Front Row (left-to-right): Michael Groza, Jacob Lukasik, Joey Martens, Quinn Ackman, Ryan Ball, Jack Free, Rei Kubata
Back Row (left-to-right): Coach Baer Fisher, Jhovany Guadarrama, Ryan Grady, Daniel "Butter" Montaquila, Alex Walega, Teddy Liu, Christian Jimenez
Not Pictured: Andrew Kuhn, Dom DeBoer and Jimmy McMahon
Congratulations to the Boys 2001 Select 1 Team and Coach Baer for taking 2nd Place in the 2017 IYSA State Cup Championships. After topping their group consisting of Oakbrook SC, Eleven United and Rockford Raptors, our boys beat Raiders FC 3-2 in the semifinals on Saturday off of a spectacular goal from midfielder Ryan Ball with four minutes left in regulation. Raiders FC were the defending State Cup Champions, Region II Champions and National Semifinalists. The finals were less than 24 hours later on Sunday against Galaxy SC. The opponent and heat proved to be too much for our boys in the finals as they ended up losing a close game 3-1. Despite the loss, it was a terrific run by the team. Many congrats to the boys and Coach Baer on their achievement.