Midway through the 2014 Super Y-League (SYL) season, the U13 Northern Virginia Majestics suddenly found themselves in a precarious position, dropping two tough games to fall in the Mid Atlantic standings while enduring the oppressive July heat. Summoning a sense of fortitude and grit, the young Majestics roared back to go undefeated in the final five games and earn the last remaining division spot in the SYL North American Finals to be held this December.
The U13 Majestics finished with a 8-3-1 record to nab third place in the competitive Mid Atlantic. Fellow North American Finals qualifiers and Northern Virginia FC sister teams Annandale United Majestics (11-0-1) and Virginia Alliance (8-2-2) finished just ahead at first and second respectively to earn trips to Florida this winter.
Coached by Marie Schweitzer and Eber Martinez, the U13 Majestics are bound for their second trip in as many years to the North American Finals. In 2013, the Northern Virginia youngsters burst into the Super Y-League with a perfect 10-0-0 season record. The talented Majestics advanced through the championship tournament before falling 2-0 to FC America (Florida) in the semifinal match.
The U13 Majestics scored 31 goals over the summer while only surrendering 12 and finished the season with three consecutive shutouts to highlight their stingy defense.
The 2014 SYL North American Finals will be one of the year’s most important youth events, 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 Olympic Development Program.
Northern Virginia Football Club is comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (male), Northern Virginia Majestics (female), Virginia Alliance (male and female), Virginia Hammers (boys), and Annandale United Majestics (girls) USL teams. The club was represented by both 16 players in SYL ODP Camp pool and nine teams in the 2013 North American Finals. Northern Virginia FC was named the number one Super Y-League club in North America in 2010, a ranking system that combines team performance, division championships, and club operations.