SOCA’s Elite squads closed out the 2016/2017 CCL (Club Campions League) season, by finishing an impressive fourth overall, battling among 16 of the region’s top youth clubs. The local club amassed 182 points across all age group divisions, U12-U19, boys and girls. Finishing in the top four in CCL is a remarkable accomplishment given the strong competition from excellent clubs throughout Virginia and Maryland.
To succeed in the overall CCL club standings requires comprehensive quality throughout. Each Elite team earns points by virtue of their placement within their age group division. SOCA’s Elite boys finished second overall, only trailing Arlington by three points. The SOCA Elite girls were not far off the pace with a fifth place finish overall. The combined total put SOCA among rarefied company in a league known for its state-wide dominance.
“We are the over-achieving small market club”, said Bill Mueller, SOCA’s Director of Soccer. “Our success comes down to several linked parts; committed and talented players, great support from our families, quality coaching throughout the club, an integrated development model, comprehensive programming, and valuable relationships with our peer clubs. The kind of success we have results from years of thoughtful efforts by a great many people. We have the smallest population base in the CCL, yet we manage to pool and harness our resources to good effect. The staff and Board are very proud of our teams and players, and we look forward to continued success each season.”
For more info on the CCL, view here: http://www.clubchampionsleague.com/