Super Y League North American Finals Preview: U-16 Girls

Age Group Previews: U-14 Girls | U-14 Boys

(Via Super Y League) – A chance to win a second consecutive U16 Girls’ title at the North American Super Y League Finals is on the line for Washington Spirit Academy VA.

The Spirit Academy claimed the U16 title in 2015 with a 1-0 win against the Northern Virginia Majestics, and they return for the 2016 edition of the SYL Finals after finishing 8-0-2 in league play during the summer.

For the U16 Girls’ tournament, there are three groups – Group A, Group B and Group C – comprised of four teams each, while the U14 Boys’ competition features four groups – Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D – also comprised of four teams each. The tournaments will be played from Dec. 9-13 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Across all groups for the U16 competitions in Bradenton, 18 players who competed in the summer were named to the 2016 SYL National Player Pool.

Teams will play each team in the group once. There will be five game slots each day: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. Competing in the North American Finals is another great opportunity to be placed in the SYL National Pool for a chance to participate in the USL Experience, hosted by the United Soccer League’s San Antonio FC, in April 2017.

Group play will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while the semifinals kick off on Monday. The finals will cap off the five-day format on Tuesday.

Group A

ACYS Spirit United
2016 Record: 4-3-1
Goals For: 20
Goals Against: 22
Top Scorers: Isabelle Kadzban (7), Gabrielle Pickos (4), Julia Murdoch (3)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Isabelle Kadzban, Phoebe Fowler, Alexandra Myers

DDYSC Wolves
2016 Record: 6-2-1
Goals For: 37
Goals Against: 13
Top Scorers: Lena Schaefer (10), Maggie Carlton (3), Autumn Carter/Emma Rose (2)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Maya Karkare, Nora Sampson
2015 SYL Finals Appearance

FCV Annandale Premier Loudoun
2016 Record: 4-2-2
Goals For: 7
Goals Against: 3
Top Scorer: Bryana Lawlor (2)

Washington Spirit Academy VA
2016 Record: 8-0-2
Goals For: 55
Goals Against: 5
Top Scorers: Rachel Jackson/Camryn Taylor (7), Niara Sapp/Caleigh Garcia/Rachel Andrzejewski (6)
2015 SYL Finals Champion

Group B

Atlanta Fire United 00
2016 Record: 5-4-0
Goals For: 27
Goals Against: 23
Top Scorers: Aliah Kitchens (12), Caroline Hiott (4), Amanda Mikus (2)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Caroline Hiott
2015 SYL Finals Appearance

Calvert Elite
2016 Record: 5-5-0
Goals For: 18
Goals Against: 18
Top Scorer: Anita Pope (5)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Madison Beavers

FCV Annandale Elite Loudoun
2016 Record: 9-0-0
Goals For: 38
Goals Against: 2
Top Scorers: Brianna Robinson/Keira Shoup (7), Valerie Watson (4)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Keira Shoup

Midwest United FC 1
2016 Record: 8-0-2
Goals For: 39
Goals Against: 6
Top Scorers: Madison Dudley (6), Macy Hollingsworth/Elizabeth Williams (3)

Group C

Atlanta Fire United 01
2016 Record: 6-0-1
Goals For: 34
Goals Against: 7
Top Scorers: Shea Bonacci (10), Payton Gulley/Maddison Bondon (5), Sofia Black (4)
2015 SYL Finals Appearance

FC Florida
2016 Record: 7-0-0
Goals For: 33
Goals Against: 6
Top Scorers: Tianna Hogan (9), Jennifer Jacobs (4), Isabella Alfaro/Phoenix Morone/Victoria Pomarico (2)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Phoenix Morone

Midwest United 2
2016 Record: 7-3-0
Goals For: 31
Goals Against: 20
Top Scorers: Faith Mulder (13), Jenna Little (5), Breanna Coval (4)
2016 National Player Pool Selections: Cami Rushlau, Credence White

Northern Virginia Soccer Club
2016 Record: 5-4-1
Goals For: 21
Goals Against: 24
Top Scorers: Alexeis Kirnos (4), Alexa Balsamo (3), Chloe White (2)