The state Champions for the 12 State organizations and the Regional Premier League representatives participated in the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Regional’s At the Pete Maravich Center on the campus of LSU on June 17, 2010. This ceremony signaled the start of the tournament. The Southern Regional’s are the gateway to the National Championship for all teams aspiring to be a National Champion. Last year, 2009, for the first time SCYSA saw a team advance to and win the first National Championship for a SCYSA team. This team was a U18 team from the Discoveries Club in Rock Hill. All eleven teams representing SCYSA this year started the Southeast Regional with the same goal in mind.
The teams representing SCYSA were predominately from the CESA club, 9 of 11, with additional teams from CUFC and DSC. The teams participating were:
Age Group Boys Girls
U14 CESA 95 Premier Columbia United 95
U15 CESA 94 Premier CESA 94 Premier
U16 CESA 93 Premier CESA 93 Premier
U17 CESA 92 Premier CESA 92 Premier
U18 CESA 91 Premier CESA 91 Premier
U19 DSC 90 Green
The Tournament was hosted by the Louisiana Soccer Association at the Burbank Soccer complex located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Play began on June 18 and continued thru quarter, semi, and ultimately finals on June 23. Only four SCYSA teams made it out of bracket play to participate in the quarter finals. These teams were:
U15 Boys: CESA 94 Premier
U16 Boys: CESA 93 Premier
U18 Boys: CESA 92 Premier
U15 Girls: CESA 94 Premier
Unfortunately, all four teams lost in the quarter final round. For those interested in more info from the Southern Regional should check out the following web address:
Next Year’s Southern Regionals will be located in Murfreesboro, Tn.