Illinois Kicks: Official E-Newsletter Of Illinois Youth Soccer
State Champions From Rescheduled Fall 2020 Events Now
Move On To Represent Illinois At
US Youth Soccer Regional Events In June

After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall, the Girls Illinois State Cup and Presidents Cup for high school aged players have their champions. These teams now move on to the US Youth Soccer regional events in June, with Presidents Cup Champions moving on the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships June 17-21 in West Chester, OH and State Cup winners advancing to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships being held in St. Louis June 25-30.

Since 1966, the Illinois State Cup has been the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

  • 16U Girls State Cup Final: Galaxy SC Blue: 1 - Chicago Inter SC Red: 0
  • 17U Girls State Cup Final: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite: 1 - Team Chicago Elite: 0
  • 18U Girls State Cup Final: FC United: 3 - Evolution Mercurial: 0
  • 20U Girls State Cup Final: Chicago Fire Jrs West: 4 - Rockford Raptors: 2

A few notes on our State Cup Champions
  • For the Libertyville FC 1974 team, it was their fifth consecutive State Cup title.
  • FC United repeated as state champions after winning at 17U in Fall 2019.
  • Chicago Fire Jrs West became the first Illinois team to win a Illinois Presidents Cup and State Cup championship. CFJ West also won the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in 2019 at 17U.
16U Girls State Cup Champions: Galaxy SC Blue
Kaileigh Best, Lucy Burk, Ella Burke, Rachel Burns, Heather Canny, Sophie Carlos, Cameron DeCook, Daly Dodsworth, Zoe Fabian, Cameran Guzman, Mia Harbert, Victoria Jaimes, Lily Logenbaugh, Elizabeth Myers, Maggie O’Neil, Kadin Parent, Alyssa Parrilli, Asa Potts, Brooke Sharp, Lauren Silvestri, Adriana Suriano and Isabella Torres
17U Girls State Cup Champions: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite
Riley Brennan, Mia Crabtree, Katelyn Crowson, Emily Fisher, Piper Gallaher, Patricia Georgiou, Avery Gleason, Paige Gleason, Abby Gordon, Martina Harrington, Katie Jannusch, Kora Kipley, Kylie Mahoney, Meghan Mrowicki,
Avery Nielsen, Zoe Paxton, Samantha Pullins and Ellie Sanchez
18U Girls State Cup Champions: FC United
Kate Abdo, Jennifer Devona, Katie Diblik, Grace Ehlert, Bella Germignani,
Katerine Jones, Julia Kempf, Morissa Lambert, Amber Langosch, Nicole Leon, Costandena Liapis, Quinlan Libit, Carly Menocal, Lilly O’Rourke, Emily Pikarski, Margaret Porta, Naya Rhee, Ashley Scesniak, Kendall Sierens, Molly Sipe,
Sarah Sollinger and Adrian Williams

20U Girls State Cup Champions: Chicago Fire Juniors West
Nina Bradshaw, Breanna Ciemny, Natalie D’Andrea, Morgan Furmaniak,
Quinlan Glueck, Alyssa Grigg, Jessica Gruben, Emma Gruber, Kaitlyn Hudetz, Kendall McLeod, Megan Nelson, Nora Rosenbaum, Abbey Slivka, Alexandra Tetteh and Alaina Wildenradt

The Illinois Presidents Cup offers teams an alternative to the State Cup and provides a statewide championship experience. The Illinois Presidents Cup is part of the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, with state winners advancing to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup. Since its inception in 2009, Illinois teams have won 20 Midwest Presidents Cup titles and 10 National Presidents Cups.

  • 15U Girls Presidents Cup Final: Tinley Park Bobcats: 1 - Evolution SC: 0
  • 16U Girls Presidents Cup Final: FC-1 Academy Elite: 3 - Rockford Raptors 0
  • 17U Girls Presidents Cup Final: Chicago Rush: 3 - Crystal Lake Force Elite: 2
  • 19U Girls State Cup Final: Crystal Lake Force Elite: 3 - Chicago Rush: 2 (PK's)

For FC-1 Academy Elite, it was their third consecutive Presidents Cup title.
15U Girls State Cup Champions: Tinley Park Bobcats
Elizabeth Boertlein, Camille Butler, Janelle Carroll, Emily Crotty, Shae Eggert, Rylee Erickson, Mary Fagan, Gracie Fitzgerald, Grace Gerhardstein,
Kaitlyn Gudyka, Francesca Lemus, Taylor London, Keyla Lopez, Olivia Pelot,
Taylor Perkins, Sophia Ryan, Caitlin Schofield, Paige Swaw and Kara Waishwell

16U Girls Presidents Cup Champions: FC-1 Academy Elite
Addison Cha, Deana Chin, Mia D’Onofrio, Abigail Davis, Ava Demattia,
Delaney Gin, Molli Hertzberg, Savannah Hsu, Lauren Isaac, Ashley Lebovitz, Kathryn Leverenz, Fiona McCaffery, Jackie Milott, Emma Mueller, Emmy Panagakis, Stephanie Pinc, Maya Shah, Amanda Stoneburner, Mary Sturino, Reanne Valera, Reanne Valera, Shannon Walsh and Madison Wessel

17U Girls Presidents Cup Champions: Chicago Rush
Alexandra Cimino, Lainey Czerkies, Emy Diaz, Brynne Fehrmann, Sabrina Fowler, Ava Glenn, Sabrina Gomez, Rilee Hasegawa, Sophia Hein, Kaitlyn Lavezzi, Samantha Mirra, Estelle Moran, Hailey Morhardt, Joslyn Prosek,
Shaye Smith and Caitlin Yurkovich

20U Girls Presidents Cup Champions: Crystal Lake Force
Madeline Anderson, Emma Bolanowski, Lindsay Cepa, Emily Chudik, Jordan Dale, Eva Eiss, Samantha Gablenz, Chelsea Gale, Kelly Gende, Caroline Golt,
Amy Gorsch, Hanna Helzer, Katherine Hopkins, Julia Howdeshell, Isabel Johnson, Kate Larry, Grace Marineau, Rosie Rojewski, Nora Ryan, Sydney Schmidt,
Carly Splitt and Lauren Wedig

Rockford Raptors v Libertyville FC 1974 Elite Play On 4/8
For A State Title & A Spot In Midwest Regional Championships
Did you sign to play in college? Did your team win a preseason tournament? Let us know about it and be included in our next Network e-News
In February we published our 1st Network e-News of 2021. This edition featured a new section highlighting members who have signed to play soccer in college. Did you miss out on highlighting your accomplishment? Our next one comes out the end of April and you can be included in that one.

If you signed to play collegiately email the following info no later than April 19 to be included

-Player Name
-Member Club You Play For
-The College You Sign With
-If You Participated In Illinois ODP
-A Photo Of Yourself

In addition to those moving on to play in college we also want to highlight the accomplishments of member teams and individual players. So if you or your team have accomplished something, let us know about it by emailing it to and we may include it in one of our publications.