Rochester Youth Soccer Association teams recently completed their 2002 traveling summer league with a strong showing at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association State Tournament. Ten RYSA traveling teams qualified to compete in the tournament last week by winning their leagues or winning at the district tournament.
The 13C1 girls coached by David Dawson, the 15C2 girls coached by Alan Bentley, the 16C1 girls coached by Greg Christner, and the 16C1 boys coached by Mark McNiven participated in the state tournament. The 14C3 girls coached by Mike Ross, the 15C1 boys coached by Deb Armstrong, and the 17C1 boys coached by Tim Fairclough all placed second in the state championship. The 13C1 girls coached by John Endicott, the 14C1 girls coached by Jake Donze, and the 14C2 boy, coached by Tom Lawrence, won their championship matches.
Three RYSA teams qualified to play in the MYSA premier league in 2003: the U 13 girls team coached by John Endicott, the U 13 boys team coached by Jeff Cabalka, and the U 14 girls team coached by Jake Donze. Only the top six teams at each age level qualify to play in the MYSA Premier League each year.
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RYSA is especially proud of the six RYSA teams that were recognized with the OATHS award for sportsmanship. They were the U 11C1 boys coached by Tom Giordano, the U 12C1 boys coached by Tony Birch, the U 12C2 boys coached by John Resman, the U 13 Premier boys coached by Jeff Cabalka, the U 13C1 girls coached by John Endicott, and the U 13C2 girls coached by Mike Ohara. There were only 20 teams, out of 760 eligible teams from the state of Minnesota, recognized by MYSA with this award. Teams were selected by receiving the highest ratings from referees on the sportsmanship of their players, coaches and fans at each game. Teams were recognized with sportsmanship pins and a 6 foot party sub from Subway.
More RYSA team reports:
Rochester Galaxy boys U 16 Classic 1 soccer team wrapped up its season by winning the district tournament and advancing to state. The team finished 16 5 6 in league, tournament and state play. Highlights of the season included placing first in the U 17 19 bracket at the Rochester Memorial Day tournament, winning the opening round bracket of the USA Cup, and finishing second in league play. Team members: Pete Bartleson, Max DeGroen, Nathan Eckberg, Elsadek Elnimeiry, Pat Fossey, Aaron Good, Dustin Harford, Derek Kestila, Drew Lueders, Hugh McGregor, Jordan McNiven, Wade Piazza, Brandon Schlichter, Adam Schmelzer, Joe Sluhoski, Mohammad Tageldin and Kyle Textor. Bartleson.
Rochester Cosmos U 16 finished second in the Tony’s Cup tournament July 12 14 in Blaine. The Cosmos beat Appleton, Wis., 3 2; Arden Hills, Minn., 2 0; The Canadian Flames 4 0; White Bear Lake, Minn., 6 2; Lourdes Celtics from Ireland 1 0. The team lost the championship game to Darien, Ill. after regulation time, two overtimes, and a six man shootout.
The Rochester Hurricanes U 14C3 team was first runner up in the district playoffs on July 21.
Team members: Dan Armstead, Justin Brooks Sorensen, Alex Camilleri, Peter Constantian, Daniel Eckberg, Alex Higano, Daniel Jensen, Tracy Kelly, Usman Khan, John Sand, Jade Schisser, JD Smith, Sean Sutter, Thomas Wadkins, Chris White, Kevin White, Eric Nippoldt and David Marcella. Mike Armstead Coach and Assistant coaches were Tom Sand and Eric Eckberg. Team Manager Josephine Camilleri.
The Rochester Raptors U 13 Classic 1 girls soccer team won the Chevy Cup/Minnesota Youth Soccer Association State Tournament championship recently with a 3 1 win over Champlin Dayton. The Raptors scored midway through the first half before Champlin Dayton tied it at 1 1 early in the second half. With about 10 minutes remaining, the Raptors got a header goal to take a 2 1 lead, and they scored an insurance goal in the last minute for the 3 1 victory.
The state championship capped a 26 6 5 season for the Raptors. They also were South District regular season champs, won the Rochester Memorial Day Tournament and the Lakeville Pan O Prog Invitational, qualified for the U 14 Premier League, and were the recipients of the U 13 Premier/Classic 1 OATHS (Outstanding Ambassadors to Teams Honoring Sportsmanship) award. Beed, Ashleigh Betha, Lauren Claeys, BreAnna Ean, Dani Fischer, Katherine Flesher, Laura Hansen, Allie Harwood, Kristen Herges, Emily Jacobson, Shannon Kelley, Tori Koleski, Molly Miller, Ana Norell, Emalee Sparks, and Kate Trenerry. The Raptors are coached by John Endicott and assisted by Margo Koleski and Max Trenerry. Team manager is Dave Jacobson.
The Javanon soccer team, playing in RYSA boys U15 Classic 1 division, completed its season with surprising success. After finishing undefeated in the south district of the MYSA traveling soccer program, the Javanon team was automatically passed through the district tournament to the state finals at the National Sports Center, Blaine.
The Javanon scored 40 goals during league games, while keepers Pascal Venter and David Kurland managed to block all but 13 goals. Throughout the summer season, the Javanon team, led by co captains Mark Zietlow and Andy Armstrong, scored 79 goals by 12 individuals. Their opponents only managed to score 41goals all summer. Leading the goals for the Javanon team were Andy Armstrong, Mark Zeitlow, and Colt McCoy.
“There’s no way we could have accomplished what we did without the tremendous teamwork displayed by these guys,” said head coach Deb Armstrong. “What an incredible year! When they gave me the team, I was told the best I could hope for was a 50/50 outcome. These boys put their heads and skills together to become a real team and took it all the way to the state championship game.”
“Everyone did their part on the field and off,” added coach Armstrong.
The team competed in three tournaments, claiming one first place and two second place trophies, with two of them ending in shoot outs.
Javanon went into the final games undefeated in the state tournament as well. After several game cancellations and rescheduling, the team played its final game of the state tournament, finishing second.