The Region 3 Premier League and North Carolina State league and tournament have now come to an end for the 2010-11, and this season has been another successful year for Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Elite Girls Program.
The U 18 Team, coached by Dan Dudley, finished in 6th position in R3PL with a record of 4-4-3 (15pts) and were state finalists being narrowly defeated 2-1 in the final. This was another competitive year for these players and the majority of them will now go on to further their playing career at the collegiate level.
The U 17 Team, coached by Adam Denton, finished in 5th position in R3PL with a record of 7-3-1 (22pts) and were state finalists being narrowly defeated 2-1 in the final. This was another competitive year and a 4th consecutive top 5 finish in R3PL for this team despite a injury plagued season.
The U 16 Team, coached by Philip Poole, finished in 4th position in R3PL with a record of 8-2-1 (25pts) and were state semi finalists being defeated 1-0 in the semi-final. This was again another successful season for this team with a 3rd consecutive top 4 finish in R3PL. With the top 4 finish this year the U 16’s have qualified for the USYS Regional Championship on June 17-22 in Tennessee.
The U 15 Team, coached by Ashu Saxena, finished in 7th position in R3PL with a record of 4-5-2 (14pts) and were state semi finalists being defeated in PK’s in the semi-final. This was a strong season for this team and they as the season continued the players continued to improve throughout the year.
The U 14 Team, coached by Adam Denton, played in the fall and spring season. In the fall the team finished 1st with a undefeated season in the NCYSA Premier Division with a record of 10-0-1 (31pts). In the spring the team finished in 3rd position in R3PL with a record of 6-2-5 (23pts) and were state semi finalists being narrowly defeated 1-0 in the semi-final. This was again another successful season and with the top 3 finish this year the U 14’s have qualified for the USYS Regional Championship on June 17-22 in Tennessee.
The U 13 Team, coached by Adam Denton, played in the fall and spring season. In the fall the team finished 1st in the NCYSA Open West Division. With a perfect season they accumulated a record of 8-0 (24pts) and did so without conceding a single goal. In the spring the team finished in 1st position in NCYSA Elite West Division with a record of 10-0 (30pts) and still had one game to play on their league schedule. In the state Championship game the team was crowned as USYS State Champions with a 4-2 victory in the Final.
In summary the 2010-11 Charlotte Soccer Academy Elite Girls teams in state tournament play had one state cup champion, two state finalists, and three semi-finalists. In R3PL league play each of the U 14-U 18 Teams finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th out of the 12 team division selected from NC, SC, FL and GA. Both the U13 and U 14 girls teams had undefeated seasons in NCYSA league play and two CSA teams have qualified for the USYS Regional Championships on June 17-22 in Tennessee.
"This was a successful year for the girls program and I am very pround of all the players stated", CSA ECNL Director Adam Denton. "We want to build on this platform as we head into conference play within the ECNL next season. Besides CSA, only one other club in North Carolina had every girls team qualify for the top division in their region and qualify for the NCYSA final four. While we have had some success we want to make sure we continue to work to become stronger both regionally and nationally. Over the next seasons the CSA ECNL staff will have these goals in mind as they continue to work in every aspect of the CSA ECNL program to give our players the best opportunity for success. These teams still have some competitions to finish up this calendar year and still have lots to play for this year."
Charlotte Soccer Academy is only one of two clubs from North Carolina that has been selected to be a member of the ECNL for the 2011-12 season and will play in the Southeast Conference which will consist of some of the strongest clubs in the Region. The Southeast Conference will consist of CSA (NC), CASL (NC), CESA (SC), GSA (GA), Concorde Fire (GA), AFU (GA), BUSA (AL) and VA Rush (VA) and will be for the U14-U18 age groups.