Fredericksburg, VA — The Plattsburgh FC Lakers u18 girls team finished as the State Cup runner up for Eastern NY and received a wildcard invitation to the USYS Eastern Regionals. The Lakers have earned an opportunity to represent Eastern New York State at the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Regionals from June 29th through July 3rd, 2018, where they will be competing against some of the top female U18 teams from each state (Maine down to West Virginia) in the Eastern Region.
The Lakers are made up of the some of the top 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old female soccer players in the North Country and our players are from Westport, Peru, Plattsburgh, Beekmantown, Seton, Saranac, Chazy, Champlain, Morrisonville, Saranac Lake, and Malone. This is the farthest any club soccer team from the North Country has ever gotten to represent the North Country and compete in this major event. In the preliminary round the Lakers will be playing against the Maryland State Champions on Friday, the New Jersey State Champions on Saturday, and a wildcard qualifier from Pennsylvania on Sunday. If qualified, the semifinals are Monday, and the finals are on Tuesday. The winner of this event will represent the Eastern Region at Nationals in Texas in mid-July. This is a link to the Eastern Regionals website… http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/East/
In addition to State Cup qualifying games in Kingston and Lagrangeville, NY, the PFC Lakers have competed over the past year in college showcase tournaments in New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, as well as league games in the Albany area. Three of our four seniors are committed to play college soccer next fall at Castleton, Clarkson, and Oneonta State.
The team would like to thank the following sponsors who have generously supported this team and their pursuit of a regional championship and bid to nationals.
Fesette Realty, X-Plo/E-Z Sto, Plattsburgh Pediatrics, Brooke and Irwin Insurance,
Complete Concrete, Giroux’s Poultry, Warren Tire Service Center,
McSweeney Orthodontics, U-First Federal Credit Union, Nature’s Air Sponge,
Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Bailey Motor Company, Maggy Pharmacy,
Ellis Automotive, and AEDA (Architectural & Engineering Design Associates PC).
PFC Lakers u18 Girls Regionals Roster
# Name Position Year High School
#0 Katarina Emerich GK Senior NCCS
#1 Grace Bilow M/F Junior Franklin Academy
#3 Hallie LaDuke M/B Sophomore Peru
#4 Mackenzie Carpenter M/B Junior Peru
#5 Carolyn Spittler B Senior Seton
#10 Brina Micheels F/M Sophomore PHS
#11 Leah Casey M/F Junior Beekmantown
#12 Rylee Fesette M Junior Beekmantown
#14 Grace Clark M/F Junior Saranac Lake
#15 Kayla Myers M/B Sophomore Saranac
#17 Lindsey Gilmore B Senior Chazy
#18 Ally Post B Junior Peru
#19 Heather Dutko M/B Junior Saranac
#21 Avery Durgan F/B Sophomore Beekmantown
#22 Mackenzie Lawfer GK Freshman PHS
#26 Taylor Gough B/F Senior Westport
#33 Nora Canning F/M Junior Saranac
Head Coach: Brian Micheels
Assistant: TJ Myers