The SYA U14 boys won the Gold bracket of the Virginian over the weekend showing true SYA spirit. Due to illness and injuries the team competed with only 12 players throughout the tournament, their hard work paying off! After dropping their first game 3-1 to the NVSC Jr Royals, they came back to win a decisive victory later in the day against the FASA Hotspurs. Sunday they faced the number 1 seed from the other bracket, Anandale United, in the semi-finals and came away with the victory, which put them in the final Monday morning. After a grueling first half of the final game ended 0-0, the Cardinals came back to the field with renewed determination and defeated the NVSC Jr. Royals 3-0. Fresh off their championship, however, boys learned that that their coach, Kenny Dyer, has accepted a full time job coaching the Montserrat National Team effective immediately. New coaches for the team have been announced, and will be Jac Cicala and Sean Burke, both highly respected in the soccer community as coaches of highly successful club, high school, college, and national level teams.
Cicala and Burke will lead the team in VCCL play as well as in their ASL games.