The SLSG Illinois U14 Girls won the US Club Soccer National Finals in Greensboro, N.C. July 18-21. They qualified for the national tournament by winning the Midwest Regional in Chicago June 26-29. The team went undefeated by going 4-0-0 in the Regionals and 4-0-2 at Nationals. This is SLSG Illinois’ first national title for the girls program, the third national title overall for the club. Pictured, front row, from left, are Emma Novak, Samantha Stutsman, Megan Bowman, Taylor Hansen, Brianna Hatfield, Abigail Phelps, Jocelyn Wagner, Annie Brown; back row, from left, Coach Kyle Riebeling, Coach Shawn Hewitt, Kalie Gibbs, Tamia Cash, Alexis Schrimpf, Lauren Fischer, Viktoria Johnson, Grace Brauer, Addison Hanusek, Haley Heavner, Tierney Lanter and Coach Laura Ridolfi. The girls hail from all over the Metro East, but the Alton area was well-represented with three players and a coach: Fischer, Hatfield, Schrimpf and Ridolfi.
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