Crossroads’ 13U competitive team, CSA PRIDE ’05 Boys, coached by David De Lapp and Harrison Houle, won Louisiana Soccer Association’s Presidents Cup State Championship this Sunday at Mandeville’s Pelican Park. The boys defeated Shreveport United (4)2-2(2) in penalty kicks after the teams were tied 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods.
During Presidents Cup state preliminaries (May 5th and 6th), CSA PRIDE defeated LA Fire Juniors (New Orleans), 3-2; Gonzales SC, 2-0; and then tied Shreveport United, 2-2. With two wins and one draw, CSA PRIDE advanced to the State Final Four as the top team in its qualifying group.
In Saturday’s semifinal at Mandeville’s Pelican Park (May 12), the PRIDE defeated Houma-Terrebonne SA Blackhawks, 6-2. Then in the championship final on Sunday, May 13th, the PRIDE celebrated Mother’s Day by defeating Shreveport United for the championship. The state championship was decided by way of kicks from the mark (commonly referred to as “penalty kicks” or “PKs”): the teams were tied 2-2, and then played two overtime period before deciding the game in PKs. PRIDE goalkeeper Ashton Cockerham made two big saves in the shootout to pave the way for Ramez Zeidan to score the game-winning PK. Nicholas De Lapp, John Wold, and Andrew Neely also made their penalty kicks in the shootout.
As a result of winning Louisiana’s Presidents Club, CSA PRIDE ’05 Boys will be traveling to Greenville, South Carolina to take part in U.S Youth Soccer’s Southern (Region III) Presidents Cup Championships, June 12-17. The age group winners of the Southern Presidents Cup advance to compete against the other Region Champions for the National Presidents Cup Championships in Westfield, Indiana, July 11-15.
Player Placement (or Tryouts) for CSC PRIDE 11u-13u competitive soccer teams is on Thursday, April 19th.
These tryouts are for boys and girls players born in 2006, 2007, 0r 2008.*
Boys, 5:30pm | Girls, 7:00pm
Pre-registration required at www.cajunsoccerclub.com. Crossroads’ members (and other existing Blue Sombrero users) will be able to use their normal Blue Sombrero login information. However once logged in to Cajun Soccer Club’s Blue Sombrero, members will have to re-add players’ information (as “participants”) in order to register for tryouts.
Crossroads Soccer Association is excited to announce that it has reached an affiliation agreement with Cajun Soccer Club to oversee operations of competitive soccer in Alexandria. This affiliation will create the Cajun Soccer Club Pride based in Alexandria.
LYSA/CSC Executive Director, Michael Ritch said, “This agreement is a great opportunity to expand our player development reach and work with a club that has a history of producing quality players. The addition of the Alexandria campus will help provide more development opportunities to players in both communities while adding another central location for club friendlies and trainings.”
Through this affiliation, Crossroads Executive Director Jeremy Poklemba will oversee the day to day operations of CSC Pride as the club’s Alexandria Director. “Jeremy and I have always had a good working relationship and coming together to make this happen has been great. CSC is excited to be working with both Jeremy and the staff CSA has been able to put together.”
When discussing the affiliation, Poklemba said, “In searching for ways to provide more for our players, an affiliation with Cajun Soccer Club, one of the most successful clubs in Louisiana, is a huge step forward for Cenla and the Crossroads competitive programs.”
Cajun Soccer Club Pride will begin its 11U-13U Player Placement Process on April 19th at the Johnny Downs Sports Complex (5:30 for boys; 7:00 for girls). Registration is open now at www.cajunsoccerclub.com. Players will register through their Blue Sombrero account and simply need to select 2018-19 CSC Pride 11U-13U or 14U-19U. The 14U-19U players will have the option for Pride and Sr Academy in their individual registration. All placement dates and coaching assignments will be announced shortly.
Please note that parents/players will NOT have to create a new Blue Sombrero account via www.CajunSoccerClub.com. But parents/players will have to re-add players as participants once logged into Cajun Soccer Club’s Blue Sombrero site. In other words, current username/password will get you into the system, but you will have to re-add most other information in order to register your player for tryouts. Players will select the option entitled: “2018-2019 CSC Pride 11U-13U – Alexandria“.
Due to rain and reschedules, the junior academy and academy schedules have been updated. Please see below for schedule of remaining Spring 2018 practices and games (please also make sure to check regular rec/academy game schedule). Please contact Academy Director, Greg Comeaux (email@example.com) with any questions.
Congrats to the CSA PRIDE players (current and past) selected to the LHSSCA All-State teams:
Dylan Foxworth (ASH/PRIDE ‘00 Boys)
Elias Hanna (Menard/CSC Academy)
Eduardo Hernandez (Bolton/PRIDE ‘00 Boys)
Alexci Nava (DeRidder/PRIDE ‘00 Boys)
Xavier Reyes (Leesville/PRIDE ’00 Boys)
Brett Bolton(ASH/PRIDE ‘00 Boys)
Zack Clear (Pineville/PRIDE ‘02/‘03 Boys)
Full online flip book of all 2017/18 LHSAA/LHSSCA Soccer All-State Teams: http://pub.lucidpress.com/lhsscaBoysAllState2018/
With a little over 70 teams competing in this season’s St. Patrick’s Day Classic presented by Hixson Has It! Ford, hundreds of players descended upon the Johnny Downs Sports Complex and the O’Hearn Mathews Soccer Complex this past weekend. Although the rain shortened a successful weekend, great competition was had by all.
All of our Crossroads SA PRIDE teams finished as Champions or Runners-up this past weekend. Go PRIDE!!