Islanders Take Soccer State Cup

Courtesy photo  Members of the Alameda Islanders U-12 team.

Islanders Take Soccer State Cup


The Alameda Soccer Club’s (ASC) 2005 Girls Islanders White Competitive team won the prestigious State Cup tournament on Sunday, Dec. 11. The 2005 team — 2005 indicates the year the players were born — beat Merced United Soccer Club 1-0.

The NorCal State Cup tournament is currently the largest youth soccer tournament in the country. It takes place over the course of several months in the fall soccer season.

The team has put together an impressive résumé this year with 26 wins, 11 losses and six ties. The Alameda Girls Under-12 (U12) soccer team white won their bronze division last fall, moving to bronze elite this spring and winning that division, and then moving to silver 2 this fall, and playing successfully in that division.

The team is coached by Alamedan Dave Lekashman. They play in the NorCal Soccer League Gold Division. The Alameda girls placed in the gold division of the State Cup tournament this fall due to their strong record in the NorCal soccer league.

As part of ASC’s and the city of Alameda’s celebration of these young womens’ accomplishments, they posed for a photo with Mayor Trish Spencer on Wednesday. 
ASC is a community-based nonprofit organization with more than 1,300 players plus hundreds of volunteers that coach, manage, administrate and maintain the club.