Congratulations are in order as two Alaska Rush teams - 99G Nike and 96B Nike - won the 2012 Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup in the U14G and U17B categories respectively. The annual end-of-year tournament, this year held between August 2-6 in Kenai, Alaska, is the is the pinnacle of soccer success in the State of Alaska. The winners will move onto the Region IV Far West Regionals in Hawaii next June.
'I'm very proud of our girls and honored to be their coach,' said 99G Nike team Head Coach and Alaska Rush Technical Director Jason Leonardis. 'We set out with a singular goal last year of winning State Cup and we worked extremely hard and smart as a group to achieve that goal. It's a great accomplishment and we look forward to fairing well in Hawaii next year.'
With regards to the 96B Nike team's win, Head Coach Mike Montgomery said, 'The boys are extremely excited about going to Hawaii and are looking forward to representing Alaska soccer in a good light.'
Alaska Rush also had two teams make it to the finals - 00G Nike and 97G Nike - and as runners-up, those sides will represent the Club in the Region IV President's Cup in Idaho next June.