Mar 22, 2012

Northern Virginia Clubs Win Big at Local Tournaments


— The Springfield Youth Club (SYC) Storm White girls’ soccer team kicked off their spring season with a resounding win at the highly competitive Arlington Invitational Spring Soccer Tournament, held March 10-11 in Arlington. Competing in the 11 versus 11 Premier Division, Storm White reached the 12-under finals where it defeated Arlington Chaos Red, 4-0, in the title game.

"We are very proud of the Storm players in their first 11 versus 11 tournament,” said head coach Mark Heilbrun. “They showed great athleticism, skill and hard work, and brought a great deal of joy to these games. This provides a great foundation for the future for Storm White."

Storm White, under the guidance of coach Heilbrun, receives additional training from Gayle Smith Wilson.

The SYC Storm White also won an even bigger tournament this past weekend (March 16-17) - The Jefferson Cup in Richmond.

Storm White is generously sponsored by local businesses Kay Jennings Springfield Toyota; Mannix Heating and Cooling; Peter K. Cocolis, Jr., DMD, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry; Elhady Orthodontics; and Glory Days Grill. The team is part of the Springfield/South County Youth Club in the Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) League. Team members come from throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax Station, Lorton, Alexandria, Burke and Centerville.

The Virginian Memorial Day Soccer Tournament, under new leadership this year, has made several new and exciting changes while holding on to many traditions. The event, held in Northern Virginia, is open to boys and girls select soccer teams from the under-9 to under-19 age classifications. All games will be played on quality fields with all teams playing a minimum of three games. There will be four levels of competition and college coaches and scouts will be on-hand. For more information or to register, visit

The Great Falls Everton Blue U11 Boys competed in both the Arlington Cup and nationally ranked Jefferson Cup (Richmond) the first two weekends in March. From March 3-4, Everton competed in the Arlington Cup and swept the competition, bringing home the Championship Cup to Great Falls. The following weekend, Everton traveled to Richmond to compete in the nationally ranked Jefferson Cup. There, they faced stiff competition and defeated their first three opponents to make it to the championship again. However, they lost 3-1 to a strong YMS Wolves team from Pennsylvania. Nonetheless, Everton did an outstanding job and made the parents and the Great Falls Soccer Club proud.