U10 and U11 Northern Virginia SC Girls Earn Perfect Season
U10 Majestics FTF Boys Also Win Division Championship
After one of the hottest area summers since the Super Y-League (SYL) inception in 1999, the youngest members of the Northern Virginia girls program have nothing but fond memories heading into the fall. The U10 and U11 Northern Virginia Soccer Club (NVSC) Girls each completed perfect seasons to claim outright Mid Atlantic Division Championships in their respective age groups.
Not to be outdone in their own bracket, the U10 Majestics FTF Boys won the seven-team Mid Atlantic Division with a 9-1-1 record. The Majestics Boys scored 59 goals over their eleven game season to earn bragging rights in the U10 standings.
Led by head coach Justin O'Shell and assistant coach Nicole Schweitzer, the Northern Virginia U10 girls boasted a 8-0-0 record over a season that included four shut-out wins. The upstart NVSC offense averaged over six goals per game while backed by a stingy defense that allowed only seven goals for the year. A testament to the impressive defense and goalkeeping, the Northern Virginia U10s had only surrendered a single goal at the midpoint of the season, outscoring their opponents 26-1 at the halfway point of the summer.
U16 Majestics Finish as Super Y-League National Finalists
Northern Virginia Squad Advances for Third Straight Year
Excerpts taken from SYLSoccer.com
Although Tuesday's final ultimately didn't produce the desired outcome, the U16 Northern Virginia Majestics walk away from their fourth Super Y-League (SYL) North American Finals with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. For the third year in a row, the young Majestics advanced out of the group stage of the tournament and into the playoff rounds, including two back-to-back appearances in the final match.
Led every year of their existence by head coach Jimmy Toms, the upstart squad has qualified for the SYL Championships each year since the U12 level in 2012. The U16 Majestics fell just short of the 2015 title as the Washington Spirit Academy edged them out 1-0 courtesy of a late goal in the waning moments of the match.
Northern Virginia opened the game brightly, and both Imani McGee and Samantha Gordon came close to opening the scoring early. Jackson had Washington’s first good chance in the 20th minute as she hit a turning shot from the right side of the penalty area to the near post, but the goalkeeper saved well.
For the most-part, though, the defenses remained on top. While McGee often threatened for Northern Virginia down the flank, Ella Callahan was solid in goal for Washington as she claimed numerous crosses into her penalty area, and made a good save to keep the game scoreless 10 minutes into the second half when Kristina Toms fired a shot from distance that was headed to the top-right corner.
Northern Virginia Ranked 13th in North America
Royals, Majestics, and VA Alliance Again Garner Super Y-League Honors
United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced earlier this month the final Super Y-League (SYL) First and Second-11 Club rankings for the 2011 regular season, recognizing the league’s top clubs on a competitive and administrative basis. Northern Virginia Royals (boys) and Majestics (girls) youth soccer teams, together with partner club VA Alliance, earned thirteenth place overall of the 110 Super Y-league clubs in North America.
With the 2011 ranking, Northern Virginia finished in the top twenty Super Y-League rankings for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, the Northern Virginia Royals program landed a number ten spot in separate First-11 Club honors for their success the past season.
Taking top honors across both the boys and girls divisions were MPS Bulldogs/Renegades Soccer Club from Boston, Massachussetts as the club accumulated a total of 93.97 points. The Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals grabbed the prestigious number one ranking a two years ago with a score of 81.80 for the 2009 season.
Northern Virginia FC in the Community
Royals and Majestics Lead Development in Northern Virginia
The Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC) was established in 1997 as a member of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL). While the USISL has gone through realignments and subsequent name changes over the years, NOVA FC has also adapted and grown to meet the needs of the Northern Virginia soccer community.
As USISL evolved through the years into what is now known as the United Soccer Leagues (USL), it has developed a full top-to-bottom approach in fostering soccer development in North America. Partnered with U.S. Soccer and the Canadian Soccer Federation, the USL has perfected a club structure tailored to the progressive expansion of soccer on the continent. NOVA FC has embraced this complete club model structure and focuses exclusively on development at all levels to promote the beautiful game.