April 3, 2012
FishHawk U15 Girls Team Competing All Over Florida
The FishHawk U15 Girls Soccer team spent the month of March competing in competitions such at the Gators Soccer Showcase at the University of Florida.
Last month the FishHawk Soccer Club U15 Girls participated in the Gators Soccer Showcase in Gainesville at the University of Florida. The Showcase is one of the most popular girls’ soccer tournaments in the southeast, drawing in more than700 teams from across the country over the past several years. With the strong support of University of Florida, the connections of the Gator soccer coaches, and Gainesville’s reputation for great weather and hospitality, the Showcase is one of Florida’s premier girls’ soccer events.
The FishHawk girls played admirably against some exceptional teams and were able to hold one team to zero goals and another to just one. On offense the FishHawk team had opportunities, however just couldn’t get the ball in the goal. “We had a lot of good chances and just couldn’t capitalize on the ones that we created,” said coach Kelly Burke. “I am very proud of these girls and all of their accomplishments throughout this year.”
In addition to playing some tough competition, the team took a tour of the University of Florida campus. “The girls were able to do the traditional run of the “Swamp” bleachers, run on the football field, stroll through the academic buildings on campus, eat with students in the University cafeteria and shop at the Gator Bookstore,” said coach Burke. “It was a great way for them to experience the college atmosphere.” The team also watched a collegiate soccer match featuring the University of Florida versus the University of Miami at Pressley Stadium.
The team continued to participate in soccer tournaments throughout the season, including the Region C Cup held in Tarpon Springs over the first weekend in March. The team did very well in the tournament and advanced to the semi-finals of their division and the girls will compete in the semi-finals/finals of Region C on March 31.