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The Snohomish U15 Black team are Pacific Coast Challenge Champions defeating Eastside Red 3-1 in the finals. The team went undefeated with 13 GF and 3 GA.

G94 Select Brings Home Championship
With their backs to the wall after the first State Cup preliminary match, the Snohomish United G94 Pumas established their mission, and ran the table to capture the Challenge Cup GU-16 Division 2 crown, with a dominating 5-1 victory over Crossfire Pelan in the Final at Starfire.

Seated in Front: Heather Pettis; Front row L to R: Bailey Ellis, Katie Tate, Rachel Schmauder, Allie Pearson,Tayhler Williams, Sarah Ross, Shelbi Walter; Back Row L to R: Rachel Fesler, Becca Carnevale, Emily Rigg, Mackenzie Sevenants, Anne Magnus, Taylro Morrell, Maddie DonTigny, Coach Tom Rigg. Not Pictured: Kayley Soros

The road wasn’t easy, after being placed in a small group of 3, and losing their first match 1-0, with only one game left to play in preliminaries. They knew they had to score goals, and several of them, to have a chance of advancing to the Quarterfinals. They did just that, with a 5-1 victory over ISC Arsenal, earning a spot in the Quarters against crosstown rival Legacy FC., whom they defeated 2-0 to advance to the Semifinals.

The Semifinal match found them against an unfamiliar opponent, in Synergy FC Lopez, who had been a goal scoring machine in their previous matches. The Pumas knew that defense was key in this game, and were up to the task, earning a hard fought 1-0 victory, propelling them into the Final against Crossfire.

The level of play and intensity grew within this team as the tournament progressed, and culminated in the Final. After an early disallowed goal, “the intensity suddenly picked up to a level I hadn’t seen out of them collectively” said Coach Tom Rigg. “The first touch pressure, all over the field, was relentless, for the rest of the game”. “There were several times during this game that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They really turned the page today, and I couldn’t be prouder,” Rigg added. “Crossfire was never able to find any kind of rhythm offensively, due to the energy and pressure out of every one of our players.”

Snohomish took a 2-0 lead into half time, and coasted to a 5-0 lead before surrendering a very impressive corner kick header goal late in the game. Snohomish 5-1!! Challenge Cup D2 Champ!

Congratulations Snohomish United GU-16 Select!

Boy U-13 Black Henderson wins falls PDL Division 1

The Snohomish United BU-13 Black team finished the Spring PDL season on top of Division 1.  

The boys went undefeated after an opening day loss, scoring 22 goals, giving up only 5 goals, and recording 4 shutouts. 

Outstanding goalkeeping and a focus on team defending resulted in a marked improvement.

Back Row (L to R):  Keven Duan, Tanner Corrie, Blake Crutchfield, Nathan Aune,
Alex Bergstrom, Brad Morgan, Ryan Fransen.
Front Row (L to R):  John Magnus, Spencer Pettit, Brady Henderson, Gus Baxter,
Andre Jordan, Uriel Herrera, Keegan Willis.  Not picured:  Israel Amador.

Snohomish United Black Ross GU17 - WYSA Premier Division II Winners.

With an unbeaten 10 game season United’s GU17 squad has clinched the league champion title.  Coming through this 2010 season the team posted shut outs for the first six games due to a very strong defensive squad and an exceptional goal keeper. (6 wins, 0 losses, and 4 ties)

This is a team who over the last two seasons has created many successes.  They finished 2nd in their division last season giving them promotion to the P2 division.  Then they won the Challenge (state) Cup title which moved them onto Regional’s where they once again where crowned champions and received the golden ticket to play in Nationals in Raleigh North Carolina; finishing fourth in the National for GU16.

The athletes on the squad have worn a motto of which they have taken to heart during every training session and match:  “We don’t limit our challenges, we challenge our limits”.  They have held this motto to its highest standard and it shows in this seasons current accomplishments.

Head Coach Robin Ross states;  This is a group of great athletes who believe in each other on and off the pitch.  They train very hard and strive to step to the next level in every training and game situation.  They understand that there is always more to learn as a athlete and a person, thus they stay grounded.

Back row (left to right): Micaela Todd, Alex Carlson, Shillia Crosby, Krista Bartkowski,
Lindsay Dye, Shannon Dempsey, Brittany Evarts, Colleen Hill, Robin Ross
Fron row (left to right): Darrian Trisko, Stephani Hagberg, Jackie Divita, Courtney Brown,
KC Wilson, Erin Hardy, Rachel Rinke, Mackenzie Martin, Melanie Plata

Road blocks, bent but not broken, unbeaten and State Cup Champions.

Serving as a synopsis this statement captures Snohomish BU18’s 2009-10 Washington Youth Soccer season.  Ten months of training, games, injuries culminated into a state championship on 3/7/10 at the Starfire complex in Tukwila. 

After having been the bridesmaid but never the bride in this event, the victory against their arch rivals / nemesis Eastside FC was a sweet victory indeed.  For the past five years Snohomish faced and lost to Eastside four of the five in either the semi finals or the final. 

Coming from behind with two goals the second half by Glenn Paden, assisted with Austin Wyatt, and the second from a feathery deft touch by Devon Mendiola after a ‘flip throw-in’ by Michael Harris provided the final game of this team’s Washington Youth Soccer career the perfect capstone to a pyramid of great achievements.

Victory and trophy aside, the true accomplishment of this team is the “togetherness” displayed by the players throughout this season.  To wit: an unbeaten season with 10 victories and no losses scoring 33 times and allowing only 3 against; also an unbeaten run in the state cup winning 6 games losing none and scoring 18 allowing only one in the final.  After this success and clear dominance, the first major road block they faced was this team got seeded fourth in the state cup in the same bracket as two of the states toughest opponents. 

Back Row: Matt Wyatt (Manager),  Erik Lissak,  Brady Ballew,  Jarad Brisbon,  Sam Evans,
Ben Draeger,  Rylan Kautz,  Devin Mendiola,  Glenn Paden,  Tye   Hastings, Gary Harris (Coach)
Front Row: Chris Beehler,  Sam Hauck,  Aaron Larson,  Austin Wyatt,  Garrett Lee,
Hiei Rose,  Tyler Hawkinson,  John Crenshaw,  Michael Harris
The coach Gary Harris maneuvered his players around such obstacles arriving into the semi finals after a convincing but hard fought victory the week before.  In the semi’s two of Gary’s starting central defenders collided heads, receiving stitches, thus eliminating their participation in the final.  Bent but not deterred the Snohomish team went into the final with a makeshift alignment to settle a long overdue score with Eastside.  Going down 0-1 in the first half, Snohomish came out in the second half scoring two goals. 

Needless to say the celebration was well earned and long overdue.  With this victory this team has qualified to go to the Regional Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Snohomish United Soccer Club is proud of this team’s achievement and prouder still seeing this team evolve from little cherubs into fine young men.  Congratulations and we wish them the best in all coming ventures.

U-10 All City Cup Tournament
Big congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this year’s tournament you all did a wonderful job.  We know that the recreational teams look forward to ending every season with a good round of tournament style competition.  In a fierce battle for the championship we would like to honor the following teams:

Girls team: Wild Cats
Coaches in back: Andrew Fox, Sue Fox and Scott Fox
Back Row: Bella Rennert, Delaney Johnson, Christia Eggold,
Kayla McDonald, Cheyenne Stultz, Natalie Fox
Front Row: Summer Stultz, Gracia McMillan, Suzy Pace, Holly Hartley

Boys Team: Academy
Coach Jason French
Front row: Tate French, Michael Hyland, Cameron Haupt, Michael Herrera, Owen Fiedler
Back row: Nicolas Martuch, Luke Larson, Bohdi Uderitz, Nathan Nicholson, Nathan Born

Snohomish Girls U-15 “Chika Lobos” Wins Arizona Pro's Elite Thanksgiving Tournament. (Report by Coach Fenster)

Day #1 it was 80 degree's, 11am and on a field foreign to us. We were playing a new team with a big name Sereno Blue from Arizona. The girls started off strong and only got stronger as the game progressed. The game ended 3-1 for Snohomish and could have been a bigger score in our favor. In our second game that day we played Arizona Rush who in the state playoffs lost to the eventual winners Sereno White, therefore we knew it would be a tough game. Again all the nerves of a new surface, tight calling ref's and a new team shivered us for a moment and they got a goal early in the first half. But again like the first game it only helped us remember what we were there to do, win, which we did 4-1.

Day #2 - 8am kick off brought us Sereno White 96 a year younger than us, but a perennial power house in Arizona and currently ranked 5th in the country. Snohomish had the early run of play, in fact I can remember thinking they must have a few missing players but no, it just took them a minute to wake up. They scored 2 and there was no answer from us. The game ended and we knew playing them again would be on our list of things to do before we hopped on that plane again. The second game that day the Semi Finals was late that same night under the lights and under the stars. Perfect situation for a game. We were playing the CCV Stars a good team in our own age group from Arizona. Winning this game would put us into the finals and most likely against the Sereno White. Our motivation was at an all time high. We started and finished the game strong beating CCV Stars 2-0.

Day #3 - Sunday brought us to the finals against Sereno White. This time Sereno White came out much different and caught us on our heels. We couldn't seem to get at our own half. The first 15 minutes they pounded on our door but were unable to pry it open. Then we started to play, remembering what they did to us just the day before. At the half it was 0-0 They scored first and we answered back 1-1. It couldn't be anymore of a final than if we had charged for admission. Each team fought cleat and head looking to finish the other. Many close calls put the fans to the edge of their seats and others to their feet. The final whistle blew and we went into overtime No sudden death but it wouldn't matter, no team could put it in the goal, I'm not sure if the players from either team had it in them, the sweat showing their fatigue. And so to penalty's where it came down to maturity in front of the goal. Back and forth the kicks went until finally our keeper made a save. We needed to answer and did. It came down to the final kicker in a situation that mathematically read 4-3 Snohomish. Sereno needed the kick to stay alive...........wide right! Snohomish wins.

Snohomish United Black BU-18 Division 1 Champions
The Snohomish United Black BU18 team coached by Gary Harris finished their 2009 fall league schedule as Division 1 Champions. They powered thru their tough schedule with an unbeaten10-0-0 record outscoring their opponents 33-3. Now they prepare for the upcoming 2010 USYS Washington State Championships with high hopes of bringing home the trophy for the first time!

Photo Back Row: Gary Harris, Tye Hastings, Chris Beehler, Tyler Hawkinson,
Sam Evans, Glenn Paden, Jarad Brisbin, Rylan Kautz, Devin Mendiola.

Photo Front Row: Michael Harris, Brady Ballew, Hiei Rose,
Garrett Lee, Sam Hauck, Austin Wyatt, John Crenshaw.

U13 Girls Wins Starfire Labor Day Tournament
The GU13 Black Team beat Federal Way Reign in the Championship game at the Starfire Labor Day Tournament.  The girls went undefeated the entire weekend giving up just one goal and scoring 11. The final game paired Snohomish United (Div 2 PDL) against the favorite FW Reign (Div 1 PDL).  After scoring early in the first half and dominating play United gave up a goal off a set piece from 25 yards out in the second half.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie and went to kicks from the mark.  Snohomish made their first 4 shots and GK Ellie Otteson made two saves to help secure the win for United.  Congratulations Girls!  Great job this weekend.
BU11 Revolution wins 2009 Turkey Shoot
The Revolution battled through a weekend of rain to finish first in the Tournament. They played 11 aside on full size fields for the first time ever.

It proved to their liking as they posted a perfect 3-0 record in the qualifying round with a 3-0 record, 15 GF and 1GA, and 29 out of a possible 30 points. Goalie Parker Day posted 3 clean sheets throughout the tournament; with many impressive saves. They defeated the Thunderbolts from North Bend 2-0 in the final.

U17 Boys Shine at USA Cup
National Sports Complex, Minneapolis, MN - July 19th 2009
After qualifying from their extremely competitive group stage, Snohomish United U17 Boys Black team set up a mouthwatering semi –final tie against the youth academy team of the 11th richest soccer club in the world, Tottenham Hotspur FC of the English Premier League who beat Rockford Raptors 6-0 to confirm their path into the championship rounds. READ MORE...

Snohomish United were one of eight (8) clubs worldwide that had been hand selected to compete in the 2009 Puma V- Elite bracket of the USA Cup. The other clubs selected included, Charlotte United, state champs from North Carolina, Erin Mills Eagles FC provincial champions of Ontario Canada, Lions FC from San Antonio Texas, Brooklyn Italians from New York and the oldest youth soccer club on the east coast, TSF Academy US club National champions from New Jersey, Rockford Raptors regional US club champions from Illinois and the tournaments spotlight club Tottenham Hotspur FC from the UK.

Our U17 boys went unbeaten in group B, against some of the best U17 teams in North America, but their sternest challenge awaited them in the semi-finals, in the shape of the British club giants.

Technical Director Gary White said prior to kickoff at a pre-match press conference, “this is a wonderful educational opportunity for our players and club alike, the only way to see where you are in your individual and team development is to play with and against the best” this was the message from the coaching staff to the players at the pre-game team meeting.

This was certainly relevant when going up with such a formidable club with a rich history of producing some of the best players in the history of the game. The match started well for our young men with chances at both ends in the opening 20 minutes, but after a wave of heavy pressure from the English club and some world class saves from goalkeeper Lucas Chadwick the deadlock was broken after 26 minutes of play. Down 1-0 and heading into the later stages of the second half Snohomish began to lose hold of the game and Tottenham Hotspur began to dictate the rhythm and tempo of the match. A late flurry of Snohomish attacks and some missed goal opportunities was not enough to change the 3-0 final score in favor of the English professionals.

John Jaeger Snohomish United’s U17 captain said at a post game interview with “We started off great and held our own and proved we can compete with anyone, a couple of lapses of concentration and one wonderful strike ended up being the difference between us, we are really happy with the level of this tournament & I believe this will help to prepare us for the upcoming season as a team and way beyond as individuals”

“The boys have assisted in further exposing our wonderful club to the world and we are extremely proud of them, this experience will assist them as they go into league play in September”, Said Hal Uderitz Boys Director and club icon.

U17 Girls Play in National Championships
After being crowned Region 4 champions earlier this summer, the final leg of the Snohomish United U17 Girls Black Team’s journey for national glory awaited them in Raleigh, NC.  The Team, coached by Robin Ross, had an excellent build-up to their journey by preparing themselves with several Friendly’s and Training sessions.  READ FULL STORY... (106K PDF)
U-12 Boys Red - Firecracker Tournament Champions
Congratulations to the Snohomish United Boys U-12 Red Team!  The Red Team played up at the Skagit Firecracker Tournament this past weekend. With new head coach Jamie Thilmony and several new players this team, they were able to quickly bond and played undefeated for the tournament. 

Photo Names: Standing: Coach Jamie, Taylor Berrian, Kole Kuk, Thomas Mckeown, Tristan Armstrong, Devon Potts, Tim Soto, Nathaniel Purdy, Garrett McNeill Kneeling:  Kees Westra, Griffin Miller, Jordan Miller, Jason Fairhurst, Max Strietzel, Noah Rassmussen, Elliott Scott, Eric Acero

They played (Extreme  3-1, Evergreen "A" 2-1 and NWU 6-0 ) to get to the finals. In the final they played Liverpool and won the game 6-2 win for the championship. Great start to your season.

We Are United

Snohomish United U16 Girls – Crowned US Youth Soccer Region IV Champs
Press Release Snohomish, Washington:

Under the extreme heat conditions and in the vast wilderness of Pasco, Washington, Snohomish United U16 Girls out ran, out matched and out played the state champions of Oregon, Arizona and Cal South to be crowned 2009 “US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Region IV Champions”.

The path to our 2009 regional glory for our girls under the leadership of head coach Robin Ross started with a 2-1 win over the Oregon champions after being 1-0 down at half time. The second game against the Cal South champions ended with a 1-0 win and group play concluded with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Champions. The Regional championship final game ended with a close 2-1 win in overtime against the Cal South Champions.

Photo Namese:  Front Row (left to right):  Colleen Hill, Erin Hardy, Brittany Evarts, Courtney Brown, KC Wilson, Micaela Todd, Rachel Rinke, Shelby Poitras, Darrian Trisko Back Row (left to right): Lindsay Dye, Alex Carlson, Kayla Avelar, Krista Bartkowski, Mel Plata, Shannon Dempsey, MacKenzie Martin, Amanda Morrell, Makaila Fuller, Robin Ross caught up with head coach Robin Ross who praised her players and was ecstatic after the final whistle.  Ross said, “the girls work rate and commitment to our club and our team goals are the main reasons for this team’s success and we now aim to conquer the nation in Raleigh, NC in July.”

Technical Director Gary White who was also in attendance at the regional finals in Pasco, WA added “we are extremely proud of the team’s achievements so far, and we will continue to support them in their mission to be successful at the National finals, this is just another indication of Snohomish United’s growth and development”  

Paul Hurme Snohomish United’s club President said via a phone interview, “This is absolutely wonderful news and I would like to thank our U16 Girls players and staff for their hard work and commitment to the club and we look forward to the team competing at the National level.” 

As the team focuses on the upcoming season they will now have a week’s recovery and rest before hitting the training ground to continue their mission. Congratulations Girls, “We are United!”

Club's Improvement is Evident in 2008/09 Season
Press Release Snohomish, Washington

With the 2008/9 league and State Cup season completed the heavy financial and time investments are beginning to pay at Snohomish United as they are set to move further up the PDL rankings.  Read More...

Girls U-16 Wins State Challenge Cup
Congratulations to our girls the U16 Black team led by Coach Robin Ross. They have won the State Challenge Cup and are now on their way to the Regional's which will be held in Pasco, Washington in June.  Read More...
Snohomish United GU17 Black at Region IV Presidents Cup
Snohomish United GU17 Black will be competing on June 11-14th at the Region IV Presidents Cup representing Washington State.  This team was the 2009 Challenge Cup Champions with a win against the Dolphins 1-0 in the State final.

The location of this years Presidents Cup event is in Tri-Cities, Washington.  United will be playing teams from Southern California, Arizona and Oregon with the following game schedule:

Thursday 5:00pm 6/11 vs. Oregon (PCU Stryka)
Friday 9:00am 6/12 vs. Cal. South (Valley United)
Saturday 8:00am 6/13 vs. Arizona (USA United 93)

Finals are Sunday 8:30am

Winners will move onto the National level in Raheigh, North Carolina.

U10 Academy/Center of Excellence Programs
Our U10 player education programs have been created to assist us to further identify and develop our players who are between 7-9 years of age. [Learn more...]

Final training for the U10 Academy and Center for Excellence is scheduled for Sunday June 7th, 4:00 pm Stocker field.

Girls U-16 Wins State Challenge Cup
Congratulations to our girls the U16 Black team led by Coach Robin Ross. They have won the State Challenge Cup and are now on their way to the Regional’s which will be held in Pasco, Washington in June.

Photo Names: Top Row (left to right): Robin Ross, Makaila Fuller, Amanda Morrell, Alex Carlson, Lindsay Dye, Shannon Dempsey, Reggie Smithson, Kayla Avelar, Darrian Trisko, Micaela Todd.  Bottom Row (left to right): Krista Bartkowski, Erin Hardy, Rachel Rinke, KC Wilson, Colleen Hill, Courtney Brown, Shelby Poitras, Mackenzie Martin, Melanie Plata

Our girls met the Tusk Dolphins in the final match at the Starfire Complex on Sunday, May 3rd. The final score of the game was Snohomish United Black 1 – Dolphins 0. The goal came in the 77th minute and it was scored by Kayla Avelar with the “assist” going to Darrian Trisko. The entire team performed with grit and determination for the entire weekend. On Saturday they played 2 fifteen minute periods of extra time and the game went into penalty kicks, where our goal keeper Kaylin “KC” Wilson made a fantastic save and then turned around and secured a spot in the final by converting her PK. The girls celebrated the victory and used this to propel themselves on to victory in the final.

Note that this team has also been promoted to Washington State Division 2 for the next season. At the beginning of the year, the team, parents and Coach Ross set three solid goals: to qualify to Washington State Division 3; finish in the top 2 spots to be promoted to Washington State Division 2; and win the State Challenge Cup. In the end, they are three out of three on their planned goals; what a marvelous accomplishment for this bunch of young ladies who have worked hard all year long—they DESERVE all their achievements. It goes to show that hard work really does pay off. To the girls of U-16 Black, the parents, Coach Ross, and the SYSC Board and membership would like to say congratulations and you have made us truly proud!

We are United

U17 BoysU17 Boys Program Continues to Show a Competitive Edge
The Snohomish United Boys U17 program continues to develop and shows that it is one of the most dominating club programs at the premier level in the state and concludes another wonderful season.

The U17 Boys Black Team, lead by coach Gary Harris and the U17 Boys Red Team coached by Peter Klein finished of the season strongly. At one point there were whispers around the club of a possible clean sweep of the age group state championship trophy's, something that has never been achieved before.

Unfortunately the whisper's disappeared as Harris U17 Boys Black team (who had finished 3rd in P1's league play) lost in a heart brake game in the State Cup semi finals to the eventual winners. Klien's U17 Boys Red Team narrowly lost in the State Cup final in a game that went over regulation time and into extra time, the game was end to end and as nail biting as it sounds, these results confirm our clubs arrival at the highest level of play here in Washington state.

As the teams go into tryouts trying to find the pieces that will take them over the top and to championship glory, we await to see what shape the program will take going into their summer preparations.




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