Region I punches final tickets to complete field of 96 teams for the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas
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FRISCO, Texas (July 7, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 18 champions of the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) 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.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Champions
Under-12 8v8 Girls: Allegheny Force FC (PA-W)
Under-12 Girls: SDFC Galaxy Yellow (NJ)
Under-13 Girls: NJ Rush 02 Blue (NJ)
Under-14 Girls: BRYC 01 Elite (VA)
Under-15 Girls: HBC Impact 00 (NY-E)
Under-16 Girls: Syracuse Development Academy 99/00 (NY-W)
Under-17 Girls: Beadling Bulldogs (PA-W)
Under-18 Girls: Syracuse Development Academy 97/98 (NY-W)
Under-19 Girls: McLean 96 Green (VA)
Under-12 8v8 Boys: Bethesda SC Blue (MD)
Under-12 Boys: Cedar Stars Academy (NJ)
Under-13 Boys: SDA (NY-W)
Under-14 Boys: Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD)
# FCV Ashburn Elite 01 (VA)*
Under-15 Boys: LMSC Sabertooth Rats (PA-E)
Under-16 Boys: Loudoun Red (VA)
Under-17 Boys: Pipeline Black (MD)
Under-18 Boys: Lehigh Valley United 97 (PA-E)
# Dix Hill Elite (NY-E)*
Under-19 Boys: Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (NY-E)
#Advance to the National Championships as Region I Representative. Under-14 Boys Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD) and Under-18 Boys Lehigh Valley United 97 (PA-E) to represent the US Youth Soccer National League.
Virginia, New York – West, New Jersey and Maryland all claimed three titles. PA West, Eastern New York and Eastern Pennsylvania all won two.
Regional Champions and representatives 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 I Champions will join the 40 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) tournaments for the National Championships in Frisco, Texas, July 25-31.
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 Frisco, Texas.
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.
This year, live broadcasts of games will be available from the championships on the official website, along with daily reports and complete results.
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