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Youth Boys Jun 23, 2012

Region III teams punch tickets to the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Rock Hill SC

US Youth Soccer has announced the 14 champions of the 2012 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships presented by National Guard, and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

2012 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Champions
Girls
Under-13   (GA)   NASA 17 Elite (Kennesaw)
Under-14   (TN)    TNFC 98 Azzurri  (Franklin)
Under-15   (TX-N)  Sting 97  (Dallas)
Under-16   (SC)   CESA 95 Premier  (Greenville)
Under-17   (SC)   CESA 94 Premier  (Greenville)
Under-18   (TN)   Brentwood 94 Premier  (Brentwood)
Under-19   (FL)   CCSC SOL  (Fleming Island)
Boys
Under-13   (TX-N)   Dallas Texans (Dallas)
Under-14   (FL)   Sunrise Elite 97/98  (Sunrise)
Under-15   (FL)   SAA Real Madrid Miami  (Miami)
Under-16   (SC)   CESA 95 Premier (Greenville)
Under-17   (TX-N)   Solar Chelsea 95 (Dallas)
Under-18   (FL)   Florida Rush Nike (Ocoee)
Under-19   (GA)   GSA 93 Phoenix Red  (Lilburn)
These teams, in the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups, now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the national championships. These Region III Champions will join the 12 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I, Region II and Region IV tournaments for the National Championships in Rock Hill, S.C., July 24-29.Florida led the way in Region III, sending four teams from four different clubs to the National Championships. South Carolina will send three teams to Rock Hill while North Texas and Tennessee will each send two teams.  Georgia will round off the group by sending one team.

The National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Rock Hill, S.C.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 60 teams.

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