Virginia’s 15U Boys Win US National Futsal Championship!
The VYSA 15U boys Futsal team with Alexandria Soccer Association were crowned National Champions on June 16 in San Jose, California. The team won all three of its tightly contested group stage games to advance to the semifinals. Winning the semifinal game 3-2 against a challenging Futsal Without Borders team from Silicon Valley, California. In the Championship game against Knowens-Pearson, the match was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation. Alexandria scored early in overtime and held on for the 6-5 win and championship!
The team's journey to becoming National Champions began at the Virginia State Championships in Manassas last January before moving on to win the Northeast Regional Finals in New Jersey in February. “This has been an unbelievable journey. Our boys have worked so hard leading up to the tournament. They learned new concepts and became a disciplined team” said head coach Will Hanna.
The team is already looking forward to participating in the Virginia State Championships again in January and defending their title.