Del Mar-Carmel Valley Sharks soccer team takes state cup

The Del Mar-Carmel Valley Sharks GU14 soccer team won the CalSouth State Cup on April 24. The annual tournament to crown the best boys and girls teams in Southern California started with 64 qualified teams and over 1,000 girls, and the 16 girls on the Sharks were the winners. The team played eight games and won them all by a combined goal count of 20-2. The coach, Brian Smith, has been leading the team for four years and also led them to the Presidio League Championship in 2014. Back row: Julia, Ryann, Nikki, Megan, Eiden, Devin, Lindsey, Keeley, Paige, Coach Brian; front row: Jasmine, Amanda, Veronica, Sydney, Lindsey, Sophie, Lexanna. Courtesy photo