Northern Virginia Earns Six SYL National ODP Selections
Majestics, Royals, and VA Alliance Honored at North American Combine
The United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League announced its 2013 Boys and Girls Olympic Development Camp Select Teams the previous week, honoring the players in the 96/97 and 98/99 age groups that had standout performances at the annual SYL ODP National Camp that was held this past month at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Northern Virginia FC, comprised of the Northern Virginia Majestics, Northern Virginia Royals, and Virginia Alliance SYL programs, earned an impressive five spots within the two age groups.
Royals defender Antonio Mosqueira was the only Northern Virginia representative honored on the Boys National ODP selection list for 2013, nabbing a spot on the U15/U16 Select A Team.
On the girls side, Northern Virginia placed two players on both the ODP Select A and Select B teams in the U13/U14 age group. Majestics goalkeeper Alexis Dean and VA Alliance forward Breanna Mitchell grabbed spots on the National A Team while Alliance midfielder Rayven Conner and Majestic defender Erika Smith earned National B Team accolades. Northern Virginia Majestic midfielder Sara Wilson also garnered national attention as she was chosen to the ODP National B Team in the U15/U16 age group.
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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 Gains National ODP Honors
Royals, Majestics, and NOVA FC Earn 30 National Camp Player Selections
Taken from USLSoccer.com
United Soccer Leagues announced today the player selections for the Super Y-League’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Camps to be held at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida next February. Northern Virginia FC is well represented on the list of chosen attendees, claiming thirty spots in the national elite pool.
Each nominated player has been identified as one of the top players in their birth year, and among the top 2% of players in the previous 2010 Super Y-League season.
The Super Y-League ODP camp represents an elite group of players coming together to display their soccer talent and work ethic to collegiate and national team scouts. The ODP focus groups this year will be for the top players (216 Girls & 216 Boys) born in either 1994/1995 or 1996/1997. The additional lists showing those players born in 1992 & 1993 are posted to recognize the top players from those birth years. That list will be promoted to over 1,000 colleges as well as to the USSF National Staff or the Canadian Soccer Association.
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Northern Virginia Gains High Rankings in North America
Royals/Majestics Third, NOVA FC Eighteenth in Super Y-League Rankings
United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced earlier this week the Super Y-League (SYL) First and Second-11 Club rankings for the 2010 regular season, recognizing the league’s top clubs on a competitive and administrative basis. Northern Virginia Royals (boys) and Majestics (girls) youth soccer teams garnered the third spot on the list and partner club NOVA FC earned eighteenth place, finishing near the top of the 88 Super Y-league clubs in North America.
Taking top honors across both the boys and girls divisions were Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club from British Columbia, Canada as the club accumulated a total of 79.39 points. The Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals grabbed the prestigious number one ranking a year ago with a score of 81.80 for the 2009 season.
Northern Virginia Earns First Championship Bid of 2010
U14 Majestics to Defend North American Super Y-League Title in Tampa
With two games remaining in the 2010 Super Y-League South Atlantic regular season, the U14 Northern Virginia Majestics guaranteed themselves a return trip to Tampa following a 2-0 defeat of instate rival Richmond Kickers. The young Majestics return to the North American Finals after going undefeated at the tournament a year ago to claim the Super Y-League continental title at the U13 age group.
The U14 Majestics claimed an automatic spot into the United Soccer Leagues Youth North American Finals following two winning results this week, knocking off Fredericksburg 3-0 on Tuesday evening before beating the Kickers on the following afternoon. With two berths awarded to the U14 South Atlantic Division, the wins guaranteed the Majestics a first or second place finish in the grouping.
Northern Virginia currently remains in a tie with Richmond for first place atop the division in points, however the upstart Majestics hold both a head-to-head advantage and a game in-hand over the Kickers. The Majestics also hold a healthy thirty-two goal differential advantage in the division, assuring them the top seed with a win in either of their two remaining games.
Majestics Named to Girls U13 All-Tournament Team
Northern Virginia’s Chapman and Kestel Earn SYL Honors
Taken from USLSoccer.com
United Soccer Leagues announced today the Super Y-League All-Tournament Team Selections for the U13 Girls North American Finals, which were held Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24 at Ed Radice Soccer Complex in Northwest Tampa, Florida. Majestics Maggie Chapman and Jordan Kestel earned recognition on the elite list for their performance over the five-day tournament.
The Northern Virginia Majestics championed the U13 Girls Division with a 3-1 win over Rage SC in the final.
A deep squad, the Majestics got eight goals and two assists from Annah Lindberg and Jewel Christian. But it was Chapman, who handed out six assists during the tournament that caught the eye of the scouts. She earned a vote in each match she played, with the exception of the semifinal. In that match, Lindberg stood out by netting a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Coastal WFC. The second Majestic’s player voted to the All-Tournament Team was defender Jordan Kestel, who earned a vote in both the semifinal and championship matches.
U13 Majestics Claim North American Title
Northern Virginia Downs Rage SC, Lindberg Named Tournament MVP
The U13 Northern Virginia Majestics surged past Rage SC 3-1 to lay claim to the Super Y-League (SYL) North American Championship title yesterday at Ed Radice Soccer Complex in Tampa, Florida. An early strike by Majestic Jewel Christian and a pair of goals from teammate Annah Lindberg proved enough to triumph over the Rage (Pennsylvania) in the hard-fought final match. Lindberg was named SYL Tournament MVP for her efforts throughout the four-day tournament featuring the top SYL clubs in the United States and Canada.
The North American tournament title capped a perfect 17-0-0 season for Northern Virginia in the squad’s first SYL season.
The U13 victory marks the third SYL North American Championship title brought home by the Majestics. Northern Virginia previously won the U18 SYL National Championship in 2001 and U19 SYL Continental Championship in 2005.
Northern Virginia Sends Nine Teams to North American Finals
Royals, Majestics, NOVA FC Teams Head to Super Y-League Championships
In unprecedented fashion, the Northern Virginia Football Club earned five bids to the North American Finals from results on the last day of their Super Y-League regular season. With two teams previously qualified and two late wild card additions, Northern Virginia FC has set a new club record with nine teams bound for the United Soccer Leagues youth championship tournament later this fall.
The U14 Royals (7-0-3) swept their last five matches of the season to win the Group B title in the South Atlantic Division and gain entry into continental finals. The U14 Royals netted fifteen goals while only allowing three in their late season run. A 2-0 result over local rival Fredericksburg Gunners clinched the regular season group title and their spot at the championships.
On the girl’s side, the U14 Majestics faced a late season, uphill battle with their talented Richmond Kicker counterparts. The Kickers avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to the Majestics, winning 2-1 on a goal in the waning moments of the match. With record and head-to-head result dead even, the Majestics and Kickers found themselves both unable to cede a single point and locked in a race for goal differential with their remaining schedules. With Richmond ahead by eight goal differential points, the young Majestics managed to narrowly edge the Kickers goal totals in the final two games to earn the championship berth.
Northern Virginia FC Named Best SYL Club in North America
Royals and Majestics Top Youth Soccer Rankings
Taken from USLSoccer.com
United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced today the Super Y-League (SYL) First and Second-11 Club rankings for the 2009 regular season, recognizing the league’s top clubs on a competitive and administrative basis. Northern Virginia FC, comprised of the Royals (boys) and Majestics (girls) youth soccer teams, garnered the prestigious number one spot, finishing as the top Super Y-league club in North America.
The top overall club in the SYL this season, the Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals scored an 81.80 to edge out the second-best club in the league, the MPS Bulldogs/Renegades (Massachusetts), by less than a tenth of a percent.
The Northern Virginia Royals were an impressive 41-3-14 during the SYL Regular season. They finished fourth in the boys rankings with a score of 78.11. Their U14, U15 and U17 boys went undefeated, while their U13, U16 and Super-20 League teams each had just a single loss. All five of the club’s SYL teams will be present at the SYL North American Finals.
Northern Virginia’s girls, the Majestics were 36-10-4 this season, finishing fourth in the girls rankings with a score of 79.27. The Majestic’s U13, U14 and U16 girls will all compete for a North American Championship in Tampa.
2009 Super Y-League Regular Season First 11 Club Rankings [+]
2009 U13 Northern Virginia Majestics