[W-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] The 2013 W-20 Championship opens Thursday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The six teams include the Carolina Elite Cobras, whose W-League counterpart is all in Bradenton for the W-League final four.
Here are the six entrants:
Won the Midwest Division, scoring 38 goals and conceding only five all season. Olivia Emery, a rising sophomore at Grand Valley State, is one of four players for Kalamazoo who scored at least four goals this season.
Carolina Elite Cobras
Stephanie DeVitaand Savannah McCaskill helped the W-20 team secure a second-place finish in the South Atlantic Division, and then a week later helped the W-League team qualify for the final four.
Finished first in the New England Division and looks to build on last year’s championship run when it finished second in its group.
Lake Norman SC
Won the South Atlantic Division over Carolina Elite by only three points. Wake Forest transfer Megan Curan will be the key to controlling Lake Norman’s midfield.
Force Football Club Academy
Oakland University star Kyla Kellermann leads Force Football Club, which finished second in the Midwest Division.
Nine players on Fredericksburg’s roster competed for its W-League team this season, including goalkeeper Jesse McGinley, who played more than 800 minutes in net for the W-League team.