U13 Majestics at Super Y-League FinalsU16 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.
Majestics Super Y-League Concludes 2015 Regular Season Northern Virginia Youth Teams Await North American Finals Selections
Following another successful summer, the Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC) Majestics youth teams completed the 2015 Super Y-League (SYL) season last week, playing in over 250 matches from June through the second week of August. The club earned several automatic championship spots for the SYL North American Finals to be held this December in Bradenton, Florida, by virtue of winning their respective divisions outright. Addtional Majestics boy's and girl's teams are expected to qualify for the SYL Championships based on division records and specific age group allocations in the coming weeks.
All Northern Virginia Majestics SYL team qualifications will be specifically announced here following formal United Soccer Leagues (USL) confirmation and invitation. Currently, two boy’s teams and two girl’s teams will represent Northern Virginia at the continental tournament, nabbing bids in their respective age groups from 2015 Super Y-League division titles.
The Northern Virginia FC Majestics Super Y-League program spans the Annadale United Majestics FC, the Northern Virginia Majestics, and the Virginia Majestics FTF boy's and girl's club teams.
The 2015 SYL North American Finals continues as one of the most important youth events annually, with teams once again competing for GotSoccer ranking points as individual players showcase their skills for top college coaches from throughout the country. The event also serves as an important identification opportunity for the Super Y League’s U.S. Soccer-sanctioned Regional Scouting Series program.
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 VirginiaThe 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.