Last week, teams from all over the western U.S. made their way down to Lake Forest, CA for the 2015 Western States Championships. This action packed weekend of fun and intense competition served as the culmination of the season for the League, All Star and EXTRA programs in Sections 1, 2, 10, and 11.
This year, it was Section 11’s turn to host the Championships and they did so in a magnificent fashion at the Lake Forest Sports Park (LFSP). The venue provided a magnificent backdrop for a truly festive event. There were 88 teams and approximately 1,200 players from 22 Divisions.
Champions were crowned in each of the 22 Divisions. All participating players were presented with medals: Champion, Finalist, 3rd Place or 4th Place. Each champion team was also presented with a trophy - the Western States Champions Cup.
Both days offered spirited competition and best of all great soccer skills demonstrated by players representing the various Sections. All attendees thoroughly enjoyed the event as evident from the smiles on players, coaches and parents during the medal presentation ceremonies after the matches on each day.
Congratulations and a big thank you to all the players, coaches and fans that attended this wonderful tournament and to Region 85 Lake Forest, Area 11L and Section 11 for being gracious hosts and putting on such a stellar event.