Santos Clinches MRL First Division Title & Promotion!
Team Chicago Academy-Santos clinched the MRL First Division Green title and promotion to the 2013 MRL Premier Division with two convincing 4-0 victories at home this past weekend. With the two wins Santos also finished with a perfect 7-0 record and 21 goals for and 2 goals against.
Co-Captain Kaela Leskovar led the way with a brace in both games as FC Milwaukee and Croatian Eagles both were easily dismissed by a dominant Santos squad. Co-Captain Kristen Brots had a brace in the Saturday game while Heather Handwork and Hannah Rodgers rounded out the scoring. GKs Courtney Keefer and Abbey Fuster recorded the two shutouts behind an exceptional defensive unit consisting of AJ Jakuszewski, Rachael Brots, Talise Romain, Kelsey Pruett, and Abbey Mazur who had an impressive .29 goal-against-average for the MRL season.
Overall this Fall’s MRL season has been a huge success for the Team Chicago Academy teams with Botafogo winning its second consecutive MRL Premier Division title and a berth into the USYS Region II Championships, and both the Eagles in the U14 Boys Division and Brasilia in the U14 Girls Division having outstanding first seasons in MRL. Overall Team Chicago Academy teams had a combined 24-4-4 record with 90 goals for and 24 goals against for the season. In addition to this, Cruzeiro breezed through the U13 Girls MRL qualification and will be participating in the MRL this upcoming Spring.
Great job everyone!!!