Ranked #4 in Virginia, #7 in Region 1, #21 in the Nation - GotSoccer.com 6/1/2010
First Place, Spring 2010 RSSC Jefferson Cup
First Place, Fall 2009 CASL Girls Showcase
First Place, Fall 2009 BSC Thanksgiving Tournament
First Place, Fall 2009 WAGS Tournament
The Arlington Pride is a U18 girls travel soccer team representing the Arlington Travel Soccer Club (ARL/ATSC) in Arlington, Virginia, since 2001. Players are born on or after August 1, 1991 (Class of 2010 or later). The Pride is professionally coached and trained by coach Tom Torres and fitness trainer Claudia Helmick.
The Pride will enter the following competition during the 2009-2010 seasonal year. See the respective league or tournament links below for game schedule detail. See the Pride Calendar for training schedule detail and the overall team schedule:
Stephanie Megas Selected for ODP Winter InterRegional
December 14, 2009
Frisco, TX - The Arlington Pride's Stephanie Megas represented US Youth Soccer Region 1 at the ODP Winter InterRegional Tournament December 27-29, 2009 in Jackson MS. Megas was selected for the Region 1 team following the ODP Region 1 1990-91 Camp held at the University of Rhode Island in July 2009. The team was coached by John Byford (Villanova) and played 3 matches against teams representing Region 2 - Midwest, and Region 3 South. The teams were composed of college first year players and high school seniors looking to earn selection to the U20 National pool.
Greensboro, NC - The Arlington Pride competed in the Score Showcase Tournament this weekend and finished with a 4-1-1 record. The Pride advanced to the semifinals with 3 of the top 20 teams in the country. They started the tournament with 15 players and ended with 12. Three new players on the Pride roster contributed in many ways. GK Sam Cormode had an outstanding weekend in goal and made a huge save during the Pride's PK victory on Monday morning over the Medford Strikers (NJ). Midfielder Stephanie Megas had two goals including a game winning goal in the final minute against the New Jersey Township Terminators. Midfielder Claire Krejci sparked a come back win over the Medford Strikers after scoring a goal in the second half.
Striker Ellie Mills had two goals this weekend including a game winner against the HBC Elite (NY). Center Back Logan Knowles held the back line in check all weekend and made numerous tackles and had the assist on Megas's game winning goal. Helping Knowles's in the back with very physical play were defenders Eryn Hurley, Denesha Soto and Jordan McElwain. Guest player Sydeny Morris also contributed all weekend and scored a goal on a break away in game three. The weather conditions this weekend were very warm with temperatures near a hundred degrees on the field. The midfield never stopped moving this weekend, Lousia Pitney, Nicole Blixt, Emily Mullaney, and Colleen Kerins ... provided the forwards with lots of scoring chances and numerous tackles. Forward Alex Maddox.. is well on her way back from her ACL injury and provided lots of hustle and mucsle to the front line.
The best show of the VA State finalists was their penalty kick win vs Medford. The Pride was down two goals with 20 minutes remaining, and showed a tremendous amount of courage to tie the game and take it to PKs.
In the semi final, the Pride took on the Shockwave, who also bested them in the state cup final. In this game, the Pride showed why they belong among the elite with quality attacking and defense, but succumbed to the tiresome game schedule and lack of depth from the bench.
The Pride can hold their heads high with this accomplishment and with the addition of new players work to reach their goals this year. Congrats girls and thanks to the parents and coach for all of their work.
U18G Arlington Pride Fall 2009 Virginia State Cup Semi-Finalist