Lakers u18 Girls Earn Bid To USYS Eastern Regional Championship

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…

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