A multitude of teams from all around Southern California competed in the 2017 Cal South State Cup, which began mid-January and ended early March. Truly one of the largest tournaments in the nation, becoming a State Cup Champion is a huge accomplishment. With such a prestigious tournament being held in Southern California, Presidio Soccer League – a premier competitive Youth Soccer Gaming League in San Diego, was sure to represent. Check out Presidio’s member teams that defeated the high quality competition and now carry the title of State Cup Champions. Congratulations, Presidio Soccer League Members!
Cal South State Cup – Mayors Youngers
The Mayors Division was established to give new competitive teams a chance to play and compete for a statewide championship against other startup teams and similar level competitive programs.
Girls 2006 11U NFFC Red
Notts Forest FC started off the tournament with a bang, defeating Murrieta Surf Black 8-0, followed by a 0-6 shutout against Slammers White. The girls then defeated HD Premier Barstow 4-1, and CVSC Venom 3-0, sending them to the semi-final. The girls defeated LA Premier FC Black 3-1, and continued their undefeated streak with a 1-0 victory in the final against Albion SC Premier Madrigal — earning the title of State Cup Champions.
Boys 2007 10U Aztecs FC (Pacheco)
Aztecs FC started off the tournament with a 5-1 win against ESL Gass, followed by a 7-1 win against AC Brea Black. The next day the boys defeated OC Premier Black 5-2. A few weeks later the boys shut out Simi Valley S.C. Eclipse 4-0, followed by a 4-1 win over LAGSD White-Gil. The boys advanced to the semi-final where they defeated Downey FC Dynamite 1-2, moving on to the final. The boys continued their undefeated streak of the tournament and with a 3-0 victory over CDS FC Slammers HB Anguiano/Garcia — earning the title of State Cup Champions.
Girls 2007 10U San Diego SC Orange
San Diego SC started off the tournament with a 7-0 shut out against Liverpool SC Premier followed by a 6-3 win against Barca Cantera Red. The girls then defeated JUSA Galaxy Girls with an unbelievable 12-1 win. A few weeks later, the girls returned with a 4-0 shut out against JUSA Stars. The girls then faced Barca Cantera Red for the second time and again defeated the team with a 2-0 win, advancing to the semi-final. The girls stayed strong and defeated Murrieta Surf White 0-2, advancing to the final. Clearly dominating the tournament, the final game was between two San Diego SC teams: Orange and White. A bittersweet moment, the Orange girls remained undefeated with 2-0 victory over White, earning the title of State Cup Champions.
“Although only 8 & 9 year old girls, the SDSC Girls 2007 Orange Team has a passion for soccer,” said Dawn York, Team Manager. “The girls had a very successful summer tournament winning Slammers, Presidents and Copa Del Mar and finalist at Pegasus. They then struggled finding success during the season.”
One of the great things about State Cup — no matter how you do in the season, you still have a chance to bounce back and show what your team is made of. So how did the girls bounce back?
“The girls practice hard with Coach Warren Schwitkis’ guidance after the season which prepared them for the challenging games at State Cup. They seemed to figure out a passing strategy, defensive moves and finding the back of the net. Coach Warren kept them focused on each individual game to have the best outcome. The final game being against another SDSC was hard. All of the girls deserved the win because of their hard work and dedication.”
“Most of the girls will be remaining on the team and are looking forward to another successful year. The SDSC Girls 2007 Orange team is looking for a few more players for next session, preferably one with goalie experience.”
Cal South State Cup – Governors Youngers
The 2007/10U Governors Division is for mid-level competitive teams looking to compete in a state championship competition. The 2005/12U to 2001/16U Governors Division is for lower-level competitive, Bronze level or equivalent, Signature and recreational teams seeking to experience a competitive State championship.
Girls 2003 14U San Diego SC White
San Diego SC started off the tournament with a 7-0 shut out against Vista Storm SC Black, followed by a 1-5 win over FC Premier Burrola Black. The next day the girls shut out AYSO Thousand Oaks FC-AC 5-0, and shut out Pateadores PYL Blue 3-0. The girls finished the bracket with a 0-3 shut out against CVSC Strikers. The girls then defeated San Diego Football Academy Stripe 2-3, advancing to the semi final. A close 0-1 victory over JUSA Impact sent the girls to the final. The girls stayed focused and worked hard to remain undefeated with a 1-0 victory over CUSC, earning the title of State Cup Champions.
Boys 2004 13U Aztecs FC (Torres)
Aztecs FC started off the tournament with an impressive 7-0 shut out against Strikers FC Mission Viejo followed by 4-0 shutout against SouthWestern YSC. The boys then defeated LA Wolves 1-8, had with another shutout (6-0) against Inter-Amerrica Impact United and ended the bracket with a 2-5 win over SD United Black. The boys continued their winning streak and defeated Crescenta Valley SC Blue 1-6, and Sporting SD Beltran 3-1, advancing to the semi final. The nail biting semi final ended with a 2-2 tie against Riptide SC Black, but the boys came out victories after scoring 4 PK’s compared to Riptide’s 3. After a close call, the boys were determined to win — they shutout SCYSO FC 4-0, earning the title of State Cup Champions.
“The amount of effort and sacrifice that these boys put in to prepare for this tournament was unbelievable,” said Coach Danny Corona. “Only training twice a week we knew we had a lot of ground to cover because we were a brand new team that was going to be matched up against good teams that had already been playing together for years. I think the results speak volumes about the amount of work that these boys had to put in: for a team that only started 8 months ago, coming home with the State Cup Championship and a 4-0 win in the final is a huge accomplishment! I couldn’t be more proud of these guys!”
Girls 2007 10U NADO Soccer
NADO started off the tournament with a 2-3 loss against Hotspurs USA Red, followed by a 4-3 win over SD Surf Academy Betancourtl and then defeated Strikers FC North Black AA, 4-1. The girls returned a few weeks later to defeated LA Galaxy OC 1-0, followed by a 0-4 shut out against LAGSB Gold. The girls then defeated So Cal Blues Mulligan 3-2 and then the tournament got interesting.
Advancing to the semi-final the girls faced Legends FC South and after a 1-1 tie, the girls moved on to the final after a gut wrenching PK round, where the girls’ 5 PK’s defeated Legends FC South’s 4. After the exciting semi final, the girls buckled down and defeated another Legends FC team (Gold), 1-0, earning the title of State Cup Champions.
“The final game was about character defensively and managing the game offensively,” said Coach Gerardo Ruiz. “We kept true to our style of playing from the back every step of the way. Although I am happy with the way this tournament turned out for us, I am even happier that if those girls keep playing when they are older they have fundamental tools that will allow them to enjoy the game for a very long time and at the end that is what its really about. I have a great group of girls that not only love the game but actually understand it and a group of parents that have understood from the get go that it would not be about winning, but developing.”