HAMPTON, NH - The Super Y-League North American Finals, regarded as one of the top youth soccer events in North America, is a five-day tournament that includes more than 130 of the best U-13 to U-17 boys and girls soccer teams in the U.S. and Canada. Teams qualify from their respective regions and face the best from throughout North America in a quest to become league champions. This year’s event will begin on Thursday, November 18th with the first day of matches being played on Friday, November 19th. Championship matches are scheduled for Tuesday, November 23rd.
Seacoast United Soccer Club will be sending 6 teams down to Tampa for this event. Four girls teams and two boys teams qualified from their respective regional groups over the summer. Headlining the teams that Seacoast United will be sending down will be the defending National Champions, the U15 Girls team, coached by Derek Dane. The U15 team has had a combined 25-0-1 record over the past 2 seasons with 120 goals for and only 12 goals conceded. The team is led in scoring by Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, NH) with 12 goals and 3 assists on the season. What is impressive about this group is depth in scoring on the roster. Four other players have 5 goals or more: Carly Gould (Hampton Falls, NH), Kayli Igoe (Durham, NH), Abigail Short (Stratham, NH), Kayla Swasey (York, ME). The defense has been anchored by the goal keeping of Katherine Mahoney (Kingston, NH)and Caton Beaulieu (North Yarmouth, ME) who have combined for a 0.33 GAA (goals against average).
The U13 Girls team, coached by David Burgess, qualified with an 8-2-2 record. They had a very impressive Goal Differential of 42 with 51 goals scored and only 9 conceded. Goal scoring was led by Katy Bryan (Sanford, ME) and Elise Leavitt (Stratham, NH), both with 11 goals apiece. The U14 Girls team, coached by Tony Karibian, came in first in their division with a 10-0-2 record. Goal scoring was provided by Kendall Ham (Stratham, NH) and Courtney Benson (Contoocook, NH), with 8 and 7 goals respectively. The U17 Girls, coached by Gary Karibian, finished in second place in the region with a 4-3-1 record. This will mark the 2nd and final trip for this group to the National Finals as they will all be graduating and heading off to play in college in the Fall.
The boys side will be represented by the U13 and U15 teams. The U13 team, coached by Corlton Simmond, placed first in their division with a goal differential of 25. Leading the way was Chris Arling (Windham, NH) with 14 goals on the season. The U15 team, coached by Tim Farrell, also boasts a first place finish and goal differential of 24. Scoring leader, Andre Simmond, had 10 goals and 4 assists on the season.
All teams will depart on Thursday November 18th and games commence on Friday the 19th. The Championship games will be held on Tuesday the 23rd. You can follow the progress of all of our teams by going to http://uslsoccerfest.com.