News and Announcements
Mia Marconi at ODP National Camp!
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro & Bahia midfielder Mia Marconi is currently participating in the USYSA ODP National Training Camp in Florida as part of the Region II 2001 Team. Congrats Mia.
Cruzeiro Finishes its Fall Season!
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro finished its Fall season with three USYSA National League matches in conjunction with the Disney College Showcase. Cruzeiro fell 2-0 to Jacksonville (FL) in the opening game after dominating both possession and chances. In the 2nd game Cruzeiro defeated Solar Chelsea (TX) 3-1 on goals by Jamie Goralski, Madison Zaleski, and Alyssa Bombacino assisted by Jordan King, Alyssa Bombacino, and Jamie Goralski (2). In the final game Cruzeiro fell 3-0 to Virginia FC.
Cruzerio finished the Fall season as runners-up in both the IYSA State Cup and the MRL Premier I Division while qualifying for the USYSA Region II Championships in Appleton, WI in June. The final record was an impressive 17-6-3 with 60 goals for and 29 goals against.
Internacional Finishes 4th at Disney College Showcase!
Team Chicago Academy-Internacional U18 finished its final season with a trip to the 3rd place game in the Premier Division of the prestigious Disney College Showcase. Unfortunately, the final game ended in a 1-1 tie against Brams (Canada) who emerged victorious in the ensuing penalty-kick shootout.
Internacional went 2-1-0 in group play, by beating West Pines (FL) and Tophat SC (GA) by identical 3-0 scorelines and losing 3-2 to Ponte Vedra Storm (FL), to qualify for the 3rd place game.
The Disney event marked the end to the Internacional girls’ Team Chicago careers. In its final season Internacional finished as runners-up in the MRL Premier II Division and with a combined Fall record of 17-7-2 and 84 goals for and 45 goals against.
We thank all the girls for their hard work, dedication, successes, and positive energy over the years. They have represented Team Chicago with such class, integrity, and quality. We will miss them, but we are certain that they will continue to do great things on the soccer field in both their final H.S. soccer seasons and their college careers.
Finally, a very special thank you goes out to team manager Lynda Sidwell and team treasurer Janet LaRocque who have dedicated countless hours over the past 6 years to help assure that they Internacional players had the best possible experience.
Brasilia Claims Disney Showcase Title!
Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia claimed the Premier Division of the prestigious Disney College Showcase with a convincing 5-0 victory over Aztec Soccer Kodiat from Massachusetts in the final. Maggie Roe got a natural hat-trick after Maddy Lambert had gotten the eventual game-winner. Jasmine Ruiz closed out the scoring and Madison Lockard got the shutout in goal.
The team went 3-0-1 with a goal-difference of 9-1. Great defensive play all week by Nicole Mondi, Abby Grzetic, MaKenna Schoolman, Jade Eriksen-Russo, Lupe Metzger, Madison Lockard and Callie Vitro. While Maddy Lambert, Holly Collingbourne, Jenna Lundgren, and Veda Tappin controlled the midfield, and Jasmine Ruiz, Maggie Roe, and Rachel White caused constant havoc for the opposing defenses.
The Disney title capped a great fall season for Brasilia and Head Coach Matt Chura. The team also were runners-up in the MRL Premier I Division and finished with an impressive 15-4-6 record and 53 goals for and 32 goals against.
MLK Day College Showcase a Huge Success!
Team Chicago’s 12th Annual MLK Day College Showcase was a huge success with more than 80 players displaying their talents in front of 70 college coaches. The coaches represented schools at all levels of the college game (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and community colleges).
Division I was well-represented by University of Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, DePaul, UIC, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Loyola University, IPFW, Valparaiso, . And National Champion Grand Valley State University led the list of Division II schools in attendance.
We want to thank all the Team Chicago parents and coaches who volunteered their time to help make the event a huge success. A special thank you goes out to Jamie Boe who once again did a fantastic job organizing the event.