26 Apr Twelve teams secure 2016 Hawaii State Cup championships
Twelve teams from five clubs earned state championships earlier this month during the 2016 Hawaii State Cup, May 31-April 3, on the island of O‘ahu. A total of 57 teams from 16 clubs participated, according to MISO Junior League President Sergio Bolioli.
The state cup featured U-12 through U-17 boys and girls teams with U-13 through U-17 winners earning direct qualification to this summer’s National Cup XV Finals, July 22-25 in Aurora, Colo.
|U-12:||Surf Hawaii White ‘04||Shockers ‘04|
|U-13:||Surf Hawaii Black ‘03||Leahi ’03 Premier|
|U-14:||Maui United SC ‘02||Hawaii Rush ‘02|
|U-15:||Hawaii Rush ‘01||Surf Hawaii White ‘01|
|U-16:||Hawaii Rush ‘00||Hawaii Rush ‘00|
|U-17:||Hawaii Rush ‘99||Surf Hawaii White ‘99|
Hawaiian teams are no stranger to US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship, as a pair of teams – Maui United SC ’01 boys and Hawaii Rush ’02 girls – advanced all the way to the national final in Indiana last year.
US Club Soccer staff were also on-hand to scout for potential invitations to upcoming Player Development Program (PDP) and id2 Program programming. A PDP event is tentatively scheduled for this fall and will include 03/04 boys and 02/03 girls.
Tommy Musto, a member of the 2016 id2 National Selection International Tour to Spain, was among the champions, as he and his Surf Hawaii Black ’03 teammates secured qualification to the National Cup XV Finals.
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