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Sporting Wichita Crowned National Presidents Cup CHAMPIONS

 
 

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (July 15, 2018) – After four days of play, champion teams were decided Sunday at the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup finals in Westfield, Ind.

2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions

Age Group Champion
13U Boys Soltilo FC (CA-S)
13U Girls FC Nova Elite 05 (ID)
14U Boys Central California Aztecs 04 (CA-S)
14U Girls LVSA 04 White (NV)
15U Boys 03 Sporting Wichita Elite (KS)
15U Girls IP Aces Blue (IL)
16U Boys VE Green Gunners (PA-E)
16U Girls Mutiny FC 02 White (TX-N)
17U Boys 7 Elite Academy 01 South (UT)
17U Girls Chicago Rush Select (IL)
18U Boys Iowa Rush (IA)
18U Girls Green White SC (IL)


The winning teams were among 48 participating US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams in the 13U through 18U age groups that came from all over the country to compete for a national title.

Nine different State Associations were represented among the champions. The West Region teams took home five titles with two winners from Cal South and one each from Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The Midwest Region was also represented by five champions with three from Illinois and one each from Kansas as well as Iowa. The East Region had one champion from Eastern Pennsylvania, and the South Region also had one from North Texas.

Final Match Highlights:

15U Boys
03 Sporting Wichita Elite (KS) defeated Heat FC 02 AS (NV) in kicks from the mark to crowned the 15U Boys National Presidents Cup Champions!

Before the shootout, both sides had scored three goals each. Sporting Wichita opened up the scoring in the 13th minute as a corner kick led to a volley from Muntader Almaliky, but Heat FC retaliated immediately with a goal from Alan Lopez two minutes later. Sporting Wichita went into halftime with a 2-1 lead as Almaliky scored his third goal of the event. Seven minutes into the second half, Jair Coronel leveled the game and Omar Coronel stole the lead for Heat FC with his goal shortly after. Just as the game was about to end in Heat FC’s favor, Sporting Wichita’s Jackson Heckart tied up the match for the third time, taking the two teams to overtime. In kicks from the mark, Jonathan Jacquez came up big with the last save, allowing Sporting Wichita to claim the win.

 

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Sporting Wichita Jonathan Jacquez WIN

 

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FRISCO, Texas (July 17, 2018) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards.

Players selected to receive each award earned the recognition through their play at the 2018 National Presidents Cup, which took place July 12-15 at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Ind. In each of the 13U through 18U Boys and Girls age groups, the Golden Boot is awarded to the top goal-scorer and the Golden Glove is awarded to the goalkeeper with the most Best 11 votes.

2018 National Presidents Cup | Golden Boot Award Winners

Age Group Name Team
13U Boys Roberto Morales FC Dallas RGV 05 Red (TX-S)
13U Girls Samantha Smith FC Nova Elite 05 (ID)
14U Boys Jose Lopez Central California Aztecs 04 (CA-S)
14U Girls Alysia Aspiazu LVSA 04 White (NV)
15U Boys Omar Coronel Heat FC 03 AS (NV)
15U Girls Avery Larson IP Aces Blue (IL)
16U Boys Sebastian Ramirez Heat FC 02 GR (NV)
16U Girls Heidi Smith LVPSA 02 Red (NV)
17U Boys Ben Simister 7 Elite Academy 01 South (UT)
17U Girls Brooke Brodzinski Chicago Rush Select (IL)
18U Boys Cole Vincent Iowa Rush (IA)
18U Girls Dylan Van Fleet Green White SC (IL)


2018 National Presidents Cup | Golden Glove Award Winners

Age Group Name Team
13U Boys Elias Cardenas Soltilo FC (CA-S)
13U Girls Katherine Southard FC Nova Elite 05 (ID)
14U Boys Christian Canales ASA PGSA REAL BARZA 04 (MD)
14U Girls Madisen Berg LVSA 04 White (NV)
15U Boys Jonathan Jacquez 03 Sporting Wichita Elite (KS)
15U Girls Lilly Collins IP Aces Blue (IL)
16U Boys Johan Rodriques VE Green Gunners (PA-E)
16U Girls Rachel Bump Mutiny FC 02 White (TX-N)
17U Boys Alex Noser Chicago Rush 2001 Select (IL)
17U Girls Gabrielle Dolan Rage United Comets (PA-E)
18U Boys Brandon Merritt Iowa Rush (IA)
18U Girls Lily Foster Sting Timbers 00/01 (ID)


The event featured 48 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams in the 13U through 18U age groups that earned their way to the National Presidents Cup via success in their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Presidents Cup events.

Click here to see which teams claimed National Presidents Cup titles and recap the action from the championship games in Westfield.

The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup offers teams the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.

For more information on the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/Presidents-Cup

Note:  The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

U15 Sporting Wichita National Presidents Cup Golden Glove Winner

 

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