Division titles decided at National Cup XVII Mid-Atlantic Regional
SOMERSET, N.J. (Via US Club Soccer) – A total of 141 teams representing 71 clubs from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts competed at the National Cup XVII Mid-Atlantic Regional, June 30-July 3 at PDA Soccer Complex and Morningside Farm.
Twenty-five teams have been awarded Regional championships among 12-U through 19-U boys and girls divisions, which included Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group levels.
The winners from 13-U and older age groups have earned slots to the National Cup XVII Finals, to be held July 20-24 at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo., where they’ll join other 13-U through 19-U boys and girls National Cup XVII Regionals champions and qualifying state cup winners.
Only two clubs won more than bracket: STA (14-U Girls Super Group and 15-U Girls Super Group) and SUSA FC (14-U Girls Premier Group and 16-U Girls Premier Group). SUSA FC’s 16-U Girls Premier Group champion, in particular, is expected to contend at the National Cup XVII Finals, especially after earning as much momentum as the squad did in Somerset, N.J. The ’03 NPL product won all three of its games, averaging nearly six goals per match.
“At the beginning of our season, we set a goal of trying to reach the National Cup Finals tournament,” said Jordi Meijer, NJ Elite Director of Coaching. “By winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional [17-U Girls Super Group], we did just that. We’d like to thank the tournament organization for providing the opportunity and making the right adjustments to the tournament rules due to the weather. The tournament was played on excellent fields and was conducted in a professional manner, giving our and other teams the premier level competition we expect.”
The Mid-Atlantic Regional served as the finale of the National Cup XVII Regionals, which featured six total Regionals over the past four weeks. Up next is the National Cup XVII Finals in Colorado.