The teams in the 19U Girls Blue Division will be looking to finish their youth careers on top. In order to do so, they’ll have to get through defending US Youth Soccer National Champion Sunrise Sting 2000 (FL). Sunrise outscored opponents, 15-1, while winning the US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championship, and the Florida side carried that momentum into a Frisco, Texas, where it captured the National title.
Sunrise wasn’t the only Blue Division team that competed in Frisco, as PSA National 00 (NJ) advanced to Nationals by winning last season’s Blue Division title. The New Jersey side won a close National League division race with a 6-1-0 record, and it may take a similar performance to repeat as Blue Division champions. CDA Slammers FC HB 00 Elite (CA-S) will also be looking to return to Nationals after it advanced to Frisco as the 2018 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Champion.
Meanwhile, MapleBrook Fury (MN) is out to take the next step after a semifinal appearance at the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. Washington Rush (WA) could also be a team to watch after it went 7-0-1 to win its Far West Regional League division. Similar consistency will be needed to make a run at the Blue Division title.
The combination of winning its National Division and finishing second at the National Championships makes Campton United Red (IL) an experienced side that will be a tough matchup for all 19U Girls Red Division teams. Campton became one of the select few teams to record a perfect 7-0-0 record in the National League last season, and it will look to continue that winning streak when league play begins in North Carolina.
Campton won Group B at Nationals, and Group A winner CDA Premier 00 (OH-S) will join Campton in the Red Division this season. CDA won the Midwest Regional Championship before advancing to the semifinals at Nationals, and it will look to cap a long run of success in 2018-19 — beginning with a National League title.
Legends FC South (CA-S) played CDA to a scoreless draw during group play at Nationals after advancing to Frisco as a National League rep with a second-place finish in its division last year. A tiebreaker prevented Legends’ 18 points in league play from being enough to win its group last season, but that number would give it a good shot at finishing on top of the Red Division in 2018-19.
Meanwhile, Greater Seattle Surf 00 (WA) came close to joining the three previously mentioned teams at Nationals, but it came up short in penalties in the final at the Far West Regional Championships. Similarly, Celtic FC 00 Premier (UT) fell in the semifinals of the Far West Regional Championships, in addition to finishing second in its National League division last season. Both sides should be anxious to try to get one of the top two spots in the Red Division and punch a ticket to the 2019 National Championships.
- Sierra Moore (CDA Slammers FC) – Golden Ball, Best XI at the National Championships
- Naya Vialva (Princeton SA) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Alison Wessel (Campton United) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Alyssa Moore (Legends FC South) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Alyssa Oviedo (Princeton SA) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Maya Gordon (Sunrise Sting 2000) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Alondra Carranza (Campton United) – Best XI at the National Championships
- Hannah Rittenhouse (Campton United) – Tied for leading scorer at the Midwest Regional Championships with five goals
- Cydni Turner (Sunrise Sting 2000) – Tied for leading scorer at the Southern Regional Championships with five goals
- Lily Slater (CDA Slammers) – Leading scorer at the Far West Regional Championships with seven goals
2018 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional – 2001/2002 Roster
Midwest Region – Katie Montgomery (Campton United)
South Region – Kayla Fernandez, Liliana Fernandez (Sunrise Sting 2000)