The 18U/19U Triad Elite (TESC) captured the USYS Presidents Cup National Championship held in Iowa.
Information provided by the team:
We scored 12 goals, with only one goal scored against. Goalkeeper Alex Anorve had the fewest goals scored against in our age group. Team member Julian Bruno Bernal received the tournament's Golden Boot award for the U19B group. Team members Pleh Reh, Owen Fitzgerald, and Chris Rosales were chosen as part of the tournament's Best 11 for the U19B age group.
(Julian, Pleh, Owen, Chris.)
Other info of interest about the team:
The only other time the Triad Elite Soccer Club had a team make it to Nationals was in 2013 with the '96 TESC, also coached by Stef Hamilton. Two younger brothers of that 96 team are on the 02 team, and they were determined to beat their older brothers' performance at Regionals and Nationals!
The 96 Men's team won Southern Regionals (also in Decatur, AL) by scoring 19 goals and allowing zero against. The 96 team finished as Finalists in the National competition that year. To win Southern Regionals, the 02 team scored 24 goals and had zero scored against. The 02 team finished as 2021 National Champions, without dropping a game in that competition and allowing only one goal.