The FC Alliance 94 boys continued their amazing nine year run of prolific results in the southeastern United States, winning the Region 3 Premier League-Central with resounding wins over Louisiana’s state champion Louisiana Fire 94 and state finalist Mandeville Lakers. The team finished the league unbeaten and with an impressive plus twenty-five goal differential.
They beat out the state champions and finalists from six different states to earn top honors. The team hit the ground running almost a decade ago, continually winning some of the nation’s top tournaments and three state championships, and now as high school players aren’t missing a beat. TJ Carter, Ben Holt, and Arturo Rocha led the team in scoring in the nine premier league games, while Dalton Guzman and Will Walker dished out the most assists. Goalkeepers Bijan Gloston and Tanner Hamil combined to lead the league in the least goals allowed category. The team is coached by Jon Schneider. Current FC Alliance coach Filip Leander coached the team U8 through U13.
The 95 Boys Black also finished very strong, taking second place honors in the U16 division. This is a huge jump from finishing fifth last year, as the team nearly doubled their win total. The clinching win was a 6-2 romp over the Louisiana Fire 95. Led in scoring by Ben Sanders and Caleb Lucas, the 95 Black outscored their opponents by eleven goals. Alex Tavangaran and Nicholas Lindsey led the team in assists. Other multi goal scorers include Ryan Creel, Andrew Tilston, and Noah Keener. The team is coached by John Craven and Josh Gray. The team was previously coached by current FC Alliance coaches Burak Er and Chad Stockton.
In their premier league debut, the 97 boys finished fifth out of ten teams. Sitting in eighth place going into the weekend, the boys recorded a win and a tie over the top Louisiana teams to vault them forward three spaces in the standings. The team is coached by Claudio Rico and Josh Gray.
“It was an outstanding weekend for our club,” said U16-U19 director Josh Gray, “We’re very happy with the kids and the effort they put in.”
Girls’ teams from Tennessee do not play Premier League in the Fall due to high school soccer.