Local boys youth soccer team nationally ranked

Photo from MVLA Tournament

Local boys youth soccer team nationally ranked

 

Photo from MVLA Tournament

 

A local boys youth soccer team is earning national recognition. The IR Academy U11 08B Purple Strikers is ranked #1 in the nation according to GotSoccer Rankings: http://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/team.aspx?teamid=327407

 

Coach Mark Talan said, “During my 40+ years of coaching college, high school, and youth soccer I have never seen the dynamics and determination of these young players and their families. They are very special.”

Talan also said the team has 7 returning players from last year and 7 new players this year.

 

These are just some of their accomplishments since June 1:

NorCal Fall League (CHAMPIONS)
Cal Cup (CHAMPIONS)
ARFC Independence Cup (CHAMPIONS)
Stockton Gold Cup (CHAMPIONS)
Union FC Champions Cup (CHAMPIONS)
Central Valley Surf Cup (CHAMPIONS)
MVLA Fall Cup (CHAMPIONS)
Surf Cup (SEMI-FINALISTS)

Record: 41 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
Goals For: 253
Goals Against: 57

Player names are: Sean Baitinger Jr., Salem Chandler, Preston Danquah-Appiah, Franz Ibarra, Ryan Koehler, Grady McFaddin, Joar Nunez, Reymond Perry, Brayden Quinn, Brody Quinn, Cooper Stang, Luke Strassburg, Michael Tse, Jayden Ventura
Assistant Coaches: Ronnie Quinn, Damian Chandler, and Terasa Talan
Manager: Sara Koehler Treasurer: Joe Ventura

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