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Tournaments Jun 03, 2016

New Jersey teams claim 7 of 12 Region I Presidents Cup titles

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (Via NJ Youth Soccer) ― This Memorial Day Weekend brought a lot of success to New Jersey teams in the US Youth Soccer Region 1 (East) Presidents Cup. Of the 12 total champions between the ages of U12-U17, seven teams hailed from New Jersey. There were four teams on the boys’ side and three on the girls’ side.  Six of the seven New Jersey champions, advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in July 14-17 as only teams U13 and older can advance to compete in the championship in Tulsa, Okla.

2016 US Youth Soccer Region I Presidents Cup Champions:

Age Group Champion Hometown
Under-12 Boys Rancocas Valley 03/04 Red Devils Eastampton, N.J.
Under-14 Boys Bloomfield Cheetah Thunder Bloomfield, N.J.
Under-15 Boys Kearney Reds Kearny, N.J.
Under-17 Boys Cape Express 98/99 Cape May, N.J.
Under-15 Girls Union SC Crimson Tide Academy Union, N.J.
Under-16 Girls Marlton Lightning Marlton, N.J.
Under-17 Girls Union Lady Dragons Union, N.J.

“The boys and girls teams worked so hard to win on the state level and it was a pleasure to see their success continue at the regional event,” said Buddy Hart, NJYS Games Commissioner.  “We look forward to supporting these teams as they move on to compete for a national title.”

A total of 102 US Youth Soccer teams contended in the 3-day tournament after winning their respective State Presidents Cup events from the 15 states within the Region- Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, New York West, Eastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania West, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. The Presidents Cup Series allows players to compete against the best teams within their state, region, and if possible the nation to be crowned champions.

For complete tournament results for Region I Presidents Cup, click here.

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