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U13 All-League Teams Announced
32 players earn top honors at the U13 Boys and Girls North American Finals
USL News Release

Thursday, December 5, 2008

TAMPA – United Soccer Leagues announced today the All-Tournament teams for the U13 Girls and Boys, who took part in the 10th annual Super Y-League North American Finals held Friday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 25.

Selections were based off the nominations of opposing coaches made throughout tournament play. Selections per position were altered slightly to include the players receiving the most nominations.

Goalkeeper Taylor Francis of the CASL RailHawks was the first player named to the All-Tournament list as the Most Valuable Player for the U13 Girls Super Y-League North American Finals Champions. Following Francis, Joanna Boyles, a midfielder for CASL, was nominated in all five matches CASL played.

The Washington Freedom’s Maria Sweatman and North Cal Lamorinda’s Claire Winter were nominated by each of the four opposing coaches they faced. A third CASL player, Bria Dixon received three votes during the tournament.

The MVP of the Boys’ U13 tournament was defender Sean Hart of Diablo FC. He is joined on the Super Y-League All-Tournament Team with teammate Eli Padilla, who received three votes from opposing coaches. The top vote-getters at the U13 North American Finals were PDA’s Aaron Freeman, Quickstrike’s Mitchell Taintor, Rage SC’s Robert Smith and H.C. United’s Demetri Zervos.

U13 Boys All-Tournament Team

GK Tim Costa Juventus SC
GK David Hepp MPS Boston
D Marcus Christian Schulz Academy
D Sean Heart Diablo FC
D Aaron Abdo Kalamazoo Kingdom
D Mike Leonne Alliance
M Eli Padilla Diablo FC
M Kellen Foster CASL RailHawks
M Erik Sa PDA
M DeVonte Small Washington Crossfire
M Mitchell Taintor Quickstrike SC
F Luis Arellamo Chicago Magic
F Paulo Dait Mountain WFC
F Robert Smith Rage SC
F Aaron Freeman PDA
F Demetri Zerros HC United

U13 Girls All-Tournament Team

GK Taylor Francis CASL RailHawks
GK Emma Makela Washington Crossfire
D Lauren McCausland Atlanta Fire United
D Justine Do Coastal WFC
D Gabriella Tomasini LI Rough Riders
M Marrisa Milazzo Cleveland Internationals
M Bria Dixon CASL RailHawks
M Joanna Boyles CASL RailHawks
M Rachel Shim Washington Crossfire
M Marlo Sweatman Washington Freedom
M Donish Cole Schulz Academy
F Maria Zecca MPS Renegades
F Katie Hartnett West Michigan Fire
F Ashly Dickinson Diablo FC
F Claire Winter North Cal Lamorinda
F Yulie Lopez Schulz Academy












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