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2018 18U Boys Preview

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18U Boys Full Schedule

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Group A
 

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How they got to Nationals

Baltimore Bays 00 (MD) will compete at the National Championships as the Eastern Regional Championships Representative after reaching the regional final but falling to defending National Champion Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (MD). Baltimore Bays won its group with an undefeated record, tallying nine goals and not allowing a single one. A 1-0 semifinal win allowed Baltimore to play against its fellow Maryland side in the final, and although Baltimore Bays tied up the match after being down 1-0, Baltimore Celtic claimed the win. With Baltimore Celtic representing the National League, Baltimore Bays earned the opportunity to represent the East Region.

National Championship Series History

Region Semifinals: 2017

Region Finals: 2018

2017-18 National League Black: 6th

Player Accolades

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Ryan Belfiore (tied for 5th, 4 goals)

2017 Eastern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Tajhon Willis (tied for 4th, 4 goals)

2018 Eastern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Ryan Belfiore (1st, 6 goals)

Coach

Adam Mizell

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Michigan Jags
 


How they got to Nationals

2017 National Championship semifinalist Michigan Jaguars 00 Green (MI) will be back in Frisco, Texas as the Midwest Regional Champion. Michigan Jaguars won its group after earning three victories and scoring nine goals. A couple of close wins in the semifinal and final rounds allowed Michigan Jaguars to take the regional crown. In its total five games at regionals, the team only allowed three goals.


National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2014, 2015

Region Champs: 2017

2017-18 National League Black: 4th (3-2-1)

2017 National Championships: Semifinalist
 

Player Accolades

2017 Midwest Regional Championships Top Scorers: Alexander Dalou (T-1st)

2018 Midwest Regional Championships Top Scorers: Braydon Walker (1st, 5 goals)

2017 National Championships Top Scorers: Braydon Walker (T-2nd, 3 goals)

2017 National Championships Best 11: Henry Koelling, Braydon Walker

College Programs

Callum Ashmore – Madonna University

Kevin Blossfeld – University of Dayton

Jeremy Coen – Drury University

Dominic Gatson – University of Detroit Mercy

Micheal Jecmen – University of Michigan

Henry Koelling – Carleton College

Luke McDonald – Lafayette College

Jason Mo – University of Michigan

Andrew Nicholsen – Michigan State University

Nikolas Palafox – University of Michigan

Antonio Rizzo – Western Michigan University

Ian Sosenko – Albion College

Luke Stoneback – Connecticut College

Jordan Tirico – Stanford University

Braydon Walker – Saginaw Valley State University

Tyler Welch – Davenport University

Corey White – Indiana Tech

Coach

Dan Diac

 
18UB Michigan Jaguars
 


Davie United
 


How they got to Nationals

Davie United Sharks 2000 (FL) joins the age group at Nationals as the Southern Regional Champion. The Florida side definitely has offensive power as it piled on 18 goals in its three preliminary wins. A high-scoring semifinal win brought Davie United to the regional championship, where it took kicks from the mark to decide the winner after a 2-2 tie in regulation. Davie United nearly had an early ticket to Nationals after placing second in the 2017-18 National League season, finishing just three points behind defending National Champion, Baltimore Celtic.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2016

Region Champs: 2016, 2018

2016-17 National League Black: 3rd (4-1-2)

2017-18 National League Red: 2nd (4-1-1)

2016 National Championships: 4th in group

Player Accolades

2018 Southern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Andoni Garrogericaechebarria (1st, 11 goals), Abel Caputo (T-4th, 3 goals), Luciano Ferreira (T-4th, 3 goals), Luis Mora (T-4th, 3 goals)

College Programs

Tyler Hogan – Florida International University

Ricardo Kibisky – Cornell University

Joaquin Rodriguez – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Coach

Phil Zayas

 

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Downtown LVSC
 


How they got to Nationals

After a few years at the Far West Regional Championships, Downtown LVSC 00 Academy (NV) earned a ticket to the National Championships after taking the 2018 regional crown. Downtown LVSC made it out of its group with a 2-0-1 record, scoring eight goals and allowing two. The Nevada side had to work in the knockout rounds as the quarterfinal match went to kicks from the mark, and the team had to fight back in the semifinal match after being down two goals, scoring three goals to win the game. In the regional championship game, Downtown LVSC came from behind again to claim a 2-1 victory. Downtown LVSC was just four points behind the 2017-18 National League Red Division winner and could have earned the National Championships opportunity through that route. Regardless, it will have to face the National League division winner and defending National Champion, Baltimore Celtic, who is a familiar opponent for Downtown LVSC.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2015, 2016, 2018

Region Champs: 2018

2017-18 National League Red: 3rd (4-2-0)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Nitai Bettam, Juan Estrada, Julian Herrera, Ethan Kovach, John Lynam, Blake Malone, Jacob Mays, Corrigan Neville, Grant Smyth, Dylan Soresman, Vincent Turk

College Programs

Patrick Falkensammer – University of La Verne

John Lynam – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jacob Mays – Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges

Corrigan Neville – Loyola Marymount University

Grant Smyth – Notre Dame de Namur University

Dylan Soresman – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Vincent Turk – Howard University

Coach

Liam Connors

 

18UB Downtown LVSC


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How they got to Nationals

Washington Premier 2000 (WA) booked its ticket to Nationals by winning the National League Black Division. The team accumulated a 5-0-1 record, scoring 12 goals and allowing five. Washington Premier won all of its victories by one or two goals, showing that the team knows how to get the job done in close competition. Washington Premier certainly made a jump from the 2016-17 National League season after finishing sixth in its division and will head to Nationals as a fresh face in its age group.

National Championship Series History

2016-17 National League Blue: 6th

2017-18 National League Black: 1st (5-0-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Jared Butler, Ethan Carlson, Derek Carpenter, Liam Cashmore, Alex Comfort, Gilbert De La Luz, Owen Ebner, Ryan Griffith, Jacob Keasler, Tyco Libes, Brandon Limes, David Mansfied, Teyj Menon

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Zakery Gregg (T-4th, 5 goals)

College Programs

Ethan Carlson – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus

Ryan Griffith – Pacific Lutheran University

Coach

Kevin Skinner

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How they got to Nationals

West Coast FC Armour (CA-S) returns to Frisco for the second year after taking home the National League Blue Division. The Cal South side went undefeated in all six of its games and generated a total of 27 goals, the most goals scored by any of the 32 18U Boys teams. West Coast is a regular in the National Championship Series as it has experienced a few years of the Far West Regional Championships and National League. After finishing third in its group at the 2017 National Championships, West Coast will look to improve and go for the national title.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2017

Regional Quarterfinals: 2015, 2016, 2017

2016-17 National League Blue: 1st (6-1-0)

2017-18 National League Blue: 1st (6-0-0)

2017 National Championships: 3rd in group

Player Accolades

2015 Far West Regional Championships Top Scorers: Blake Bowen

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Kyle Carey (1st, 11 goals), Angel Morales-Montalvo (T-2nd, 7 goals)

2017 National Championships Top Scorers: Kyle Carey (T-2nd, 3 goals)

2017 National Championships Best 11: Kevyn Lopez

College Programs

Nicholas Aquino – Concordia University Irvine

Nicholas Barrera – Whittier College

Blake Bowen – San Diego State University

Kyle Carey – Loyola Marymount University

Zachary Howard – University of California, Santa Barbara

Max Roetcisoender – Oral Roberts University

Justin Stephen – Boston University

Mitchell Wilson – Loyola Marymount University

Coach Info

Neil Armour

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How they got to Nationals

The 2017 National Champion, Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (MD), is back in Frisco to do it all again and defend its title. Baltimore Celtic earned its way back to Nationals by going 5-0-1 to win the National League Red Division. The Maryland side was close behind West Coast FC Armour in goals by scoring 25 and allowing five. Its only draw came against Davie United Sharks who will also compete at Nationals in the other group of the 18U Boys age group, so it’s possible the two teams could meet again. Baltimore Celtic also warmed up for the National Championships by making a run for the 2018 Eastern Regional Championships. The team slipped past the semifinal round after the game went to kicks from the mark, and in the regional final, Baltimore Celtic defeated fellow Maryland opponent, Baltimore Bays, 2-1.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Region Champs: 2014, 2017, 2018

2017-18 National League Red: 1st (5-0-1)

2016-17 National League Blue: 2nd (5-0-2)

2015-16 National League Red: 4th (3-4-0)

2014-15 National League Red: 1st (5-0-2)

2014 National Championships: 3rd Place

2015 National Championships: Group Stage (0-0-3)

2017 National Championships: Champions

Player Accolades

2017 Eastern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Justin Gielen (1st, 8 goals) Brandon Knapp (tied for 5th, 3 goals), Herson Morales (tied for 5th, 3 goals)

2018 Eastern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Justin Gielen (tied for 2nd, 4 goals), Benjamin Stitz (tied for 2nd, 4 goals), Devin McCarthy (tied for 3rd, 3 goals)

2015 National Championships Top Scorers: Luke Davis (tied for 2nd)

2017 National Championships Top Scorers: Justin Gielen (1st, 6 goals), Benjamin Stitz (T-2nd, 3 goals)

2017 National Championships Golden Ball: Justin Gielen

2017 National Championships Golden Glove: Ryan Miller (MD)

2017 National Championships Best 11: Tyler Collins, Justin Gielen

College Programs

Tyler Collins – U.S. Naval Academy

Luke Davis – U.S. Naval Academy

Anthony Dragisics – Villanova University

Jordan Ehart – University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Abdalrahman El Masry – Shepherd University

Justin Gielen – University of Maryland, College Park

Andrew Holt – Niagara University

Anant Johnson – Endicott College

Brandon Knapp – St. John’s University (New York)

Brian Lenzer – Johns Hopkins University

Devin McCarthy – College of William and Mary

Ryan Miller – St. John’s University (New York)

Herson Morales – Johns Hopkins University

David Owens – Mount St. Mary’s University

Andrew Privett – Pennsylvania State University

Nicholas Richardson – University of Maryland, College Park

Benjamin Stitz – University of Pennsylvania

Coach

Barry Stitz


Sparta UT
 

National League White: Sparta 00 JK (UT)

How they got to Nationals

After earning its second National League title, Sparta 00 JK (UT) will compete at the National Championships once again. Throughout the National League season, Sparta went 4-1-1 with only one point separating Sparta from the second place contender. After a few shutouts and a few close ones, Sparta made it through to Nationals. Sparta will definitely know what to expect at Nationals as it finished third in its group in 2017 and made it to the semifinals in 2016. With its years of experience in the National League as well as the Far West Regional Championships, Sparta is bound to put on a show.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

2014 Far West Regional Championships: Semifinals

2015 Far West Regional Championships: Finalists

2014-15 National League Red: 4th (4-3-0)

2015-16 National League Red: 2nd (5-2-0)

2016-17 National League White: 1st (5-1-1)

2017-18 National League White: 1st (4-1-1)

2017 National Championships: 3rd in group

2016 National Championships: Semifinalists

Player Accolades

State ODP: Brandon Cervantes, Carlos Brambilia, Easton Harryman, Brennan Neeley, Zach Farnsworth, David Gaspar, Casey Lambert, Arturo Martin, Kevin Lopes, Dalton Gibson

Region ODP: Easton Harryman, Zach Farnsworth, Brandon Cervantes, Dalton Gibson, Casey Lambert, David Gaspar

2015 Far West Regional Championships Top Scorer: Brandon Cervantes (T-3rd)

2016-17 National League Top Scorer: Fabian Gonzalez Limones (T-5th)

2017-18 National League Top Scorer: Max Bingman (3rd, 6 goals)

2017 National Championships Best 11: Easton Harryman

2016 National Championships Best 11: Brandon Cervantes

Coach

Justus Koelliker

 
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