NUTLEY, NJ – Mackenzie Albert and Olivia Real, two rising eighth-grade students at John Walker Middle School, competed at the United States Youth Soccer Association National Championships in Frisco, Texas July 23-30.
Both girls are teammates on the Soccer Domain Football Club (SDFC) 2004 Girls Yellow team based in Montclair. The team placed second in the nation, bringing home the silver medal.
Mackenzie Albert was voted to the Best XI, recognition of the top 11 performers in her age group voted by the opposing coaches.
The USYS National Championship Series began in September 2016 with over 10,000 teams competing for the chance to win the National Championship. After 11 months and 64 games played, the SDFC 2004 Girls team is extremely proud to be called the second best team in the nation. Their success has qualified them for the 2017/2018 USYS National League where they will travel around the country playing the best teams in the United States with the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches.