Posted 04/26/13 @ 9pm
Welcome to the Lower Merion Soccer Club (LMSC) Lightning U16 Boys travel team page. The Lightning are a highly competitive and diverse travel team that has the aim to become the best team in Region 1 and compete if not win the US Youth Soccer National Championship.
Currently we are ranked #2 in Eastern PA and #5 in the Country. We compete in the Region 1 Premier League where we have a 12-2 record in the past two seasons finishing second in the 2012 U15 season and we are currently first in the 2013 season. In 2012 after posting a 6-1 regular season record we then went on to win the semi-final game and unfortunately lost the final game in pk’s to a very strong team from Massachusetts. In mid May we will once again compete in the semi-final and hopefully the final for Region 1.
Also this season for the first time we competed in the National League. The National League is comprised of the top 16 teams in each age bracket from across the country. We finished tied for 5th! And finally we will compete in 3-4 high level College Showcase tournaments. We are hoping our U16 season ends by comepting for the national championship in SC in July 2013.
Our team is for those who want more stability and team spirit than one finds at the Development Academy with training that is at least equal to DA standards. And you can still play for your high school team.
The team is coached by the highly regarded head coach Paul Ferreira. Our assistant coaches are Thom Schauerman currently the varsity coach at the Shipley School and Lee Tobey, an assistant coach from Shipley.
If you are a dedicated and highly skilled team player who is interested in joining our team please contact the team manager, Jim Tricolli, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tryout.
If you are up for the challenge, I look forward to hearing from you.