68 of 96 Teams Punch Tickets to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
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FRISCO, Texas (June 27, 2015) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 14 champions of the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
2015 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Champions:
||Albion Hurricanes 02 (TX-S)
||SCUFC 01 Elite (SC)
||Tophat 19 Gold (GA)
||Houstonians 2001 (TX-S)
||Tophat 18 Gold (GA)
||# Solar Chelsea Elite 00 (TX-N)
||Dallas Texans 00 Red (TX-N)
||Tophat 17 Gold (GA)
||# 99 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)
||CESA 98 Premier (SC)
||Tampa Bay United 97 Premier (FL)
||# Tophat 16 Gold (GA)
||FC Dallas 98 Premier (TX-N)
||97 Louisiana Fire Navy (LA)
||NASA 15 Elite (GA)
||Tampa Bay United Premier (FL)
||GSA 96 Premier (GA)
# Advances to the National Championships as Region III representative. U-15 Tophat, U-16 Tophat and U-17 Tampa Bay United to represent National League
Georgia led the way with five Region III Championships. Florida, South Carolina, North Texas and South Texas each had two titles, and Louisiana claimed one.
Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship. These Region III Champions will join the 40 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I (East), Region II (Midwest) and Region IV (West) tournaments for the National Championships in Tulsa, Okla., July 21-26.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
The National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Tulsa, Okla.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.
Daily reports and complete results from the US Youth Soccer National Championships are available on http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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