This page contains newsworthy information about the latest developments within the club. Many of the top stories from the front page of the website will be found here along with other stories of note.
If you know of a news item that the club should know about, please contact Lizzy Stell, ATSC Executive Director.
The Virginian Tournament Results—May 29-31, 2010
U10B Eagles White — Champions of Silver Division
For the second year in a row, the U10 Boys Eagles White took home the Silver Division championship trophy at the Virginian Tournament. Eagles White went through the tournament unbeaten, with wins over the Wyckoff Torpedoes, NVSC Jr. Royals, BAC Hawks, and concluding with an exciting, come from behind 3-2 overtime win against Gunston Premier Red. The team is coached by Mo Tayari, Chris Holden and Alexis Koppius.
U10B Eagles Red — Champions of Gold Division
After victories in the ASIST and SASA tournaments in March, U10 Boys Eagles Red won their third straight Premier Division tournament. The Eagles posted a 2-1-0 record in the preliminary games with only a 2-1 loss to CYA Arsenal marring their record. They subsequently defeated the top seed from the other bracket, ASA Lightning, 4-2, to advance to the Monday morning final. The switch from a bumpy, sloped grass field to artificial turf suited Eagles Red’s ball control skills perfectly and they rolled to a 5-0 victory in the final in a rematch against CYA Arsenal. For the 2009-2010 year. The Eagles Red is coached by Mo Tayari, Chris Holden and Alexis Koppius.
U10B Eagles Black — Finalists in Bronze Division
After winning their Division’s championship at the PWSI tournament, the U10 Boys Eagles Black were Finalists in the Bronze Division at the Virginian Tournament. Eagles Black went 3-0-0 in the preliminary matches. In the semifinal match, Eagles Black battled their brothers from the Eagles Blue team into overtime and came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. In the Finals, against a very good St. Mary’s team, the two teams traded goals through most of the game until the very end, with St. Mary’s pulling out a 4-2 victory. The team is coached by Grant Smith.
U13G Dynamo — Champions in Bronze Division
For the first time in Dynamo competitive history, Dynamo walked away with the championship trophy in this year’s Virginian. Playing in the U13G Bronze division, the Dynamo proved that hard work and determination pays off in great rewards. In the first game, Dynamo prevailed 3-2 against an SYC club that has proved to be both a familiar and competitive foe. Dynamo had a 1-1-1 record against the Thunder in the fall, and lost in the finals at the October Battlefield Classic to this same squad. The second game was another tight one-goal victory, where Dynamo defeated ODSL rival FPYC by a score of 1-0. Over the course of the next two games, Dynamo gave an indication of their capabilities on both sides of the pitch. A 4-0 victory over Mclean highlighted Dynamo’s scoring proficiency and a 0-0 tie with Sterling was a hard-fought defensive battle. All of which set the stage for an exciting championship game against New York based Clarkstown.
After fighting to a 1-1 tie at half time, both teams played their hearts out though the second half and two overtime periods without a change in score, forcing the championship to be decided by PKs. At the end of a long, grueling, hot day—Dynamo prevailed by knocking home four of five PK’s, while the stalwart Dynamo goalkeeper rejected two powerful attempts by the Clarkstown girls. With the PK score ending 4-3 in Dynamo’s favor, the championship game was registered in the books as a 2-1 Dynamo championship game victory. Over the three-day, five-game tournament—the Dynamo were undefeated, with three shutouts, nine goals for and four goals against.
Congratulations to all the Dynamo on their first tournament victory ever. The 2009-2010 Dynamo are: Addison, Addie, Amelia, Anna, Donia, Elie, Emily, Eva, Jennifer, Kate, Kaleigh (The General), Katie, Libby, Lilly, Nicole, Olivia, and Reed. The Dynamo are ably coached by Papa Dia and Emily Trout.
U14G Blast — Champions of Bronze-West Division
The U14 Girls Blast, coached by Wes Windsor and Ingrid Zegada-Frias, was victorious in the Bronze Division - West, winning all five of their games this past weekend at the Virginian. Coming from behind in two games to win a berth in the finals, Blast played tight defense while working the wings and utilizing superior foot skills to play to a 1-1 tie in the final against a very physical New Jersey team. After going scoreless in two 10 minute overtimes, the players put the match away in penalty kicks. Christine Vincent, Sam Tigner, Anne Terpstra , Jordan Rivera, Madeline Preiss, Elizabeth Morley, Meghan McDonald, Zoey Lande, Lauren Karpinski, Alex Ellison, Joanna Easby, Julia Campbell, Emily Bragaw-Butler, Nina Beatrice, and Sarah Bauman worked seamlessly as a team in stringing together their winning weekend. Of his players, Windsor noted "They displayed a tremendous individual and team spirit this whole weekend. They never backed down and battled for each other from the first whistle to the last."
Potomac Memorial Tournament Results—May 29-31, 2010
U11B Attack White — Champions of the Chesapeake Division
The Arlington Attack White played like champions this weekend at the Potomac Memorial Day Tournament. Attack White won the Chesapeake division with a 4-1-0 record, outscoring their opponents 15-4. Attack White overcame a first game 3-0 loss to the Baltimore Bays finish the tournament with four consecutive wins. This was the third tournament Attack White has won this year. Congratulations to the boys for their hard work.
U12 Impact Red — Finalists of the Potomac Division
Arlington Impact Red 97 boys were Finalists in the top U12 division—11v11 bracket—of the 2010 Potomac Memorial Tournament held over Memorial Day weekend. As they prepare for the move from 8v8 soccer to 11v11 soccer in the fall, the Impact Red boys used the Potomac Memorial to gain valuable experience playing on a full-size pitch. They competed against teams from Connecticut, New York and other states where they have already switched to 11v11 full-time at the U12 level. After a tough opening 2-1 loss to SOCA Express, Impact Red came back to beat current Connecticut U12 State Cup Finalist, Beachside FC, 4-2, after being down 2-0. Next was a very physical game against the Smithtown (NY) Thunder, which they won 1-0 to reach the semifinals. Playing their best soccer of the tournament, Impact Red scored a victory over the host Potomac Diplomats, 3-1, to set up a rematch against SOCA Express in the Final. In a tough, well-played match, against two very stingy defenses, SOCA Express scored against the run of play with about six minutes left to win 1-0, and take the tournament title, thereby avenging a loss to 2010 ASIST U12 Champions Impact Red in this year’s ASIST tournament. Impact Red look to finish strong over the remainder of their NCSL Division 1 season, where they are battling for the championship. Impact Red 97 boys are coached by Grant Smith, Frank DeMarco, and Mo Tayari.
Spring 2010 State Cup Scores
Our U12B Impact Red were defeated in their May 15 game against RSK Richmond Strikers Elite in penalty kicks.
U12B ARL Impact Red 3-4 RSK Richmond Strikers Elite (PK)
U12B VBSC Leesburg Lion 2-5 ARL Impact Red
U13B HERN Boca Juniors 1-0 ARL Strikers Red
U13G ARL Atletica Red 2-3 HERN Heat (PK)
U12B CYA Scorpions 0-5 ARL Impact Red
U12B NRUS Rapids Blue 5-4 ARL Impact White (OT)
U12G ARL Rowdies Blue 0-5 CHU United FC 97G Elite
U14B GRFL GFA ’95 Rangers 2-0 ARL Suprema Inferno
U14G ARL Flame 1-3 REST Rapids ’95
U13G ARL Atletica Red 3-2 LOUD Black (PK)
U12G BRYC 97Elite 2-3 ARL Rowdies Blue (OT)
U14B ARL Suprema Inferno 2-1 ODS Azzurri (OT)
U13B VBTS Beach FC Red 1-3 ARL Strikers Red
U17B Venom Win Blue Chip Showcase Tournament
The U17B Venom, coached and trained by Jawed Sanie, recently won the Adidas Blue Chip Showcase Tournament (April 23-25) in Oxford, Ohio. The tournament is one of the exclusive college soccer showcase events, limiting attendance to 40 top teams in the US and Canada. Over 100 colleges attended the three-day showcase.
Venom came away from the tournament undefeated. First, Venom defeated Tulsa TSC 93 Red 4-3 (ranked #1 in Oklahoma, sixth in Region 3 and in the top 30 in the nation). Venom then continued with a 2-1 victory over Dallas Texans 93 Red (last year’s National Champion and currently ranked in the top three in the country).
The tournament win moved the team up dramatically in the national rankings — up to #12 from #155 — and moved them to #1 in Virginia.
Venom also won numerous team tournament awards, including: Best Goals of the Tournament to Josh West and CJ Corey. The almost best goal of the tournament goes to Christian Kosko’s header to the post. Tyler Dunn, Andrew Panknen, Luis Torres-Franco and Zack Yancey were all nominated for tournament MVP. Andrew Panknen won tournament team MVP.
More information information, and photos are available on the Venom team website.
Great job Venom!
U16G Intensity Red Win Rush Cup in VA Beach
U16G Intensity Red played hard and well in the Championship in the Rush Cup in VA Beach. They defeated the PA Crew 1-0, VA Rush Swoosh 2-0 and 2-0 in the semi-finals and finally clinched their victory against the Richmond Strikers 3-2 in the 7th round in penalty kicks. It was a strong team effort by all.
U10B Eagles Teams Have Successful Weekend
In the Stafford Area Soccer Association (SASA) St. Patrick’s Day Tournament, Eagles Red and White dominated their flight opponents, and met in the final. The teams were coached by Mo Tayari, Chris Holden, and Alexis Koppius.
Eagles White won their Flight games over Great Falls Everton (9-0), Loudon 99 White (2-0) and SASA Revolution 99 White (2-0). Eagles Red prevailed over SASA Revolution Blue (4-1), SSA Arsenal (5-1), and Dynamo SC (6-0). In the Championship on Sunday afternoon, Eagles Red defeated Eagles White. Both teams showed a great deal of hustle and skill throughout the entire tournament weekend.
Eagles Black, coached by Grant Smith and Alexis Koppius, won the Silver Division of the PWSI Icebreaker in Haymarket, VA. After winning thier first two games by a combined score of 13-1, the team entered Sunday’s semi-final game seeded first. In that game, the team faced an excellent group of keepers but managed to win 2-0. In the finals, the team was down 3-2 at the half but stormed back with five unanswered goald to secure the win. Eagles Black played aggressive defense and unselfish offense, with virtually all the players scoring one goal - a true team effort.
Eagles Red (white jerseys) and White (blue jerseys)
U14G Flame Defend St. Patrick's Day Title
The U14G Flame defeated the OBGC Cyclones White (Olney, MD) in penalty kicks to bring home the champion trophy for the second year in a row. The Flame faced tough competition, playing in the tournament’s U14G Gold division.
The Flame won two shut-out matches beating the Herndon Curve (Herndon, VA) 2-0 and the VSA Heat Gold (Western Prince William County, VA) 5-0, and tied the Chantilly Revolution (Chantilly, VA) 1-1 to advance to the championship match. Sunday’s victory came after a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation and overtime. The Flame won in PKs. The Flame will begin their regular season in the WAGS, Washington Area Girls Soccer League, U14 Girls Division 2.
U13G Atletica Red Win Beach Spring Classic
U13G Atletica Red won the Championship in the top bracket at the Beach FC Spring Classic March 20-21. Atletica posted 4 shutouts, beating RICH Mystx 2-0, ROAN Stars 3-0 and drawing VA Legacy 0-0 and LOUD Black 0-0. Atletica Red has completed four tournaments this soccer year and has three Championships with a record of 11W-1L-3T, and has only given up two goals.
ASIST Summary: Three Champions, Plus One Finalist
The boys' weekend of the the Arlington Spring Invitational, a premier-rated tournament for competitive travel teams, was held on March 6-7, 2010 by the Arlington Soccer Association. Three Arlington Soccer Association travel teams were crowned champions, and another was a Finalist.
U12B Impact Red were champions of the Premier Division after winning 4 hard-fought games against some excellent visiting teams that included Arsenal FC Navy (4-0), PWSI Courage 97 Red (3-0), SOCA Express (2-0) and SAC United Premier (3-1). Speed and excellent footwork marked competitive games and talented play of the 12 Impact players. Goalie Daniel Eigler-Harding delivered 3 consecutive shutouts, stopping numerous shots on goal by opposing players. The Impact Red Team put together solid passing combinations and a very fast speed of play to score some early goals and march its way to the championship game against a well-coached SAC United Premier team. Team members include Jack, Will, Roger, Jake, Daniel D, Daniel H, Noah K, Mason, Lucas, Enrique, Christophe, and Noah P. The team is coached by ATSC Director of Coaching Grant Smith, and assisted by coaches Frank DeMarco and Mo Tayari.
U12B Impact White started by defeating Arsenal FC Gold, from Pennsylvania, by a score of 8-1, and then beat New York's Empire USA Select Red by 2-0. In the flight championship game, Impact tied VBSC Leesburg Lions, 2-2, but advanced to the division championship on a tiebreaker.
The division championship, against VSA Heat 97 Blue, was a spirited, back-and-forth match that went down to the wire. Impact lost the 5-4 decision after the Heat broke a tie with a goal late in the second half.
The Impact White team consists of Zach Bogorad, Cullen Boone, Travis Clark-Winston, Noah Goodkind, Sam Holmes, Brandon Hughes, Geronimo Kurzbach-Pevere, Theo Lebryk, Ryan Lesmez, Elliot Mercado, Keyvan Montero Sarmiento, Cameron Rodrigues, Tim Walten and Aidan Wang. The team is coached by Grant Smith, Frank DeMarco and Mo Tayari
U10B Eagles Red won the Premier Division. In the first game on Saturday, against VSA Heat Blue, Eagles Red scored two goals in the first ten minutes, and never looked back on their way to a 6-0 victory. The next game proved to be more difficult against a strong LMVSC team, and the Eagles lost a hard-fought game 2-1.
The night of rest seemed to rejuvenate the boys because on Sunday they took care of business in the morning game, scoring four goals in the first six minutes of a 6-1 victory over DC Stoddert Blue. The two wins were enough to qualify them for the afternoon championship against East Brunswick (NJ) FC United.
In the championship, a goal twelve minutes into the game gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at halftime. Two goals within a minute at the 40-minute mark provided a 3-0 lead. The defense for the Eagles was solid and they were difficult for East Brunswick to open up. But East Brunswick made things interesting with a goal at the 50-minute mark and created several more chances. Eagles Red held on, and added a goal in the last minute, making the final 4-1.
The tournament was a wonderful experience for the Eagles Red and it was a great way to complete their first year representing their club in their own tournament. Go Eagles Red!
U10B Eagles White completed an undefeated run through the Classic Division with a 2-1 victory over a tough Empire United team. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Reston United Blue, and followed up with a convincing 5-3 win over the DC Stoddert Red Metros. Both wins came over teams that have given the Eagles trouble in the past. The third game ended with a hard fought 2-1 win over the Braddock Road Elite Blue.
The Arlington Spring Invitational win continues a string of tournament success for Eagles White that includes bracket championships in last year's Virginian and Richmond Cup tourneys. Congratulations Eagles White! Both Eagles Red and Eagles White are coached by Mo Tayari, Chris Holden, and Alexis Koppius.
U14G Blast Win Indoor Championship
The U14G Blast had a very strong Indoor season, winning the league championship in a tough, physical final game, 5-4. Coaches Wes Windsor and Ingrid Zegada-Frias were "pleased with their consistency and desire to compete at their highest level possible" throughout the indoor season. The Blast were promoted to Division 3 ODSL after a strong fall season and have already posted their first spring victory!
U10G Chaos Red Win Indoor Championship
Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Arlington Chaos Red girls’ U10 travel soccer team. Chaos Red completed its indoor season at the Dulles Sportsplex undefeated and in first place in the premier division for the second year in a row. The team is coached by Erik Footland with assistance from Dan O’Neil, Erin Footland and Jennifer Crawford.
Spring Break Camp for Travel Players (March 29 to April 1)
The Spring Break Travel Soccer Camps are run with the philosphy of "compete to have fun". Players can expect to be challenged by drills that are designed to refine their skills in time for the Spring Season. This is the best opportunity for players to get back into the game after a long SNOW break. Goalkeeper training will be offered at both locations. Registration is NOW OPEN Register NOW
Two camps are being offered March 29 to April 1:
*Camp 2 has an extended day option until 5:30 fro $40
ATSC Coach Earns His USSF “A” License
Frank DeMarco, Age Group Head Coach for the U11 Boys Attack, has earned his USSF “A” License. The "A" License is the highest license a coach can acquire in the United States and the only U.S. coaching license recognized by FIFA, the world governing body for soccer. Coach Frank attended the course in Tampa, Florida in January. Frank has been coaching in Arlington for the past 5 years and is a member of the Travel Soccer Committee. ASA would like to congratulate him on his achievement.
ATSC College Information Night
Wednesday January 20, 7pm Swanson MS Auditorium
ATSC would like to invite you to attend Arlington College Night Wednesday January 20th at 7:00pm in the Swanson Middle School Auditorium.
College Coaches Panel - Greg Andurlis Head Coach George Mason Men’s Soccer, Dave Bucciero Head Coach American University Women’s Soccer, JP Sousa Head Coach Catholic University Women’s Soccer, Todd West Head Coach American University Men’s Soccer.
Positive Sideline Behavior
Gold Award Project - Melissa Hunt
Melissa Hunt (U16G Intensity Red) has completed her Gold Medal Project on Positive Sideline Behavior. Please view her powerpoint presentation for more information.
Arlington Teams Have Successful Fall 2009
Venom Wins State Title and Pride Is Ranked #21 Nationally
U19B Fusion Win NCSL Division II
U19B Fusion finished the fall season in 1st place of NCSL Div 2 with a 7-1-1 record. They won their last game of the season against PWSI Courage 91 Red, who displayed great defense and resilience! The anxiety of playing the last game of the season for the championship was very exciting and a nail-biter all the way to the end! After a scoreless first half, the “pressure to score” in the second half was evident on the field. This was Coach Ariel Fernandez first season with this team which only had a handful of returning players steal leading the Fusion to victory! The team’s chemistry consistently improved over the season allowing them to prevail against some very stiff competition. The team looks forward to the spring season. Congratulations on a great fall.
U18G Pride Reach Page 1 of the GotSoccer National Rankings at #21.
The Pride reached the semi-finals of the VYSA State Cup this fall and lost to the country’s top team. The Pride also finished at the top of their group in the prestigious WAGS tournament, as well as the Bethesda Thanksgiving tournament. At U14, the Pride was in WAGS Division 3. Through hard work and commitment, they have been able to reach many of their soccer goals. With over 10 players from their original roster most of the girls have committed to college soccer programs or are heavily engaged in the process.
U17 Boys teams take 1st and 2nd place in NCSL Division 1
Both the U17B Venom and Premier 92 collected honors by winning 1st and 2nd place in NCSL U17 D1. Both teams each scored over 25 goals during the season yet allowed less than seven goals. Both teams will be playing in December at the CASL College Showcase (Raleigh, NC) and the Disney Soccer Showcase (Orlando, FL). The Venom also won the VYSA State Cup Title this fall and look forward to competing at Regionals in June.
U16G Intensity Red Win WAGS Division II
The U16G, Intensity Red won the second Division of WAGS outright this fall. They finished the fall season with a 9-1 record, defeating every division opponent at least once, while posting an impressive 28 point goal differential, scoring 31 goals and only allowing 3 throughout the entire season. The team won the Division Championship with strong team play, as 16 of their 22 players either scored a goal or assisted on a goal. Forward, Rianna Arellano was the team’s leading goal scorer with 6 goals, and midfielder Melissa Hunt led the team in assists with 9 for the season. The Intensity Red is coached by Head Coach John McAuley, who is assisted by Coach Walid Amer and Volunteer Coach, Jack McAuley.
U14G Flame Win WAGS Division 3
U14G Flame took top honors in their division (WAGS Division 3) with a record of 7-1-2. The Flame finished with twenty-two goals for and nine goals against and ended their season with a home field victory against the Herndon Curve on November 14. This is the team’s first season under new coach Dave Madlin, and assistant Natalie Gurson. The team began the year with second place showings in both pre-season tournaments and transitioned immediately into the fall season playing excellent soccer. Congratulations, Flame!
U13B Strikers Red Reached Championship Game 3 Times This Fall
The U13 B Strikers Red had an exciting first season of full-sided play. The boys defended well as a team, facing defeat only 3 times in 22 games while conceding 13 goals from the run of play with 10 clean sheets. Strikers reached the championship game in all 3 of their tournaments with 1 Championship and 2 Finalists resulting from defeat and penalty kick shootout. Strikers Red will feature in NCSL Division 3 in the spring.
U13 Girls Dynamo Finish Undefeated Season
The Dynamo finished the Fall ODSL season with an undefeated record, for the second time in Dynamo team history. With 5 girls returning from last season, 12 new players and a new coach, the Dynamo finished in first place overall in their division, first in Goals For with 31 goals scored and second in Goals Against with only 7 goals allowed.
Coach Papa Dia’s team exhibited tremendous fortitude, team work and effort in all their contests. They opened the season misplaced against WAGS Division 3+ teams in the pre-season tournament, but held their own with extraordinarily determined play. At the mid-season break, Dynamo reached the finals of the 2009 Battlefield Classic. The Dynamo coaches are: Papa Dia and Emily Trout. Congratulations ladies and Papa on a fine season.
U-11 Boys — Fall Tournament Champions
All three U-11 Boys Attack teams have something to be proud of this fall. Attack Red and Attack White traveled to Richmond over Labor Day weekend and brought home first place medals from the Richmond Cup tournament. Attack Blue was also the champion of their division at the Battlefield Classic tournament played over Columbus Day weekend. In addition, to their tournament success, Attack Blue finished the fall season in first place in their Division. Congratulations Arlington Attack!
U12B Impact White and Blue Have Successful Fall Seasons
After a slow start while integrating a number of new players, Impact White finished by going undefeated in its final 10 games (9-0-1). During that stretch, Impact White swept four games in a row to win the SAC Columbus Day Classic tournament in Maryland, and won or tied its final six NCSL games to finish third in Division 3 and earn the right to move up to Division 2 in the Spring. Impact White is coached by Grant Smith, Frank DeMarco and Mo Tayari.
U12B Impact Blue had a successful fall season. They finished third in their division in the SAC Columbus Day Tournament, losing in the semifinals to the eventual champion in penalty kicks. The team finished tied for second in Division 1 of the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL) with a record of 5 wins and 3 losses. They finished the season strong, winning 4 of their last 5 matches.
U17B Venom Bring Home State Cup Trophy
November 8, 2009 — Richmond, VA — The U17B Venom returned home from VA State Cup Finals in Richmond carrying the State Cup Champions Trophy. The Venom were pitted in the finals against Beach FC whom they have played the last two years in the State Cup Semis. After two years of returning home having lost to Beach FC, the Venom triumphed today with a hard-fought 2-0 win. As anticipated, the game was fast and physical with both teams constantly challenging the opposing defense in the box. ’While the Venom victory was a team effort special mention goes to goalie Shane Leonard whose brilliant work kept Beach FC frustrated for 90 minutes and Josh West who was named ’man of the match’ having scored both Venom goals in the 2nd half of play. While the spectators enjoyed the sun and warm temperatures the weather provided an unexpected challenge to the boys on the pitch. Muscle cramps! Players from both teams valiantly fought through the pain as the game wound down to the final whistle. Read more.
U13B Strikers White Win Battlefield Classic Tournament
The U13B Arlington Strikers White captured the Battlefield Classic Tournament championship in Manassas over Columbus Day weekend. Strikers White outscored their opponents 14 – 1 in the tournament. On Saturday, the Strikers White defeated SYC Surge Blue and NVSC Arsenal White to advance to the semi-final game Sunday morning against LFC Federals. A convincing win by the score of 6-1 in the semi-final advanced Strikers White to the championship match Sunday afternoon against Vista Venom, a team also entering the final with no losses. Strikers White defeated Venom by 3-0 in a match more closely played than the score indicated and took home the championship trophy. Congratulations Strikers White! Strikers White is coached by Jim Felix.
U11B Attack Blue Win Battlefield Classic
The U11B Arlington Attack Blue competed in the 2009 Battlefield classic over Columbus day weekend. They finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. The Attack Blue were the underdog going into the finals after losing 4-0 to the NVSC Jr Royals in group play. After trailing 2-0 they battled back to tie the score at 2. After a scoreless overtime the match went to PK’s where the Attack Blue outscored the Jr Royals 4-3 to bring home the championship. Congratulation to Attack Blue and guest players from Attack Red and Attack White.
U16B Premier 92 are Champions at the Score Showcase Tournament
Greensboro, NC July 18-21, 2009
The U16B Arlington Premier 92 won the Score Showcase & Soccer Tournament held in Greensboro, NC on July 18-21, 2009. The team finished first in the 28 team pool play with a 2-1 record and entered the championship elimination round of 16.
U9 Boys Eagles Have Another Great Season
Eagles Blue finish another perfect NCSL season
Eagles Blue did it again in the spring NCSL season! Following a 9-0-0 fall NCSL campaign, Eagles Blue finished 10-0-0 this spring.
The victories can be attributed to a team-oriented, unselfish ball movement style that confounded and wore out opponents. Year-long continuous improvement in fitness, foot skills, spacing and field vision were the keys to success.
Coached by Mo Tayari, Eagles Blue compiled an overall 27-2-1 outdoor record, including tournaments.
Eagles White Undefeated in ODSL Spring 2009
U9 Boys Eagles White, coached by Mo Tayari, Frank Marcheski and Chris Holden, completed the Spring season in ODSL undefeated. Their 8-0 record followed a 6-1-1 Fall ’08 campaign for a combined 14-1-1 ODSL record , their only loss coming in the first game of the Fall season. Hard work, relentless defense, dominant offense and an overwhelming desire to succeed were evident on the field every game. Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents on a great first season!
Legend Players Having Successful Spring
Two Legend players, both sophomores, Sam Tubb, defender (Annandale) and Nolan Costigan, defender (Marshall) received Honorable Mention All-League in their respective districts. On top of that, Yorktown sophomore, midfielder Paul Mossman scored Yorktown’s only goal in a 1-0 victory to win the National District Tournament Championship over Wakefield, while CJ Bartholomew made several key saves to perserve the shutout in goal. Mark Highsmith also played the entire 80 minutes in the Yorktown win.
The Arlington Legend had 16 of their 18 man roster playing high school soccer this spring, 14 of which played varsity. Nine of these players’ teams are still competing as of May 20 in Regional Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Legend remains in the top half of NCSL D1 this spring and over two thirds of the team maintains GPA’s over 3.0.
Champions in Hershey: U12 Ajax and U12 Juventus Girls
June 20-21, 2009
The U12 Ajax and U12 Juventus girls traveled to Hershey, PA for their final competition of the year over Father’s Day weekend. While the "competition" started on Friday with feats of courage (rollercoasters) and strength (chocolate consumption) at Hershey Park, the girls dug out their cleats and shin guards on Saturday to play some football.
ATSC Players Make the State ODP Pool
State ODP Players from ATSC
U13B Firestorm – Joe Rice, Billy Metzler, Iain Holmes, Nathan Abraham
U15B Generals – Glen Sousa, Marc Lotterie, Guy Cross
U16B Venom – Shayne Leonard, Christian Kosko, Kyler Sullivan, Andrew Panknen
U16B Premiere – Cameron Foster
U17B Legend - Iyassu Bekele, Genta Yuzawa
U15G Intensity Red – Melissa Hunt
U16G Blitz - Kathy Taylor
U17G Pride - Denesha Soto, Louisa Pitney, Myranda Emery
When You Wish Upon a Star .... A Dream Comes True
U16B Venom Place 3rd at Prestigious Disney Showcase Tournament
Coached by Jawed Sanie and assisted by Mo Tayari and Peter Bailey, the Venom finished the tournament with 3 wins and 1 loss, taking third place overall in their division. As a first time participant in the Disney Showcase this result is exceptional. The Venom’s competition included state cup winners and top ranked teams from Ohio, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois. The full roster contributed excellent play and spirited competitiveness. Guest players Ramzi Dridi and Alex Mitchell, both from ATSC Premier 92, were crucial in the team’s success.
Explosion White U-14 Girls Win WAGS Sportsmanship Award
The Arlington Explosion White Girls Soccer Team has been honor as a winner of the Spring 2008 Sportsmanship Award by the Washington Area Girls Soccer League! The Explosion White team has been recognized by their peers for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship on the field by players, coaches and parents. The team will be recognized at DC United’s WAGS Sportsmanship night at RFK on October 4th, when DC United will play Chivas USA.
Arlington Teams Win 5 First Round State Cup Games
Congratulations to the U19B Titans, U17B Legend, U16B Premier 92, U16B Venom and U15B Generals on your first round wins in State Cup.
- Titans 7 — 0 Sterling Courage 90
- Legend 9 — 1 Stafford Arsenal
- Premier 92 6 — 0 VARP U16 Pen Swoosh
- Venom 1 — 0 FASA Elite
- General 2 — 0 REST United
Pre Season Tournament Results Fall 2008
U19 B Action and U17 B Legend
August Cup 2008 - All Arlington Final
The final of the U17-U19 2008 August Cup in Germantown, MD was an all-Arlington affair. The U17B Legend and the U19B Action met in the top flight final with the Action coming out on top 2-0. Coaches McAuley (Action) and Barlow (Legend) joked before the game that the final should have been moved to Yorktown so everyone could get home earlier. The game was even for much of the first half with both teams creating scoring chances. The Action capitalizing on one to take the lead 1-0 at the half. The game intensified in the second half and the Action took advantage of a mistake in the Legend defense and put the game away.
Both teams reached the final going 3-0 in group play. The Legend scoring 9 goals and allowing none while the Action scored 6 and allowed 2.
Congrats to both teams!
U19 B Titans
Titans lost a close match in the finals of their Labor Day Tournament, 2-1 against the MPS 90 team from McLean. The Titans won their first four games, including two shutouts to qualify for the finals today.
U17 B Fusion
The Fusion competed in the SYA Cardinal Cup, finishing 2nd Place in the HS Boys Premier bracket, the weekend of August 16/17, 2008. The weekend saw a number of great moments from the return of Danny from a back injury that kept him out of the Spring 2008 season to the team scoring a total of 14 goals and Alex keeping 3 clean sheets over the course of the weekend. Goals were scored over the weekend by Kevin, Danny, Arthur, Daniel, Matt, George, Jay, Fitz and Freddy. The Fusion lost a tough one to the SYA United, another Div3 team but got the results we needed in our other games and accomplished our goals for the weekend: work together and have fun!
U11 G Rowdies
The U11G Rowdies Red were crowned champions of the SYA Cardinal Cup during the August 16 – 17 weekend. Saturday ended with ties against the SYA Sceamers (2-2) and the VSA Heat (1-1). Sunday saw the Rowdies pick up their game with two shutouts against the FASA Premier Spiders (2-0) and the SYA Velocity (1-0) to claim the championship. Congratulations Rowdies: Hannah, Rachel, Grimaldi, Kristen, Mills, Rita, Catie, Fiona, Jessica, Kehoe, Jasmin, Haley and Leanne.
U12G Juventus and Dynamo
Juventus - Finalists in August Cup
Dynamo – Finalists in FPYC Patriot Cup.
Two Venom Players Are Part of Region 1 ODP Championship Team
Congratulations Kyler and Shayne!
June 22, 2008 – Kyler Sullivan and Shayne Leonard of the U16 Venom collected valuable Championship hardware this past weekend as participants of the 93 Virginia State ODP Boys Team. The 93 team won the Region 1 ODP tournament by beating Massachusetts 5-1 in the finals. The VA team was unbeaten on the way to the finals, winning over ODP teams from Rhode Island 5-1, Eastern PA 4-1, NY West 4-0 and beating New Jersey in the semi-finals 3-2.
Congratulations to the Virginia 93 ODP boys team and to Kyler and Shayne!
Arlington Eagles ODSL Division 4 Champions
The Arlington Eagles, the newly formed U14 Girls soccer team competing in ODSL, completed their second season as Division champions!
Following last Fall’s inaugural season where the Eagles went without a loss with the unique record of 0-0-8, the Eagles completed the Spring season 6-1-1 and led their division with the most shutouts (4), the most goals scored (13), the least goals given up (5), and only one loss in their first two seasons of play. Also this spring the team was semifinalist in the bronze division of the Virginian Soccer Tournament.
The Eagles are coached by Jeff Erickson, Shomit Mukherjee and Mike Walsh. Playing for the Eagles are Liana Amery, Emily Blagg, Emily Cook, Sarah Corry, Kat Davis, Juliana Del Pozo, Alex Ender, Naomi Erickson, Samantha Hall, Brittany Hungate, Phoebe Lee, Megan Linquiti, Grace McDavid, Sarah Russo and Katie Sondheim.
U9 and U10 Academy Have Tournament Success
The U9 and U10 Girl's Academy played in the FPYC Father's Day Tournament! For most of the players and parents this was the first time they participated in a 2-day soccer tournament. On Saturday, they won both games 5-1 and 2-0 respectively. All be it a valiant effort, the Academy team was defeated Sunday 3-1. Congratulations to the girls on a superb weekend and a big thanks to all the parents.
U12G Sand Soccer Win!
Arlington "Fire", a combined team from Arlington U-12 girls Flame and Blast won the top division in their age-group at the National Sand Soccer Championships held in Virginia Beach on June 7th and 8th. Congratulations to the girls for their victory in the hot sun and sand!
Premier 92 Finishes 1st in NCSL D-1
Congratulations to Premier 92 for finishing the NCSL U15B D-1 in first place. The first place finish was clinched before the season was over due to the total accumulated points exceeded any other team in the division. The prior 2 NCSL seasons (Fall 2007 and Spring 2007) Premier 92 finished 3rd. Coached and trained by Tom Torres and Josh Gros focusing on developing the group possession. When asked on the teams progress coach Torres commented “The boys are progressing nicely. They work hard and are committed to learning." The U16 season is going to focus on college bound activities preparing the boys to play in D-1-D-3 colleges.
Rising U16 FC Arlington Earn Advancement to Divison 1
The rising U16 FC Arlington boys have earned promotion to NCSL Division 1 for the coming fall season by clinching second place in Division 2 this spring. This marks the fourth straight season that the team has earned divisional advancement. FC is coached by Farzad Mahmoudpour, who has very capably developed and led the team during this time. To learn more about FC Arlington, visit the team’s Web site at www.fcarlington.com.
Two Titans Named to 2nd Team All District
Congratulations Justin and Matt!
Justin Etkin, midfield (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) and Matt Miscione, goalie (Stone Bridge), members of the U17B Arlington Titans, were named 2nd Team All District in Northern Region high school soccer. Jefferson beat Stone Bridge 2-0 on May 16 in post season play to win the Liberty District Championship.
Pre Season Tournament Results Spring 2008
Tournament Results March 29-30
The Flash won the PWSI Icebreaker held March 29-30. The Flash tied their first two group games 0-0, won the semi-final 2-1 and the final 2-0. Congratulations to the Flash on their first tournament win since winning the Virginian in 2005.
The U15B Arsenal captured the "W" division championship in the PWSI Icebreaker held March 29-30. The final game was decided by penalty kicks after two overtime period. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARSENAL AND COACH MO!
The U14B Generals won the U13-14 division of the 2008 Blue and Grey Cup in
Fredericksburg . The Generals only gave up one goal during the tournament. Congratulations!
U13 G Explosion White
The U13G Explosion White won its bracket at the PWSI Icebreaker Tournament (March 29-30). The Explosion White scored 12 goals in 4 games while allowing only 1. After going 2-0-1 in the preliminary rounds the Explosion met the Stafford Everton in the final. The Explosion got off to an early start with Stephanie Cheney blasting a shot past the
Stafford goalie in the first 5 minutes of the game. The Explosion scored 3 more goals in the first half, one more from Stephanie, and one each from Claire Slevin and Maggie Coppa. The Explosion closed out the scoring in the second half with a goal from Brittany Raze. Congratulations to the entire team!
The Firestorm claimed victory in the top bracket of the PWSI Icebreaker Tournament (March 29-30) with 3 wins and a tie. The Firestorm opened with a 1-1 tie against a talented CYA Shock and then defeated SAC United Classic 2-1 in the second game on Saturday. As the runners up in their division on goal differential the Firestorm played the winners of the other division, PWSI Courage. The Firestorm won 2-0, gaining a trip to the finals. In the final the Firestorm met a familiar opponent the CYA Shock. The Shock scored first on a well-placed shot from the top of the penalty box and went to halftime with a 1-0 lead. The Firestorm came back in the second half and scored 2 quick goals to take a 2-1 lead. The Firestorm offense continued to attack and the defense stepped up when needed to keep the Shock in check and give the Firestorm a 2-1 win and the Championship. Congratulations!
U10 Boys Impact Red
The U10B Impact Red had a very successful weekend at the PWSI Icebreaker (March 29-30). Impact Red had three very convincing wins in their group play, defeating the CHAN Strikers 5-0, BRYC Thunderbirds 6-1, and the Great Falls Hot Spurs 6-0. These wins allowed Impact Red to advance to the finals against the FASA Fire, of
Fredericksburg . The game against the Fire was a close fought battle between two talented teams. Despite less than ideal field conditions, the game went back and forth with good scoring chances for both teams. Ultimately, it took a collective effort from the entire Impact Red team in order to pull of a close 2-1 victory over the FASA Fire.
U10 Boys Impact White Take Home Championship In PWSI Icebreaker Tournament
Solid defense and a potent offense led the U10 Boys Impact White to a four-game sweep enroute to the Championship of the PWSI Icebreaker U10 White division. The Impact blasted host PWSI Courage 98 Red 8-0 in the opening game, then built on the momentum, defeating Richmond Kickers Inter-Milan 5-4 on Saturday afternoon before wrapping up their flight with a decisive 4-1 victory over the Leesburg Lions Sunday morning to earn a berth in the championship game against Vienna United Black. In the finale, the Impact struck early and hard, scoring four goals on a balanced offensive attack in the first half while shutting
Vienna down on defense, going on to win the championship game 5-1. Kudos to the Impact White, consisting of Cullen Boone, George Castillo, Ben Galdo, Christophe Gerlach, Sam Holmes, Noah Peizer, Cameron Rodrigues, Ben Stern, Sam Wall, Aidan Wang, Brandon White and Danny Vado. The Impact White also congratulates its brother team, the Impact Red, which cruised to the Championship of the PWSI Icebreaker Red division.
The U17B Titans were finalists in the MSC March Madness tournament, held March 29-30 at the Maryland Soccerplex in the U17/U19 bracket. On Saturday, the Titans won twice against two U19 teams, TAP Real and MSC United. On Sunday morning, with a trip to the final on the line, the Titans tied the PA Classics Elite (currently ranked 2nd in
Pennsylvania and 7th nationally) team and advanced to the final on the shutout tie-breaker. In the final they had a disappointing but hard fought 2-0 loss to MSC Synergy Lightning.
U15B Premier 92
The U15B Premier 92 are finalists in the PWSI Icebreaker. They final was decided by penalty kicks.
The U12G Flame finished 2nd in the MSI March Madness tournament at the Maryland Soccerplex. They finished first in their group to qualify for the finals but lost 3-1 to a good Olney team.
Ajax and Juventus
The U11G Ajax and Juventus both competed in the CMSSL March Mania in
Columbia, MD (March 1-2).
Ajax competed in the Gold Division and Juventus in the Silver Division. Each team went undefeated through the group stage (
Ajax 2-0-1 and Juventus 3-0-0), in order to reach the Championship. In the final, both teams were defeated by the home-side SAC United Premier and SAC United Kickers, respectively.
Ajax competed in the Jefferson Cup (March 29-30) in the Premier Bracket and took a semifinalist position.
U10 G Rowdies Blue
U10G Rowdies Blue competed in the Jefferson Cup on March 29-30 in
Richmond, VA. For the 1st time in over a decade ATSC was represented in a Championship match in this prestigious event, ranked 5th nationally for Girls tournaments. The undefeated road to the championship went through ESA Liverpool, NJ (3-1), CSA Swarm Gold, MD (3-0) and the host team RICH Strikers, VA (7-0). The Rowdies met the Hempsfield KIXX (PA), ranked 4th in the Nation by soccerincollege.com, in the finals. The KIXX came out aggressive and strong creating a very intense and physical atmosphere unfamiliar to the Rowdies who rose to the challenge. The KIXX went up 2-0 early in the first half but the momentum shifted heavily to the Rowdies after Rowdies Red guest player, Jessica scored 2 great goals to tie it up. Jordan Glenn scored on a direct freekick in to put the Rowdies up 3-2 with 8 minutes to go in the game. The KIXX put their game into high gear and scored 4 unanswered goals in the final minutes to defeat the Rowdies 6-3. Congratulations to the Rowdies Blue: Annie, Jordan, Rachel, Colleen, Grimaldi, Sophie, Hayley, Gabby, Catie, Keelyn, Rebecca, Quinn and Guest player, Jessica and their Coach, Jerry.
U17 B Action Win High School Division at Dulles Sportsplex
U17B Action won the High School Division Championship at the Dulles Sportsplex March 8-9. The team played in a hard fought game for the championship in Session 1 and came in 2nd place; in Session 2 they had some very tough and physical games and on Saturday, they played their hearts out and won the Session 2 championship.
ATSC Legend Player Competes in the ODP National Finals
ATSC Legend Player Competes in the ODP National Finals
Iyassu Bekele of the U16B Legend played this past weekend (March 8 & 9) for the Virginia State ’92 ODP team in the ODP National Finals in Frisco, TX. Unfortunately, after defeating a very tough Cal. South squad 3-2 in the semi-final, the VA boys fell by the reverse scoreline to Indiana in the championship game.
Iyassu was picked out of the ASA Civitans club in the spring of 2006 to play travel soccer. Since then, Iyassu has had great success in NCSL as well as district and state ODP. Congratulations to Iyassu on being an ODP National Championship Finalist!
U10 B Impact Red Champions in the ASIST Premier Division
Congratulations IMPACT RED
In a hard fought championship game that went into the second overtime period, Arlington’s Impact Red team bested the GSC TAP Milan team 3-2. TAP Milan went up 1-0 within the first minute of play. As the teams continued to see saw from end to end, solid passing combinations gave Eliot Mercado a clean shot to tie the game 1 all. TAP Milan quickly responded bringing the score to 2-1. As the game clock wound down, a penalty inside the box brought a PK opportunity to Impact Red which was converted, tying the game at 2 all. The teams continued to play tremendous soccer making good combinations and making passing runs at each other’s goal. Goalie Daniel Harding made many solid plays to keep the scored tied. In the final minutes of the second overtime, Will McCreary danced through defenders and made a clean shot into the net. Congratulations to GSC TAP Milan for being more than a formidable competitor and to ATSC Impact Red team members Jack, Will , Roger, Jake, Daniel Daniel, Sam, Eliot, Pessi, Mason and Zack and coaches TJ White, Mike Woods & Steve Olivarez.
Second in the Nation 3v3
Three boys from the U10 Impact Red were members of a team (the Virginia Gunners) that made it to the finals of the Dick’s 3v3 2007 Kick-It World Championship in Orlando, Florida. The Gunners qualified for the tournament after winning the Northeast Atlantic Regional Tournament last summer. Starting in a field of 58 teams, the Gunners advanced to the championship game after winning seven of their eight games. The Gunners narrowly missed out on the championship after losing to Dynamo K from Plano, Texas, in overtime. Congratulations to Roger Goodbold, Jack and Will McCreary (and their teammates Nico Quashie, Jeffery Pineda and Trey Vinson) on a great tournament.
U10G Rowdies Win VA Futsal State Cup
Following in the footsteps of the Pride and Blitz in 2004, The U10 Arlington Rowdies won the VA Futsal State Cup on January 12th, played at the Dulles Sportsplex.
Ariel Schwartz Receives the TOPSoccer Exemplary Service Award
The Dave Williams Memorial TOPSoccer Exemplary Service Award was created last year in memory of and to acknowledge Dave’s contributions to VYSA TOPSoccer. We are very proud of our Arlington TOPSoccer founder, Ariel Schwartz, for winning this award.
Six Arlington Players Selected To Attend Super Y League’s ODP National Camp
Tyler Dunn, Nicholas Krall, Alexander Mitchell, and Nicholas Smirniotopoulos from the Premier 92, Louisa Pitney from the Pride and Kate Yensen from the Blitz will attend the National Camps that will be held at the Cocoa Expo Center in Cocoa, Florida in January and February 2008.
Post Season Tournament Winners and Finalists
U15 Boys Venom
The Venom boys were the champions of the U15 Boys Elite Silver Division in the Raleigh Shootout. The Venom won their first game 1-0 against the Cincinnati Classics. In the second game against FC America Omni, a physically aggressive team from
Florida , the Venom was trailing 2 - 0 at the half but came back to win the game 3 - 2. On Sunday, the Venom worked hard at saving their energy securing a 0 - 0 tie which was all they needed to proceed to the finals. The final was against a tough North Atlantic NASA from
Atlanta . The Venom scored the first goal well into the second half. NASA managed to even the score with less than 3 minutes in the game. After a scoreless 10 minutes of overtime the game was decided by PKs. The Venom won the game by scoring 4 penalty kicks to NASA’s 3. Congratulations to the Venom players and coaches.
Ajax won the Elite division at the NVSC Fall Classic held November 17-18. The
Ajax won in the final 2-1 over a strong Reston Comets team. Earlier this month Ajax finished second in the Elite division at the CASL Shootout in
Raleigh, NC . Congratulation to the
Ajax players: Abby, Alexis, Audrey, AVA, Cori, Danica, Emily, Karen, Kayla, Mary and Sydney.
U11 Girls Dynamo
The Dynamo finished second in the blue division at the NVSC Fall Classic held November 17-18. They played a very tough GU-10 team from
Fairfax and lost in the Championship game 4-l. Congratulations to all the Dynamo players.
U11 Girls Juventus
The Juventus were Finalist at Capital Fall Classic (
Richmond, VA ) -and- Champion at NVSC Fall Classic - Blue Division. The Juventus advanced from their group with a convincing 5-2 win over SASA Fusion White and a 1-1 tie with SYC Thunder White. The the semifinals Juventus defeated NVSC Jr. Majestics 96 Blue 8-0. In the final Juventus scored the first two goals against SYC Washington Freedom. But the Freedom came back and tied the game. Juventus scored a late goal to win 3-2. Well done girls!
U10 Boys Impact White
The boys U10 ATSC Impact White had a terrific outing at the prestigious Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament on November 17-18, 2007, winning an exciting game in overtime against the SSA Dragons to clinch the Green Group and advance to the Chesapeake Division championship game. In the final, the Impact White faced a tough Loudoun team, losing 3-2 in a game that went down to the wire. The Impact White team players are Cullen George Ben, Christophe, Sam, Nolan, Noah, Cameron, Ben, Sam, Aidan and Brandon.
U10 Girls Rowdies Red
The Rowdies Red won the Hunt County Classic in the Premier Division on November 17-18 2007. The Rowdies defeated Merion FC, WVa (5-0), Great Falls Wildfire (1-0), SYA Velocity (5-0) and tied league rival SYC Pride White (0-0). Congratulations Rowdies: Katie, Haley, Ariana, Kate M., Kristin, Alicia, Sarah D., Kate R., Sarah B., Fiona, Jessica.
U10 Rowdies White
The Rowdies White were finalists at the NVSC Fall Classic. After losing a tough first game the Rowdies fought their way back to win the next three games to take second place in their bracket. The Rowdies have come a long way together since the beginning of the season together. Congratulations on a strong finish in their first tournament.
Columbus Day Champions and Finalists
U11 Boys Strikers White Champions
The ARL Strikers White won first place in the Great Falls VIP tournament this weekend defeating the 96 Reston Revolution 1-0, the Loudon 96 Silver and Great Falls Milan.
U14 Intensity Red Champions
Dana Warneke posted 4 shutouts in goal this weekend as the Arlington Intensity Red brought home the 1st place trophy in the Battlefield Classic. Our stalwart defense was anchored by Paula Jimenez, Adrianna Gorsky, Sammie Brothers, Caitlin Denkler and Emma Bancoff. Midfielders Melissa Hunt, Emily Winchester, Mallory Johnson, and Raleigh Mills did a super job winning balls in the air and connecting with our forwards to create numerous scoring chances in the final against the MCSA Freedom. Strikers Emilia Sens, Jessica Valerezo, Leyly Ram put the opposition under pressure and helped the Intensity to a team record of 11 corners in one match. Goals this weekend were scored by Grace Rubinger, Leah Roth, Susan Ferguson and Rianna Arellano. CONGRATULATIONS Intensity Red. We are proud of you!
U17 Boys Titans Champions
The U17 Titans won the U19 Boys Division of the Discovery Cup Soccer tournament held October 6-8 at the Maryland Soccerplex. They defeated the U17 Oldsmar Soccer Club from
Tampa, FLA 1-0 in the championship game. This is the same team they played in the first round of the tournament and lost 2-0. They were the wild card team in the semi finals and won their semi final match 5-0. Congratulations to all the Titans on a team effort.
U13 Boys Challenge Finalists
The U13 Challenge finished second in the Battlefield Classic (Blue Division). The Challenge won their flight defeating SMU Vipers 2-1,
McLean 3-2 and HAS Heat 2-1. The Challenge lost in the final 1-0 to Reston Boca.
U15 Girls Fury Finalists
The Fury are finalists for the first time at Virginia Beach Tournament. In a very competitive flight the Fury won their first game 2-1. The second game was much more difficult against a strong WAGS team the Fury was defeated 9-1. Bouncing back after a morale bruising loss the Fury won 3-1 on Sunday.
Winning this third game put us in the finals against the Richmond Mystx who defeated us 9-1 the previous day. In the final the Fury lost 4-1 to the Mystx but gave them a game they will not forget. The Fury gave up two goals came in the last few minutes so it was a closer game that the final score indicated.
Arlington Fury took second place and a medal which is a first for our girls. Congratulations on a great weekend.
U11 Girls Dynamo are Finalists
The Dynamo finished second in the Battlefield Classic. They worked very hard, ending with one win, one loss and one tie to take them to the championship. The team they faced was a WAGS team that had beat them Saturday morning 6-0. The Dynamo lost 3-0 in the final but Dynamo played well against the competition.
4 Wins for Arlington in State Cup
Congratulations to the Blitz, FC Arlington, Pride and Venom
The Blitz won 3-1 over the Richmond Kickers. FC Arlington won 2-0 over the Herndon Revolution. The Venom won 2-1 in overtime against the VAR Nike 1. The Pride won 1-0 in PKs over SYC Liberty. Penalty kicks were converted by Stephanie Megas, Eryn Hurley, Emma Wolfarth, Alyse Alicandro and Karina Rivera. The Pride keeper Wolfarth stopped the 4th shot by SYC. We are looking forward to your next games.
Annual ATSC Coaches Game
Saturday 5pm September 15 at Quincy Park
The Annual Coaches game was played this Saturday 9/15 at
Park in perfect weather conditions. We had the largest turn out of coaches since our first coaches game in 2002. The crowd was fantastic and the players really showed their support for the coaches with great vocal cheering and awesome home made signs.
Early in the game it looked like the White team was going to win by a large margin. They took control of the match early and sent their attack through the middle of the field to create and finish a number of scoring chances. At halftime, the score was 4-2 in favor of the White team.
Preseason Tournament Winners and Finalists
U10 Boys Impact White Go Undefeated at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament
The Impact defeated SYSA Thunder 97, CSC FVVA 97, VSA Heat and Team America in the final 1-0. The Impact scored 13 goals and only gave up 3 goals all weekend. What a great start to the Fall season. Congratulation Impact White!
U12B Inferno Go Undefeated at the
The Inferno played like Champions this weekend in the Richmond Cup Labor Day tournament. The Inferno won the Navy division of the Richmond Cup with a 4-0 record bringing home 1st Place medals. The Inferno played fantastic defense and created many goal scoring opportunities in the 4 games in which they outscored their opponents 17-4. Congratulations on a great weekend.
U10G Rowdies Win PWSI Tournament, September 1-3
U10G Rowdies defeated the ALEX Samba, LMVSC Patriots and PWSI White to get to the finals. The final was against the BRYC Breeze and proved to be a challenge. The game winner was scored late in the 2nd half by Colleen. The Rowdies outscored their opponents 21-4 and pitched two shutouts. Congratulation to the Rowdies Red: Fiona, Katie H., Kate M., Jessica, Haley, Ariana and Kristin and players from the Rowdies Blue: Sophie, Colleen, and Gabby.
U18 G Blue Demons Win FPYC Patriot Cup, September 1-3
The Arlington Blue Demons win the U-18 girls division of the Patriot Cup. The Blue Demons defeated the FPYC Spirit 1-0, the MSC Cougars, 2-0, the BAC Baracudas 4-0 and tied the Herndon Flyers 1-1.
U11 G Juventus are Finalist in the August Cup
The Juventus won their flight with 3 wins scoring 16 goals and only 2 against before going to the Final. In the Championship game they were upset only after double overtime and penalty kicks. Congratulations on a great tournament.
U16 G Arlington Pride Finalists at August Cup
The Pride defeated MSI Panthers 5-0, ABGC Fusion 1-0, and MSC Glory 2-0 to reach the A group finals. Ellie Mills tallied 6 goals during the tournament. The girls were defeated 3-0 by the Mclean Dragons, a former VA State Cup champion, in the finals.
U17B Titans Finalist in PWSI Tournament, September 1-3
The U17 Titans were finalists in the annual PWSI Toys for Tots tournament held at Valley View on September 1-3. They defeated the Stafford Azzurri, FASA Hotspur, PWSI Courage White and PWSI Courage Red to advance to the championship for their age group. After four games in 48 hours, with only one goal scored against, they were defeated by the NVSC Strykers. Congratulations to the entire team for an excellent tournament and a great start to the Fall, 2007 season.
U10 B Impact Blue Finalist in Dulles National Tournament, August 25-26
The U10 Impact Blue finished second in their flight of the Dulles National Tournament. They defeated SYC United Blue,
McLean Legend White in penalty kicks. They faced the Mason Dixon Red Devils in the finals and after falling behind early, they rallied to tie the score 2-2. After a scoreless overtime the game was decided by penalty kick, with the Red Devils emerging victorious. Congratulations on a great weekend.
U11 B Strikers White Finalist in PWSI, September 1-3
The U11 Strikers were finalist in the annual PWSI Toys for Tots Tournament. They defeated VISTA Dulles FC 9-2, FCSC United 6-4 and NVSC Arsenal Blue 8-2. In the final, the Strikers lost to the NVSC Jr. Royals 97 4-1. Congratulations on a great tournament.
U17 B Action are Finalist in the August Cup Tournament
The Action made it to the finals in the August Cup after defeating FC Premier and ASC Lightning Red and a tie against VSA Heat. In the championship game against the Braddock Road Condors (U19 Division 1) the Action gave their best taking the game into overtime and 6 rounds of penalty kicks. Congratulations on a great tournament.
First ATSC Academy Training Program Begins in Fall 2007
U9 & U10 Academy Training Begins September 10, 2007
U9 & U10 Academy for the Girls will be held at Williamsburg Middle School #3 from 5:30-7:00
U9 Boy’s Academy will be held at Bluemont Junction 5:30-7:00
U10 Boy’s Academy will be held at Bluemont Junction 5:30-7:00
There are 8 sessions. No session will be held on 10/8/07 (Columbus Day).
Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards
Chris Smith and Andy Megas - Congratulations
On Tuesday August 21, 2007 at the Club Council Meeting, Chris Smith was awarded ATSC Coach of the Year and Andy Megas was awarded ATSC Volunteer of the Year. Chris and Andy have been dedicated to ATSC and we were pleased to present their awards.
Chris Smith is the head coach of the U11 Girls age group and also coached the Intensity Red last season. He is a dedicated coach and also volunteers his time outside of coaching. He is currently the Girl’s Coach Representative on the ATSC Board and helped with the field planning for the ASIST Tournament last spring. As a coach, he brings out the best in the girls while developing the team. He is thorough with executing his practice and game plans and has communicated his system to the parents so they are aware of what is taking place on the field. Above and beyond the call: on the Friday before the ASIST Tournament, Chris worked late into the night with a small team of people to clear the snow and ice off 2 fields that his teams were to play on the next morning. Thanks for your dedication.
Andy Megas was the ATSC President last year as well as a volunteer Coach for the Dragons. If this was not enough he was one of the driving forces behind the ASIST Tournament which grew significantly in the second year. He also organized the first ATSC Information Night for parents. In addition to working as a volunteer for ATSC, he volunteers on the recreation side as the manager of the Civitans Club in ASA. He started and ran the Player Development Clinics for ASA players. Andy continues to volunteer his time as he is the assitant coach for the U9 Boys Travel teams and is still the ASIST Tournament Chair. Thanks for everything.
U17B Action Finalists
In 2007 August Cup
The U17B Action played in the 2007 August Cup Tournament at the Germantown Soccerplex. The Action, which will play in the NCSL Div. 2 this fall, won the U17 pool, tying the VSA Heat 90 2-2 and defeating the Falls Church Premier AC 2-0 and the ASC Lightening 3-1. The championship game was against the winner of the U19 pool, the BRYC Condors. The Action held a 0-0 tie through regulation play and two overtimes, losing on the last PK.
Scoring for the Action were Luis Estrada with three goals and one each from Cristian Castro, Mohamed Jawara, Andrew Brown and Brian Donohoe. Deserving of special mention was GK Andy Gradison, new to the team, for outstanding play in the goal.
The Action is coached by John McAuley. The players in the tournament were: Jose Astorga, Clarke Birrell, Andrew Brown, Cristian Castro, Jerson Delgado, Brian Donohoe, Luis Estrada, Andy Gradison, Michael Henning, Mohamed Jawara, Eric Kolker, Edwin Moreno, Jesse Phillips, Andrew Piemonte, and Ben Slone. Congratulations to the boys for a great weekend of play.
ASTC Holds First Annual Team Residential Camp
Twelve Teams Paricipate at Rider University in Lawerenceville, NJ, Summer 2007
ATSC held its first annual team residential camp from July 29th through August 3rd. The camp was run in collaboration with the Kevin Long Soccer Academy, and was held at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Approximately 100 players from ATSC representing 12 teams attended the camp.
Construction on North Tract Sports Complex to Begin in Spring 2008
Initial Phase to Include Two Synthetic Soccer Fields
The National Examiner
reports that construction on the long awaited North Tract Sports Complex in Crystal City will begin in spring 2008. The initial phase will include two synthetic soccer fields, with two additional fields to be added to the complex in a subsequent phase. Click here
for more details. And click here
to help the County select a name for the park!
U16B Legend Travel to Northern Italy
And Play in Valtellina Cup
The U16 boys Legend travelled to Northern Italy this past July to particpate in the Valtellina Cup. The trip included a tour of the San Siro Stadium, home to Inter and AC Milan, a few relaxing days at Lake Como which included a training session and a scrimmage, a side trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland on a train through the Alps, five high level matches and of course many other site seeing and social excursions.
U16G Pride Travel to Denmark
Dana Cup Finalists, Summer 2007
The Arlington Pride traveled to Hjorring, Denmark to compete in the 2007 Dana Cup. The tournament was held from July 23-28. The Pride won their opening group and advanced to the tournament final after winning 4 elimination matches, including a semifinal thriller that was decided by kicks from the penalty spot. In the championship match they played LdB Malmo FC, a Swedish Womens Professional Soccer club. While the loss in the finals spoiled the Pride’s unbeaten record, it did nothing to diminish their accomplishments during the rest of the event. The Pride represented ATSC in fine style. Congratulations to all the players and to the Pride’s coach Tom Torres. Well done girls!
ATSC Player Invited to Attend ODP National Camp
Katie Yensen, a member of the U15G Arlington Blitz, has been invited to attend the USSF National ODP ID Camp in Southern California July 30 to August 5. Katie plays on the 1993 Virginia State Team and attended the ODP Regional Camp in Rhode Island in mid-July. Out of the 385 girls that attended the camp in Rhode Island, 25 girls including Katie were selected to represent Region 1 at the National Camp.
Five Arlington Action Players Win McSoccerfest Championship
Qualify for 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods National 3v3 Kick It Championship
Five players from the Arlington Action (rising U17B) won the U15/16 Elite division of the 4v4 McSoccerfest Tournament in Columbia, MD on Sunday, July 1, going undefeated against 3 division 1 teams. Their last match of the day, the match that determined the championship winner, the boys came from behind to beat NCSL D1 SEVP Crew 4-3. Their championship earned them a spot in the 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods National 3v3 Kick It Championship. The team plans to play in Dick's Sporting Goods 3v3 North-East Region tournament in Maryland at the end of July to prepare for the Regional Championship which takes place in August in New Jersey. The team consisted of Jesse Phillips, Freddy Castro, Cristian Castro, Alex Elvira & Luis Estrada and was coached by Pat Phillips. Well done boys!
ATSC Club Colors Worn 'Round the World
The Club Logo Goes Global! (Summer, 2007)
For the past few years, Hilary Phillips (manager of the Action U16B), has collected donated ATSC uniforms and passed them on to her colleague at Marymount University who is from Ethiopia
ATSC Forming New U14 Girls Team to Play in ODSL for the Fall 2007 Season
ATSC will form a new U14 girls
team for the fall 2007 season. This team will play in ODSL Interested players should contact Pat McDavid
ASA has hired a Technical Director
ASA has hired a Technical Director for their Recreational Soccer Program. For more information visit this link
Five ATSC Players Earn High School State Championship
Congratulations to the ATSC players who are members of the Thomas Jefferson High School varsity boys’ soccer team that on Saturday won the State AAA championship
ATSC Teams Finish Strong in Memorial Day Tournaments
U9 Boys Champions of the Gold Division, U9 Girls Champions of the Silver Division, U10 Strikers Red Finalists. In the Colonial Cup in Richmond, U12 Girls Finalists in the Bronze Division, U13 Boys Generals are Finalists in the Silver Division. U14 Boys Premier Champions, U15 Girls Pride Finalists at the Potomac Memorial tournament.
Arlington Players Tour Germany
Virginia ODP Trip April 5-16
Five ATSC players participated with Virginia’s Olympic Development teams. They played in 5 matches against German clubs, attended two professional matches, and toured historical sites.
New Board Members Elected
March 28, 2007 at Club Council Meeting
Steve Lent was elected as the new ATSC President on Wednesday night. Richard Easby was elected the Girls’ Commissioner and Luis Gendive is the new At Large Board Member.
Arlington Players Selected to State ODP Teams
Congratulations to the following ATSC players who made the State ODP Player Pool.
- 1989 - Brendan Little (U17 Ambush)
- 1991 - Sam Kernan Schloss (U16 Titans)
- 1992 - Allan Flott (U16Titans)
- 1993 - Emilia Sens (U13 Intensity Red), Katie Yensen (U14 Blitz), Christian Kosko (U14 Premier), Shayne Leonard (U14 Venom)
Competitive Summary - Fall 2006
Eight teams are eligible for divisional promotion topped by the U17 Girl’s United advancing to WAGS Division I. From August through December Arlington teams captured 9 tournament championships. Special honors go to the boy’s U15 Fusion and U14 FC Arlington who combined to win league and tournament titles.
ATSC 5th Annual Coaches Game -- September 9, 2006
Raises $1000 for the Scholarship Fund
The 4th Annual Coaches game was played on Saturday 9/9 at Quincy Field. The White team bested the Blue team by a score of 4-2. The game was pretty wide open and featured a lot of attacking play and great scoring chances.
Announcing ATSC's Fifth Annual Coaches’ Game
Saturday September 9, 2006 Quincy Park 5:00-8:00
Arlington Travel Soccer Club will hold its Fifth Annual Coaches’ Game on Saturday, September 9 at Quincy Park from 5 - 8 pm.
Virginia ODP Northern District Selections from ATSC
Twenty Seven Arlington players were selected to participate in the VYSA North District Olympic Development Program. The ODP program provides a development track for young men and women that reaches all the way to the US Men’s and Women’s National teams.
First Annual Coach of the Year Award and Volunteer of the Year Award
August, 2006 -- Luis Gendive, Coach of the Year. Ron Greenhalgh, Volunteer of the Year.
At the Club Council meeting on August 24, the ATSC awarded the First Annual Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Award.
ATSC College Night
June 6, 2006
ATSC sponsored a special College Night event on June 6, 2006. Speakers included coaches from Georgetown and George Mason Universities, as well as prominent ATSC coaches. This was an outstanding presentation with a lot of great information for anyone aiming to play at the college level.
Key points from the presentation are available here
Coaches Game Draws Big Crowd!
The 4th Annual Coaches Game was played September 10 at Quincy Park. Hundreds of players and family members were entertained with plenty of goals and a high-level of play from the coaches in the Club. Some of our newest coaches had the biggest impact on the outcome.
Arlington Extreme Goalie Ashley Donaldson signs Letter of Intent to play for Xavier University
Arlington Extreme (U18G)
Goalie Ashley Donaldson signed a Letter of Intent in early February, 2005, to play for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.