[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER]Team Chicago Academy Botafogo won its third straight regional title with the under-19 girls crown at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Beavercreek, Ohio. NSA Jaguars (U-17 girls) and Michigan Wolves (U-15 boys) also defended their titles. The winners in the under-13 through under-19 age groups have earned berths in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 22-27 at Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.
Team Chicago defeated OP Eclipse from Ohio South, 2-0, in the U-19 final on goals by Zoe Swiftand Elizabeth Bartels.
Illinois and Michigan each won five titles. Ohio North captured two, and Kansas and Missouri each had one championship team.
Region II Champions:
U-19 BoysRaytown SC BGFC (MO)
U-18 Boys Waza FC East Jrs. (MI)
U-17 BoysChicago Fire Youth SC (IL)
U-16 Boys Chicago Magic Preacademy (IL)
U-15 BoysMichigan Wolves (MI)
U-14 Boys Sporting KC Academy (KS)
U-13 BoysWaza FC Juniors (MI)
U-19 GirlsTeam Chicago Academy-Botafogo (IL)
U-18 GirlsCleveland United White (OH-N)
U-17 Girls NSA Jaguars (IL)
U-16 Girls FC United Select (IL)
U-15 Girls Alliance Academy Black (MI)
U-14 Girls Cleveland FC (OH-N)
U-13 Girls Michigan Hawks (MI)