San Diego Surf Soccer Club’s Under 9 teams win State Cup

The San Diego Surf GU9 team

SoccerNation recently announced that two San Diego Surf Soccer Club teams won State Cup. The young teams are the future of soccer in America and both the boys and girls under 9 years of age teams won. “The future of soccer is bright and our youth soccer players are committed to winning the World Cup for America,” says Diane Scavuzzo, editor in chief of, the soccer news website for Southern California. “These young soccer players are from San Diego; Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Del Mar, Chula Vista, Ramona and other local neighborhoods and the kids love the game of soccer and are proud to be the best in the state.”

The San Diego Surf BU9 team

Colin Chesters, Director of Coaching for Surf Soccer Club, one of the largest competitive clubs in San Diego, says “This is the first time in years that our younger boys are state champions. I believe the last time a boys’ team won State Cup was when AJ Soares was playing. (A.J. Soares is now with the MLS team New England Revolution.) Our Surf girls’ teams win often, which is really wonderful, but to have that special moment when both U9 teams won within minutes of each other…it was so gratifying to see the girls coming over to congratulate the boys and for there to be so many Surf coaches around when all this was happening.”

The San Diego Surf BU9 team played Cosmos Academy West, a team from Los Angeles in the soccer tournament’s final and won 2-1. Coached by Danny Salas from Vista, the BU9 team was undefeated in the San Diego area and won their age group in local Presidio Soccer League. The team of 11 boys has a lot to celebrate. The Surf team roster: Eitan Breziner, Chris Hegardt, Kian Hogan, Francisco “Pancho” Gomez, Kai Haseyama, Zeke Mata, Chase Marion, Jorge Montgomery, Michael Scavuzzo, Derrick Stephenson, and Ish Uno plus the team’s goalkeeper Carlos Zuniga.

Ish Uno

The GU9’s team, coached by Chris Lemay, earned the honor of State Champions as well. Lemay asked his players to go home and ask their parents if any of them had ever won at state championship, at any age! The girls all came back with big smiles and said “Nope. Our parents are very proud and so are we.”

Team Roster: Sydney Helfand, Skyler Wallace, Paige Linden, Marisa Bubnis, Tatum Lenain, Elise Freeman, Payton Acheson, Kayla Oertle, Angelina Ludena, Keziah Inniss, Bailey Malinowski and Samantha Ward.

Related posts:

  1. SD Surf Soccer wins several team titles at Cup tourney
  2. Local athletic teams honored
  3. Energy woes don’t slow Surf Cup’s widespread appeal
  4. Surf Girls U9 are champions
  5. CCA Surf Team wins state title

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