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Representing Florida, the Soccer Academy of the Americas Real Madrid 96/97 under-15 boys travel soccer team won the United States Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships in Greenville, S.C.
They qualified for the national championships.
Real Madrid competed in regionals after winning the Florida State Cup.
At regionals, they played six games in eight days beating State Cup champions from other Southeastern states.
The state and region champs are Juan Pablo Moreno, Christopher Lamorte, Alessandro Campoy, Anthony Quiroz, Juan Grimaldo, Daniel Pernia, Juan Manuel Sarabia, Arturo Barahona, Cristian Cervantes, Lucca Barbaris, Sebastian Herran (MVP), Juan Gross, Gonzalo Marquez, Gabriel Lopez (Golden Glove Award), Ernesto Benitez, Joseph Tolgyesi and Tomas Garcia Morillo. The coach is Libardo Perdigon, and the team manager is Juan Carlos Sarabia.
The team needs money to cover travel costs for nationals. A fundraising page is at
Dolphins 7-on-7 Tournament
Booker T. Washington defeated Carol City 24-21 to win the fifth annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Tournament, presented by Under Armour, AT&T and the National Guard, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.
By winning the championship, Booker T. Washington will represent South Florida and the Miami Dolphins at the 2012 HSPD National Championships July 12-15 in Indianapolis.
“It was a great game,” said Tim Harris, Booker T. Washington football coach. “Carol [City] is a great program. Both teams competed well, and we were just Blessed to get the win. We were excited about that. I liked our kids competing all the way through.”
Booker T. Washington was one of 50 schools to participate in the three-day event, and one of eight teams to make the final round. Booker T defeated Taravella 38-35 in the quarterfinals and West Palm Beach-Cardinal Newman 41-14 in the semifinals.
“My experience competing here was great,” said Nigel Patten, a Booker T. Washington cornerback. “I came here my ninth grade year, and we lost the championship game. I was confident that we were going to win, and it felt great to play on the Miami Dolphins’ field. It was my second time coming out on this field. Last year, we came to a game when the Dolphins played Buffalo Bills and had a great time.”
The three-day event began with a symposium focusing on character development and specific skill training. George Hegamin of Under Armour was one of the guest speakers. Members of the Miami Dolphins’ organization including General Manager Jeff Ireland, Head Coach Joe Philbin, former Dolphins tight end Troy Drayton and defensive lineman Ryan Baker also gave uplifting words to the student athletes. The high school players were also taught practical life lessons and preparation for standardized tests, along with discussions on life after high school, personal development and community service.
On-field components of the NFL’s High School Player Development program included fundamental skill development by position, reviews and individual competitions. As part of on-field training, players focused on offensive and a defensive position and eventually applied their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills.