Long Island Junior Soccer League

4 LIJSL Academy Teams Book Berths To Super Y League Finals

The LIJSL Academy completed its second year in Super Y League and earned four berths to the Finals, which will take place in Tampa, Fla. on December 9-13.

“It’s a great achievement for the teams who qualified to go to the Super Y Finals in Tampa, as well as an outstanding milestone for the LIJSL Academy in our second year in the competition,” LIJSL Academy Director Ronan Wiseman said. The level of play in all our academy teams continues to rise and we hope even more teams can reach the Finals stage next year.

The 2011 (U12) girls, coached by Salma Tarik, and 2008 (U15) girls, coached by Scott Scelsa, both finished in first place in the North Atlantic division with unbeaten records. The 2010 (U13) girls, coached by Karim Diallo, finished second due to goals for tiebreaker, while the 2010 (U13) boys, coached by Toni Mutschler, also finished in second place.

Several individual players also were recognized for stellar play this campaign and were highlighted as top ten players in their age group. They are as follows:

2011 Girls

Annabelle Pflug

Breanna Williams

Addison McGowan

Alexa Solomon

2010 Girls

Emma Kurz (listed as No. 1 in age group)

2010 Boys

Lucas Bizeta

Jake Symancyk

Andrew Arroyo

2008 Girls

Sadie Gordan

Abigail Gregory

Connor Leahy

Layla Keltai

 Leah Casolaro

Amanda Owen

The 2012 (U11) girls also completed an unbeaten season, but there is currently no national event for the age group.

LIJSL congratulates all of the teams for their accomplishment and looks forward to their participation at the Super Y League Finals!