Region IV Champions

BOISE, IDAHO
JUNE 26, 2011

Congratulations to the Blitz FC 99 Orange Girls team that claimed the Girl's Under 12 Division Championship at the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Boise, Idaho. Scoreless through two overtime periods, Blitz FC defeated San Diego Surf, from Southern California, 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout to claim Hawaii's first girl's Region IV Championship.

In 2004, HSC Bulls won the Regional title at the Boys Under 19 level. They went on to claim Hawaii's only National Championship in US Youth Soccer history.

Blitz survived 3 straight overtime wins after going 2 wins and a loss in bracket play.  Blitz would eliminate Scottsdale Arizona 3-2 in the Quarterfinals, then defeat the Eagles from Southern California in a tough semifinal.

Team Members are: Lauryn Cabudol, Jaelynn Chargualaf, Jordan Hill, Eden Kawabe, Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Taylor-Ann Marumoto, Brittny Maze, Gianni Meyers, Shay Nakahira, Bethany Nazareno, Shayla Padilla, Jazmyn Peralta, Analisse Plunkett, Brooke Ramos, Taylor Strong, Kacie-Lynn Viernes, Alyssa Yoshida. They are coached by Ric Ramos, Shawn Kuroda, Jon Uson and Duane Toyofuku.

Congratulations Blitz 99G!

About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships.  These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.  The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.