|Top row from left: Coach Samuel Castro, Tobias Edelstein, Adrian Mata, Pedro Lopez, Omar Sotelo, Joshua Castro, Ricardo Ayala, Evan Villar, Jose Mejia, Chris Sterling, Coach Craig Hacker; bottom row, from left: David Duran, Garrett Minarik, Kyle Spencer, Joffrey Hammit, Schyler Cohan, and Nick Othan. Injured players missing from photo: Cody Hacker and Steven Castro.|
The Yavapai Soccer U15 boys finished second at Flagstaff's Soccer at the Summit tournament the weekend of Sept 14.
The team beat Phoenix Giants Sereno 2-0, tied with SC Del Sol's state league team 1-1, and dominated Desert Elite Red 4-0. Yavapai lost the championship match to FC Salsa.
"Four starting players were either injured or ineligible for the championship game, putting a lot of pressure on young first-year players who stepped up and played brilliantly," said coach Craig Hacker.