FC-1 Academy 2008 Girls Elite won the 14U Girls US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup with a 3-0 win over North Union United (PA). The win is the first National Championship in club history and caps an impressive season that included Presidents Cup titles at the state and regional level & State Premiership Championship.
Kaya Schneider opened the scoring 45 seconds in on a shot from 35 yards out on a great pass from Ella Beach. Meghan Rupprecht added to the lead with a perfect corner kick that deflected off a defender and Nadia Barbieri finished off the scoring with a beautiful free kick that hooked around the wall in into the side netting.
Goalie Reece Crosby gets the shut out, but the defensive unit as a whole proved to be the difference in the match. After losing 2-0 in their first group play match, which was against North Union United, the defense stepped up in the final not allowing a score.
Congratulations to the 2022 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champions
Overall, Illinois teams had an impressive run at the with four of six teams advancing to the USYS National Presidents Cup Final. FC-1's victory was Illinois' 12th National Presidents Cup title.
Here's a look at how all of the Illinois teams faired at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
In addition to the team accomplishments, 23 Illinois players earned individual awards for their efforts on the pitch.
Most Valuable Player
Golden Glove Winner (Best Goalkeeper)
Golden Boot Winner (Top Goal Scorer)
Best XI Selections