Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU17 Elite repeat as Blue Division National League Champions

DMCV Sharks GU17 Elite clinched a return trip to the US Youth Soccer National Championships by repeating as the Blue Division National League Champions.

In December, the Sharks traveled to North Carolina to play four National League games.  The team went 3-1, losing to NSA Jaguars from Illinois but ended the weekend in a three-way tie at the top of the bracket with Jaguars and So Cal rival Legends. This past weekend, the Sharks were in Las Vegas playing three tough games to close out the League.  A top-two spot was earned with a 1-0 win in a tough battle over So Cal rival Legends on Saturday.  The Sharks then earned their second National League title with a 2-0 win on Sunday over NEFC Elite from Massachusetts.

“This year I told the girls we needed to DREAM BIG!” Coach Felicia Kappes said.  “They needed to visualize themselves back at the US Youth Championships. Dream big for our team, our club, ourselves, our goals, and our seniors. It was so much more difficult to qualify, but we found a way to win. One of the most important themes we have had is that we want to send our seniors off with one incredible final run, and winning the National League guarantees that we will,” Kappes continued. “Losing six teammates in another four months from a team that is exceptionally close is emotional.”

Those six moving on to college life at the end of the summer provided great motivation for the Sharks team. Congratulations to Coach Kappes, Gianna, Hannah, Mari, Melissa, Sam, Shelby, Rachel, Natalie, Sydney, Dominque, Jennifer, Angel, Hailey, Brooklyn, Kirsten, Jordan, Crystal, Huli, Zisi.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar- Carmel Valley Sharks GU16 Elite are National League Champions
  2. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks G16 Elite earn spot in US Youth Soccer National Championships
  3. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU16 Elite crowned Far West Regional League Champions
  4. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Elite team wins U.S. Youth National Soccer Championships
  5. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Girls U9 ‘Blue’ team wins Presidio League Champions

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