Eclipse Select U-16 team repeats ECNL championship

Last year, the Eclipse Select U-15 girls soccer team became the first in club history to win an Elite Club National League championship.

A year older and just as talented, the same group — now playing at the U-16 level — became the club’s first team to repeat as champions. The girls finished their title run July 17 with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Texans in Richmond, Virginia.

“The winning is what it is, but the journey there is the most rewarding thing,” said Rory Dames, the team’s coach and president of the Eclipse Select Soccer Club. “It took a fantastic effort within itself to get back to the finals.”

The adversity started early for Eclipse Select when the team lost three key players to injuries: Courtney Daugerdas of Libertyville, Abby Dein of Glenview and Mikaela Niermann of Geneva.

[Read the entire article at High School Cube News]

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