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Cougars Premier U10 Girls Complete Undefeated Season

Cougars Premier U10 Girls

Cougars Premier U10 Girls

The Cougars Premier U10 girls soccer team wrapped up the season with a convincing 6-1 victory over a very physical LTSC Premier team. The win brought their record to 7-0-1 as they outscored their opponents 32-9 over the course of the season and captured the U10 Girls “A” Division Championship. With the first place trophy firmly in hand, the Cougars staked their claim as the top U10 girls team in the state.

After the game the girls celebrated their championship with a family picnic, eating pizza, drinking lemonade, and playing kick ball with their siblings. In other words, just being 9 and 10 year old girls. Most of the girls have played together for over 3 years and have formed a close bond with each other, a bond that transcends soccer. The same can be said of the parents and extended families, including grandparents, step dads, and cousins. Even the coaches, Coach Drago and Coach Milan, are part of the family. As Coach Drago sat watching the girls laughing and running, he turned to the parents and said “Every one of these girls are on this team because they are special soccer players, each brings a certain skill to the team, but it is more than just soccer. They may be your daughters, but they’re my babies too. I want to help them develop as soccer players and watch them grow into young ladies, through high school and into college. I consider you all my family.” The feeling is mutual, and pretty much sums up what Cougars Premier soccer is all about, family.

Next fall the Cougars will compete in the U11 “A” Division of the IWSL and make the transition from 7v7 to 9v9, a format that will surely showcase their ball skills and passing abilities. I look forward to watching how it will all unfold.

If you’re interested in learning more about the club please visit their website at www.vernonhillsoccerclub.com or contact Richard Harper at rmharper@comcast.net or (630) 258-9136.

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