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Winner Winner! - San Juan Shines at Area Spring Tournament!


Congratulations to the 8 Region 87 teams that participated in the Spring 2018 Area Tournament.

This past weekend, May 19th and 20th, 9 of the 10 Regions in Area 11L came together to compete in the Area 11L 2018 Spring Tournament. This tournament is known as a very competitive tournament due to the fact that extra teams and recreational teams compete together and generally only the strongest teams from each region dare step onto the pitch.

For Region 87, we had 8 teams in the tournament and our teams had tremendous success.

We had two champions - One on the boys and one on the girls:

In the Boys 10U Division, Ian Mclaughlin's team, The Rattlesnakes, won the Championship game with a 1-0 win over a team from Aliso Viejo.

In the Girls 12U Division, Brian Shultz team, The Great Whites 2.0, beat

out a Ladera Ranch team with a strong 3-1 win to take the G12U Championship.

Additionally, we had two more teams advance to the consolation round and win their flights.

Both Regina Van Leeuwen's team, The PRIDE, and Sally Hummel's team, The Rangers, both won their games in the Girls 14U Division to take the 1st position Consolation medals for Region 87.

And, lest we forget, not only did we win at that level, but we had two more teams make it to the Consolation round; Tifani Brakke (BU14) and Chris Mangiapane (GU10) advanced to the consolation round and played hard and represented well.

All great showings and the players should be proud of their accomplishments!

At this point, there still remain a few tournaments before summer officially starts, but what a great finish to the end of the Area 11L Soccer Season.

Great Job everyone!

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