The SYA U9G Cardinals ’00 Red lead their first season off to an outstanding start by winning the Championship in the Dulles National Soccer Tournament in August. They exhibited endless determination over the next two and a half months as they completed their first season undefeated. Most recently, the Cardinals’00 Red traveled to Maryland to participate in the Bethesda Thanksgiving post-season tournament. After an early loss on wet, slippery terrain early Saturday morning, Coach Christian Cziommer and Assistant Coach Jorge Quezada gallantly encouraged the girls and the Cardinals ’00 Red regained their confidence. The Cardinals went on to win their next 2 preliminary games earning them a place in the Championship match. The Cardinals revealed energy and courage against their opponents unbeknownst to the coaches and parents alike. They departed Muldoon’s Farm with their second 1st place trophy in their first season.
SYA has much to look forward to with the multitude of talent this age group brings to the club from its three U9 girls teams: Cardinals ’00 Red, Cardinals ’00 White, and Cardinals ’00 Black. The skill amongst the teams is evident by their hard work and commitment as they continue to enhance foot skills, ball control, and agility.