In a stunning 2 to 0 shutout victory against Issaquah Soccer Club Elite Gunners, local team, the Cosmos, became the 2010 Crossfire Select Cup Champions in the Dev. 11 Division.
Coach Scott Pratt from Lake Stevens and his very young group of upstarts from Lake Stevens, Snohomish, and Everett went into the tournament as clear underdogs at the 60 acre complex in Redmond.
With players ranging from seven to 10 years old their only expectation was to leave the tournament with a goal. Yet the boys bought into a team concept and baffled the other teams with clever passing, great ball movement and very smart play.
Young Adrian Nilsen, from Lake Stevens, age seven and the youngest player on the team mowed through the older players and has shown how bright a star he will be in Cosmos Soccer.
Tyler Larson, from Snohomish, was lights out in goal. He earned himself a shut out in the championship game but there were far more brilliant moments than that one stopping point blank breakaways as if he had been playing goal for years.
It would be remiss to not mention our CO-MVP’s for the Championship game and that would be Cameron ‘The Rock’ Albriktsen and Nicolas Cassaday both from Snohomish.
All the boys are MVP’s and what they accomplished was truly sensational and something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Players include Cameron Lord, Brody and Aiden Crook, Cooper Slack, Dallas Zellars and Nathan Maize, all from Lake Stevens. Reggie Benoit and Dylan Wheeler from Snohomish and Nathan Harrington from Silver Lake.