Posted: Jun 19, 2013 10:28 AM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
LAFAYETTE, La. - Cajun Soccer Club completed its 2013 spring season on Sunday, June 2, winning a total of eight state championships, tied for the best in club history.
The following teams won their respective age groups: CSC Rage 02 Royal (U11 girls), CSC Rage 01 (U12 girls), CSC Fury 01 (U12 boys), CSC Rage 98 White (U15 girls), CSC Fury 97 (U16 boys), CSC Fury 96 (U17 boys), BRSC/CSC Alliance 95 (U18 boys), and BRSC/CSC Alliance 96 (U17 girls).
Teams in the Under 14 through Under 18 age groups will compete in the regional tournament in Edmond, Oklahoma beginning on June 20th.
"This is a banner year for CSC. In addition to our eight state champions, we had six state finalists. Our program has demonstrated that it is building both excellent players and the past few weekends, we have demonstrated successful teams. Soccer is more competitive than ever in Louisiana, and our program is consistently producing top players and teams," said Michael Ritch, Executive Director of Lafayette Youth Soccer Association.
In addition, the CSC Rage 95 (U18 girls) won the Gulf States Premier League in early May. By winning that title, they qualified to represent the region at nationals in Aurora, Colorado in July.
Lafayette Youth Soccer Association is the largest soccer organization in the Acadiana region, and Cajun Soccer Club(CSC) is its competitive soccer arm. Competitive soccer is the highest level for youth players in Lafayette, and 11 of this year's CSC players committed to play in college for the 2013 fall season.
LYSA was founded in 1978 and has provided tens of thousands of children a safe and fun place to learn soccer. Currently, LYSA offers a place for approximately 3500 kids and adults to play annually. LYSA is the only organization in Lafayette that offers soccer at all ages beginning at age 3 through adults as well as the TOP Soccer program for children with disabilities. CSC gives approximately 600 children an opportunity to play against intrastate, regional, and national competition. LYSA has a highly-trained staff featuring 27 professionally-licensed coaches and 19 with collegiate and/or professional playing experience.