In a thrilling weekend of play, the El Dorado Hills Soccer Club U17 girls comp team Elite won the Stanford Summer Classic championship in Palo Alto.
Elite scored 11 goals over the course of the tournament while only allowing one in their own net. The championship marks back-to-back weekend victories by Elite in two Bay Area tournaments, featuring high-level competition.
“This is outstanding momentum leading into our upcoming regular season which kicks off the weekend after Labor Day and will lead directly into the State Cup Tournament in the spring,” said Coach Herb Bennett. “We look forward to seeing what this team has in store for soccer in the region.”
“After the first game ending with a 1 to 1 tie, the girls played hard and gave up no more goals leading them to the championship game.” said Coach Martin Rowinski. “They won) the championship game 2-0.”
Elite includes many core members of the Oak Ridge High School JV and varsity soccer teams and includes Kylie Bennett, Dominique Carranza, Haley Dean, Autumn Derr, Jessica Diggs, Jordyn Dominguez, Sierra Fitzgerald, Shelley Hoffman, Mackenzie Hooper, Miranda Jachens, Haylee Janco, Kayla Maechler, Tatum Middleton, Maya Moncrieff, Sammy Rowinski, Summer Santangelo and Bailey Xavier. Coaches Bennett and Rowiniski are in their third season coaching together and have collectively coached youth soccer for 20 years.