TAMPA, Fla. – The Super Y-League announced its First 11 rankings for the 2013 season today, honoring the clubs that rose above the pack on both a competitive and administrative basis. Earning the top spot this year is Waza FC East.
Michigan-based Waza FC East claimed a pair of titles at the 2013 Super Y-League North American Finals, including U12 Boys and U17 Girls. The club just edged out New York’s BW Gottschee, which also took home two titles at the SYL finals thanks to its U13 and U14 Boys.
Cedar Stars Academy of New Jersey took the third spot overall, followed by Internationals Soccer Club of Cleveland Ohio, which claimed the U14 Girls title in penalty kicks and finished second in U13 Girls.
Perennial Super Y-League power the Ottawa Fury (U16 Boys finalist) finished in the fifth spot, followed by Florida’s West Pines United FC in sixth (U12 Girls and U15 Boys champions), the Northern Virginia Majestics at seventh, the Northern Virginia Royals (U13 Boys finalist) in eighth, Rage SC of Pennsylvania in ninth, Michigan-based Alliance Academy Black (U13 Girls champion) in 10th and Soccer Plus Academy of New York in 11th.
The Waza FC 01 Jrs, coached by Gronthik Chatterjee, advanced to the Super Y finals with 9 wins and 1 loss record claiming first place for the Midwest region. On December 5, 2013 the boys traveled to sunny Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Academy where they competed for the National Super Y title. The boys played teams from all over the United States, and proved to be unbeatable with a strong defense and hungry offense.
The first game they played National Soccer Academy and won 4 to 1. The second game they beat Real Maryland F.C. 3 to 0, and the 3rd game they beat Kendall SC 2 to 0. The boys advanced to the semifinals and played Soccer Plus Academy form New York and won 6 to 1. The Waza F.C. boys advanced to the finals as the underdogs and beat the #1 ranked team in the United States, Cedar Stars from New Jersey. Waza F.C. started the season out successfully and won the Gold Division Title at the Genesee Cup tournament.
The boys are currently playing in the National Premier league and ended the fall season in first place with 10 wins and 1 tie, with 53 goals scored and only 3 goals scored against them. This team success is due to their strong work ethic and team work shown on and off the field. The boys will be attending the Jefferson Cup in Richmond, VA in March where they will be a strong contender and compete in the highest division.