
BSA - Catherine Williams (39:00)
FCPA - Daija Griffin (17:00)

NASA 12 Elite II
GA
0
St. Louis Scott Gallagher
MO
2
SLSG - Bryanna French (33:00) Nicole Breece (53:00)

LaRoca PT
UT
1
Brentwood 94 Girl Premier
TN
0
LARO - Olivia Bitner (12:00)

U-17 Red
Legends FC
CA-S
1
McLean MPS Strikers
VA
0
LEG - Kodi Lavrusky (51:00)

SD Surf Girls 93/94 Premier
CA-S
0
NSA Premier Fury
IL
1
NSA - Jennifer Korn (45:00)

Empire United SA
NY-W
1
United FA 94 Elite
GA
0
EUSA - Jackie Firenze (69:00)

Internationals
OH-N
0
Dallas Texans 94 Red
TX-N
1
DTR - Mary Alissa Lonsberry (12:00)

 
Keep up with the National League all season:
National League Home: USYouthSoccer.org/National_League
Schedule and results: Tournaments.USYouthSoccer.org/events/2011-US-Youth-Soccer-National-League/
Twitter: @nationalleague
Facebook: Facebook.com/usyouthsoccer
You Tube: YouTube.com/usyouth

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About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.  League play features the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations.  Learn more at /National_League/.
 

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