Roswell, Ga. (Dec. 12, 2018)—On the heels of Atlanta United winning the Major League Soccer Cup, the city of Roswell has some soccer victories of its own to share.
With the guidance of Coach Mark Lomas, the Girls 14 and Under (14U) Santos Blue team recently became the champions in the U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) National League Piedmont Conference Premier I Division. The league consisted of 12 teams, from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. and The Roswell team finished with a record of 10-0-1 to take the crown with an undefeated season.
By winning the league, the girls have qualified to compete in the 2019 USYS Southern Regional Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The regionals are the next step toward competing in the USYS National Championship Series. The Girls 14U team, which has been playing together for four to five years, is the first Roswell Soccer Club team of any age or gender to automatically qualify for the highest division of regionals in over 20 years.
In addition, the following Roswell Soccer Club teams are also celebrating successful seasons:
- Boys 18U Santos Blue (Coach Allan Davie): The team participated this fall in the National League Piedmont Conference Premier II Division. The team finished in 3rd place, which earned them a promotion into the higher National League Piedmont Conference Premier I Division.
- Boys 14U Santos Blue (Coach Q Hart): The team was the National League Piedmont Conference Premier II Division Champion. They earned a promotion into the higher Piedmont Conference Premier I Division.
- Girls 14U Santos Red (Coach George Stokes): The team were the runner ups of the Georgia Soccer 14U Athena C Division and earned a promotion to Georgia Soccer Athena B Division.
- Girls 13U Santos Blue (Coach George Stokes): The team played in the Georgia Soccer 13U Athena A Division this fall and finished 4th to earn a promotion into National League Piedmont Conference Premier II Division.
- Girls 13U Santos Red (Coach Dan Farnham): The team were the champions of the Georgia Soccer 13U Athena C Division and earned promotion into Georgia Soccer 13U Athena B Division.
- Girls 12U Santos Blue (Coach Chuck Ross): The team is a true 12U-aged team but participated an age group above in the Georgia Soccer 13U Athena B Division. They were the champions and earned a promotion into the Georgia Soccer 13U Athena A, still playing a year above their age group.
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