Successful CASL Elite College Showcase for Team Chicago!
Three Team Chicago Academy teams traveled to Raleigh, NC to participate in the prestigious CASL Elite Girls College Showcase this past weekend. All three teams did really well.
Team Chicago Academy-Santos won its U19 Elite Gray division with a perfect 3-0-0 record. Santos defeated Shattuck St. Mary’s (MN) 3-0 on Friday on goals by Meghan Lee and one Heather Handwork. On Saturday Santos defeated Creeks Krush (FL) 3-1 on goals by Olivia Schmitt, Rachael Brots, and Kristen Brots. Santos finished up Sunday with a 6-0 win over South Carolina United on Sara Stevens’ hat-trick and goals by Kristen Brots, Lilly Butler, and Katie Ciesiulka.
Team Chicago Academy-Internacional emerged victorious in its U17 Premier Elite Gray division with a 2-1-0 record. On Friday Internacional defeated Richmond Kickers (VA) 2-1 on goals by Sophia Moreau and Quincy Kellett. Saturday Internacional dropped its game against North Carolina Fusion 2-1 with Kiley Czerwinski netting the lone goal. On Sunday Internacional needed a win against Ohio Elite to clinch the division title, and in the best performance of the weekend they came away with a 3-1 win. Alena Sidwell opened the scoring, but Ohio Elite tied it up before Tati Espinoza and Sam O’Brien put the game away for Internacional.
Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia participated in its first elite college showcase and showed extremely well claiming the 2nd spot in the U15 Girls Premier White division. Brasilia opened with a 1-1 tie against Team Boca (FL) and then dropped the next game 2-0 to the North Carolina State Cup finalist Triangle United. Brasilia came back with its strongest performance of the weekend in an impressive 3-1 win agaist Match Fit Academy (NJ).
This upcoming weekend U18 Team Chicago Academy-Nautico will travel to Memphis, TN to participate in another major college showcase event the Adidas Germantown Invitational Tournament.